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Afterhours Charts 10/13

ArtistRecordLabel
1JACQUES GREENEDawn ChorusLucky Me
2JAYDA GBoth Of Us/Are You Down [EP]Ninja Tune
3BELLA BOOOnce Upon A Passion RemixesStudio Barnhus
4KENNEDY ONEMetropolis [EP]Self-Released
5STEMLINES Harsh Riddims Vol. 4 Self-Released
6INDIA JORDAN DNT STP MY LUV [EP]Local Action
7DIVINE INTERFACESeeking Arrangements2MR
8LASTLINGSFirst Contact [Advance Tracks]Astralwerks
9EQUIPCursebreaker X100% Electronica
10YEULESerotonin IIBayonet
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Afterhours Charts 9/22

Artist Record Label
1 PLANET 1999 Devotion PIAS
2 ELKKA “I. Miss. Raving” [Single] Local Action
3 TAMA GUCCI “I Let You” [Single] b4/4AD
4 BIICLA No Place [EP] Good Luck Have Fun
5 JAYDA G Both Of Us/Are You Down [EP] Ninja Tune
6 JESSY LANZAAll The Time Hyperdub
7 YVES TUMOR Heaven To A Tortured Mind Warp
8 SYSTEM OLYMPIA Delta of Venus Huntleys + Palmers
9 KITTY Charm And Mirror [EP] Pretty Wavvy
10 YAEJI What We Drew XL/Beggars Group

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Afterhours Charts 9/15

Artist Record Label
1 DISCLOSURE ENERGY Capitol
2 ELKKA “I. Miss. Raving” [Single] Local Action
3 TAMA GUCCI “I Let You” [Single] b4/4AD
4 BIICLA No Place [EP] Good Luck Have Fun
5 JAYDA G Both Of Us/Are You Down [EP] Ninja Tune
6 JESSY LANZAAll The Time Hyperdub
7 YVES TUMOR Heaven To A Tortured Mind Warp
8 SYSTEM OLYMPIA Delta of Venus Huntleys + Palmers
9 KITTY Charm And Mirror [EP] Pretty Wavvy
10 YAEJI What We Drew XL/Beggars Group

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Afterhours Chart 9/1

Artist Record Label
1 AVALANCHES, THE “Wherever You Go” b/w “Reflecting Light” [Single] Astralwerks
2 CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS La Vita Nuova [EP] Because/Capitol
3 CARIBOU Suddenly Merge
4 SASSY 009 KILL SASSY 009 Luft
5 KITTY Charm and Mirror [EP] Pretty Wavvy
6 COWGIRL CLUE Icebreaker Vada Vada
7 PARK HYE JIN How Can I [EP] Ninja Tune
8 GRIMES Miss Anthropocene 4AD/Beggars Group
9 BLOOD ORANGE Angel’s Pulse Domino
10 YVES TUMOR Heaven To A Tortured Mind Warp

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Afterhours Charts 8/25

Artist Record Label
1 AVALANCHES, THE “Wherever You Go” b/w “Reflecting Light” [Single] Astralwerks
2 CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS La Vita Nuova [EP] Because/Capitol
3 CARIBOU Suddenly Merge
4 SASSY 009 KILL SASSY 009 Luft
5 KITTY Charm and Mirror [EP] Pretty Wavvy
6 COWGIRL CLUE Icebreaker Vada Vada
7 PARK HYE JIN How Can I [EP] Ninja Tune
8 GRIMES Miss Anthropocene 4AD/Beggars Group
9 BLOOD ORANGE Angel’s Pulse Domino
10 YVES TUMOR Heaven To A Tortured Mind Warp

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Afterhours Charts 8/4

Artist Record Label
1 ROBYN “Beach2k20 (Yaeji Remix)” [Single] Konichiwa
2 YVES TUMOR Heaven To A Tortured Mind Warp
3 DEATON CHRIS ANTHONY BO Y Self-Released
4 YEULE Serotonin II Bayonet
5 BIICLANo Place [EP] Good Luck Have Fun
6 JAMES MASSIAH Natural Born Killers (Ride for Me) [EP] Levels
7 COWGIRL CLUE Icebreaker Vada Vada
8 SONNIKU, LIZ, SOPHIE"Sweat (Sophie Remix)“ [Single] Bella Union
9 CARIBOU Suddenly Merge
10 BLOOD ORANGE Angel’s Pulse

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Afterhours Charts 7/28

Artist Record Label
1 BUSCABULLA Regresa Ribbon
2 COWGIRL CLUE Icebreaker Vada Vada
3 JESSY LANZA All The Time Hyperdub
4 CARIBOU Suddenly Merge
5 DEATON CHRIS ANTHONY BO Y Self-Released
6 CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS La Vita Nuova [EP] Because/Capitol
7 HOT CHIPA Bath Full of Ecstasy (Remixes) Domino
8 JAMES MASSIAH Natural Born Killers (Ride for Me) [EP] Levels
9 GRIMES Miss Anthropocene 4AD/Beggars Group
10 SASSY 009 KILL SASSY 009 Luft

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New Album Review

Album: Time Machine – The Geek x Vrv

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Album: Time Machine – The Geek x Vrv

Best Tracks: Payeng’s Ark 1979, Electric City 2015, Get Funky 1933, Kanagawa Waves 1831

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Axel Rondeau & Vincent Téoulé became the funky, electro-hop duo known as The Geek x Vrv in 2013, taking their inspiration from artists like Gramatik and infusing their own funky style into their music. I recently came across their album, Time Machine, while browsing music and I am happy to say it is one of my favorite albums ever.

Time Machine takes listeners beyond genre lines and time periods with each song labelled around a time in music that was important for The Geek x Vrv, going all the way back to 1831 with Kanagawa Waves 1831 in which there are many eastern instruments that lead the track. The LP itself has influences in genres like hip-hop, future bass, electro, funk, and disco. Many tracks combine these elements to provide an even more unique sound.

Time Machine starts with Get Funky 1933 and Oh Baby 1939, excellent openers that draw similarities with Daft Punk combined with funky grooves that have inspiration from much earlier music. Songs like Roller Disco 1980 and Time Machine 1985 take from the age of disco with brass instruments and funky grooves which perfectly encapsulates the time periods The Geek x Vrv draw from in Time Machine. The future bass side of things can be heard in Payeng’s Ark 1979 and Electric City 2015. Then, the LP is tied together with some slow Jazz in Paris Jazz Club 1920 to finish off.

All in all, this is a perfectly crafted LP in my opinion that I believe has not received enough attention. I highly recommend this album.

-Tegan

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Album Review: JGM by Lemaitre

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Album: JGM by Lemaitre

Best Tracks: Wondering If I’ll Ever Come Down, Eyes Wide Open, Stop Me Fast

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Lemaitre is an electronic duo comprised of Norwegian artists, Ulrik Denizou Lund and Ketil Jansen. Their newest release, JGM, reflects on life’s ups and downs and the celebration of life. The electronic group switched things up in this EP, adopting an indie-pop style and an extensive use of organic instruments. JGM is inspired by Johannes “Joe” Greve Muskat, Lemaitre’s “third” member who passed in 2019. Even though the EP is based in sadness, all four songs in the collection celebrate life in a perfect way to pay homage to Muskat.

“Wondering If I’ll Ever Come Down” is the lead single and my personal favorite track. It has a more indie Grouplove vibe to me that reminds you to love the life you’re living, which is inspiring. “Eyes Wide Open” and “Stop Me Fast” also maintain an upbeat mood while talking about overcoming loss and their struggles with grief. The use of organic instruments and electronic elements, like guitars and drums mixed with soft synths add an extra layer of emotion that indie songs normally possess, which makes this EP that much more special.

“Joe” is a special song that talks about Muskat specifically and tells the story of him as the third member of the group. I think this track ties together the whole EP and produces a sense of empathy and celebration from listeners.

I think this EP is a powerful message to listeners to enjoy the life they have and to celebrate the people in our lives, whether here or not, because they “never really go away.”

I recommend JGM for fans of Rex Orange County, Grouplove, and Tame Impala.

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Afterhours Charts 6/23

Artist Record Label
1 CARIBOU Suddenly Merge
2 LONE Not Seeing Is A Flower [EP] Ancient Astronauts
3 YVES TUMOR Heaven To A Tortured Mind Warp
4 GRIMES Miss Anthropocene 4AD/Beggars Group
5 JAMES MASSIAH Natural Born Killers (Ride for Me) [EP] Levels
6 COWGIRL CLUE Icebreaker Vada Vada
7 JESSY LANZA “Lick In Heaven” [Single] Hyperdub
8 CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS La Vita Nuova [EP] Because/Capitol
9 INDIA JORDAN DNT STP MY LUV [EP] Local Action
10 BUSCABULLA Regresa Ribbon