Monday Roundup | August 28 2017

We have five good reasons for you to clap your hands and say yeah. Monday this week brings a collection of tracks inspired by the Indie Dance side of things…with just a dash of Disco:

Tabrill – Lossless (feat. Emily)

Infectious pop sounds combine with a chilled out beat to create an almost euphoric track. The vocals courtesy of Emily complete the arrangement beautifully. Definitely one to wrap yourself up in.

Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Stephen Richards Remix)

Stephen Richards does it again. This time with a hypnotic take on Indeep’s well known hit “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life”. This version is deep washed in Disco vibes and has everything you need from a proper groove.

NoMBe – Young Hearts (Jason Gaffner Remix)

Dreamy vocals and a deliciously retro beat bring Jason Gaffner’s take on “Young Hearts” to life. Upbeat with just enough sleepiness to keep you coming back for more.

Yumi Zouma – Depths (Pt. I)

One of my favorite groups. “Depths (Pt. I)” is a gorgeous track that seems to get it all right. Sweet vocals, incredibly intricate instrumental work, and a simple packaging make this one a sure hit.

Greg Wanders – Wildfire

Smooth and soulful. Cannot go wrong when you bring the best elements of R&B + Neo-Soul together. Not to mention incredible vocals and lyrics that are completely relatable.

Friday Quickie | August 25 2017

On Friday’s, we keep it simple. Here are five jams ready-made for your listening pleasure…so don’t hesitate to get down and unwind a little. Treat yo ‘self!

Sebb Junior – Untitled Love Song

Icarus – Trouble feat Talay Riley

Major Lazer – Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell) [Thomas Garcia x Hello Harry Remix]

JNTHN STEIN – Master Control ft. BXRBER (Pat Lok Remix)

Love Galore x Don’t Get Too High (Porsia Camille Mashup)

Monday Roundup | August 21 2017

What’s in a Monday? How about five vibe-filled tracks that are sure to help start your week right? Today we bring you the latest from Moon Boots, Birdee, JNL featuring Vikings, Third Floor, as well as the latest from myself.

From Disco to chill there is plenty to love here. So turn that frown upside down, get that chin up, and eclipse any negative thoughts with these fantastic tracks.

Moon Boots – Never Get To You Feat. Antony & Cleopatra

This fantastic cut comes off his debut album “First Landing” out now. A soul filled, heart wrenching jam with MB’s signature keys evident.

JNL + Vikings – Into The Fire

Downtempo and a down jam! Filled with groove and a slick guitar line. How about those vocals?

Betty Moon – Life Is But A Dream (Birdee Remix)

The disco master does it again! This time for LA based artist Betty Moon who sees her album “Chrome” drop 8/25.

Third Floor – Oceans

If you haven’t heard of “Third Floor” yet, this is your chance to get aquatinted. “Oceans” is emotion filled and beat driven with soulful pianos.

Alex Harrington – Take Me to My Lover

If you dig disco this one is for you! Out now.

Golden Vessel – Shoulders ft Elkkle & Mallrat

Starting this week of with a gorgeous track from Golden Vessel. A collaboration with Elkkle & Mallard, “Shoulders” is a driving-yet-dreamy song that carries a lot of emotion. From the booming kick to the warm bass, this track envelops the listener quite beautifully. Wind down you evenings with this one…or start off your day with it.

Vanessa Elisha – Dark & Lonely (Prod By. XXYYXX)

Let’s slow it down a bit and get ready for hump day properly! Very excited to share this fine jam from Vanessa Elisha featuring production from XXYYXX. It feature strong “future” elements, including some impressive and airy synths coupled with a broken up beat. Vanessa’s vocals coat the song with a sweet sadness that you can’t help but be enticed by. One thing we really enjoy is how this song rides the line between genres while still retaining the feel of the song.

Jason Gaffner – Phantom (Keljet Remix)

Enjoy your Friday (or Saturday depending on where you live) with this dark cut of Summer-time dance via Jason Gaffner and Keljet. This remix of “Phantom” retains the original vibe but adds an airiness that complements Mr. Gaffner’s soulful vocals. Synthesizers marry perfectly with the indie dance inspired drums and subtle, yet driving, bassline.

Michael Mason – The Journey Part 3

Well, first: HAPPY FUCKING NEW YEAR!

We are SO excited with how things have been turning for us at “The Hawk”, and we can’t wait to share what’s next. Trust, it’s dope.

ANYHOW, back to the music! Usually, I prefer posting individual songs, but this mixtape….sheeesh! HOT LIKE FYRE.

If you start a mixtape off with Danny Brown, I will be hooked. Just saying.

For the uninitiated, Michael Mason is a producer who has been making waves lately, specifically with his new EP, “Let It Fall”. And for this mixtape, Mr. Mason takes on a retrospective journey of his year, turning us into some epic tunes along the way.

Hopefully a playlist is forthcoming…need to DL some of this ASAP.

 

Secret Spade – Gallows

Today we bring you a lovely cut of intimate electronica from Australian-duo Secret Spade.

Their latest track is called “Gallows” and it features a warm sound with plenty to enjoy. A deep bass element is apparent throughout this song as a chorus of synth plucks compliment it. Perfectly nestled between Future and Deep House.

Plus…how can you not love that vocal track?

Lope & Cantola – You Waited

Well, hot damn! Just when you think every week is going to be like the last…you have Audiophile Live dropping the new Lope & Cantola EP entitled “Keep Moving”…and JUST LIKE THAT…you are movin’ and a-groovin’.

Full of bouncy, beautiful and uplifting synth work…You Waited is a driving track that builds with precision and pace. Slowly meandering up a hill layered with beautiful, echoing synth work…and when you reach the zenith…the view is impeccable.

If you need a good head-boppin’ tune to get you through the work day…let Lope & Cantola take the reigns.

 

Khamsin – Space (feat. M. Maggie)

Like a slow walk through a snow-covered forest, this song slowly encompasses you with each passing moment. Atmospheric where it needs to be, and driving at times as well, the new single from Khamsin featuring M. Maggie, “Space” is a perfect respite from the often complicated world around us.

Deep pianos, reverberated vocal clips, and beautifully delivered vocals from M. Maggie, turn “Space” into a soul-searching journey, complete with a pulsating chorus melody, letting its hair down, if only slightly.

When you need a moment to think, or just a little room to breathe…drop the needle on this one ASAP and thank us later.

 

P.S. dont forget to grab his new EP, out now on Yunizon Records!