Secretly bubbling away in the background, London’s Avec Sans are our next big ElectroPop hope. We’ve been following them with great interest over the past year and really feel that it;s time for them to hit the big time. Perhaps their new single, Hold On, not our 24 hours and already gaining critical acclaim, will be the track to do it.
Rubbing a little ChipTune vibe into their mixture, Avec Sans in equal measures grime up and smooth out their sound. The bitcrushed sounds ass a little roughness to their Icy ElectroPop while the song itself, belted out in a passionate performance from Alice, is the cleanest Pop tune the duo have released to date. This combination of gritty electronics and shiny Pop is what’s going to make keeping an eye, or ear, on Avec Sans so exciting. Hold On delivers compelling beats, a swirl of biting synths and a chorus that’ll stick in your head all day. What more could you want?
♫ Avec Sans – Hold On
Avec Sans’ Hold On is our now featuring reMixes from Avec Sans and VS//YOUTHCLUB.
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Last month we introduced you to the Dub Mix of Alex Metric‘s team-up with Jacques Lu Cont’s Safe With You. It’s was surprisingly amazing, but all we could have asked for is a bit more in the vocal department from Niki & The Dove‘s Malin, and more of a Pop structure. Well, we didn’t have to wait long as this past weekend Pete Tong premièred the full vocal version of the track, grab yourself a listen.
Possibly one of the Pop songs of the year, Metric and Lu Cont don’t hold back the big builds and uplifting hook, weaving them effortlessly with hard hitting dancefloor beats and gruff basslines. Malin’s vocals soar over the track and really make the track what it is, the chorus is so insanely hands-in-the-air that not even shoving your hands deep in your pockets will prevent the inevitable. Expect to hear this a lot over the summer, and your life will be enriched for it. Bring Pop and Dance together perfectly.
♫ Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont (Feat. Malin) – Safe With You (Single Mix)
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Here’s the video for NYC duo French Horn Rebellion excellent, Jody Watley & Young Empires featuring, new single Dancing Out.
The clip was Directed by Norton, and is a suitably tongue-in-cheek vintage affair.
French Horn Rebellion’s Dancing Out is out now.
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Peter & The Magician – Exclusive Mix = Yuksek and ex-Aeroplane DJ The Magician are gearing up to drop their third collaboration in the form of the On My Brain EP, we’ve heard the release and can confirm it’s pretty special, but you can hear snippets of it in this exclusive mix they’ve done to celebrate the forthcoming release. And in a shocking turn of events, The Magician has, for once, graciously decided to respect the artists he uses in his mixtapes by providing a tracklist this time!
♫ Peter & The Magician – Exclusive Mix
01. Peter & The Magician – Peter Pan
02. Kris Menace (Feat. Black Hills) – Waiting For You (Fingerpaint reMix)
03. Shit Robot – Take Me Up (Marcus Marr reMix)
04. Jessie Ware – Imagine It Was Us
05. Azari & III – Indigo (Dub)
06. Peter & The Magician – On My Brain (Original Mix)
07. Zinc (Feat. Sasha Keable) – Only For Tonight (TEED reMix)
08. Kindness – House
09. Daft Punk (Feat. Panda Bear) – Doing it Right
10. Juveniles – Elisa
Peter & The Magician’s On My Brain EP is released 24th June on Yuksek’s Partyfine label.
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It’s the second reMix to Kavinsky’s forthcoming Odd Look single. We introduced you to A-Trak’s reMix last week and next on the bill it’s fellow Frenchman Surkin. Surkin lends his deep French Electro sound to the originals haunting SynthWave resulting in a pounding slice of robotic emotion.
The chord progression of the original tune is one that is evocative and cinematic, and that plays nicely into Surkin’s hands as he delivers a bassy Electro-House floorfiller with enough raw beats to keep the kids happy and enough humanity to lift their spirits. We can see this one going down a treat at certain gatherings over the summer months.The EP is out soon, along with Kavinsky’s Dead Cruiser mobile game.
♫ Kavinsky – Odd Look (Surkin reMix)
Kavinsky’s Odd Look single is released soon, the OutRun album is out now.
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GTFO, Minneapolis based synthetic Disco merchant Gigamesh’s contribution to Kitsuné Music new Kitsuné America 2 compilation is a spellbinding slice of Boogie that is now available for your viewing pleasure in video form.
With such an awesomely retro tune, the video could only be like it is, loaded with vintage video effects and bad dancing.
Kitsuné America 2 is out now.
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Italian dirty Disco duo Fire Flowerz have just brightened up your week with the simple generous act of dropping a brand new mini-album, for absolutely free! These guys have been on our radar for a while now dealing out a bunch of top notch reMixes and collaborations with the likes of NAPT and Birdee, and now with the release of Beats Per Minute we get to revel in a solid chunk of original work.
Beats Per Minute, their first substantial release, contains seven tracks of scandalously grimy Disco and red-raw Funk. The release eases you in with My Fire, a slick Nu-Disco tune with a poolside vibe made all the more apparent with some enchanting talkbox work. Followed by the walking heavy bassline and sample Disco of Kisses In Technicolor Don’t let these sultry tunes fool you though, this release gets more intense as it progresses. L’Amour brings a little hypnotic Italo flavour to the album with it;s big ebb-and-flow synths and evolving Disco bassline. After an Interlude, Sheets reins in the weighty Funk with a laid back, almost R&B sound for lazy summer days. Don’t get too comfortable though, Impeto In G Minor delivers the release’s energetic high point, a brilliantly executed, if a little too short, example of cut-up Disco and big beats. Beats Per Minute’s final track, I Can’t Stay is a bit of an anomaly, with it’s mid-90s Dance take on Disco, but one that weirdly works really well. Maybe Big Beat, Disco grooves, and wailing solos are the next big thing? All-in-all, Fire Flowerz have dropped a blinder of a début, and at this price you can’t say no.
♫ Fire Flowerz – Impeto In G Minor
♫ Fire Flowerz – L’ Amour
♫ Fire Flowerz – Kisses In Technicolor
Fire Flowerz’s Beats Per Minute is out now, download it for free here.
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Long time readers of electronic rumors will know that hands-down one of our favourite producers is the enigmatic Cinnamon Chasers. Spanning Dreamwave, Nu-Disco, SynthWave, Italo and House, Cinnamon Chasers has spent the last five years putting out some of the most consistently impressive records in electronic music. Here is a man who effortlessly juggles emotion and groove to deliver track that both compel you to dance and give you goosebumps. He’s gearing up to release his new EP, Time.Body.Tears, next week and we can give you an sneaky listen to some of it right here.
Time.Body.Tears serves up five tracks, each of them so washed in retro synth Boogie that it’s hard to pick favourites. The EP kicks off with Flight, an undulating tune that rolls along on thick 80s synth bass and a digital sax hook straight out of Jermaine Stewart’s We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off. It’s totally infectious and if anything is going to draw you into the rest of the EP it’s Flight. Body is up next and brings the release a dose off moody dancefloor vibes. A deep slice of piano led House, Body is washed in a hint of mid-90s Orbital-esque euphoria in it’s punchy bass, vocal instrumentation and dubby piano that makes for a pleasingly nostalgic experience. Just in case Body got you too Chilled, it’s swiftly followed by the high-octane Electro-Italo-Cosmic-Rock of Tears. Tears produces the EP’s energetic mid-point rocking an almost perfect combination of Italo bass, breakin’ beats, rousing chords and just the tiniest hint of Ultravox’s Midge Ure. Time brings us, stylistically, back from the 80s to the 90s once more with a slice of classic sounding dance, once again hypnotising us with a big piano hook on this slo-House Jam. Proving the EP’s nod to Tropical Disco, Time has one foot on the beach, the other in distant galaxies. The EP closes on Friends, a massive emotional finale, mixing up Cinnamon Chasers’ resonant chords with a layer of gritty, dirty Disco-House, all chainsaw synths and twisted vocoding. Leaving you with a truck load of Funk, Friends is pure heavyweight French style Nu-Disco with an 80s Electro-Soul heart. Cinnamon Chasers haven’t let us down yet, continuing to be one of the best in the game. Naturally, this is a highly recommended release.
♫ Cinnamon Chasers – Flight
Cinnamon Chasers’ Time.Body.Tears EP is released 18th June.
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We’ve been eagerly waiting for this one for quite a while now, it’s the new single from France’s finest ElectroPop duo Reflex. Out next week on Continental Records, the single, titled Together, is the prefect material for these two to make a return to releasing original tunes. it’s big, bombastic and fun and has a hook that’ll be stuck in your head all day.
Together, drops just in time for the warmer months, and that’s a good job too as there is a touch of the Balearic about it. This is all about big piano riffs and rumbling Disco bass, all wrapped up in a surprisingly euphoric package that’s ripe for some festival season anthem kudos. Loaded with groove laden House undertones that permeate every corner of the track, from the irritate beats to Lud’s chanting, call-to-arms vocals, Together is just what’s needed on this summers dancefloors. reMixes on the single come from Boys Get Hurt, Pat Lok and Ryan Riot. Pat brings one his wonderful deep, retro House tunes to the table. If the original is set for open air dancing, then the Pat Lok reMix is destined for warehouses. Abrasive House riffs and Chicago organ hooks relentlessly power the track on featuring all manner of modulated vocals. Ryan Riot gives the track a little 80s flavour with his SynthWave version of the track. Mixing in a hint of 90s Trance, Riot bring his typical fair for rolling synthesizer love. You won’t be able to shake that arpeggiated bassline. A pretty stunning release from Reflex, we’re hoping there is an album in the works.
♫ Reflex – Together
♫ Reflex – Together (Pat Lok reMix For Jessie)
♫ Reflex – Together Ryan Riot reMix)
Reflex’s Together is released 17th June, head over to their SoundCloud page to download the Boys Get Hurt reMix for free.
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This is Ti Mi Se Tako Sviđaš (Spiritus), the new single from Serbia’s greatest export SevdahBABY & Djixx. Borrowing a little from 80s Yugoslav Pop Funkers Jakarta’s single Spiritus, Ti Mi Se Tako Sviđaš (Spiritus) sees SevdahBABY & Djixx in serious Disco mode loading the track with electro toms, twisted Moog bass and some slick talkbox action.
The video is suitably 80s, both in set up and lighting. Looking like a moving 80s VHS thriller cover meets Disco freakout, the video fits the track perfectly.
SevdahBABY & Djixx Vs. Jakarta’s Ti Mi Se Tako Sviđaš (Spiritus) is out now, pick it up here.
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