So, the amazing Queen Of Hearts just released her début album. Yesterday. Just like that. It’s called Cocoon and in order to give it at least a little bit of the fanfare it deserves here’s a brand new video for the album track Like A Drug. Euphoria alert!
Robert Francis Muller directs the clip, whos kaleidoscopic kinetic energy matches the track’s hands-in-the-air bliss pretty well.
Queen Of Hearts’ Cocoon is out now.
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Here’s a tasty new track from our Northern Irish homie Figure Of 8. We never know what we’re going to get with a Figure Of 8 reMix, he’s got this knack of keeping a classic Dance music core while getting pretty experimental with his tunes, and this new one of no different. It’s a reMix of Australian signer Christobel’s White Right, and it’s pretty damn absorbing.
Taking Christolbel’s already haunting vocal, Figure Of 8 crafts a moody and enigmatic tune. Powered by a solid House beat and some deft Acid riffing, the vibe of the track allows Figure Of 8 to play around with some quite evocative sounds. From the brooding electric piano to the Industrial purcussion, it really feels like a musical narrative; there’s so much going on and with so much feeling. Atmospheric vocal House at it’s finest.
♫ Christobel – White Ring (Figure Of 8 reMix)
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We’ve never hidden our love for the music of Mr. Russ Chimes; from Dreamwave, through to Nu-Disco, through to Big ElectroPop reMixes, through to floorfilling House, he always nails it. Such consistency must be hard to keep up, but one thing we like about Russ’ released is that he doesn’t just chuck out every old thing he produces on SoundCloud once a week, as seems to be the trend these days. He takes his time, gets it right, and because he hasn’t flooded his fans it makes each release feel a bit more like a special event.
So what’s he got in store for us now? This new tune is called We Need Nothing To Collide and sees the producer verging into new territories. Drawing a neat line between spacy 90s Dance and the current wave of UK Deep House, We Need Nothing To Collide brings a little cinematic ambiance that is vaguely reminiscent of The Orb to a relentless and compelling House groove and delivers an interesting and absorbing new Twist on a subby House sound. The track is taken from Chimes’ forthcoming new EP, titled Sula. We can’t wait.
♫ Russ Chimes – We Need Nothing To Collide (Soundcloud Edit)
Russ Chimes Sula EP is released 14th July via Uno Mas.
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Jerry Bouthier – Heart & Soul #4 = Here’s the latest in Jerry Bouthier’s Hear & Soul series of mixtapes. What you’ll find inside is some of the choisest ElectroPop and Nu-Disco cuts around, Mr. Bouthier sure does know how to pick ‘em.
♫ Jerry Bouthier – Heart & Soul #
01. Don Carlos – Chicago (Enzo Elia reMix)
02. Pacifique 16 MMM
03. Raik (Feat. Henri) – Hold Me (Henri reMix)
04. The Cautious Arc – I Always Got You Brother
05. Vera – Beatfanatic remix
06. The Cautious Arc – Sunsick
07. Boot & Task – Confuzed House
08. Little 15 – Peckham
09. Falcon Punch & Roller Radio – And You
10. Little Comets – Joanna (Amtrac reMix)
11. Gwenno – Golau Arall (Islet reMix)
12. Wild Culture – Fade (Lexer reMix)
13. Colour Vision – Nite Swim (Club Edit)
14. Mirror People (Feat. Iwona Skwarek) – Come Over (Instrumental)
15. Amane – Tangerine
16. Original Swimming Party – Requiem
17. Scanner – Masterdisk Europe
18. Nikita Soul – Future (Ullapul reMix)
19. Klangschwester – Please Don’t
20. Kodak To Graph – Lo Lindora
21. Irrelevant – Epitaph
22. French Horn Rebellion – Prelude No.7 In Eb Major BWV
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UK Deep House duo Bondax jump feet first into the waters of 90s House with their forthcoming new single, All I See. Unveiled late last week, All I See is due for a September release which makes it perfectly primed to take advantage of it’s commercial sound and underground groove to be a festival anthem and chart success.
We’re not sure who lends their vocal talent to All I See, but whoever it is knocks it out the park. You’ve got a big diva vocal with some absolutely enchanting vocal rhythms and flourishes here. Having that flow over a slick Chicago House track, weighted heavy with subby basses and an infectious organ hook , makes for a totally classic house track and instant feel-good vibes. Expect to be hearing a lot of All I See over the summer.
♫ Bondax – All I See
Bondax’s All I See is released 7th September.
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This week’s capsule of Synthesizer Zen, to carry you into the weekend, comes from a demo of the Roland System 100, Synthesizer 101 section.
Video courtesy of YouTube user analogshinse channel.
London based French duo The Penelopes recent single Time To Shine, a record that we called “Massive” with all it’s moody bombast and stadium ElectroPop leaning, is about to get a bit Massive-er. Fresh from releasing one of the greatest albums of all time, Boogie juggernaut Ronika has contributed to the Time to Shine reMix package with this timeless House mix.
Chicago meets Acid meets Rave in this highly kinetic four and a half minutes. Ronika really keeps the energy going with undulating purcussion and a plethora of classic sounds. At it’s hart a Piano House tune, Ronika brings a load of early 90s elements to the, from the Rave keys to the use of the vocals as samples. This should really be played extremely loud in a field full of revellers, but through your headphones on a sunny day it’ll put just as big a grin on your face.
♫ The Penelopes – Time To Shine (Ronika reMix)
The Penelopes’ Time To Shine is out now.
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Here’s the video for Clocktower from New York DreamPop outfit Noosa. It comes from their wonderful new album Wonderland. Prepare some some seriously sweet and hazy beat driven ElectroPop.
The video was directed by Jessie Hill and fits the music perfectly. A soft focus, magical journey.
Noosa’s Wonderland is out now.
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Out this week on Anjunadeep is the new EP from Croquet Club. After wowing with his début release, Awake/Cardigan (that went on to become an Anjunadeep classic), French producer Jeremy Villecourt is delivering three tracks in the form of the Jacuzzi EP. Of the three tunes involved, it’s hard for us to pick between Breathe and Rush, two storming tunes, so have a listen to both.
Breathe serves up a platter of deep and airy sounds mixed with a laid back ElectroPop feel. Layering ominous tone over haunting vocals Croquet Club keep things enigmatic without ever crossing over into actually being moody or dark. This is achieved by washing this tapestry of rumbling basses and dreamlike keys over a seriously compelling poolside House groove and some cheeky Tropical guitar. Taking cues from the likes of French legends Air, Croquet Club brings that spacious hazy sound to the dancefloor. Rush contrasts Breathe by swinging with full force toward the ElectroPop and Pop-House end of the electronic music spectrum with huge,sweeping, big room sounds, lush stings and a radio friendly Piano led sound. Perfect summertime listening, Rush is feel-good House at it’s finest. there’ll be something for everyone on this EP.
♫ Croquet Club – Breath
♫ Croquet Club – Rush
Croquet Club’s Jacuzzi EP is out this week,
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MiGHty mOUse – Edit Tape 1 = Here’s the new mixtape from MiGHty mOUse, and this one is a collection of storming edits of some wicked tunes the Mouse has done himself. The even better news is that he’ll be making them available for download soon!
♫ MiGHty mOUse – Edit Tape 1
1. Yello – The Race (MiGHty mOUse Edit)
2. Smokey Robinson – Mickeys Monkey (MiGHty mOUse Edit)
3. Sister Sledge – You Fooled Around (MiGHty mOUse Edit)
4. Debbie Jacobs – High On Your Love (MiGHty mOUse Edit)
5. Odyssey – Use It Up, Wear It Out (MiGHty mOUse Edit)
6. Trio – Da Da Da (MiGHty mOUse Edit)
7. A-Ha – Cry Wolf (MiGHty mOUse Edit)
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