La+ch – Kiss

Atmospheric and melancholy opening track from the latest full length from La+ch. ‘Kiss’ incorporates dub step, house, and electronica to paint a tapestry of sound that is somewhere between dystopia and lost love. It’s haunting and grooving all at the same time. My only complaint is that it is too short – but I guess that’s why we have play repeat on our devices. La+ch is a Toronto, Canadian based singer / producer.

Rangleklods – Like That

Has a TEED sound to the track with its house vibe and subdued vocals similar to Rufus Del Sol. This is quite different to the previous Rangleklods track posted here. Here the vocals take a bit more of a back seat and sit in the groove while the synths and beat push the track forward. I really like his vocals here with the tinge of sorrow and melancholy. I’m sure this track will be queued up in the more trendy eateries around Los Angeles.

The Lovepools – Cut Me Slack!

Reminds me a bit of MGMT meets Passion Pit with a pinch of Empire of the Sun. This energetic tune has a fun vocal melody that centers around the idea of childhood dreams yet to be realized and the strive to fulfill them. The synth parts remind me quite a bit of MGMT and how they have this swirling vibe to them. The vocals and harmonies are well done and fit the mood perfectly. Really dig the piano lead line in the chorus and the melody of it.