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The Daily Playlist for January 12, 2018

  • Dixia Sirong ‘Qatarsea’ (XLR8R Edit)
  • Di Er EP  is a new release from a French duo Dixia Sirong, a Singapore-based act. It’s their second 12″ for Inner Balance, the Lisbon-based sub-label of Chez Damier’s Balance imprint. The EP features four spacious explorations and a remix by DJ Honesty, who delivers an ebullient, elastic take on “Yohji,” drawing out the vocal samples […]
  • Jack Grace – “All Lost” // Slava Semeniuta
    3:13, via The Burning Ear
  • Visual art above by Slava Semeniuta [via] What could have been a saccharine piano ballad becomes something else entirely due to clever production and a brutally honest performance from Jack Grace. “I shouldn’t love you” is the defining line here, and you feel every part of the emotional smoke-bomb as Grace tries to balance self-preservation, […]
  • Sad Hill – “Mantras For A Failed Academic” // Joanna Krótka
    3:13, via The Burning Ear
  • Visual art above by Joanna Krótka  [via] Right off the bat, “Mantras of a Failed Academic” has teeth and bares them for you. Lo-fi punk with a pop edge that makes you want to break stuff. Or learn to skateboard. Or break stuff with a bat while skateboarding. How’s that for a visual? Melodic, energetic, […]
  • Causmic – “Alpha Centauri” // Aldo Katayanagi
    3:13, via The Burning Ear
  • Visual art above by Aldo Katayanagi [via] Twinkly, glitchy sounds quickly evolve into a successfully experimental trip-hop beat on “Alpha Centauri”. About halfway through the track, it switches up in favor of a dreamy sound, ensuring that everything feels fresh and keeps your ears on their toes. Y’know, because ears have toes.