Blowing up the Internet with their nouveau dub inspired sound, Chicago-based brother-sister twosome Wild Belle’s infectious track “Keep You” was hands-down one of the sonic highlights of the summer. With hypnotizing, paired-down percussion, swaying straight-from-Jamaica rhythms, and frontwoman Natalie Bergman’s tough girl lyrics, Wild Belle’s sound is freshly modern yet rooted in the soulful-yet-smooth dub tradition. Elliot Bergman—Natalie’s multi-instrumentalist older brother—meshes West African influences and a 1970s dance-ready splendor that appeals to indie kids and dance floor fixtures alike.
Today the Bergman siblings shared a mixtape featuring their favorite tunes and sonic inspirations. The mix is late summer perfection, featuring an of-the-moment jam from the Dirty Projectors, a dreamy swaying reggae-tinged love-centric tune from Jennifer Lara and an off-the-wall psych freakout from Dr. John. Celebrate the last vestiges of the season with Wild Belle’s seamless mix and watch out for their forthcoming debut album.