a new project from trumpet player and producer, Will Magid
A trio with musical influences that extend far beyond their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, BASECAMP came to fruition when the three producers joined forces to write. Quickly realizing there was a strong chemistry between them, the idea ofBASECAMP immediately took hold. Deconstructing typical genre boundaries by utilizing haunting melodies, intensified by thumping bass lines and heavily percussive drums, BASECAMP effortlessly layer unpredictable tempo changes with elements of subtle glitch and organic strings. Releasing their standout debut EP in late 2013, tracks like "Emmanuel" and "Smoke Filled Lungs" instantly stole the attention of audiences and fellow artists alike, through the EP's sophisticated combination of seductive vocals and irresistible R&B timbre. With the release of their highly anticipated follow-up, 'Greater Than', out now via Owsla, the trio continue to mesh seemingly incongruous musical textures to create beautiful tension.
More introspective than the last EP, the result is a record full of dark, brooding tones, heartfelt melodies and body shuddering bass echoed with sweeping cellos and inflections of ghostly guitars that expertly mirror the real-life experiences of their creators. Universally relatable with burning lyrics and a fully realized musicianship that can't be faltered, this promises to be an exciting new chapter of the eclectic BASECAMP narrative.
Solo artist and songwriter Ben Browning has been a long time member of the band Cut Copy and is set to release his debut LP in 2015. His own work is electronic and draws melodically from heroes Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney. His latest work is a FM synthesis of colorful influences including early techno pioneers YMO and current Scandinavian artists Lindstrøm and Todd Terje. Browning took a live show to the USA in 2012 has also been seen DJing alongside current disco acts like Holy Ghost! and the Jaun MacLean.
Dynamic and diverse are perhaps the best words to define the Suffolk, Virginia based hip-hop group, Breezepark. Since meeting through rival high schools, the group has been striving to build their platform as a dominant name in the music community while reinforcing the importance of positivity, self empowerment, determination, and truth through their art.
Celeste Buckingham - Never Be You (Official Video)
It may have been a long time coming for some, but Australia's favourite psychedelic-dance adventurers, Miami Horror, are set to return this Summer with a whole new swag of delights. The past few years have seen the group release their highly anticipated debut, Illumination, to heady acclaim, as well as relocate to the US after lengthy tours of both their home country and abroad. Settling in crazy Los Angeles, the four-piece quickly found inspiration in the glowing year-round Californian sun, set up a home studio, and eagerly started experimenting with new sounds and projects to ease their creative itch. Proving that time is of importance, the band, anchored by producer Benjamin Plant, have spent the last year crafting and perfecting new material glittered with dream-gazey synth and matured song writing to deliver a new chapter in the band's evolution. Keeping busy juggling time between international DJ sets and side projects of Wunder Wunder (Benjamin Plant and Aaron Shanahan) and Good Night Keaton (Aaron Shanahan), the group cleared their heads and re-focused on the Miami Horror sound to produce their most realised work to date. After writing in both in Australia and the US, the new singles are ready and the the sophomore album is slated for a release towards the very end of this year.
Miami Horror - Love Like Mine feat. Cleopold (Official Video)
Miami Horror - "Real Slow" (Official Video)
Miami Horror - Colours In The Sky ft. Cleopold
Miami Horror - Sometimes
Miami Horror - Holidays (official HD)
Miami Horror - I Look To You (ft. Kimbra) (official HD)
la based producer/dj duo
TWINKIDS is the electronic pop project of pianist-producer Matt Young and Tokyo-native singer-songwriter Gene Fukui. After meeting at Oberlin College & Conservatory in northeast Ohio – the same rural campus that spawned the likes of Teengirl Fantasy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Liz Phair – the two quickly discovered a mutual reverence for electronic music and began writing, producing, and performing as one. They went on to study at the renowned Banff Centre in Canada under Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene. TWINKIDS bring together Gene’s experience as a J-pop songwriter and Matt’s background in classical piano, delivering genre-bending tunes with catchy hooks and lush harmonies. Following releases on Cascine, Yellow Year Records, a collaboration with Australian singer-songwriter Sophie Lowe, and official remixes for Dawn Richard and Ghostly International, the LA-based duo has garnered support from Rolling Stone, The Fader, Stereogum, Sirius XM, & The Burning Ear. TWINKIDS’ debut EP “Boys Love” comes out August 18th, with the EP title paying homage to the gay romance manga genre of the same name. Drawing influence from 80’s J-pop and artists like Imogen Heap and Bonobo, the EP’s five songs tell coming-ofage stories about falling in love.
American producer/DJ Nick Valentine Parker takes the pioneer approach to his music; to go where no one has gone before, tirelessly working to create new noise no one has ever heard. With a burgeoning repertoire of work with artists such as Halpe, Holly, Sophie Meiers, and more at just the ripe age of 19, he is poised for a swift rise and a fruitful career. VALENTINE is his intentional musical project to use inventive sound design and powerful melodies to evoke emotion. If his music makes you feel any sort of way, he has done his job.