Pairings Box

  1. TK055: TENDER – TENDER EP

    If you thought steamy indie r&b had already had its moment, here’s proof you’re very wrong. In fact, the artist featured in our latest Pairings Box is evidence we’ll be eating it up as long as there are artists dishing up the good stuff. Yes, the recent output from newcomers TENDER (a.k.a. North London duo Dan & Continue…

    Announcing the featured artist, North London duo TENDER, in our latest Pairings Box.


  2. TK054: NVDES – NVDES EP

    NVDES, the Los Angeles based creative collective led by songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Josh Ocean (also one half of the “tropical grit pop” duo Ghost Beach), have quickly become our latest obsession. Over the course of just a little more than half a year, the fast rising project has continuously surprised and delighted us through Continue…

  3. TK053: SWIMM – SWIMM EP

    California-by-way-of-Florida duo SWIMM (i.e. Chris Hess and Adam Winn) are one of those rare bands with both vision and chemistry. They’ve described their professional relationship with one another by explaining that they “basically feel like extensions of one another.” Together, they find inspiration from a shared commitment towards eschewing apathy in their songwriting while simultaneously Continue…

  4. TK051: Pure Bathing Culture – I Trace Your Symbol EP

    Warm, uplifting and exceptionally thoughtful. This is how I would describe the music of Portland-based duo Pure Bathing Culture (a.k.a. Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille). Whether reflecting on themes of mortality, love, or a particularly mystical take on spirituality, the duo pen the type of songs that are both universal and easy to digest despite offering unusual depth Continue…

  5. TK052: Kotomi – Kotomi EP

    A quick word about the discography number on this one. Due to a printing error, the release planned as TK051 has been delayed until January. Thankfully, the release planned as TK052 is ready to go. So, no worries subscribers! You haven’t missed a release. We’ve just switched up the release order. I don’t mean to Continue…

  6. TK050: VÉRITÉ – Sentiment EP

    Talk about a fast rising star. Brooklyn-based synth-pop artist VÉRITÉ (better known to her friends and family as Kelsey Byrne) released her first single just over a year ago and has been skyrocketing to acclaim ever since. Indeed, she’s already released a pair of hot-as-fire EPs of smart, mesmerizing pop. She’s performed at numerous music Continue…

  7. TK049: Gallant – Weight In Gold EP

    This one is BIG. In fact, it’s safe to say that very few artists have risen as fast and as high in the past year as Los Angeles’ future r&b crooner Gallant. He’s been praised by Pitchfork, The Fader, NME, and nearly four dozen of the most popular and well-respected music blogs. For example, the Continue…

  8. TK048: MusicNOW: 10 Years

    Originally founded in 2006, MusicNOW is a one-of-a-kind music festival founded by The National’s Bryce Dessner held each year in Cincinnati, Ohio with a unique emphasis on musical experimentation and collaboration. Specifically, MusicNOW is dedicated to being an intimate music festival that serves as a creative refuge for the artists that participate in it—presenting new Continue…

  9. TK047: No Vacation – Amo XO

    I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I discovered San Francisco’s No Vacation, who literally live in the same neighborhood as Kasey and me, thanks to a submission from our excellent Toronto-based music contributor Laura Stanley. But, although I’d always love to get the scoop on a band from my own backyard, I’ll happily settle with Continue…

  10. TK046: vōx – vōx EP

    She’s been called the “first great mystery act of 2015” and, in a recent rising artist feature, Pigeons & Planes raved over her “commanding” vocals and “forward thinking” production. Indeed, vōx, the brainchild of Los Angeles’ Sarah Winters, has been receiving critical praise from every corner including enthusiastic nods here on Turntable Kitchen and in Continue…

  11. TK045 – Harry Edwards – Imposter EP

    Despite having little more than a couple of years of songwriting under his belt, Norfolk-based producer Harry Edwards is already forging a name for himself as an artist to watch. Indeed, his music has already seen hundreds of thousands of plays by his growing fan base; received favorable comparisons to heavyweights like Flying Lotus and Continue…

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