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[PREMIERE] Quiet Domino – “Mystery Cup”

It’s easy to slap a Thom Yorke comparison on any left-leaning electronic song with falsetto male vocals, but “Mystery Cup” is much more than another copycat track indebted to King Of Limbs. A unique skittering percussion loop keeps things active even at the most minimal moments, but manages to never interfere with Quiet Domino’s voice as it echoes and rolls down unseen hallways. The way he builds the song slowly around the melody hits paydirt in the middle of the track, when soft pads and added vocal layers bloom into every corner of the sonic space. Making a transition feel simultaneously huge and subtle is no easy feat, but “Mystery Cup” is a masterclass in these understated flourishes. Somewhere, Thom is nodding slowly in approval.

If you want to hear Quiet Domino turn up the funk (which obviously you do), dig into “Slo Mo” below.

 

Quiet Domino – “Metropelium” // David De La Mano

“Metropelium” oozes glossed-out psychedelia from another plane of existence. Luckily, that plane seems to share our penchant for swoopy synths and pleasant boom-bap stomps. Quiet Domino is your astral projectionist, all you’ve gotta do is come along for the ride.

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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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Wildlife Control – “Gizelle Pt.1” // Jem Creswell

“Giselle Pt.1” comes from the soundtrack of More Than T, a film focused on the lives of seven transgendered and gender nonconforming people. Even without the visual component it was composed for, “Gizelle Pt.1” is grand, sweeping, and full of hope. Just what I would expect from TBE faves Wildlife Control.

More Than T premieres on Showtime this Friday 6/23 at 7pm ET/PT. You can listen to the rest of the soundtrack below:

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GRMLN – “27 Kids” // Théo Guignard

Some songs are meant to be danced to in clubs, or grand halls, or dark warehouse spaces. Others, like GRMLN’s “27 Kids”, demand socks and hardwood floors.

“27 Kids” is the first single from GRMLN’s album ‘Discovery’, out on April 7th.

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Vandelux – “Bright Lights” // Marjolein Caljouw

If the lights are too bright then turn them down and turn Vandelux up.

Check out Vandelux’s killer “Stimulus” on VINYL MOON Volume 017.

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YOURS have a jam i could spin FOREVER and NEVER get sick of

I’d like to formally apologize to everyone for keeping this jam to myself the past few weeks. Every time I hear I get so giddy with joy that sitting down at a computer to write things is the furthest from my mind. So put “Forever, Never” on repeat and do some work-avoiding of your own. (Get into the rest of their self titled EP here.)

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Wildlife Control – “Illusion”

That’s not just fresh mountain air in your lungs. Thats the taste of excitement. And tension. Wildlife Control are back and “Illusion” sounds like the perfect opening salvo for big things to come. Play it loud and run around outside!  Read more