Kaytranada is a Haitian-Canadian hip hop DJ and music composer, also part of the duo The Celestics. I was introduced to his music through his track “Leave Me Alone”. From then onwards, I also discovered his amazing DJ sets as well, where he plays mostly his own tracks and remixes such as the track “If” by …
AnOther magazine compiled a playlist of their favorite Wes Anderson soundtrack moments amid the ten-year anniversary of Anderson’s The Life Aquatic. The playlist is on repeat since it’s been published, especially these tracks below. For the original article and full playlist, click here.
Spreading the Love for Beirut Based: #playlist
“Only Lovers Left Alive” is a haunting movie by Jim Jarmusch about the love of 2 vampires, a suicidal musician and his married-for-centuries wife, set in the dark streets of Detroit and Tangier. The soundtrack reflects the overall tone of the movie, deep, dark and moody with some Middle Eastern reflections made by none other than Jarmusch …
Les Sins is the dance project of Chaz Bundick, also know as Toro y Moi (previously covered on this blog as one of my favorite chillwave band, ever). Chaz has been using the name Les Sins since 2010 as he wanted to play around with dance music without alienating the style for which Toro y Moi is known …
Kilo Kish is 24 years old and an American musical artist, visual artist, painter, fashion/textile designer, and model/actress. Her music is quite experimental and can sound either like psychedelic pop, alternative hip hop, and even new wave, depending on the tracks. Here is my selection and to discover more tracks, check her SoundCloud and YouTube channel.
I discovered Is Tropical through the really cool Hot Summer Playlist by Kitsune, their Parisian record label which is specialized in indie rock and electronic. Their track “Dancing Anymore” is the first one played. And since then my crushes from them keep growing, here’s a selection:
My first playlist for the awesome blog Beirut-Based (www.beirutbased.com) features electro artists from Beirut, Cairo, and Aleppo. #beirutbands
We Have Band is a three-piece electro / new-wave / dance-punk group from Manchester and London. My first crush was their track “You Came Out” and most tracks from their album “WHB” released in 2010. They have a similar fun vibe like the other new wave bands I covered previously. Without further ado:
“The dark prince of techno” artist GESAFFELSTEIN turned the melancholic airy track “Bankrupt” by the indie rock band Phoenix into a dark and ominous remix. The final blend: Versus the original version:
Blue Monday is a track by New Order released in 1983. It has been remixed and covered by many since then, such as 2 Many DJs, Freemasons, Nouvelle Vague and Flunk, which version do you prefer?