[Audio] Starcadian’s ‘Saturdaze’ EP

 

Starcadian

So, after whetting your appetite with one hell of a mashup late last week New York electro wizard Starcadian dropped his new EP just in time for the weekend. We honestly weren’t expecting another body of work this size for a while; (for us at least) his album Sunset Blood is still fresh in our ears and despite being a year old, still gets constant play (also, writing “despite being a year old” just made us sad. Oh internet, what have you done to the shelf life of music?). The Saturdaze EP ages as somewhat of a companion piece to Sunset Blood; but whereas the album soundtracked the best in straight to video Sci-Fi thrillers, Saturdaze takes Saturday morning TV and runs with it.

And it does hit the ground running, the EP’s opener, Ultralove, is one of Starcadian’s best to date. The intro along is immense strings, synths, sax and crazy toms work the music up into a frenzy before dropping and kicking back in with a synth heavy future Disco belter. Ultralove is a journey through everything Starcadian does best, hard hitting raw Disco, Quite vocoder moments and squealing solos. This one’s got it all. It;s a tough act to follow, but the rest of the EP tries it’s hardest. Dance Or Die is the real TV theme hero here, mixing a rockin’ riff with Chiptune hooks this is your optimistic, action-packed, Cartoon intro here. Money seems to be a spiritual successor to Pompey Pirate a little, a growling, enigmatic Electro track that reminds us that Starcadian can do Dark just as well as Uplifting. Alien Victory jostles for position as the EP’s stand out track, an epic duet between ominous, creeping, synthetic tones and skyrocketing euphoric leads. There’s a whole movie that plays out in your head just to this one track; from the dark times to the hopeful future, Alien Victory will carry you there. All that excitement is followed by Entoptica, the EP’s instrumental power ballad, a soaring solo set against a steady melancholy electric groove before the release plays out on a new, up-tempo, dancefloor friendly version of previous single, and space ballad, He^rt.Kicking the track up a few BMP and dropping a kickin’ beat under the track doesn’t hurt it one bit, and reinvents it as a floorfilling anthem. As you can imagine Saturdaze comes highly recommended; we really can’t stress that enough, you need to get involved.

♫ Starcadian – Ultralove

♫ Starcadian – Alien Victory

Starcadian’s Saturdaze EP is out now. You can pick it up here.

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[Download] Futurewife With Sister Girlfriend’s ‘Summer’s End’

 

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Seattle’s resident groove master Futurewife and ElectroPop three piece Sister Girlfriend seem like the most nightmarish match made in heaven, yet the results are a pure dream. These guys have teamed fellow local resident Tiffany Wan to deliver this tricked out Funk jam, Summer’s End. So sit back, put your feet up and your headphones on, and sink into some of the smoothest sounds around.

Futurewife serves up some infectious rolling bass hooks and Old School Hip Hop beats for his slick vintage Disco to flow over. Thick synth stabs and retro sweeps form a neat package that allows Futurewife and Tiffany Wan to roll out a sweet duet over the top. It’s an interesting combination of influences, but this time too many cooks certainly don’t spoil anything. This melting pot definitely works.

Futurewife With Sister Girlfriend (Feat. Tiffany Wan) – Summer’s End

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[Video] Reflex’s ‘Sunset’

 

REFLEX   Sunset   Official Video     YouTube

French ElectroPop duo Reflex’s last single; the amazing Sunset, is now all shiny and new in video form. Relive it’s excellence all over again!

The clip is a dazzling Tropical Disco themed affair with extra helpings of geometry. Awesome stuff!

Reflex’s Sunset is out now.

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[Video] Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm’s ‘Games For Girls’

 

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The video for Australian/Swedish majestic ElectroPop sisters Say Lou Lou and Norwegian Cosmic Disco master Lindstrøm’s Games For Girls is finally here.

Directed by Dimitri Basil, the clip features the girls just doing some stuff. Pretty much just that.

Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm’s Games For Girls is released 12th October.

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[Audio] Chris Malinchak & MNEK’s ‘Happiness’

 

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New York Disco don turned Deep House master Chris Malinchak has really brought his A-game with his new single, Happiness. In fact that’s not all he’s brought; also along for the ride is one of the UK’s best voices (and songwriters to boot) MNEK.on vocal duties. No word of a release date yet on this one, but you can bet it’ll be soon. This is too cool to keep a lid on for too long.

Laid back and blissed out, Happiness is smooth as hell, probably the smoothest House tune we’ve heard in a while.. Both deep and dreamy, Malinchak brings sleigh-bell chimes and warming sub basslines to ride over a steady robotic beat. The human side of the track is delivered by MNEK, with a heartfelt and passionate performance that gives the song it’s heart. A blisteringly good combination.

♫ Chris Malinchak (Feat. MNEK) – Happiness

Chris Malinchak’s Happiness is out soon.

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[Video] Pistol Shrimp’s ‘Taking Names’

 

Pistol Shrimp   Taking Names  Official Music Video    YouTube

We’re not quite sure why we haven’t written about NY duo Pistol Shrimp before as they’re pretty amazing and their début EP, Heart, has had quite a bit of play around these parts. We’re not omnipotent though and occasionally things do slip through then new. Suffice to say you should all check them out; starting with their new video for the deeply groovy EP track Taking Names.

The clip was directed & Animated by Stefan Hollenbach. It’s got a bit of a lyric video vibe to it, and you know how much lyric videos are the scourge of the music world, but when it;s not being a lyric video it becomes a wonderfully realised quirky animated voyage that’s hard not to love.

Pistol Shrimp’s Heart EP is out now and available to download for free here.

Check out more from Pistol Shrimp on SoundCloud.

[Mixtape] Goldroom’s ‘Otoño Mix 2014′

 

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Goldroom – Otoño Mix 2014 = Here’s the latest mixtape from the man like Goldroom to kick off your weekend. Check out that tracklist! It’s a whole our of blissful House and Disco sounds. This is too good.

Goldroom – Otoño Mix 2014

The tracklist:
01. D/A/D – Terminal
02. Goldroom (Feat Mammals) – ‘Till Sunrise
03. Dawn Golden – All I Want (Manila Killa reMix)
04. Yasmine Hamdan – Deny (Holmes Price reMix)
05. Estate & Liquid Pegasus – Tendency (Satin Jackets reMix)
06. Glen Check – Paint It Gold (Anoraak reMix)
07. Bondax – All I See (Darius reMix)
08. Panama Wedding – All Of The People (Option 4 reMix)
09. LeSonic – All The Lights (NTEIBINT reMix)
10. Jardin Studio Orchestra – Runnin’ Out Of Night (Ray Mang Mix)
11. Architecture In Helsinki – I Might Survive (Goldroom reMix)
12. Le Loups – Colourblind
13. Ninetones – Finder
14. Alex Metric – Heart Weighs A Ton (Cassian reMix)
15. Casino Gold – Sunbeams
16. Zak Waters – Out Of My Head (Tobtok reMix)
17. Rüfüs – Sarah (Touch Sensitive reMix)

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[Audio] Korallreven’s ‘Death Is Not For Us’

 

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DreamPoppers Korallreven have signed to Cascine! When did that happen? Look, we’re like one of the top 150 websites in the entire world or some shit; I’m pretty sure that means we’re supposed to get a say in stuff like this. OK, so we would have said “yeah, great!”, but Cascine obviously missed the memo where stuff like this is supposed to be run past us. Seriously, just how is the music industry supposed to survive if people don;t stop whatever they are doing and pay attention to us?!?!

Anyhoo, Korallreven have signed to Cascine; and in much the same way that you might let a friend know that you’re not keen on Anchovies (who are you?!) when they offer you some of their pizza, the Swedish duo aren’t too keen on death (“hey, Korallreven; do you fancy some death?” “Nah, that’s OK thanks, death is not for us”). The new single precedes a sophomore album due out in November and is a gloriously upbeat slice of jaunty, tropical Pop that just seems to worm it’s way into your heart and refuse to budge. There’s a monster bassline and some airy brisk keys too in there too, loads of synth and harmony goodness in that contradictory icy yet warm way that only Scandinavians can pull off.

♫ Korallreven – Death Is Not For Us

Korallreven second album, Second Coming, is released 4th November.

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[Audio] Moderns’ ‘Atlantic Sudden’

 

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Here’s the next instalment in the story of Let Em Riot side project Moderns. Releasing a steady stream of tunes, these guys have already impressed with the likes of Sub Urban and Lies and as they gear up to (hopefully) releasing something properly they have unleashed Atlantic Sudden as the latest edition to their fast growing catalogue. Prepare for some lush, emotive, SynthPop.

Moderns songs tend to be slightly colder than Let Em Riot tracks. Well, maybe not colder, but slightly less personal feeling Atlantic Sudden being an example of this. It’s waves of icy synths and densely layered vocals displaying a rich emotional tone, but a less introspective one. This is a glossy SynthPop sound in comparison to Let Em Riot’s more raw ElectroPop. Which one is better? We’ll let you decide that; we love ‘em both.

♫ Moderns – Atlantic Sudden

Check out more from Moderns on SoundCloud.

[Video] Marnie’s ‘Wolves’

 

Marnie   Wolves  Official Video    YouTube

At the start of the week we dropped the majestic ElectroPop new single from Ladytron’s Helen Marnie, Wolves. Today we drop the video. Go there to read the words, stay here to watch the pictures. Simple.

The clip was directed by Helen herself and Michael Sherrington and is a glossy, hazy, performance piece. I hope you like lens-flare.

Marnie’s Wolves is out now.

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