Young Magic creates SSENSE mix + tour with Purity Ring

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young magicYoung Magic have released a SSENSE mix which combines Martin Denny’s exotic piano jazz before weaving into Japanese band Mariah’s melancholic single, Door to the Heart. Young Magic’s collaboration with Montreal duo Purity Ring, Grandloves, with its winding landscapes and ethereal vocals soak into splintered samples of Arca’s DOEP and later, S.Maharba’s haunting vocals, before the introduction of Hype Williams’ South African dance influences and Icelandic band Samaris’ eerie electronica

Listen to the SSENSE mix below via Soundcloud.

Comprised of New Yorkers Isaac Emmanuel, Melati Malay and Michael Italia, Young Magic formed in 2010 out of mutual music interests and self-proclaimed restless spirits. Their first full-length LP, ‘Melt,’ released via Carpark Records in 2012 combined field-recordings from their individual travels around the world with varied samples of soul, psychedelic, trip-hop and electronica that eventually became a key ingredient to their lauded experimental dream-pop sound.

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‘Melt’ tracklisting:
1. Sparkly
2. Slip Time
3. You With Air
4. Yalam
5. Jam Karet
6. Night In The Ocean
7. Watch For Our Lights
8. The Dancer
9. Cavalry
10. Sanctuary
11. Drawing Down The Moon



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Young Magic heads out on a North American tour with Culture Addicts faves Purity Ring in January 2013, adding a second date in NYC.

2013 Tour dates:
01/10 Montreal, QC @ Le National ◊
01/11 New York City, NY @ Webster Hall ◊
01/12 New York City, NY @ Webster Hall ◊
01/14 Washington, DC @ 9.30 Club ◊
01/15 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar ◊
01/17 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse ◊
01/18 Orlando, FL @ The Social ◊
01/19 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum ◊
01/21 New Orleans, LA @ Maison ◊
01/22 Austin, TX @ Mohawk ◊
01/23 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater ◊
01/24 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe ◊
01/25 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge ◊
01/26 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel ◊
01/28 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater ◊
01/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ◊
01/30 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ◊
02/01 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ◊

◊ w/ Purity Ring

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