Daste: Sober

Fusing lo-fi funk with wavy alternative, Daste’s “Sober” is an ode to giving someone your undivided attention. The Australian trio (signed to Mammal Sounds) may not be referencing drugs or alcohol, but rather the millions of other distractions that invade intimate situations. “I know you’re feeling like I’m in my head all the time / Cause when you tell me about your day-to-day I don’t …

Thundercat + BADBADNOTGOOD + Flying Lotus: King of The Hill

Appearing on Brainfeeder X (a compilation album celebrating the label’s 10-year anniversary) is a mellow, hypnotic tune from Thundercat and BADBADNOTGOOD and Flying Lotus. “King of The Hill” sublimely blends the two outfit’s satisfying, jazz-inflected grooves—complete with Thundercat’s (aka Stephen Bruner) unmistakable vocals and flawless FlyLo production. This is just one of the 36 songs on the record, of which 22 are previously unreleased. Brainfeeder X is out …

Toro y Moi: Freelance

From his forthcoming album Outer Peace (out 18 January on Carpark Records), Toro y Moi‘s “Freelance” is a g-funk-inflected tune that’s a bit surprising from the artist—considering his previous chillwave offerings. Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bear) delights listeners with this layered, synth-heavy bop. Funky and playful, the song was apparently written as a response to Bear’s return to the Bay Area after living in Portland. Ahead …