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Emancipator is one of my new favorite producers. I’m a big sucker for ambient downtempo that incorporates stringed instruments into their arrangements. Really beautiful stuff. They just released a remix album of their 2013 release Dusk To Dawn, and I wanted to share a few of my favorites. I had to share the originals, too, for those of you who haven’t heard any of their stuff yet. Here are the tracks “Valhalla” & “Eve II” along with re-imaginings by NKLA & ODESZA.
Yasume | Slowly, Clearly, and Calmly
Geskia | Constract Contrast
A Thai funk rock band from Texas you say? That’s awesome. Khruangbin, the Thai word for airplane or “engine fly”, formed in Space City, Houston, are heavily influenced by dusty rock cassette tapes from 60s and 70s Thailand.
I’ve been on a Monster Rally kick lately. The brainchild of Ted Feighan, Monster Rally is the sample-based embodiment of all things rad from the tropicalia and lounge music of the 1950s and 1960s. Singles Club, a super cool quarterly mini-journal with exclusive 7″ records, just released Issue 5 last month, with a killer new track from Feighan. Check out “Moonlight Ballroom” and read Issue 5 Vol. 2 here.
It’s about bloody time we grace ye olde music blog with a little jangly garage rock, yeah? I mean, fuck that chilldub-synthpop-IDM…amirite? One tab of Acid Tongue should do the trick. They’ve been dropping new tracks on the interwebs this month, and something tells me we’ll be hearing a lot more from these dudes very soon. If you’re in the Seattle area, check them out at The Capitol Hill Block Party next month!