RCRD LBL Essentials Vol. 28 – featuring Julia Stone, Doseone and Pears!

RCRD LBL Essentials

Grab a soundtrack for your weekend with RCRD LBL Essentials Volume 28, featuring new tracks from Julia Stone,Crocodiles,Doesone,Pears, and more!

Doseone starts things off with a beautifully abstracted piece of glitchy synth pop. “End & Egg” is a kaleidoscope of sounds that Doseone manages to pull together. The track has an elegant ebb and flow to it, always changing directions and taking melody in unexpected directions.

Crocodiles follows with something a bit more straightforward. There guitar driven rock is tight and on point on “Endless Flowers.” It’s the kind of song perfect for cranking when you’re driving with the windows down on a sunny day.

Active Child gives Julia Stone‘s “It’s All Okay” a chilling remix, giving it a goth-meets-Kate-Bush type sound. Active Child’s instrumentals a rich and textured but Stone’s vocals are still the star of the show here.

Family Band’s “Night Song” is an exercise in minimal arrangement, building a moody atmosphere from a few powerful elements.

Morgan Page gets the party started with his remix of MEIKO‘s “Leave the Lights On.” A pulsing synth melody and bouncing bassline will get your feel tapping and your head nodding. When MEIKO’s vocals kick in the track takes off like a dancefloor spaceship.

MV & EE bring us back to Earth with their jangly roots rock. “Sweet Sure Gone” is bittersweet and psychedelic. Is the band’s name a set of initals? Perhaps of a now-ex couple? That’s what I image at least. Listening to this song feels like drunkenly ruminating on the sweet times of a relationship that has gone sour.

Pears wrap up our playlist with their sunny, upbeat “Saldanha Bay.” Saldanha Bay is a harbour on the southern cost of South Africa. A lush aquatic environment, it’s a paradise for watersport and is a lush ecosystem of wildlife. “Saldanha Bay” is a bright and fun instrumental track that could easily function as a soundtrack to a nature program about its namesake.