Time for some bass heavy French ElectroPop right now from Parisian trio Jolie Chérie. Their new single, One, Two, Three, see a slightly more brooding sound than we are used to from this lot, but the end result is more compelling and involving and something you can really get your teeth into.
Just listen to that all-encompassing synth bass. It’s like a hypnotic monster that seems to suck you in. The track is densely layered with electronic swoops and lead lines that create an almost wall-of-sound atmosphere, but while keeping things melodic. Melina Duval’s husky vocal delivery lend the track an air of mystery and a kind of gentleness to contest the raw synth work. Jolie Chérie are fast on their way to becoming the new starts of French SynthPop.
♫ Jolie Chérie – One, Two, Three
Jolie Chérie’s One, Two, Three is out 16th December.
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A couple of weeks ago we introduced you to the new single from Australian Indie-Disco aviators Flight Facilities. The Micky Green featuring Stand Still made quite a few waves online, but our attention was focused on the fact that at the same time a Com Truise reMix was announced. This kind of thing is exciting to us. Well, here it is, in all it’s enigmatic synth glory.
The Indie-Electro leading original is completely contrasted by this reMix. Com get’s his dark and moody SynthWave on here, which, weirdly (considering the original) works amazingly well with the vocals. The Truise take on the track is driven by a gruelling Synth bassline set amongst atmospheric and evocative layers of electronic sound. It’s the usual, amazing, Dark Future soundtrack vibes from Truise. And a track with proves a little injection of sweet female vocals into that equation does no harm whatsoever. This is one of those tunes that demands repeated listenings.
♫ Flight Facilities (Feat. Micky Green) – Stand Still (Com Truise reMix)
Flight Facilities Stand Still is out now.
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Late last month Australian/Swedish sisters Say Lou Lou finally released their long awaited Better In The Dark single. Here’s the just premièred video for the track.
It’s a beautiful looking clip, directed by Magnus Härdner. It’s all nicely filtered, it’s like a fancy Instagram video.
Say Lou Lou’s Better In The Dark is out now.
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Ooo cheeky! You may recall we had all but promised that we had closed the door on featuring more reMixes of Goldroom’s blissful Embrace. Then Dutch Disco duo Keljet come along with this bad boy and despite out better judgement we can’t help but feature it. Keljet are on such a roll right now, storming track after track and really making a name for themselves. A well deserved name too, and a reputation this reMix does nothing to quash.
Keljet bring the hypnotic House vibes to the track this time around. it;s a well established science fact these days that Embrace has got an awesome vocal, and in the right hand it can be an amazing thing. Keljet’s hands are up to the job as they weave the vocal in and out of a slightly Tropical, pumping, tune that’s not exactly laid back, but not exactly upbeat either, just a nice groovy middle ground. Totally intoxicating.
♫ Goldroom – Embrace (Keljet reMix)
Goldroom’s Embrace EP is out now.
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Here’s the second video from Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, and album that was to have no music videos made from it. It’s for the Julian Casablancas featuring Instant Crush. Maybe because Daft Punk aren’t actually in it, that’s what they meant by ‘we aren’t making any videos’?
The video is actually quite good, a tale of waxwork love and ridiculous posers with fingers. Warren Fu directs, in a brave 4:3 ratio.
Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is out now.
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Here’s the new video from one-time Tensnake collaborator and UK BassPop rising star Syron. Colour Me In is her catchy forthcoming new single and it may be her strongest track to date.
Directed by BretonLabs, the video is a slick Pop affair. Simple, but striking, and packed with sideboob.
Syron’s Colour Me In is out soon.
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Here’s the new video from New Zealand’s finest (current) Pop star, Lorde. Is for the song Team, a stripped back and soulful slice of big beats and SynthPop.
The video is a motorbike-jousting, moody vibed, tropical housed three and a half minutes of atmosphere.
Lorde’s Team is taken from her Pure Heroine EP, Out now.
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There You Are is the latest tune from French producer and On The Fruit Records shot-caller Freak You. This lush ElectroPop opus boasts a whole host of amazing collaborative names. Not only was a touch of production wizardry lent by Mr. James Yuill, but vocal duties on the this track are carried out by none other than Bright Light Bright Light. Can it be anything other than amazing?
With a slight dusting of House, and an even subtler dusting of Tropical sounds, There You Are is a deep, warm and mesmerising ElectroPop tune with enough dancefloor funky to be considered Disco-y but Poppy enough to storm the charts. Rod’s vocals are simple but very effective, choosing to opt for a hypnotic refrain while Franck delivers on the promise of full beats, body shaking basslines and big emotional rushes in all the right places. Intelligent SynthPop at it’s finest, not pandering to any trend, just serving up quality.
♫ Freak You (Feat. Bright Light Bright Light) – There You Are
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LA’s best-kept-secret (which, frankly, is a bit mean) Touch Tone graces us with another new reMix this week. His latest muse is Sweedish Pop singer Marlene, who recently released her début single, Bon Voyage. It’s Bon Voyage that Touch Tone reworks, sprinkling it with a little West Coast magic.
We’re not overly familiar with the original, it sounds a bit R&B influenced, including a half-decent Rihanna impersonation at times, but in Touch Tone’s care it becomes a storming beach House tune. Clean and snappy, with a Tropical edge, this reMix drifts into your speaks like a sea breeze, bring with it good-time and good-weather (both of which are, we presume, in abundance in LA). Chirpy little melodies play tastefully with a booming hook and razor sharp drums. Touch Tone delivers the goods once again.
♫ Marlene – Bon Voyage (Touch Tone reMix)
Marlene’s Bon Voyage is out now.
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Here’s one tune we’ve been eagerly awaiting for a while now. London’s Disco don MiGHty mOUse and Awesome faceless SynthPop duo Monarchy together on one track. Somewhat of a spiritual follow up to the mOUse’s reMix of Monarchy’s Disintegration, this tune delivers on the price of infectious Cosmic Disco and soaring Pop vocals at the same time as presenting one of the catchiest tracks either of them have released to date.
With a head nodding bass groove courtesy of MiGHty mOUse’s Du Tonc partner in crime, Matt Van Shie, the mOUse style Disco is infused with a brass section whose hook will literally be stuck in your head all day and all manner of sweeping synths. The perfect vintage dancefloor accompaniment for some heartfelt vocals. All-in-all, In Front Of Our Friends is really nice. Lyrically, musically, vocally, just nice. People don’t write enough nice music these days.
♫ MiGHty mOUse (Feat. Monarchy) – In Front Of Our Friends (Disco Mix)
MiGHty mOUse & Monarchy’s In Front Of Our Friends is out now.
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