Finals week is upon me and my balls have been in and out of the vice, but the worst is behind me and it’s time for some of that chill music to recalibrate my mind. As such, I present to you week four of Served on the Rocks. Complete with glacial chunes that slip by, sitar funk and the instrumentals you would swear were produced in a shanty… in the Gobi Desert… in the dead of winter. Anyways, here’s Masaladosa serving up some funky sitar vibes in “Pushkar” to start it off, dig in.
Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” (Memory Tapes Remix)
If you know me at all, you’re probably aware that I’m a huge fan of Tame Impala. These dudes are bringing back the psychedelic sounds of the 60′s and 70′s, but then put their own Aussie electro twist on it. Anyways, here’s a sweet remix by Memory Tapes of one of Impala’s great tracks – a light feeling track that feels great on the walk to class in the morning.
Broke For Free – “Budding”
When this track started and I heard the guitar melody gently build in, I knew I had found a keeper. “Budding” is pure vibes – the type of chune that you listen to while you gaze into the night sky full of stars.
LOL Boys – “Changes” (Shlohmo Remix)
Personally I’m a big fan of Shlohmo, the Los Angeles based producer never disappoints when he releases a new remix. His style is a mix of trip hop and faded, the result is a trill vibe and fat beats. “Changes” is a Shlohmo chune that people need to hear – check it out.
Foner – “So High”
“So High” uses a sample from a familiar hip hop instrumental and combines it withs smooth electric guitar and relaxed percussion. Such a great track, the only thing I can complain about is the fact that it’s a brief two minutes long.
Fishing – “White Sheet Beach”
Icelandic shit. Progresses so nicely, this one. Give her a listen if you want to hear what heaven sounds like in the future.
Passion Pit – “Carried Away” (MAU Remix)
I used to be a fan of Passion Pit, but I grew tiresome of their happy-go-lucky vibe. Call me a killjoy, but here’s a remix from MAU that turns down the glee and flows along. Take a listen.
Chromatics ft. Ida No – “Ceremony” (New Order Cover)
Chromatics always deliver. Plain and simple. Great cover of an absolute indie-rock classic.