North London outfit Cardboard Foxes’ soon-to-be-released, Minerva featuring, single Forever has been doing it ‘round these parts since the sun has come out. Ahead of the tracks’ release the Foxes have dropped a brand new video. Peep this.
For such a buoyant track, the video (shot by Crooked House Films) is quite moody. But a stylish moody. There’s a lot of choreography that seems to play again troubled relationships. Or something, we’re not great at interpreting videos. Looks nice though.
Cardboard Foxes’ Forever is released 29th June.
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Amazing Glaswegian ElectroPopsters Prides’ track Messiah, a tune taken from their really quite good The Seeds You Sow EP of last year has been given a chugging workout be none other than synthesizer legend Giorgio Moroder. Moroder’s modern music can be irritatingly hit or miss, so any new offering is approved with hesitation. In all honestly this one didn’t grab us immediately, sounding a little too close to Giorgio’s attempts to court the American Dance music mainstream (yeah, those ’orrible three letters), but has actually massively grown on us, in all it’s in-your-face glory.
The more we listen to it, the more it starts to sound like some amazing Electro-House track from 2007, back when everything was all Indie vocals over chainsaw synths and relentless beats. The main hook itself is a powerhouse riff that shakes you until you are paying attention while the rest of the track is an odd mixture of pounding big room rhythms, richly layered synths and Prides’ heartfelt vocals. We’re not sure about the lowest-common-denominator builds, but on the whole the track just seems to work. Weird…
♫ Prides – Messiah (Giorgio Moroder reMix)
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This week’s capsule of Synthesizer Zen, to carry you into the weekend, comes a look at the Yamaha CS-10.
Video courtesy of YouTube user TheRainDesign.
Whoop! The man Russ Chimes has dropped this cheeky little number as a free download to take you into your weekend. A weekend that looks set to be scorching (at least in the UK), so get your hot-city-nights dancing shoes on and head out into the world with this in your ears. It’s a track that Russ has been playing out for the past few months and now he’s giving it up for you all as a free download. Check out Stay With Me.
Russ himself calls the track “dark, moody, late night business”; and he’s not wrong. Undulating and hypnotic, Stay With Me wraps it’s deep House groove in an air of mystery; indulging in some freeform LFO noodling and enigmatic, smokey sound effects, Chimes whips up some dancefloor black magic to enthral early hours revellers. A luxurious track that is as soulful as it is cryptic, courtesy of some well places vocal snatches, Stay With Me captures the summer club groove perfectly.
♫ Russ Chimes – Stay With Me
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The first single from the chairwoman of the board, Little Boots’, soon to be released third album, Working Girl, can now be presented in it’s fresh video glory. Better In The Morning is the epitome of catchy, quirky, ElectroPop and the video suits it well.
The clip, directed by Nova Dando, is a GIF ready hangover remedy; where Victoria continues her favouritism for still, snapshot, camera work and 80s yuppie styling.
Little Boots’ Working Girl is released 10th July.
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Grab yourself a funky fresh slice of French House with the latest tune from Parisian producer Oxford. It’s been more than a while since we heard a brand new tune from this severely talented groover so we’re hoping this is the start of a resurgence of new material. Oxford is giving this one away for free; so download it and stick this smooth jam in your headphones ASAP. Aria will brighten up any day, so get on it.
Oh that French bass! Irresistible. Aria sees Oxford serving up the perfect blend of Parisian Disco and Tropical vibes; taking it’s time to ease you into the tune, this one soon treats you that infectious bass and woozy, stabbing synths. Rolling vocal modulated samples and incandescent melodies in and out of the track, Oxford keeps things interesting and the track evolving. With a slightly raw feel, Aria feels visceral and immediate and, for want of a better word, real. Intoxicating Disco sounds from the Frenchman.
♫ Oxford – Aria
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Aussie duo Holy Models are gearing up for the release of their second single. Following their début on Eskimo Recordings the Lo-Fi Disco outfit have teamed up with High Above Ground to unleash Lessons. The singles comes equipped with a whole host of storming reMixes, the Falcon Punch reMix is already doing the rounds but we have honed in of this storming track from the man MiGHty mOUse. Check it out below.
If you’re in the mood for squelchy synth bass then you’ve come to the right place. The mOUse serves up a ever climbing Cosmic Disco best with vaguely Acidic overtones. In contract to some of his more House-y recent output, this one sees MiGHty mOUse doing what he does best; galactic, quirky, intoxicating Disco. Synth heavy and unshakably funky. Revolving around a razor sharp riff that ebbs and flows as the track progresses, this reMix of Lessons takes the dancefloor along for a ride as it dips and builds. Deceptively complex in it’s layering of sounds, it’s a track you can truly sink into.
♫ Holy Models – Lessons (MiGHty mOUse reMix)
Holy Models’ Lessons is released 15th June
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The lead track from L.A. Dreamwave outfit Leitbur’s The Moment That I Knew You EP, the wonderful Strange In L.A., has gone and got itself a brand new video. Peep this!
The clip, directed by Jaron Widman, is pieced together from creative commons clips, with an added layer of the surreal served up by some slick animation. It really is strange in L.A.
Leitbur’s The Moment That I Knew You EP is out now.
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Antony & Cleopatra (Anita Blay, as in CockNBullKid, and Alexander Burnett (of Sparkadia) have just released their new single, Take Me, a genre spanning dance track that absorbs the history of the dancefloor and delivers one timeless track. One of our favourite Canadian groovers, Pat Lok, takes things to the next level with this storming reMix of the track.Lend him your ears.
Mr. Lok’s take on Take Me pays respect tot he original while turning into a jacking track that has one foot on both sides of the Atlantic. Working up a Chicago House groove, Lok dabbles with bassier UK elements; injecting the tune with all manner of subby goodness. Despite the rumbling tones, Pat keeps things light with playful melodies and full usage of Anita’s soulful vocals. An energetic slice of sunshine House that shows off why Pat Lok is on top of his game.
♫ Antony & Cleopatra – Take Me (Pat Lok reMix)
Antony & Cleopatra’s Take Me is out now.
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Earlier this month we featured Nu-Disco groover Louis La Roché’s reMix of Go! from one of our favourite live acts of the past year, Public Service Broadcasting. Now it’s the turn of one of our favourite producers of all the years, Russ Chimes, to have a crack at the tune. It’s taken from the Go! single, released last week, which also sees Errors contributing a version alongside Russ and Louis. Chimes whips up a hypnotic and euphoric House cavalcade with this one. Give it a listen.
Clocking in at just under nine minutes, this truly is an intergalactic oddessy. Chimes lays out his track like the thematic space mission; gradually building from it’s launch point, layering synths and chugging bass over a solid beat until the track breaks into full-on Balearic euphoria. A timeless and classic-sounding slice of sunrise dance music, Russ takes all the majesty of the originals subject matter and works that into a, soundtrack-esque at times, uplifting journey. You can get so lost in this track.
♫ Public Service Broadcasting – Go! (Russ Chimes reMix)
Public Service Broadcasting’s Go! is out now.
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