With a cryptic, classical-inspired opening that leads into a bumpy, rockin’ hand-clapping rhythms, slam poetry vocals, and a vast electronic production, “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” is a complex sonic experience. To say it’s eclectic is an understatement. Soundtrack Kai Fish for those night drives racing through the empty highways under the celestial sky.
With heavy, sorrowful vocals combined with the spacious production and hard-driven guitar and bass lines, Chris Ayer’s “Heavy” is sure to emotionally capture you in his melancholic bubble but still give you a fun time. Perfect for an immersive and reflective day people-watching at the seaside.
Bülow finds her own way to express write her own lust song, asserting that “this is not a love song.” The beats are tight, the rhythms are infectious, you’d ironically want to fall in love with this song. Perfect for deindividuating at the club as you release yourself and grasp the flow.
Surf’s up, guys and gals, because HAWAI as introduced the world to surf indie rock with “Alive.” With surfer rock drum rhythms, heavy guitar soundscapes, and quintessential indie rock melodies to swoon over, “Alive” instills the energy and excitement that comes with finding that perfect wave of music.
Our dear favorite Young mister just made his own wish come true for all of us by delivering a Christmas gift early this year. “Christmas, Come Early This Year” is a beautiful and tender song about yearning for the holidays and the joys of giving to our loved ones. Don’t stick around reading my words on it, find someone you love and sing along it on repeat with them!
Shyla Buff got vibes for days and days washing over me as I hit repeat with one hand and try to hold onto this kelp bush with the other. “An Indication” is the perfect jam for keeping a bit of sunshine going into these winter months. More please!
“Ashes” is as poignant as it is provocative with its intense lyricism and beautiful orchestrations that give the song an atmospheric and cinematic soundscape. Albert Af Ekenstam’s vocals shine, dynamically driving the song; it’s a powerful voice, but it’s very much controlled and thoughtfully distributed evenly. “Ashes” is the soundtrack to your toes hugging the sea brine and your head wearing the sky clouds.
Opening with an infectious collection of guitar arpeggios and culminating into a repetitive mantra-heavy beat, “Floating” probably gets its name from the hypnotic state of consciousness its listeners are sure to get. With sections that are vastly different from one another, ranging from spacey, drawn out sound spaces to beat-heavy sampling, bust out Audio Dope’s piece at your next nighttime rooftop party in the middle of downtown.