Andy Immerman is a producer, DJ, Graphic Designer, SIA Artist Collective member and all around badass. Catch him and his phenomenal music taste Saturday 2/24 at Westword Artopia and when he opens for Tchami at the Ogden Theater on March 7th! Here are his additions to this week’s Sounds of Souls Spotify playlist update!

Bayonne – “Fallss” (2017) 
Bayonne (AKA Roger Sellers) is no stranger to us here at SIA. We’ve seen him in Denver a few times including the last time he played at The Bluebird for one of our Red Bull Sound Select shows in winter of 2015. Beginning on March 12th he’ll set out on an ambitious 25 date tour across the US beginning in Texas. Bayonne is a solo artist, known for his loop based live performance style, where he plays keyboards, drums, vocals, and even some samples into amazingly beautiful melodic compositions. Check out his new track Falls out now on Spotify, iTunes, and all the other streaming services.

 

 

RUMTUM – “Lost Ark” (2017) 

What can’t we say about our Denver pal RUMTUM? John Hastings has been making moves in the Denver electronic scene for years. He just recently opened for RJD2 at The Ogden Theater and released a full length album Mora Tuga last year. Not slowing down in 2017 he’s already released two singles. The newest of the two, “Lost Ark” is a whirlwind of sounds and flavors that we’ve become used to when talking about RUMTUM’s music. Arpeggios, melodic crunches and textures, and offbeat rhythms fill his sound and its no different with this track.
Check out Lost Ark Now

 

 

This Old Dog – out 5/5

Mac Demarco – “My Old Man” (2017)

On the folk-rock side of things we have a new track from Mac Demarco. Mac recently moved from New York to Los Angeles and in the process recorded a new album titled “This Old Dog”, out on May 5. This is a follow-up to his previous full length album salad days that was released in 2014. The concept of this new album was written on acoustic guitar and then later recorded in full production. Here’s what he had to say about the album: I demoed a full album, and as I was moving to the West Coast I thought I’d get to finishing it quickly. But then I realized that moving to a new city, and starting a new life takes time. Usually I just write, record, and put it out; no problem. But this time, I wrote them and they sat. When that happens, you really get to know the songs. It was a different vibe. […] The majority of this album is acoustic guitar, synthesizer, some drum machine, and one song is electric guitar. So this is a new thing for me. […] This is my acoustic album, but it’s not really an acoustic album at all. That’s just what it feels like, mostly. I’m Italian, so I guess this is an Italian rock record.

 

DBFC – “Autonomic” (2016)  
DBFC is a 4 person group from France who’s been a little under the radar until lately. They’ve been putting out music since 2014 but have been making moves recently. With sounds reminiscent of LCD Soundsystem and Holy Ghost they give an awesome dance feel to their tracks while still sounding like they came straight out of the 70’s. To give you a little idea of their “vibe” check out their bio below:
DBFC is not a band, its a club
DBFC has no strategy
DBFC is not interested in any political lies or promises
DBFC is inspired by the spontaneous combustion of the sixties and the endless possibilities of dance music
DBFC is not afraid to be accused of being schizophrenic nor longing to be praised for its diversity
DBFC refuses to choose between making dance records or rock records

 

Fernanda Arrau “Isla” Feat Elisita Punto 
Relatively unknown in the US until last year. Fernanda Arrau has been in my rotation of music lately, not only because I love electronic music but because there is something dark about this album that I really love.
As a DJ and producer, Fernanda Arrau has been one of the main and most recognizable links between the circuit of festivals and big productions in Santiago and the electronic underground environment of the city. In recent years, she has challenged her experience and knowledge of various dance floors to create her own music. Fernanda Arrau has played in major clubs in Santiago, as well as in Buenos Aires and Mexico City. She has also participated in the line-up of festivals such as Creamfields, Mysteryland, Primavera Fauna, Sonar (Santiago) among others.
Her music is the culmination of her career as a DJ and the beginning of her role as a musician, where intuition and observation of how people react on the dance floor have been their key points in the creation of this production. Their sound shifts between deep house and techno influenced also by the synthesizers of the 80’s, shiny boxes, Latin rhythms and machine pop. The result is a music between dark, fun and intense rhythms: a risky but at the same time easy and intuitive proposal that causes a shared physical effect on the dance floor.
Check out Isla by Fernanda Arrau on Spotify