First Listen: CRÈME shares innovative electro-pop one-off, ‘Back In Love’

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The quirky technics of CRÈME’s sound exude a playful whimsicality on “Back In Love,” a single that sees CRÈME foray further into the experimental brand of electronic that has colored past productions such as “Beaches.” An exemplification of CRÈME’s affinity for inventive synth work, “Back In Love” melds metallic, tripping synths with the breathy texture of CRÈME’s vocal.

The glitchy rhythm of “Back In Love” is reminiscent of Louis The Child’s flirtations with constructions that deliberately stagger and stutter. Like the production duo, CRÈME introduces these idiosyncratic sonic patterns with control, creatively integrating them in the sonic schema of “Back In Love.” The forward thinking character of CRÈME’s out of the box approach to dance innovation is arrestingly clear.

Sweater Beats treats Kiiara’s ‘Messy’ to an infectious new remix

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Social media makes it easy to see when artists are friends, but when artists are actually big fans of one another — not as much. Insights into artists’ real personal rotations aren’t always as publicly accessible to fans, though artists like Sweater Beats still manage to show love to their favorite musical talents, and this time, it’s with actual music.

Dropping off an addicting new remix of Kiiara’s hit “Messy,” the Los Angeles-based producer detailed how he gushed when he first heard the track and was immediately set on showing his admiration for it by doing a remix of his own. After Sweater Beats finished his spin on “Messy,” he messaged Kiiara to demonstrate his respect and she asked him to release it as soon as he could too. With one listen it’s easy to hear the love that went into this remix — a claim Kiiara herself experienced as well. It’s dynamic in its intimacy, seamless in its incorporation of Kiiara’s vocals, and showcases what Sweater Beats is really digging on his new production.

Lemaitre – Rocket Girl ft Betty Who

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Norwegian natives and duo Lemaitre shared their latest single, “Rocket Girl,” to a series of collaborative tracks with fellow LA-located migrant musicians. The electro-pop track is bolstered by Betty Who‘s momentous Katy Perry-esque vocals and lyrics — “Watch me fly across the universe”— as well as abundant, astral instrumentation.

The emboldening song received lots of loving back home in Norway, as it has been deemed the official theme song for X Games Norway in Oslo May 16–20 of this year. The Lemaitre boys will also be giving the track its live debut May 19 at the Games, in a four-track set that will be aired on ESPN in the US.

PHOTO CREDIT: Madeleine Dalla