Category Archives: Slow Jam

Du Tonc – Darkness

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I get so excited when music is submitted to the site that I absolutely adore. A few days ago, this gem popped up in my email. As any music blogger knows, you get a lot of submissions every day and I had gotten a little behind. The submission from Du Tonc was one of the ones that I wished I had seen sooner. Matt Van Schie of Van She and Mighty Mouse make up the fledgling super group, Du Tonc. The two had met, or should I say began collaborating back in 2010 when they were playing at the same Parisian club. Now they’re releasing there first single, Darkness.

From the press release, it looks like they will be hitting the road for a DJ tour in April, after the release of their second single.

The reason this track is amazing to me is the fact that I wasn’t expecting the vocal melody changes. The subtle nuances and exciting note choices force me to hit repeat. You can’t listen to this track and be in a bad mood. I dare you.

Frida Sundemo – Snow (Immanu El remix)

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Frida Sundemo is from Gothenburg, Sweden. I don’t know much about her except that she’s so into music and creating it that she’s putting her medical studies aside for now. Immanu El is a group who is also from Gothenburg Sweden. I encourage you to listen to the remix (which I adore) and then listen to the original track as well. I went through and listened to some of Immanu El’s music on Soundcloud and you can definitely hear their influences in the remix. They take the original song which is very pop influenced, and slow it way down. It’s interesting in this case to hear how the song is suddenly dark, deep, mysterious. I’m focusing more on what Frida is saying. I’m enveloped in the music. This is what makes a great song.

Little Dragon – Ritual Union (Virgin Magnetic Material remix)

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I’ve been a giant fan of Little Dragon for some time now and have posted their tracks numerous times since ArtistRoster’s beginning way back in 2009 (see HERE & HERE). The Gotheburg, Sweden based band Little Dragon, consists of Yukimi Nagano on vocals, along with her longtime high school friends Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass) and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards). I encourage you to do some research on these guys because their discography, dating back to 1996 is pretty solid. You may recognize Yukimi’s voice from numerous SUBTRKT tracks as well.

“Virgin Magnetic Material”, according to his Soundcloud page, is a remix project by Shai Vardi, a musician and artist based in Tel Aviv. That’s about all I know so far. He describes the meaning behind his remix project name as an electronic term for the core or shield material that has never been magnetized. My imagination had a better time with his name than the facts in this case. I hope to hear more from him in the future.

Bonus track from our March 2012 issue: Little Dragon – Little Man (Vindata remix)