BEST NEW ARTIST: BAYNK
I am #blessed to be given the opportunity to listen to some of the most gorgeous music in the world that only a handful of other intrepid deep house deep sea divers get the chance to hear (before awesome curators like We Are: The Guard bring them to your attention of course). Baynk (which unfortunately Google auto-corrects to Bank, wtf?) comes straight out of New Zealand with some of the grooviest summer time bliss out tunes I’ve heard in a long while.
BAYNK - COME HOME (W/SHALLOU)
“Come Home,” Baynk’s newest collaboration with Shallou (a qualified singer and producer in his own right), is bound to be on every single chill vibes playlist this side of 2018. Just wait for that coveted Odesza remix and watch as these two artists blow up faster than an air mattress with a really good built in pump that you can plug into an electrical outlet. Not the kind you have to blow up yourselves and have to sleep on at the type of festivals that these guys will inevitably be headlining.
From deep within the murky depths of the Los Angeles River emerged a creature: 50% raver, 50% comedian, 10% Robotcop. Kurt Kroeber doesn’t own a dog, operates Soundbleed (the world’s only dance party comedy talk show rave), and is down to party with you. Come up some time and say “Hey dude!” But definitely make sure to casually drop the secret Illuminati password.