Ever since they released 'Sayso', back in 2012, we’ve been looking forward to hearing more from Vancouver duo Evy Jane. Released on Canadian label King Deluxe, the song was a striking piece of modern RnB. Today they announced a forthcoming EP with Ninja Tune, and shared this wavy video for the icy, textured ‘Closer’.
In a total trance from this haunting, hypnotic track from Australian group HTRK. The monotone, and almost indecipherable, drawl of singer Jonnine Standish is easily overlooked at first on ‘Give It Up’. But it begins to sink deep with repeated listens, recalling Portishead at their best. The standout cut from the Psychic 9-5 Club LP, released last week on Ghostly International. This is the groups first release since the passing of bassist Sean Stewart in 2010. Listen to the whole album here.
Kelela - The High
This is one to get lost in. Fresh off her amazing debut LP, Cut 4 Me, released last fall on Kingdom’s Fade to Mind label, Kelela brings her first new material of 2014. ‘The High’ is a subtle slow jam, with plenty of space to showcase Kelela’s range and songwriting ability. This one has a much more organic feel to it than the Night Slugs produced ‘Cut 4 Me’. Nice brooding, panning bassline here as well. Production from Gifted & Blessed.
We’re very excited to share this, as we’ve had the privilege of hearing this track the past month, and there is noticeable excitement around Vancouver for it. Everything about it is amazing. The subtle, dynamic production from Kline, the attention to melody, the chorus (!). Oshea Adams is the vocalist here, and he won’t be unknown for too much longer. ‘Funny thing is that no one knew Oshea could sing for a couple months until one night he showed us his songs and we all flipped out’, says Kline in Beatroute Magazine.
Oh my god. Wish this one was like 5x longer. Tinashe’s voice is complete heaven. From Black Water mixtape, which you can download here. Alot of other really nice tunes on there too.
RnB with an edge. From the CUT 4 ME mixtape, dropping as a free download October 1 on Fade to Mind. This release is looking unreal, with production from most of the Night Slugs roster. This track is produced by Jam City.
From the In Bloom EP, out today on Soulection. No one brings those intimate bedroom vibes quite like this label does. Dpat has production creds for Wiz Khalifa and The Weeknd, but this blows all his past work out of the water. Perfect follow up to Sango’s amazing North LP.