Crispy New Cuts: 2/14/18
Crispy New Cuts is an on-going series spotlighting 7 fresh new songs that have recently crossed our path and deserve a bit more shine.
London-based Danish sound designer, electronic producer, and vocalist Cecile Dahlin aka CÉCI continuing to explore a captivating electronic/R&B hybrid sound bolstered by complex deconstructed-club beats and stunning ethereal vocals on her latest single “If.”
DJ Khalab "Zaire (Will LV Remix)"
Cutting-edge afro-futuristic dancefloor excursion from the always-thrilling DJ Khalab as re-imagined by Will LV of South London duo LV. Be on the lookout for DJ Khalab’s new Zaire EP arriving early next month on On The Corner Records.
Hector Plimmer "Sunshine (Reginald Omas Mamode IV Remix)"
Last year, South London multi-instrumentalist and producer Hector Plimmer released his gorgeous debut album Sunshine, showcasing his shimmery, groovy, evocative instrumental-heavy sound. He’s keeping those vibes alive with a forthcoming remix collection including this sultry R&B interpretation from fellow London artist Reginald Omas Mamode IV.
Slovakian label Z Tapes is becoming a regular here on Crispy New Cuts, as their prolific output of magnetic lo-fi bedroom-pop continues to captivate our ears. A recent winner from their catalog is the album Bend from Chicago’s Gabriel O’Leary aka Knapsack, his glistening, nostalgic, glitchy electronic productions wonderfully recalling the seminal early 2000s beats of Dntel.
Millionyoung "Never Be The Same"
Miami’s Millionyoung burst onto the scene in 2010 and emerged as an early standout artist pushing the woozy, romantic, sunshine-kissed “chillwave” sound. While some of the early torchbearers of the genre have found success exploring tangential sounds (Toro Y Moi, Neon Indian, Washed Out), Millionyoung is staying true to his roots on this shimmery new single taken from his upcoming album Rare Form, due out April 13th on Mishu Music.
Native Cruise "Space, Time & a Manual"
Cruising along at a sleek 110bpm, “Space, Time & A Manual” is a perfect synth-heavy nighttime soundtrack courtesy of UK’s Native Cruise, featured on the new compilation YOUANDMUSIC Vol. 2 just released by London’s YAM Records.
U.S. Girls "Rosebud"
Quite hyped for this weeks’ release of In A Poem Unlimited, the 6th studio album from U.S. Girls, the project of American-Canadian musician Meghan Remy. “Rosebud” is the 3rd early single taken from the album and it’s another excellent teaser for an album that’s bound to end up on some year-end lists.