The last few months have been busy ones for the San Francisco trio of PillowTalk. The summer touring schedule can be very demanding but that hasn't stopped the boys from putting in time at the studio. Their latest EP, Lullaby, released on the cult label Wolf + Lamb trends towards a sound that's quite different from their usual funk driven house tracks, but it's a direction that we quite enjoy here at Autobrennt.
The self titled single "Lullaby", renders a dreamy-like progression that captures and soothes the way a lullaby should before the warm, reassuring vocals of Sammy D carries you away. It's a song that has a familiar feel to it, reminiscent of the warm summer nights that have passed and fits perfectly as a tribute to a wonderful season we've had.
You can catch PillowTalk and the rest of Crew Love performing this weekend in London at Village Underground and later this month in New York City.
From writing stellar reviews to conducting some of our most notable interviews, Leeds-based writer extraordinaire Kristan J Caryl has become an unparalleled asset to the Autobrennt team over the years--but his talents don't end there. A music lover first and foremost, Kristan is the man behind Teshno, a popular online 'zine specializing in house and techno with accompanying mixes. On the side, he regularly writes and contributes to heavyweights Resident Advisor, DJ Mag, Red Bull Music Academy, Mixmag, Dazed Digital, The Independent, and Ibiza Voice. His unapologetic honesty and penchant for quality has, according to MANIK, even earned him a reputation as "the Simon Cowell of dance music." This week, he's lent his musical ear to share a special mix of the week with us. Kicking things off with Youandewan's "Disarray" and leading into "Whispers and You" by Chris Gray and DaRand Land, the mix also features delectable selections by the likes of Black Jazz Consortium, Norm Talley and Abacus before closing with Randee Jean's "You Got It." Just under 60 minutes, Kristan takes us on a journey through an array of gems that represent his top-tier taste, reminding us we couldn't be prouder to work with him.
Earlier this year Niall Mannion, better known as Mano Le Tough released a full length album through German-based electronic label Permanent Vacation titled “Changing Days”. The album received a great reception and allowed Mannion to further explore his vision of “dance music”. Huge support came from the likes of Tale of Us, and we soon had a remix in the works by the Italian duo. After countless plays around the globe, it was clear that it had become one of the standout tracks of summer 2013.
Mano Le Tough - “Changing Days Remixes” is now available for digital download on Beatport.