Chllngr – Sun Down Feat. Coco O

Combining elements of dub and R&B with a nocturnal aesthetic, Copenhagen-based producer CHLLNGR (aka Steven Jess Borth II) is one of the freshest sounds to emerge so far this year. Today he debuts his upcoming album’s centerpiece “Haven” on Pitchfork which they call “chilling, goosebump-inducing”. The album’s title track utilizes ghostly african rhythms and cavernous pads to coil around Borth’s indistinguishable, yet hopeful-sounding intonations.”

That’s so F*&cking right on!  When I first heard this I thought it was going to be some dope hip-hop track but it turned out to be a dope dub/R&B track, what!!!??  I have found myself waking up with this stuck in my head the past few days, trying to figure out the perfect time to post this, but what better time than now before I get something else stuck in my head.  Chllngr is definitely a producer to watch out for because his sounds are unreal, I feel like I am in some sexy dungeon when I listen to this track especially.  The horn effect is my favorite, calling for all the sexy night crawlers to come out and play, love it!  All his other tracks are off the chain as well so you should check out his Soundcloud if you’re diggin’ this track as much as I am.

Coco O from Quadron is nothing less then spectacular, her vocals sound great on just about anything and who would of thought, just yesterday we posted Lauryn Hill and she happens to be one of Coco’s inspirations, and I personally completely hear notes of Lauryn Hill in Coco’s vocals, wow!

While Coco’s inspiration springs from a life well-lived (“leisurely bike rides and good drinks”) she credits Lauryn Hill’s classic Miseducation and Sade’s elegant lyrics as being at the center of her formative music years–“I used to say ‘I grew up on breast milk and Sade’”, Coco quips.”

This song has Dub/R&B love written all over it from the music to the vocals, couldn’t be a better combination for any day of the week in my opinion. This track gets me pumped and feeling sexy while sittin’ here in my pajamas, so press play and enjoy this as much as I am!

Chllngr – Sun Down Feat. Coco O


Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Juin

Once again back is the incredible…” – Public Enemy (Bring The Noise)

There’s not much you can depend on in this world, lovers always seem to let you down, there’s never anything good on TV, the radio is lame and the Knicks never win but there is one thing that won’t let you down and it’s LMDM. And guess what, it’s back again for the 13th time with 13 new songs custom made for now, not now but right now. I was putting this tape together for Steph and couldn’t get over how in tune it is with how things feel right now. The heat is coming in, the BBQ’s are burning, the beaches are being invaded and everything is in transition. We’re halfway into 2010 and there’s no shortage of things done and things to do, but there’s no valid reason to not enjoy yourself in the process. Once again, Steph has given us a musical experience full of highs and lows as entertaining as they come. I’m in sunny LA and have to go get some breakfast then head over to Hermosa but bet your best buck I’ll be having this in the background. Here are some words from the chef herself, enjoy.

Le Miel du Mois: Juin

It’s finally summer. Le Miel du Mois: Juin is filled with new little discoveries including long walks on the beach, magic man, letting up despite great faults, home video and more. if you dont know these artists individually, check them out. you wont be disappointed. let the summer amazingness begin. sun on your face. feet in the grass. and running around with empt in your headphones a l l s u m m e r l o n g.”

Le Miel du Mois at work? That’s much better than work at work! Download
1. Flying Lotus – And the World Laughs With You (Feat. Thom York)
2. Home Video – I Can Make You Feel It
3. Long Walks On The Beach – I Didn’t Want to Make Out
4. Massive Attack – Paradise Circus
6. Safe – Twenty Years On
7. Letting Up Despite Great Faults – I Hear You Drowning But I’m Tied
8. Quadron – Slippin
9. Matthew Dear – Don and Sherri
10. Magic Man – Monster
12. Sound Team – No More Birthdays (San Francisco Bay)