Song of the Day: Lose – KJDBRD

Rising amongst the scene as Melbourne’s pivotal rapper, KJDBRD lets go of his fears on his new empowering single ‘Lose’ accompanied by visuals.

The video was directed by Buster Williams, and sees dancer Dani Weaver setting the scene. The track was written as a personal promise to KJDBRD not to give up on life in no matter how hard and merciless it sometimes may appear.

On the single, he said, “There is beauty everywhere and opportunity, I hope the song makes people feel empowered and ready for the world. I hope people can listen to this and be ready to take on the world not scared to lose anymore.”

Check out the video for ‘Lose’ below:

Song of the Day: Ain’t Giving Up/ Is Running Out – Gemini Chris

GEMINI CHRIS once again dominates today’s hot spot with his infamous double releases titled, ‘Ain’t Giving Up’/Is Running Out’.

With both tracks, the Jamaican born/London based DJ eases us into the upcoming spring season with smoothing and feather light dance/electro pop soundscapes…Check out both clips below. For full versions, head over to his SoundCloud page and choose your favourite music provider! Happy Monday!

Song of the Day: Tim Burt – Keynes Woods

KEYNES WOODS returns with single ‘Tim Burt’, the second drop from his long-awaited EP ‘Kongo Kane’, out now.

‘Tim Burt’, the signature single from the project, gives credit where credits due – Keynes shouts out to all the people it takes to put music out.

He states: “A lot of artists get props for the numbers on the board, but other areas of their game are ignored”. He uses this clever metaphor to reflect on his background as an athlete and ball-player and transfer it to music. He wants to celebrate the well-rounded trench workers that may not get as much love as the flashy one-note players.

The Toronto-based rapper has been celebrated for his experimental voice and playful aesthetics since the start of his musical career but it wasn’t until his epic performance in the COLORS box early last year where he was launched into the spotlight. Since then he has gained support from the likes of Highsnobiety, Redbull, Complex, Hypebeast and TMRW  and is fast becoming one of Toronto’s sizeable up and-comers.

Check out ‘Tim Burt’ below…

Song of the Day: Malibu – Stumbleine (ft. Elizabeth Heaton)

Taken from his ‘Sink Into Ehter’ album, UK producer STUMBLEINE‘s cover of the Hole song, ‘Malibu’ features Elizabeth Heaton’s (Midas Fall) delicate, dream-like vocals wafting over the hazy instrumental waves like tendrils of smoke, as they both grow ever more desperate, and slowly crash.

Speaking of his dreamy cover,  Stumbleine says: “Hole’s ‘Malibu’ is the perfect balance of bittersweetness, a golden soundscape of serene melancholy. Tracks which illustrate that symmetry between light and dark are timeless to me, they mirror life with piercing clarity.”

Also known for his work in post-dubstep trio Swarms, Stumbleine has steadily built a cult of admirers around himself following collaborations across his varied albums and EPs with the likes of ASA, Shura, Violet Skies, Birds of Passage and Steffaloo.

Have a listen to Stumbleine’s take on ‘Malibu’ below:

Song of the Day: Last Forever – Pyramid Tropic

Fueled by late nights in basement studios and frequent runs to the local café for coffee, PYRAMID TROPIC is a study in contrasts. The group’s music is percussive, synth-based dance music. One member is known as the singer/songwriter of a Toronto-based indie pop band while the other is recognized for designing music production software used by programmers working with Bjork, Coldplay and Depeche Mode. The chemistry was instant and the creative rush resulted in a flood of tracks being completed in their respective studios.

The initial reaction to their music was positive with The Wild Honey Pie describing first single, ‘My Destroyer,’ as a “dirty synth pop gem”. Sensing that this was a completely new musical direction for them, the duo has performed mainly in Europe at the legendary electronic club Katine am Berghain in Berlin, the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, the Great Escape Festival in Brighton, the Water Rats Theatre in London and for the Toronto International Film Festival.

Pyramid Tropic’s new single, ‘Last Forever’, carries on the 80s theme, that immediately puts you in the mind of Depeche Mode and perhaps New Order. Introduced by a gritty electronic drive, ‘Last Forever’ leads up to a percussive, synth-based dance piece.

This is ‘pop – goodness’ right here…check out ‘Last Forever’ below. Be sure to look out for a series of singles, EPs and remixes from these guys throughout this year.