Lia Lia's name apparently stands for "Live Impact Area Legacy Interface Adapter," an assortment of words that meld human and electronic elements together in such a way that they roll off the tongue and immediately get stuck in your head, just like her awesome debut single "OLYMP."
I think what makes this track so addictive is the crazed calmness with which it runs through such high peaks and deep valleys of emotion. We've all at one point or another reached those extremes where all we want is a purging release via chemicals and pheromones, and from the song's video of some late night debauchery/snacking/smiling, it's clear that Lia Lia knows the feeling. Lucky for us we can press play and experience it again and again right along with her.
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Com Truise - Memory
Los Angeles-based producer Seth Haley, aka Com Truise, has announced plans to release a new album through Ghostly International on June 16th. Titled Iteration, it’s the artist’s first full-length album in six years — a follow-up to 2011’s Galactic Melt. He has also shared the psychedelic, futuristic lead single, “Memory”. In support of the forthcoming record, he will embark on a tour with Warp stalwart Clark starting this May.
According to a press release, Iteration is Haley’s most elegant and streamlined collection yet, promising to explore themes of “longing, hope, anxiety and triumph.” It “illustrates the last moments Com Truise spends on the perilous planet Wave 1, before he and his alien love escape its clutches to live in peace.” The music reflect his own self-realization and the creative changes he has experienced since relocating from the East Coast to Southern California.
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Xavier Omär - No Way Out feat. GoldLink (prod. By Hit-Boy)
R&B star Xavier Omär is joined by GoldLink and Hit-Boy for a fantastic new record titled “No Way Out,” which is the second track from his two-song digital release with Red Bull Sound Select.
The Hit-Boy-produced single will have you reminiscing about 1990’s R&B, matching amazing saxophones with Omär’s soothing vocals. On the record, Omär sings about his unflinching love for his significant other.
“We all know disagreements and frustrations are going to come in a relationship so this song is really about deciding what your mindset will be in those times,” he says of the song. “Are you afraid of losing or are you determined to win together? I want to win together.”
GoldLink closes out the track out with a slick verse. “Jiminy Cricket eat papa/Pop top on the roof drive away and chunk up the deuce/Fuck it you make me feel like that I’m a better man/Like a benefit to life/I would die to live this twice/Feeling on you uh huh/Pulling on your mini skirt/Pulling on my uh huh/I don’t really know who worse/Riding on your soul train/Lose my mind like Cobain/You don’t need a couple inches/Bae ya need the whole thing,” he raps.
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Lou Phelps - What Time Is It? (feat. Innanet James)[Prod. By KAYTRANADA]
Contributing to his family’s acclaimed body of work, Kaytranada’s brother Lou Phelps delivers a new solo project titled 001 Experiment. With all eyes on his brother thanks to a new Kendrick Lamar feature, Phelps capitalizes with a strong offering of sounds. 001 Experiment — which is executive produced by Boris Choncho — proves it’s a family affair for Kaytra and co when it comes to forward-thinking, quality music. Coming correct on the guest features front, the new Lou Phelps release features contributions from CJ Flemings, Innanet James, Bishop Nehru and, of course, Kaytranada.
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Mac DeMarco - On The Level
Mac DeMarco described “On the Level” as “kind of a sister song” to “Chamber of Reflection,” the woozy center of gravity of his 2014 album Salad Days. The comparison checks out, and not just because both songs bob as unsteadily as buoys in an oily harbor. Avoid the temptation to invoke yacht rock here, because leisurely breezes couldn’t be further from ol’ Mac’s mind. Where “Chamber of Reflection” was about solitude, “On the Level” is a meditation on self-reliance. If this is a boat trip, it’s a one-man circumnavigation of the globe, final destination unknown.
“This record has a lot to do with my family and my life now and the way I’m feeling,” DeMarco has said, and it’s possible to interpret “On the Level” as a way of coming to terms with both his widened horizons and his strained relationship with his father. “Boy, this could be your year,” DeMarco sings at the outset, over lite-funk keys and a curdled synthesizer melody; “Make an old man proud of you/Forget about your tears.” By the song’s end, as he weaves through the umpteenth repetition of that single set of chords, contemplation turns to determination: “Carrying a name/Followed to my final day/And who’s there left to blame?” It’s a sobering assessment, coming from an artist who used to be best known for drunken pratfalls and chain-smoking intensity. But the self-examination seems fitting, given the circumstances of the record, which the 26-year-old musician demoed on the floor of his bedroom in Queens and then largely remade following his move to Los Angeles. Looming over the margins of his new song, you can just barely make out the blurry shadows of palm trees rustled by an unfamiliar wind.
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