Enjoy this wonderfully cool and awesomely exclusive guest mixtape from DC’s own Citizen Select. Chill out…
- Uppermost – Visions
- 5 Reasons ft. Patrick Baker – Night Drive in Moscow (Satin Jacket Remix)
- Monsoon Season ft. Miss Bee – Green on Blue (Deep&Disco Lost Remix)
- Bufi, La Royale – Watch Out (Original Mix)
- Lissat & Voltaxx – Closer to Me (Andrey Exx & Fomichev Remix)
- Sugar Hill – Stimulated (Original Mix)
- Melleefresh & deadmau5 – Sex Slave (Kolombo Remix)
- Johnny Stimson – Daddy’s Money (Follow Me Remix)
- Paramour, Alexander Price – Waiting (Paramour Dub Mix)
- Sofia Zlatko, Vijay – Rap a Verse (Vintage Culture Remix)
- Toto – Africa (Bordertown Dub)
- WD2N – Stuck You in a Dream (Kyrill & Redford Remix)
- Mossberg Pump – Love Juice (Vocal Mix)
- DGTO – Some People Don’t Fall (Remi Caumont Remix)
- Freemasons – Pegasus Rising
- Francois – I Can Feel It (Original Mix)
- Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It) [Souldisco Remix]
- Zak Waters – Out of My Head ft. Codi Caraco
- Nikitin – Bout You (Chad Tyson Remix)
Sylvan Esso’s “Coffee” has flourished into full-bodied greatness. Now earning upwards of 300K plays on Soundcloud, “Coffee” marks an arrival for Sylvan Esso. As willowy vocals combine with convulsive rhythms, the duo declares unadulterated idiosyncrasy. With a string of SXSW performances, coming to full fruition with a special shout out by NPR’s All Songs Considered crew for their SXSW 2014 Wrap-Up on Favorite Discoveries, Sylvan Esso are in the perfect position to assert themselves.
Their video for “Coffee” is a slightly impressionistic and disconnected series of slow moving scenes. In whole, it’s a visual defense of dance: its tendency to absorb the dancer into involuntary and organic motion, its ability to heighten self-awareness, and its propensity for sending the dancer into a sure state of euphoria. With members Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn at the center of each scene, the video depicts two people’s real and slightly uncomfortable experiences of movement. From dance floor twirls to drunken house parties and leotard-clad sequences, Sylvan Esso propounds dance as vital to an expressive existence.
Sylvan Esso will be touring with tUnE-yArDs, making a stop at the 9:30 Club on 6/13. Their self-title LP is out on 5/13.
Nashville-based trio, BASECAMP, have released a haunting cover of Ace of Base’s 90s single, “All That She Wants.” Now, in their startlingly stripped-down interpretation of the 90s chart-topper, BASECAMP transforms and unfurls the Swedish syncopated cries into a bluesy skeleton of its predecessor.
In their debut single, “Emmanuel,” the group takes advantage of sounds that create seemingly discordant yet strikingly complementary musical textures, wrought with razor edge accuracy, rock hard downbeats, and skyward bound blues guitar. ATSW is no exception to this practice of weaving the elements like melodic thread. The listener is meant to hear and feel a woman’s honest and unshaded story of lust and desire.
BASECAMP’s mode of operation is one that is highly experimental, but also wildly inventive and well-calculated. For R&B fans and skeptics alike, their music simply begs listeners to lend an ear to its rich and cutting melodies. BASECAMP will be performing at SXSW this week, playing a string of shows until March 15th.