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From Dutch electro-psych courtesy of YĪN YĪN, to the many sonic nuances of Malaysian-Irish beatmaker yunè pinku, to the shaggy vibes of the Portland Reptalians, and much more. These paths can lead you on the path to enlightenment, but it is surely the one that is less traveled.
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YĪN YĪN – “Age of Aquarius”
Turn on, listen and drop this psychedelic jam from Dutch band YĪN YĪN. Long, intoxicating synth notes mingle with disco dynamics and a freaking dance beat. This one is sure to get your “shakti current” flowing. To dig!
E-girls, circle – your new boss has arrived, and she’s got your ticket off the planet. 18-year-old Malaysian-Irish songwriter and beatmaker Yunè pinku paints in many sonic nuances, including 90s acid-house, British trance and sadgirl stanzas for the cafe’s open mic. This track has layers, but save all your affection for his EP “Bluff”, which will be released on April 1st (no joke).
lewis of man – “Parade of Love”
Here is a track that escapes description like a mole. It’s video game pop… no, it’s modern disco… no man, it’s supermarket xylophone with a hype man. And at over seven minutes, with lyrics only coming in halfway through, this singular Lewis OfMan sensation is here to break all your old rules.
Reptalians – “Like a dog”
The Portland Reptalians are one of those groups that exude true friendship. This group, which includes married couple Cole and Bambi Browning, clearly HANG OUT. Their latest full multiverse is out now, and this track clearly stands out, giving you flickering guitar twangs, shimmering cymbals, playful video vibes, and mirage-like guitar solos quivering on the summer sidewalk. A perfect backdrop for the next kickback jammy with your own pals.
Ben Mark – “As we are”
There is magic to be found, if you know where to look. Innovative Leisure’s Ben Marc is back with music that crosses borders, this time adding elements of mountain folk guitar to his experimental and percussive nu-jazz sound. Mysterious, playful, suggestive and always guided by a sense of curiosity and wonder, this is your inner journey.