Heady | adj. \’he-dē \

1. tending to intoxicate or make giddy or elated.
2. marked by or showing good judgment.
3. intellectually stimulating or demanding.

Nov 052014

Break out the tissues and get ready for the long-awaited return of the legendary Dirty South. After being holed up in his studio for what seems like an eternity, the incredibly talented and forward-thinking producer has finally graced the world with his grand opus, With You. Conceptualized as the soundtrack to a short film, which is also written and directed by Dirty South, With You tells a uniquely beautiful love story even without the visual accompaniment—like Pink Floyd’s The Wall for a new generation. From the moment it begins with “Run Run Run ft. Kids Without Instruments,” the album is filled with emotion and detailed production, reaching its poignant climax and resolution during songs like “With You ft. FMLYBND” and “Unbreakable ft. Sam Martin.” Along with a host of fantastic vocalist collaborators, Dirty South has completely transcended the boundaries of what people have come to expect from electronic music. With his album, Dirty South has singlehandedly renewed my belief that electronic music is far more than just bass and untz; it is (or can be) an art form just like any other genre of music, and a powerful art form at that. Do yourself a favor and purchase the album (and movie) from iTunes. And while you’re at it, take a peek at the short film too. As always, enjoy!

Disclaimer: Apparently Dirty South doesn’t want his new album blogged about as there is no way of embedding the entire thing (believe me, I tried). In any case, here’s a little sampler. Guess you’ll just have to buy the album (believe me, it’s worth it).

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 Posted by on November 5, 2014 Album/EP, House, Progressive House, Vocal Tagged with: , , , ,
Sep 142014

Like thieves in the night, Seattle-based duo Odesza has swiftly and silently snuck their way onto everyone’s radar over the past year or so. Although Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight have only been making beautiful music together since the 2012 release of their brilliant debut album Summer’s Gone, they are most certainly deserving of the hype that has surrounded their name recently. With props coming in from electronic bigwigs like Pretty Lights and the adoration of a steadily growing fan base, I think it’s safe to say that we can expect BIG things from Odesza in the years to come.

After two years in production, the world’s eardrums can now rejoice as their second album In Return is finally available for purchase. And if you were wise enough to pre-order your copy and received your download a week early, you already know that In Return is nothing short of a masterpiece. Combining the group’s signature upbeat drumming, light and dreamy synths, and perfect smatterings of bass overlaid by the hauntingly beautiful vocals from a number of collaborators, the album is equal parts uplifting and inspiring. Initially, I thought to do a track-by-track review of the album, but decided against it as the music really does speak for itself. For my money, though, it doesn’t get much better than “It’s Only” featuring the blissful and moving vocals of Zyra. Do yourself (and your spirit) a favor by ordering your copy of In Return right now; I promise you won’t regret it. Be sure to show your support as well by catching the guys on tour this fall (you won’t be disappointed) and by checking out the rest of their music including Summer’s Gone and My Friends Never Die EP, both of which are available for free download.

Now kick back , relax, and enjoy the refreshingly creative sounds of Odesza. Spread the word, and spread the love! Enjoy!

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 Posted by on September 14, 2014 Album/EP, Chill, Downtempo Tagged with: , , ,