Friday, January 30, 2015

Slow remix of Zedd - Clarity by HAVEN

I really enjoyed the pitch-shifted, slowed version of Zedd - Clarity produced by HAVEN in their track "White Noise".

Until I Googled the lyrics, I had no idea what the original song was. It felt like a slowed down 80's ballad in the style of Rick Astley. The original source was anything but:

I'd mistaken the female pitch-shifted/slowed vocals for an emotional male singer instead. Interesting.  I might take a crack and mixing the original down myself sometime into an atmospheric witchhouse set.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

LIFELIKE - So Electric

Check out more of the French NuDisco pioneer LIFELIKE on SoundCloud.

Twin Peaks OST-inspired Tribute Album by online label Retro Promenade

While all the tracks are worth while, I'm a particular fan of the Vangelis-esk synth approach to the original Twin Peaks theme by Robert Parker:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Purity Ring - Begin Again

Purity Ring has a new track out. Their new single "Begin Again" is a great track: it has similar vocal melodies and patterns compared to their earlier releases, but with a deeper beat.

Also see: Previously writeup about Purity Ring.

Capsule - Japanese electronic duo

I came across a remix of an unlabeled remix on SoundCloud, I couldn't figure out if it was really chopped up English, or was actually Japanese:

It's Japanese, as it turns out - and greatly so. Capsule has catchy tunes abound - worth checking out for some non-European dancey-synthpop: Capsul Youtube playlist

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