Archive for February, 2014

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Heartburn – CONCORD DAWN

February 10, 2014

Concord Dawn
You know what we need more of? Drum N Bass. We could always use more. So here’s a track from Concord Dawn that I should have shared a year ago. Starting with an extended opening, this song builds up to its DnB sections. Before dropping the drums, the song builds a rattling synth line into a sense of anticipation ripe for the drop. A vocal sample keeps pace with the track and gives it an airy sense of disconnect, contrasting nicely with the exact reality that comes with the precise drum line. Enjoy it.

Heartburn – CONCORD DAWN / Or from SoundCloud

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Sunset (Jamie xx Edit) – The xx

February 5, 2014

Jamie xx
Jamie xx of The xx released this remix of “Sunset” months ago, but only recently was it released for free in order to promote the Laneway Festival. So if you share my money saving strategy of not listening to music you have to pay for, you won’t have heard it yet. While the original was quiet and practically laid back, this remix has a harder driving force from its repetitive bass line. The mood evoked is the wired alertness that can accompany exhaustion after being awake for far too long. This is ideal for playing at the tail end of an all night party. Check it out.

Sunset (Jamie xx Edit) – The xx / Or from SoundCloud / Or from iTunes

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Stay – Crywolf & Ianborg

February 4, 2014

Crywolf
In collaboration with Ianborg, Crywolf released this gorgeous dubstep track today entitled “Stay”. Crywolf is amazingly good at making incredibly emotional songs, filled with heart-squeezing vocals and delicate higher synths. The dubstep elements of this song are refined and subtle. The drums are the first obvious marker, and while bass swells throughout the verse, it is not until the hook that the dubstep bass comes out to play. Even then the synths are not front and center; they are blended with chopped and euphoric vocals and hints of other synths. This song is simply beautiful. Enjoy it.

Stay – Crywolf & Ianborg / Or from Facebook