New track Internal Heights by BLVL

2017-05-05 03:39:59 UTC

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French group BLVL’s new track “Internal Heights” expertly transitions between lush moments of patient pysch-pop and effervescent bursts of rock-led spaciousness, particularly at the 02:26 transition 

The collective defines their music as "dark and atmospheric indie-rock". Their first video, "Internal Heights", was directed by KENDY TY.

Born in 2014 in the depths of Paris, BLVL generates a dense and atmospheric rock, with urban and contemplative influence tinted with electronic atmospherics. Strongly anchored in the ground, the quartet nevertheless keeps the ears in the stratosphere, oxygenating its ethereal melodies with a pure and euphoric air.

After playing some of the highlight venues and events in Paris underground rock (Divan du Monde, Flèche d’Or, Bus Palladium, International...), BLVL released their first EP, 'Empire Of Nights', in early 2017. "Internal Heights" is a cut from that EP.


Genre : indie, rock, atmospheric, pop, shoegaze, ambient, electro

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New video for 40 (Without Her Love) by Kilmanjaro

2017-04-20 05:05:52 UTC

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Kilmanjaro is a unique and emerging 4-piece from Toronto, performing the densely layered and immersive electronic compositions of Kaan Gunesberk and Ian Culley. Two drummers Luke Graves and Ryan Macdonald weave through interlocking parts to create a bed of driving rhythm that sits underneath lush synth textures and dream-like vocal melodies. Culley and Gunesberk are both active songwriters and musicians outside of Kilmanjaro, with Culley contributing songwriting efforts to Daniel Caesar’s “Get You” and Gunesberk adapting his signature vocals on Drake’s “Right Hand.”

In January 2017, they released their debut LP A Place Unknown To All You Ever Say under NYK records. The album explores a spectrum of lofty and grimy textures amongst Gunesberk’s ethereal vocals, invoking feelings of a nocturnal daydream as he reflects on the different manifestation of his personality and relationships around him.

The band's thoughts on the song:

“This song is the climax point in the album. All the feelings conveyed throughout the album come to this point of realization. There’s a lot of tension in the first half of the song. But it reaches a point where you’re freed from that prison of emotion that’s been holding you for the whole album. There’s this sense of awakening.”

Track List

  • 22 (Foreboding) - 02:32 
  • 15 (The Masochist) - 03:13 
  • 14 (The Idealist) - 03:33 
  • 17 (Your Mind Has Eyes That Look Upon You) - 02:31 
  • 9 (Walls, Not Bridges) - 03:29 
  • 18 (Hotline) - 02:51 
  • 20 (The Realist) - 03:54 
  • 23 (Astigmatism) - 04:08 
  • 27 (The Athlete) - 04:05 
  • 40 (Without Her Love) - 03:43 
  • 22 ii (Stairs at Kaputaş) - 01:42 
  • 19 (Flora/Epilogue) - 04:12


Genre : electronic, experimental, indie, pop

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New video for Let's Ride by AIDA

2017-04-19 04:16:59 UTC

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The video for  AIDA 's single “Let’s Ride” is now out.  "The video was able to come to life because of the amazing crew from La maison baldman. When I first heard the instrumental for this song, I immediately pictured myself riding down the beach. I saw palm trees, funky neon colors and me in a red corvette. This record which is a part of my very first EP entitled “My Retrospective”, is nothing else but a party in musical form. "



Genre : pop, r&b

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New track One Of Many by Erik Kramer

2017-04-18 05:23:12 UTC

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After a decade of hiding in the shadows as a sideman and session musician, Erik Kramer is stepping out with a powerful first collection of songs entitled 'Missed the Boat'. The 27-year old Brooklyn resident's bass playing has been featured on records by Endangered Speeches, Sun Cut Flat, Sonnymoon, The Blind Woods, and more. At a time when information travels so fast, 'Missed the Boat' allows the listener to slow down and take a 33-minute journey through this collection of six potent songs, performed by some of NYC's elite musicians. The music is hard to define as it draws on influences from all over the musical and lyrical spectrum, but has a little something for everyone. The album is due out in late May of 2017. Kramer is also currently the bass player for The Undercover Dream Lovers. He also recorded on a track and video for Sonnymoon, and was co-collaborator/songwriter for Sun Cut Flat. He has played for numerous other projects in the performing world, on some notable bills and festivals.


Genre : rock, psych, soul, pop

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New track Time Lapse by Mushroom People

2017-04-14 00:49:54 UTC

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Mushroom People are a Germany-based brotherly duo that crafts engaging and colorful pop music. The two brothers, Dean and Dustin Bremerich, formerly played in rock bands before a fascination with electronic music arose in recent years. They formed Mushroom People this past November with that emerging influence in mind. “Time Lapse” is the first single from their eponymous new album, released on 3/17 - 

With an infectious stuttering vocal sample, culled from a sample of Thrice’s “Artist in the Ambulance”, the hook on "Time Lapse" emerges seamlessly. Effervescent twinkles just prior to the two-minute mark help assemble a stellar bridge, leading back into the vocal sample-laden hook, which touts dance-laden appeal and an electro-pop shimmer. The vocals during the verses pack a more anthemic rock-based feel, which makes the successful electronic incorporation welcoming and effective.

The vocals are performed by London singer-songwriter Mike Wyatt, though he prefers to stay anonymous, because the different kind of genre might confuse his audience. Another fun fact: the harp in the second verse is played by the grandfather of the Mushroom People brothers. Also, the lyrics are inspired by Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'.


Genre : electronic, pop

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