Hello! the latest tune from Leo Kalyan may just be our favourite to date from the London based Future R&B experimentalist. It’s the next tune to be débuted from Leo’s upcoming mixtape, Stranger, and sees him sharing production duties with fellow Londoner and Bass man Grades. Here’s a taste of what we can expect from Kalyan (big things we predict) in 2015; this is Full Circle.
Haunting yet infectious, Full Circle pulls off the neat trick of building an ethereal electronic soundscape, and still being funky as hell. Kalyan and Grades layer waves of half hear samples, voices and bird calls, amidst a sea of lush synths and delicate arpeggios. Leo’s voice curls over the track like smoke, tying the tack together with his dulcet tones. Feeling both Lo-Fi and expansive, Full Circle is the kind of track you can keep on repeat and just sink into.
♫ Leo Kalyan – Full Circle
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It’s the season of giving; a fact that hasn’t escaped one of our favourite producers of Disco and House, Sweedish groovemeister Sweedish artists, ODahl. The man is giving away his latest tune that caps off a year where we’ve seen a little more of ODahl after a quiet stretch. Tunes like Your Love, released earlier this year on Pole Position, have been a bit of a constant in our headphones around these parts. Tuck in to his latest jam, 37 Celsius.
ODahl serves up a warm and involving deep sound on 37 Celsius. Blending several House disciplines into one comfortable whole, the Swede brings a little Deep, a little Bass, a little Chicago and a little Disco into seven minutes of smooth-as-silk dancefloor gold. Vocal snatches pepper the track, building the atmosphere, whole ODahl’s solid beats keep the groove. Hold tight for the four minute mark where things get a tad warehouse.
♫ ODahl – 37 Celsius
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Pure Cosmic Disco energy right now in the form of the new rocker from galactic overlord MiGHty mOUse. This latest dancefloor behemoth is a reMix for German duo Achilles & One’s forthcoming new single, La Musica. Released just before X-MAs, the single also boast work from the likes of Kenny Hectyc and Magic Touch; but it’s the mOUse mix that dominates the release. This one is huge and hypnotic.
While the core of this tune is undoubtedly MiGHty mOUse’s throbbing, bass heavy, retro-futuristic Disco, he weaves a few threads of mesmerising electronics throughout the track. Pulsating Techno and mind-bending Dub vibes both put in an appearance as the tune expands on it’s vintage Disco in spacey ways. Alongside the hammerfall House piano and infectious walking bass you’ll fine magical echo effects and LFO heavy synths giving the tune a roomy, evolving feel. Excellent, and intoxicating, stuff from the mOUse man.
♫ Achilles & One – La Musica (MiGHty mOUse reMix)
Achilles & One’s La Musica is released 22nd December.
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Here’s the new video from Let Em Riot side project Moderns. It’s for a track called Kowalski from their self-titled début EP; a sweeping and majestic slice of Dreamwave ElectroPop. There’s power in this one.
Check out the hypnotic video below, and grab their new EP right now on their Bandcamp page.
Moderns’ self-titled début EP is out now.
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It’s been a while since we posted a new track from Finnish wunderkind Lenno; so right now we’re going to post a new track from Finnish wunderkind Lenno. Simple. this one is the B-side to his forthcoming new single Wake Up. In contrast to the high octane big room sounds of the A-side, No More, featuring vocals by Olivera, is a summery, laid back, Dreamwave tune the like of which we haven’t heard for a while. Poolside Disco vibes to follow.
Taking us back a couple of years to a time when the Binary crew ruled the beaches, Fear Of Tigers was serving up new sounds every week and Oliver hadn’t signed to Fool’s Gold and lost their way. No More is a blissful symphony of retro synth and sweet vocals. Gentle picked guitar flutters int eh background and Lenno delivers warm rushes of synths and subtly morphing keys that flow together with Olivera’s hazy voice. Just in-case you get too relaxed, the man brushes this over a distinctly solid dancefloor beat. Lovely stuff!
♫ Lenno – No More
Lenno’s Wake Up is released 1st January 2015.
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The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts December 2014 = Our favourite French Londoners have picked their top tunes of the past month once again, and what a month it was. Check out their choice cuts on their latest mixtape.
♫ The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts December 2014
01. Belle And Sebastian – The Party Line
02. Erconomics – Islands
03. Joywave – Tongues (Giorgio Moroder reMix)
04. Back Back Forward Punch – Big Time
05. Gold Is For The Golden Team – I’m A Revolution (That’s Nice reMix)
06. Royksopp & Robin – Monument Dance (Marcus Mar Dub)
07. AIMES (Feat. Javi) – Burnin’
08. Human Life & Anabel Englund – El Diablo (Adana Twins reMix)
09. Jody Wisternoff – Paranamour X Beth Ditto x The Shoes – Cerrone’s Supernature (PNLP Edit)
10. Lion Babe – Jump Hi (Todd Edwards reMix)
11. Head Of Television – Shining
12. PowerDress – Torture (Pirate Jams Instrumental) x (Pirate Jams reMix)
13. Chromatics – I Can’t Keep Running
14. Shura – Indecision
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Kick start you week with this storming reMix from Chicago Housemeister Rogue Vogue. The latest work to be morphed by his retro sound is the current single from Los Angeles IndiePop singer Hayley Kiyoko, This Side Of Paradise. Everything Rogue Vogue’s produced to date has been gold. The Chicago resident has taken his city’s classic trademark sound and cranked it up to 11. Check out his latest.
Rogue Vogue doesn’t disappoint with his reMix of This Side Of Paradise. He’s injected a little Deepness into his sound courtesy of some pulsating, subby, basses but all the elements we love from RV are present and correct. The droning stings, the massive piano hooks, the 909 hats, the relentless kicks all intertwine to serve up an in-your-face warehouse floorfiller. Kiyoko’s vocals make for a good accompaniment to the track, and RV show that he is just at home with a Pop arrangements as he is with sounds for strobelights. Let Rogue Vogue bring a little authentic Chicago to your Monday morning.
♫ Hayley Kiyoko – This Side Of Paradise (Rogue Vogue reMix)
Hayley Kiyoko’s This Side Of Paradise is out now.
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Taigatrost are a Norwegian duo making some atmospheric and soulful ecclectic ElectroPop. Their new single Unveil perfectly blends Icy Scandinavian Electro with warm and emotional vocals. Check out the video below.
Directed by Espen Skagen, the clip follows a field recording session in the bands hometown Tromsø, in the far north of Norway. It;s pretty stunning.
Taigatrost’s Unveil is out now.
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This week’s capsule of Synthesizer Zen, to carry you into the weekend, comes from a look at the Yamaha CS-80.
Video courtesy of YouTube user perfectcircuitaudio.
We’re being treated to so much new Ronika these days. Here most recent shimmering offering Marathon is out this week, backed with a reMix from The Penelopes and B-sided with World Is Turning. Which is all amazing. But wait; there’s more! Here’s one of Ronika’s inspired DIY videos.
Directed by Al Mackay, the clip is almost note perfect for indecipherable late 70s/early 80s European TV as Ron guests on a Mediterranean chatshow. Not sure they get it.
Speaking of The Penelope’s reMix. Wrap your lug-holes around this one. The London based Frenchmen lay down the Synth Disco thick with pounding beats and heavy Electro bass amidst Ronika’s cheeky Boogie.
♫ Ronika – Marathon (The Penelopes reMix)
Ronika’s Marathon is released 1st December via Record Shop.
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