This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the entire catalog of Massive Attack. This contains over 30 songs and close to 3 hours of listening from this influential trip hop band.
Esthero has announced a nice single called Baby Steps with a b-side titled Gimme Some Time. This single will be released on 10″ vinyl and all pre-orders enable you to download digital copies of the songs immediately. The b-side will exclusive to vinyl purchasers.
It has been a while since we have heard from School Of Seven Bells but this morning, singer Alejandra Deheza tweeted a sample from a collaboration that she is doing with DJ / Producer Lauren Flax.
Kelli Ali first found her way to our hearts as the original singer from the band Sneaker Pimps. Classics like Six Underground and Spin Spin Sugar were staples of the trip hop scene in the late 90’s. She has since released a few solo albums, with the 2013 release Band Of Angels being her last…
A new project called Humanist is in the work which features the music of Rob Marshall. The record will feature the vocals of Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, in addition to Mark Gardener from Ride, Mark Lanegan from Queens Of The Stone Age and Screaming Trees and more.
The iconic trip hop band, Lamb, have released a new single called Moonshine. This is the second track to drop off the forthcoming album The Secret Of Letting Go, expected to be released on April 26. Moonshine features Cian Finn for a reggae influenced rap backdrop.
Wow, this is one awesome collaboration. The eclectic and multi-talented Beck sounds totally at home here over a bouncy synth beat from Electronic dance giants The Chemical Brothers. The first half of the track is a smooth and playful with repeated mantras of “I’m wide open” and “It’s getting away from me”
Manic, the latest single from Toronto’s Prince Innocence, may have just heralded the end of synthy summer jam season. The deep, bassy intro hearkens back to late 90’s Triphop. The song itself has a dark and ominous feel throughout. The lyrical content does nothing to brighten the mood, with its reference to ‘dark hallways and wasted days’.
The London trio HÆLOS went and perfectly melded 90’s loungey-Triphop with late 80’s Synthpop by covering The Beloved’s The Sun Rising. Vocalist Lotti Benardout puts a whole new spin on the track, while the eerie sirens and breakbeats breathe new life.
Halou-lujah…some new music from San Francisco Synthpop duo Halou! Ryan and Rebecca Coseboom have been making music for almost 20 years now, orginally under the name Halou but also as Inivisble Ballet, R/R Coseboom and Stripmall Architecture. They have ranged from Dreampop to Synthpop to Trip Hop. The latest single, Lean Into The Gravity starts off sweetly enough, but a faintly sinister Triphop beat enters, giving the track a bit of a dark, ominous feel.
Most of my current musical taste has been sculpted by the music from the legendary Detroit radio show, Big Sonic Heaven – hosted by Darren Revell. That show pioneered a new music movement that celebrated modern ethereal music featuring a variety of dreampop, trip hop, brit pop and more.