Steyoyoke will be releasing their Family Affair 01 compilation an April 18th of this year. The EP features remixes of and by artists released on the label. Finding diversity in the sounds of deep house while keeping a unified them is an area where this label excels, which is promising for them as they celebrate their first year anniversary. The message of many of the tracks is that of finding inspiration in the depths of the consciousness, thereby reflecting a true commitment to the meaning and vision of the deep house genre. You can check out the teaser video and clips from the EP below. If you enjoy deep house I hope you'll hop on board and enjoy the ride!
Brooklyn-based artist Johanna Cranitch will be releasing her debut EP as White Prism this coming April. A former singer/songwriter with a rich musical upbringing, Cranitch and her band make an appealing mix of sweet, soothing, and sometimes brooding electronic pop music. We recently had the privilege to experience her live show at Glasslands on March 9th as the group opened for MØ and Alpine.
As the group performed songs from their upcoming EP and a few new debuts the crowd gathered and grew under the soft glow of the reflecting stage lights. Like the pillowy backdrop of crumpled crepe paper overhead, the sound of the combination of the synths and vocals gave the sensation of floating on a luminescent cloud, while the rhythm section's tight overdriven syncopations were reminiscent of the sounds often produced by The Flaming Lips' Steven Drozd, albeit more subdued.
The five track EP features songs that, as of yet, have not made it to the internet, making it a unique listening experience that translated very well to an onstage performance. You can find the song Lover's Dream, which does not appear on the EP, on White Prism's Bandcamp as well is in the cool and colorful video below.
If you're in Brooklyn and you missed the first performance you can catch White Prism playing at Glasslands again on Tuesday, April 23rd. For more information on tour dates and releases check out White Prism's homepage.