Having spent the last few years developing and evolving his unique sound, Swedish born and based producer SQRD returns with a new video to his single “Would Run Wild”, out now via Swedish Tastemaker label Sommarhjärta.
After the release of his critically-acclaimed Gold EP in 2016, which saw the producer master his blend of lo-fi electronics and rich, textured compositions, “Would Run Wild” video aims to create an atmospheric backdrop that highlights the quintessential essence of SQRD’s music to date.
With strong and understandable comparisons to the likes of James Blake, SBTRKT and The xx, the producer’s latest material bridges the gap between niche appreciation and contemporary appeal. “Would Run Wild” is a nostalgic piece with a captivating and alluring set of skillfully filmed images accompanying the track.
SBTRKT has collaborated with director Fons Schiedon to create a unique animated video for the track “New Dorp. New York (feat. Ezra Koenig)”. The video sees the creature (that graces the cover of Wonder Where We Land) come to life, and roam through the surreal, shadow filled streets of an imagined American metropolis.
Alongside this, SBTRKT follows a run of new material with the release of “The Light (feat Denai Moore)” ahead of his much-anticipated second album Wonder Where We Land, released on October 7th on Young Turks.
Hot off the press!!!
Check out this new remix from Belarbi.
He writes: (sic)
This one is special, tricky I would say as I’m such a fan of sbtrkt and Vampire week end.
I humbly tried to give a personal twist to their great song.
Since they released it, it seemed I had to drop everything else and only do that
I’m happy to share it fresh with you guys
Freshly out in the limelight, [Belarbi] has already received a warm welcome on social networks. His debut remix, a version of Nonono’s “Pumpin Blood”, has promptly gathered a half million plays on Soundcloud. His first original track, “Paradise” was an airy yet catchy display of his rich and diverse influences. Add a stream of well-polished productions bringing a unique touch to tracks such as Yuna’s “I Wanna Go” or Two Door Cinema Club’s “Changing Of The Seasons”. Forward-thinking label Kitsune got it right, releasing [Belarbi]’s remix “Kyllan” by BeatauCue. And Lykke Li “No Rest For the Wicked” last month.
Listen to all of [Belarbi]’s remixes on Soundclound HERE.
Gold Fields’ debut album Black Sun is armed with pop hooks, tribal beats, danceable rhythms, and plenty of emotion. With a larger-than-life live show, the the Australian quintet has already shared stages with acts like Crystal Castles, Metric, Pnau and SBTRKT.
After releasing their debut EP earlier this year, the band settled down to record their first LP – a task that would take the band on a journey they never expected. Following recording sessions with Mickey Petralia (Flight of the Conchords, Ladytron, Peaches) and manager Scott Horscroft (The Presets, Sleepy Jackson, Silverchair), the band’s record came together after several weeks of recording while holed up in a singer Mark Fuller’s family garage. The result of relentless work and playful experimentation, Black Sun will be released February 26th via Astralwerks.
Single “Dark Again” is a pop gem flecked with driving guitars and bright synths, all building to a heavy-hitting chorus that’s sure to make you move. The accompanying video features mysterious scenes full of graphic symbols against a black and white backdrop and model Shaun Ross who has previously starred in videos with Katy Perry, Kanye West & Beyonce.
Hitting listeners with a power-packed punch from its first note, Black Sun opens with the infectious “Meet My Friends,” a bass and percussion-driven track with haunting vocals echoing in the background. Tracks like “Ice” with its dreamy, swirling layers and the sincere lyrics of “Happy Boy” showcase the band’s vulnerable side. The album also contains “Treehouse” and the electrically-charged “Moves,” which you can watch a live performance of, here.
Stay tuned for more from Gold Fields soon, including US tour dates!
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(This is FANTASTIC!)
Superhumanoids – Mirrors (Cosmic Kids Remix)
Bag Raiders – Not Over
Joakim – Forever Young
Metronomy – The Bay (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework)
Azari & III – Manic
Beni ft. Sean Delear & Turbotito – It’s A Bubble (Dimitri Remix)
Breakbot – Fantasy ft. Ruckazoid (Jacques Renault Remix)
ZZT – Zzafrika (Julio Bashmore Remix)
Marble Players – Wipeout
Them Jeans – Don’t Leave Me
Myd – Javier
SBTRKT – Hold On
Check out Them Jean’s Pacific Festival artist profile here:
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