Today we celebrate 3 years of Popping & Locking.
We’re damn excited!
We’d like to thank all of you wonderful music lovers with this free giveaway, a Boogie special, with music by the good people who’ll be doing their magic behind the turntables tonight at our Boogie Birthday party at the Teder pop up bar, Tel Aviv.
What we have here is a slowed down hypnotic edit by Hectik, a somewhat experimental boogie lollipop by Kalimist, and a lil’ short somethin somethin by yours truly as well ;)
Get it all for free here!
Or listen below:
Considering this blog has set out to be a platform for pushing the sound of my hometown of Tel Aviv, it’s quite a disgrace that only now is the first time I’m featuring the music of the talented Jerome C here.
With releases for Wolf + Lamb’s Double Standard Records already in the bag, Jerome now brings his elegant round groove to Apersonal Music, with The Wind EP, out July 13th.
You Better Think sees him sample the super classic JB infused Lyn Collins’ Think, turning it into a delicious mellowed out slo-mo-disco bomb. Ain’t no mistaking this vibe. Pure real soulful groove.
Check it here:
Alright here we go. This gorgeous song sounded like the perfect remix material from the first second, and we’re now ready to start hearing them pouring in.
Enter: Cyril Hahn. We’ve loved him on his Destiny’s Child remix and many other of his releases, and here he delivers a straight up shiny bouncehouse joint of the song. Proper vibes.
The single’s out Aug 3rd. We’re absolute fools for Jessie Ware so we’ll be updating with the rest of the remixes, that underground savvy Jessie surely picked wisely.
Hopefully you did not miss out last month on the splendid summery Daytime Disco mix by the ever smooth Poolside. Now they’re sharing one of the laid back edits they’ve cooked up for the occasion, for your free download and groove out pleasures. Bon Appetit!
Listening to this deep, sad and engulfing beautiful EP, and reading Tommy Jacob’s text about it, saying: “I hope that you’ll like it because it’s kinda my last musical project…”
It hurts losing such a talent to the facts of life. Man’s gotta bring home the bread. Let’s hope in the future Tommy finds his way to make a living and make more of this magic. Usually, at some point he will realise he just has to :)
For now though, there’s not much reason to cry (besides the music itself) as we’re left with this free download 6-track wonder.
Let’s ignore this unbelievably adorable image for a second and try to focus on the music.
Flirtini are, I don’t really know man, they’re some sort of a collective or label I guess. They explain everything thoroughly, but, in Polish. Either way, they are all about brave new music, and their quite recently released Heartbreaks & Promises compilation was one of the freshest sounding things out this year.
Well, they are now quickly following up with a second part of the compilation, this time widening their roster beyond strictly Polish producers, while staying true to that well Polished (get it???) groovy synthetic sound.
I guess they’re gonna be doing the same trick they did last time, of releasing a new track every few days, and this is the first one to hit the shelves, by Klaves.
It’s all free download via their page so go go go!
Roland Ting is way underhyped in our opinion. Listen to this slow burner heavy feeler remix he made to one of the best cuts off Chet Faker’s debut album to understand what the man’s about.
There aren’t that many Mexican producers out there, so It’s rather fantastic that one of the only ones we know of is actually a big favorite of ours. Straight outta Mexico City, Teen Flirt comes complete with his own diverse and prolific Finesse Records, and a knack for sweet and filthy melodical beats.
It’s been about a year since we’ve last heard of the dude, most memorable perhaps for his remix of Korless’ Lost In Tokyo, and now he’s back with a new, free download EP called Welcome Home, which is a step forward in forming his own unique style, that includes incorporating some more traditional sounds from home into his futuristic no-borders WWW influences.
Here’s a track off the release which seems to encapsulate all of this and more:
From Melbourne, the city that previously brought you the elite funk of the Bamboos, the divine soul of Kylie Auldist and so much more groove, now comes a new boogie outfit called GL. Too early to tell where this new endeavor will lead, but we’re loving how it is starting off.
Have a go here: (Free download via their FB page)
I normally don’t write here about stuff that’s already been posted on XLR8R, since, well, it’s already been posted on XLR8R?
But I’ll make an exception this time, as I feel I must share this stunning and rather unique new one from definitely one of the biggest producers out there these days - Jamie xx.
Apart from being a big musical influence and subject of admiration for many, myself included, It also happens that I have been postponing getting my hair cut for a few weeks now, and I find Jamie xx to be a big inspiration when it comes to that as well.
Enjoy this one. Out now via Young Turks. Comes complete with a minimalistic geometric music video messing around with the Iconic Jamie xx album covers image.
This must be the most groovy and indie we’ve ever heard Fort Romeau go. And we love it. As usual. This dude is magic.
They’ve done it again.
These guys aren’t called Classixx for nothing, I tell ya.
Driven by the well deserved hype of their debut EP and in the midst of a European tour, Tel Aviv’s GDM are back with a new offering on June 23rd, with Bengali Cinema, their second EP. Tracks off the EP are pouring out rather quickly, and I took my time to really take them in up till now, but am ready to join the praising choir with the release of Lir, thethird song off the coming EP.
Generally coming from the world of beats, GDM definitely felt like something else to begin with, and with the new EP seem to really be taking a step forward, forming their sound, evolving their identity, experimenting with their intentions and aspirations. Their signature engulfing deep, warm waters sonic atmosphere is still present and maintains their coherent feel, but musically speaking, they are on the move.
As I’ve said, I’m still trying to wrap my head around this release, but it’s safe to safe it is very beautiful, carefully and masterfully produced, emotional and moving.
Check out the freshly released Lir, as well as the more energetic and indiepop leaning, still hot from the oven, Bengali Cinema out via BLDG5, right here:
Ooh this is exciting! Rising Canadian star Pomo has his debut EP ready to be launched via HW&W and we’ve got a first glimpse of it right here. Do you people like the bouncy shiny boogie disco future rn’b vibes of Kaytranda? How bout FKJ? Jayko? Snakehips? Perseus??
Well, you’re in for a real treat.
Best news possible! Jessie Ware’s got a new album ready to be delivered come August. And there’s a first song to listen to from it! And it’s be-you-tee-full.
Wow, it’s so beautiful.
That’s all for now. Don’t feel like writing anything else. Don’t feel like doing nothing besides hitting repeat. Bye.