mp3: Sunless ’97 – Aurora I

From the rising popularity of house to hipsters really just liking to dance again, the influence of club music is becoming larger in the blogosphere.  Fittingly, electro-pop groups recently have been making a much appreciated move from chillwave and Postal Service inspired electronics to dancier, clubbier electronic influences.  Sunless ’97 bring those two worlds together expertly with their new track “Aurora I”.  While Sunless ’97 have always been more danceable than your average post-Passion Pit electro-pop group, “Aurora I” is easily their must club and house influenced track.  The sparse yet perfectly delivered vocals leave plenty of room for the groove to be the center of attention on this track.  Above all else, the defining feature of this track is how natural and effortless is seems for Sunless ’97.  Instead of coming off as a track trying to gain attention after the success of artists like AlunaGeorge, “Aurora I” comes across as a genuine growth from the group.

-PK

mp3: AlunaGeorge – Your Drums, Your Love

Most bands probably wouldn’t be able to live up to a debut single like ‘I Know You Like It’ and AlunaGeorge was looking like it might follow a path similar to other buzz boy and girl duos like Cults and Sleigh Bells; never able to recapture the sound that earned them all the initial hype.  Then ‘Just a Touch’ dropped and AlunaGeorge made it clear that they were able to pull out more than just one banger.  ’Your Drums, Your Love’ is their newest track and may just be their smartest and most polished song yet.  The duo work with interplay between Aluna’s sultry vocals and the warped, sampled vocals that pop up throughout the track and the result is something that AlunaGeorge is making their signature sound.  It’s an irresistible blend of r&b and bass music that AlunaGeorge are perfecting and has yet to stumble.

-PK

mp3: AlunaGeorge – Put Up Your Hands

The blogosphere’s favorite buzzing duo, AlunaGeorge, continue to blend bass music and r&b with this jam ‘Put Up Your Hands’.  ’Put Up Your Hands’ is our latest taste of their upcoming You Know You Like It EP which drops in July.  At this point their musical style has been well established and is just being worked to perfection.  The sensual vocals of Aluna Francis bend and are warped over the bass-heavy music provided by George Reid. During the chorus it’s awesome to hear how Reid treats the vocals as most producers would a sample, shaping and manipulated it to his liking.

-PK

mp3: AlunaGeorge- You Know You Like It (Bondax Remix)

AlunaGeorge’s ‘You Know You Like It’ is last year’s surprise hit of this year, so it is fitting that it gets a proper remix from fellow bass music experimentalists Bondax.  The original is already a catchy pop-driven track and this Bondax remix takes that further by really looping, warping, sampling and pulling off all other sorts of great sounds and vibes.  While the remix retains the sensual vibe of the original (it would be impossible and completely pointless for anyone to get rid of the sexiness of this track anyway), it is refocused on a dance floor atmosphere with a faster pace driving the track forward.  Stream and download the mp3 below (via The Fader)…

-PK

mp3: AlunaGeorge- Just A Touch

Tracks like this make me wonder how I ever dug any other type of music.  AlunaGeorge are a buzzing duo that gained a lot of hype for their fantastic single ‘You Know You Like It’ and are now signed to Tri Angle Records.  Their newest track is the crystalline and dynamic ‘Just A Touch’ which serves as a perfect introduction to the duo’s blend of bass-music and experimental r&b.  If you weren’t already on the AlunaGeorge bandwagon, welcome aboard this is a nice place to be.

-PK

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