You see them on their own heading up a story on your favorite music blog and you don’t think twice about the sullen DJ press pic. But when you see them grouped together, as they have been by Producers and DJs Looking Depressed, you can’t help but chuckle. Nope, these are not ads for Ablixa. They’re the work of some smartypants with another gut-busting DJ-related Tumblr blog that we just can’t get enough of. So without further ado, we give you 10 hilariously depressing DJ press shots, courtesy of depresseddjs.tumblr.com.
Connan Mockasin’s album Forever Dolphin Love, released on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy label, is one of this year’s left-field pop pleasures. Its lush, slightly psychedelic, lo-fi vibes put us in the same swoony state as The Bees, Tame Impala, Metronomy and their ilk; it’s perfect bleary-eyed Sunday-morning listening.
Now Kompakt’s Michael Mayer gives Connan Mockasin’s “Faking Jazz Together” a brilliant, Friday-night rework, with a lush synth bass, delicate vibraphones and a generally childlike air. It’s proof, once again, of Mayer’s mastery of the form.
The single is out now; pick it up on Beatport here, and keep reading to listen to both tracks in their entirety.
We haven’t been able to stop listening to Forever Dolphin Love, the debut album from New Zealand’s experimental pop savant Connan Mockasin. Released a couple weeks ago on Erol Alkan‘s Phantasy label, it’s a hazy shimmer of psychedelic pop that may remind you, in places, of acts as different as The xx, Toro Y Moi, Bibio, The Bees, and Gruff Rhys.
The video above takes a while to get going, but it’s worth it, once it does. And for DJs looking for something a little more floor-oriented, the Erol Alkan remix will do just the trick.