Return of the Round-Up: We Missed You Edition

Hiatus over. Resume jams.

Don’t tell Mom, we gave  you this year’s Christmas gift early.




Kaleidoscope Playlist

This latest playlist is one for all the day trippers out there. The ones hitchhiking along the astral plane. Psychedelic, unearthly, surreal sounds guide your away from the here and now. Featuring sounds from the likes of Tame Impala, Pretty Lights, Glass Animals,  Radiohead, and more.

[Fresh Albums] Big Gigantic, Vince Staples, Isaiah Rashad

It’s a long, holiday weekend, meaning you’ve got plenty of time to go outside, spend time with family and friends…or sit in dark rooms and listen to great, new tunes. If you’re opting for the latter, we’ve got not one, not two…but THREE new albums hot off the presses for you.

For fans of electro-funky-awesomeness, Big Gigantic’s Brighter Future is for you. The album features collaborations with genre mainstays like GRiZ and hip-hop giants Logic, Waka Flocka, the up-and-comer Pell, and a lot more. This may favorite work from Gigantic yet, and that’s saying something. Awesome album from the first to the very last track.

For the hip-hop heads, we’ve got Vince Staples Prima Donna and Isaiah Rashad’s The Sun’s Tirade. Very different energy levels and vibes, but both great in their own rights. Fans won’t be disappointed.

Stream the albums below.

GTA & What So Not – Feel It (feat. Tunji Ige)

GTA and What So Not producing together? This ought to be good.  And though Flume may no longer be a part of What So Not,  you can certainly still hear his influence here.

Check out the fresh new track below.


Feral Fauna – Tincture (Taylor Thomas & CRVE U Remix)

Powerful, undestated vocals set the mood. Then, just when a short-lived sax riff makes you think we’re staying in this territory, they bring in a jittery electronic melody and  frantic riff. Eventually, we find our way to the familiar beatkit to build up the hype.

I dig it. I think you will, too.

Listen below.

Maddy O’Neal – Introspect

If you liked the sounds from our last post , you’ll be sure to enjoy Maddy O’Neal’s latest album, Introspect. Ms. O’Neal combines equal parts electro-funk, hip-hop to groovy effect. Listen out for some jazz-club worthy bass lines laid out alongside glitch-tastic rhythm sections. It should come as no surprise that Pretty Lights himself is now associating himself with her act.

Listen to the full album below.

Daily Bread – Cloud Conductor

Between the soulful vocal samples, old-school instrumental accompaniment, and fantastically chill production, it seems this Daily Bread guy is taking some serious cues from Pretty Lights with this playlist. In fact, the similarities are so striking at times I wouldn’t be surprised if we found out that this was a secret Derek Smith side project.

Some of my personal favorite tracks here include the breezy “Cloud Making”, which features a flute riff that I swear could have been performed by Ron Burgundy himself, and the hip-hop infused “The Storm”, featuring Obeah.

So sit back and fade into the clouds.

Gold Kiss – Feelings

On today’s menu, we’re featuring a deep house track courtesy of newcomer producer Gold Kiss.

“Feelings” typifies its sub-genre using  sleek, cool rhythms. The production is tight; it’s the sort of sound that makes you want to close your eyes and sway. If you like what you hear, show his SoundCloud some love.

Check it out below.