Thursday·HiFi™ 2024.03.28

This week on the HiFi 📡 – new tracks from Two Shell + FKA twigs , bad tuner, and Ninajirachi + some guaranteed dancefloor starters and horrorcore.


By Elsewhere@elsewherespace

Friends and lovers –

Welcome back to the Thursday HiFi – our staff-curated selection of the best new music and sonic experiences from across the Elsewhere-verse. This week is headlined by new tracks Two Shell + FKA twigs , bad tuner, and Ninajirachi + some guaranteed dancefloor starters and horrorcore.

♥ elsewhere

This week on the HiFi ↓

5 new tracks we love this week:

1NN3R53LF, thatboykwame, Ninajirachi - DANCE FOREVER

Troye Sivan - Got Me Started (Bag Raiders Remix)

Ahadadream, Priya Ragu, Skrillex, contra - TAKA

Two Shell, FKA twigs - Talk To Me

bad tuner, Pollena - repeat to fade

Guaranteed Dancefloor Starters
The DJs of the Elsewhere staff share their ole’ reliables.

Wind It Up x When I Rule The World (Gwen Stefani x LIZ Y2K)

Lady Gaga - Beautiful Dirty Rich (Danyo x TAAHLIAH Remix)

Scissor Sisters - Let’s Have A Kiki

Goreshit - Black Is the New Black

Young Marco - What You Say?

Michel Ange - 2AM B4nG3r

CRRDR - Lala Milsheik

Scene-scapes ↓

The Best of Horror
by Skylar

Screeching metallic violins, splintered door creaks, bone chilling mechanical drones - all classic hallmarks of the horror movie soundtrack; a sonic mausoleum of sounds designed to inspire discomfort, wonder, and pure terror. Unique instruments are often used to create otherworldly audio, such as a waterphone. When struck or played with a violin bow, this bronze cylindrical instrument uses the movement of water inside it to create shifting and soul-crushing alien buzzes. Originally it was used to call for orcas back in the late 70s, so we know who to thank (and curse) during the most tense moments of our favorite slashers. Other techniques include fusing background noises into a given moment, such as warped human screams, animal cries, and other sounds that create bizarre texture, and elicit responses of awareness and fear. These low frequency notes and textures create the feeling of paranoia or trigger frisson – the tingly sensation that you sometimes get when a chorus hits just right, or in this case, when a disorienting low buzz makes you feel like you’re being followed. This phenomenon was actually studied in a supposedly “haunted” medical facility, where a low buzz from a malfunctioning fan caused hallucinations, the feeling of ghosts being present, and frequent cold chills. Thankfully our lovely composers haven’t decided to reign terror over us with their music outside of the cinema, but next time you sit down to watch a scary movie, keep an ear out for the tricks of the trade.

Some classics from horror movies plus some pontential screen syncs below -

Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind - Main Title (The Shining)
Mandy, Indiana - Drag [Crashed]
John Williams - Shark Attack
Mica Levi - Lipstick to Void
Maurice Jarre - Ghost
Thom Yorke - Unmade

Curated Playlist ↓

The sonic inspiration behind the deluxe edition of Swami Sound's album "Back In The Day."