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Neil Frances – “Dumb Love” + LIVE in L.A. // Yusuke Ochiai

The infectious R&B dance beat and the acid-y summer synth and guitar tones in Neil Frances’ “Dumb Love” call for a trippy good time.  The clean vocals and distorted noises emulate a modern-day Funkadelic.  Throw a fashion runway for the latest hipster summer collection in a snow globe of perpetual existence, and you get “Dumb Love” as the soundtrack.

Catch Neil Frances live in Los Angeles at The Echo on November 30th opening for our fave NoMBe.

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[PREMIERE] Kauf – “Limestone (BAILE Remix)” // Garret Kane

Not every thing that goes bump in the night is scary. TBE Fave Kauf is one of our favorite nighttime bump-goers and “Limestone” from his recently released REGROWTH album is no exception. This BAILE remix picks up where the original left off and cranks things up a few notches, adding some smooth bumps along the way. It’s the perfect smokey and haunting groove to warm up a Halloween weekend. Set it on repeat, dim the lights and slip into something a bit more ghoulish.

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Jaguar Bones – “Turn The Sky Gold” // Shrimp Chung

“Turn the Sky Gold” manages to maintain a unique sound of indie pop with an edge, thanks to Jaguar Bones’ densely layered production.  Each listen, you can pick at each layer and realize there’s another one beneath it; it never ends.  The end product is a hypnotic and smooth beat to listen to while you’re getting ready to go out for the night.

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Vandelux – “Cake Walk” (feat. Francesca Carbonneau) // Joshua Flint

“Cake Walk” puts a bit of funk in my step as I slide around these city streets late at night. The bluesy vocals and organ are a perfect contrast with the noisy, syncopated electronic beats laid down, creating a beautifully modern piece of music that touches the soul and keeps my feet light.

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Big Akasha- “I know Whatcha Gonna Do [Explicit]” // Claudio Ethos

Living in such a tumultuous time, Big Akasha provides some commentary with her funk driven song and powerful lyrics. Produced by Baby Jess from Mansions on The Moon, “I Know Whatcha Gonna Do” is a prime showcase of R&B and soul driven by modern day controversies we all see and feel. With imagery of Trump, North Korea, and war within our own borders, Big Akasha hits back with her strike words and feelings. To hear more from Baby Jeff and Mansions on The Moon, be sure to check out “Heart of the Moment (Extended)” on VINYL MOON Volume 004: Surface Tension.

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[DEBUT] Rattlerette – “In The Black” // Ian Francis

 

Opening with a warning swell and the line “Tired of worrying about the future”, Rattlerette have penned a biting commentary on those who profit from the ceaseless grind of those laboring in the middle. The song is driven by bright piano chords and a tense bassline that underpin the sharp swing of the drumkit, but it’s the menacing guitar in the chorus that really gives the song its anthemic, we’re-not-gonna-take-it quality. As more voices join in on the rallying lyrics – “If I don’t stand, I’ll fall back” – you realize you’ve begun pumping your fist for more than the rhythm of the song.

If this debut track from Rattlerette has you half as excited for them as we are then you’ll be pleased to know there are more (killer) jams coming very soon…

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Eric Sharp – “Take This Time ft Zhao” // Eiko Ojala

Perfect music for rockin’ an oddball runway show or a inter-dimensional photo shoot.  This song’s production creates a spacey soundscape that manages to stay grounded with its extensive use of electronic dance instrumentation, as well as its use Zhao’s hypnotic vocals, urging listeners to seize the moment and stay in the reality dimension of space and time.

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Shelita Burke – “Drive” // J. Louis

This majestic electro pop song creates a beautiful blend of electronic synth, synth strings, Flume-like beats, and Burke’s clean vocals to convey its vast atmosphere.  The emotional end result is a song of longing for a loved one’s companionship, soundtracking the feelings of attachment and perfect the nights in with a significant other.

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