Track: Peng Black Girls Remix (feat. Jorja Smith)
Location: London, England
B3-go to remix artist Kodak to Graph spins B3-fave artist Wale for an intense multi-dimensional moody-trancey drippy-languid technicolor-synth-led big-dub sound on new mix for “The Girls On Drugs”. Reviewed by Erin Shay.
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Buzzing LA-based 4-piece Transviolet gets a strong remix from Twin Shadow on “Girls Your Age”. TS’s added guitar riffs alone make this remix a stand out but the new groove and the drums take it over the top. Feel the head-bob inducing flip below. Reviewed by Tony Perkis.
We like the colorful-composition artistic weave of the lovely reverb’d main vocals, high-angelic-pitch accompanying background vocal melody and moody-sensational movingly-emotive melancholy undercurrent on “Girls Your Age” the new slow-mo-creative instrumentally-scenic debut track from NY-bred LA-based newcomer four-piece indie-pop band Transviolet; who say the track is about finding a balance between identity expectations and that free-spirited f-u artistic be-yourself vibe that is so important to foster in life (for young women especially). According to Transviolet regarding their vocals-led track, “It’s complicated- coming into your own. Especially for girls. The world wants you to fit a role- be smart OR be sexy OR be modest- they want you to fit into some tidy, little, one-size-fits-all box. The truth is, you are human, and you aren’t meant to be just one thing. You can be innocent, sexy, elegant, dirty, beautiful, and flawed all in the same instance, and you don’t have to let anyone flatten you out into some one dimensional caricature of yourself. Fuck that. You are multidimensional, and you are capable of being everything at once”. Empowering stuff. Transviolet plans to release more material this year so stay tuned! Reviewed by Erin Shay.
Get caught up in the big guitar-riffs, absorbing vocal hook, and sugary-sweet hum of the strings on new track “Happy in the Sorrow Key” which is the new first single off upcoming album, One Lost Day, from American legend act, Indigo Girls, the female folk-rock musical duo who are best known for their loaded lyrics and classic acoustic-guitar driven music from the 80’s and 90’s. Reviewed by Erin Shay.
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Swedish producer Slackin’ Beats adds a golden touch of dauntless percussion to his beautifully understated, magnetic new remix of last month’s breakout hit “California Girls” from LA producer/artist NoMBe which recently hit #1 on Spotify’s Top 10 Most Viral Tracks. Reviewed by Erin Shay.
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“All The Other Girls” is new from Avid Dancer’s upcoming “I Want To See You Dance” EP. The spare and soulful track features, in the ethos of R&B-driven 60’s rock or even Nina Simone, harmonized melodic lines framed by clattering hand claps and a steady downbeat. The minimalist rhythmic turn on “All The Other Girls” is one we are loving from Avid Dancer. “I Want To See You Dance” is out October 21st.
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Hotly tipped Swedish/Australian girls and Gap Ad vets Say Lou Lou link up w/ Norwegian production starman LINDSTRØM for new single “Games for Girls”. Constructed around a more immediate more pop-accessible instrumental than still great but blog-poppier tracks like “Julian” or “Peppermint”, “Games for Girls” is infectious. “Games for Girls” is excerpted below from Say Lou Lou’s debut LP Lucid Dreaming, due February 2015 on Columbia.