Video: Suzi Analogue – “The Thing”

 

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Ah, how we love our space cadet musicians. Philadelphia based vocalist and beatmaker Suzi Analogue brings us some of the best in slinky space tunes in her hazy new video for “The Thing.”

Like Tiombe Lockhart and Georgia Anne Muldrow? You’ll dig this. Fiending for more already? We understand. Check the links below to grab Suzi’s NNXT EP that dropped earlier this month.

And here’s something you may not be ready for: Suzi and TOKiMONSTA recently completed a demo for their collaborative project, The Analogue Monsta. Let’s just say that it’s very difficult for us to contain ourselves right now.

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Video: DTMD – “You” + “Keep On” MP3

 

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The Maryland producer-rapper duo DTMD may look like a couple of unassuming youngins but don’t be fooled. Dunc (producer) and Toine (emcee) are preparing to release their debut album, Makin’ Dollas, on September 20th and we couldn’t be more ready.

The mellow new video for “You” humbly accompanies a tune that is painfully smooth, exuding an overall feel that is very Slum Village – not mad at all.

Today, DTMD also released a free track called “Keep On” featuring yU of Diamond District. Yet another jazzy track with knock and a flow that just carries you into an uncontrollable head nod.

This is some sexy time rap, y’all. Be ready.

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Hindi Zahra Shares “Fascination” + Acoustic Video & Interview Magazine Feature

 

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Not long ago we introduced you to Hindi Zahra, a truly charming Parisian vocalist mixing jazz, blues, and folk. Today, we’re excited to share a few goodies from one of our favorite newer acts.

Yesterday Hindi Zahra premiered her newest single, “Fascination,” on Filter with a free download. The song is warm, folky, and perfect for an afternoon hum on our ranch (assuming we had a ranch). Find it below!

Interview Magazine has dropped an insightful feature on Hindi, covering everything from her role models and her view on some flattering comparisons (Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith) to the influence of film on her music.

The feature also touches on Zahra’s songwriting process, which is particularly intriguing. Ignoring pressures of peers to record, she took her time to start an album when she was “ready” – that time ended up being at age 28. Now 32, the graceful artist exhibits a peaceful patience in her approach to her music:

When I write, I write step-by-step. I just write a few words, and then I come back to the words. I have a lot of songs that have just four words. It starts like this, and I came back one or two years after. I work on it when I have a feeling to do it. I never force myself to do something. I think that I have to respect the inspiration. I just understood that you have to leave things, feel things, travel, meet people, get alone—and after, the music and lyrics come.

And if you haven’t already taken a peek, above you’ll find a video from an enchanting acoustic performance of “Beautiful Tango,” the song we shared with you earlier this month.

Look out for the digital release of Handmade on September 26th. Also be sure to check for Hindi on tour beginning September 30th.

Hindi Zahra – “Fascination” [MP3]
 

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Video: Florence + The Machine – “What The Water Gave Me”

 

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More please. We have found a new slight obsession in Florence + The Machine via their new song, “What The Wind Gave Me,” an epic whimsical tune that seems to immediately enrapture.

The equally dreamy video has only been out a week and already received over 1.5 million views. Can’t quite say that’s a surprise when their July 2009 debut album, Lungs, stayed at #2 on the UK charts for its first five weeks and remained on the UK top forty for sixty-five consecutive weeks. Being nominated for Best New Artist at the 2011 Grammy’s probably didn’t hurt either.

Look out for the group’s still untitled sophomore album out November 27th.

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Video: DJ Shadow – “I’m Excited” ft. Afrikan Boy

 

DJ Shadow’s new video for “I’m Excited” with Afrikan Boy is so serious. The visuals are very well done and the colors are stimulating – this video does a great job with bringing the song to life and to the next level. The energy is palpable in one word: heat.

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