As Fool’s Gold Records starts to blend into the mainstream after being on the periphery for the past few years, many of the lesser known artists on the label have started to leak into the pop consciousness. And Oliver, the nudisco duo known for their 8o’s inspired hooks impregnated with an electro flair, is set out to prove themselves as the next big thing behind Fool’s Gold mainstays A-Trak, his side project Duck Sauce, and the college party incarnate Danny Brown.
Oliver’s latest EP, “Light Years Away,” features a B-side called “Fast Forward” which is evident of this. While the title track vocodes its way through an intoxicating series of builds and drops, “Fast Forward” takes the rock ‘n’ roll route: brash, take no prisoners, and super techno funkified. This track recalls memories of “Human After All” Daft Punk slamming a “Brainwasher” style beat drop in a way that demands to be heard on a club sound system and elements of complextro that flitter its way through the track without sacrificing Oliver’s indie nudisco roots; this is an unwavering dance tune that hits hard and hits home with harmonious lifts and shin-splinting, futuristic beatbreaks worthy of the next 2manydjs set.
Listen to “Fast Forward” below and grab the “Light Years Away” EP today.
As you might remember from our very first ‘Blisspop Bonus Tracks’ round-up, the purpose of these is pretty simple: A gathering of all the music that may have slipped through the cracks from the weeks past. In this second round-up, we’ve got a bunch of cool stuff for you to discover and play, and hopefully download and take with you to soundtrack whatever it is you’re doing. Highlights of this one include the lead single “Give Up” from San Francisco based duo BLAUS’s debut EP, an epic debut single from a BLEITCH called “This Is Our Youth”, as well as one hell of a remix from Axmod that will just take you away. Enjoy everything below!
Chicago duo Autograf have been steady on the rise since debuting earlier this year. Championing their own brand of ‘Future House,’ they combine tropical highs with deep house lows and a light bass music influence to make a nice unique twist on dance music. Their latest is a cover of Swedish House Mafia’s “One,” and it’s a tropical house rework that’s infinitely more listenable than the original. Vowel based synth sounds drive the bass line while warm pads and bright plucks sit on top and wrap around the sultry vocals. Listen below and grab it as a free DL!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d like to proudly present this week’s “Newcomer of the Week” and what’s even more amazing is that he’s from right here in our backyard. DC-native Canine Teeth recently dropped “Leviathan,” an R&B meets Dance track that hits hard, in a scantily-clad kind of way. With synth crescendos and hard bass drops, this track pulls in effects that bring out the soulful vocals and impassioned beat that pumps through you. Definitely take a listen and see what our hometown homie is bringing to the game, and while you’re at it, make sure to grab the whole EP HERE!
Anyone who actively uses SoundCloud knows that there is simply too much good music being produced and released every single day to be able to catch it all. And if you’re like me and follow over 1,000 different great artists, forget about it. And don’t even get me started on that “Repost” button…
The purpose of these ‘Blisspop Bonus Tracks’ round-ups is pretty simple: A gathering of all the music that may have slipped through the cracks.
In this first round-up, we’ve got a lot of different kinds of sounds to offer. Highlights include an awesome new one from Finnish duo TJH87 featuring Gamble & Burke, an airy electronic EP from Distant Cousin, and a magnificent number from Sol Rising off his new album ‘Mystical Awakening’. There’s much more goodness than that of course as you’ll find… Enjoy everything below!