We're gonna bring you down, then bring you back up. Not to scare you, but this week, we premiered a big dark wilderness of tracks and you're just gonna have to deal. Trip your way through some heavy Kode9 and the Spaceape, scare the people who know you best with your dancing to "Fire Like This", and do some illegal shit and listen to d'Eon's "Region 9." We understand it might all be a little too much, so we added an entire EP full of the talented, mellow, sweet lo sé to bring you down. Trust us, you'll need it.
felicita., "climb up eh"
"Try the attitude-soaked, elastic beats of EP track "climb up eh" on for size."—Ruth Saxelby. Click here for the full write up.
Ryan Hemsworth ft. Trim, "Difficulties"
"It's a vaguely overcast vibe compared to the soda pop optimism we're used to from him, but it feels totally right, like a tall glass of dark beer in the middle of the day."—Patrick D. McDermott. Read the full write up here.
Baauer & Boys Noize, "Fire Like This"
"A buzzing and percussively intricate dance track with live drum fills and a prominent, dizzily looped sample of Miami girl group Anquette's schoolyard-chant tribute to "Janet Reno."—Patrick D. McDermott. Read the full write up here.
Megafortress, "Live In Grace"
"[Megafortress] sings of forgiveness in the kind of strong, round tone that makes you lean against a wall a while and wonder about the world." Read the full write up here.
Nacho Picasso, "In The Trump (Prod. Harry Fraud)"
"Raspy-voiced Picasso drops lines about allergy meds, '80s movies and spirituality over a slightly sentimental Fraud beat."—Patrick D. McDermott. Read the full write up here.
d'Eon, "Region 9"
"A fragile, cacophonous and melodically crystalline sequence of illegally recorded phone samples in a piece that recalls the NSA in its methodology."—Alexander Iadarola. Read the full write up here.
Kode9 and the Spaceape, "The Devil Is A Liar"
"Not so much concerned with healing but with humanity, countering religious symbolism with a staunchly secular viewpoint that suggests a greater freedom, and responsibility, lies within."—Ruth Saxelby. Read the full write up here.
Nick Catchdubs, "Wuts That (ft. B.I.C.)"
"Best line: At the MoMA, feeling like Hova/ Workin’ on a blueprint, watch me take ova."—Alexander Iadarola. Read the full write up here.
She's Drunk, "The Wild Yard"
"London label Liminal Sounds must have a penchant for artists with kerrrazy names."—Ruth Saxelby. Read the full write up here.
lo sé, Fantasma
"Like the way the specifics of a good dream vanish in the morning and you're just sitting there staring at the ceiling, smiling about nothing."—Patrick D. McDermott. Read the full write up here.