[Audio] Curxes’ ‘What You Want’

 

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The time is almost upon us for the long awaited release of the début long player from our favourite Brightonian/Portsmouthoinian(?) noiseniks Curxes. Their glorious music lies at the nexus point between ElectroPop, Industrial, Post-Punk and Dance music. Their songs symphonies that manage to be at once abrasive and catchy, unsettling and dancefloor friendly. They have also expanded from a duo to a trio with the inclusion of drummer Camille joining Roberta and Macaulay. Their album, titled Verxes, is out this week, and you can check out the track What You Want right now.

Kicking off with hammerfall machine beats, What You Want soon warms you up with Teutonic synth bass and distorted kicks underpinning a beautiful cacophony of rich pads and an unexpectedly euphoric dancefloor friendly hook. Roberta belts out a truly rapturous performance, bring both the post-punk growl and the epic screaming into play. As our latest taste of the album What You Want bodes particularly well. We’re looking forward to getting our hands on this one.

♫ Curxes – What You Want (Edit)

Curxes’ Verxes is out today.

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[Video] Korallreven’s ‘Limitless’

 

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As it turns out, death wasn’t for Korallreven as they are back with a brand new video, This is for Limitless, the third single to be taken from their pretty special sophomore album, Second Coming.

Sweedish director André Jofré, the clip is a hauntingly beautiful (punch me for saying that, it is tho!) night-time excursion with it’s tongue firmly planted in it’s cheek.

Korallreven second album, Second Coming, is out now on Cascine.

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[Mixtape] Du Tonc’s ‘Music To Show Aliens When They Land On Earth’ mixtape

 

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Du Tonc – Music To Show Aliens When They Land On Earth = MiGHty mOUse and Matt Van Schie are all up in your week with an hour of spaced out floorfillers. Kicking off with an unexpected and genius rework of The Pixies’ Monkey’s Gone To Heaven by Du Tonc themselves the mixtape spans Disco, House and Electro with it’s head in the clouds.

♫ Du Tonc – Music To Show Aliens When They Land On Earth

The tracklist:
01. The Pixies – Monkey Gone To Heaven (Du Tonc Rework)
02. Prins Thomas – Rainbow Disco
03. Pentatones – Karma Game (Steve Bug Retouch)
04. Atelier Francesco – Akaino (Few Nolder reMix)
05. Sebastien Leger – DXB (Original Mix)
06. Justin Martin – Buggin’ (DJ Version)
07. Doorly – Boogaloo (Original Mix)
08. Rene Amesz & Camilo Franco – Once And For All (Original Mix)
09. Purple Disco Machine & Teenage Mutants – Get Lost (Original Mix)
10. Jonas Rathsman – Wolfsbane (Extended Mix)
11. Jose M & Tacoman – Kul (Original Mix)
12. Woo York – He And She (Original Mix)
13. Tom Trago – Hidden Heart Of Gold
14. Greg Gow – The Bridge (Late Grand River Mix)
15. Robosonic (Feat. Stag) – WURD (Original Mix)
16. Caribou – Your Love Will Set You Free (c2’s Set U Free reMix)

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[Audio] Crystal Castles’ ‘Frail’

 

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What do Crystal Castles sound like without Alice Glass? Well, it looks like were about to find out. Really, we weren’t sure Crystal Castles was even still a thing, but the remaining member, Ethan Kath, has just uploaded a brand new tune, with vocals by someone called Edith, titled Frail. The accompanying blub feels a tad bitchy: “I wish my former vocalist the best of luck in her future endeavours. I think it can be empowering for her to be in charge of her own project. It should be rewarding for her considering she didn’t appear on Crystal Castles’ best known songs. (She’s not on “Untrust Us”. “Not In Love”, “Vanished”, “Crimewave”, “Vietnam”, “Magic Spells”, “Knights”, “Air War”, “Leni”, “Lovers Who Uncover”, “Violent Youth”, “Reckless”, “Year of Silence”, “Intimate”, “1991”, “Good Time”, “Violent Dreams”, etc.). People often gave her credit for my lyrics and that was fine, I didn’t care.”. Honestly, we didn’t know she wasn’t on so many of CC’s hits, but she was still the front-person of the band; the bands energy and face. We guess we’ll just have to see where things progress to from here.

Frail does sound sounds pretty Crystal Castles-y. I don’t know why we might have expected it to sound otherwise. The rousing and evocative rave synths are in place, alongside the pounding drums and heavily modulated vocals. It has the driving energy of the best of Crystal Castles. The beats sound a little disjointed, but that grows on you. It’s a solid Crystal Castles tune, but we can’t help feeling that Alice’s departure might have been a good point to try something different. nonetheless, it;s nice to have a new CC tune on the playlist.

♫ Crystal Castles – Frail

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[Video] Noosa’s ‘Walk On By’

 

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New York DreamPoppers Noosa have a new video out. The track in question is Walk On By, which comes from their début EP of 2012, and subsequently their 2014 début album, Wonderland.

Rachel McDonald directed the clip, a hazy and dreamy nature trail that flows well with the song.

Noosa’s Wonderland is out now.

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[Video] Róisín Murphy’s ‘Exploitation’

 

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Avant-Disco-Pop queen Róisín Murphy’s new album, Hairless Toys is out this week. Here’s another track from the release, Exploitation, a woozy and skippy SynthPop dream in video form.

The clip was directed by Róisín herself and, in keeping with the sings themes, is a surreal study of manipulation in the arts.

Róisín Murphy’s Hairless Toys is out this week.

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[Download] Jordan F reMixes Midnight Pool Party’s ‘Stay’

 

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Aussie Indie-Popsters Midnight Pool Party’s current single Stay has received a massive makeover from the undisputed reigning champ of Australian SynthWave, Mr. Jordan F. It;s been a while since we’ve had anything from this groover, but he’s delivered a right old sunshine beast with this new reMix. Check it out below.

From the offset, this one is all about warm and dreamy synths that glide with ease over a buoyant bassline. This is probably the furthest away from his SynthWave roots that Jordan has reached so far. It is, in essence, a glorious Topical Disco jam with a twist of retro in the bass and lead synth departments. Find work from Mr. F here, blending his summertime jam with the originals vocals effortlessly, and definitely one you should be cracking open when the sun comes out.

Midnight Pool Party – Stay (Jordan F reMix)

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[Video] Roniit’s ‘Runaway’

 

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Denver’s own moody ElectroPopper Roniit has unleashed a bran new video upon the world. It’s for her track of late last year, Runaway. A chilling blend of Electro Goth and Future R&B.

The clip was directed by Hannah Purport; who delivers ominous and smokey visuals to match the song’s atmospheric vibes.

Roniit’s Runaway is out now.

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[Audio] Yale’s ‘City Feeling’

 

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City Feeling is the new tune from Australian ElectroPop duo Yale. These guys have slowly but surely making a name for themselves over the past year or so mixing up SynthPop, Nu-Disco and breezy beach sounds in a handful of well received singles. This latest release, City Feeling, was mixed by one of our favourite Aussie producers, and one we don’t nearly hear enough from these days, G.L.O.V.E.S.. Give it a listen.

We’re treated here to some slick, sunkissed, SynthPop with a Disco tinge. Boyant synths and Disco licks introduce you to the track that heaps on the groove in truck-loads. From the rolling Island percussion to the carefree synth stabs, this one is a surefire summer burner, capturing that urban sunshine playfulness needed for a top-down anthem. Yale’s breakthrough tune? Maybe so.

♫ Yale – City Feeling

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[Download] Teeel reMixes The New Division’s ‘Senseless’

 

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Not for the first time New Jersey’s hardest working synth-head Teeel is taking on the challenge of reMixing LA Indie-Electro outfit New Division. These guys have swapped reMixes a couple of time and the latest of these exchanges sees Teeel working his magic on The New Divisions’ current single, Senseless, which was released earlier this month.

Teeel’s take on Senseless is a cascading synthetic affair.  Layers upon Layers of bristling arpeggios and buzzing bass wash over each other, taking time to settle in before Teeel re-introduced the original’s anthemic vocals. Stripping out the Indie side of the track, this one is pure SynthPop, a sprawling track whose expansive synths match the cavernous vocals perfectly.

The New Division – Senseless (Teeel reMix)

The New Division’s Senseless is out now.

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