Posts tagged "Downtempo"

Kinobe ‘Over The Horizon’ LP Review

British chillout act Kinobe recently released their brand-new full-length album, ‘Over The Horizon’, on the 4th of August via the SGKL imprint. Originally from West London, the band came together in 1998 and currently consists of Julius Waters and Chuck Norman. Their sound could best be described as an enigmatic

American electronic music duo Odesza have found themselves mostly on the darker side of chillwave and downtempo, best known for their sweeping, cinematic pieces of minimal tech that are as propulsive as they are introspective. Sonically opposite is Emile van Dango, AKA Yellow House, the Cape Town indie folk artist

That Ben Howard can play musical hopscotch, flitting from one style to the next, while maintaining a melodic and musical identity is testament to the English singer-songwriter’s preternatural talents. His approach to music is intrinsically natural to him, and hitherto unique from everyone else. The finger-plucked guitar popularised by him

Canada’s Maara-Louisa Dunbar has sort of experienced her rise as an underground club superstar at the speed of a DMT hit. Like DMT, the whole thing has felt much longer than it actually is. In just two years, Dunbar has mastered the craft of DJing and established a singular creative

Collaborating with producers Fred again.. and Stuart Price, as well as her bandmate Jamie xx, Romy’s upcoming album Mid Air looks to be a window into her journey toward love, intimacy, and acceptance. Finding solace on the dance floor, the album delves into themes of love, grief, relationships, identity, and

From GrimesAI’s best single yet to deeply personal minimal electronica, we roundup our favorite tracks of the week. Listen below.    VTSS, Tim Reaper – Body, Mind, Hell (Tim Reaper Remix) With her debut EP, Circulus Vitiosus, VTSS pivoted toward vocal-driven alternative pop, a U-turn of sorts from the ravey,

Ana Roxanne and Brian Piñeyro, AKA DJ Python, may fall on opposite ends of the musical spectrum, but that only makes their joint project Natural Wonder Beauty Concept all the more captivating. On their first single, Sword, they find a middle ground between Roxanne’s dream pop aesthetic and Piñeyro’s dembow-inspired

Current UK house poster child Fred Again.. and iconic ambient pioneer Brian Eno are possibly the most unlikely pairing anyone could have imagined conceiving a project together. Though, on further inspection, perhaps it’s not so hard to see what Eno might have recognised in Fred Again.., real name Frederick John

This week, there’s loads of variety on the menu, from happy hardcore to minimal and meditative downtempo. Take your pick! These are the tracks you need to hear.    Alison Goldfrapp – Love Invention For her debut solo album, dance music icon Alison Goldfrapp has been opting toward a euphoric,

It’s been an interesting week for Kieran Hebden, AKA Four Tet, who just closed Coachella’s second weekend last minute alongside his newfound brothers Skrillex and Fred Again.. . In this sense, the serenity of Four Tet’s latest single Three Drums feels delightfully endearing. There’s a real sense of stillness and

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