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.

Sometimes I write for other sites. My email is: gluttonyisthenewblack@gmail.com

Any music posted here is for sampling purposes only. If you dig it, buy the album and spread the love. If you would like me to take down anything you see here....please Exit Through The Giftshop cuz that shit ain't gonna happen.

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.

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.

Glass Animals Gooey Rework ft. Chester Watson

One of the biggest tracks of 2014, Glass Animals’ “Gooey,” gets a killer makeover with help of Orlando, Fl rapper/producer Chester Watson.

Since 2012 I’ve professed my undying love for the Oxfordshire foursome Glass Animals. Their penchant for hip hop inspired basslines, harmonizing folklore and complex progressions that turn into catchy pop hooks that are anything but cheesy, are a few of the reasons Glass Animals are THEE next big act to watch. Seeing them live only confirms those suspicions. 

Dropping serious lyrical heat on the rework of “Gooey,” one of the best rappers still flying under the radar, Chester Watson finally steps into the spotlight.

Stylistically, Watson has one of those low, raspy voices that pairs perfectly with down tempo Dilla inspired beats. On their own, his words sound like nonchalant prophecies. A smokey cloak of anecdotes, shout outs and weed smoke drifts through the air, and then it hits you— Earl Sweatshirt vibes.

Though sometimes his stories get lost along the way, at 17, he’s leaps and bounds beyond adrenaline charged MC’s, thirsty to break out. With more control of his flows than much more experienced lyricists, if we were in Vegas, I’d be all in on Chester Watson as a future star of tomorrow. 

Glass Animals GOOEY EP is out April 7th via Paul Epworth’s Wolf Tone.

Be sure to also grab Chester Watson’s March release Tin Wooki from his bandcamp.

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.

BAE OF THE DAY: LAVA₵HILD ☽ Want U To (Video)

Today I started to do a new series I’m calling “Bae of the Day.” I’m confident I’m not the first to think of this, but fuck it, I do what I want. 

For my first Bae of the Day, I bring you a bit of soulful pop from newcomer and Vancouver native Chantel Marie aka LAVA₵HILD. I’ve been getting tired of all this glassy, overly polished pop people have been obsessing over. Yes Vancouver Sleep Clinic are great, but sometimes you just need a bit of texture. 

Enter New York’s newest resident, LAVA₵HILD. On her Soundcloud she describes her music as “ethereal trap” “chop pop,” and “spacewave,” whatever it is, I like it. Can’t wait to hear more.

S/o Vlad for the tip.

Young & Sick Glass

Singer-songwriter and producer Young & Sick announces his signing to Capitol Records imprint, Harvest, and shares “Glass”, the lead single off his debut album.

Song of the Day

When Best Fit was first introduced to Young & Sick back in 2012, he was the anonymous vocalist featured on Dublin producer MMOTHS‘ track, “For Her”. The following year the illusive artist used the internet’s dark underweb to reveal his soulful, harmony-driven track “Continuum”. Now, in 2014 it seems Young & Sick’s mysterious veil has been lifted as this Dutch-born, London via LA via NY-based illustrator/musician announces his signing to the newly re-launched Harvest Records (Kate BushPink FloydElectric Light Orchestra).

The news of Young & Sick’s self-titled album (set for release on 8 April – pre-order here) comes complete with a debut single “Glass”. The track relies on a UK funky bass line, the singer’s signature harmonies, and a nostalgic feel that channels late 70′s Bee Gees - hair and all. April can’t come soon enough.

Track Listing:

1) Mangrove
2) Heartache Fetish
3) Ghost Of A Chance
4) Counting Raindrops
5) Feel Pain
6) Gloom
7) Glass
8) Valium
9) Nowhere
10) Twentysomething

Other People’s Poetry: Shine 2009
My latest piece for Yours Truly
Following up from their 2011 debut album Realism, Shine 2009 are set to release a new collection of songs filled with quirky blips and samples, plenty of groovy melodies and racing synths, and all handsomely produced for a mood enhancing listening experience.
Helsinki’s finest created a nostalgic mix dedicated to their beloved Brooklyn apartment that comes complete with a piano intro of Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life,” and includes a cheeky craigslist ad for the home where more than a few great nights were had. Stay cool forever guys.
Our Nation drops October 15 on Cascine in North America and on Modular everywhere else.

553 Grand OPP Mix Tracklist:
Piano Tribute Players – Semi-Charmed LifeLuscious Jackson – Naked EyeDrake – Best I Ever HadAverage White Band – Pick Up The PiecesKingdom – Viper XLTLC – FanmailKelly Rowland – Kisses Down LowCibo Matto – Sugar WaterDucktails – Under CoverRxGibbs – TemptationsAlpha – Sometime Later (Theme)New Radicals – You Get What You Give

Other People’s Poetry: Shine 2009

My latest piece for Yours Truly

Following up from their 2011 debut album Realism, Shine 2009 are set to release a new collection of songs filled with quirky blips and samples, plenty of groovy melodies and racing synths, and all handsomely produced for a mood enhancing listening experience.

Helsinki’s finest created a nostalgic mix dedicated to their beloved Brooklyn apartment that comes complete with a piano intro of Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life,” and includes a cheeky craigslist ad for the home where more than a few great nights were had. Stay cool forever guys.

Our Nation drops October 15 on Cascine in North America and on Modular everywhere else.

553 Grand OPP Mix Tracklist:

Piano Tribute Players – Semi-Charmed Life
Luscious Jackson – Naked Eye
Drake – Best I Ever Had
Average White Band – Pick Up The Pieces
Kingdom – Viper XL
TLC – Fanmail
Kelly Rowland – Kisses Down Low
Cibo Matto – Sugar Water
Ducktails – Under Cover
RxGibbs – Temptations
Alpha – Sometime Later (Theme)
New Radicals – You Get What You Give

Oceaán Need U feat. Luca Rudlin

Remember when I said really well produced R&B will be the thing in 2013? This new mysterious producer Oceaán, out of Manchester is one of my favorites to creep up this year. Stay tuned for much more to come.

Kelly Rowland Dirty Laundry (Rabit Rework)

One of my favorite discoveries of 2013 has been newcomer on the grime scene, Houston producer, Rabit. Rabit’s debut release Double Dragon is theatrical and ambitious, and every bit refreshing. I’ve never heard grime quite like this.  The Kelly Rowland edit Rabit unveiled today has me floored.

Rabit’s take on pop music is dark and exploratory, and weaves his eerie cinematic touch through Rowland’s sexy “Dirty Laundry.”

I was lucky enough to meet Rabit and Paul, behind Glacial Sound, when they visited New York earlier this year. Tom Lea of FACT Mag actually had the chance to interview them for the site’s New Talent feature. Be sure to check it out here.

Rabit’s Double Dragon EP was released earlier this month on vinyl and digitally through new Dublin based label, Glacial Sound. Be sure to keep a close eye on these guys as they are just getting started.