Eskimo Recordings has been a label on the forefront of experimental electronica, indie dance, and nudisco for the past 15 years. If you dig through their portfolio of releases, you’ll find the stunning likes of Satin Jackets, Prins Thomas, Aeroplane, Anoraak, and Kraak & Smaak. It’s a roster that would make any fan of independent dance music, disco edits, and crate digging salivate. The Belgian imprint’s focus on delivering euphoric dance aesthetics
Future bass, future R&B, future trap. New genres that promise the world some kind of glimpse into what the future will look like in dance music keep popping up. It’s a strange notion because one would argue that these are the current waves of pop; what was once “future” is our “now.” So while we comb through the sea of newer producers who follow in the footsteps of this aesthetic
Cleopold is a force to be reckoned with as an emerging Australian artist and songwriter. Just this week, he commenced a tour of the US upon the release of his debut EP, Altitude and Oxygen. His music ranges from downtempo to R&B grooves that are sexy and incredibly infectious. I had the chance to speak with Cleopold while he was on route to Firefly Music Festival and Washington, DC for his
Since its inception in June of 2013, the PC Music label has divided listeners and critics alike. In the beginning, they were the up and coming favorite of most indie music publications, but as the think-pieces came and went, they seemed to fall out of favor. It’s an odd shift considering the label has snowballed in the same direction ever since the first release. Through strategic partnerships with DISmagazine, Rinse FM,
For a melancholic mood, I’ve been listening repeatedly to this achingly beautiful piece, “Maasai.” This is the debut single from the Portuguese, one-woman band, Surma. One can anticipate haunting vocals, shimmering guitars, experimental percussion and a downtempo vibe. Her vocals are reminiscent of Björk and Jana Hunter of Lower Dens. According to her label, Omnichord Records, her debut EP will be released in November 2016. In the meantime, check out the music video for “Maasai,” directed by Eduardo Brito.