I’ve decided that winter just isn’t doing it for me anymore. Fortunately, a savior has arrived in the form of Shmallen. The self-proclaimed “professional poolside lounger piña colada sipper’s” remix of Aaliyah’s R&B classic is somehow even sexier and lush than the original. Normally, I’m a bit hesitant when young producers decide to mess around with […]

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Parisian duo Long Courrier make artfully arranged, soulful electronica lying somewhere near the intersection of Scandinavian dreampop (jj, Postiljonen) and French touch nu-disco (Valerie Collective). Like both those genres, Long Courrier’s sound is streaked with raw nostalgia, sepia-toned harmonies and retrofuturistic production. Luc Dagognet and Alex Berch describe their music as “ethereal prog prop,” and […]

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