There’s something special about Bonobo’s music that makes it stand out from the pack. For 17 years, British musician and DJ Simon Green has been blending the worlds of ambient electronic, hip-hop, jazz, and even world music in a danceable and organic way that feels unlike any of those genres and instead is something that can only be called a Bonobo track. After receiving critical acclaim for bringing along a live band for his last album, The North Border, Green embarked on his Migrations tour with a full band accompanying him to bring his studio creations to life.
SOUNDS LIKE: Folk meets Electronica-rock via Kid A
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: With only two listed songs under their belt, Illitry shows promise in a post Kid A world.
Sounds Like: A Dance-y Tamryn or Frankie Rose, Tron Music
Why You Should Care: Sharing a label with DIIV and Wild Nothing, Soft Metals show a Kraftwerk-esque side of Captured Tracks
Captured Tracks seems to be quite busy this year with slated releases from several of their roster artists (as well as a scheduled release from reunited Medicine). One artist set to release their sophomore album is Soft Metals. Hailing from the City of Angels, duo Patricia Hall and Ian Hicks combine Tron-era synth progressions over Hall’s soft yet haunting voice.
The first track off the new album, “Tell Me,” finds the two expanding off the original vocals layered over drums-and-synth formula to create a more sporadic and upbeat track, while still maintaining the sense of distance and isolation via Hall’s vocals.
Lenses is out on July 16th on Captured Tracks
DC! Hope you're ready to dance, because BRAZILLIAN GIRLS are coming to town this Thursday, and it's totally in their rider that you show up and shake your ass. All of you!
Formed in back in 2003 in the clubs of New York City, this quartet mashes together bits of reggae, electronica, jazz, bossa nova and whatever other sound happens to catch their ear into a bootie shaking stew of polyethnic partytime awesomeness. In 2011 the band publicly called it quits, yet continued to work quietly on projects in the background, most notably contributing a track to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot+Rio 2. Now in 2012, Brazillian Girls have officially reformed and are playing a handful of shows around the world, which we can only assume/hope is a warmup for something bigger to come later on this year.
Lucky for you, one of those shows is going to take place tomorrow at DC's own 9:30 Club. Luckier still, we've got 2 tickets to give away and there are two ways you can enter:
- Simply leave a comment below with a valid email address correctly answering the question "Just how many Brazilian's are actually IN Brazilian Girls?"...or.
- Tweet out or retweet the following:
"RT to enter to win 2 tix to see BRAZILIAN GIRLS at @930Club TONIGHT. @brazilliangirls @chunkyglasses #lazylover #dontstop #FREERAWKRULES"