[Audio] Let Em Riot’s ‘We Were Young’

 

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LA Dreamwave hero Let Em Riot is back with another new cut from his forthcoming new EP, Lines. He’s already teased with The Manual at the start of the month which already had us excited for Lines’ March release, this new tune just whets our appetite even more. Check out We Were Young.

We Were Young takes us back to everything we love about Let Em Riot; beautiful, emotional songwriting and authentic sounding, non-pastiche, retro electronics. It’s a stripped back tune, serving up the core elements of Let Em Riot’s sound and utilizing them to their fullest. Sparse synths and a choice beat deliver an introspective soundtrack for Alan’s heartfelt performance. Great stuff!

♫ Let Em Riot – We Were Young

Let Em Riot’s Lines EP is released 10th March.

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[Audio] Cuushe’s ‘Tie’

 

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Tokyo’s Cuushe has joined the ever expanding roster of one of the labels we respect the most, Cascine. Not that our respect counts for much, but if we were to hold up an example of an independent label doing it right it would be Cascine. For her latest EP, Cuushe is combining the mighty forces of Cascine and Japanese label flau to release Night Lines, a four track “noir storybook” out in April on digital and limited edition 10” vinyl. Check out the records first track, Tie.

Cuushe serves up a sumptuous and beautiful swirling synthetic soundscape. It’s an unusual mix of modern, shoegaze, electronics, and oddly nostalgic arrangement. The drums spin and roll layered over with waves of smokey pads and pin-prick lead arpeggios. It’s an otherworldly soundtrack to Cuushe’s 80s-tinged ethereal vocals. intoxicating stuff.

♫ Cuushe – Tie

Cuushe’s  Night Lines EP is released 7th April.

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[Download] Polygrim’s ‘Memories That Hurt’

 

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Ukrainian artist Volodymyr Dzitsiuk A.K.A. Polygrim has just hopped on-board with the Synth Records posse for the release of his latest offering. The Pivot EP is seven tracks of intricate electronic beatscapes (yup, just invented the word ‘beatscapes’, deal with it), the lead track on the EP being Memories That Hurt. Check it out.

Memories That Hurt perfectly shows off Polygrim’s skills. It neatly delivers on two levels. One is a hazy and dreamlike synthesizer odyssey, layered with rich pads and warbling leads, the other compelling future R&B beats and rolling basslines. The result is very a Röyksopp-esque symphony sound. Memories That Hurt is quite the narrative composition, laying out a story as it’s densely packed arrangement unfurls. Definitely one to check out if your a lover of chilled synthesizer music.

Polygrim – Memories That Hurt

Polygrim’s Pivot EP is out now.

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[Video] Madeon’s ‘Pay No Mind’

 

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French wunderkind Madeon is like a proper Pop star now, with a proper video and everything., Here’s the clip for his new single with Passion Pit, Pay No Mind.

Well, someone’s investing in Madeon. This video is a glossy and expensive special effects laden blockbuster.

Pay No Mind is take from Madeon’s début album, Adventure, our soon.

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[Audio] Modern’s ‘Terrestrial’

 

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Earlier this month we unveiled he new tune from LA Dreamwave master Let Em Riot; buy while that’s been going on, the other project, Moderns is still ticking over. They’ve just released a brand new single titled Terrestrial. This one sees relative newcomer Rosie taking up full vocal duties and a shift from the retro nostalgia of past releases to something that boarders on SynthRock. Check it out below.

Rosie’s voice sound super powerful on this one (and not unlike Annette Strean from Venus Hum in places) as she belts out a huge tune set to hammerfall kicks and buzzing arpeggios. The song is majestic and bombastic in a way that previous offerings weren’t; it’s a tightrope to walk as more introspective, personal productions give way to epics. Earlier Dreamwave based production seems to have given way to this new stadium sound, but as long as they don’t add in some rockin’ guitars we’re all good.

♫ Moderns – Terrestrial

Moderns’ self-titled début EP is out now.

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[Audio] Let Em Riot’s ‘The Manual’

 

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Although he’s been busy recently with his new band Moderns, Dreamwave genius Alan Oakes hasn’t forgot about the moniker that made us fall in love with his music. Let Em Riot is back with a brand new EP, which is pretty damn exciting news! Lines will be available in March, but here’s a taste of what’s to come in the form of the EP’s lead track, The Manual. Get involved!

The Manual clearly shows off why Let Em Riot stands head and shoulders above his contemporaries. Rich and involving retro SynthPop, loaded with buoyant synths and skippy beats, carries the song; spiky synth bass and sparking chines flowing in that organic way Let Em Riot coaxes from his machines while Alan puts in one of his top emotional vocal performances. A very welcome return indeed.

♫ Let Em Riot – The Manual

Let Em Riot’s Lines EP is released 10th March.

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[Audio] Miami Nights 1984’s ‘Accelerated’

 

Miami Nights 1984

Good news everyone. Dreamwave innovator, founder of Rosso Corsa Records and Outrun originator Miami Nights 1984 is back. The SynthWave O.G. is currently wrapping up work on a brand new album, to be released int the near future, and ahead of that had dropped Accelerated; a taste of what’s to come. Strap in, and let the true pioneers show you how it’s done.

What do you get if you cross MN84’s pitch-perfect high octane 80s soundtrack sounds with a full force Disco beat? Accelerated couldn’t be any more than we’d want from MN84’s comeback; crisp production effortlessly blends driving basslines, starlight chords and warm synths with  a juggernaut groove to deliver an energetic and emotional retro synth tune. And then there’s the solos…goosebumps y’all. Keep you ear to the ground for the album, it’s gonna’ be huge.

♫ Miami Nights 1984 – Accelerated

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[Video] Moderns’ ‘Kowalski’

 

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Here’s the new video from Let Em Riot side project Moderns. It’s for a track called Kowalski from their self-titled début EP; a sweeping and majestic slice of Dreamwave ElectroPop. There’s power in this one.

Check out the hypnotic video below, and grab their new EP right now on their Bandcamp page.

Moderns’ self-titled début EP is out now.

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[Audio] Lenno’s ‘No More’

 

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It’s been a while since we posted a new track from Finnish wunderkind Lenno; so right now we’re going to post a new track from Finnish wunderkind Lenno. Simple. this one is the B-side to his forthcoming new single Wake Up. In contrast to the high octane big room sounds of the A-side, No More, featuring vocals by Olivera, is a summery, laid back, Dreamwave tune the like of which we haven’t heard for a while. Poolside Disco vibes to follow.

Taking us back a couple of years to a time when the Binary crew ruled the beaches, Fear Of Tigers was serving up new sounds every week and Oliver hadn’t signed to Fool’s Gold and lost their way. No More is a blissful symphony of retro synth and sweet vocals. Gentle picked guitar flutters int eh background and Lenno delivers warm rushes of synths and subtly morphing keys that flow together with Olivera’s hazy voice. Just in-case you get too relaxed, the man brushes this over a distinctly solid dancefloor beat. Lovely stuff!

♫ Lenno – No More

Lenno’s Wake Up is released 1st January 2015.

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[Audio] Hippo Disco’s ‘Falling’ & ‘Answering Machine’

 

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Here’s something to treat your ear to this weekend. Say hello to Hippo Disco. This trio are the newest additions to the electronic rumors family and we realised, shamefully, that we hadn’t properly introduced you. Roodmin, Oochi & Vinski are three Scots living in Tokyo (and Bali) who have slowly but surely been making a name for themselves; most recently having delivered a storming official reMix of Etienne De Cercy’s We, Computers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for news of their début EP, and in the meantime check out two choice cuts.

Falling is pure Disco bliss. Effortlessly combining wicked Disco licks with dreamy Balearic keys, Falling has got both the groove and a euphoric sweep. There’s just no way you can resist being drawn into it;s six minute dancefloor dream. Hippo Disco have a knack of making ecclectic and left-field Disco that takes influences from anywhere and doesn’t play by the rules. If Answering Machine doesn’t prove that to you nothing will. Plus music nerd points, but minus cool points, if you know where the bassline comes from. Abrasive and funky as hell all at the same time. Hold tight for the EP!

♫ Hippo Disco – Falling

♫ Hippo Disco – Answering Machine

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