artist: Purity Ring
visuals: “Thriller: A Cruel Picture”
The Official & Essential Summer Mix
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Gaslamp Killer – Zalim Edit
Linda Martell – Color Him Father
Blum – I’ll always be in your Heart
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – The Basement
Benny Soebardja & Lizard – Candle Light
Oregon Bike Trails – High School Lover
DeLeon – La Ner V’Livsamim
Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
Digable Planets – Black Ego
Doug Hream Blunt – Gentle Persuasion
fLako – Paparazzi
Yeasayer – Crazy (Seal cover)
The Golden Ring – Tulips
Joan as Police Woman – Magic
Cinnamon Chasers – Luv Deluxe
The National – Wake Up Your Saints
Big K.R.I.T. – Somedayz
Thom Yorke – Black Swan
TV on the Radio – Second Song
Radiohead – Reckoner (Leftside Wobble Off-World Excursion)
King Solomon – Politican Rag
Aloe Balcc & Grand Scheme – Dark End of Thursday
Hall & Oates – You make my Dreams
Billy Larkin & Delegates – Funky Fire
Machinedrum – Flud
Soul President – Got to Have It
Junip – Rope & Summit
The Mojo Men – She’s My Baby
Nottz – I Still Love You Ft. Mayer Hawthorne
Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg – Jane B.
Pilooski – Can’t There Be Love
Alexander – Truth
Supreme Team (Madlib & Karriem Riggins)– Interview #4080
Findlay Brown – Promised Land (Piooski Edit)
Jay Electionica – Jazzmataz
Mike Simonetti – Louie Louie
Michael Jackson – Thriller (Ooft Music Phazed Edit)
Raul Campos states it perfectly. This album is on point.
I love watching a band evolve. On its third studio album, Little Dragon does just that. The Swedish group, fronted by singer Yukimi Nagano, first hooked me years ago with its gorgeous mix of soul, R&B, rock, funk, synth-pop and electronica. But when I heard “Nightlight,” the first single from Ritual Union, I immediately knew something different was afoot.
The new record brings out a sharper side of the band. The sounds feel more aggressive, the vocals more dynamic and the mood more consistent as one track flows into the next. At the same time, though, Little Dragon hasn’t lost the dreamy pop sensibility that has always made its songs so addictive.
The dance floor is my first love as a music fan, and Ritual Union — out July 26 — has plenty to offer in that department. Uptempo rhythms and electronic beats are everywhere here, making for an interesting contrast with Nagano’s vocals, which often dip into a quirky and even folky vibe. The tension resolves in the closing cut, “Seconds,” a gentle lullaby with a hint of Kraftwerk that marries Little Dragon’s disparate influences perfectly.
download: Little Dragon – Ritual Union (single)
stream: Ritual Union Album
download: Jay Electronica – The Announcement