DA’s Sunday Morning Medicine: Volume 137
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
1. Sweden’s own Haven occupies the leadoff spot of Vol. 137 of Sunday Morning Medicine with his “ghost in the shell,” an ode to the anime of the same name. Emotional vocal samples provide melodic content while roiling, swirling pads evoke an epic atmospheric vibe that is pushed shuffling and skittering hi hats and subdued kick drum patterns.
2. Foxwedding’s “fortunes” continues the tone set by Haven. A track that has been hovering on the producers SoundCloud for a few months, the Los Angeles musician uses slowly morphing synth elements combined with adroitly chopped vocals under a repeating, bell-like melody to create a somber original.
3. Parisian duo The Geek x VRV offer a significant change of pace in the third spot of this week’s Sunday Morning Medicine. The producers bring forth a groove combining the smoothness of jazz with sounds reminiscent of the 90’s hip hop — particularly from the West Coast — to imbibe a unique original. Canadian singer Kellylee Evans uses her smooth voice, at times subdued and others powerful, to give the track a memorable hook.
4. Another product of France, Cezaire, gets an assist from Seattle singer Crenoka on the aptly-titled slow jam “Life In Slo Mo.” Swung hi hats give the track a distinctly backbeat feel and thhe producer uses chimes and bells to create a dreamy atmosphere for Crenoka — or a choir of Crenokas, at times — to effortlessly croon over.
5. Rounding out Vol. 137 is the first single from British producer/multi-instrumentalist/singer Tom Misch’s upcoming EP Reverie. Entitled “Watch Me Dance,” the track fits the EP’s title well, as it is an unabashedly fun track. Singing gently, most of the track’s energy comes from a constantly shifting guitar pattern and bubbly bassline. A somber violin intro that sounds like its played on a broken heartstring and solo guitar picking sections add to the songs depth.