Rhye is a collaboration between producers and multi-instrumentalists Robin Braun from Denmark and Canadian Mike Milosh (aka Milosh). They’ve just released one of the most gorgeous albums of the year, their debut album Woman. A collection of sophisticated, smooth R&B influenced electronica songs, the duo have crafted a record that will suit fans of Sade, Everything But The Girl, and Roxy Music’s Avalon quite well. Rhye play at World Cafe Live on Saturday, April 20th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, listen to a remix of “Open” by DJ, producer and remixer of the moment, Ryan Hemsworth, and watch Rhye’s video for the seductive and loungey “The Fall.”
New Zealand’s The Ruby Suns play Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The psych / pop band is touring in support of their dreamy Christopher LP, which they released earlier this year on Sub Pop. Using his world travels as inspiration for all three Ruby Suns full lengths, Ryan McPhun drew inspiration from a trip to Scandinavia for this most recent effort. Lyrically, Christopher is a breakup album but sonically it’s an adventure into both the musical and natural landscapes of the north. Tickets and information for theie 21+ show with Painted Palms can be found here. Watch the video for “Kingfisher Call Me” below and download the song here.
Tomorrow night at Undergound Arts there’s an excellent lineup of DJ’s and electronica musicians worth seeing for a glimpse into some of the best musicians working in the electronic dance scene; each one bringing their own unique influences to the mix. The evening features headliner Daedelus with support from Salva, Samo Sound Boy and Ryan Hemsworth.
DJ and producer Hemsworth is from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and has received a lot of music blog love and positive critical attention lately not only for his own work, but for his remixes of songs by Grimes, Frank Ocean and Drake. What’s notable about his work is his use of genres like hip-hop and R&B to inform the moodiness and emotion of the music he creates. His recent album, Last Words, released on WeDidIt, features “Colour & Movement” that you can watch below. Hemsworth is definitely worth keeping an eye (and ear) on. WIth each new release and remix, he’s adding to the conversation of electronic music in leaps and bounds. Sample some of his work below.
Go here for tickets to the show tomorrow evening at Underground Arts. The show is 21+. Doors at 8 PM; Show at 9 PM.
Within the last year Canadian producer and musician Ryan Hemsworth has taken the music blog space by storm with his own electronic/hip-hop based music and his remixes and production work for other artists including Grimes, Danny Brown, Lianne La Havas, Frank Ocean and many others. Listen to Hemsworth’s anthemic new “BasedWorld” below or download it here. Listen to/download more of Hemsworth’s music here.