Song : Ghost Loft : “Talk To Me”

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Ghost Loft, the alter-ego of one Danny Choi, has been busy as of late after going relatively silent for a majority of the past year. He recently unveiled the song “Be Easy”, remixed Ryn Weaver’s “Octahate”, and now has given us this new one “Talk To Me” along with a video. It is a contemplative number depicting a man searching for answers to life’s real true meaning and a beautiful one at that. Expect an EP from Choi sometime in 2015. Listen below.

Song : ASTR : “Operate” (et aliae Remix)

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Two of the names that bubbled up to the surface in 2014 were New York duo ASTR and London producer et aliae, so it seems appropriate that they would connect up on this remix of “Operate”. The production on this one twinkles as bright as the stars in the artwork slowly lulling you into a state of pillowy enchantment. Expect to hear more of both in 2015, especially et aliae show recently signed with one of our favorite labels, Cascine. Listen below.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 12/16/14

Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35! Also, available via On Demand.

Fort Lean – That’s How Strong My Love Is (Otis Redding Cover)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Baby
Strand of Oaks – JM
The War On Drugs – Eyes To The Wind
Caribou – Second Chance (Shines Re-Tune)
Allie X – Prime
DOKO – Body Drop
White Moms – Selling Drugs
Angel Olsen – Unfucktheworld
Night Beds – Me, Liquor & God
Shabazz Palaces – Forerunner Foray
Shura – Indecision (Jungle remix)
ILoveMakonnen – Swerve (prod. by Mike WiLL Made It & Marz)
Princess Chelsea – We’re So Lost (Voom cover)
Shlohmo – Emerge From Smoke
Cool Sounds – Headset
D’Angelo – Sugah Daddy
Dent May – I’ll Be Stoned For Christmas
Klaus Johann Grobe – Les Grecks
Formation – Young Ones
Billie Black – Soothe Me
ZHU – Paradise Awaits Part 2 (ft. Goldlink)
Girlpool – Slutmouth
Anna Of The North – Oslo
Pham – Panorama
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Shirim
Tom Aspaul – Good Together
Hayden James – Something About You

Song : ZHU : “Paradise Awaits Part 2″ (ft. Goldlink)

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ZHU reworks his song “Paradise Awaits” with some extra bounce in the bass and brings DC rapper Goldlink for some versus. Goldlink’s flow pairs perfectly with the funky beat that has us taking a trip back to the ’90s, especially with that Sisqó “Thong Song” reference. We can only hope this leads to more collabs between both parties because this is straight gold. Listen below.

Song : Shura : “Indecision” (Jungle Remix)

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23-year-old Londoner Aleksandra Denton, aka Shura is easily one of our favorite newcomers of 2014. From “Touch” to “Just Once” to “Indecision”, we could not get enough and expect big things in 2015. Today, she gave a remix of the latter from act that used 2014 as a launching-pad, the collective Jungle. Stream below.

MOKB Premiere : VÉRITÉ : “Echo” (backstroke. Remix)

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2014 might go down as the year of female-driven pop music. And in this segment log-jammed with talent, New York’s VÉRITÉ managed to stand out above the pack. Earlier this year, she released debut EP, Echo, to wide acclaim and to put a bow on what was a breakout year her, she is dropping a collection of remixes of songs from her debut by the likes of Carousel, Penguin Prison, NICITA, Lightwaves, and this one of by DMV producer backstroke. This version takes away the stepping rhythm of the original completely reimagining the song as an ’80s pop anthem compelling the listener with breezy waves of synth and rolling basslines making it feel like a completely new song. Listen below.

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MOKB Premiere : Zella Day : “Compass” (Fractures Remix)

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Singer-songwriter, all-around star in the making, Zella Day really broke out in 2014 releasing her debut EP showcasing chameleon-like adaptability with her songs toeing the line between fragile folk gems and pop anthems. One of the songs that really stuck out from her was the ballad “Compass” that really had us thinking Lana Del Rey from the very first time we heard it. Today, we have a remix of the track courtesy of Melbourne’s Fractures. His version is less bedroom introspection and longing, more cold, dark twisted fantasy built out of ominous electronic elements. Compare and contrast both versions below.