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“Wildfire” – SBTRKT feat. Little Dragon

June 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Not much is known about today’s featured artist, SBTRKT (pronounced subtract).  He’s a producer based in London who’s started making a name for himself with remixes.  What I have learned, however, is that he wears a mask, has a debut full length coming out at the end of the month, and is damn good.  I discovered this song through Little Dragon who guests on the track.  The song starts out with a simple beat, featuring Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano soulfully crooning over.  The sample I chose starts shortly hereafter and breaks with a slightly jarring siren.  Just as the siren fades out Yukimi comes wailing in.  I love the surprise and power behind her entrance.  The song continues on carrying the slower yet groovy manner.  SBTRKT does a great job with the syncopation; playing with the beat, and keeping your ears guessing.

Get a look at the mask and check out the full single here!

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“NightLight” – Little Dragon

April 21, 2011 1 comment

Today’s track is the first single off of Little Dragon’s upcoming “Ritual Union.”  These guys and gal are one of my favorite bands at the moment – I really love their mix of electronic and pop with jazzy overtones.  “NightLight” is a great song to groove to with upbeat percussion and quick lyrics.  It also features really unusual, organ-like synths.  I don’t really know how else to describe this sound, thoughts?  Yukimi Nagano’s unique, high-pitched yet ethereal voice is highlighted quite nicely as well.  The sample I’ve chosen jumps in about half way through and features a nice combination of these elements.  We hear the tail-end of the darker bridge, and jump into the high-strung chorus.  Looking forward to the new album in July – you’ll be hearing more from it I’m sure!

Check out the full single streaming here.

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