I know it has been a while since NYE but it feels like summer has just started so party on and party hard. I’m here to help you. So welcome to another year at TWYE.
I thought I’d start the year off still riding the lo-fi rnb waves of late 2010 simply because the tunes of The Weekend are so so good. Hailing from Toronto, Abel Tesfaye and Jeremy Rose are the crafty mixers behind the suave beats of The Weekend.
[MP3] The Weekend – What You Need
Trying to google this band was almost as bad as searching for Sydney-based quartet, Songs. So I’m going to tell you right now that The Weekend’s website is slightly bare. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
TWYE favourite, Toro Y Moi is about to drop his second full-length LP Underneath The Pine with “Still Sound” the first taste of what should be another magnificent and highly enjoyable record from Toro Y Moi.
[MP3] Toro Y Moi – Still Sound
Over in Sweden, jj are starting 2011 a little better with the release of this mixtape titled kills – I was underwhelmed with their last release to be honest. That said this mixtape crams some pretty sweet tunes from the past decade (I refuse to say the noughties).
[MP3] jj – New Work
You can download jj’s mixtape in it’s entirety here.
While we’re still on mixtapes, the lovely Kid Sister has her Kiss Kiss Kiss mixtape available over at Fools Gold Records. Jam-packed with gems, collabs and remixes as mastered by Nick Catchdubs, Kiss Kiss Kiss is a light, quick spin back in time accidentally getting one foot trapped in nu-rave and the other at Ibiza. Yeah, I’m a little confused myself.
[MP3] Kid Sister – Carte Blanche – Do!Do!Do! (Original + Laidback Luke Remix)
Kiss Kiss Kiss is available for download via Fools Gold.
The end of this month will see the release of Hercules & Love Affair’s new album Blue Songs and I’m
a little bit very excited.
Sweat it out.