Archive for the Tropical Category

Curing A Hangover

Posted in Ambient, Electro, Experimental, Lounge House, Pop, Shoegaze, Tropical with tags , , , , , on September 26, 2009 by adam

maserati

Friday nights are usually fun but can also be very deadly.  If you’re in the same condition as me this morning, chances are you could go for a couple tracks to make you feel better.  Luckily, I have just the cure.

Monoliths is one hell of a great instrumental.  It has a very sound ambient vibe to it.  Clear, clean, and constant, Maserati surely has tweaked out something brilliant.  Every aspect of this track grabs you, sucks you, and tosses you around before spitting you out.  The group hails from Athens, Georgia and will be breaching the northern border in the next month.  Watch out for shows in Montreal (Oct 01.09- @ La Tulipe), Toronto (Oct 02.09- @ Lee’s Palace), and Vancouver (Oct 08.09 – @ Biltmore Cabaret).

Maserati – Monoliths

Audraglint

I stumbled across Audraglint entitled, Frost the other day.  While it strays a bit from the usual upbeat party bangers we try to provide on here, I liked it so much I had to post it.  The epic soft synth carry-away found within is spectacular.  Very dreamy, ambient, and very soft.  The crew releases their own stuff on their own label Audraglint Recordings.  Find more on them via their website, but more importantly, check out this track.

Audraglint – Frost

classixx

Well I guess we’ve established the musical theme of this post by now itchin’ toward the melodics of excellent music.  Classixx recently undertook a project remixing Yacht‘s Psychic City that turned out extremely well.  I used to sit on the fence with Classixx.  With their developed style and sound I found them inconsistent about six months ago.  Now after some spectacular couple of months (you can find a numerous amount of their tracks on here) I’m a big fan.  They seemed to have tuned and perfected themselves to where they want to be.

Yacht – Psychic City (Classixx Remix)

michaelcassette

I saved arguably my favourite and best for last.  Something rare as some people tend to hit up the first couple tracks and move on.  However, this should be a rare treat for those who followed through with every track.  Michael Cassette‘s Moonlight Runner is a jam packed synth melody that is absolutely groovin.  I like how he conquers the fine line of producing dance beats all while keeping the mood very light and mellow.  Very interesting stuff. I dig it.

Michael Cassette – Moonlight Runner

Alas hopefully this helps you out, and hey if you’re not hungover I’m sure you’ll still enjoy them.

Alright fine… one dance banger to keep everyone happy.

Flirtphonic tossed out a new track, Bubble Burst, that seemed to catch a lot of attention lately- as it should.  The track has a unique flavour of dips and heavy electronic breakdowns to keep you bobbin’

Flirtphonic – Bubble Burst

I Burn For You, You Burn For Me.

Posted in Club, Disco, Funk, Indie, Pop, Tropical with tags , , , , , , on September 18, 2009 by adam

late nite tuff guy

The latest from Adelaide’s HMC aka Late Night Tuff Guy off Lightspeed Recordings is excellent.  A Deal With God comes off Tuff Edits Vol. 1, and it comes highly recommended.  The track itself holds some heavy bass while bringing in some vocals that resemble the remarkable Stevie Nicks.  I’m not sure if this is a sample or someone lending a helping hand but you are amazing whoever you are.  I can’t get enough.  Keep an eye out for Lightspeed Recordings in the future.  They are doing some great stuff down under.

Late Night Tuff Guy – A Deal With God

marina

Usually Marina And The Diamond‘s vocals are almost too soft for me despite the brilliance she holds.  The talent she has is undeniable.  We’ve all witnessed her softer side.  However, when she turns it up look out.  I caught The Outsider recently and wow, amazing.  We wouldn’t expect anything less but the originality here is something else and I dig the new vibes.

Marina And The Diamonds – The Outsider

Marina And The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Penguin Prison Remix)

tiedye

Now to present my new favourite funk track.  You can say it has a pop feel but once that piano hits in the interlude I start to groove.  Tiedye gives this track exactly what it needs and I think it will definitely put a smile on your face.

DJ Kaos – Love The Nite Away (Tiedye Remix)

BONUS!:

The Embassy – Lurkin (With A Distance) (Tensnake Remix)

Stellar Breakdowns

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Pop, Tropical with tags , , on September 14, 2009 by adam

Sebastien Tellier is awesome.

Sebastien Tellier – L’amour et la Violence

melnyk

Melnyk’s new album Revolutions is out now.  The second album from the UK native offers ten tracks of fantastic electro discopop.  The album-titled track is damn good and can be found here.  The new album has brought about a few eclectic remixes, one being from the extremely talented Feeds.  How’s this for a fantastic dreamy soundscape.  Follow up with Melnyk, he’s mad good and the collaborations on the new album are great.

Melnyk – The Competition (Feed’s Extended Swimming With Whales Remix)

Schaatz on 317

Posted in Ambient, Electro, Experimental, Tropical with tags on July 4, 2009 by adam

schaatz

Discovered in France after playing a few gigs early this spring, Schaatz first broke their sound to the world via the London radio program Hello Goodby Resonance 104.4 FM.  They must have made some noise.  Viva Radio NY soon followed and they will be featured live on the French program Telekim in September.

They are currently staying busy by making music for a short horror film that replica’s the style and tradition of Argenta, Jean Rollin.  Needless to say, this brand new project has been moving extremely fast over the past few months.  So we are proud to be one of the first to showcase the dark, ambient, and electric vibes these two produce.  A rare exclusive. Enjoy, and don’t forget to hit them up on their myspace with any comments and love.

Schaatz – Barbara Lisa Chloe

Schaatz – Terminus