September 25, 2015

Tom Misch - Beat Tape 2

London-based guitarist & producer Tom Misch has become a core member of my DJ sets' downtempo moments these last 2 years.

Regularly releasing warm groovy instrumental pearls on his soundcloud page, he stepped up his game these last few months by also adding beautiful deep-housy tracks, some of which featuring great vocal featurings.

If you're not familiar with his dreamy electric guitar sound and splendid melodies writing, his recently released Beat Tape 2 is the perfect way to discover this young talented artist. Addictive content inside!

A few extracts below:

September 14, 2015

Mocky - Key Change (Heavy Sheet Productions)

Released just before the summer, Mocky's fifth album, Key Change, is an enchanted interlude floating above the obsolete boundaries dividing downtempo, soul, jazz and pop.

All along this very cohesive record, the LA-based multi-intrumentalist and producer demonstrates his songwriting talent, as well as his knack for crafting cosy and poetic musical atmospheres.
Add to this the participation of some of my favorite nu-jazz and indie/folk artists like Miguel Atwood-Feguson, Gonzales and Feist, and you get a very special experience.

Feel-good-stamped LP!

A few extracts below:

September 7, 2015

Vibes4YourSoul special mixtape for Caïmite Radio

From lo/fi & groovy sounds to nudisco & deep house, here is a special mixtape I just did for Caïmite Radio, a cool net project set up in Reims, France by Mosta.

More great podcasts and sounds on their webpage.

September 3, 2015

Beach House - Depression Cherry (Sub Pop Records)

I often get overly excited by records...some kind of a classic music freak syndrom. Still, I know that time is the ultimate judge as to really know if my first wave of enthusiasm was misplaced, or not.
US indie/pop duo Beach House are a great example of this. After the initial delight provided by their 2010 and 2012 LPs (Teen Dream and Bloom), both have become more than fading great music memories to me. They're essential companions, core members of my iphone "desert island" playlist, more than validating my early craze.
Obviously, saying that I've been eagerly waiting for their new LP is an understatement.

And Depression Cherry is finally here! (on Sup Pop Records)
And I beg you not to mistrust my laudatory feedback as my early craze for this new album should also easily pass the time travelling test.
And, yes,  in just a few words, Victoria Legrand is still taking us to her nostalgic and dreamy world with her unique voice and style.
And Alex Scally is still designing fascinating anthemic musical landscapes, filled with high-flying keyboards waves and finely crafted electric guitars-led melodies.
And it's still great. Actually "great" is also an understatement, let's me rephrase this to "magic".
And I don't care if the band does not clear out new musical territories with Depression Cherries, cause I just feel so good in this place.
And I guarantee you will too.

September 2, 2015

Andrei Eremin - Pale Blue Ep

Some great melancholic vibes from down under.

In this promessing debut Ep, Melbourne-based producer Andrei Eremin blends deep downtempo atmosheres with hints of folk. A great poetic parenthesis.

September 1, 2015

Kacy Hill - Foreign Fields (G.O.O.D. Music)

A young woman from Phoenix, Arizona, Kacy Hill performed as a dancer on Kanye West recent tour, and was later signed on his G.O.O.D. Music label following a first promessing self-released single.

Here comes her first track for Kanye, and it's a pearl. Can't get enough of this beautiful piano line framing her ethereal vocals.