Bittersweet Melodies



Bonobo‘s 2 hour set for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix  is all you need to really listen to this week with a great selection of reworkings by Bonobo himself and new tracks from artists such as Dark Sky, Maribou States, Sharon Van Etten, Kelis, and many others. Go enjoy the sunshine and get lost in this.



Kelis‘ new album Food will be released on April 22nd. Going back to what we knew from her Milkshake days and now with the transition of her move to Ninja Tune Records, Kelis takes on a more defined role with her music adding a layer of maturity and class especially in her songwriting. And what seems to stand out even more are the remixes by label mates  Mount Kimbe, Breach, and Machinedrum.



 The Drum’s remix of “Under Attack” by Shy Girls adds soft and smooth-jazz layers that playfully compliment the originally sultry vocals.



Sweden’s Little Dragon will soon be releasing their fourth studio album Nabuma Rubberband on May 13th, and it’s amazing.



Warpaint‘s new self-titled album takes the four ladies on another approach. Their music goes on a playful and sexy approach, and makes their sound more addictive than ever.

Recently, Wapaint created a video for two of their songs, Disco//Very and Keep It Healthy. The video is directed by Laban Pheidias, and features L.A. skateboarders throughout the mix. Highly recommended as after you watch it, you’ll always associate Warpaint with these visuals seen here.


Artwork by Bruno Vergauwen

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