Here’s a couple hours of Stereo Faith and Stylus rocking on H St. one Saturday night.
I don’t know much about Yumi Zouma, but the few songs that I’ve heard from them are enough to garner my attention, including this dreamy one, “The Brae.”
Spoek Mathambo is part of the vanguard of young, African artists rewriting all the rules of dance and pop music. “Let Them Talk” is reworked here from its original appearance on Mathambo’s debut album Mshini Wam.
Somehow the French pop band La Femme flew under my radar since releasing the full length album, Psycho Tropical Berlin in May of 2013 in their native France.
Longtime DFA Records friend Reggie Watts has teamed up with Irish electronic musician/DJ, Sh*t Robot for SR’s newly released happy piano house single, “We Got A Love.”
New Zealand pop singer Connan Mockasin’s “I’m The Man That Will Find You” single also contains this dreamy psychedelic-pop cover of Outkast’s “She Lives In My Lap.”
The Happy Mondays (from Manchester) emerged in the late 80′s to become on the UK’s biggest bands in the early 90′s. They found the perfect mix of dance and rock in “Step On.”
Francis and the Lights is the stage name of enigmatic singer Francis Farewell Starlite, responsible for a quartet of well regarded EP’s and a production credit for Drake
The Comforts of Madness album by Pale Saints was one of my first forays into the sound known as Dream Pop, with “Sight of You” the stand-out track.
“Bizness” by the tUnE-yArDs gives me the excitement of hearing new sounds. One of the most amazing things about this music is that it’s largely made by just one person, Merrill Garbus.