A Weekly Guide To Your New Obsession: The Present, Dive, and DAMU

Artist: The Present

Listen: “Sunbeam”
From: New York, US
Label: Self-released
Sounds like: Freak folk/ Experimental
Reason to listen: Rusty Santo, one third of The Present has produced some of my favourite albums ever including Animal Collective’s Sung Tongs, Panda Bear’s Person Pitch, Born Ruffians’ Red, Yellow & Blue, and Dent May’s The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele. If this is not a good enough reason, I don’t know what is!?
More: http://www.youtube.com/thepresentvideos

Artist: Dive

Listen:
“Geist”
From: Brooklyn, NYC
Label: Captured Tracks
Sounds like: Dreamy haze rock
Reason to listen: The band includes former Smith Westerns drummer Coby Hewitt and Beach Fossils’ guitarist Cole Smith. They were also one of my favorite live performers at SXSW this year!
More: http://capturedtracks.com/artists/dive/

Artist: Damu (Sam Schorb)

Listen:
“Sjunga”
From: Manchester, London
Label: Silverback, Local Action, Keysound
Sounds like: Electro/Funkstep
Reason to listen: Damu is THE upcoming British producer with artists like Ghostpoet and Peaking Lights requesting him to remix some of the tracks.
More: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Damu/176023585779824

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