Another big choon, The Golden Pony delivers one after the other, these guys are gonna be huge soon, but it’s built on consistency instead of just a hype that fades out. What i always liked about them is that they don’t shy away from taking on any kind of sound or any style. Meaning there are always tons of diverse people that can go for it, perfect for the eclectic but still dance oriented floor. Many floors these days are just like Zombies waiting for that drop to spaz out. TGP was never like that, even if they take a popular formula like this and last years, house chords meets chopped vocals, or use a drop they still dodge the cheesy bullet by inserting their own kind of magic, and it’s great for the real big rooms as well as the petite little dj stints. So in my book they are on the best way to becoming a proper dance taste maker. And once they have reached that international recognition, they will not only be huge, but everybody’s gonna be like “how did that happen?” – and it’s gonna be the same answer as always “through consistency and hard work!” Welcome.
Ok, we got a winner this year. Xloxlyp & Flamongo are now my favourite act (by far). Every track sounds like it’s made for the 4Chan generation. Insensitive seems like the OST of an imaginary romance between Jackie 4Chan and Brittany Venti, in a future movie about that whole Shia LaBaboon HWNDU fiasco (btw the best shit show in the world). In the age of virtue signaling, “Insensitive” is i guess how every rational person feels, when surrounded by the new Normies of our disconected society. And telling from the lyrics, they were going for that numbness surrounding people in this ADHD world of TMI, useless data, empty words that leave you triggerless. “Whiskey shots will cure it all” says it all, and is an instant winner in my book. Anyways this is the 2nd time i had a Xloxlyp track on repeat, this time while revisisting Metal Gear Solid on PS4. So if anyone can hang in my short gaming playlist with your song, especially if it’s a slow jam, w/o getting kicked out in a good 4h, while i am pulling stunts in the Afghan Desert, that is pure quality. Ps for some reason the track reminds me of Beyonce’s “Hold on” track w/o sounding pathetic, self-absorbed, self congratulatory and/or like Beyonce.
“Insensitive” should be mandatory listening when shitposting. The production is again dead on point w/o doing too much and over doing that whole future bass genre, which is just hot air anyways and sticking more to a modern slow dance style. Whoever Aria Dawn is, she does a damn fine job and the whole thing works. It’s not demanding too much, not promising anything, but again Xloxlyp and Flamongo deliver the goods.
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Big tune alert! The Golden Pony have been frequent flyers on this blog and we appreciated many of their remixes, but this track is a universe in itself with all its many details that make up a this delicate clockwerk. Had Trust on repeat for a long, long time, and i actually enjoyed that it didn’t demand anything from me, meaning it didn’t try to hype me up or give me some kind of over exaggerated sense of deepness or sadness. So the craftmanship speaks for itself instead of trying to build on some phony emotions which songs so often do these days. Welcome aboard my Main Playlist!
Golden Pony about their track:
“This track was written on a cold and rainy November day in Brooklyn. It came out feeling a bit dark, maybe the result of the weather and feeling trapped inside, but ultimately it was written with the idea of having absolute “trust” in the person you are with.” Well i trust you guys will come up with even more golden material and i also trust this song can go places, but it’s one of those slow burners… and that is a good thing!
I guess this is what the Native Tongues would sound like if they were coming out today. Doesn’t this sound just like a solid classic De La Soul track? Love it! I honestly like this instrumental track a lot and it just throws up the question why todays rappers do not jump on tracks with this kind of vibe, it would give hip hop that much deserved push and i can just hear Joes Bada$$ going off on a track like Vibin’. Fine state of the art production with a bit over the top synths, that could be a bit toned down, but with the whole percussive part to back it up, it just rolls on and on and works somehow. So we salute 20y old Fluxkid from Berlin/Warsaw, the new kid on the block and we are really curious what kind of material he will come up with next!
The press release reads like this: “Vibin’is a cross-genre mixture of influences ranging from synth-pop to hiphop and future bass. Its very rhythmic, drum-driven composition opposed to smooth, soft and melodic synths creates a dynamic combination which fits both a dance floor and a more laid back context. This contrast between mellow verses and powerful chorus gives the track an extraordinary energy that will draw you deep into its warm, summer vibe. The mix of different elements and genres sounds like Mura Masa and Flume combined into one song that every fan of electronic music has been waiting for. You can easily lose yourself to the vibe of this track!” — I fully Agree!
Head in my hands, Heart in my mouth..
First single from ‘The Aftrparty’ EP. Available on this weeks New Music Playlist on Spotify and according to the labels track record, this epic tune will around for many months to come. Definitely one of the most interesting tracks so far in 2017, which is a great year so far, and the arrival of Aftrparty on the international scene only underlines that. The perfect betw a melodramatically charged pop tune and a subtle zeitgeisty but still synaptic processable production, upgraded by the absolutely stunning vocals of Chloe Kissner.
Or in the words of their label:
“Alternative R&B act Aftrparty – the creative outlet of producer / instrumentalists Alex and Cian – got together as teenagers at a London high school in 2016. Their first original track “Hold Me Down” quickly garnered attention online, shooting to #1 on Hype Machine and cementing the duo as accomplished mixers of electronic, trap and hip-hop influences. Sonically, Alex’s production draws on the electronic dance beats of Flume & Mura Masa, as well as dark, 808-heavy influences. Cian blends in the distorted guitar and basslines of Travis Scott with elements of Frank Ocean’s organic palette forming a final product which fuses unique electronic and recorded sounds with inspired songwriting and intense production.”
About the song:
“Where I’m At started off as a heavy EDM beat Alex made in the summer of 2016. After shelving it for a few months, the duo brought it back to life with the unmistakeable sound of Cian’s guitar and bluesy vocals from Houston-based talent Chloe Kissner. Cian reworked Chloe’s initial lyrical ideas to reflect on what he was dealing with at the time – the repetitive, unsatisfying nature of doing the same thing every week and weekend is used as a metaphor for creating a perfect illusion of a girl, overcome with unfulfilling thought patterns. The instrumental blends Alex’s love of Mura Masa- style synths and 808 drops with Cian’s incorporation of Frank Ocean- esque guitar lines and clean verses.”
Hey young world!
We are back babay! The YUM YUM’s & Mat McHugh – [YY:MM]
The Story behind the music: A match made on our music blog!
Mat put that much trust in us and our idea for the remixes that he didn’t hesitate a minute. But we didn’t want to simply remix it and add a beat to that already wonderful, emotionally packed material. We took Mats beautifully crafted vocals & melodies, filled with positive messages, and transported it into new musical landscapes where we re-produced and re-imagined (almost) everything to emphasize the emotional gravitas of Mats music, which then in return prompted Mat to even re-sing most of the material, leading to mostly original music. Here i would like to thank a few people especially who were involved in the process and helped me maintain the course w/o losing focus! I’d like to point out my partners from the almighty Riverside Studio in Berlin, especially Martin the head and chief of Kling Klong Records, Olli Laib, the mad musician who did productions for people like Alle Farben and figuratively everybody else, my long time buddy M-tech/Pitchben who used to be a very well known ITF hiphop DJ and played alongside A-Trak and the likes back in the day, and very much to my partner and my buddy Dominik Graf who is better known as 1/2 of Lakechild , who i also met through the blog 2 years back. They were all crucial and an essential part and framework in helping paint this bigger picture! Thank you all from the heart. You are all part of this!
It amounted to 12 brand-new songs which are being released as an album this September, also entitled “High Up!”
This organic/online collabo between The YUM YUM’s & Mat McHugh, grew into a German/ Australian partnership, that is already planning ahead for more releases and preparing its first Germany & Holland tour this September.
Thanks for taking your time to read it! And ENJOY the song folks! This one’s from the heart!