The JUICE playlist is back, as always, with a discerning, sequential mixbag traversing music from the different camps. Get a bite!
LOL Boys – Changes (Ft. Heart Streets)
What’s the buzz: IM buds Jerome Potter and Markus Garcia met online, decided to make music together, and well, their e-efforts so far have been nothing short of OMG.
Sounds like: The jazzy, quirky, soulful house equivalent of Koop.
Prediction: This LA / Montreal duo don’t take themselves too seriously and that’s a good thing. You’ll have fun immersing yourself in their debut EP and light-hearted Gchat music videos.
Pleasantry – Window Gazer (Fauxe remix)
What’s the buzz: Up-and-coming local producer Fauxe is bubbling up thanks to his fine remix work, such as this lovely take on Pleasantry’s Window Gazer.
Sounds like: A woozy beaut that totally warps the original’s elements (especially lead singer Samantha Teng’s voice) into a ghostly dream.
Prediction: Pleasantry’s already getting plenty of notice in the local scene but Fauxe’s set to emerge in a big way. Expect more gems within his debut EP coming out of Phyla Recordings on 21 August.
XXYYXX – You Are Why I Am Invisible
What’s the buzz: 16-year-old producer Marcel Everett wowed us with his Giraffage team-up and risqué video for his indelible single About You earlier this year – and seems like the kid’s at it again!
Sounds like: A chilled, off-kilter beat that sweetly samples Sarah Vaughn’s mesmerising Stardust.
Prediction: It’s mental that his sound is so consistently fresh, and we think there’s no stopping this fledgling beatsmith as he comes into his own.
Tuff City Kids – Begger
What’s the buzz: Tech-house pair Philip Lauer and Gerd Janson (Tuff City Kids) are known as intriguing remix specialists, but their Bobby Tacker EP looks to finally unveil their first original material.
Sounds like: Thundering, Panorama Bar-esque house that manages to remain funky and sinister at the same time.
Prediction: Ostgut Ton has given them their seal of approval and so have we! Any educated dancefloor should go nuts over this classy combo.
Bwana – Baby Let Me Finish
What’s the buzz: Plenty of young Canadian producers have been turning heads lately but Nathan Micay aka Bwana is hands-down, our favourite under-the-radar discovery.
Sounds like: An addictive, percussive track that playfully fuses a Ciarra cut with Mount Kimbie-esque synth textures.
Prediction: Bwana’s style is deliciously substantive and truly remarkable. Look for the young’un to break away from the mounting pack of future bass pretenders soon enough.