tropical

premiere: stream Brijean’s balmy debut EP Walkie Talkie
Our intro to Bay Area "backroom disco" duo Brijean -- the project of percussionist Brijean Murphy, who has worked with GvsB favs Toro Y Moi, U.S. Girls, and Poolside, among others -- came via the shimmery, sensuous single "Show and Tell", which sounds a bit like Stereolab gone fu…
premiere: ISLAND - Lights Go By
We were introduced to genre-defying Welsh duo ISLAND sometime last year via their incredible ISLAND Joints mixtape that dropped back in 2014, and we still regularly return to the expansive and strangely evocative tape. If you haven't heard it yet, it's an essential intro to the group's very lush and…
premiere: Peaking Lights - Conga Blue
LA duo Peaking Lights usher in spring with a glorious new psych-disco jammer: the balmy, epically grooving "Conga Blue" beams with the kind of feel-good tropical/cosmic vibes that the group always does so well, and will see a proper 12" vinyl release this summer (complete with instrum…
download Ana Caprix’s new M6 Ultra EP
The mysterious London tropical trance producer just dropped a free new EP on soundcloud; listen to the lush and very dreamy Dido-sampling "Can't See At All" + download the whole record below:
Domenique Dumont – Comme Ça

This one was a last-minute entry on our records of the year (SO FAR) list, from a mysterious artist named Domenique Dumont. Even Domenique's own label, the Paris-based Antinote Recordings, claims to know nothing about the artist (please), but he/she has created a blissful, dreamily aquatic world via…
video premiere: Las Robertas – Marlene
Costa Rica's Las Robertas drop their first ever, appropriately fuzzed-out official video, for the group's buzzing, super catchy garage pop jam "Marlene". Directed by Lourdes Martínez. Las Robertas' Days Unmade LP is out now on Arts & Crafts Méxi…