02

Feb

disCOVER: Vancouver Sleep Clinic & GXNXVS “Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake Cover)”

There’s been a fair few covers of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” but there hasn’t been one quite like this one from Vancouver Sleep Clinic. The 17 year old from Brisbane along with GXNXVS turn the effortlessly smooth r&b throwback into a mournful post r&b spectacle with shades of Justin Vernon, James Blake, Sampha, Autre Ne Veut, Active Child and Shy Girls all rolled into this rather beautiful cover. 

Also check out this cover/remix of Mario’s “Let Me Love You” from GXNXVS and CVIRO

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10

Dec

James Vincent McMorrow: “Red Dust”

Last month, James Vincent McMorrow put out “Cavalier” as a taster for things to come from his sophomore album Post Tropical. It was a mix of James Blake and Justin Vernon, going a more electro place but still grounded in that singer/songwriter folksy kind of place. The next one from Post Tropical to come is ”Red Dust” follows in the same stead, with 808 bass beats and handclaps alongside beautifully simple piano moments. And of course James Vincent McMorrow’s layered falsetto gels it all together, quite excited about this new album. 

Post Tropical is out January 14. 

Funnily enough, just found out that “Red Dust” is actually quite an old track, just jazzed up for the new album, here’s the original

(via Pigeon + Planes)

26

Nov

James Blake: “Bills (Harmonimix)”

When I saw that James Blake had posted this I thought wouldn’t it be crazy if this was a remix of Destiny’s Child’s brilliant “Bills, Bills, Bills”.

It was. 

31

Oct

Remix Baby: Drake “Come Thru (James Blake Version)”

Drake’s new album Nothing Was The Same is pretty damn good and this James Blake version of “Come Thru” is rather good too that adds some menacing synths cut up with some brighter video game chords that switches up the whole vibe of the track. Amazing.

28

Oct

Pale.: “Rundown”

London duo Pale. have a fuzzy sound that tracks them from James Blake to The Neighbourhood. “Rundown” is dark melancholic track with a killer hook and pizzicato strings. Definitely one to look out for.

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16

Oct

James Vincent McMorrow: “Cavalier”

The comparison that James Vincent McMorrow got when he first came out was Bon Iver. They were both guys who wrote folk albums in secluded places. And like Bon Iver, on his new material McMorrow switches things up and goes a little post r&b (like “Beth/Rest”) except the comparison I’m now thinking of is a less fuzzy James Blake.

So let’s say if you smashed James Blake and Bon Iver together you’d get James Vincent McMorrow’s “Cavalier”. But really we should say that “Cavalier” is stupidly good in its own right and its great to have the guy back.

"Cavalier" is from the upcoming album Post Tropical, due in January 2014.

27

May

Diplo’s Endless Summer Playlist

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(via Vulture)

Whether you were celebrating the bank holiday weekend in the UK or Memorial Day Weekend in the US, chances are you were looking for the perfect summer playlist?

Well, Vulture asked Diplo to put together a Summer BBQ playlist and the Major Lazer frontman did not disappoint, he came through with a 102-song strong playlist full of all your favourites like…

Disclosure, Rhye, Solange, Daft Punk, SBTRKT, Miguel, Grimes, Lana Del Rey, A-Trak, Laura Mvula, Ryan Hemsworth, Bobby Tank, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, James Blake, Vampire Weekend, Duke Dumont, Cyril Hahn, Danny Brown (takes breath), Snoop Lion, Dillon Francis, Blood Orange, No Doubt, Major Lazer, Sango and more.

So if you wanna keep that summer vibe going through the monday-friday grind, have a listen… and hey, it’s only 4 days til the next weekend!

26

May

Movement: “Feel Real”

(via Noon Pacific)

This is kind of perfect for this morning. Its also kind of perfect for late nights too. Its low-key and quiet but hits all the right places with a funky house beat and soulful vocals from these three Sydney boys.

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08

Apr

ITYLTS Best Of: March

Here’s ITYLTS’ Best of March for you.

And while it was a good month, sadly it also marks the split of Girls Aloud, which I’ve taken hard. So as a bonus track I’ve got you a lovely little megamix of their brand of pitch perfect pop. RIP.

Magic Man- “Paris”

AlunaGeorge- “I Wanna Be Like You (The Jungle Book Cover)”

Shadows On Stars- “Little Bit (Lykke Li Cover)”

Vance Joy- “Rip Tide”

She & Him- “Never Wanted Your Love”

The Rubens- “Lay It Down”

Laura Marling- “Where Can I Go”

Seasfire- “Crushing Abyss”

MKS- “Lay Down in Swimming Pools (Kendrick Lamar Cover)”

James Blake- “Digital Lion”

+BONUS TRACK+

Girls Aloud Mega Mix.

08

Mar

James Blake: “Digital Lion”

Now it took me a long time to post up on “Retrograde”, I mean if you scroll down maybe only two posts you can see it, that’s how late I was on that. So I’m making it up to you with this one which is only a day old, “Digital Lion”. Now this is going to sound silly, but I really like the melancholy mournfulness on THIS one (yes, I know that is kind of Blake’s baseline) but I love how it intersperses with the Bon Iver esque vocals and the kind of hectic beat that underlines it.