A new collaboration is on the way from Worthy’s label Anabatic Records. Ania Iwinska and Thee Cool Cats got together to produce this bass-heavy breakbeat track. They created a nasty and gritty bass sound and went crazy with the 808 rim clicks, which makes it hard not to get down to. It’s definitely a proper fit for Anabatic and I can’t wait to get this track. Unfortunately, it’s not out just yet, but you can expect to pick it up on June 16th as a part of their “Go Hustle EP”.
In 2009, Neon Indian was part of a slew of artists that defined a new era of electronica based alternative rockers combining a love for hot, hazy, summery afternoons with chill electro beats and a love for the theremin. Their debut LP, Psychic Chasms, was the kind of fever dream that yearned for bright colors, a sea of Oakley Frogskins, and broken in Vans slip-on tennis shoes with soundscapes that blended Hipster coolness with fratboy party mode. In many ways, Neon Indian, and their chillwave brethren like Com Truise and Washed Out, were instrumental in the popularity of many similar tropicool, synth heavy acts on the current electronic circuit like Goldroom, Miami Horror, or Poolside.
And now, after 2011′s much heavier, 80′s shoegaze influenced Era Extraña, Neon Indian has released a taste of their newest album.
Titled “Annie,” Neon Indian’s spirit, Alan Palomo, searches for answers by looking to the past for consolation. What happens is the best kind of discovery: by embracing past pop beats like Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” or the lighter side of Oingo Boingo, we get a newer edge from Palomo that samples elements of ska, Latin beat, and a tinge of reggae. These details, lovingly re-appropriated by the Neon Indian crew, fleshes out a pool party anthem with optimum levels of flanger, bass, and sex appeal. Bros be warned – this isn’t going to sound like the mainstream conception of tropical house, especially as it drives into 80′s synth revival at the 3-minute mark, but it sounds fabulous, fresh, and will go incredibly well with a piña colada.
This song has all the sweet digs of a hot summer anthem. The Canadian trio add just the right amount of funk to their deep house production, fusing future pop and R&B to make this catchy, upbeat tune. The track has a modern disco feel, groovy enough to make you want to shimmy.
“Heart Break Fantasy is the first original track from us in 2015 and marks the beginning of an onslaught of new Dirty Radio music for summer. The beat practically made itself in front of our ears.”
Check out their new track “Heart Break Fantasy” and catch them on tour this month with Miami Horror.
Philanthropy and music are two things in life that go great together, but don’t join forces nearly as often as they should. Soysauce, however, recently released their EP with the added bonus that all EP purchases will go to the Los Angeles Food Bank so #EVERYBODYEATS and the kids are fed. The production duo of Royal and Soyboy, originating from the nation’s capital, team up to form Soysauce, a social artist movement to make music that matters. The four track EP is culminated of gorgeous future bass and collaborations with Saturn and Joni Fatora but the third track with Stalking Gia absolutely steals the show. Conscious electronic is definitely a fad I’m all about.
Give Lunch Money a listen:
This track is super soulful. Picking up bouncy, vibrant xylophone-like melodies, the dark synth chords allow the vocals to shine in this sexy song. The track is the first release off XO‘s second EP, The Ethereal Experience, and shows off his smooth funkiness. The UK producer takes future R&B to a whole new level, infusing this track with a shoegazey sort of dream pop that needed to be melded with electrosoul. The track itself is super sweet and XO’s vocals are so enticing.
Give XO’s “Flames of a Phoenix” a spin or two.