Young Magic

Absorbing the lingering ambient moments of the experimental offerings infused in their mix, Young Magic cultivate a signature dream-pop sound that sets in motion with a fragment of 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.

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 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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Martin Denny Island of Dreams

Mariah 心臓の扉 (Door to the Heart)

Purity Ring ft Young Magic Grandloves

Arca DOEP

Broadcast Locusts

S.Maharba M/L/M/H

Demdike Stare Hype Williams Meets Shangaan Electro

Koreless Lost In Tokyo

Samaris Góða Tungl

Matthewdavid Like You Mean It

Dibiase X GZA Abstract Labels (Young Magic Flip)

Music Emporium Velvet Sunsets

Dorothy Ashby Soul Vibrations

Catherine Ribiero & Alpes Paix

Young Magic for SSENSE