Soothing to the ears and thoughtful food for the brain, "Jailer" is a socially conscious, reggae-tinged folk number that comes courtesy of France-born, Nigeria-raised songwriter Asa (pronounced Ah-shah) and her self-titled debut album. Asa is out now via Downtown Records.
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The cartoonish Puppetmastaz crew put this track in the hands of Sirius Mo, and from that collaboration comes this remix, a lively electro-meets-hip-hop number chock full of bouncy synths and ridiculous raps. Off the "Reservoir Foxin/So Scandalous" 12", out now on Discograph.
What happens when a non-electronic group signs to a label heralded as one of the pioneers of contemporary electronic music? Check this futuristic guitar-pop track from British outfit Cazal to find out.
"Somewhere, Somebody" is off Cazals debut album, What of Our Future, out now.
This lullaby, from artist Susumu Yokota, in collaboration with Kaori, Claire Hope and Panos Ghikas, illustrates the veteran Japanese composer's ease with experimental ambient music. "Tree Surgeon" is off of Mother, which comes out on February 6, 2009 on Lo Recordings.
"May" is a minimalist, piano-laden cut from Taylor Deupree and Kenneth Kirschner, and it's tailor-made for those who like soft, restrained compositions that lean towards the experimental side of things. Off May, released last fall on Deupree's 12K label.
Norwegian group Casiokids attaches its own blend of playground-meets-dancefloor pop-funk to this remake of Lindstrøm's track, "The Long Way Home." Casiokids' new single, "Fot i hose," will be released on Moshi Moshi on March 2. Photo by Vinciane Vergueten
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