Tags archives: chillwave

"Soak it all up, it’s apart of life’s game"

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"Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon." - Oscar Wilde Oakland bred experimental soul singer Ka’ra Kersey has recently dropped her latest visuals. The track is called “HI[...]

Dogbite Embraces the Infinite

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Dogbite is a band that I have seen and heard about for a couple of years now through media posts and tours that they’ve done with other artists. It wasn’t until the debut of their album Velvet Changes did I really start to dig the band, listening to the album every morning, enjoying the musical arrangements on songs such as “No Sharing” and “Forever, Until.”[...]

The Theatre of the Absurd

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The Theatre of the Absurd ... can be seen as the reflection of what seems to be the attitude most genuinely representative of our own time. The hallmark of this attitude is its sense that the certitudes and unshakable basic assumptions of former ages have been swept away, that they have been tested and found wanting, that they have been discredited as chea[...]

TrapperKeeper - Best Albums of 2011: Toro Y Moi's "Underneath The Pine"

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Oh, hai “that time of year again,” didn’t hear you come in – well, have a seat and make yourself comfortable. I’m not spectacular at year-end reviews… I prefer life like I prefer my albums: gapless. That said, I hat-tipped five artists, songs, and albums that made me pause and take time to jot the time and place – year included – over the last 300-someod[...]

A Night in the Sweyepe: Toro Y Moi at The Relentless Garage in London

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The Sire: Chaz “Toro Y Moi” Bundick The Sound: Chillwave/Eighties Synth-Funk The Scene: The Relentless Garage, Highbury, London, UK   Toro Y Moi graced East London with the infectious sounds of his South Carolinian synth-wave swelter on Wednesday at Canonbury’s Relentless Garage. The venue packed 600 people in a mingling of Red Stripes and sailo[...]

Toro Y Moi Talks Electronic Music, Racial Identity & Being Apart of Generation DIY

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Williamsburg is quite a contradiction. Despite the small town Main Street aesthetic of the Brooklyn neighborhood, it has become a catchall hipster haven for art school dropouts, transient scabs, and self-absorbed bohemian types in above average tax brackets ravenously gentrifying the area. Yet with the social discrepancies whirling around him, Chaz Bundi[...]

SnapTrakks: DJ X - Damage Control

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If you ask DJ X, the DJ world has become "over-saturated with bass thumping electro, dutch house, b-more, dubstep and most recently moombahton mixes." Rather than follow suit, the Atlanta based, New York raised DJ went got together some of his favorite "lighter" musical moments. The mix features some Art Nouveau favorites such as SBTRKT, Gil Scott-Heron [...]

SBTRKT & The Modern Mindset

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SBTRKT's debut album has been called dub, dubstep, chillwave, trillwave, dance, pop, folk and everything under the sun by critics and fans alike. I don't blame them though. Putting a label on something this new is how we relate to things these days. But, if the album is indication of anything, genre is dead, and SBTRKT's indescribable production is the[...]

Beauty & The Beat, Drum Machines Work Overtime On Lamb's Latest Album

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UK Trip Hop/Electronic duo Lamb haven't released an album of new material in eight years. In that time, each developed their creative sides on solo work or side projects. So tender and beautiful as only Lamb had us used to.... 5 is their new album and fifth, and I must say vocalist Lou Rhodes' vocals have gotten softer and more emotive, perh[...]