The best place to find new music on the web. Every day, thousands of people around the world write about music they love — and it all ends up here.
LOADING
0:00
 
 
 
 
Hype Machine has been following music conversations since 2005. Each week, Stack is a snapshot of what’s happening in music now, from our hearts to your inbox.
  • Five good tracks

  • A featured album

  • A long mix

  • A good music read

FULL STACK

  • 1 newsletter every week
  • Complete Stack archives
  • + Hype Machine supporter benefits
Subscribe $3/mo

FREE STACK

  • 1 newsletter every week
Jan 22, 2021

TOLEDO - Dog Has Its Day

Posted by 13 sites • On Bandcamp • Also on: Spotify
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.

Jean~Baptiste - Better Off (Prod. Zac Vaughn)

Posted by 2 sites • On SoundCloud • Also on: Spotify
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.

Pearl Charles - Only for Tonight

Posted by 1 site • On SoundCloud • Also on: Spotify
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.”

Chloe Lula - Errant Bodies

Posted by 2 sites • On Bandcamp • Also on: Spotify
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.
GOOD MIX
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."
GOOD READ

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."

Thanks for listening!

—Dave & Team Hype Machine

Dive into 7+ years of Stack archives

Tracks Mixes Reads
Want to be notified when the track changes?

Click Allow to get desktop notifications when Hype Machine is in the background.