Active Child: Subtle (Feat. Mikky Ekko)

The music we tweeted this week had an unintentional theme: male vocalists with superb falsettos

Video-game textures and delayed synths meet choir music in “Subtle,” the first official single from Active Child’s upcoming EP. It’s an unusual departure for Active Child’s Pat Grossi, an LA-based electronic music artist and classical harpist, whose songs such as the Ellie Goulding-covered “Hanging On” feature his harp skills and drawn out vocals. At a much more club-friendly tempo than usual, Grossi’s distinctive falsetto pairs …

Hunters & Collectors: Talking to a Stranger (Avalanches Rework)

The music we tweeted this week had an unintentional theme: male vocalists with superb falsettos

The aloof Avalanches reared their heads for a moment this week. The Australian band hasn’t released an album since their first and only Since I Left You came out 13 years ago. The brilliant record was praised by critics and listeners and was heavy on sampling—over 3,500 vinyl samples appear on the album; from obscure and strange soundbites, to snippets from Françoise Hardy, comedy duo …

Justin Timberlake: Justified

The music we tweeted this week had an unintentional theme: male vocalists with superb falsettos

Likely influenced by Timberlake’s 15-minute solo medley performance at the VMAs, Boiler Room’s music director Thristian Richards chose Timberlake’s first album Justified for this week’s #PrivateJam. As—what appears to be—a longtime JT fan, Richards adds, “I’m also jealous of his dance moves.” Seeing as the Boiler Room is a staunch supporter of underground music and scouts nonconformist artists to perform in intimate settings, it’s nice …