Chillwave Wednesday CXLI

Chillwave Wednesday 2017

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

Chillwave Wednesday is also available on Spotify.
See all of the tracks posted to Chillwave Wednesday 2017 each week on Spotify here: http://play.spotify.com/user/thenewlofi/playlist/ChillwaveWednesday

See Playlist and read more about the artists


Malena Zavala

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Malena Zavala is an Argentinian born artist, producer and film maker. Her new single “Should I Try” is a song about fearing the future, and the anxiety that comes with potentially setting yourself up for failure, but quickly realising that you need to relax. It’s not that bad, things will work out. 

 Malena explores a free thinking and forgiving approach to her work.  Her sound reminds us of the psychedelic and dreamy sounds of Tame Impala, Beach House but she admits that her main influences include other guitar players such as Blake Mills and Venezuelan American singer and  visual artist Devendra Banhart. 
Malena Zavala – Should I Try


The Caulfield Beats

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The Caulfield Beats are Lawrence Northall and Molly Dixon. A two­-piece DIY electronics band. 

It’s not often that you would use the phrase “garage band” when describing electronic artists but The Caulfield Beats manage to have one foot in the minimalistic techno world while retaining the soul of a do-it-yourself garage band. Spontaneity versus repetition, organic versus mechanical, the uncontrolled versus the restrained; this is the sound of a band unafraid to dismantle the idea of what dance music can be. They call it ‘garage electronics.’

While the attached MP3s below will give you an idea of what The Caulfield Beats sound like I’m worried that this won’t be enough to do the band justice. You simply can’t appreciate the duo fully unless you go to see their live show. Already reputed for their visually immersive gigs featuring custom live projections, The Caulfield Beats are questioning the traditional separation of dance music from live bands.

The duo will release their debut album, “NewAcid,” this September. Check it out next month and try and go see them live if you can.

The Caulfield Beats – 90s Love (Acid, Pt. II)

The Caulfield Beats – Acid pt. I


Playback: Secret Garden Party 2017

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Last month in Cambridgeshire, we saw the 15th and final Party in the Secret Garden.
It was a serious party.

From it’s beginning, it has helped to redefine what a music festival is. Sure you had many other music festivals at the time of the first SGP, but none of them had quite the ethos that Secret Garden Party had. It was never just about the music. There was more of a collaborative vibe at Secret Garden Party. It’s not about you listening and consuming a pre-determined experience prescribed by the festival organizers…. you are invited to help define the experience. Everyone is a part of creating the experience.

That’s why there is such a strong collective and collaborative vibe at SGP. Whether it’s learning about anti-gravity yoga from a man in a space suit, staging a skinny dipping lake race, or having a dance-off in a boxing ring with a man dressed like a chicken, it’s the people that create the unique vibe in the garden. They are the gardeners, cultivating the slightly hedonistic, art skewed festival that makes up the Secret Garden party. It’s an event where just about nothing is off-limits and the only rule is that anything you have to do needs to be done with love.

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HDLSS – Wonderloss

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The New York-based duo formerly known as “Headless Horsemen” are back after a six year hiatus with a new name and a new single. Now going simply by “HDLSS,” the two producers have just released a new track called “Wonderloss.” When asked to describe the new tune they say it’s like “what Sigur Ros might sound like if they wrote a doo-wop song.”

HDLSS – Wonderloss


Fresh Friday Mix: Keinemusik

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Today we’d like to feature a mix from the Berlin-based collective: Keinemusik. I’ve been listening to their radio shows over the past few weeks and every single track they put out is 100% quality electronic music.

The collective has been around since 2009 and includes five members: four DJs and one graphic designer / painter. With an average output of about five releases per year since they began, as well as a few label parties along the way, Keinemusik has had one focus along the way: refining House and Techno. Going off the beaten track of electronic music to produce something new. Finding your own agenda and not letting anybody else get in the way.

From what I can tell, they’ve been doing a pretty damn good job to that end.

With that in mind, I’m very proud to feature a two hour long mix by Keinemusik this week. Enjoy.

Keinemusik Radio Show by Snacks 30.06.2017


Bernache: Your Name

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When artists associated with bands dip their toes in the solo world, I tend to react with the utmost respect and full support. In many cases launching one’s solo career doesn’t mean disregard towards the group where it all began, rather it depicts the inevitable urge of an artist to freely embark upon every musical journey that he or she desires.

Under the moniker Bernache, the lead singer of Montreal-based band, Men I Trust, has begun this journey. With the release of her debut single “Your Name“, we analyze Emma’s vocals under a very different microscope.  Although we are presented with the same soft, yet assertive vocal performance from the singer, her voice is dressed in a rather unfamiliar garment which comes in the form of a more electronic, experimental beat.

Music-journalist bullshit aside, I think I’m in love. Watch the official video for “Your Name below:

 

Bernache – “Your Name”


Chillwave Wednesday CXL

Chillwave Wednesday 2017

We have a good mix of all-stars and soon-to-be stars on the Chillwave Wednesday lineup this week. We’ve got big names like Goldroom, Medasin, DJ Khaled, Rihanna, Captain Planet and Bryson Tiller mixed in with some rising stars like Allen French, Gramofaune, and MOA.

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

Chillwave Wednesday is also available on Spotify.
See all of the tracks posted to Chillwave Wednesday 2017 each week on Spotify here: http://play.spotify.com/user/thenewlofi/playlist/ChillwaveWednesday

See Playlist and read more about the artists