Sunday Sounds: Porter Robinson “Worlds”

Sunday Sounds: Porter Robinson “Worlds”

Porter-Worlds

After a couple successful years of touring, producing an anthem of his own, “Language,” as well as co-writing a second with Zedd (“Clarity”), Porter Robinson decided it was time to sit down and create an album. Not just a random, disjointed pile of songs, but a complete and cohesive group of songs sharing a theme.

He also did something out of the ordinary and took time off from touring to…

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frankles free fridays

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“Hello, my name is Ben, and I’m a Bey-coholic.”

So, Porter Robinson released a new album last month, and it’s really pretty, but also a little…abstract. There’s a lot of feelings for a dance record. Like a range of feelings. Dance records tend to sit in one giant happy group hug for however long they last. Porter tends to be a little emo, and it turns out all he needs to cheer him up is a kiss…

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Rustie: Green Language

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Sophomore albums are often a toss-up, especially for somebody so quickly met with as much success as Rustie, a break-out album followed by a landmark BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and even a summer mixtape for NPR.

Green Language may be more subdued than Glass Swords, but it also feels more organized, somehow more deliberate. The change is not unlike my experience with ADD before and after…

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DJ Shadow announced that he’s starting his own record label, and calling it Liquid Amber, which is only nominally less cool than Jurassic Park’s petrified amber. That Spielberg is such a hipster. Along with the label announcement, he released a fittingly named “Liquid Amber EP,” and made 1/3 of its songs tracks available for free via THUMP.  Like most DJ Shadow, this song is ideal for listening…

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odesza

odesza:

We’re three weeks away from the release of ‘In Return’, and very excited to share another new track with you! Earlier today, Complex premiered “Say My Name”, featuring British vocalist Zyra.

Very appreciative of all the love you guys have shown us for the new album. Can’t wait to share the rest of it with you!

Streaming on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/odesza/say_my_name

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