Artenvielfalt ft. Phable – Love Lines (Archive)

22 08 2013

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Isolee – Allowance

31 07 2013

On Saturday the 28th of July at round 7:35 am in Dalston, London, after a night of 1920’s dress, roulette table-ing, vodka martini’s and electro swing jives, I slumped and glided to the sound of Isolee’s “Allowance”. It has such measure, such grace, such balance, teetering and tormenting. The piano echoes, holding you, sustaining you, massaging your mind and your soul. You drift and drop to the non-stop melodic felony. Yet, there is an undercurrent of grit, a shutter sound that holds the piece together. When I heard this, I felt liberated, I felt unified, I felt at peace. So sit back and enjoy, if you ever need a post jam tune, this is the one.

KB.

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Kleerup – Until We Bleed

16 07 2013

Love at its most fragile and somber. This song seems to leave a real emptiness in the air. A tragic melancholy is created, as we listen to the vaporous voice of Lykke Li, hypnotising us into submission, placing us into a straightjacket, a hostage to the music, held in suspension. You feel a pain and anguish, yet it is this anguish that makes this track so captivating. The song’s meaning seems to be centered on addiction whether that is individual addiction or dealing with the strains of addiction within a relationship. There is a beautiful subtlety as Kleerup mixes vocal, with electronic and instrumental, you feel simultaneously unnerved and yet calmed, empty but whole, an unsatisfied satisfaction.

KB.

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Alexi Delano – Molar One

12 07 2013

When the Weekend says “Hello”, I like to reply with “Techno”. People of the world, feel uplifted, feel young, feel free. Embrace the summer, embrace your youth and allow Alexi Delano to musically manipulate your mind and your body. Feel the beat; grapple with its gritty, knotty texture. Bounce and shiver, shake and nod. Become a prisoner to the musical monotony, the infinite continuation of sound. The weekend has beckoned and now, you answer.

KB.

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Parov Stelar – Chambermaid Swing

12 06 2013

After a great performance at “The Forum” showcasing his album “The Princess”, I felt obliged to post a Parov Stelar track. For more listings at the forum please see: http://mamacolive.com/theforum/listings/

“Chambermaid Swing” impresses as we see an emulsion of classic smooth swing and grimy undertones, blended to craft a powerful, uplifting, song that just makes you want to get down and dance. The track seems to posses a sense of drama, gripping but simultaneously unshackling your body. There is a tension, a movement, an action. The song is willing you, persuading you to fall into its web of sultry swing, invading you body and mind, to relax and allow the music to take hold.

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Trentemoller – The Mash And The Fury

7 06 2013

Ever felt like a storm is coming? No literally a ferocious, all encompassing, hungry, angered, anguishing, still storm teetering on the horizon. Well take a seat and listen intently to the introduction of the masterpiece that is Trentemoller’s “Into the Great Wide Yonder”. This song seems to build; it holds, offers and yet retracts. There is something that is about to be unleashed. There is a motion, there is a calm, there is a conscience. Take shelter and prepare for the coming of “The Mash and The Fury”, whatever that may be, is up to you.

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J.Viewz – Teardrop (played with fruit)

31 05 2013

Organic beat making at its finest – a cover of Teardrop by Massive Attack played on fruit and vegetables!

I used to love bananas but they’ve kind of lost their a-peel…

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Iron & Wine – Boy With a Coin

15 05 2013

Iron & Wine go electronic. Don’t skip the end.

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Something in the Air – Maya Jane Coles

14 04 2013

A mellow house track from Maya Jane Cole’s ‘Don’t Put Me in Your Box’ EP. Initially it’s easy to be deceived by its gentle softness and minimal construction, yet as you fall under its spell you’ll soon notice the dark underlying tension which hits you like a right hook to the jaw. Beautifully eerie, you can imagine yourself discovering an underwater Atlantis with only a flashlight.

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Flume – Ezra

21 03 2013

‘I felt like I was in space with Neil Armstrong smoking a blunt’.

As terrifying as it sounds, Flume’s self-titled debut album joined the lofty heights of One Direction and co. and reached #1 on the iTunes album charts. But Wait… Relax… Before you start speedily sliding your cursor towards the big X in the top right corner of your computer screen in a manic attempt to cleanse your soul, I’d suggest you listen to this album through, for it finds itself exquisitely balancing between the polar opposites of commercial success and underground substance.