[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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[Video] Taigatrost’s ‘Unveil’

 

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Taigatrost are a Norwegian duo making some atmospheric and soulful ecclectic ElectroPop. Their new single Unveil perfectly blends Icy Scandinavian Electro with warm and emotional vocals. Check out the video below.

Directed by Espen Skagen, the clip follows a field recording session in the bands hometown Tromsø, in the far north of Norway. It;s pretty stunning.

Taigatrost’s Unveil is out now.

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[Audio] MiGHty mOUse & Ronika’s ‘See Through You’

 

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Well, we’ve been waiting for this for what feels like an eternity. The mighty MiGHty mOUse and the also mighty Ronika. A match made in mirrorball heaven. Even before we we’re told that this was happening we pretty much just assumed it would sooner or later, and now it has in the form of See Through You, the new MiGHty mOUse single set to drop at the beginning of next month. Strap in, this is gonna’ get wild.

MiGHty mOUse brings his Balearic, Cosmic, infectious Disco A-game here with a killer bassline and a funkin;’ beat. What’s really interesting about See Through You, is that alongside the shimmering Disco groove, there a bit of a Post-Punk vibe going on, in a similar way to the whole post-DFA New York scene but with a distinctly British twist. That bassline warps around synth horns, electronic stabs and huge rushes of vintage dancefloor strings while Ronika shimmies over the track with an effortless cool. A glorious homebrew take on shiny Disco-Punk, See Through You is set to be the sound of the holidays, around here at least.

♫ MiGHty mOUse (Feat. Ronika) – See Through You (Original Mix)

MiGHty mOUse’s See Through You is released 1st December.

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[Download] Zimmer reMixes Wunder Wunder’s ‘Midnight Hours’

 

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Los Angeles based Miami Horror spin-off Wunder Wunder have a habit of choosing the smoothes of producers for their reMixes. Back in the summer we vibed to Goldroom’s take on their tune Coastline; now Parisian Horizontal Disco mastermind Zimmer turns in this lazy, poolside jam in his version of Midnight Hours. The track is taken from Wunder Wunder’s début album, Everything Infinite.

Zimmer serves up a chilled mix of laid back piano and swirling pads alongside a woody Disco groove. The sleepy vibes are the prefect accompaniment for the original’s Psychedelic Pop sensibilities, creating something dancefloor friendly, but dreamy and spaced out. Stick this in your headphones and sink into the sounds.

Wunder Wunder – Midnight Hours (Zimmer reMix)

Wunder Wunder’s Everything Infinite is out now.

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[Video] Marina And The Diamonds’ ‘FROOT’

 

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Marina And The DiamondsFROOT, the first single from the forthcoming album of the same name, sees her back on quirky ElectroPop form after some flirting with big room Pop, and it’s a welcome return.

The video is all soft-focus and glamorous, but as-per usual Marina never takes herself too seriously.

Marina And The Diamonds FROOT album is released

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[Audio] Marina And The Diamonds’ ‘FROOT’

 

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Marina And The Diamonds is back on form! Saying that though, for a long time I had reservations about her second album, Electra Heart. The bland production from mediocre producers like Stargate and Dr. Luke felt so out of place with Marina’s dark and quirky songs. But going back to it it’s actually really grown on me in recent months, but mainly due to her incredible songwriting though. This first taste of what’s to come from Marina is in the form of FROOT, a track co-produced with David Kosten and makes us a lot more optimistic for album number three.

FROOT swings between raw ElectroPop and Electro-Rock and, like Marina’s first album, doesn’t feel like it;s pandering to anything. This is uncompromising Pop music, with pounding beats, grinding synths and Marina doing what she does best, sugar coating darkly satirical lyrics with a catch sheen. Marina is without a doubt one of the best songwriters on the planet right now, even if she (or her label more likely) sometimes get the vehicle for those songs wrong. FROOT leaves us optimistic that her forthcoming record could channel the off-kilter genius of The Family Jewels.

♫ Marina And The Diamonds – FROOT

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[Audio] Ekkoes’ ‘Last Breath’

 

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This weekend sees the release of the eagerly awaited new single from UK ElectroPop heroes Ekkoes. Following the début proper release, the single Fight The Feeling, Last Breath feels like an escalation of activity from Ekkoes. It would be a long time coming; and if it receives a similar kind of attention and radio play as Fight The Feeling, well deserved too. It’s about time Ekkoes burst out into the public consciousness.

Last Breath shows off that particular brand of Ekkoes epicness. A rich, emotional track with a driving tempo, Last Breath blends waves of lush synths with shimmering guitars to provide an unashamedly euphoric soundtrack for Jon’s passionate delivery. Which is odd, as it’s quite a melancholy track, but that’s the way of the best ElectroPop, musically blending the moody and the optimistic, and Ekkoes hold on to that vibe here perfectly. With nods to mid-80’s SynthPop, 90’s Shoegazey Indie and one foot on the dancefloor, Last Breath has the total package.

♫ Ekkoes – Last Breath

Ekkoes’ Last Breath is released 12th October.

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[Video] Film’s ‘Ping Pong With Angels’

 

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Film are a Greek avant-guard synth outfit who’s Vangelis influenced fourth LP, Eclipse, had just been released. Check out the single Ping Pong With Angels, for a taste of the dark retro electronics.

The clip was directed by Gregory Rentis and plays on the title perfectly. We reckon the elephant won.

Film’s Eclipse is out now.

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[Video] Pistol Shrimp’s ‘Taking Names’

 

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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.

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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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