It’s a bit early for Summer vibes, but I can’t help sharing a great track when I hear one. Snocker crafts a wonderful rework of Moglii and NOVAA’s track, “Tonic Water”. His rendition has a vastly different feel from the original, utilizing more live instruments and giving the piece a lot more of an acoustic sound. Enjoy being transported to a beach by the campfire with this sublime remix.
Baird (fka flybear) takes us on a ~8 minute musical journey with his debut track, “The Library of Babel”. This interesting blend of indie and electronic influences really showcases the artists diversity and raw talent, with the vocals, guitar, piano, and percussion crafted singlehandedly by Baird himself.
Keep an eye out for his album, being released via Majestic Casual Records tomorrow.
Here’s a ear worm of a tune by producer/singer, Elderbrook. I can’t get enough of that vocal hook he used in the chorus. So damn catchy! “Woman” was taken off his most recent EP, titled “Talking”, which was released 6 months ago.
Don’t pass up Elderbrook’s music; he’s in the top 500 most streamed artists in the world on Spotify, so that should tell you a lot about his success as a musician.
Combining cinematic sonics, modern electronic and indie influences, the Californian songwriter and composer Emmit Fenn has released dozens of undeniably unique tracks for the last 2 years. One of his tracks, titled as 'Stones,' genuinely captured my ears. It's unfailingly emotive, cinematically captive, and refreshingly different from other electronic music I've been listening to. He is a man of versatility and will grow as an artist even more next year.
Enjoy the track below and make sure to support him.
Be prepared to get hit in the feels with Kidswaste’s latest EP, Spleen. Through an interesting blend of indie and electronic influences, the EP “transcribes the movement created by Charles Baudelaire (Kidswaste) into music. In French, "splénétique" refers to a state of pensive sadness or melancholy.” I think Baudelaire conveys these raw emotions flawlessly through his compositions.
The opening track, “More Colors” features heartfelt vocals of Chelsea Cutler, building from a gloomy verse into an uplifting, future bass-esque drop. There’s some amazing percussive work that happens right before the second drop!
“Time” begins with the soothing sounds of nature, mellow guitar lines, and beautiful atmospheric vocals. This one is definitely more on the indie side, but is the perfect song to chill out to.
Another guitar-heavy track, “Wild (feat. Khai)” contains some really catchy riffs and vocal hooks that’ll put you in a happy place. A great addition to any road trip playlist.
“Alone” is one of my personal favorites off this EP. It’s such a chill song with calm-inducing synths, a funky muted guitar riff, and mesmerizing, harmonized vocals. Such a simple, yet beautiful piece.
The final track, “Friends” wraps up the EP wonderfully. It’s a sad song about the passing of time and not wanting to lose the relationships that mean so much to you. A really killer job on the vocals by TRACE.
Overall, Spleen is a wonderfully put together EP by Kidswaste. I highly recommend it and I’m excited for what he has coming next!