Constantia Mom – “Fingers” // Johnny Dufort

Built on the foundations of a chunky acid bassline and loungey jazz keys, “Fingers” will get your digits tapping and your hips swaying. Constantia Mom is another talent curated by the minds at 1991.

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Lapré – “Gone Away” // Sam Rodriguez

I’m not sure what’s in the water in Cape Town, but it seems to have some very real side-effects of awesome basslines, dreamy vocals, and really cool synth programming. Lapré seems to have contracted all of these symptoms, but if anyone even thinks of sending them to the doctor’s, I’ll be very upset.

Drift away with their newest track “I Am Only Trying”

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Gourmet – “Yellow” // Victor Grasso

I like my pop weird with oddly specific lyrics, so Gourmet’s newest track is checking a lot of boxes for me. “Yellow” is a series of surreal snapshots above a serpentine synthline, minimal percussion giving the impression that Gourmet is creating this whole thing before your very eyes. What’s more, the song is available as a free download for a short while – you can grab it HERE.

If you’re hungry for more Gourmet, check out “Rewind” on VINYL MOON Volume 011: Night Eyes.

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[MP3] Gourmet – “Rewind”

The memories may be hazy but I can feel that I had a damn good time. The sun was out. Good friends were getting weird. And Gourmet was blasting on the stereo. Well, a new day means a new chance to listen to more Gourmet. Grab a free download of full album Cashmere and join me.  Read more

The Plastics – “All I Really Want”

There is something sinister in the low accented croon of The Plastics. “All I Really Want” is a wolf in sheep’s clothing of a seductive jam. Sure, on the surface its all love and fairy tale romance but then you find out its the kind of fairytale with bank heists and breathless sprints through the forest.  Read more

Two Minute Puzzle – “Pancakes”

We all have those people that we would do literally anything for. But how did we get to that point? We weren’t ready to make those kinds of compromises or sacrifices when we first met them? What changed? Well, I could never presume to know everyone’s story but I can only guess that somewhere along the way a plate of pancakes was involved. Those sticky round platters that so often symbolize the start of a big day or the end of a long night. Either way, its the stuff of true bonds.  Read more

Beatenberg – “Rafael”

Music for… closing your eyes and drifting off into memories of warmer toes and less sniffly noses. Sandy shores and warm sunsets. Beatenberg channels a sangria-soaked early Vampire Weekend on the supremely smooth and funky “Rafael”.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Future: The album The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg is out now in South Africa. The rest of us chumps are out of luck.