[Audio] Leo Kalyan’s ‘Full Circle’

 

Leo Kalyan

Hello! the latest tune from Leo Kalyan may just be our favourite to date from the London based Future R&B experimentalist. It’s the next tune to be débuted from Leo’s upcoming mixtape, Stranger, and sees him sharing production duties with fellow Londoner and Bass man Grades. Here’s a  taste of what we can expect from Kalyan (big things we predict) in 2015; this is Full Circle.

Haunting yet infectious, Full Circle pulls off the neat trick of building an ethereal electronic soundscape, and still being funky as hell. Kalyan and Grades layer waves of half hear samples, voices and bird calls, amidst a sea of lush synths and delicate arpeggios. Leo’s voice curls over the track like smoke, tying the tack together with his dulcet tones. Feeling both Lo-Fi and expansive, Full Circle is the kind of track you can keep on repeat and just sink into.

♫ Leo Kalyan – Full Circle

Check out more from Leo Kalyan on SoundCloud.

[Download] Rogue Vogue reMixes Hayley Kiyoko’s ‘This Side Of Paradise’

 

Hayley Kiyoko

Kick start you week with this storming reMix from Chicago Housemeister Rogue Vogue. The latest work to be morphed by his retro sound is the current single from Los Angeles IndiePop singer Hayley Kiyoko, This Side Of Paradise. Everything Rogue Vogue’s produced to date has been gold. The Chicago resident has taken his city’s classic trademark sound and cranked it up to 11. Check out his latest.

Rogue Vogue doesn’t disappoint with his reMix of This Side Of Paradise. He’s injected a little Deepness into his sound courtesy of some pulsating, subby, basses but all the elements we love from RV are present and correct. The droning stings, the massive piano hooks, the 909 hats, the relentless kicks all intertwine to serve up an in-your-face warehouse floorfiller. Kiyoko’s vocals make for a good accompaniment to the track, and RV show that he is just at home with a Pop arrangements as he is with sounds for strobelights. Let Rogue Vogue bring a little authentic Chicago to your Monday morning.

Hayley Kiyoko – This Side Of Paradise (Rogue Vogue reMix)

Hayley Kiyoko’s This Side Of Paradise is out now.

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[Audio] Jordan F reMixes KLP’s ‘Medicine’

 

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Australian SynthWaver Jordan F swings back into the groove this week with his entry in a currently running reMix competition. The subject is fellow Aussie KLP’s current single Medicine; a booming slice of Future R&B that’s been doing some big things recently. Check out what some of electronic music’s finest unsung talents does with the sprawling tune as he drags it to the dancefloor.

Jordan hits the Synth Disco sound hard with his reMix. Rolling on an pumping bass with a head nodding pattern, Jordan keeps the lows heavy and the highs breezy to create a nostalgic slice of poolside that sounds perfect with KLP’s vocals. But wait, there’s more, switching things up a little two thirds of the way though, Jordan treats us to an Italo infused retro finale. Staying loyal to his SynthWave roots, but bringing something new to the table. You can vote for Jordan F’s entry in the reMix competition here.

♫ KLP – Medicine (Jordan F reMix)

KLP’s Medicine is out now.

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[Download] Mild Peril’s ‘The Sentinel’

 

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Last year SpaceSynth maestro Mild Peril snuck onto our X-Mas playlists with his epic instrumental take on Walking In The Air, Airwalking, from his Themes EP. This year, after the release of his Matter album, he’s back in a radial reworking (and slightly festive) mood in his just released The Sentinel single. The release contains two tracks, both homages to the works of Mike Oldfield, one of Mild Peril’s biggest influences, in this instance he takes on Sentinel from Tubular Bells II and In The Pool.

The Sentinel (Tubular Bells II) is a sprawling synthesizer epic (but then again all Mild Peril’s works are), and is bizarrely X-Massy. We say ‘bizarrely’ because it;s not at all X-Massy, yet manages to really be. Yeah, that doesn’t make sense, but once you listen to it you’ll see what we mean. It’s ominous tones and dramatic leads all become sort of comforting and as Mild Peril himself says “because if you do pretty much anything on a tubular bell sound, it will sound like Christmas”. He’s got a point. The Pool is more of a dancefloor Italo classic, dripping with European 80s flair as cheeky snyth riffs dance around each other and a pure Pop bassline. The prefect counterpoint to it’s flip side. Did we mention it’s a free release? Go grab yourself some synth goodness.

Mild Peril – The Sentinel (Tubular Bells II)

Mild Peril – The Pool

Mild Peril’s The Sentinel (Tubular Bells II) is out now on Bandcamp.

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[Audio] Ice Choir’s ‘It’s Different Now’

 

Ice Choir

Right you lot, it’s nearly December and you know what that means; time to start thinking about your X-Mas playlists. Unfortunately this year we won’t be releasing another utterly amazing X-Mas EP, maybe next year (although that doesn’t stop you buying X-Mas Rumors this year, it’s for a good cause!). Still that doesn’t mean you have to sit around in the chilly Winter months, surrounded by presents, booze and friends yet feeling oddly out-of-sorts listening to poolside Disco. Cascine have got your back!

The next release in their 7” single series comes from Wham!, or perhaps it’s ChillSynthPopser Ice Choir, and is a two track release called Pure Holiday. The vinyl holds two tracks, Cut Down The Tree, and this dreamy tune It’s Different Now. With a woozy bassline that reminds us of Bowie’s As The World Falls Down from the Labyrinth soundtrack (as do the chimes for that matter) that’s been neatly slid into an 1985 easy Pop classic It’s Different Now is kinda’ last song at an X-Mas Disco music. SO mistletoe time! Best of all, all proceeds from the release will be going to Coalition For The Homeless. Do the right thing!

♫ Ice Choir – It’s Different Now

Ice Choir’s Pure Holiday is released 9th December.

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[Audio] Little Boots’ ‘Heroine’ & ‘Pretty Tough’

 

Little Boots

The chairperson of the board Little Boots has shared two more songs from her forthcoming Business Pleasure EP. We’ve already moved to the lead tune, Taste It and it’s video; the next two out of a total of four tracks, continue to show off that fact that this looks set to be Boot’s most ecclectic release to-date. Check out the bottom of the post for a link to pre-order one of the fantastic vinyl packages. Engraved watches people!

Heroine is slightly more traditional Little Boots that the previously heard Taste It. Co-produced by MNDR’s Pete Wade the track has a lush 90s Dance-Pop feel with a hint of Nocturnes Deep House leanings and Victoria’s sweet vocal gliding across booming bass and warehouse snares. A completely different slant is taken by Pretty Tough, which is dangerously close to Trap and is strangely enchanting. Moody soundtrack synths grown over the skip-hop beat while Boot’s delivers a vocal performance unlike anything she’s done before. Like we said, this is one ecclectic release for Little Boots, but if there’s one thing we love to see it’s an artists flexing their musical muscles. Welcome to Victoria’s gun-show.

♫ Little Boots – Heroine

♫ Little Boots – Pretty Tough

Little Boots’ Business Pleasure EP is released 1st December. Some very tasty indeed pre-order vinyl/poster/bag/digital watch!!! packages are available here.

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[Download] JBAG reMixes Scarlet Fantastic’s ‘No Memory’

 

Scarlet Fantastic

The awesome Continental Records has just released the second round of reMixes of 1987 classic No Memory from Scarlet Fantastic. The first incarnation of this reMix onslaught contained work from the likes of Luke Million, Pherotone and Mighty K, and just two months later the second EP is unleashed this week. This time around label boss Jerry Bouthier’s own JBAG duo leads the charge with this deep, Topical ElectroPop rework.

A departure from JBAG’s usual straight up DiscoPop masterpieces, this reMix of No Memory takes in some broader influences. With a jump-up beat and a breezy Island groove, the tune is more Chilled than we are used to from this pair, but still retains a solid dancefloor feel. Airy licks permeate a buoyant track loaded with heavy synth bass and a healthy dose of Reverb. The original’s vocals are used sparingly and with a haunting quality. Awesome stuff you can download right now!

Scarlet Fantastic – No Memory ’14 (JBAG reMix)

Scarlet Fantastic’s No Memory ’14 (reMixes) EP2 is out now.

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[Audio] Leo Kalyan’s ‘Stranger’

 

Leo Kalyan

One of London’s most interesting artists Leo Kalyan has dropped another new tune to brighten up your week. Stranger was co-written by Leo with Shift K3Y, and sees Leo as ecclectic as ever while he roots himself with an R&B groove, giving him a solid base with wich to go musically nuts over. Keep it on a laid back tip!

Stranger is smooth-as-hell, Leo’s silky voice stealing the show, but almost jostling to hold back the waves of ecclectic electronic sounds. Keeping things spacious, letting every element of the tune have room to breather, Kalyan and Shift K3Y create a smokey soundscape. Stranger is both instinctively emotional and a multi layered synthetic enigma; turn it up and delve into it’s electronic mystery.

♫ Leo Kalyan – Stranger

Check out more from Leo Kalyan on SoundCloud.

[Video] Kid Kasio’s ‘Blood Red Sky’

 

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Britain’s reining champ of vintage Pop Kid Kasio is back with another taste of  what to his expect from his forthcoming sophomore album. This is the epic Blood Red Sky.

As usual Kid Kasio delivers an ambitious and expansive video, shot mostly in Spain. Taking advantage of some gorgeous scenery Kasio brings a western theme with a little 80s Pop flair.

Kid Kasio’s Blood Red Sky is out now.

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[Video] Little Boots’ ‘Taste It’

 

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In the nicest surprise last week had to offer, the wonderful and synthetically ecclectic Ms. Little Boots announced the release of her new EP, Business Pleasure, with the lead track Taste It. It’s a cracking take on left-field Pop that has now got itself a shiny new video. Check it out.

Ish Sahotay and Victoria herself directs the clip, which is pretty unnerving Part ode to, part cautionary statement about, 80s consumerism and excess. All delivered Generation Game style.

Little Boots’ Business Pleasure EP is released 1st December. Some very tasty indeed pre-order vinyl/poster/bag/digital watch!!! packages are available here.

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