Monthly Mixtape (July ‘15)

On August 6th 2015

You need fresh music, and we're here to help with a monthly mixtape of a few of the most important new songs that you need to hear. Think of it as the Cliffnotes for your new favorite songs. 

Toro y Moi - Pitch Black

https://soundcloud.com/toroymoi/pitch-black-ft-rome-fortune

When Toro y Moi sings, we listen. “Pitch Black” is a brand new track featuring Rome Fortune, and it’s one hell of a doozy. Scintillating beats and deep, dark otherworldly sounding synths, with Rome’s killer vocals weighing in and making the entire thing a brilliant production.

Mac Demarco - “No Other Heart”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPeJMoms_Ag

“No Other Heart” is a release off Demarco's mini-LP titled “Another One", and it’s a sweet, softer side of Mac Demarco that will warm your heart right up.

Bob Moses - Too Much is Never Enough

https://soundcloud.com/the-bob-moses/too-much-is-never-enough

The same, ethereal feel that we got from their track “Talk”. A song that casually peruses out of the speakers, into your eardrums, down your veins and takes hold of everything inside of you body, mind and spirit. The term ‘visceral’ doesn’t come close to explaining Bob Moses well enough at all. It’s an emotive, passionate love affair type of experience.

Georgia - Nothing Solutions

https://soundcloud.com/dominorecordco/georgia-nothing-solutions

We saw Georgia, a singer-songwriter and synth master from the UK, open for Hot Chip the other day and the lady blew our damn minds. Deep, gutting drums and synth work that will have you wanting to rob a bank. Keep an eye out for her, she’s going to come out with some crazy tunes.

FKA Twigs - Figure 8

https://soundcloud.com/alex-ia-5/fka-twigs-figure-8-zane-lowe-beats1-premiere-interview

Any time a new FKA Twigs song appears, you pretty much know it’s going to be the best new song you’ve EVER heard. “Figure 8” is like a step into the Matrix. It’s something that scares you, intrigues you, and it ends up physically trapping you there with no way to escape. Every single hair on your body will rise. By the time the song ends, guaranteed you will have to look down at yourself and ask “did I just die?”

Lancelot - Mover

https://soundcloud.com/mixmag-1/premiere-lancelot-mover

For the times you need to clear you mind of all the days mishaps, it’s always good to have a track on hand that allows you to do so. Lancelot has been a secret weapon for a while, kinda lurking in the background dropping fire tracks every so often. “Mover” is like a trip back to Groove Armada’s early days. Dark, ethereal, calm.

Tame Impala - Let it Happen

https://soundcloud.com/brooklynvegan/tame-impala-let-it-happen

Although this specific track may have been released a couple months ago, Tame Impala’s recently released album Currents is one for the ages. “Let It Happen” is a spacious, psychedelic warp in a song. It’s dreamlike (nightmarish) elements will make you feel like you’re on a cloud headed somewhere unwarranted.

Drake - Charged Up

https://soundcloud.com/octobersveryown/drake-charged-up

Have you been keeping up with the Drake v. Meek Mill beef? That’s OK, it’s like two nine-year old children fighting in the school yard. However, because of this issue, we got some fresh tracks from Drake. Take “Charged Up”, his first Meek response since the allegations that Drake doesn’t write his own raps, for example. If more beef means more music, then we’re down.

Disclosure - Omen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB63ztKnGvo

Disclosure is back, with their good pal Sam Smith, warming us all up for their new album “Caracal”. Might as well get a head start and get them on your playlist now.

BASECAMP - Watch My Back

https://soundcloud.com/owslaofficial/basecamp-watch-my-back

BASECAMP brings heat to the speakers at every single release. “Watch My Back” is no different — deep, elevating synths, soulful vocals that sound like they’re from 1940’s New Orleans, and undertones of pure sex. Date night music.

 

Latest from The Magazine