Cici Jack – Island Vibes

Cici Jack

Who said summer’s over?! As the summer’s sun and fun slowly fade into winter, Cici Jack and 37 Adventures have joined forces to release “Island Vibes.” It’s Cici Jack’s debut single and it’s guaranteed to evoke summertime in any season.

Originally written and recorded in Cici’s bedroom, Joe Hertz was enlisted on additional production duties to bring an injection of house synthesizers, disco bass and tropical percussion to the proceedings. Maintaining the unique, laid back sentiments of Cici’s original but transporting you to a party on a far away sunny island.

“I love it,” Cici exclaims! “It’s like ‘Island Vibes’ with a few more drinks, some more good people and a party that just shouldn’t finish”

Cici Jack – Island Vibes


Matto Rules

Matto Rules

Check out the new single, “Dive” from Swiss electro-rockers Matto Rules. The track comes from their upcoming second album entitled Hidden Scenes, set to release in February.

The name of the band was inspired by Matto, the ghost of insanity in Friedrich Glauser’s pulp novel In Matto’s Realm. When explaining their new single, frontman Lorenzo Bonati says that it “refers to the state of mind between sleep and being awake, when you walk through the door of subconsciousness into the dream world. Diving is a strong symbol in dream interpretation and has various meanings and implications. This is combined with the song’s lyrics about a story of struggle, insight, and finally leaving it all behind – to dive into the unknown.”

Matto Rules – Tonight

Matto Rules – Dive


Safetalk – Mimic

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Having self-released their first 2 singles, Anglo-French trio Safetalk are now releasing their new single ‘Mimic’ on Splinter, the new label set up by former Ed Banger artist Vicarious Bliss.

Having considered cosmos consciousness with their debut ‘Universal’ and the extent of human potential with ‘Gold of the Highest’, Safetalk return to earth with third single ‘Mimic’ released this month. A psychic call to arms against the forces that seek to limit and contain us, ‘Mimic’ takes aim at those who seek to build walls around both our hearts and minds and our physical selves. Built around a call and response between the song’s lyrics and its powerful instrumentation, its rallying cry to speak up and demand change is carried along by the metronomic beat and borne aloft by the towering waves of crystalline synths and pulsating bass.

Safetalk – Mimic


Candy Cigarettes

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Early last year the Portland, Oregon-based dream-pop psych-rock act, Candy Cigarettes released his self-titled debut album (how do you like that for some hyphenated description?!).

A veritable one-man band, frontman Lane Mueller does everything from write, produce and perform the music on the album. He’s a self taught multi-instrumentalist with a knack for channeling old school 70s rock vibes and making them new again.

Check out a few selected singles from the record below and then self-titled debut album, head over to Soundcloud to stream the full album.

Candy Cigarettes – Selling Price

Candy Cigarettes – Tidal Wave In My Arms

Candy Cigarettes – Sweet Love

Candy Cigarettes – The Party’s Almost Over


Gaika

Gaika

Gaika describes his music as ‘ghetto futurism.’ It’s deconstructed industrial dancehall, filled with erie vocoder manipulated riddims and R&B inspired beats. It’s not exactly reggae but it’s not rap. The sound elludes genre.

His latest EP, Spaghetto is an adventurous journey into a dystopian electro reggae-rock world.

Gaika – Neophyte

Gaika – Glad We Found It

Gaika – VSOP


Pearson Sound – XLB

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Pearson Sound is the moniker for London-based producer, David Kennedy. In the UK, his name has become synonymous with bleeding edge dance-floor music sound. A prolificly hard working, Kennedy has performed from Australia, to South America and worked on remixes from M.I.A. to Radiohead. When he’s not making music or performing live he can be found lecturing about music production.

This year he’s slowed down his output to focus on a more vivid approach to his production. His new single, “XLB” is a reflection of this new approach.

Pearson Sound – XLB


November 2017 Mixtape

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The New LoFi monthly mixtape is an hour-long mix covering all of the music posted to the blog last month. Want to be cooler than all your friends with the latest tracks from artists you’ve never heard of? This is the mix you need to listen to.

Learn more about each artist by clicking on the track title in the playlist below. You can also download the whole mix by right clicking on the title of the podcast and selecting “Save As…”

…or just stream the mix below:

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TNLF 2017 November Mixtape

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Can’t Give my Love Away

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Your favorite English 5-piece English band, The Fleas, are set to release their new single, “Can’t Give My Love Away,” as a free download, on Friday, December 8th.

Groovy and cinematic, “Can’t Give My Love Away” is a gothic cry from the heart that marks the band’s third release from their forthcoming debut album, Square Peg.

Part Cake, part Mark Ronson, the new track artfully blends jazzy brass riffs with down-tempo vocals and easy listening hooks that all come together in a timeless, classic sound that uniquely belongs to The Fleas.

The band will also be launching the single at The Troubador in London, also on December 8th. Catch them live and be forever bitten.