Miwa Ogasawara - In Licht (2013)
Röyksopp's one and only Live EP is pretty special. The normally bittersweet Sparks gets beautifully transformed into a whole different beast after a suitably downbeat intro. Anneli Drecker reprises her role on the track in top form, a real far cry from her fuzzy musings on the album version.
Röyksopp - Sparks (Live) [click to download] |HTML5|
Grandaddies of electronic Kraftwerk were making very moody tunes before long before Portishead threw their hat into the Trip-Hop ring. To be honest I think Neon Lights fits this bill better, but I already put that up a while back. So instead have cult classic and number #1 single from 1982, The Model.
Kraftwerk - The Model [click to download] |HTML5|
Rounding us off we have Little Dragon. Ever since her guest spot on Gorillaz's Plastic Beach, Yukimi's been a constant highlight on my radar. Here's a lovely downbeat section from their self titled debut, if you're digging this, they just put out a new album a couple days ago, I definitely recommend you check them out.
Little Dragon - Stormy Weather [click to download] |HTML5|
-Claude Van Foxbat