From Jansport J’s instrumental EP Save My Soul II, “See Me Through” carries a distinct laidback feeling that’s reminiscent of ’90s underground hip-hop, specifically Dilla beats. Jansport J (aka Justin Williams) is a California-based producer who started making music in high school, and has since worked with Snoop Dogg, Freddie Gibbs and others.
Sarah Neufeld, a solo musician and member of Arcade Fire, released “Stories” yesterday. Neufeld’s upcoming album Detritus was born from her previous collaborative work with dancer/choreographer Peggy Baker, and “Stories” is one of the lush, dramatic pieces from that. Minimal but textured, the music comprises ambient synths, haunting violins and otherworldly vocals.
Spellbinding and mellow, “Amelie Emily Enni” is the newest release from Allmos, the solo moniker of Allan Cole (aka half of the production duo The Stuyvesants), featuring Paul Grant on electric guitar and CARRTOONS on bass. From the Mostly Remixes EP (set for release later this month), the gorgeously produced instrumental feels simultaneously fluid and languid, while remaining super-tight.