Listen To This: Bloodstream

Photo Credit - Dolphin Music

Photo Credit – Dolphin Music

I have always dored FlicFlac and it’s no surprise that I have had their latest bootlegs on constant rotation for about a month now.

The Austrian duo has a magical ability to subtly tweak songs and leave the essence, all whilst injecting their signature sound. Their take on ‘Riptide’ by Vance Joy has long been a favourite of mine, along with their remix of Nihils ‘Help Our Souls’ and their bootleg of James Bay’s ‘ Hear Your Heart’.

More recently, they have taken Sheeran’s guitar heavy single, ‘Bloodstream’ and turned it into a deep house / tropical masterpiece while still staying true to Sheeran’s signature sound.

It’s light, fresh and, in my opinion, gives the original a run for its money. Enjoy!

Where To Go: Flamjangled Festival

Photo Credit - Channel24

Photo Credit – Channel24

I have always wanted to go to one of the Flamjangled Experiences and this year is no different. The boutique festival is set to host some incredible musical acts, a dress up competition to get everyone into the swing of things, film screening and a feast to tantalise your tastebuds. Want to hear more? I thought as much.

They have  moved to Elandskloof, which tucked away between Villiersdorp and Greyton and only 125 Km from Cape Town. Think a green valley, fresh mountain streams and the chance to spend the weekend away from the bustling city.

They offer a musical lineup that features some of my favourite well-known local acts as well as the up and comers you may not have heard of. I am most looking forward to seeing Al Bairre, Felix LaBand, John Wizards, Native Young, Nomadic Orchestra, Thor Rixon, James Copeland, Fletcher, Spekta and many more.

If the lineup isn’t enough to get you excited to put on your dancing shoes, the themed spaces with funky swinging beats, classic silent movies,  surprising performances and oversized art definitely should pique your interest!

The Tea Party is happening next weekend and you can buy your tickets here. What are you waiting for? Get going!

Listen To This: Stole The Show

Photo Credit - Parson James Facebook

Photo Credit – Parson James Facebook

 

My absolute favourite find of last year was Kygo, with his utterly enchanting remixes of the likes of Marvin Gaye, Matt Corby, Passenger, James Blake and many more. He captured the world’s attention and is arguably the biggest force in the tropical house rise of the last year.

His first, official release was ‘Firestone’ was released by Ultra music, amidst much fanfare. Now he is back, and with what I think is his strongest offering yet. His new single, ‘Stole The Show’ features Parson James and it is easy listening at it’s best. It is the perfect mix of Kygo’s tropical style and James soulful pop sound.

I have a feeling it’s going to be everywhere and soon at that. Expect to hear much more of Parson James too!