Kindness re-works Royskopp & Robyn’s ‘Monument’

A Monument To Everything (Kindness mix feat. Busiswa)

It’s been a big week for British producer and artist in his own right, Kindness. He announced the release of his sophomore album, Otherness, dropped the first single, World Restart with Kelela and Ade and now has released his re-work of Royksopp and Robyn‘s Monument. The original of the track is almost 10 minutes long but here Kindness cuts it down to six and adds South African poet/singer Busiswa. As such the track takes on a dancehall vibe while retaining Robyn’s brooding chorus, albeit with a slightly pitch-altered voice. It’s also been retitled A Monument To Everything.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/royksopp/a-monument-to-everything-kindness-mix-feat-busiswa[/soundcloud]


Listen to a new track from Panama, ‘Stay Forever’

Panama - Stay Forever

Earlier this year Sydney band Panama released their most successful offering to date, the Always EP, with it’s title track seemingly still growing in popularity. Today, they’ve dropped a free track Stay Forever ahead of their North America and Europe tour. Stay Forever is very much what we’ve become accustomed to hearing from the band. It’s a mellow, supremely produced indie-rock track that glistens with breathy vocals. Subtlety is definitely the band’s biggest strength and once again they’ve carved an iconic, eternal chorus with little fanfare.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/futureclassic/panama-stay-forever[/soundcloud]


Hear Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Anna Lunoe team up on ‘Feels Like’

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs x Anna Lunoe - 'Feels Like'

Now here’s some very welcome end-of-week news. Orlando Higginbottom otherwise known as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs has started a “record label, fashion label, party label and sticky label”, Nice Age, and to celebrate has dropped Feels Like with Aussie girl Anna Lunoe. The bass-heavy, club-ready track is the first offering from the label which Higginbottom says “is just a way of putting out music, clothes and whatever I want”. It’s a late night track that features a scarce amount of lyrics, leaving more time for glitchy synths and throbbing bass. The track feels like just another chapter is Anna Lunoe’s continuing overseas success story.

[soundcloud] https://soundcloud.com/t-e-e-d/sets/totally-enormous-extinct[/soundcloud]



Sinead Harnett takes you to ‘Paradise’ on new song

Sinead Harnett - Paradise

Sinead Harnett has been a guest vocalist for both Disclosure and Rudimental but now it’s time for her to step out on her own. A few months ago she delivered No Other Way along with a pretty special Ryan Hemsworth remix and she’s followed that up with the lustful Paradise. Swept along by brass stylings, Harnett delivers a sultry vocal. It does exactly what the title suggests creating a dreamland of mellow beats and sunshine-induced ambience. It’s currently available on her N.O.W EP.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/sineadharnettmusic/sineadharnett-paradise[/soundcloud]


Listen to alt-J’s ‘Every Other Freckle’

Every Other FreckleIt’s been an interesting ride into alt-J‘s second album, This Is All Yours. Their first single Hunger of the Pine featured a Miley Cyrus sample while their second single, Left Hand Free was an Americana track which the band claimed to not really like themselves. Every Other Freckle is the most straightforward offering yet, focussing on their trademark harmonies and finicky guitar-work. There’s a bit of distortion in there which separates it from the crystalline production of An Awesome Wave, presenting something that’s both gritty and a little calypso flavoured. Once again, they’re proving very difficult to classify which is probably a good thing.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/alt-j/every-other-freckle[/soundcloud]


Hear the Sampha-produced ‘For You’ by London newcomer Fabiano Palladino

Fabiana Palladino

We’ve heard British singer/songwriter Sampha alongside SBTRKT and Drake but rarely behind the production desk with new artists. For You is the debut track from London artists Fabiano Palladino with Sampha taking on production duties. Palladino’s vocals are ethereal and soulful and as such, Sampha’s understated type of production fits her like a glove. It’s an RnB-inspired track leaning towards a more organic, Jessie Ware style with subtle string arrangements and ambient beats. The loved-up track is being released via London label Double Denim which has recently released efforts from Empress Of and Bayou.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/fabianapalladino/for-you[/soundcloud]


Ariana Grande and Big Sean team up again on ‘Best Mistake’

Ariana Grande My Everything

You’d be forgiven for being a little confused by the latest offerings by songstress Ariana Grande. Problem was a ’90s throwback banger, Break Free was an EDM, Zedd production and this latest one is a contemporary RnB mid-tempo. Nonetheless she’s nailed each of them, with Best Mistake destined to become another hit. Flowing piano’s and an unobtrusive beat lay behind Grande’s floating vocals which effortlessly cruises through the understated melody. Big Sean steps in on the second verse to transform the song into a track reminiscent of J.Lo and LL Cool J’s All I Have. Grande’s record, My Everything, drops in Australia next Friday. Read why we think it will be one of the years best here.


Ryan Hemsworth unveils Seattle producer Lucas’ ‘Keep U Warm’

shh008: Lucas - Keep U Warm

Ryan Hemsworth has been releasing free songs from upcoming producers every week via his Secret Songs series. The latest to emerge from that is Seattle Producer, Lucas’ Keep U Warm. The track is an RnB-laced, mid-tempo number, just the way Hemsworth likes it and features noises from crickets to video game SFX. Of Lucas, Hemsworth says, “I think he’s really part of this next movement that’s going to be run by producers who grew up caring more about rock and R&B than dance music.” The release follows Lucas’ affecting remix of Hemsworth’s One For Me last month. Keep U Warm can be downloaded for free below.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/shhsecretsongs/shh008-lucas-keep-u-warm[/soundcloud]



Kaytranada asks ‘Leave Me Alone’ on first track from upcoming EP

Leave Me Alone (feat. Shay Lia)

Canadian producer Kaytranada is set to touch down in the country over New Years for the Beyond The Valley Festival on Phillip Island. No doubt stirring some more excitement for that visit he’s released Leave Me Alone, the first track from his So Bad EP which is set to be released via XL Records. With assistance from vocalist Shay Lia, Kaytranada has crafted an understated track with bass that bubbles under and sporadic vocal samples. It’s ambient with a hint of RnB and most definitely ready for early-morning club revellers. Bring on his debut album, due later this year.


Jessie Ware shares ‘Say You Love Me’

jessieeeee Jessie Ware   Say You Love Me

Last week Jessie Ware released details of her forthcoming album, Tough Love, which is out 6 October via PMR. Today she’s released another track from the record called Say You Love Me once again produced by Benny Blanco/Two Inch Punch duo, BenZel. It’s a breezy, emotion-filled track that almost lifts off into power ballad territory, only to pull it right back in when necessary. The climatic end sees Ware allow her voice to reach full flight, a mode we rarely hear on her recorded material. The whole way through she sounds exceptional.

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