Halftime Leisure

The Weekly List(en): Chill Out, Dude

March 17, 2014

Welcome to The Weekly List, a curation of the latest and greatest tracks to hit the interwebs in the past two weeks. Didn’t get a chance to peruse the blogosphere this week? No worries, we went ahead and did it for you. Check out our picks below!

Featured by Soundblob last weekend, this first track “Simple Song” a lot like the blissed-out beats of J Dilla or Teebs––it’s true hip hop with an electronic twist. It’s simple to be sure, smooth and sweet, like the overpriced gelato next to El Centro.

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Up next is Mac DeMarco’s new single, released March 10. If the name rings a bell, it’s probably because the Voice just featured an awesome interview with him in the last issue. This track, “Brothers,” gets back to his 90s college rock-sque roots, but with a compressed sound that makes it sound like you’ve still got your drunk goggles on from your last time at Brown House.

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This third track comes from Baltimore/New Haven DJ and producer Goldwash. In Sarabent, Goldwash reworks several vocal samples into a soundscaped masterpiece, with some eccentric nods to the beats behind trap greats like T.I. and the glo-fi synth of XXYYXX.

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Prince, the coolest pop star ever to live, got together with Zooey Dechanel in a studio recently. This beautiful child [song] resulted. It’s happy-go-lucky nu-disco , the perfect track for strapping on those stilettos before a trek to Rhino. But, in my opinion, pinning a a disco ball to the ceiling and dancing the night away in your friend’s Nevils would be a much better way to spend the evening.

FALLINLOVE2NITE by Prince feat. Zooey Deschanel

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Real Estate came out with their new album Atlas (LINK TO VOICE CV) a couple weeks ago, and it’s heartachingly introspective. Rather than embracing their sunburnt beach vibes of previous releases, they’ve taken a much more somber note, particularly in the album’s last track “Navigator.” If we get another dumping of snow this week and Todd Olson decides to have class, you’ll know where to turn for solace.

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 Photo: Daniel Varghese / The Georgetown Voice

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