Posts tagged ‘Hanging On’

Whisper To Me

By | April, 4, 2012

Today we’re following the nu blue-eyed soul with another unlikely act to dabble in the contemporary R&B scene. Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, Little Dragon are an electro pop band whose lead singer sounds like the love child of Bjork and Erykah Badu. I’m not sure if it really gets much better. Watch “Never Never” below to hear for yourself.

More Harps & Hip-Hop

By | April, 3, 2012

To shift into something a little less cosmic, but still heavy on the synths and electronics, I want to feature an artist who put out another of my favorite albums of 2011. LA’s Pat Grossi goes by the name Active Child, and his debut full length album You Are All I See was a slice of heavenly ambient music blended with ethereal R&B influenced vocals. Active Child makes use of various 80′s styled analog synths, but layers them over much more updated electronic drumbeats that carry a distinct Hip-Hop flavor. The real ‘X-Factors’ at play are his uniquely engaging falsetto vocals and the harp, which he plays live in concert. The harp seems so out of place, but in fact I have featured this odd combination before in this post about Teebs. Watch “Hanging On” below to see how Active Child rocks it in this setting.