It’s March, which can mean a number of things for a number of people. Madness for some, dance music for myself.
Written by Guest Blogger Marta Baniukiewicz The xx’s new video for the track Chained, the second single from their latest album Coexist released on 5th of September by Young Turks, is breathtakingly beautiful, cinematic, and interesting, everything one could hope for in a music video. It features band members descending in a giant water reservoir [...]
BUY ALBUM HERE BUY HERE Critically applauded indie-pop band, The xx returns with a well-awaited new album Coexist this week, a brilliant follow-up to their self-titled debut album. Since then, the band has lost a member – second guitarist and keyboardist Baria Qureshi left the group end of 2009 – but hasn’t lost [...]
Illustration by Connie Lim September brings new releases complete with hits from Two Door Cinema Club, Cat Power, and some still-tasty summer leftovers. Whether this will be your back-to-school playlist or just your leaf stomping soundtrack, enjoy the Niki & The Dove marathon, Carlos Serano’s sedating Kanye West vs. The xx mix, and a [...]
BUY HERE Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander bring Sweden’s Midsummer to our music summer with their “High Summer” (Secretly Canadian) in a distilling vocal commitment wavering between a combination of Pan’s Labyrinth (Javier Navarrete, “Mercedes Lullaby”) and a less polite Ben Gibbard. JJ has been hurling glow-tronic pop fists since the early 90s under Gothenburg indie label, Sincerely [...]
Listen to “Far Nearer” here BUY HERE The beatmaking brother in The xx family, Jamie xx, has had a healthy upbringing in the nurturing confines of ethereal dubstep and whispered sensuality. Such breeding can be heard in the Brit’s newest stunning single, “Far Nearer,” which follows the beloved stylings of the musical fairytales he so-beautifully [...]
Listen to “Crystalized (The XX Cover)(JThunder Remix)” here Here is a remix of an XX cover by the Gorillaz. Chicago, IL based JThunder does some pretty dope work revamping the track and giving a new energy to the melancholy vibe of the original. The beat is on point not taking anything away from the Gorillaz [...]
Listen to “Rolling In The Deep (Jamie XX Remix) ft. Childish Gambino” here Buy Here The original version of South Londoner Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” is quite the powerful record. Adele’s soul nurtured vocal resonates with feeling that so permissively penetrates. Jamie XX, the beat mastermind behind The XX and one of my person [...]