Coming hot off the intrinsically cool “Stranger,” Chris Malinchak returns just in time for the fall with another signature tune. The not so subtly named “Happiness” pairs Malinchak with another indie dance scene darling, MNEK, for a track that combines Malinchak’s trademark style with a minimalist approach favoring an atmospheric quality evocative of the kinds of sounds artists like Moby used to make in the late 90′s. What results is a feel good, dreamy soundscape not unlike Malinchak’s “So Good To Me” with an unbelievable level of maturity that no doubt stems from Chris Malinchak’s sophistication as a producer.
And if the beat doesn’t take you by storm, surely MNEK’s soothing delivery of the lyrics will. Soft, deliberate, and far from self-indulgent, MNEK is a shining highlight of this track as he coos into track and makes the unknown individual he’s singing to as personal to him as they are to us. We are the vision of happiness that he and Malinchak have; it’s like honest to goodness reciprocation after we’ve fallen in love with them (and their music).
No official release date has been announced yet, but you better believe this track will be huge when it’s finally released.
British poet and MC, George The Poet, is prepping his debut EP and just dropped the title track as a teaser over at i-D. The release shows George teaming up once again with Bodhi for a hell of a house track, pairing spoken word with a driving house beat and instantly infectious groove. This is an incredibly strong debut and we can’t wait to hear the rest of the EP. Listen below:
Glasgow Underground continues to bless us with more Romanthony remixes, and we can’t complain. The latest releases features Blisspop favs Those Beats taking up remix duties on Romanthony’s “What $ Love,” and the result is a stomping deep house cut with plenty of soul and throwback feel. Romanthony’s vocals are paired with a muscular low end and jazzy highs perfect for working the dance floor into a frenzy. Take a listen below and keep and eye out for the official release coming soon:
Getting the remix treatment by Hungary’s Kovary, Deepjack and Mr. Nu’s disco inspired track “Let Me Say” could become a hit when the remixes are finally released October 5 on Mr. Moutarde Records. Whereas the original was a simple tech house track with a contagious vocal, Kovary’s remix adds a fair shake of dubby, synthy coolness which re-animates the track into a bumpy bass ride into the squirming abyss of dancing bodies on the dancefloor. Retaining a certain funk throughout, Kovary’s take on the track is reminiscent of the kind of sounds we hear coming out of DFA Records or the more underground Suara label: a dark traverse through the familiar cascade of old school electronic music subgenres like Hi-NRG and Detroit techno that makes us feel like we’ve known someone all along even though we’ve just met. In other words, this remix is tight. And it will be even tighter when we can get our hands on it.
Check out the snippet of Kovary’s take on “Let Me Say” below and get it when it drops on October 5.
Sarah Shivarani could be one of the next big things. Going by the stage name Shiva, the LA based DJ/Producer is bound to skyrocket with the chilled out magnetism that is “Dark Moon,” the title track of her EP which just saw a release through indie label Unspeakable Records. “Dark Moon” is a winding road of floating synths and dizzying percussion leading to a spirited epitaph that take this track into the loving company of artists like Flume or Gang Gang Dance. Designed for late nights and shadowy nooks, Shiva has delivered a sexy little gem perfect for those of you looking to lose yourself amongst the most ambient of vibes.
Hear it below via SoundCloud and you can download the “Dark Moon” EP on iTunes.