Here’s Big Data‘s amazing video for “Dangerous”; pushing boundaries with a critique of the American marketing machine, embedded in a faux-commercial for Big Data Shoes. Warning, this is a little NSFW.
Saint Pepsi‘s meteoric rise has been as pleasurable as it has been quick. Producer Ryan DeRobertis has a fearless approach of creating fun, ambient space pop from chopping up and reimagining a wide variety of both popular and palpable songs, including the Biebs himself.
With “Baby“, DeRobertis transforms K-Pop stalwarts 4Men’s “Baby Baby” into an atmospheric journey through trickling pianos and swelling synth. The track bubbles over into bolder vocal sampling and more definable melodies at its end, but then falls back down to earth in the waning seconds.
It’s a dazzling piece of electronic R&B that continues to flash his affinity for pop culture seen in previous tracks. Saint Pepsi releases his upcoming full-length, Gin City, next week through his Bandcamp page.
So this little nugget popped in earlier and whilst the beat feels so proudly loud, shaped up and ready for your ears to devour, you would never have guessed it’s off their debut EP. Which means you’ve probably already clicked play (I have that affect on people) whilst the song gets you into some serious synth-swaying – you’ll be hooked within seconds.
The video feels familiar, perhaps because you could easily picture a song like this being let out and played in a large open space, perhaps because you could easily picture yourself going mad in a large open space, to a song like this. Feeling dizzy yet? CHVRCHES were the ones who first sowed the seeds and shared Prides debut single ‘Out Of The Blue’ and they damn-well did a good job catapulting the band to the right spot. The EP’s out at the end of March, so go ahead and press that replay button willya? It’ll brighten but the bluest Monday!
Yerp – we’re having a little bit of a love affair with Sylvan Esso over here, chalk it up to pre-Valentines Day emotions if you will. We’re getting all flustered and it’s from just a spot of news from the muso’s.
Whilst we sit and wait for their self titled debut LP, out on May 13th (via the wonderful Partisan Records) here’s another track for you and some tour dates. Other than getting “Hey, mami, I know what you want mami” stuck in your head, this song seems to slap around harmonies, bass and tempo pretty perfectly.
Here’s some of those dates we mentioned:
2/11 Los Angeles, CA – Satellite
2/13 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
2/14 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar *
2/15 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
3/12-16 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/20 London, UK – Lexington #
3/21 Brussels, BE – Botanique #
3/23 Amsterdam, NL – MC Theatre #
3/25 Berlin, DE – Privat Club #
3/26 London, UK – Oval Space ~
* w/ Dana Buoy
# w/ Wye Oak
~ w/ Tycho