Here's a balmy summer night jam from LA electronic pop composer Lauren Hillman, aka Kotomi. "Swimming" has a warm, intoxicating vibe, thanks in part to Hillman's soothing vocals and the welcome appearance of some gloriously woozy lap steel, and is the latest in a series of singles that Kotomi is releasing for free download on the first Tuesday of each month...
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Featuring Badu, the Caravelles, 13th Floor Elevators, and more. Full tracklist after the jump...
Young Gary, Indiana, producer Jlin just released her new album Dark Energy, a mind-warping collection of progressive mutant-footwork jams, on London label Planet Mu. She recently spoke with self-titled about the genesis of each track on the record, and had this to say about working with the brilliant Holly Herndon on the menacing, anxiety-inducing "Expand", Jlin's first ever collaboration:
"Her style totally challenged mine, and that’s what made the collab work so well...
There aren't many better ways I can think of to start off a Monday morning than with a surprise mix from one of our favorite artists: Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi sent over this sweet lil' 33-minute mix made up of some of the wide-ranging sounds that (presumably) inspired his excellent, decidedly rocking, and diverse new record, which we've had on repeat all weekend. Featuring tracks from Ride, Wire, the Five Stairsteps, Drake, Tearjerker -- whose "You Can" might be my new favorite jam -- Chaz's Sides of Chaz side-project, and more. Listen to Toro y Moi's GvsB mix below, and check the full tracklist after the jump.