SOSMIX 7.10.14

Another great collection of hotness that I can't get enough of. Some of these releases are now available for pre-order or just download where available.

Benoit & Sergio :: Splash

Rubbery electronica + bass and a very nice trajectory of beats (via). No doubt this will be on thousands of summer mixtapes. Pre-order the energetic Your Darkness 12" over at Juno (official release date is July 28 via Visionquest).

Silver Hands :: Skulls (YR SKULL Remix)

I've had a few encounters with Liz Wight's previous act Love Grenades in the past, but Silver Hands emits a much deeper and sensual experience, and in many ways it's just better. "Skulls" oozes its way through deep house, disco (barely) and electro (depending on the remix). This "Skulls" remix in particular -- handled by the band's other half Drew Marcogliese (YR SKULL) -- is one of four featured on the five-track 12" single that dropped this week. A beautiful bass line matched with several floating vocal lines makes this remix the most emotional, minimal, and fully-formed track of the set. I would love to hear an entire album of this caliber from the duo, and I bet you would too.

Grab the collection over at Push the Feeling.

Sima Kim :: Isolated (ft. Almeeva)

Serious Mark Hollis feels on Sima Kim's (South Korea) brilliant setting of ambient-goth-minimal electronica piece "Isolated". The quivering vocal delivery from Almeeva matches the icy background perfectly. Not sure how you top a track as moving as this. Download Sima Kim's amazing Ur Silhouette EP over at Bandcamp.

The KVB :: All Around You

When Shoegaze meets Cold Wave the results can be mesmerizing. Buy the new Out of Body EP from The KVB now at Bandcamp.

Ashrae Fax :: CHKN

Here's a new track from Ashrae Fax, taken from the band's forthcoming album Never Really Been Into It. The record is due August 26 on Mexican Summer.

The reissue of Static Crash is a must-have, here's why.

SOSMIX 6.25.14

School of Seven Bells :: I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)

Ben Curtis' School of Seven Bells takes one final bow with a gorgeous wall of colors, synths and guitars on this Ramones cover of "I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up". Glad to have met the man and watched him play in several of his bands throughout the years. Great work here by a young guy who is sorely missed. Listen and buy here.

Paradis :: Hémsiphère

Two years old and still holds up. "Hémisphère" has such a classic and universal energy. It's certainly a chilled house track but also serves as a "gettin' ready for a night out" vibe. Fills all voids -- in and away from the party.