Labor Day weekend has finally made it’s way here, putting the official cap on summer days and beach parties and ushering in Fall in all it’s glory. If you’re looking to get down, our crew has you covered with a pretty massive weekend on the horizon!
And if that isn’t good enough, here’s a mix from resident Caleb L’Etoile to get you in the mood for the weekend!
Brooklyn’s Aimes recently dropped a heater with his track “Burnin’”. The track, which has been getting love from BBC Radio One’s Annie Nightingale, is best described by Aimes himself as “think 80′s Hunter S. Thompson driving a speeding Maserati into the sunset.” It’s bouncy wash of synths in all their retro glory playing out like an italo disco track on steroids. Take a listen below and catch Aimes this Friday at Little Miss Whiskey’s with Blisspop resident, Caleb L’Etoile on support.
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Former U Street Music Hall Guest and shimmery disco mainstay Bit Funk released a new track yesterday. Unlike most of his tracks that sit somewhere in the 125 – 130 bpm range, “The Long Road Ahead” is a laid-back track that would be as much at home in a Euro Lounge as anywhere else. The breakbeat and piano have echoes of old school Bonobo, but make no mistake – Bit Funk’s glittery paws are still all over this thing. You can hear it in the processing of the vocal sample, and the crisp synth making moves in the supporting section.
Bonus? It’s a free download.
And if you like the whole “house producers make trip hop” look, be sure to check out Minus Music’s (side project from Matthew Kelly and Knick from Evol Intent) https://soundcloud.com/
My favorite Sky Ferreira song out there is actually a cover of Stevie Nicks’ “Stand Back” produced by Skeet Skeet. Maybe it’s knowing her in the context of a Stevie Knicks cover, but the whole set-up of “Everything is Embarrassing” really fits perfectly for her throwback voice and the producers do well to not put much processing on top.
It’s a heartbreaker of a song, and with the drum line + slap-bass it’s got a definite 80′s pop quality. Is hipster quiet storm a genre yet?