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Jan 22, 2021
Reaching the top spot on our Popular
chart this week is the latest single from Brooklyn's TOLEDO, the project of childhood friends Daniel Alvarez and Jordan Dunn-Pilz. The duo's new EP finds hope on the other side of depression with "wispy, beautiful, guitar-laden tracks," per Highclouds
Here's a smooth cut from Floridian rapper Jean~Baptiste detailing relationship woes over soul-sampling production by Zac Vaughn. "Complemented by backing vocal enthusiasm and a suave bass line, the verses are wholly consuming," says Obscure Sound
Songs on the new LP from Kanine-signed, LA-based songwriter Pearl Charles traverse 1960s and '70s-styled soft rock, psych-pop, cosmic country, and more. The opener "Only for Tonight" launches right into an "ABBA-inspired, technicolor soundscape," says The Revue
, calling it a “dazzling, disco jaunt.”
Fans of Blanck Mass (Stack №124
) or Paula Temple (№228
) should appreciate the grinding industrial electronica of Chloe Lula, the aufnahme + wiedergabe resident DJ and label/show curator-turned-producer. Record Turnover
points to a line from her bio that sums up the sound: "a battering ram on a dungeon door."
Following archival compilations of folk, ambient, and “city pop,” reissue label Light In The Attic continues highlighting music from various eras in Japan with Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980-1988. The leftfield techno-pop of Mishio Ogawa is a highlight.
Brooklyn-based producer Chloé Lula hands Ransom Note "a moody and nostalgia-inducing mix of the raw, rumbling electronics that form the backbone of her DJ sets."
Resident Advisor celebrates 120 Black Artists In Electronic Music:
"While genres like house and techno are the inventions of Black, Latinx and queer folks, owing much of their early development to these communities, mainstream music journalism, this platform included, perpetuated a different story."
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