STYLSS loves you. So stop taking your life so seriously. If you want to find the Portland-based organization on Facebook, that’s where you’ll find them. No, really. Go to www.facebook.com/stoptakingyourlifesoseriously and while you’re there, check out the link to their new compilation STYLSS Loves You – Volume One, which was officially released on February 14 and is available as a free download. (You can also find it here)
More than just a record label, STYLSS began in late 2011 and has expanded to serve as a collective and platform for artists to share their music and inspire creative growth. STYLSS currently puts out a weekly mix series, highlighting some of “the best new music of the Internet” and promotes other releases from affiliates.
STYLSS Loves You – Volume One includes tracks from artists all over the world, including dǝǝls from Moscow, Russia, Howie Lee from Shanghai, China, Victoria Kim from Sydney, Australia, and a handful of other artists from California and the Pacific Northwest.
The first song, While the Businessmen Sleep by IG88, sets the tone with a whimsical melody that floats you off into dreamland. From there, we are treated to a wild ride of experimental music that sometimes dips into the deep and dark, and other times lifts you into more of an ethereal state. Standout tracks include Ollie Macfarlane’s Alley VIP, JNTHN STEIN with Build and the irresistibly sexy single Day Drunk from LOOK. (featuring NOAHN).
The album is flawlessly compiled, and the tracks seamlessly blend together, making it perfect for late night conversation by the fireplace on a rainy day. Love this sound and can’t get enough of these tunes? “There are talks of a STYLSS tour happening in the future,” said Cory Haynes, founder of STYLSS.
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