Poolside - Slow Down

It’s officially summer… endless days of short shorts, sunglasses and laying by the pool… ideally the beach actually. Poolside’s “Slow Down” seems to fit summer perfectly. Smooth slooooow jam with glistening synths. Oh yaaa summer daze. This is the first single from this brand new band straight outta LA… how fitting. Their album Pacific Standard Time is out July 9th. 

Port St. Willow - Amawalk

There is something so comforting about this somber song with its spectacular tenor voice and sweeping guitar that captures such emotion. Honestly, I had thought it was Peter Silberman of The Antlers but after taking a deeper look into this incredible song I found that Nick Principe is man behind Port St. Willow which was formed in Portland, OR  2009.   “Amawalk” is powerful and haunting with its beauty. 

Tomas Barfod - November Skies ft. Nina Kinert

Tomas Barfod - November Skies ft. Nina Kinert

Tomas Barfod is best known for being the drummer of the Danish group WhoMadeWho but I am undoubtedly, undeniably fascinated with his newest project Salton Sea. "November Skies" reels you in with its airy melody aided by Swedish vocalist Nina Kinert’s graceful voice. His LP will release on Friends of Friends May 21. 

Disclosure - Boiling ft. Sinead Harnett

I am still in awe on how fast these two London producers rose to fame at the young age of 17 and 20. These brothers are turning heads. After Disclosure’s recent remix of Jessie Ware’s “Running” and “Boiling” you can expect great things from them because their sound is mature, cutting-edge and rich. “Boiling” is the first track off their new EP The Face which will be released June 4 on Greco-Roman. Take notice of these guys and thank me later.

SBTRKT - Hold On

SBTRKT - Hold On

One of the most intriguing and progressive DJ/producer from London. Aaron Jerome really knows how to add variety to his tracks because his style tends to mix elements of dubstep (no-not the super obnoxious kind), 2-step, elaborate beats and wonderful guest vocalists. Each song is vividly different. “Hold On” featuring Sampha has a steady beat mixed with a somber xylophone throughout the song. Been stuck in my head for days, can’t even begin to say how excited I am to see this guy at Coachella in the next two weeks.

Jai Paul - Jasmine 

You’re definitely going to want this turn this one up high… “Jasmine” is saturated with rich bass and smooth guitar. Jai Paul has done it again- made an absolute perfect track. I was obsessed with his last single BTSTU…this British singer/producer knows how make a song sound so sexy and sensual. “Jasmine” dropped Friday evening via XL- perfect driving through the city of LA. So into it right now. 

Chromatics - Lady 

Yup it doesn’t surprise that Chromatics Kill For Love got best new album on Pitchfork because it is incredible. It’s the kind of song that leaves your skin tingling because you want more. It’s filled with this dark and slow palpating sound and then the scratching synth emerges as if it’s grabbing you and pulling you. Just in awe. “Lady” is the third single taken off Chromatics’ highly anticipated Kill For Love. 

Quakers - Smoke Ft. Jonwayne

Quakers is 35-member hip-hop collaboration that has a new album coming out via Stones Throw on March 27. Geoff Barrow of Portishead (one of three producers in the group) helped produce this track. Deeply rooted in that old school funkness. So fresh and witty. like whoaaa seriously listen to the lyrics, guy has mad flow. 

Clams Casino - I'm God (Instrumental)

Clams Casino - I’m God (Instrumental)

This beat sounds way better without Lil B, just saying. New Jersey producer Mike Volpe known as Clams Casino is such a boss. “I’m God” samples Imogen Heap’s “Just For Now” and man he makes it sound so good. It’s the kind of song that leaves an impression on you. The beat is diffused creating a dreamy parazlying state of mind that leaves you in awe. 

Beach House - Myth

Beach House - Myth

Beach House has out done themselves again, can’t seem to get this song off my mind. I can only imagine my office was pretty annoyed with me because I played “Myth” on repeat all day. But how could you not…. Victoria Legrand’s voice is stunning and “Myth” gleams with emotion. Beach House increasingly becomes more polished, richer and more sophisticated with each song they produce. The ultimate Baltimore dream-pop phenomenon. This is only the beginning to one of the most talked about bands of our generation.