As the May 21st release date of Random Access Memories approaches, I've been digging into all my old Daft Punk records in anticipation. That also includes all of the duo's side projects, like Together and Stardust. Seems like I'm not the only one doing so. San Francisco producer Giraffage takes Stardust's famous single "Music Sounds Better With You" and gives it a fresh spin, turning what was originally a disco-inspired house banger into a chilled-out atmospheric cut. Consider this classic track revitalized.
San Francisco-based producer Giraffage impresses once again with his new mixtape Needs, a collection of nine songs that delve into his emotional core through shimmering samples, R&B influences, and top-notch production. His first major release since 2011's Comfort, this new mix is an even clearer indication of Giraffage's talent. Do yourself a favor and download this album. Grab yourself a free copy here or at Giraffage's Bandcamp, where you can name your price.
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Last we heard from San Francisco producer Giraffage, he dropped his track "Feels" almost two months ago. Now, he's offered up a new cut titled "Money", which will appear on his forthcoming EP. This song is a bit of a departure from the usual Giraffage feel and sound, with a barrage of glitchy trap sounds kicking it around the 1:25 mark. The floor rattling arrangement sees the producer utilizing some fantastic techniques, with lightning-quick percussion, deep bass lines, and chopped and rearranged vocal samples coming together in an amazing way.
"Money" is a great change of pace from Giraffage's usual style, but doesn't stray too far from what he does best, and it's always good to see artists exploring new techniques. Even though his upcoming EP is set to drop in August, the aniticipation is already overwhelming. Stream the cut below.
Giraffage, the solo project of San Francisco producer Charlie Yin, is following up his debut album Comfort, which was released last November, with a brand new EP set for release in August. Premiering on The Fader, we have our first taste of the forthcoming release with the track "Feels." Give the track a listen below, and if you live in the Los Angeles area, Giraffage will be performing at a Kitsuné America Compilation release party tomorrow night at the Echoplex. He will be performing alongside HeartsRevolution, XXYYXX, and DWNTWN.