Walter Sobcek – The Parifornia Tapes: April Edition = Hold tight for another forty minutes of upfront Dreamwave, EelctroPop and Nu-Disco from international duo Walter Sobcek. This one’s pure sunshine vibes y’all.
♫ Walter Sobcek – The Parifornia Tapes: April Edition
01. Alan Braxe – Time Machine (Chateaubriand reMix)
02. Bondax – Giving It All (FKJ reMix)
03. Claus Casper – Deep Inside
04. Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight (Vintage Culture reMix)
05. Da French Connexion – Revolution
06. Justus Köhncke – Timecode
07. The Cure – Just Like Heaven (The Penelopes reMix)
08. Nervo – Hold On (Fred Falke reMix)
09. Haim – If I Could Change Your Mind (Cerrone Funk Mix)
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Out soon via Future Classic is the new EP from Brooklyn’s Chrome Sparks, Goddess. Chrome Sparks music is always an interesting proposition. Cosmic analog synthesizer goodness, much like the other Brooklyn based Chrome, washed over the title track of the release. Check it out below.
Goddess truly is a galactic SynthWave journey, stopping off at Italo, Disco and cinematic Space Synth. Beautiful, undulating synth sounds and sweeping pads glide through a star-field of distant arpeggios and gentle drums. Like a soundtrack the tune rises and falls with it’s narrative, carrying with it a sense of drama as Goddess speeds toward it’s distorted synth crescendo. Amazing, emotional, stuff from Chrome Sparks, we can;t wait for the whole EP.
♫ Chrome Sparks – Goddess
Chrome Sparks’ Goddess EP is released 24th April
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This week’s capsule of Synthesizer Zen, to carry you into the weekend, comes from a look at the PPG Wave 2.
Video courtesy of YouTube user RetroSound.
Moderns is the new project from out very own Let Em Riot. Alan isn’t alone in this venture, some Dude called Chris is along for the ride too; and between the two of them they are making some sweet, evocative SynthPop. The journey begins with Sub Urban, and a staggeringly impressive début it is too.
Sub Urban is a big cinematic slice of ElectroPop, but not one that eschews emotion for pomposity, this track has soul in truckloads. There’s an obvious comparison to Let Em Riot, with an added cleanness and sparkle.With a punchy bassline to power the track along, Sub Urban is loaded with starlight snyths and playful purcussion, tempered only by the occasional electronic growl. Alan’s vocals and as passionate and emotive as ever and nicely tie the tune together. We’re very excited to see where this is going.
♫ Moderns – Sub Urban
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Working Miracles is one of two B-sides to Hercules And Love Affair’s new single Do You Feel The Same?, released ahead of Andy Butler and crew’s forthcoming The Feast Of The Broken Heart album. The A-side is a spacious funky Acid Disco monster, so H&LA deliver something deeper for the flipside.
After a shaky piano and sample intro, Working Miracles drop and thumping, almost Psy Trance, beat. Undulating and hypnotic, the groove builds and builds into an ecclectic and bassy House juggernaut. Taking cues from their Industrial roots and their Warehouse DNA, Working Miracles moves in both dancefloor and avant-garde circles.
♫ Hercules And Love Affair – Working Miracles
Hercules And Love Affair’s Do You Feel The Same? single is released 14th April.
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These Streets is the jazzy new single from ElectroPop captain Frankmusik. A track with so much swing it’s hard not to sink into it.
Danny Land directs the video, which sees Vincent literally on his streets.
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Ben Macklin – Spring Breaks Mixtape 3 = Kick-start your weekend with this storming collection of tunes from Mr. Ben Macklin. A selection of current monster tunes and some surprised thrown in, you can;t go wrong with this lot.
♫ Ben Macklin – Spring Breaks Mixtape 3
01. Darius – Omeo
02. Monte – You Should Know
03. Rotkraft – To Love You (Fishing Vest reMix)
04. Rise & Fool – Toy Boy (Le Crayon reMix)
05. Bon Iver – Towers (Oliver Nelson reMix)
06. Ben Macklin – Can We Talk (Fishing Vest reMix)
07. Jay West – Got Me Insane (Monte Instrumental Dub)
08. Chris Malinchak – Forever
09. Navigateur – Breathe (Luxar House Excursion)
10. Chela – Zero (Clancy reMix)
11. Max Lyazgin & Hot Sand – Nassau
12. Nude Disco – Neon Hearts (Just Another Discomendment)
13. The Paradise – In Love With you (Oh Yeah reMix)
14. Tonys Wayback Machine – In The Beginning (MiDiMAN reMix)
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Bass heavy, imposing, House with a swing now from Psychemagik. His new single, Black Noir Schwarz, and both eerie and funky in equal quantities.
Charley Bayliss directs the track’s video, which really takes the title and runs with it.
Psychemagik’s Black Noir Schwarz is out now.
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DancePop powerhouse Clean Bandit team up with Sharna Bass for their new single, Extraordinary. A House lite ElectroPop tune so catchy there’s no way it won’t chart.
Anna Patarakina and Daria Novickay put the clip together, which is just all kinds of chaos in Cuba.
Clean Bandit’s Extraordinary is released 19th May.
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Boston based producer André Obin made some ripples last year worth the release of his The Arsonist album. He returns in the first half of this year with another collection of eclectic electronic tunes called Ways Of Escape; the first track form which is Loaded Soul, and EBM lite Germanic opus that should have him nervous that Goths might like him, ‘cos then his career will be over.
A lot of people are throwing around the word ‘Darkwave’, and whilst those word throwers have probably never heard of Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Project Pitchfork or Das Ich they do have a point. The simplistic, growling synth bassline and whispered vocals are loaded with Teutonic, mascara fuelled, connotations. There’s a little House flavour in there too, and a surprising funk, amidst the synthesizer swirls and Loaded Soul turns-in a confident and engrossing SynthPop soundtrack.
♫ André Obin – Loaded Soul
André Obin’s Ways Of Escape is released 29th April.
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