Electronic

New smth savant Compilation Available for Streaming & Purchase

Music collective smth savant was formed last year by Philly producers Kilamanzego and Madam Data. Their monthly performance series Backyard Bxss has offered a common space for local beatmakers, showcasing experimental electronic producers and singers. The events are often live streamed on their Facebook page. As smth savant approach their first anniversary, they’ve released a compilation, featuring associated artists like Orion Sun and Mental Jewelry (both Mental Jewelry and Madam Data have collaborated with acclaimed Philly sound sculptor/emcee Moor Mother). The collective have facilitated some really exciting music in their first year, and this compilation is a solid retrospective on what they’ve already achieved. - Josh Kelly

   

88 Palms unveil video for "Bright Lights" + announce "Love Safari" EP

Don't we all need a dose of stylishness every now and then? This week we get our fix from this video by NYC synthpop duo 88 Palms for single "Bright Lights", which is counterintuitively set in the dark rooms of a downtown NYC venue. The band's seductive melodies and loungy arrangements immediately bring to mind a more electronic version of Sade, filtered through the glitter of glo-fi. Sensual and vaguely dreamy, the track sets the ideal atmosphere for mass flirting, which is reason good enough to look forward to a whole EP of this: titled 'Love Safari' it's scheduled for a May 25th release. 

   

New Michul Kuun Album/Video Available for Streaming & Download

Stayed Inside Today, the new album and video from Michul Kuun (a.k.a. NAH), is now available for your listening/viewing pleasure. Sit back, sip a beverage, and watch the world go by your window as the glitchy, electronic grooves take hold. Enter a weirdly wonderful, warped world where sonics come at you from a variety of unexpected angles. There’s a strange, futuristic spin as one assimilates to the unknown surroundings now being inhabited. Melding scenes of serenity and chaos, a unique atmosphere is encountered. Is the outside world being thrown off its axis, or are we?

   

Sofi Tukker lands tune on iPhone ad + releases 'Treehouse' LP

Our most faithful readers might remember NYC electro-pop duo Sofi Tukker on the cover of 2016 electronic issue of The Deli Magazine. Well, the band recently landed a sweet deal with Apple for the use of an excerpt of their song Batshit in the latest iPhone 8 ad (which is literally everywhere these days). The guys just released their debut album Treehouse and will celebrate it with a live performance at Brooklyn Steel on April 21st.

   

Lily and Horn Horse opens for Half Waif at Baby's on 04.27

Lily and Horn Horse is a NYC based avant-pop duo featuring a singer (Lily Konigsberg) and percussionist / brass player (Horn Horse, aka Matt Norman). Except, the brass instruments are so filtered and effected that they often sounds more like synths, if not... horses. Real synths and drum machines are also programmed in their tracks adding texture and occasional bleeps and squeaks. In 2017 alone, they released two purposefully unglued-sounding records featuring more than 20 tracks each. Their songs sound like brilliant semi-developed sketches, built on quirky, sparse electronic foundations and airy vocals following strange melodic paths. SF kings of quick Deerhoof took notice and asked them to open for their fall tour last year. They are now back in NYC and will perform at Baby's All Right on April 27th, opening for Half Waif's Record Release party - do not miss either.