So many new goodies have crossed my path today I just had to share them!
Firstly Grimes has released an unheard track along with a video that was meant to appear on the ‘lost album’ she tragically decided not to go ahead with. I’m so happy she had the confidence to share ‘REALiTi’ with us. The video was directed by Grimes herself and features content from her tour through Asia. I also couldn’t agree more with Spencer Kornhaber from The Atlantic as he states “Claire Boucher’s making like the dog ate her homework, or at least like she doesn’t know she’s a genius.” I really dig ‘REALiTI’ and it’s such a shame that Grimes was made to feel she couldn’t continue in the direction she was taking after the release of ‘GO’.
(N.B The comments function has been disabled on this video…) Yeah I would too if was Grimes.
Next up is ‘Never Let You Down’, a collaboration between Woodkid and Lykke Li for the new ‘Insurgent OST’ film. It seems the soundtrack is shaping up well with M83 and Haim also working together on feature track ‘Holes In The Sky’, released last week.
Last but not least PØG, a Parisian producer I’ve only just discovered has remixed Lil Silva’s track ‘Right For You’ Feat. Banks. As soon as I saw BANKS I knew I was going to be sucked right in. I never knew she had collaborated with Lil Silva so that was also a great Monday suprise. Coming across PØG’s Soundcloud on the other hand really set my Monday mood a blaze. Check it out for polished remixes of Lorde’s ‘Team’, Sohn’s ‘Veto’ and some sick indie-pop tunes from his side project Shawondasee.
Oh and look out for Hermitude’s new video for ‘Through The Roof’ tomorrow!
I recently had the pleasure of putting together an interview with DJ and producer Sebastian Paiza for Guerilla Agency! He’s really stirring things up in Prague at the moment when it comes to the underground scene. Check out the full interview here. Such a genuine guy, making music for all the right reasons! He also put together a killer mix especially for Guerilla! Listen below :)
UK three-piece Vaults have just released a brand new video for the second song off their ‘Vultures’ EP, ‘Poison. Vaults have been creeping up slowly on everyone’s radar for some time now. You may know them from the success of their first single ‘Cry No More’ and their ‘mysterious’ persona as some would say. But after supporting Paolo Nutini earlier this year and boasting a hit single ‘One Last Night’ featured in the raunchy new Fifty Shades Of Grey film I think it’s safe to say Vaults have their eyes on the prize for 2015.
The lead singer Blythe Pepino’s vocals hint similar tones to that of Hayley Mary from The Jezabels and yet as a whole Vaults could be a slower/darker variant of Little Dragon. The trio are also known for remixing artists such as Ellie Goulding, Odessa and they released a killer cover of Alt-J’s Hunger Of The Pine! It’s one of my favourites and you just HAVE to check it out here.
Getting to the video now, it’s quite minimalistic as is the song itself. The opening scenes feature Blythe in what seems like a bath full of white liquid, which then becomes muddied with black ‘poison’ like drops. The video flashes between the bath scene and Blythe with a very serious (and attractive) man in tall grass with rain and notes of grey. The poison has surely set in by the end of the video with the couple being covered in black sludge as they embrace, joining the pair together. Quite an ominous feeling is created throughout the video which is then cemented with a single tear from Blythe’s eye in the closing scenes.
This weeks playlist is a mixture of psychedelic, electronic, punk goodness with the latest Kendrick Lamar and Death Cab tunes thrown in for good measure. Also, shout out to my tika Chantelle for having one of the best music libraries I know!