Did you get Kid Smpl’s 2nd collection of remixes for Skylight ? Features DJAO, Different Sleep, Deebs & Futurewife to name a few. Free over at Bandcamp . Static (Futurewife ‘Light’ remix) // download [email required]
This isn't the first time Kid Smpl has remixed Jhene Aiko before, a couple months ago he completely dismantled " 3:16am " into something entirely different from the original. Recently he shared another Jhene remix, this time of "Growing Apart Too" and even more so this time it seems like his goal is to remove any semblance of her original voice in this densely layered production. Kid Smpl's music to this point has been bare bones night time music, here he trades in some of that minimalism for a beautiful build up and release of tension. The track is available [...]
Skylight Remixes, Vol. 2 by Kid Smpl
Today on the Morning Show with John, Decibel Festival curator Sean Horton revealed the 2nd Wave of artists confirmed for the 2013 installment, and 10th anniversary, of this International Festival of Electronic Music Performance Visual Art and New Media happening among 10 premier clubs in Seattle during September 25-29. Already, you've known about such stellar artists as Peter Hook & The Light, The Orb, Wax Tailor, Ben Klock, Ólafur Arnalds, The Helio Sequence, Adult., Pezzner, Vox Mod and many others that were announced earlier . The 2nd Wave, just announced, includes some familiar names and [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Kid Smpl, Fauxe, Esbe Song: Catching Flies - Stay Forever [download here ] What's so good? Just over a [...]
Hush Hush Records presents Skylight Remixes Vol. 1 . A collection of remixes of tracks from Kid Smpl’s debut album Skylight . The release is available for free download on Bandcamp & features incredible work by Dream Koala, Jerome LOL, FmSea & WD4D to name a few. Stay tuned, a 2nd set of remixes drop this Tuesday. Star Ocean (FmSea remix) // download [email required] Static (WD4D remix) // download [...]
CHVRCHES at Sasquatch / photo by Matthew Thompson So I had literally just walked from CHVRCHES set at Sasquatch and opened my computer to write about said set when I found out that they had just released "Guns" - an amazingly good track that basically runs pop-synth circles around most other pop that's been released this summer. "Did you feel so clever?" Mayberry sings, and while it's hard to imagine the owner of that voice being mocking or scary ("You had better run from me, cause I am gonna come for you") [...]
Skylight Remixes, Vol. 1 by Kid Smpl
Seattle producer Domokos puts a lovely spin on this track from Kid Smpl 's debut album. What's already a smooth, downtempo track becomes a beautiful clanger. "Left There (Domokos remix)" is off of Kid Smpl's Skylight Remixes, Vol. 1 , out now through Seattle's Hush Hush Records , also featuring remixes by the likes of Jerome LOL and Dream Koala . Download Skylight Remixes, Vol. 1 here , and listen to Domokos' take below.
Kid Smpl 's Skylight project dropped back in 2012, but today we are being treated with its accompanying remix album. Enlisting a number of producer colleagues, Kid Smpl's vision is transformed by equally as progressive beatsmiths. Included on the list of producers are Dream Koala, devonwho and Jerome LOL, who all do a fine job of making these originals their own. Give the remix project a spin below and download it for free on Bandcamp .
When we receive a remix of a song that we don't initially recognize, our first move is generally to pull up the original for compare and contrast purposes. This is a fruitful process that shine light on the remixers creative process and often introduces us to new artists. Unfortunately, this was not the case when we visited with Laura Welsh and her unravelling talent. Luckily, we have Joey Butler aka Kid Simple to right the wrong and solve the mystery of exactly who OK'd the original. All hate aside, it's difficult to imagine getting sick of the Smpl treatment. Butler's [...]
Laura Welsh has quite a voice. Soulful, engrossing and perfect for pop, her single 'Unravel' has been given the Kid Smpl treatment with this latest remix. Not unlike the immaculate tones of Jessie Ware, Laura's desperate vocals caress the ears with a smooth influence before Kid Smpl gets his ever-atmospheric hands on it. Playing around with pitch, Kid Smpl manages to give 'Unravel' a whole new meaning; making Laura's lyrics even more heart-breaking. Pro-longed synths and a deep-bass undercurrent is an unmistakable Kid Smpl touch and one that works supremely well here.
Tracklist: How To Dress Well - & It Was U (Kid Smpl Remix) Shlohmo - Don't Say No feat. How To Dress Well XXYYXX - About You (Mist Glider & Aeropsia Remix) stwo - Cryin Atu - The Duo feat. Sango The Weeknd - What You Need (Jacques Greene Refix) Shlohmo feat. Jeremih - Bo Peep (Do U Right) Miguel - …All (Kastle Remix) Atu feat. Dpat - Missing You
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Catching Flies, Kid Smpl, Rules Song: Neo-Safari - The Departed [download here ] What's so good? Dallas-based Neo-Safari first [...]
Every song that Seattle producer Kid Smpl posts on SoundCloud has "Night" as the sole tag. It might actually be more fitting than any genre label because there is something about his music that just sounds better when the sun is down. His latest remix of How To Dress Well's " & It Was U " strips down all the bounce of the original to an unrecognizable echoing beauty. The track is available to stream below but head to Xlr8r for the free download.
Those moments right before dawn are magical to me. Everything can be meaningless or the most meaningful moment you'll ever have, because nothing has been set yet for the day. The shadows swirl, ready for your hands to form them into anything you want before the sunrise cements them in place and the day-people carry them off through their frenetic energy. I've been a nocturnally oriented person since I was seven. In my adult life, traipsing through 24-hour cities, I've staggered home joyously with my ilk; and during extended stays in smaller urban areas, the night space can [...]
Today's Mix/Cover/Live includes Deerhunter, LCD Soundsystem and Kid Smpl. What's your favourite? Let us know via the comments section below, or via Facebook and Twitter .
Hey Marseilles celebrate their album release at Easy Street & Showbox this week photo by Christopher Nelson It's the Spring Fundraising Drive on KEXP all this week. What a great way to be a part of the celebration of amazing listener powered music and make a donation to power the music that you love. ( Make a donation at: 206-903-5397 ) Right after you do that, there are plenty of good shows to pick from this week as we finish a short February and move on to March. We start with some hip-hop on [...]
photo by Kyle Johnson It just might be impossible for the current rulers of glossy reverb to create something that's not beautiful - Beach House 's "Forever Still" short film is amazing. Shot in and around Tornillo, TX, where they recorded Bloom , the video follows them through four songs from sunset to sunrise, surrounded by the devastatingly beautiful landscape of desert and canyon. " Forever Still is directly inspired by Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii. We wanted to perform in a non-typical setting without losing the spirit of our music. [...]