Fresh Friday Mix: Recondite


Esteemed German producer Lorenz Brunner (aka Recondite) took on BBC’s Essential Mix last month and we thought you might want to end your week with it now. Happy Friday!

Essential Mix Recondite 2016

Return of the Bird Tribes

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Ever heard of “Tribal Dance Pop” music? Neither have I. Check out this new single from Australian producer Deya Dova called “Return of the Bird Tribes” to get a taste.

Then have a listen to the rework that LA producer Equanimous has spun of it for a twist.

Deya Dova – Return of the Bird Tribes

Deya Dova – Return of the Bird Tribes (Equanimous unofficial Remix)

Iris Gold – Revolution Riders


“Revolution Riders” is the latest track off of Iris Gold’s upcoming album, The Marsha Hunt Mixtape. The mixtape is a 70’s homage featuring nine original songs inspired by the life and imagery of American actress Marsha Hunt.

Gold borrows from early blues, Blaxploitation movies, Outkast, J Dilla and Dolly Parton. She taps into a mythical fantasy world saying “I imagined I was in a movie based in 70s Harlem during the hot summer chillin’ with with Lalo Schifrin.”

The Marsha Hunt Mixtape is out tomorrow.

Iris Gold – Revolution Riders

Twin Oaks: Eighteen Minutes


I get asked, quite often, what my favourite song is. This is probably single-handedly the most difficult question to accurately answer in my opinion. I mean, is it “Fix You” by Coldplay, or “Spanish Sahara” by Foals? Maybe its “Smother” by Daughter or “Party at Sunday” by Cosmonauts. Fuck i guess it could be “Empire Trashed” by Drop Electric but damn it! “Innerbloom” by Rüfüs du Sol puts be in absolute euphoric heaven — so that could be it. Truth is, I would completely lose my mind if I even attempted to narrow it down to one song; I can only make a shortlist at each point in my life. The newest addition is “Eighteen Minutes” by Twin Oaks (Lauren Brown, Aaron Domingo, and Rhyan Riesgo). I don’t think we as humans actually get to decide what our favourite songs are. When the time comes, that song approaches and smacks you in the face, leaving you with no other option than to use it to fill that empty void in your life that your were unaware existed. That’s how I’ve felt for the past week. I’ve been hanging on to this song, patiently waiting for release date so that I can share it with willing ears. I hope this makes someone else feel the way it makes me feel. If so, I urge you to pass on the feeling. Some songs need to be heard; This is one of them.

Listen to “Eighteen Minutes” here:


Chillwave Wednesday CXXI


Chillwave Wednesday is a semi-weekly shortlist of chill music from around the internet.

PS: The chill is also now available on Spotify. See all of the tracks posted to Chillwave Wednesday each week on Spotify here:




Nadav Dalumi is the singer-songwriter behind the band called DALUMI. He’s been recording his debut 4-track EP Happiness in Be’er Sheva, (the desert city of Israel). The first single on the EP is called “Sarah” and you can sample it below. Dalumi describes the track as having two paths. One about a character named Sarah and the other about Sarah’s loved one. Sarah is described as a “depressed dark character, while her loved-one is in the ‘ordinary’ path… It’s unclear if they are together or not, but it’s clear that love exists somewhere there.”

Look out for the EP early 2017.

DALUMI – Sarah


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Bronx Native, Ian Sean is bringing Hip Hop back. Here he teams up with LoveAtFirstSound to give us “Unattainable.” With a wobbly bass line and a sharp old-school snare, the duo creates a track that will have your head nodding to the beat. It’s a track that lets any and every future love interest know that no one is unattainable.

Ian Sean – Unattainable

Bart Baker vs Drake

Known primarily as a parody artist, Bart Baker has given us his first original song: “Drake.”

When I first saw the video I liked it, then I hated it, then I liked it. It’s confusing but you get it at the same time. The video is equal parts funny Drake-dancing and auto-tune mixed with neon lights and R&B beats. Is it a joke? is it serious? Does it matter?

Originally from Chicago, Baker caught the ‘bug’ early while studying film at the University of Miami. He’s since moved to Los Angeles and is always finding new lyrical inspiration in the music he’s heard on the radio. Baker’s sharp wit coupled with his ambitious nature soon led him to becoming a self-taught musician learning everything from how to produce beats to writing songs.

With his first original song, “Drake” you can close your eyes and it sounds just like the Canadian rapper himself. Listen to the lyrics and realize that it’s a fantastic tribute.

Look out for Bart Baker’s full length album of original songs this December.