When we talk of atmosphere in music we tend to think of records that stir something definitive within us; recalling certain places and events. Triathalon undoubtedly create distinct environments of their own, but there’s always been something untouchable about it, like being allowed to wander through a world that wasn’t built for you. Where water replaces air, where the space between things holds a physical form that can be twisted and manipulated.
In real terms, that spellbinding aura comes from the juxtaposition that runs throughout their work, the band’s effortlessly tender pop constructions, that drift between Childish Gambino-esque subtleties and Homeshake’s phenomenal eye for detail, always closely followed by a shadow, ever present but never quite strong enough to truly envelop the brightness.
Formed in Los Angeles in late 2016, The Marías are the psychedelic-soul lovechild of LA native, Josh Conway and Puerto Rican-bred, Atlanta-raised María. A smooth rendezvous of jazz percussion, hypnotic guitar riffs, smoke-velvet vocals and nostalgic horn solos, there’s something undeniably sensual in the group’s dreamlike fusion of jazz, psychedelia, funk and lounge.
Nan de Miguel comes to music known as Girl Ultra. This project was born in Mexico City, the essence of her music is based on girl power and characterized by the influence of the most important vocalists of 90’s RnB and contemporary artists.