We first introduced Cillie Barnes back in March through her upbeat alt-pop single “Brainwash”. In April she released a very cool lyric video to support the track, which we now know will be on her debut project entitled Collection No.1: Happy Valley due out at some point this summer. For now you can purchase “Brainwash” below via Amazon or Itunes.
Prides is a new band coming out of Glasgow, Scotland. So far they only have one single out on their SoundCloud, but it is infectious and will definitely leave you wanting more. In an age where promotion through singles rules, Prides is off to a great start with “Out of the Blue”. Stay tuned
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July 2nd is sneaking up on us with every morning’s sun rise, and now A Color Map of the Sun is just a two weeks away from finally dropping. To add to the anticipation of this masterpiece, Derek Vincent Smith, the mastermind behind Pretty Lights, has decided to release the documentary following the making of the album. The video shows recording sessions in Brooklyn and New Orleans from which the samples used to make the album are from, and ends with his final stage of production in his studio in Denver. As a bonus, there are shots of his two adorable Scottish fold kittens Neko and Minxy (follow kitty_lights on instagram for daily pictures).
I think that it’s impossible to truly understand what goes on in Smith’s mind, but this video gives you an idea of how the gears are turning – actually this’s debateable. At 8:50 when he tells the two women to sing like “a mourning, pissed off, crazy old lady smoking…who’s also crying…and running from zombies” I got way more confused than I was before. The effort that went into making this album is incredible and the energy so raw. This is next level electronic music right here: recording all original samples and then using non-computer program electronic components. GAH this gets my blood flowing.
Why have I never heard of C2C before? This french DJ/producer quartet makes quality music and are by no means underground, considering they have over 5 million views on the “Happy” video, and 443k likes on Facebook. Either way, this song is simply spectacular. There really isn’t any other word to describe it other than happy; if it doesn’t put a smile on your face, you have
an ice cold no soul.
This video is dope as well – It starts off with a happiness witch doctor of some sort knocking a dude out, only to resurrect him as a new, groovetastic, dance master. After some wicked moves, the man passes on the skills to the other members of the crew. In the end the 5 are all happy, dance gods. Why can’t something like this happen to me?
Wowzers, Doctor P is coming at us with that blazing hot fire bass. Just the other week Zeds Dead released “By Your Side,” in which DC and Hooks reverted back to their original sound, and now Doctor P releases “Champagne Bop,” which reverts back to the sound that made him one of bass music’s biggest names - this has been a very musically nostalgic period for me; I love it. When I heard this track in Flux Pavillion’s Diplo and Friends Mix I thought that it was two separate songs because of how much the sound differs between the first and second drop…now that it is released I realize it’s one track, but I cannot make up my mind as to which face melting, speaker blowing set of bars I like more. Opinions? (disclaimer: “opinions?” is mainly a question for my own self reflection considering nobody ever comments on these posts)
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