John Talabot: Without You (reduced mix version)

John Talabot's new single, Elliott Smith remembered and Jeff Carvalho's Europop #PrivateJam in this week's music recap

After the success of 2012’s critically acclaimed ƒIN, Spanish electronic musician John Talabot is beginning to release material from his upcoming 11 November release DJ Kicks. His first single from the anticipated record, “Without You” (reduced mix version) continues in the artist’s style of layering and looping abstract samples on top of highly textured house drums and synths. Both upbeat and relaxing, it’s easy to …

Ace of Base: Living in Danger

John Talabot's new single, Elliott Smith remembered and Jeff Carvalho's Europop #PrivateJam in this week's music recap

Sweden’s musical output to the world is a colored one, from the bleak and dark to the boisterously Eurovision-victorious and cheesy. This week’s #PrivateJam comes from Selectism and HighSnobiety’s Jeff Carvalho, who looks to the land of the midnight sun for his musical vice. Opting for ’90s Europop icons Ace of Base’s “Living in Danger,” Carvahlo describes the song in its larger, influential role in …

Beach Fossils: Generational Synthetic

John Talabot's new single, Elliott Smith remembered and Jeff Carvalho's Europop #PrivateJam in this week's music recap

Brooklyn’s own Beach Fossils are keeping the lo-fi spirit alive with their latest release: A video for their February hit “Generational Synthetic.” The final product is downright reminiscent of a Beach Fossils concert experience. The classic atmospheric vocals are paired with warped effects, color-tinted strobes, and the most VHS-level graininess we’ve seen in a while—but that’s the charm. It’s essentially the result of the boys …