Boom boom boom boom boom ah-oom. More musical magic from RAC. If you follow thatbeatjuice, or any music blog for that matter, RAC/André Allen Anjos should need no introduction. Listen to his wonderful rework of Joywave’s “Tongues” ft. KOPPS. Catchy as catchy gets.
A few months back I featured Urban Cone in a France/Paris post. I had just heard their track “We Should Go To France” and I was in love. Now the Swedish group is back with another geographic-oriented song in “New York”. Europe, North America, France, NYC. It doesn’t matter. Urban Cone will come up with something great no matter what the location.
*Also, Oliver Nelson has provided us with a beachy, party remix of “New York”. Listen to both. Pick a favorite. Do your thing.
Pete Tong premiered Avicii’s newest single ‘Wake Me Up’ on Radio 1 last Friday. You may have heard it from the promotional mix we uploaded a while back. The song is a massive feel good anthem that will surely be everywhere this summer. It’s a bit of a departure from Avicii’s typical style but, unless you have an extreme aversion to country music (which you shouldn’t!), you will thoroughly enjoy this one.
As Pete Tong described it, “Nashville goes EDM.”
Up until two months ago I had never heard of Rüfüs. Now anything they release warrants an automatic listen. They sucked me in with “Take Me” and now they’ve got me groovin’ to “Desert Night”. An absolutely perfect track for your late-night, summer dancing needs. Stay tuned for Rüfüs’ upcoming album, ATLAS.
Disclosure’s debut album Settle has taken by the world by storm (see above photo), hitting #1 in the UK. Having listened to it in its entirety, I can say that it deserves every bit of the hype it’s receiving right now. With all of this said, coming away from the album, I’m not sure if I’m more impressed with Disclosure’s production prowess or Sam Smith’s incredible voice. Here is another collaboration of the two, covering Duke Dumont’s ‘Need U 100%’. Better than the original? I’ll leave that up to you.
Also, here is a nice acoustic version of ‘Latch’, highlighting the voice of Sam Smith. Wowzers.
TRAILS AND WAYS released their 5-song Trilingual EP today. $2.99 on Itunes with “Tereza” and “Como Te Vas” available for free download on their Soundcloud. This is good. Good for me. Good for you. Good for music.
Over the past year, I don’t think there has been a band that has produced as many quality tracks as TRAILS AND WAYS. Sure, other artists released more music, but TRAILS AND WAYS was a perfect 5-5 in my book; I was never once let down by one of their releases. Now all of those wonderful songs are neatly compiled on one EP. Perfect.
If you’ve never heard of them, it’s time to change that. If the name sounds familiar, but things are hazy, this is a refresher. If you love them, then you’re just as excited as me and are down to listen to T AND W whenever.
All the songs are good, but I didn’t wanna cram them on here. If you want more, check out the Soundcloud and Itunes links above.
It’s hard to find an album you can play all the way through these days. Often times, LPs only have a few good tracks. We all know that. But we’re also bombarded with music constantly. You may hear a great new track or even discover a new band, but before you realize that you’ve found something you love, there’s more music in your face (or ears) to distract you. Things get lost in the shuffle.
While I could get even more preachy and go on about the need to actively listen to music in general, I’m really just here to tell you about Pacific Air’s new album Stop Talking. Don’t let it get lost in this world of music ADD. Don’t close the book on them just because you’ve heard “Float”, “Lose My Mind”, and “Move”. This SOCAL duo has a lot more to offer. Stop Talking proves that.
From start to finish, the album is pure bliss. Airy melodies, upbeat choruses, and signature whistles make Stop Talking an immediate, indie-pop favorite. A summer classic. The CD that will be blasting out of my speakers the next time I get in my car.
The Lawhon brothers know their sound and it shows. Each track is clearly them, but not redundant in the slightest. From the ones I knew (mentioned above) to my new favorites (“Suits”, “Play Nice”, “Far Away” and “So Strange”), Pacific Air have me hooked. Listen to this indie-pop gem of an album and I’m sure you’ll feel the same.
Stream the entire album below and pick up a copy from Itunes.
Wow. What a collab. As if Disclosure hadn’t already produced enough hype with their debut album Settle. Now we get a top-notch remix of “You & Me” from the Sydney beat-master, Flume. The rework is a much slower track, bathed in strings and filled with sweeping synths. Best way to describe it? Orchestral Crunkwave.