Archive for February, 2012

25 Feb 2012


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I am working on my mix for the upcoming amigo’s release party I’m dj’ing, and I found this track in my iTunes library. I have no idea who the artist is, but I really like it. I have a feeling it’s some 90′s pop star I should know, but I can’t put my finger on it. Either that or the vocals are sampled from a 90′s pop star. The title in my iTunes library is “JJ”:


I also found this pretty mellow beat track titled “inst4″:



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25 Feb 2012


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Absolutely stunning new track from SoCal’s Anenon, this track is everything I want music to be. It invokes emotion, executes an aesthetic beautifully, and triggers memories. For me, those three components are at the pinnacle of the music pyramid. I’ve always looked at music as a lot more than just some notes on paper, and I feel like it’s easy to forget what music should be about because a lot of times an artist’s message in mainstream pop music is extremely direct. Acquiescence is a reminder not to forget what Brian has done so well here. “Acquiescene” is taken from an EP of the same name, which is a “companion piece” to producer Brian Simon’s forthcoming Inner Hue LP:

Anenon: Acquiescence

25 Feb 2012


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Ekstasis most nearly means: “to be or stand outside oneself, a removal to elsewhere (from ek-: out, and stasis: a stand, or a standoff of forces).” One can deduct that the feeling of ekstasis – more commonly known as ecstasy – is the feeling Julia Holter is attempting to project in her newest record, titled of the same word.

To me, Julia Holter is like if Zooey D. went electronic – she’s got a super cute aesthetic that surrounds her gentle experimental pop. The below video was directed by Hilary Walsh for Julia Holter’s track In The Same Room, and is off of her upcoming recorded dropping on RVNG Intl. March 1st (when pre-orders ship, later if not pre-ordered):

Julia Holter, In The Same Room from Hilary Walsh on Vimeo.

Here is the title track from the record, I really like how it changes feel ~half-way through: