I first heard Lemaitre’s “Blue Shift” years ago and wrote about it in my “pretty music” post. To this day it’s still one of the most delightfully bleep bloop productions to grace my ears. I could say that I’ve had these guys on repeat for the past week but I’ve said that on numerous occasions. Their music is fun, often bass infused and funky, fully capable of making the dance floor erupt but also retains an ethereal quality. One of the most refreshing acts I’ve heard in a while, plus bonus points for geeky science references in their song titles.
Ifan Dafydd is a relatively new producer on that future bass vibe. He’s been likened to James Blake in style, maybe because of the soulful pitch-shifted re-invigoration of R&B vocals, or the minimalist pretty synths coloring the empty space of the song. He also lived with James Blake in university, with Mount Kimbie not too far away, explaining the similarity in their “post-dubstep” feel, soulful vibes and stunning musicality. Either way, this song treehouse has had me down for days, and I can’t stop listening. Peep the music video too if ur tryna get all estranged-like.
Since I feel bad for getting you all down, let’s spice it up with some trap shit. I don’t know a whole bunch about the origins, but ‘trap’ seems to be a genre branching out of electronic bass music that incorporates a long-missed neo-gangster feel. For example:
After a long hiatus I would like to announce my triumphant return from the depths of graduate school. Free from the bonds of problem sets and long hours in the lab I’m excited to, among other things, re-chill the fuck out in funkytown. Been thinking about who I would write about for my return but that was too much pressure so I’ve decided to just drop a giant smelly puddle of tracks all over your collective chests. Lather up.
Chilled out Louis armstrong, chopped and hip-hoped up