For the past three years, Swedish duo jj (Elin Kastlander and Joakim Beno) have been releasing mixtapes and EPs showcasing their quirky blend of dream pop with hints of hip hop and R&B. Their latest offering is the High Summer EP , released through Gothenburg-based label Sincerely Yours (founded by The Tough Alliance). jj - High Summer The five-track release is a nice piece of delicate pop that invites you to enjoy the gentle sounds of summer. It is both carefree without carelessness, [...]
jj: High Summer - "All I need is here on my wishlist: beer, cigarettes, you, and whiskey," (Times) and the new EP High Summer by jj . With its released perfectly timed to coincide with the scorching temperatures of July, High Summer speaks volumes with its unabashed five songs. With endless quotable lines and catchy beats, it won’t just be the sun melting your face off. jj is an indie/dream pop Swedish duo comprised of Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander. Since their debut in 2009, jj has been constantly recreating [...]
Hip-hop loving, dream-pop chubbin' duo jj released their High Summer - EP last week and shamefully, I am just bringing it to you now. The Swedish twosome may have gained more of the limelight with their 'covers' of hip-hop/rap songs, but High Summer reminds that underneath it all, this group is a fantastically talented pair. This is particularly noticeable on the title track. Listen below. Comment. Grab the EP for free . MP3 | jj - "High Summer"
Late last week JJ released another 5 track EP, entitled “High Summer”. This unfortunately features none of those trademark covers, but everything is just as good. The title track is the easy stand out taking everything we love about summertime rap and throwing it into a dream-pop concoction. Head over to Sincerely Yours to download.
Just in time for the sweat-soaked days of July that rest on the horizon, Swedish electro-pop outfit jj has released a free EP, High Summer . The five-track release is just what you'd expect from the duo: lusty, dreamy, shimmery pop songs. As revealed by the title track, as well as standouts "103 and "Big Hearts, Big Dreams," the sounds here are sparse but sexy, lazy but at times peppy. They aren't dance-worthy, just smile-inducing. And when it's 100 degrees, that's all you need. So grab a tank top, roll some joints, smoke [...]
Sweden's dreamy pop outfit jj are giving away their new EP High Summer for free - you can download it below! mp3 | High Summer mp3 | 10 ------- link | High Summer - EP
Your best friends, Elin, Joakim Here to let you know everywhere we wanna go. I'm exhausted, barely breathing, holding on to what I believe in. This feeling, no ceilings guided me back home To my zone, to my throne in my Rome. People wanna talk but they ain't sayin' nothing Oh baby, now I'm ready for something And I got cameras in my face I guess the revolution will be televised. And I got 23 years of this [...]
If the original version of Swedish dream-pop duo jj 's latest single "Beautiful Life" , with it's sighing vocals, gentle gallop and icy haziness, could be considered a sort of winter-set daydream, then think of Virginian knob twiddler Atom Christie 's dubstep remix has getting the tune re-fitted for those forthcoming sticky-hot summer nights. Re-pasting the vocals together into a puzzle-like patchwork of chipmunk-sped chirps and giving that aforementioned gallop a dancehall-esque spark, all while bringing the requisite mechanic churn that all dubstep creations must spew, Christie morphs what was once sublime and dreamy into [...]
After two years, Swedish duo jj is back with a new single and sounding better than ever before.
jj is a Swedish boy/girl duo that has been around for quite sometime making music that likes to echo. This May on the 7th they are set to release their album n°4 , which should bring many bags of joy to ears around the world. Especially after hearing this first single from the album, "Beautiful Life" filled with the band's typical pearly swirlies of synthesizers and nebulous vocals. It's good. Take a listen and mark your calendars for the 7th of May. SUPPORT THE ARTIST - Chuck [...]
Sweden outfit JJ returns with their latest forthcoming single 'Beautiful Life' on May 8th via Secretly Canadian. The 73 will also include a b-side 'Burn'. Grab all of of this euphoria below. JJ - Beautiful Life
Balearic dream-pop duo jj are back again, with a first single off their upcoming album. As you've probably expected the new record is going to be called jj nº 4 . No words on a release date yet, though. (via Pitchfork ) Grab this lush first cut below! mp3 | Beautiful Life
jj returns. It has been too long. Longing for life. Doers never die. Where the sunshine hits our eyes. It's a beautiful night. To live our Beautiful Life. Out May 8th on Sincerely Yours , jj nº 4 will finally come in from a distant shore. jj - Beautiful Life
New jj , taken from the group's forthcoming Beautiful Life 73 single, out in May on Secretly Canadian : "DEAR LOVED ONES BOSSALINIS AND FOOLIYONES LEADERS OF THE NEW WORLD YOU WHO LIVE THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE WE WANT YOU TO MAKE A VIDEO OF THE LIFE YOU LIVE, LIFE AS YOU SEE IT BECAUSE WE HAVE THE PERFECT SONG" - jj [...]
JJ returns with a new visual for their latest track 'VI,' those Swedes sure do know how to make music. Enjoy the beautiful Olivia Kastebring directed video above.
The eagle transcends altitudes of 10,000 feet. His golden plumage breaks through the clouds and he escapes the bounds of this green earth. While some might say he flies too high, like Icarus, we believe that one day, we will all transcend, and have our youth renewed like the eagle’s. Yesterday The Apiary released a two-track EP from swedish artist Jesper Merrild aka Young Eagle . Earlier this year I came [...]
jj's kills mixtape gets chopped + screwed by some dude called joel rampage for YOURS0174 . Download it below (the very dope original mixtape is still available here ): "came from heaven just to sing a song for you to the rhythm of my love for you and now it's beatin slow and you know this the end of the road when i sing that slow song for you" [...]
Jesper Merrild (aka Young Eagle / ⨊xCUSEƑILIPPA / L/J ) just sent over this little pop gem from an old project with his friend Ludvig back when they were both living in their small hometown in central Sweden . This song comes from another time, years ago, when Nesta lived in Rome, back before Jesper was crafting electro jamz and remixing jj and The Tough Alliance— from “the golden days, when we were winning.” Klassfest - Nya Ovänner
I leave for my first year of college very soon, so here’s a mix for my travels and for yours. None of these ten tracks are particularly new; they’re simply tunes to get us where we’re going. tracklist: Jules & Jim - Leaving Home/Going Home Air France - hold on to me, baby Air France - Afraid You Told Someone About Us The Tough Alliance - First class riot (a touch of Jules & Jim) Korallreven - Honey Mine (ft Victoria Bergsman) Stan Getz & João Gilberto [...]
jj - die tonight (young eagle version) Aquilotto rise from the depths of Rome. From the blue waters to the white skies. Sounds will lift up from down below. The present will take shape in it’s purest form. The one and only real love. Forever united die tonight, Alessandro Nesta .