It’s another new track from German Housemeister Tensnake’s forthoming début album, Glow. This time he’s wading into another collaboration, here with the legendary Jacques Lu Cont and Mr. Jamie Lidell. Following the Nile Rodgers and Fiora featuring Love Sublime is a hard act to follow; but Feel Of Love pulls it off with style.
A nice bridge between Tensnake’s House groove and Jacques more Les Rythmes Digitales 80s sound, the track kicks off with lunch retro keys and a springy bassline mixing it up with some solid House beats. The track soon descends into vintage Pop awesomeness with Lidell giving it his best soulful Prince-vibes. Many headliner collaborations don;t always end up being as exciting as the sum of their parts would suggest, but this one really doesn’t. Exciting, driving, pure Pop. Unexpected but most welcome.
♫ Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont (Feat. Jamie Lidell) – Feel Of Love
Tensnake’s Glow is released 10th March.
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After a brief flirtation with the strange waters of guitar music, Bristol’s finest Xenomania drummer Florrie is back with a blistering. burbling, ElectroPop stormer. Taken from her forthcoming new EP, Sirens; due out in Spring, Seashells is a mixed bag of styles all shaken up with Florrie goodness.
Middle Eastern purcussion is just the first surprising element to Seashells. A tapestry of samples and witticisms that despite it’s wordily influences sounds particularly British. Florrie’s mantra vocals hook over booming kicks and chugging synths to create something with an effortless, but infectious, energy and optimism. Maybe this is Florrie’s year finally?
♫ Florrie – Seashells
Florrie’s Sirens EP is due out in Spring.
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Goldroom – Inverno Mix 2014 = Goldroom kicks off 2014 with a slick-as-all-hell hour of some really broadly chosen House and Disco tunes. We guarantee you’ll fine something new to love on this latest mixtape.
♫ Goldroom – Inverno Mix 2014
01. Goldroom – Embrace (Backstroke reMix)
02. All The Colours – Shame (That’s Nice reMix)
03. Pherotone – Look Into Your Eyes
04. EMBRZ – Make Your Way
05. Goldroom – Embrace
06. Wayward – Love Jones
07. Tobtok – Savannah
08. Lane 8 – Nothing You Can Say
09. Edwin Van Cleef – Two As One
10. Chris Malinchak – If You Got It (The Magician reMix)
11. Miami Horror – Real Slow (Gold Fields reMix)
12. Cassian – The Ninth
13. TCTS – Over (feat Holly Partridge)
14. Cosmic Kids & Fingerpaint – Manteiga
15. Hero – Daydream
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Belgian drum machine master ATTAR!’s latest reMix is released this week. As part of the reMix package for Coma Coast 1989/The Ritual double A-side, Renaud Deru injects a little strobe-light vibe into the ElectroPop release. Get ready for a hypnotic club stormer.
Going deep into the roots of House, ATTAR! serves up a little Chicago and a little Detroit in this warehouse collision. the machine beauty of early Techno meets the hedonistic groove of early House, replete with pulsating Bleep House basslines and doomy vocals. Taking the tunes title literally, this reMix perfectly conjures an underground late 80s mood, when the beats were raw and the bass heavy.
♫ Coma Coast – 1989 (ATTAR! reMix)
Coma Coast’s 1989/The Ritual is out now.
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Hold tight for another new tune for the re-formed, re-born Lightwaves. Following on from Starting To Believe and Returned we have Warrior. Surely Lightwaves must be gearing up for a proper release soon, the quality of these tunes seems to point in that direction.
Warrior harkens back to the pre-Lightwaves days of Yes Giantess. Indie in it’s sensibilities, Pop in it’s sound. An energetic affair with growling snyths laid thick and Jan belting out the vocals to create a Power Pop anthem. With dips and builds in just the right places, this is exactly the kind of track that would slay a crowd live.
♫ Lightwaves – Warrior
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“So I’ve been sitting on a bunch of new music for a bit…” says one of our favourite producers Russ Chimes. We can’t help but feel that’s downright selfish of him. Is he sitting on the cure of cancer too? Anyway, the man is at least attempting to make it up to us by stating to deploy this backlog floorfillers. Today he hits the ground running with this first free download, Motions.
Motions is a high-octane belter of a tune. Beat and bassline heavy, the tune constantly builds on it’s frantic pace with layers and layers of purcussion. There two duelling basslines in place, a kind of post-EBM arpeggio and a rumbling warehouse shaker, that work together to really power the track along; leaving the rest of the track peppered with slightly shuffling hats, mantra vocal snatches and warm pads. And intoxicating tune from the British master.
♫ Russ Chimes – Motions
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Earlier this month Felix Bloxsom A.K.A. the awesome Plastic Plates released his new single. Mixing up his luscious synthetic Disco with a little ElectroPop flair from good friend Sam Sparro, Stay In Love really is a slice of Pop excellence that, given the right exposure, could see Plastic Plates getting the recognition he heartily deserves, even charting.
Sparro’s voice glides like silk over this Italo inspired tune. The synths are warm and rich, particularly the bounce heave bassline, and the beats suitably House-y. This is probably the most Poppy Plastic Plates has gone to date, but that doesn’t mean this tune isn’t perfectly fit for the dancefloor. Like a chameleon, it could adapt itself beautifully to either radio play or peak time action.
♫ Plastic Plates (Feat. Sam Sparro) – Stay In Love
Plastic Plates’ Stay In Love is out now.
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Here’s the video for Aussie SynthPoppers Cut Copy’s recent single We Are Explorers. What sort of video would this Acid-tinged psychedelic ElectroPop tune entail?
Masa Kawamura, Qanta Shimizu & Aramique co-direct this neon soaked clip. It;s stop motion action made entirely with 3D printed figurines.
Cut Copy’s Free Your Mind album is out now via Modular Recordings.
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One of the nice things about two talents like MiGHty mOUse and Matt Van Schie working together is that you get a wealth of influences and interests brought to the table. The backgrounds of the Du Tonc members set themselves up for a nice ecclectic mix of tunes that can effortlessly span Nu-Disco and Indie-Electro encompassing the best of both.
As displayed here with their latest offering, a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s I’m On Fire. Wielding an easy groove, the twosome deliver a slo-mo Disco churner that was, fittingly, given birth when the song cam on the radio is they drove through Arizona. With chirpy synths and a warm bassline complimenting Matt’s gentle vocal, the track ends up sounding rather cinematic and conjuring up images of the road trip that inspired it.
♫ Du Tonc – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
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Alison Valentine – Valentine’s Day Mix = So, Ally V threw a party on Valentine’s Day, and here’s that party’s mixtape. V-Day might be gone now, but this selection of classic love cuts’ll get you back in the mood.
♫ Alison Valentine – Valentine’s Day Mix
01. Mickey Mouse Holiday Special, Valentine’s Day 1989
02. Sleepy Brown (Feat. Outkast) – I Can’t Wait
03. Mariah Carey – Fantasy (reMix)
04. Big Punisher – Still Not A Player
05. Lil’ Kim – Crush On You
06. Ariana Grande – Baby I
07. Jeremih – 733 Love (Cashmere Cat Edit)
08. Ciara – Body Party (Summer Occasion reMix)
09. Wale (Feat. Miguel) – Lotus Flower Bomb
10. Kendrick Lamar (Feat. Drake) – Poetic Justice
11. Breakbot (Feat. Irfane) – Make You Mine
12. Alison Valentine – Curious (Chrome Sparks Disco reMix)
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