Late Night Nostalgia with NVY's 'Knife Play'

Remember the golden days of rave? Before the internet, before stream counts and follower numbers defined an artist? When literally the only way to hear a new track was to find that event where one of those select DJs were playing one of the few promo copies in existence?
When going to a party brought with it an air of mystery, allure and even danger?

Well the times have changed and those days have come and gone, but fortunately for us the sound hasn’t. That same surreal and enigmatic quality can be heard in NVY’s recent release entitled ‘Knife Play.’

Born in Vancouver, NVY played guitar and wrote songs in bands throughout high school and found a love for music production after being introduced to Ableton by a friend. Since starting production at 14, his sound has undergone many changes and evolutions ranging from dance music to hip hop to pop. Taking inspiration from the likes of New Order and Metronomy, NVY’s sound features a depth well beyond his years yet remains lush, organic and sonically accessible.  

’Knife Play’ draws the listener into a mysterious world of lost loves and late night, dimly lit underground clubs. With a sound that feels full yet totally natural and uncluttered, ‘Knife Play’ steams forward with a floating sense of nostalgia amidst minimal percussion and a raw, euphoric bassline.

NVY describes his headspace when writing the track:
”I was feeling techy and minimal one morning so I decided to try and write, finish and release a track in a few hours. It was a fun experimentation session that resulted in a nice blend between ambience and rhythm. Also I wanted to release something spontaneously since I've been working on my album for the past year and felt a little bored with all the waiting involved with scheduling releases so some experimentation and jamming was long over due.”

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Computer Data finds real human emotion with 'Healing'

Will computers ever feel things the way we do? Philosophers have been trying to answer this question since the dawn of computers themselves, but it doesn’t take a philosopher to know that Computer Data’s newest EP, Emotional Shift, will leave you feeling in ways you might not have expected on the dancefloor. The recipe of warmly saturated drums, gentle analog pads, and pitched vocals is certainly not new territory, but house music has always been about what you feel, not what you think. With the track ‘Healing,’ CD nails that feeling of sombre despair, of not know what to do but knowing you gotta do something. Might as well dance.

Hit play on ‘Healing’ above, and when you’re done reflecting go find the whole EP on bandcamp.

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A lofi house gem from Montreal's Moox

It could be the chill of December, or those hearty dishes of smoked meat poutine, but Montreal lofi house producer ‘Moox’ has that special sound to keep you warm all winter long.

His regular uploads of laid back, head nodding house jams throughout 2018 have caught the attention of vibey youtube channel “Moskalus’ and San Francisco label ‘Routine Espresso Recordings'. Continually honing his hazy sound, this past year has seen a number of edits, free downloads, releases and collaborations hit the airwaves from the young Canadian producer.

His recent track ‘My House’ features a warm and welcoming bassline accented by some classic hi hats and percussion up top. Piano infused pads rise and fall to bring movement to the piece, while some cleverly placed vocal samples give a nice final touch.

Grab this little heater on a free download and stay toasty through the winter months.

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A slice of 90s rave culture from Australia's Tunnel Vision

Growing up in Sydney’s Hardcore Punk scene, Australian producer ‘Tunnel Vision’ has always had a certain affinity for gritty distortion, driving rhythms and all around counterculture. But it wasn’t until he discovered electronic music and producing beats that he was able to fully distill his own unique version of melancholic melodies and lofi soundscapes.

"Pay The Rent" flirts within dark and ominous atmospheres as an entry point into the young producer's emotive world of house. Interested in creating audio collages of nineties rave culture with a modern house sound, ‘Pay The Rent’ pays homage to artists like Legowelt and Luca Lozano, with pounding breakbeats & moody chords, evolving into an upbeat acid vibe.

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Lofi vibe starter from Australia's Gold Coast

If you like your beats hazy, vibey and irresistibly musical, then Australian producer ‘Darks’ is definitely someone who should be on your radar. Hailing from the sunny eastern shores of Australia’s ‘Gold Coast’, Darks’ music is combination of laid back synth-driven soundscapes and nostalgia-tinged aesthetics.

Utilizing a variety of both digital and analog tools in the studio, the young producer creates head bobbing dancefloor tunes that are versatile enough to also flick on for those chill evenings at home.

Case in point, the breezy dancefloor heater that is ‘Fade in and Out’ released earlier this month on Melbourne imprint Clipp Art. It’s 5 minutes of tape washed ‘Gold Coast’ vibes, surfing the pixelated waves on that cruisey 303 bassline with soft pads slowly rolling beachward.

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