With spring in the air and summer just around the corner (southern hemisphere) I instinctively revert back to the summery Balearic jams in my music collection. For me this sound perfectly complements the vibe of those sun filled drawn out days. Dan Lissvik of Studio fame is always on heavy rotation and features as a big part of my soundtrack around this time. Further to this I’ve always had a fascination with all things Scandinavian none more so than Swedish culture whether it be style, music, design, art etc which is how I first discovered this sound. Born and raised in Gothenburg, Lissvik’s music is the essence of the burgeoning Swedish music scene. An in demand remixer, solo artist and band member, Lissvik is always on point musically and stylistically.
This track is taken from his solo release 7TrxIntermission released a couple of years back on the INFORMATION label. This particular jam is a slow burner clocking in at just over 10 minutes long but for those with patience a thoroughly enjoyable composition that will capture your attention with repeated listens.
If you like this be sure to seek out not only his solo work but collaboration as Studio and the many remixes that are floating around.
I don’t know much about Com Truise except that he hails from New Jersey, has a clever performance name, has a day job as an Art Director and he makes amazing beats under a few different monikers such as Sarin Sunday among others. I stumbled across him on the interweb not so long ago and I’m really thankful I did. His music has been on constant rotation since and it will form a big part of my upcoming summer soundtrack. For those looking for comparisons or references his music sits somewhere in between the blissed out sounds of Washed Out and some of the more structured beat stuff coming out of LA. Think Flying Lotus but less experimental. This is not to say Com Truise is not doing his own thing, I for one think this stuff is highly original and a refreshing take on the glitched out beat movement that is bubbling away in different corners of the world. For those of you that enjoy this track check out the Cyanide Sisters EP available for free download from his website. While you’re there check out some of his amazing mixtape as well.
Fat Freddys Drop – Midnight Mauraders
Kings of the dub, reggae and soul jams show us how its done with the track that broke them onto the international music scene. Jo-Dukie displays his buttery smooth vocals atop a hypnotic rhythm and bass section with sprinkles of horns that complement the track perfectly. This is music for the soul.
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
The Bamboos – Tighten it Up
Methodman and Redman – How High
The Quantic Soul Orchestra feat Alice Russel – Pushin’ on
Lovefingers Edit – Sammy Barbot ‘Mexico’
Pepe Bradock – Deep Burnt
Mayer Hawthorne – The Ills
Roots Manuva – Witness
The selection for today showcases some of the many artists that the city of Sydney is blessed to experience in way one or another this weekend either at the Sydney Festival or Days Like This festival. This weekend promises to be something special and i hope you all get the chance to take in what these artists have to offer.