Harbours is the work of twenty-one year-old Melbourne residing producer Dylan Barfield. His excellent debut EP was released today through the recently formed Melbourne-based music and art label Mojikit. The five-track release is rich in ambient beats, rhythmic percussion, and nicely sampled textural sounds. Check out the joyous ‘Twig Walk‘ below and grab the self-titled EP on bandcamp. Expect big things from both Harbours and the exciting new Mojikit label.
The music project that delivers “music that makes you feel” once again fulfills that ethos with its latest electronic opus. The always impressive Sydney-based artist Embassy (a.k.a Edward Lyons) just unveiled his excellent rework of Friendships’ track ‘I Never Get A Morning Anymore‘. Ed creates a soothing, celestial atmosphere with the slick use of some delicate piano sounds and gorgeous, angelic vocal work. The track is available through bandcamp.
Friendships – I Never Get A Morning Anymore (Embassy rework)
Out of nowhere comes this stunning side project of sorts from blog favourite Cristallin. The Swiss maestro rather modestly describes the project as “this will be sort of a trash bag where I upload tracks which I made just for fun“. Light Dreams is the name of the side project and its first track ‘You Are‘ is a true summer anthem. Be sure to follow Light Dreams on the cloud and grab a free download here. Add this vibe-laden dance track to your summer playlist.
The ever-impressive Hackney, London-based artist Peh Per Ghost recently delivered another sublime ambient treat. ‘Speak Yeaze‘ is a delicate, soothing piece of minimal electronic music. The track centres on its soft percussive sounds and gentle vocal samples that float along effortlessly. ‘Speak Yeaze‘ is free to download via soundcloud. Get the headphones out for this one.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard new material from the Irish electronic duo Benihana, but in that time it was great to see the Kildare natives receiving some well-deserved praise from numerous other music blogs. The dynamic duo’s return is marked by the stunning ‘Vanish‘. This new track sees Benihana adopt a more emotive, nostalgia-fuelled brand of electronica. Be sure and grab a download here. Benihana is the future.
London-based electronic musician Airbag has just released the excellent follow-up to his debut First Words EP from last year. Airbag‘s sophomore offering, On Canvas EP, is similar to its predecessor in terms of its outpouring of unique, experimental sounds. Of the four tracks, ‘Eulogy‘ really stood out with its smooth harp-like sounds, rhythmic atmosphere and crisp percussion. On Canvas EP is out now via Audiokult.
When I first heard this new track from Kennesaw, Georgia-based electronic duo Orikami late last night, I was genuinely awed by its sheer brilliance. Orikami is the project of young electronic musicians Drew Domalik and Steven Skunberg. ‘Dead In The Water‘ is the duo’s latest offering and what an absolute masterpiece it is. There’s a feeling of nostalgia, warmth and emotion throughout the track as the soft piano sounds are met with gorgeous vocal samples and beautiful electronic textures. No doubt, we’ll be hearing a lot more about this talented duo very soon. Grab ‘Dead In The Water‘ here.
Female is the latest addition to the ever-expanding crop of talented electronic musicians residing in Melbourne, Australia. With two glorious tracks released to date, Female is definitely one to watch. Both ‘Her Too‘ and ‘Air // 159‘ evoke feelings of warmth and sun-soaked, emotive vibes. The latter is a staggeringly beautiful electronic opus with rolling synth work and moving vocals. Grab both tracks via soundcloud.
Every now and then you encounter something that completely floors you with its sheer brilliance. Mustapha Mond‘s masterpiece, ‘Limerence‘, is precisely that something. The atmospheric vibe of the track is delivered through its gorgeous emotive vocal sounds and masterful synth work. ‘Limerence‘ is available from the good folks of L U M E N O U S‘ excellent second compilation. Get immersed in the plethora of aural bliss below.
Melbourne’s PLANÈTE returns with another wonderfully crafted electronic opus, evoking those perfect feelings of summer. ‘WRLDS‘ takes the listener on a vibe-laden, feel-good journey into the depths of aural bliss. This is the first we’ve heard from the Melbourne residing musician in a while. ‘WRLDS‘ is free to download here; get lost in the dancey, floating vibes below.