Soulection’s starRo definitely stepped outside the box with this one, but it worked perfectly. Remixing Tokyo-based post-rock band Toe, he kept the song foundationally similar but added some additional elements with Toki Asako’s vocals playing throughout. Toe has a unique sound, as well as performance style as seen in the video of the original version of “Goodbye” after the jump.
Words by Evan Marshall. Photography by Azeez Bakare
In the first installment of what might potentially be an annual two part two city music festival. Whose theme is to breakaway form the trials and tribulations of life and just let loose. Breakaway Festival Columbus was a rousing success. As a a team we here at IMF have covered numerous music festivals for you over the past few months. From the numerous ones here in Chicago to Tennessee to Michigan we decided this time around we wanted to check out the first go around of a music festival trying to carve out its niche here in the midwest.
Therefore we headed to Columbus, Ohio home of the Buckeyes, Victoria Secret, Twenty One Pilots, and Columbus Crew. The Columbus Crew whose home field Crew Stadium happened to be the venue of Breakaway Festival was our humble abode this past Saturday and I should say it was quite the host. Last week we provided you with 15 reasons to be excited for Breakaway Fest. This week we bring you are full recap of the event and why we encourage you to attend next year.
Now in its fourth year North Coast Music Festival seems to get a bit bigger with each edition. Since its inception the festival has added vendors, stages, a silent disco, and more. Looks can be deceiving though because North Coast has stayed within the close quarters of Union Park and simply managed to pack more fun into a small package. The still young festival has also grown in terms of the artists it can book, evidenced by the booking of hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan to close the fest (and presumably luring them away from the much larger Lollapalooza).
Catching only Sunday this year meant still seeing great sets from Wu-Tang, Gary Clark Jr., Claude Von Stroke, and Purity Ring. Aside from the music it was the aforementioned fleshing out of the grounds that really drew attention. The live mural painting in the main area was greatly expanded and a definite step up in quality. The Dos Equis viewing platform towered amongst the park’s tallest trees and offered a stellar view of the proceedings. The most pleasant addition though was the safety crew, a troupe sporting brightly colored construction gear, a few members of stilts, and hilariously well-meaning signs such as “Drink water! Don’t start yourself on fire!”. They wandered the grounds passing out waters and making sure the crowd was remaining relatively safe. It’s good to know people are looking out while still having a good time.
Here’s to looking forward to whatever else they pack in Union Park for North Coast year five!
This is a solid jazz-funk concoction from Jungle accompanied with sleek synth and upbeat percussion. Chess Club Records drop The Heat EP October 21st.
Check out this gem from Chase & Status featuring two sick verses from King Push. Showcasing their crazy production, the duo’s new project Brand New Machine will be in stores October 7th.
LA group Sonnymoon gets the remix treatment from Boston producer M. Constant. The track, “Every Summer Night” was originally released in 2012, but recently received a dope mix of garage and R&B. Hopefully, we will be hearing a new project soon.
Everyone in the band decided to pick a tune each, and then a few of us picked extras. As we are six individual musicians and producers, there’s a massively eclectic taste in music – so we wanted to reflect that in the playlist. We hope you enjoy it. – The Hics
Here’s another somber, infectious end-of-summer break-up song to add to your late night playlist. With an unsettled, dissonant chord and the off-beat breaths on the track, it makes for anticipation on the heavy downbeat. Vocals featured by Jhene Aiko. Songs To Break Up To is set to be released at the end of the month. Download here.