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I love Nicolas Jaar’s new track “Flight.” It’s an eclectic journey. Since I am not a good enough writer to review a song like this here’s RA’s: “The sudden end of Darkside seemed drastic when the news broke, but maybe it was a necessary catalyst. Since Nicolas Jaar abandoned his spacey rock band, he’s put out some of the best music of his career—all in a flurry of activity that makes me think of when he was a precocious teenager with something to prove. In addition to his sometimes-brilliant, sometimes-befuddling soundtrack for The Color Of Pomegranates, he’s been working through a stellar series called Nymphs. The fourth installment, this time on R&S, presents the same set of sounds in a tighter, techno-influenced framework.

Like the other Nymphs tracks, “Fight” is long. It’s nine minutes and takes its time going anywhere. This one skates on slippery chords, whose oily sheen points back towards early Hessle Audio. Swooping in and out of more ambient passages, “Fight” feels like it’s always teasing us, holding something back until the breakdown—buoyed by Jaar’s half-mumbled vocals, as usual—when it slams into a surprisingly aggressive second phase. But even this is tempered by the producer’s distinct aloofness. It makes “Fight” feel like techno sent through a labyrinth of sharp turns. He’s on a real tear right now, and the excited rush of “Fight” accentuates that feeling, but it’s also considered and eccentric. Jaar’s exploratory nature can get the best of him, but here it’s tuned just right.”

Nicolas Jaar – Fight

Leave A Trace


Here’s a euphoric remix from Four Tet on CHVRCHES newer track, Leave a Trace. I am still barely settled in my new job, post wedding & honeymoon, but for anyone following this blog I promise to start posting tracks.

CHVRCHES – Leave A Trace (Four Tet Remix)

Loud Places

Jamie XX – Loud Places (John Talabot’s Loud Synths Reconstruction)

Wow it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted. Between ending a new job, being on Phish tour and just generally slacking I haven’t posted much lately. It’s certainly not music, because there is always something new and inspiring to listen to like this John Talabot remix of Jamie XX that is unreal. Check it out now!

Calypso Acid


Here’s a rework of “Calypso Blues” by Marvin Gaye. You gotta love the shakers, bongos, and steel drums. This song is ripe for summer. Give it a rip.

Tapesh & Tocadisco – Calypso Acid



Anyone down for Friday stroll through the intergalactic synth fields? I am and so is John Talabot. Check out his edit of Machine.

John Talabot – Machine (John Talabot’s Synthedit)

Indian Summer


“Indian Summer” by Jai Wolf is the third release from Foreign Family Collective, an outlet for musicians and visual artists alike curated by the duo behind ODESZA.

Jai Wolf – Indian Summer


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