If your not familiar with Maid in Heights now is the time to pay attention. Their latest single Murakami was released about a week ago on sound cloud and it really represents some of their best work to date. Kelsey Bulkin's vocals are soft, angelic and in certain moments takes on an MC rhythm that gives the vocal performance an edgy raw quality. Sabazi brings in his stylish beat production and really takes it deep around 2:27 with a Glitch/Trap bass drop that just has one of those over powering moments that shreds every thing away and let's you get lost in those wobbles and bass. Overall I'm really pleased with the body of work from Made in Heights, but this latest track is a stand out tune that keeps me coming back to it time and time again.
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The Streets of Laredo are an Indie Folk band that spends most of their time gigging between Brooklyn and New Zeland. This spirited gypsy trio thrives on spontaneous colabertion and free form musical exploitation. Girlfriend was a favorite of mine and a good example of what makes this band special and hope fully a good reason to check these guys out. Their expected to drop a new Ep the Streets of Laredo Vol 1 due out October 7.
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Braoinean’s -Tenere is a nasty little piece of darkly dreaming future bass that draws you into its fuzzy melodies, power subs and haunting vocals. With only three songs and 98 followers on Soundcloud Braoinean’s is gold waiting to be uncovered, and if he keeps bringing this kind of quality to his work he won’t be our secret for long. You might want to check out this pretty brilliant video on Giant Angry Robot I found as well.
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