Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Seeing Double Vision

South By Sea have been delivering a strong roster of artists this year as they make it known they are here as a rising force. Today, they introduce to us yet another act we are obsessed with, Mackenzie Thoms. This LA-based artist comes riding in on the smooth R&B vibes that keep the heat coming fast and heavy. The verses have you cruising down a Cali highway speeding into that chorus where the city lights go down low and you're seeing double vision. Mackenzie Thoms is definitely giving us that sound we like to hear on this debut, and we can't wait for more from him as he claims himself as one of our guilty pleasures. Speed into those city lights below on this one.

Friday, August 14, 2015

This Is Your Kind Of Sin

WHITE has been drawing attention their way ever since they dropped their debut a few months back. Today, this Glasgow 5-piece is back and bringing the major throwback sound ready to drop you back in the disco-era. Their vintage sound come cruising down the highway at an accelerating speed pulling on so many nostalgic sounds you'll be feeling like you're no longer in the 2000s. There's a sultry sax and then those vocals that bring all the edge, all coming together to transport you back in time. Take a flash back to the past on this one above. 

All Is Clear

If you missed the Zane Lowe premiere of Neon Gold's latest Swedish sensation Johanan then you need to get familiar below with this one. Just in time for the final days of summer, where you spend your nights around the campfire, Johanan's debut "Go On (Let It Go)" has that perfect burning sensation that's warm at the first touch, but is scorching underneath the surface as you dive deeper into the track. The fire escalates in the second chorus where the flames go dancing to the stars until they die down to the let the embers glisten in the mist of the summer night. Finally, everything comes together for one final blow as things sore to new heights leaving you trapped in awe just waiting for what's to come next. Dance in the glory of the fire on this one below!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

[PREMIERE] So Dope


It's been said for years on end that Sweden is the treasure cove all things pop, and honestly, it really is where all the hits come from. Today, we are excited to be premiering the music video for another new Swedish favorite Violet Days. "So Dope" is a glistening pop track that runs smooth as an icy glacier. The video pulls on a very simplistic take drawing emphasis to the hazy multicolored wash-over as lead songstress Lina reminisces about a relationship. There's so many great things brewing here that we chatted with Lina to get a little more insight on what's to come from Violet Days. Read up below!

How did Violet Days form? 
"It started with me having a handful of original songs that I believed in and wanted to create something of. I met my band back in 2011 after moving to Stockholm and I asked them if they wanted to play with me and they said YES! and there we go."

Where do you find you draw your inspirations from when writing your songs? 
"I find inspiration in a lot of different things, but I often find myself digging into movie soundtracks and soundscapes, I like vibey instrumentals that trigger something in me. Also I mostly write my songs autobiographical, so I guess my own memories and life in general is a natural source to inspiration."

Should we expect more music soon from you or even an EP? 
"We are definitely working on the next release and have a bunch of songs that we can't wait to share with everyone. Hopefully in the fall."

What are the top 3 songs you can't stop listening to right now? 
"Right now I would say:
- Sufjan Stevens - "Should've Known Better"
-The Neighbourhood - "Afraid"
-Cold War Kids - "First"

Tell us how you came about writing "So Dope" and what inspired the video for it. 
"I wrote the song with 2 other guys last summer on a really hot day. We just played the piano and vibed in front of a microphone and the song kind of just happened. Everything just fell into place and I guess I needed to tell the story. The video is quite simple and we wanted it to portray that hazy lo-fi vibe that's in the song and mix that with some clips to give you a hint of the story."

Finally, what is one goal you want to achieve for Violet Days within the next year? 
"One goal is definitely to get more music out there and build a presence for Violet Days portrayed both musically and visually, and hopefully a lot of gigs too!"

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Set The Other On Fire

We've been long-time lovers of all things on The Jane Doze front, and today, things got extra special with their remix of our homie Lauv's debut "The Other". The Jane Doze take Lauv's heart-breaking debut and turn it into a smooth club banger ready to start your night out right. This all comes as Lauv continues to make waves with the approval of 1D's Liam and those Soundcloud play numbers rising. The spark is starting to turn into a blaze, and in no time Lauv will surely be causing a firestorm!

You’re Nobody Until You Know Somebody

New York songstress Micky Blue has been around for quite a while lending her voice as the icing on the cake to some EDM tracks. After taking some time to work on her own project, Micky Blue is ready to unveil the magic with her debut single "Dark & Stormy". This one is a cloudy cocktail slowly stirring in the magic as Mickey Valen's production explodes out of the fog in the chorus. It's a debut that will definitely draw your eyes on Micky as there is more to come in the near future. Dive head first into the storm below on this one.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Baby I'm Leaving

Will Joseph Cook has one hell of a knack for songwriting. He's been killing it all year and just keeps bringing more to the table. Adding to his feast of songs, he brings us "Hearse" off of his Proof Enough EP out now on Atlantic. "Hearse" had us from the very start where the guitars mesmerize you into a cloudy state setting you up to be pulled into the verses running so smooth. The chorus soars to new heights as it brings notes of sorrow and pain while keeping that nostalgia of a rainy day drive that makes this one so undeniably addictive. Get familiar with Will because there's no doubt he's well on his way to be a superstar!