We’re fervent fans of Xania videos here at Silent Shout (remember the brilliant “Dance with the Robot” that was our third favourite visual in 2016?), and she’s done it again. “Y.O.U.”, which stands for your own universe, reimagines the Montreal-based rapper/producer as a faceless silhouette, covered in shifting projected patterns. She’s alone as she dances through the streets of Sheffield, an homage to those who embrace their individuality, creating their own worlds even while surrounded by a sea of others.
“Y.O.U.” is from 2015’s All Alone Together, available PWYC from Bandcamp.
We’ve gone much too long without the essential electro-psych of Montreal duo Cocobeurre, but thankfully that all changes today with “Talk To Me”, which we’re honoured to premiere today.
The first release since their stunning EP In and Out of Time (our #2 EP of 2014), “Talk to Me” is decidedly on the more psychedelic and energetic side of their sound. Coco Khan’s echoey coos float in an ether above an unrelenting synth bass, with hypnotic synths contrasting strangely (but perfectly) with the pummelling snare. No surprise at all that we’re in love with this, and hope it means more from Cocobeurre on the horizon. For now, grab “Talk to Me” from their Bandcamp page.
Mysterious Montreal electro-R&B duo Inch’Allah start 2017 strong with a stunning single, the darkly minimal “Now”. Singer JP Charlebois whisper-sings over Yung Persian’s ice-cold production, a dark shuffling beat punctuated by reverbed-out synth stabs. A winning combination from an exciting new project – and it seems like there will be a full EP from the two soon. We’ll be watching for it!