Bulb & Cahb: "Nocturne" (ft. Coma)
This is ethereal as they come. Languid voices, glassy twinkles, fresh air and longing weave together to form some dreamy low-key ambience.
Frank Hellmond: "French Girl in Manhattan" (Marko Fürstenberg Remix)
Here's one of the latest releases from Munich's Eintakt Records. Frank Hellmond's original "French Girl in Manhattan" is a bit too dainty to catch anyone's attention, but Fürstenberg's rework really brings out its best points. For more pleasantly dubby techno, grab the EP: A Little Night Music.
Swisar & Hexsagon: "Lost My Mind" (Hexsagon Remix)
Magnetic and disorienting, Hexsagon and Swisar prove once again that Autotune is not dead. The deep male vocals have been processed in a way reminiscent of Chromeo - warped and mechanized. Weaving in and out of the main vocals are lighter refrains. The petite shuffling beat allows the interplay between the higher and lower voices to take the stage. Listen carefully, they bash the music industry in such a low tone it slips by almost undetected.
Le Nonsense - "World Peace"
"World Peace" is smooth and euphoric, a spring day. Whether or not the name is supposed to be tongue-in-cheek or not (come on, the juxtaposition of "world peace" and "le nonsense"), the tune is a breezy stroll in the park. Then the saxophone comes in, and it's not just any day in the park. It's the first day you don't need to wear your sweater.
Done with spring, moving on... "Disappear" is like early morning on a humid summer day - the buzzing flies, the chirping birds, the fresh dew and the drifting haze. Sekuoia is a talented young producer from Copenhagen, and he has yet to break through into the American market. Upon hearing his balmy pieces, this is both unfortunate and mysterious.