Tag Archive: Song

Diggin’ This: Coco – “Empty Beach”

  Mysteriously mysterious.       Not a lot is known about Coco, an unknown group from an unknown locale making very beautiful music.     To date, they’ve only released “Empty Beach,”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Beatsofreen – “Deliverance”

  This gentle, pastoral, uptempo beat jam “Deliverance” by Utrecht, Netherlands producer Beatsofreen is my track of the day.       Like Bonobo gone folk-boogie.   Love it.   Beatsofreen – “Deliverance”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The/Das – “Miami Waters” (Official Video)

  When they’re not hanging out in derelict seaside holiday resorts in Dubrovnik, Croatia that were abandoned during the Croatian War of Independence in 1991, Berlin friends Anton Feist and Fabian Fenk make… Continue reading

Hawk House – “Chill Pill (Experiment 2)” (Official Video)

  “Seven billion residents of the Earth…”   How are London hip-hop trio Hawk House not massive?   Brothers Eman and Sam and their friend Demae’s track “Tidal Tendencies” was number 42 in my Top… Continue reading

Sylvan Esso – “Coffee” (Official Video)

  Singer Amelia Meath & electronic music producer Nick Sanborn hail from Durham, North Carolina.       Together they make experimental, beat-driven, indie-folk as Sylvan Esso.   Their previous single, “Hey Mami,”… Continue reading

Nights of Rizal – “When It Comes Around”

  Nights of Rizal is Migi de Belen from the Philippines who makes some magandang beats.     Migi started writing music in 2007 while studying in London. He’s also a core member of the BuwanBuwan Collective—a… Continue reading

Fishing ft Jonas Nicholls – “Your Mouth”

  Clappy-go-lucky, joyful, ramshackle, impossible-to-Google madness from Sydney, Australia duo Fishing.   Love it.   Fishing aka best friends Doug Wright and Russell Fitzgibbon wrote their debut album, Shy Glow, (from which “Your… Continue reading

Pharrell ft Daft Punk – “Gust of Wind”

Equal parts “Get Lucky” and “Lose Yourself to Dance,” this new track from Pharrell Williams’ brand new album G I R L features Daft Punk and might just prematurely own summer 2014. Love that brewing… Continue reading

COLDPLAY – “MIDNIGHT” (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Put aside, if you will, your prejudices about all things Coldplay and give this track a chance!     Chris Martin and his cohort’s latest offering is deep, soupy, nocturnal experimentation that sounds like they’ve… Continue reading

Royce Wood Junior – “Nuff”

Really cannot get enough of this latest wave of late-night electronic soul transmissions that seem to be dominating my headphones at the minute. Ed Thomas, Erik Hassle, Perera Elsewhere… all of these mightily… Continue reading

Motor City Drum Ensemble – “Send A Prayer Pt 1”

No lie, I probably listened to this track over a million times today. “Send a Prayer Pt 1” is straight soulful deep house from Germany’s Danilo Plessow.       Motor City Drum Ensemble… Continue reading

Jean Deaux – “Find U” (Produced by Sampha)

Anything that features even a few bars of Sampha‘s production or vocal talent deserves an automatic click of the play button. Here the English falsetto wizard teams up with Chicago’s Jean Deaux (correctly… Continue reading

James Vincent McMorrow – “Red Dust”

“Red Dust” isn’t a new song; it’s been a favorite of fans of the Irish troubadour James Vincent McMorrow for at least a couple of years now. This brand new remake improves on the… Continue reading

The Moth & The Flame – “Sorry”

Provo, Utah-via-Los Angeles three-piece The Moth & The Flame parlay perfectly formed bass tones and driving psyche stomps and strums with “Sorry.”   The Moth & The Flame – “Sorry”      … Continue reading

Tennis – “Mean Streets”

Husband-and-wife duo and perennially-difficult-to-Google band Tennis unpack the vintage organs, pianos, drums, synths, harpsichords and charm for their latest song “Mean Streets.”     Tennis – “Mean Streets”         “Mean… Continue reading

Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def x Preservation – “The REcstatic” Remix Album (Free Download)

Hip-hop producer Preservation worked on the original The Ecstatic LP from Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def. Here he re-jigs the entire album, adding deep-crate-dug record samples from New Orleans swing outfits… Continue reading

Washed Out – “It All Feels Right” (Official Video)

Enchanted, psychedelic, folk vibrations on this brand new Washed Out song, sounding not unlike a dialed-down, Sunday morning Tame Impala.   Washed Out – “It All Feels Right” (Official Video)     “It… Continue reading

Jungle – “Platoon” (Official Video ft B-Girl Terra)

This five-year-old knows how to bust a move.   Jungle – “Platoon” (Official Video)     “Platoon” is released via Chess Club Records on July 15. More from London’s Jungle here.    … Continue reading

Luke Sital-Singh – “Bottled Up Tight” (Official Video)

A departure from my usual penchant for boom-bap beats and growling bass but a crackingly well-written tune nonetheless.   Luke Sital-Singh – “Bottled Up Tight”   Luke Sital-Singh’s Old Flint EP is out… Continue reading

Atoms for Peace – “Ingenue” (Official Video)

This video: Best. Drunken Yoga Class. Ever.   Atoms For Peace – “Ingenue” (Official Video)   Amok, the new album from Thom Yorke’s other band Atoms for Peace, is out now on XL… Continue reading

Toddla T Sound – “Worst Enemy”

Sheffield, UK, badman Toddla T teams up with Shola Ama and emcees Serocee and MC DRS to form super-collective Toddla T Sound. “Worst Enemy” is their first ever tune. Love the A$AP-esque pitched-down… Continue reading

Bonobo – “Cirrus” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Fractal factories of 1950s Americana click and whir in this kaleidoscopic dicing and splicing of Norman Rockwell’s cerebral cortex that sounds light, gentle, and benign, just as the song’s title would suggest. For… Continue reading

Portico Quartet ft Cornelia – “Steepless” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Steepless and steel rattle. This song is a collaboration first for Jack Wyllie, Duncan Bellamy, Milo Fitzpatrick and Keir Vine, aka London’s Portico Quartet, here teaming up with Swedish singer Cornelia, and what sounds… Continue reading

Brandt Brauer Frick ft Jamie Lidell – “Broken Pieces”

German “acoustic techno” live electronic trio and possible Hamburg law firm Brandt Brauer Frick team up with the long-time Berlin resident, now Nashville-dwelling, Jamie Lidell. Shades of “Phat Planet,” ad-libbed Motown soul vocals,… Continue reading

Vanilla – “Rashida” (Free Download)

Vanilla is a very talented beatmaker from the UK. I played his track “Morning Sun” from his album Soft Focus a lot last year. “Rashida” is my favorite song from his new(ish) album… Continue reading

Hiatus Kaiyote – “Lace Skull” (Live at the Seed Factory) (Official Video)

Australia’s Hiatus Kaiyote is easily a Neon Milk favorite. Their debut Tawk Tomahawk was one of the best albums of last year and their track “Mobius Streak” was number 18 in my top… Continue reading

Half Moon Run – “Full Circle” (Official Video)

Canadian Pastoral both in scene and sound. Montreal indie-folksters Half Moon Run pair Fleet Foxes vocal melodies with shimmering post-rock guitar.   Half Moon Run – “Full Circle” (Official Video)   Listen to… Continue reading

Toro Y Moi – “Say That” (Official Video)

2013 could well belong to this man.   Toro Y Moi – “Say That” (Official Video)   Feel-good anthem of the winter.   More from Toro Y Moi here.    

Phony Ppl – “Statues” (Official Video) (Free Download)

First-person music videos are usually pretty powerful pieces of art. Without asking permission, both Gomez’s “See the World” and, more controversially, the Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” temporarily reverse the normal artist-fan relationship… Continue reading

London Grammar – “Hey Now”

Hannah, Daniel, and Dot are London Grammar. As the cryptic clue in their name suggests, they are from London. They are also currently catching a lot of well-deserved attention for their gentle and… Continue reading

BenZel – “Fallin’ Love” (Demo) (Free Download)

Space-age R&B slow jams are still where it’s at. Dig BenZel, who describe themselves as two Japanese teenagers with “a profound appreciation for ’90s R&B and J Dilla.” Fresh from partnering with Jessie… Continue reading

AlunaGeorge – “Diver” (Album Teaser) (Official Video)

So hyped for what London electronic R&B/pop duo AlunaGeorge will do, sing, and create in 2013.   AlunaGeorge – “Diver” (Album Teaser) (Official Video)   Aluna Francis and George Reid release their debut… Continue reading

Adrian Younge Presents the Delfonics – “Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)” (Official Video)

From the Fugees to Nas to the Wu-Tang Clan, the output of Philadelphia soul outfit the Delfonics is an oft-mined hip-hop sample staple source. The haunting lilt of “Stop and Look (And You… Continue reading

FaltyDL ft Ed Macfarlane of Friendly Fires – “She Sleeps” (Official Video)

Hypnotic kick-drum stomps and Instagrammed roller-disco vibes courtesy of New York producer FaltyDL and Ed Macfarlane of St Albans, UK indie-dance trio Friendly Fires.   FaltyDL ft Ed Macfarlane of Friendly Fires –… Continue reading

Jessie Ware – “Sweet Talk” (Official Video)

Mini-Jessie Ware the singer meets mini-Julio Bashmore the producer. There are many best moments in this video, but the bestest is at 1min 49sec.   Jessie Ware – “Sweet Talk” (Official Video)  … Continue reading

Black Milk ft Melanie Rutherford – “Simply Having”

When Paul McCartney’s not busy reuniting and fronting Nirvana, he may find his catchy Christmas synth-singalong “Wonderful Christmastime” being sampled and flipped into a R&B cut for the festive season by Detroit’s Black… Continue reading

Bullion – “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Pet Sounds in the Key of Dee: the Beach Boys vs J Dilla)

From a few years back. Nothing as sweet to the ears as some chopped-up, warm, and soaring Beach Boys harmonies over some steady-strollin’, hi-hat-happy, ice-cold Dilla beats. Respect to the man like Nathan… Continue reading

Guerre – “For Qwanisha” (Free Download)

Ambient electronic R&Business from Sydney, Australia that sounds like an album cut from James Blake’s debut.   Guerre – “For Qwanisha” (Free Download)   Download “For Qwanisha” (and the equally mellow, moody excellence… Continue reading

Arima Ederra ft Blu – “Questions” (Produced by Bhonstro) (Free Download)

Questions drop into blues guitar chord puddles amidst gently insistent vintage drums.   Arima Ederra ft Blu – “Questions” (Produced by Bhonstro)  (Free Download)   Download this track for free here.    

The Decoders – “I Am the Black Gold of the Sun” (Rotary Connection Cover)

My favorite song of all time gets the cover treatment again, this time from LA’s Decoders, who take the psychedelic soul of the original and infuse it with upbeat samba.   The Decoders… Continue reading

Cornershop ft TRWBADOR – “Every Year So Different” (Official Video)

Too early?   Cornershop ft TRWBADOR – “Every Year So Different” (Official Video)   From director Chris Curtis: “The song inspired me to go down a rabbit hole of bygone, bucolic happenings and… Continue reading

Nosaj Thing – “Eclipse/Blue” (Official Video)

LA’s Jason Chung is the somewhat palindromic Nosaj Thing.   Nosaj Thing – “Eclipse/Blue” (Official Video)   “Eclipse/Blue” features vocals by Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino. It is the first single off Nosaj Thing‘s… Continue reading

Pink Tee – “It’s Yours” (Official Video)

Soulful French rap by Lille, France’s Pink Tee.   Pink Tee – “It’s Yours” (Official Video)   It goes without saying that Pink Tee has got the colorful patterned shirt game on lock.… Continue reading

Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures” (Official Video ft Elijah Wood)

I think this settles once and for all that the true identity of the unknown rapper known only as Captain Murphy is, in fact, quite probably, Hollywood movie star Elijah Wood. Did not… Continue reading

Gold and Soil – “Where or When” (Anenon Remix) (Free Download)

The kick drums on LA’s Anenon warm and mellow remix of Gold and Soil’s “Where or When” are so wonderfully soft that listening to this is like being hit over the head repeatedly… Continue reading

Homeboy Sandman – “Illuminati” (Official Video)

Some real rhyme origami here from Homeboy Sandman.   Homeboy Sandman – “Illuminati” (Official Video)   Homeboy‘s poetry is illuminating.    

Dam-Funk – “Trying 2 Survive (In the Big City)” (Live In Bangkok) (Video)

Nothing but pure funk and positivity every time from Pasadena, California’s Mr. Damon G. Riddick. Watch him perform new track “Trying 2 Survive (In the Big City)” live in Bangkok, Thailand below.  … Continue reading

inc. – “5 Days” (Official Video)

I’m renaming Cyber Monday “Cy-R&B-r Monday” and celebrating it every week of the year until the end of time.   inc. – “5 Days” (Official Video)   LA-based brother duo inc., formerly known… Continue reading

Werkha – “Le Roitelet”

Only five songs deep on his Soundcloud page, Manchester, UK producer Werkha has created some Francophonic Brainfeeder-ish brilliance with his song “Le Roitelet.” It starts off simple enough, but it’s the Debruit-esque bass… Continue reading

MonkeyRobot – “Brick Stomach” & “Rose Gris”

Brussels-based production duo Eric P & LuiGi are MonkeyRobot. I like how “Brick Stomach” sounds like the sound of 1980s Detroit as reworked by Orbital if they were signed to Ninja Tune. I… Continue reading