Shed goes ‘ardcore, Peek keeps it deep, and Keep Shelly in Athens bring the breeze in this week’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Merchandising Manager / Denver
A perfect blend of hazy dream-pop and shimmering, balearic indie-tronica, Keep Shelly In Athens first ever full length left a reticent air of sweet, sweet superiority compared to anything coming through the dance-camp in the last few weeks. At Home’s enveloping wall-of-sound combines with Sarah P’s ethereally light sunset vocals to weave together what may be, my favorite album of 2013. There, I said it.
Merchandising Manager / Berlin
It’s official: UK hardcore is back. As this decade’s dance music tastes continue to mine the 1990s for inspiration, I, for one, am happy to hear more new iterations of the UK’s fertile post-rave, pre-jungle period. Berlin techno punisher Shed leads the charge this week by adding some proper ‘ardcore signatures to his usual caked-in-rave-mud breakbeats.
Merchandising Manager / Los Angeles
Super, super-excited to see a new one from Peek, who I believe may be San Francisco’s best producer. Her 2010 track “Sphinx” is one of my all-time favorites, but that’s not the reason I’m including two of her tracks in my On Rotation this week. Both of these tracks are too damn good not to include. “Silk” rolls with a barrage of bass while keeping things light and “Turn the Lights On” (below) is just melodic and sexy. Now, if we can just convince her to make a full album.
Shed photo via Pulse Radio