Love breaks us and builds us all at once. A feeling perfectly captured by “Only Love,” the newest EP by French electronic project FLAWD, a follow-up to the duo’s Rift 1, “Only Love” felt familiar but lived in. Florent Mateo’s and Anthony Winzenrieth graceful melodies and LoFi beats are now fighting the revolution they were waiting to start in, “The Castle.”
The EP features remixes of the title track by Uniq Horn, Sacha Bernardson, and Loki Starfish, but the real gem is the new track “Crap Noise,” featuring FDBK.
A complexity of layering climbs, and drops with the phrase “no one knows,” lightly whispered in the background made me question if I knew anything at all. To feel insignificant but anciently connected to everything, this is the feeling I look for when determining if I like or love an electronic track. Listen to “Only Love” below.
The show is sold out, and everyone is here to see Freddie Gibbs. Gibbs hits the stage, and the show is non-stop running through classics, Madlib produced favorites, and newly released of “Shadow of a Doubt” bangers. Gangsta Gibbs’ fan base is hardcore often reciting the lyrics as soon as the beat drops and picking up the hooks. Freddie is a technician machine-gun rapping acapella at times and pacing the stage like a tiger – this is a workout more than an I’m dressed to look cool and be a wallflower type night. Freddie Kane demands participation and its a hella fun night.
Canadian duo Tennyson found video inspiration from a blind 12-year-old girl’s interpretation of their song “Like What.” Nikita, who was born blind, described the song as being wavy like water, and being on a ship. Tennyson, the brother-sister duo, then filmed everything she described. Watch the astounding music video directed by Fantavious Fritz below and see them live in concert. Find the tour dates down below.
5/5 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
5/7 – Durham, NC @ Art of Cool Festival
5/10 – Princeton, NJ @ The Terrace F Club
5/28 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
6/4 – Highbridge, WI @ Infrasound Music Festival
6/16 – Edmonton, AB @ The Needle Vinyl Tavern
6/19 – Dufur, OR @ What The Festival
6/24 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
6/25 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa International Jazz Festival
7/22 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music and Arts Festival
7/24 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
7/28 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
7/30 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
8/4 – Salmo, BC @ Shambhala Music Festival