French Express just dropped Malinchak’s new tune ‘Beside Me.’ It’s free too! Well I guess it has to be free since it heavily samples an old Brandy song.
The recent trend in EDM where people heavily sample old songs and renaming them might be a bit frustrating (because I don’t get it), but the songs are straight tropical euphoria. So I’m on board as long as these guys give credit where credit is due. Is it remix? An edit? An original production with samples? I don’t know. What do you think?
Malinchak – Beside Me
You want to know what the aliens listened to when they crash landed in the ocean off the coast of primordial Africa??? This.
Elements of trance, prog house, african music, and steel drums at the very least make this an interesting tune. It makes me feel weird and I’m not sure if that’s in a bad or exciting way. Either way I’ve given it a bunch of listens with the conclusion being that it’s an insanely addictive track. Thank the space lord I wasn’t driving because I could have easily fallen off rainbow road.
The Very Best – Kondaine (Unicorn Kid’s Space Drift Mix)
This isn’t new by any means, but it doesn’t have to be to be relevant. Things get lost in the mix so quickly these days with the face paced nature of a particular song, band, genre picking up speed. Anoraak (Frédéric Rivière) of Paris has been a favorite of mine for sometime.
“When Frédéric Rivière says something along the lines of “the sun and the sea are really important to me,” it’s easy to think, ‘Oh great, another chillwave artist who enjoys long walks on the beach and sitting on the dock of the bay all day.’
If only things were that simple. While he’s certainly into laser-guided synth lines and sepia-toned nostalgia trips, Rivière’s debut album as Anoraak (Wherever the Sun Sets) is more indebted to Italo disco, Motown-schooled funk and sepia-toned pop music—think: M83 on Ecstasy—than anything that’s lo-or-glo-fi.”
Anoraak – Dolphins & Highways