Electric Women is reporting back from a short (work-related) break with an incredibly intimate remix by Shura. The London-based producer and singer does some rearranging and tweaking on ‘Say You Love Me’ by Britain’s electro-soul darling Jessie Ware.
The result is this four minute beauty, which is dominated by a moan-like synth line and slowly progresses from having a soothing quality towards an upbeat and uplifting ending. It leaves one with the simple directive, expressed by a masculine-sounding distorted voice, to ‘Fall in Love’ – thereby excitingly contrasting Jessie Ware’s repeated statement: ‘I don’t wanna fall in love’.
Genre: Futurebeats / Soul
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I’m really happy to introduce • dot • today. She is a producer and singer from LA, who has founded her own all-female(!) record label ‘Unspeakable Records’. And because this most definitely deserves its very own lengthy article, I’ll leave it at that for now.
‘Super Moon’ is taken from the first compilation released through her record label, ‘Unspeakable Volume One’. The sampler is available as a download or as limited edition on cassette via their bandcamp.
It is a super chilled tune, built from some superb drum samples and a futuristic line of vocal samples and synths. I don’t think I’m going to relax to anything else in the next days.
‘Space Race’ is my other Dot favorite, with which I might have fallen deeply in love.
It has some unbelievable gamey samples and some pleasantly wobbling and progressive synth sequences. The combination with her assertively whispered vocals (‘Are you ready? Go!’) through out the track just gives me the chills. Definitely one of this year’s favorites.
Genre: Future Beats / Chill
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Canadian producer Kaytranada was one of last years most promising newcomers and he keeps on delivering this year as well. For his newest track ‘Leave Me Alone’ that is released on XL Recordings, he gets help from fellow Montreal resident and songstress Shay Lia.
The track goes off with a soft start and retains that smooth feeling all throughout the progression of the song while bass-heavy layers add a very laid-back vibe to it.
Unfortunately there is not much information to be found about Shay Lia who provides perfectly fitting vocals, but if she is able to deliver such beauties together with the best producers it is almost certain that we will hear a lot more from her in the future.
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Billie Black is a 19yr old singer from London who has long since dedicated her life to music in general, and jazz in particular. After some spells in classical orchestras she was inspired by the likes of James Blake and Jessie Ware who combined classical singing with electronic instrumentals.
‘I waited for you’ is a perfect example of the blending of electronic sounds and jazzy vocals, which works so well for Billie Black. It’s relaxing and haunting, hopeful and regretful at the same time. It makes one really look forward to her upcoming EP that is due to be released anytime soon.
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Purity Ring are a long-standing favorite of mine, since I discovered them while listening to Grimes (who is also their labelmate on 4AD), XXYYXX and the likes. They consist of Megan James and Corin Roddick from Edmonton in Canada and play together since 2010.
Roddick’s production and James’ vocals form a memorable combination that NME described as being “ethereal but gutsy, bold but whimsical, doused in confidence and meaning and always poking at the membranes of the here and now, never ones to bow to the status quo”.
What is rather easy to miss are the lyrics, that are written by James and sometimes consist of personal notes from years before they even thought of forming an electronic band. They are easy to miss, because the production soundscape sounds so dreamy and perfectly coherent, while the vocals are often quite heavily distorted. So multiple replays of Purity Ring’s tracks are always highly recommended, if only to discover a new level inside their deeply emotional lyrics, and ‘Fineshrine’ is a formidable place to start.
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This chillwave song is something to cover yourself and cuddle up with, how could anything possibly go wrong when listening to this tune by the 5-piece-electro group Tora featuring the australian folk pop band Potato Potato and their lead singer Merryn Bollerwho is supplying the beautiful vocals for this track.
Continue reading Tora – Overcome ft. Potato Potato