TRACE - Crushing (Ultra Music)

Mastered by Mastering Engineer Saif Bari

Unrequited love is a motherf**ker that’s the driving force behind over 80% of all art created (citation needed). Less examined is the specter of being on the receiving end of romantic feelings you have no desire to reciprocate.

There’s an incalculable amount of music and art about being miserable because someone doesn’t like you. But on her brilliant new single “Crushing”, TRACE explores what it’s like to make someone miserable cause you don’t feel the same way about them. Anchored by a dreamy, woozy, alt. pop beat, TRACE spends the duration of the song cooing that she’s not upset by the attention, but has no intention of responding to it in kind. It’s “kinda cute”, but she’s bored by it and feels bad that the rejection will eventually make her would-be crush emotional.

Her delivery is a perfect combination of arrogance, empathy, and bravado. It’s a fantastic song to have on repeat this weekend, regardless of your romantic endeavors (or lack thereof).
— https://www.wearetheguard.com/music/best-new-song-trace-crushing
Source: https://ffm.to/crushing

Native Son (Original Motion Picture Score) - Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (HBO)

Mastered by Mastering Engineer Saif Bari

Directed by artist Rashid JohnsonNative Son is a contemporary adaptation of Richard Wright‘s 1940 classic novel.

A young African-American named Bigger Thomas(Ashton Sanders) living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman. The film is a subtle, provocative and original look at race relations in the USA.

Rashid Johnson partnered with composing duo Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (Stranger Things) to craft the score to Native Son. The result is a dark atmosphere where distorted guitars are mixed with subtle ambient and electronic compositions. This is Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s first score for a feature film.
Native Son premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will air on HBO on April 6, 2019

https://milanrecords.com/soundtracks/native-son-original-music-by-kyle-dixon-michael-stein/


Source: http://hyperurl.co/nativeson

Lido - I O U 2

Mastered by Mastering Engineer Saif Bari

Lido has released part two of his I O U concept album, featuring a plethora of his own vocals–a rare and, at present, particularly warranted inclusion for the multi-talented instrumentalist.

The boundless bearer of beats also packed the highly personal I O U 2 with a visual accompaniment, which saw limited theater release in Chicago, Toronto, and Seattle. The short film, like the EP itself, is quite meta. Ascribing his Everything album from two years back as the official introductory offering to the extended project, a post-breakup catharsis of sorts, Lido deems the I O U EPs as a “reflection on that process.”

Fittingly, Lido’s R&B-routed vocals encircle this conflicted tale of an ex-lover emerging from his scorn, not entirely ready for reconciliation. From newfound perspective, Lido posits on the violin-infused “Ex” that perhaps the romance was ill-fated from the beginning, when he “borrowed” her “‘from the universe.”

While “Flaws” touts ’90s-inspired R&B harmonies and organ synths under the guise of a forthright pop ballad, “Vultures,” “The Lonely Slow Ones,” and “Son Of Simon” exude Lido’s characteristic experimental flickers that render his work so compelling: ambient interruption, vapory synth emissions, and billowy, melancholic vocoder–to name only a few.
— https://dancingastronaut.com/2018/11/lido-lets-pipes-pave-way-reflective-o-u-2-ep-stream/
Source: https://open.spotify.com/album/1wpl5L33Gn9...

TRACE - Make Me Laugh (Ultra Music)

Mastered by Mastering Engineer Saif Bari

Los Angeles-based songstress TRACE has shared her newest single, “Make Me Laugh,” off of her forthcoming sophomore EP due out this fall via ULTRA, and we’re pleased to premiere it. The track finds TRACE lamenting the harsh realities of dating over a steady boom-bap beat with skittering electronics filling the backdrop. Equal parts PBR&B and vintage singer/songwriter, the track deftly mixes the elements of electronica and soul. Check out the single below.

On the making of the track, TRACE had this to say in a statement to Under the Radar: “When I wrote this song I actually came off the heels of a bummer of a date. It’s not very nice, but it’s the truth: there was no humor present in our conversation. To me, to laugh is to feel alive. To feel connected through a high that ties you to the person in front of you. To laugh with someone is to feel close to someone. I also think, when you’re able to really find something funny, you’re showing a side of yourself that might be hard to define in words and so it’s only through sound that real emotion can be shared. I find it to be interesting that people say it’s ‘the best medicine’ - it totally heals you, laughter.”
— http://undertheradarmag.com/news/premiere_trace_shares_new_single_make_me_laugh
Source: https://ffm.to/makemelaugh

Christina Castle - Crazy Lover feat. Gangsta Boo (Prod. Lido)

Source: https://soundcloud.com/christinacastlemusi...