Chillwave Wednesday CXLV

Chillwave Wednesday 2017

Chillwave Wednesday is back! To celebrate our return we have some absolute stunners for you. “The Huggers” is fresh off the press from Moullinex, Fhin has a dark and brooding new single called “Quand On Arrive En Ville” and I can’t get enough of Lindstrøm’s new (semi creepy) track called “Bungl.”

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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

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Tan The Band

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I just came across this band from Copenhagen, Denmark named “Tan” who are pumping out some absolutley fantastic 80s inspired Euro synthwave sound. If you are into Stranger Things, Tron and gratuitous keyboard synths…then you are going to like these guys.

Tan – Barbara

Tan – P A N O R A M A


Still A Great Christmas

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It’s December which means it’s time for some Christmas songs.

For the first Christmas song of the season we’ve got something….well…. unconventional. It’s undoubtedly in the Christmas spirit but not the way you might expect.

Still A Great Night – Merry Christmas, Melania (Still A Great Christmas)


Mr Gabriel

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Mr Gabriel is a Nashville, Tennessee-based artist who sound lurks on top of swaying drum and bass grooves while he draws you in with his voice. You’ll find yourself haunted by his new track “Help Me Out” for days.

“Help Me Out” is inevitably an ode to death – and as Mr Gabriel puts it, “Death is the ultimate lover that’s been waiting MY whole life to hold ME…it’s a bit strange. There is a peace and an aching in that kind of romance.”

Check out Mr Gabriel’s latest two singles below.

Mr Gabriel – Help Me Out

Mr Gabriel – Holy Water


December 2017 Mixtape

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This month’s mixtape is short and sweet. It’s just a tiny bit strange as well. But we like strange don’t we. If you’re a fan of The New LoFi, you’re here to discover music that sounds different and maybe just a little bit strange. That’s what makes it exciting.

With that said, the mix starts off with a new track from Lindstrøm. The track is rooted by a catchy little offbeat disco mix which is overlaid by the wonderful vocals of Jenny Hval and accented with some piano riffs. Hval’s voice fades in and out of the track whispering about her gravestone and how she chooses death (I told you it was going to be strange). All of it together works really well. It’s like electronic rock and roll.

That’s followed up by an older track by Polo & Pan called “Pays Imaginaire” which is a cinematic overture with little French voices singing you into the clouds. Stunning!

The mix takes a turn back to strange… almost scary movie strange with Gaika’s hip hop turned thriller track called “Glad We Found It.” I love how the background beat sounds like it could have been sampled from an 80s scary movie.

I could describe each track in the mix, but it’s probably better if you just whack it on and give it a listen. Just be prepared to be taken to a couple of strange places along the way.

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…”

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TNLF 2017 December Mixtape

Playlist


Lindstrøm – Bungl

Jenny-Hval

Lindstrøm teams up with Jenny Hval to bring us “Bungl (Like A Ghost).” So trippy.

Lindstrøm – Bungl (Like A Ghost)


O.J. Hodding: New EP

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Last year British rapper, O.J. Hodding dropped a sweet video for his single, “Naturally.” It was an ode to the The Pharcyde’s video “Drop” where the whole video played in reverse but everyone was walking forward. If that doesn’t make any sense, you should watch the video.

Not many artists would be able to get away with this type of video plagiarism but in this case it doesn’t feel like a rip off of a video from The Pharcyde. Rather the video comes off as a nod to some of the greatest hip hop artist of all time.

And Hodding has earned his right to connect himself with that kind of talented because of the way he is bringing back that old school hip hop sound from the golden era of hip hop. “Naturally” harkened back to the days when hip hop was jazzy. There was talent in the song writing and production that we’ve seemed to have lost in today’s age of rap. It’s all about having beef with another rapper or about the amount of bling, drugs, girls or cars you can acquire.

Obviously that’s a broad claim and not everyone in the hip hop / rap game is talking about those things, but it feels like the genre went in a very negative direction in the mid 2000s and it’s finally coming back to something soulful. Something lyrical. Something that connects back to where hip hop came from. And O.J. Hodding is definitely a part of that movement for me.

Fast forward a year and Hodding has released a part II to “Naturally” along with a few other singles along the way. And now he’s released an EP with a few new singles as well. Check out a few of my favorite singles from the EP below and then head over to Soundcloud to stream the whole record.

O.J.Hodding – LOTN (feat. Cloude Atlas, MX30)

O.J.Hodding – Naturally Pt. II (feat. Shaé)

O.J.Hodding – Wavy


Death Grips – Eh

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Have you ever heard of the Sacramento, California-based band called Death Grips? It’s three dudes called Stefan Burnett (aka MC Ride), Andy Morin, and Zach Hill and they’ve been making music together since 2010. That’s where the facts end and the rest is open for interpretation.

Forget using genres to describe Death Grips. It’s not rap, but it is. It’s not electronic music but it is definitely electronic. It’s not rock, but isn’t it? I once heard someone describe them as a way more aggressive version of the Beastie Boys.

They released an album last year called Bottomless Pit which was one of the best albums of 2016. So I thought I would be helpful and keep you up to date with some Death Grips in case you’ve missed them. Otherwise…. “Eh”

Death Grips – Eh