Bristolian Xenomania drummer come Pop superstar Florrie has just released her latest single, Little White Lies, and amongst the plethora of reMix talent she has enlisted to rework the track is Disco showstopper Moon Boots who takes the track and gives it a tasty House makeover. We’ve had hints of this track singe late last year, mostly in the form of mix rips (Moon Boots himself played it during his Boiler Room set) but now the tune is out in the open.
Moon Boots used the lush, ethereal tone of Florrie’s voice to cast a nice haze over a punchy House track Pulsating synth bass and starlight chimes play out cheekily over the track and Mr. Boots rolls Little White Lies over a relentless Chicago beat. Easy-going, yet an immense dancefloor tune, Moon boots delivers the goods with this one. Come the chorus and Florrie kicks into full sassy Pop mode as she croons over Moon Boots deep soundtrack. Irresistible.
♫ Florrie – Little White Lies (Moon Boots reMix)
Florrie’s Little White Lies is out now.
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You Said is taken from the début mini-album from New York based Indie-ElectroPopster EVVY. After a couple of well received singles; she has, this week, unleashed a seven track self-titled opus. The singles are featured on the dreamily optimistic record, alongside this track which EVVY has nicely made available for you to download as a taster before you but the full-lengther. Which you will.
One of the more soulful moments on Evvy, You Said is a beautiful swirl of hazy synths and dusky voice. Not quite a ballad, it’s too upbeat for that, but a softly presented, mid-tempo, track that is the music equivalent of a ray of sunlight. With a steady and involving beat and chiming keys, EVVY creates a smokey mood in which to serve up some seriously heartfelt vocals. Music to get lost in.
♫ EVVY – You Said
EVVY’s Evvy is out now
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Canadian House producer Pat Lok whips up a sever warehouse vibe on his latest reMix. Taking on Trigger, the current single from New York songstress and multi-instrumentalist Sirma. The Turkish singer’s original is a beautiful and intricate wall of sounds, a wall which Lok knocks down and re-builds with an infectious groove.
Slightly more low key than some of his previous mixes, Lok concentrates on dancefloor essentials with this one. Serving up a pure hypnotic track comprising of deep bass, a nice line in organ riffs and a killer piano hook. this is the kind of track that you can stick on, close your eyes, and just see the strobe lights. Or maybe we’ve just got something wrong with our brain? Either way, Lok’s reMix of Trigger is a House-head’s dream.
♫ Sirma – Trigger (Pat Lok reMix)
Sirma’s Trigger is out now.
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Les Sins is the occasional dance music alter-ego of Chillwaver Toro Y Moi. After a sporadic string of singles, Chaz Bundick has just announced his forthcoming début album under the moniker. Michael is out later this year, a collection of tunes recorded over the past two years, and you can check out the first track from it, Bother, below.
Bother mixes up a lazy R&B vibe with some deep deep pounding House. Kinda’ like ADSR-era Simian Mobile Disco doing Deep House, it’s all stuttering samples and hypnotic electronic grooves. Abstract and mesmerising, rather than big and melodic, Bother is definitely a tune for when they are deep in the dance, slap this on and watch the dancefloor loose itself. As precursors to albums go, this is a seriously interesting taste of what’s to come.
♫ Les Sins – Bother
Les Sins’ Michael is released 4th November.
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Those nice people at Cascine have been busy recently. They’ve launched a new imprint dubbed CSCN for the express purpose of releasing singles from acts they find interesting without all that mucking about with Cascine release schedules. The label kicks things off with this captivating cacophony from Canadian experimental Pop outfit Vogue Dots.
‘Thundering’ is the first word that pops into your head in hearing Way Out, but thundering in a really sweet way. It kinda’ reminds us of an electronic version of the noise end of early 90s Shoegaze; it’s got that wall-of-sound vibe. Stuttering beats and burbling bass seem to hold the track together by it’s fingernails, always in danger of shaking itself apart; but Babette Hayward’s ethereal vocal and waves of melody hold the song together. The more you listen to it, the more you get out of it, the more it comes across actually quite funky.
♫ Vogue Dots – Way Out
Vogue Dots’ Way Out is out now.
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Dutch Disco Duo Keljet are on the reMix again. This time they’ve leant their considerable talents to Russian newcomer Matvey Emerson, souping up his track Over into a massive floorfiller. The single is out now on Beatport and is just the latest in a long like of Keljet killing it.
Slightly more Big Room that we’re used to from Keljet. The normally funky duo got full-on here with big beats, big synths and big bass; the big rubbery bassline being the highlight of the track. The layers of rising, sweeping synths are enough to keep the euphoric vibe going to for the length of the tune while snatches of the original’s vocals lend the track an anchor. Keljet reMixes are generally something to look forward to; even if this one is a big different it still rocks hard.
♫ Matvey Emerson – Over (Keljet reMix)
Matvey Emerson Over is out now.
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Here’s a big surprise for the start of the week. It still feels like not so long ago that ElectroPop rabble-rouser Charli XCX released her début (or second, depending on your point-of-view) album True Romance. Now she;s just announced the impending release of her sophomore (or third, depending on your point-of-view) full length record. Out in October the new one is called Sucker, and thankfully sees her applying her recent flirtation with Punk to a bucket load of synths. Here’s the first taste of what’s to come, Break The Rules.
Break The Rules is a massive tune. Unashamedly Electro-Rock, with a rumbling bassline and pounding beat reminiscent of some of the big stadium tunes of the early 2000’s, but with added euphoric synth rises. You can definitely tell Charli has been getting her Punk on as she belts out her not-giving-a-shit anthem. This one could easily be the subject of some killer reMixes too. Colour us intrigued for the new album.
♫ Charli XCX – Break The Rules
Charli XCX’s Sucker is released 21st October.
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Amazing synthesizer wizard Pilotpriest has been releasing a sting of sweet single recently, his latest, The Last Goodbye, is a thing of beauty. This is really one you should paly through some decent headphones and let the sound absorb you. As with most of Pilotpriest’s output, it’s a blissful soundtrack piece that will carry you to far off places and wrap you in it’s synthetic depths. It’s been quite some time since Pilotpriest’s stunning Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album; he;s lost none of his touch.
Clocking in at nearly six minutes, The Last Goodbye really does take the listening on a musical journey. Easing you into it’s world with gentle pads and a vinyl crackle, the tune slowly builds itself up with undulating vintage synths and a punchy bassline. After the no-quite-melancholic-but-subdued build of the track’s first half, an appreciated breakdown heralds Pilotpriest launching into a rousing and energized finalize. It’s spine tingling, emotional stuff. Get involved.
♫ Pilotpriest – The Last Goodbye
Pilotpriest’s The Last Goodbye is out now.
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Late last week Orlando Higginbottom A.K.A. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs A.K.A. T.E.E.D announced the launch of his new record label, Nice Age. Actually it’s more of an anything label, being an outlet for music, clothes, parties and whatever else T.E.E.D. wants to unleash. The première release is this intricate collaboration with LA based Aussie Anna Lunoe; Feels Like.
T.E.E.D.’s sonic pallet tends to travel from introspective and quaint SynthPop to absorbing Deep House, but here he incorporated a whole heap of Techno into the mix. Layering skippy Garage beats with crunchy Techno kicks T.E.E.D. and Lunoe build up a compelling festival groove that keeps things tight enough for the pair to roll out a floaty duet over the top. it’s a track that is both surprising and complex. Maybe it shouldn’t work, but it does, Really well.
♫ Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs X Anna Lunoe – Feels Like
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs X Anna Lunoe’s Feels Like is out now.
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London ElectroPoppers Bastille fold a little Future R&B into the sound on their new single; bad_news. The track will feature on the bands new EP, Oblivion. The EP will see a limited (1,000 copies) 7” release and feels like a chance for Bastille to air their experiments with new sounds. Apparently some of the new stuff is more Rocky, we’re crossing out fingers that their new sound will settle on deep electronic grooves like bad_news though. Check it out.
bad_news is a combination of complex Future R&B rhythms with rave-y synth squeals and Dan’s instantly recognisable vocals, albeit in a more introspective flavour. A mid-tempo jam that lyrically nicely sums up both the giving and receiving of the titular bad news while an array of synth warbles and whooshes fill the track out in the background. We’re definitely intrigued to hear what Bastille are cooking up for us in the future.
♫ Bastille – bad_news
Bastille’s Oblivion is released 8th September and can be pre-ordered here.
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