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Beat Connection – more than just a chill wave

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Coming out of the gloomy gray of Seattle, Beat Connection delivers music that is anything but. Claiming to sound like “waking up to a sunset” you would think that this duo would deliver nothing but chilled out tunes. But, despite their overt push towards relaxed beach themes, Beat Connection also churn out songs that are perfectly suited for the discotheque. If you head over to their website, you can get their EP, Surf Noir, for free. Like I said, it’s packed with beachy tunes that will make you desire the sun, as well as dancefloor melodies.

“Theme From Yours Truly” is their most danceable. It’s the song I listen to most – no words, just tuneage.

Theme From Yours Truly by Beat Connection

“Same Damn Time” is the closing track and it’s dreamy and whimsical – a perfect closer.

Same Damn Time by Beat Connection

Already with an excellent collection of songs, Beat Connection definitely have a promising future. Go grab their Surf Noir EP over on their website – it’s free! Their mixtape on Soundcloud is rad too!

Be Rad. Enjoy.

Written by theberad

August 24, 2010 at 9:40 am

Chillwave – ya know?

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Chillwave is a new hipster friendly sub-genre of music that is quite popular amongst all the cool kids.  Guys like Washed Out and Toro y Moi gave the whole chillwave genre a certain omnipresence in the music blog scene and it’s definitely here to stay. Well, there is a new guy on the scene and his tunes are pretty dope.

Brothertiger is the alias of one John Jagos, a college student at Ohio University. I’m not sure what he’s studying, but he’s surely on his way to being a recognized musician. Like I said, chillwave – it’s lo-fi, garage pop, dreamy, shoe gazey – like you’re chillin’ on a wave maybe? Brothertiger mixes in a lot of musical elements to his many songs, but his track “Lovers” has the type of smooth yet glitchy sound I tend to gravitate towards. It’s sounds like a mix of hip-hop and soft rock. His track, “Feel,” really captures the defining sounds of chillwave, so give that one a listen too. Brothertiger has got the chops to make a name for himself, so keep your ears perked for more from this guy. Get all of his music, here.

Brothertiger – Lovers

Brothertiger – Feel

Be Rad. Enjoy.

Written by theberad

July 22, 2010 at 10:30 am

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