Minus One is the forthcoming new single from Belgian Housemeister A.N.D.Y.. The man had a pretty good 2013, culminating in the massive single Pump It Up. Now he’s setting his sights on 2014 and kicking things off big style with this new collaboration with vocalist Tayla Malcolm. Never one to sit on a genre, A.N.D.Y. drops some surprising sounds with this one.
Minus One launches with a Rootsy, Dub groove (which immediately makes us love it), before contacting with some pumping, deep, Piano House. This makes for a perfect platform for UK Singer Tayla, whose bluesy voice sits well with both the Dub and the House, lending a soulful slant to both. At it’s peak this track is all compelling vocals, warbling, bright snyths and an un-ignorable kick/piano combination. Looks like A.N.D.Y. has produced something that’ll be getting a lot of spins this summer.
♫ A.N.D.Y. (Feat. Tayla) – Minus One
A.N.D.Y.’s Minus One is released 16th April.
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Leisure Suit Preben is taken from Norwegian Cosmic Disco king Todd Terje’s frankly stunning new album, It’s Album Time. A playful slice of jazzy Disco with a lean Italo bass.
Espen Friberg & Emil Høgset direct this ‘sort of official’ video, following a day in the life of Preben.
Todd Terje’s It’s Album Time is out now.
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London based all-round electronic music voyagers autoKratz has a new single in the pipeline. The duo are referring to the track as their “I ain’t gone soft” moment, as the track takes leave of their usual ElectroPop persona and revels in their love of all things House and Techno (fans of their record label, Bad Life, can testify to this). Push succeeds in reminding people that autoKratz can make some of the grittiest, dirtiest dance music around.
Pure jacking vibes abound on this one. It’s full of Chicago-esque House madness fit for dim, strobe-light lit, warehouse raves. From the deep deep kick to the stabbing lead keys, you couldn’t ask for more of a hypnotic House tune to get lost in on the dancefloor. It’s not all noise noise noise either; autoKratz definitely ain’t gone soft, but they can still bring the grove.
♫ autoKratz – Push
autoKratz’s Push is released 28th May.
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This week; one of our favourite Sweedish artists, ODahl, released a brand new EP via Pole Position Recordings. Your Love is packed with four tracks of blissful Scandinavian Disco tinged House, the title track featuring the vocal talents of Frank H Carter III, and manages to effortlessly straddle both a club sound and something surprisingly Poppy. Check out the lead track.
Soulful is the best way to describe Your Love. ODahl serves up a plethora of slick House beats with a retro slant. Loads of warm synths, retro organs stabs and rumbling basslines come correct, creating a Garage-y vibe whist Carter lets rip with a smooth as hell, R&B vocal performance. these are the things Chicago was build on, and ODahl runs with it.
♫ ODahl (Feat. Frank H Carter III) – Your Love
ODahl’s Your Love is out now
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Here’s the video for DFA Abrasive AcidElectroPoppers Factory Floor’s new single How You Say. An energetic and hypnotic slice of IndustroPop with a House groove.
The clip was directed buy Dan Tombs & Nik Colk Void and features singer Void on TV and loads of stripes.
Factory Floor’s How You Say is released 14th April.
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UK House producers extraordinaire Gorgon City have unleashed their latest slice of (presumably) chart climbing Pop/UK Deep House crossover. London based singer Laura Welsh lends her considerable vocal talent to this one. Fresh rom producing Klaxons’ current single There Is No Other Time, Gorgon City turn in an absolute stormer of their own.
Welsh’s breathy vocals are the perfect foil for Gorgon City’s sub heavy House track. The duo lay down a nice mix of euphoric synths and dark, rumbling, club bass. The perfect festival belter, you can expect to hear this one a lot over the summer. A track of two sides, one minute Welsh’s voice and hazy synths draw you into the song, the next the speaker shaking bass kicks you in the face. Just how we like it.
♫ Gorgon City (Feat. Laura Welsh) – Here For You
Gorgon City’s Here For You is released 15th June.
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Out soon is the début EP, Tigris, from new New York based artist King Deco. A nexus for Future R&B, Chillwave and avant guarde ElectroPop, King Deco is about to release an ambitious record, but one she seems to nail quite comfortably. The highlight of the Brooklyn based Jordanian’s EP is the electronic Pop dream that is Ocean. Wade in.
It’s hard to pinpoint what our favourite element of King Deco’s Ocean is. It’s a toss up between King Deco’s effortlessly beautiful voice or the ghostly electronic beats. Fittingly for a track called Ocean, the synths seem to swim around the track. There’s a very fluid feels to the swirls of rich pads and hazy melodies. A slight Industrial purcussion set injects the track with an icy edge that is tempered only by Kind Deco’s mesmerising vocals. An impressive start.
♫ King Deco – Ocean (Prod. Ryland Blackinton And One Love)
King Deco’s Tigris EP is out this week.
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Out this week is the I Wish I Were Leaving single from Bright Light Bright Light. The title track sees BLx2 performing his critically acclaimed duet with Sir Elton John, but it’s also packed with a couple of B-sides, one of the being the expansive She Carves Her Desire. A mesmerizing SynthPop tune that is epic in both scope and sound. Have a listen.
She Carves Her Desire is a sprawling ElectroPop opus. Backed by shuffling mid-tempo beats, Rod’s voice rises and falls with the string’s swelling, while haunting piano and burbling synths craft out the tracks atmosphere. From Rod belting out the chorus the the piercing synth lead, this is goosebump inducing stuff.
♫ Bright Light Bright Light – She Carves Her Desire
Bright Light Bright Light’s I Wish I Were Leaving is out now
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Disco superstar Goldroom has unleashed his eagerly awaited reMix of Danish QuirkPop enigma MØ’s Don’t Wanna’ Dance. The track is taken from her recently released début album, No Mythologies To Follow, which dropped in early March to critical acclaim. The Dreamwave originator washed the track is some more if his blissful fantasy Tropical vibes.
The vocals on this one are the perfect amount of soulful hazy to pair up with Josh’s beats. A laid back, beach party, House tune, this reMix serves up the sunkissed sounds by the truckload. Punchy synth bass powers the track, doing all the heavy lifting, leaving tons of room of MØ’s dreamy vocal and waves of warm keys to carry you away.
♫ MØ – Don’t Wanna’ Dance (Goldroom reMix)
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Brooklyn based SynthPoppers Blank Paper are about to release their new EP, the follow up to last years Tape Dreams EP. the lead tune, Ambien, is an insanely good, catchy, raw, ElectroPop stormer with an epic chorus.
Directed by Patrice Lighter, here’s the video for the track, a New York noir that sees the band coming to conflict.
Blank Paper’s new EP is out soon.
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