Klaves – People

Discovering some 90’s-era house from a 21 year old Polish producer makes me thankful that we live in such an instantaneous internet age. Klaves is new signee to London label PMR Beat Club and I’m excited to hear what’s next.

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Streets of Laredo – Slow Train

As the indie folk scene continues to get more and more saturated, it’s easy to lose sight of what made it so popular in the first place. And while its impossible to assess whether Streets of Laredo‘s “Slow Train” is an authentic expression, the earnest vocals and warm instrumentation are worth giving a listen to. Reminiscent of what drew me into Edward Sharpe et al. all those moons ago. They play The Drake on November 1st.

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Frazey Ford – September Fields

Here’s a gem from Vancouver’s Frazey Ford. If you’re wondering why the retro Motown instrumentation on “September Fields” sounds so instantly familiar, it’s likely because she recorded much of her upcoming album with The Hi Rhythm Section, aka the band that worked with Al Green. Indian Ocean is released on October 14th.

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Raury – God’s Whisper

In a hip hop niche that Kid Cudi has abandoned in the pursuit of lackingness, maybe Raury is the voice we need. Download his debut album for free here.

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The Dig – Over You Again

A driving bassline and the upper register of Emile Mosseri make “Over You Again” linger. The Dig have been on my radar ever since their solid debut Electric Toys was released in 2010. They’re currently touring in support of their 2013 release You & I.

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