Olympic Ayres – Magic

Olympic Ayres - Magic

Last week Sydney duo Olympic Ayres (aka Kamaliza & Mmiiddii) shared the first single “Magic” off their upcoming release Episode III. Full-bodied bass and piano meets talented lyricism in “Magic” and everyone including Indie Shuffle, All Things Go and We Like It Indie have taken notice. Full of heart, “Magic” keeps perfect time with soul claps and a stabbing beat.

Today the duo releases the “Magic” remixes featuring fellow Australian Luke Million (Modular), Switzerland’s Pharao Black Magic (Future Classic, Nang, Is It Balearic?), and Austin/Houston based dark electropop rock band Night Drive. Stay tuned though because there’s still more to come; Ahead of Episode III, Olympic Ayres will release an official video for “Magic”

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Jamie xx – Live at Night And Day Berlin Red Bull Main Stage [Stream + MP3]

Jamie xx - Live at Night And Day Berlin Red Bull Main Stage

Jamie Smith has had a busy few years since he left Elliott School in London. After two years of working the off hours on a room right next to the XL and Young Turks label offices, his group The xx released their debut album to universal acclaim, sending their hushed sounds on a journey through television usage, festival main stages and households across the world. Even though they had worked with producers like Diplo before, in the end it was Jamie xx who produced the record himself. Despite the busy schedule that came with success, he has been taking every free minute available to slot in DJ sets and produce new music, remixing everyone who’s anyone, from Gil Scott-Heron, Adele and Radiohead, to FaltyDL and Nosaj Thing, to name but a few. Listen + download the 30 minute mix he did for Red Bull Music Academy.

Jamie xx – Live at Night And Day Berlin Red Bull Main Stage | DOWNLOAD

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The Making of Pretty Lights’ New Album: A Color Map of the Sun

Today, THUMP, the new electronic dance music and culture channel from VICE, released an exclusive documentary on the making of Pretty Lights’ latest album, A Color Map of the Sun. The film is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most unique musicians in the electronic realm as he creates his upcoming album, which will self-release on July 2.

The film is made up of footage shot over the last two years as Pretty Lights traveled to New Orleans and New York to record musicians and vocalists, making his first album that uses no samples whatsoever. He spent a year composing, playing and recording music and vocals that emulated genres and time periods that spanned the last century, then pressed it all to vinyl. He then used that vinyl along with a custom built analog modular synth to create A Color Map of the Sun. The resulting album is analog electronica – soulful, electro hip-hop that pays respect to music’s immense power to touch listeners emotionally, kinetically and inspirationally. PLM’s Creative Director, Krystle Blackburn, followed him from the street to the studio, documenting the vision and hard work that went into making this record a reality.

Night Drive – Drones [Official Video + MP3]

Night Drive is the type of music you would hear on a car stereo if Giorgio Moroder and Ray Bradbury were driving late at night through a buzzing metropolis. Inspired by bygone era of glamour and excess, kalioscopic neon lights, Studio 54 and Tony Wilson’s Hacienda, the band pulls influence from acts such as Brian Eno, New Order, OMD, The Drums and LCD Soundsystem to name a few. Night Drive rides a nu-wave of fast-tempoed, synth-based electronic sounds driven by rich guitar melodies and arresting vocal hooks.

[MP3] Night Drive – Drones | DOWNLOAD