Here’s a new Ronika song… At this point in our website life we could probably just leave things there, but we won’t, ‘cos then we’d just be like every shitty ‘music blog’ that posts track with neither comment or commentary that we hate. Hell, we’ve always had a sneaking suspension that no-one read this waffle anyway. But we are a website that remains arrogantly narcissistic enough to believe our words are important. Also we are a website that is constantly walking the line between integrity and just becoming a Ronika fan blog. The end result being that you’re going to sit there, shut up, and read what we have to say about this fantastic new tune from Nottingham’s finest. This is Step To My Beat.
If you ever needed a Friday post work pick-me-up to get you energised for the weekend then this is it. We start off incredibly tight with a classic Electronic Soul groove; punchy drums, robust synth bass and wicked little rooftop licks drifting across the track’s skyline. Ronika eases us into the groove before unleashing the chorus’ secret weapon; big Miami percussion and Sound Machine-y stabs explode from the speakers in a flurry of exuberant nostalgic dancefloor goodness while Ron invites us to dance. Extended mix anyone?
♫ Ronika – Step To My Beat
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Here it is. Long awaited. It’s Nile Rodger’s Chic’s first new song in 23 years; I’ll Be There. A glorious blend of classic Chic and modern touches, celebrating the history of Disco. If fair to say no-one has replaced Nile in the last two decades.
So, here’s the video. It features Karlie Kloss, who is apparently a supermodel or something, and also seems like a bit of an idiot. To be honest we’re a bit disappointed with the clip. We expected more from Nile than ‘rake thin model writhes in her pants’. Oh well, let’s hope there’s a next time to make up for it.
Chic’s I’ll Be There is out today.
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In a week that saw the huge reMix of UK SynthPoppers Monarchy’s Dancing In The Corner from The Penelopes, we are also treated to a brand new video. The clip is for Black Widow, taken from the duo’s just released Abnocto album.
The video features Monarchy’s best chum, Dita Von Teese, and has Ross McElwain & Manos Ioannou directing some monochrome bondage and synth shenanigans.
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Rex The Dog’s new single, Sicko, finally turned up on 12”. So we’re happy. The single is out now on Kompakt and should be a must listen for anyone who a fan of synthesizer music.
Rex and Jake have put together this awesome video for the track. Part music clip, part live studio performance and part demonstration of Jake’s DIY RTD-001 modular synth that Sicko is played on; it’s all synth porn.
Rex The Dog’s Sicko is out now.
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Here’s a big new tune from Manchester producer Sam O’Neill A.K.A. TCTS and featuring Mr. Leo Kalyan on vocal duties. Thinking About You is a huge and emotive House track that’s catchy as hell and bound to be doing the business this summer.
Check out the video, directed by WVLFCVB, and follow this disgruntled warehouse worker’s daydreams.
TCTS’ Thinking About You is released 30th March.
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The storming Kate Boy’s tune Higher, their massive live anthem, has finally been released as part of the compilation Kate Boy EP. The track’s also got itself and official video. Peep this.
Directed by Ben Strebel, the emotional clip is a cold palette washed, Scandinavian Sci-Fi mini-movie. It’s very cool stuff.
Kate Boy’s Kate Boy EP is out now.
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We introduced you to New York based producer Allies For Everyone’s Bunker early last month in all it’s Deep HousePop glory. Now the track’s got a slick new video. Check it out.
Directed by Brian Suarez, the clip is an exploration of smoke, movement and light to create a hazy mood to match the song.
Allies For Everyone’s Bunker is out now.
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Indie-ElectroPop experimentalist Grimes has shared a brand new old track. REALiTi was slated to appear on her since scrapped and re-started follow up to the Visions album. Check it out below.
The clip follows Grimes around on her touring throughout east Asia.
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London based Dreamwavers Televisor are gearing up for the release of their new, Funk fuelled, EP; titled Venture. Here’s the frantic Nu-Disco lead track, the Richard Judge featuring Find That Someone.
This is the official video, a colourful, retro, excursion into finding that mystery woman.
Televisor’s Venture EP is released 6th April.
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Sun Flares is taken from Let Em Riot’s new EP, Lines, which is released tomorrow. Just like The Manual and We Were Young it’s a deeply emotional slice of nostalgic ElectroPop brilliance.
Check the video; it’s Ryan from Arcade High playing arcade games. Nuff’ said.
Let Em Riot’s Lines EP is released 10th March.
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