Pilgrim is the latest track a from Copenhagen’s own Karen Marie Ørsted. It’s not necessarily brand spanking new but it’s one you don’t want to miss and someone to watch for in 2013. She goes by MØ which is Norse for Virgin and she refers to her style of music as “Street Vibe Indie Pop”. Her sound has been compared to artist like Grimes & Lykki. She is working on her first full length LP and the last I heard the release date is around Autumn of 2013. Enjoy
So Bondax are inside the United States and making their way to the West Coast!. If you follow Sublevel on any level then they’re no stranger to you because we have been mad supporters of these two talented artist and being in the US is huge. They’ll be in Portland on December 15th and I can’t lie to you I’m exited. I’ve been looking forward to this show all year. So if they’re coming to your city don’t miss the chance to see some truly innovative music. So lets celebrate with their new single “Gold” released just today and out officially in January on their own label Justus Records.
12/5 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
12/6 – Miami, FL – Coop
12/7 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
12/8 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
12/9 – Montreal, QC – Velvet Speakeasy
12/11 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
12/12 – Los Angeles, CA -The Roxy Theatre
12/13 – San Francisco, CA – 103 Harriet
12/14 – Seattle, WA – Croc
12/15 – Portland, OR – Rotture
12/16 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune
My philosophy is one good artist will always lead you to another one. While digging for some Last Japan tracks I came across his great Analyzer remix he did for AlunaGeorge. That was my first real introduction to them. Aluna’s vocals are lush, interesting and matched by the support of some great Future Garage Blip-Pop incarnation.
Aluna Francis and George Reid have only been working together for about a year and with just a hand full of tracks out they’ve already been given the nod by Radio 1. For a young group just hitting birth, that’s a good start. It’s no surprise though the three track Ep is filled with memorable moments that kept me coming back to it all week.
You know lately it just feels like I can step out my front door and chuck a stick and hit any number of groups that are saturating the scene with mindless drivel. It’s just dam nice to see some creative and quality artist working together and standing apart from the rest. So go support some good music and check out their site for tour dates and pick up the Ep on Triangle Records, you can also nab it on Itunes as well. The Last Japan remix is a free download via Soundcloud, Grab that below.
My week has got progressively crazier and crazier and here are the tunes I have turned to for some much-needed decompression and relief.
Last Japan one of the best producers in the UK featuring Trim a true original grime MC at his finest.
Mach 5 out of Atlanta with and homage to good times.
A little something from a forthcoming release from Last Japan.
It’s Thursday people that’s one step closer to Friday. So we need to clear some of the fog from the mid-week grind. Go crank the volume up to eleven and get those neurotransmitters charged and flowing for some weekend weirdness on the dance floor. Getting us geared up we have a couple of brand new EP’s from Andrea Valenti and Phantim off ThaF Records. Both these EP’s are so solid, they’re high energy, big beats with massive bass lines and super-duper funky. So go check it out, get your daily dose and make sure and show some love by supporting these artist so they can keep doing what they do.
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I pulled out my favorite cassette tape of Massive Attack today. It’s a work of art in itself, “Blue Lines” is carelessly scribbled in large sharpie across the top of it. There are some random pen marks, paint splatter and a few chipped corners from just straight neglect, I really doubt it even plays. Still I can’t bring myself to just throw it out. That one tape changed my whole view on music. It opened me up to and underground culture of turntablism, vinyl records, warehouse parties and dance music. When kids in Portland were playing House and Techno the Gemini Lounge was on the tip pumping out the Bristol sounds of trip-hop and Drum N Bass. Since then there have been hundreds of incarnations in electro but the members of Massive still remain the epitome of cool. Their Latest “Summertime – 3D vs Scarlett Johansson” is off the soundtrack from Everardo Valerio Gout’s Spanish-language thriller Days Of Grace. It’s got that Massive signature sound, haunting vocals and a tasty build up. It’s a testimony to just how relevant these guys still are. So pay homage to these pioneers and be thankful there still making music.