Today’s Top Tune: The Week Ahead 8.28 – 9.1.17

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A week’s worth of Today’s Top Tune brings you Danish producer Anders Rhedin as he serves up a taste of Dinner. Scoop up some electro-pop goodness with Helado Negro.  Check out teenage Brit singer Jade Bird before she comes to the Troubadour in November. We find Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde and Dif Jaz drummer Richie Thomas collaborating as Lost Horizons. And Galimatias samples Hello Stranger to excellent results.

Monday, August 28

Dinner: Un-American Woman from Dinner New Work

Dinner is the alter-ego of Danish producer Anders Rhedin who lives here in Los Angeles. Inspired by Blake’s poetry, he weaves a story around the idea that “the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom” on Un-American Woman.

Tuesday, August 29

Jade Bird: Good Woman from Something American

Jade Bird is an emerging teenage British singer who, while growing up, looked to strong female role models, including her mother, then became captivated by iconic songwriters like Patti Smith and Loretta Lynn.  She’s incorporated their confessional style into her own work, as we can hear on Good Woman, which resonates.

Wednesday, August 30

Helado Negro: Come Be Me

Helado Negro has been keeping us cool this summer after dropping a sweet love song for beautiful lazy days. We share Come Be Me.

Thursday, August 31

Galimatias: Blowback

Danish producer Galimatias samples Barbara Lewis’ 1963 hit “Hello Stranger” and meticulously crafts another song around it. One of his all-time favorite songs, Galimatias says, ‘with Blowback I tried to compliment the aesthetic of the original with my composition, not letting electronic elements overpower the intimacy of the song.” Job well done, here’s Blowback.

Friday, Sept 1

Lost Horizons: The Place We’ve Been from Ojalá

Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde and Dif Juz drummer Richie Thomas collaborate as Lost Horizons. Joined by a cast of singers, they pledged to make it fun, never a chore — and always improvised. Jazzy and breezy The Places We’ve Been features Karen Peris in her first collaboration outside of The Innocence Mission.