Remember when the weekend started with Fear Of Tigers’ The Guestlist podcast? Well we’re pleases to be able to say once more that your weekend starts right here with a huge new tune from Mr. Tigers. From out of the blue; Fear Of Tigers released, this week, a storming new EP, titled Zoipa, allaying any fears that we’d lost him for good. Grab your first taste with the massive Weekend In Harlem, which Mr. Tigers has kindly made available to download. So download, hit repeat, and kick of your long (in the UK at least; bank holiday Monday!) weekend.
Weekend In Harlem will serve up everything you’ve missed about Fear Of Tigers, and if you say this doesn’t put a smile of your face, you’re lying. This is big room Disco the way it should be. Choppy and tough sitting alongside groovy and soulful. A powerhouse of a track, layered thick with lush synths and snippy samples, big beats and big breakdowns. Our hands are already in the air! Your. Weekend. Has, Just. Begun.
♫ Fear Of Tigers – Weekend In Harlem
Fear Of Tigers’ Zoipa EP is out now.
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Bristolian Xenomania drummer come Pop superstar Florrie has just released her latest single, Little White Lies, and amongst the plethora of reMix talent she has enlisted to rework the track is Disco showstopper Moon Boots who takes the track and gives it a tasty House makeover. We’ve had hints of this track singe late last year, mostly in the form of mix rips (Moon Boots himself played it during his Boiler Room set) but now the tune is out in the open.
Moon Boots used the lush, ethereal tone of Florrie’s voice to cast a nice haze over a punchy House track Pulsating synth bass and starlight chimes play out cheekily over the track and Mr. Boots rolls Little White Lies over a relentless Chicago beat. Easy-going, yet an immense dancefloor tune, Moon boots delivers the goods with this one. Come the chorus and Florrie kicks into full sassy Pop mode as she croons over Moon Boots deep soundtrack. Irresistible.
♫ Florrie – Little White Lies (Moon Boots reMix)
Florrie’s Little White Lies is out now.
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You Said is taken from the début mini-album from New York based Indie-ElectroPopster EVVY. After a couple of well received singles; she has, this week, unleashed a seven track self-titled opus. The singles are featured on the dreamily optimistic record, alongside this track which EVVY has nicely made available for you to download as a taster before you but the full-lengther. Which you will.
One of the more soulful moments on Evvy, You Said is a beautiful swirl of hazy synths and dusky voice. Not quite a ballad, it’s too upbeat for that, but a softly presented, mid-tempo, track that is the music equivalent of a ray of sunlight. With a steady and involving beat and chiming keys, EVVY creates a smokey mood in which to serve up some seriously heartfelt vocals. Music to get lost in.
♫ EVVY – You Said
EVVY’s Evvy is out now
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Canadian House producer Pat Lok whips up a sever warehouse vibe on his latest reMix. Taking on Trigger, the current single from New York songstress and multi-instrumentalist Sirma. The Turkish singer’s original is a beautiful and intricate wall of sounds, a wall which Lok knocks down and re-builds with an infectious groove.
Slightly more low key than some of his previous mixes, Lok concentrates on dancefloor essentials with this one. Serving up a pure hypnotic track comprising of deep bass, a nice line in organ riffs and a killer piano hook. this is the kind of track that you can stick on, close your eyes, and just see the strobe lights. Or maybe we’ve just got something wrong with our brain? Either way, Lok’s reMix of Trigger is a House-head’s dream.
♫ Sirma – Trigger (Pat Lok reMix)
Sirma’s Trigger is out now.
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Yay! There’s a new Avec Sans single in the offing! London’s finest ElectroPop duo are back with All Of Time a rousing, emotional SynthPop track with a surprising and powerful Indie sensibility. Piercing synths and Alice’s passionate vocal delivery wash over some tight dance beats on this one. Check out the shiny new video below.
Directed by Craig Murray, the clip is all stylish wind, lights, and Avec Sans close ups. Plus creepy subliminal beasties. Lovely stuff!
You can download Avec Sans’ All Of Time right now, the full reMix package is released 15th September with work from Mausi, backstroke. and Brightly Coloured
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London based Swede Blende has deftly delivered a brand new reMix. New Blende tracks are always something to get excited about, let’s not forget the man came first in our top tracks of 2013 with his storming Rikki, and each new tune draws us further into his world. His latest is a mix of the new single from House duo Kraak & Smaak; Just Wanna’ Be Loved, itself taken from their 2013 album Chrome Waves.
Creating a laid back Sci-Fi Disco mood, Blende peppers his track with the kind of retro-future synths that we’ve come to love from him. Easing New York Disco-House legend Joi Cardwell’s mellow diva vocals over the waves of funkified tones Blende keeps the beats tight, but layers cheeky purcussion. As the spikey leads rise toward the tracks finale you’re drawn deeper and deeper into the robo-Disco groove and by the time the five and a half minutes reach their end, you’ll be reaching for repeat.
♫ Kraak & Smaak (Feat. Joi Cardwell) – Just Wanna’ Be Loved (Blende reMix)
Kraak & Smaak’s Just Wanna’ Be Loved is released 15th September.
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Les Sins is the occasional dance music alter-ego of Chillwaver Toro Y Moi. After a sporadic string of singles, Chaz Bundick has just announced his forthcoming début album under the moniker. Michael is out later this year, a collection of tunes recorded over the past two years, and you can check out the first track from it, Bother, below.
Bother mixes up a lazy R&B vibe with some deep deep pounding House. Kinda’ like ADSR-era Simian Mobile Disco doing Deep House, it’s all stuttering samples and hypnotic electronic grooves. Abstract and mesmerising, rather than big and melodic, Bother is definitely a tune for when they are deep in the dance, slap this on and watch the dancefloor loose itself. As precursors to albums go, this is a seriously interesting taste of what’s to come.
♫ Les Sins – Bother
Les Sins’ Michael is released 4th November.
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Here’s the video for Alex Metric’s new single Heart Weighs A Ton. A glorious, pounding ElectroPop track that features our good buddy Stefan Storm from The Sound Of Arrows. This one’s got the stomping beats of Metric with the big choruses of The Sound Of Arrows; a killer combination.
Jack Wagner and Zach Shields the clip plays to the song’s themes, documenting the life of LA widower Glenn Bruno following his dreams of becoming a professional dancer in honour of his late wife Robin.
Alex Metric’s Heart Weighs A Ton is out now.
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Those nice people at Cascine have been busy recently. They’ve launched a new imprint dubbed CSCN for the express purpose of releasing singles from acts they find interesting without all that mucking about with Cascine release schedules. The label kicks things off with this captivating cacophony from Canadian experimental Pop outfit Vogue Dots.
‘Thundering’ is the first word that pops into your head in hearing Way Out, but thundering in a really sweet way. It kinda’ reminds us of an electronic version of the noise end of early 90s Shoegaze; it’s got that wall-of-sound vibe. Stuttering beats and burbling bass seem to hold the track together by it’s fingernails, always in danger of shaking itself apart; but Babette Hayward’s ethereal vocal and waves of melody hold the song together. The more you listen to it, the more you get out of it, the more it comes across actually quite funky.
♫ Vogue Dots – Way Out
Vogue Dots’ Way Out is out now.
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Down The Line is the B-side to Belgian ElectroPop duo Shindu’s awesome current single, Trust Me. A sparse and brooding retro SynthPop track that has now got it’s own video.
Directed and edited by Mats Van Eccelpoel, the clip is a beautifully shot, monochrome journey into one mans dark times.
Shindu’s Trust Me is out now.
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