Hi, I'm Andriana, but my friends call me Dre. Just a fan, with an ear for what's good. Coming up in tha game just in time to get old and die.

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BAE OF THE DAY: Will Ward Temperatures 

So today’s “Bae of the Day” is a dude. Get over it. Really looking forward to this forthcoming release from London techno inspired, deep house producer Will Ward. So much of the house and deep house being produced today is of the garden variety, so when an artist or release piques my interest, it’s always exciting (and refreshing).

"Temperatures"is the first single of Ward’s Chorus Memory EP and after listening it’s clear I’m a sucker for racing synths and meticulously sought after moods.

Of course everyone likes acts like Four Tet and Jamie xx, whom which Will Ward draws some parallels to. But if you’re looking for more reasons to listen, I would say even more so then the artists mentioned above, Ward’s sound is not so unlike Kompakt producer Dauwd, and even Bonobo. Really you can’t go wrong with Audio Doughnuts newest producer, as you’ll find Ward nestled somewhere in the middle of them all. 

Will Ward’s Chorus Memory EP is out on 12” vinyl and digitally on May 5th via Audio Doughnuts.

Blood Orange Uncle Ace (a/jus/ted Remix)

Dev Hayes aka Blood Orange, is the epitome of what you imagine the music scene in New York is like… (and actually is). I am shamelessly will forever be a huge fan. One of his sultry, guitar-laden creations off Cupid Deluxe, “Uncle Ace,” just exudes sexy, late night vibes.

The rework by Brooklyn production duo a/jus/ted (Eddie Mars and Justin Strauss) which dropped a few days ago, is a dark deep house flip— one that beckons to you, whispering, “Meet me on the dancefloor.” Keep this one on repeat to ensure to stay put under those glimmering lights all night long. So hawt. 

Dev wants you to know you can now buy the first official Blood Orange remixes featuring Kindness, A/JUST/TED & Robert Owens now on iTunes.

L’homme Aux 4 Lettres Kimono

Point Point collective’s L’homme Aux 4 Lettres introduces us to part one of four of the group’s new conceptual project: the vibrant single, “Kimono”.

A few weeks ago, mysterious French production crew Point Point unveiled their first single “Life in Grey.” This week, they’re back with a fantastic conceptual project building off the success of their debut track.

Essentially telling the story of how the group collaborates to create one unique sound, in the coming weeks the four members of Point Point will each drop a freshly produced new cut. After the four tracks have been debuted, they will then build a new track incorporating the four singles.

First up is producer L’Homme Aux 4 Lettres with “Kimono.” Rhythmic drum beats meet wild, dancing synths as rays of electronic sunlight trickle down in a dramatic fashion. It’s a body of pulsating energy subtly exhaling in the most worldly of directions.

We can’t wait to see how these elements get incorporated into the finial product, so stay tuned!

Sylvan Esso Play It Right [Best Fit Premiere]

Just under a month before their album release date, North Carolina duo Sylvan Esso debut their beautiful new single, “Play It Right,” today on Best Fit.

Song of the DayWhen we think about the fundamental parts that make a band great, often that sparkle factor is some intangible that even the most beautiful of words struggle to define it. For Sylvan Esso, the duo made up of  Mountain Man’s Amelia Meath and Megafaun’s Nick Sanborn, the ability to hold onto their folksy, harmony-driven roots while evolving into a completely new sound steeped in electronic production is like a glimpse into music’s future…without all the harsh and polarizing side effects.

The pair’s highly anticipated self-titled release is due out next month on Partisan Records, and has us guessing as to how all the moving parts of the band’s three extraordinarily unique singles will translate to an album. But don’t let your mind stray and the comparisons get you caught up; Sylvan Esso, in their own right, are worth every bit of your focus.

Entrenched in bass heavy fervour and kaleidoscopic drips of layered percussion is the album’s third, and most exuberant single, “Play It Right.” Razor sharp synths play a game of cat and mouse while delicate sing-song vocals progress the track along, just before breaking it apart once more.

It’s all just in time. This is the big single you know they’ve been holding onto; holding onto until the last bit of winter has melted and given way to that rushing feeling that you get when you realise spring has finally arrived.

Sofar London caught up with the band to capture a live version of “Play It Right”. Watch it below.

Partisan Records will release “Play It Right” on 26 May. Sylvan Esso is out on 2 June, pre-order here.

 Untitled (Rapid Vocal)

OMG I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS SONG TO COME OUT FOR OVER A YEAR. If you’ve met me IRL, you know I’m always armed with an arsenal of under-the-radar acts I can’t wait to tell you about. On the top of that list has mysterious been grime producer, Mokona. Introduced to me by labelhead and DJ Aiden Bennison of Templar Sound, I’ve literally been obsessing over “Untitled (Rapid Vocal)” since he sent it to me…. way back in 2012. Ahead of his time as always, it seems holding onto the track, while he waited for the music world to catch up, has it’s benefits.

But it’s not surprise I love this track. A pinnacle of quality music pressed in small batches, the Sydney-based label has put out electronic releases of the avant-garde variety by acts like Grown FolkDro CareyCitizenDJ Vague and now Mokona

For the track itself, Mokona’s take on bass is an expansive one. Melding grime with a host of influences, textural elements, beats, effects and well, rapid vocals, this track is kind of a trip on first listen. A trip that draws you in and forces you to dig deeper, my favorite kind… 

Mokona’s limited 300 run vinyl only release is out May 12th as part of Templar Sound’s grime white label series. I promise you don’t want to miss this one.



Eyedress Hearing Colors Mixtape

Today, the killa from Manilla, producer, singer and video director Idris Vicuña aka Eyedress, released his debut mixtape Hearing Colors. The 23-year old artist makes fascinating electronic music with worldly influences touching on decades of the past, while using technology to not only tell stories, but give his music a feeling of “now.”

Frequent collaborator, Skint Eastwood's haunting vocals caress digital blips while hi-hats hiss, gaps between sounds reverb and exhale and all the while simulated mandolin riffs pay homage to his South-East Asian roots. 

With inspired visuals and an arsenal of explorative sounds, Eyedress is a producer not to be missed. 

Hearing Colors is a free download via Abeano/XL Recordings.

dd elle Love Me Only

With a penchant for muted rhythms and sonic glitches, elusive producer dd elle debuts his latest concoction, “Love Me Only”.

The shrill coos pursed from the lips of your nameless crush are just the lullabies needed to convince you to stay… at least for a little while longer. After all, how could you refuse such a moment? As the sun quickly descends beneath gently lapping breaks, you look around to realise it’s almost dark. Suddenly, the mood deepens as synthy blips poke holes in the quickly diminishing light and day is transformed into night.

Eliciting lazy afternoon vibes, of days spent melting into summer, dd elle writes the soundtrack to the moments we live for.

Sunni Colón Eternal Flowers

My first exposure to singer/rapper/producer Sunni Colón's music was after a photoshoot-turned-house party at a producer friend's spot in Williamsburg. He lives in one of those giant Brooklyn lofts that's perfect for any artist looking to lock themselves away in the studio to work on beats without driving their roommates and neighbors insane. 

I ended up hanging in his studio, along with his manager(s) and a few other people while he showed us the new projects he was working on. One of those projects was producing beats for a new singer/rapper named Sunni Colón. The demos were a bit rough, and I liked his singing a lot more than his rapping, but I was interested.
When I got home I did some googling and came up with very little. Except a self-produced single released by the LA artist, called "Temple." Again, I was interested, but still nothing was really grabbing me and shaking me by my Drelocks. Then a few months later I heard, “Jezzabel,” and my interest piqued again. Now in 2014 Sunni’s dropped "Voyage/Lightyears," and last week, his latest cut (and my favorite beat), “Eternal Flowers.”

So the reason I told you this long, boring story is to tell you how I came to the conclusion that the guy has serious potential. He’s just not ready for the spotlight yet. The evolution of his still blossoming sound from just eight months ago to now is vast. His range of talents deep, and his intuition and ability to fine-tune and develop the sounds that are working, well that’s always the hardest part, and he’s doing a great job of it.

With a handful of explorative demos on Soundcloud and rumors of a debut full-length on the way, you can be sure Sunni Col is on my list of acts to watch.

Klo. Make Me Wonder

So back in 2012, when I told you to pay attention to the budding electronic scene in Australia, and you didn’t, I have no sympathy for you. Just kidding, really though, since then the scene has experienced somewhat of a music renaissance. Mostly in the sense that the rest of the music world actually cares about what’s going on in the region, and is paying attention. But I digress.

A recent discovery of mine is Klo. The Melbourne-based duo made up of singer Chloe Kaul and producer Simon Lam create a cacophony of soft glowing energy that burns slow while remaining every bit of bright. Like a soulful take on Grimes. Also, they’re hot. With “Make Me Wonder” being the pair’s first single, I really don’t know what to expect from their next track, but I can tell you I will be checking their Soundcloud and Facebook pages daily until it does. 

p.s. If you don’t like hype, you should have stopped reading my site years ago. If I don’t have something to get excited about then there’s no point in existing.