[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’

 

Blood Red Sky   Kid Kasio   Ricardo Autobahn   YouTube

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’

 

Little Boots   Taste It  Official video    YouTube

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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[Download] Strangers cover Shakespeare’s Sister’s ‘Stay’

 

strangers

The reigning champs of epic and emotional British Pop, Strangers, are currently holed up in their studio putting the finishing touches to their eagerly awaited début full length record. Whilst the album is given all due spit and polish, Dave took a breather to indulge himself in this cover version. We gotta’ say, taking on Shakespeare’s Sister’s Stay is pretty fucking brave. The track is so imbued with Siobhan and Marcella’s personality that all you can do is completely make it your own, and that can be hard with such a defining track. Let’s see how Strangers does.

Dave doesn’t;t even try to ape Shakespeare’s Sister (which is probably a good plan), preferring to take an amazing well written song and treat it like it came straight out of Stranger’s studio. The vocals are given a bar-room bluesy treatments that pairs nicely with the tracks haunting piano. The piano, of course, soon gives way to a symphony of pulsating electronic bass and rising synth riffs set to a skippy vintage drum pattern. Thanks Dave; that’ll do nicely until Raife has finished mixing the album, now get on with it!

Strangers – Stay (Shakespear’s Sister Cover) (Demo.)

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[Download] Cavaliers Of Fun reMixes Gwen Stefani’s ‘Baby Don’t Lie’

 

GwenStefani

Mediterranean Dreamwaver Cavaliers Of Fun is has just dropped this brand new sunshine-y reMix to warm your ears this winter. Ricco has been quite quiet for a while, but he’s chosen to remind you all of his holiday vibes with this take on Gwen Stefani’s ‘comeback’ single of earlier this year, Baby Don’t Lie.

Ricco keeps a lot of the original intact on his version, the vocals, backing vocals and lead line are all present and correct; but added to this you have both the Cavaliers Of Fun pumping Disco bass, and Vitali’s disturbing love of beach guitar. The end result is a version of the single with the groove turned up to 10, it’s not a massive departure from Stefani’s vision, but enough to make it supremely dancefloor friendly.

Gwen Stefani – Baby Don’t Lie (Cavaliers Of Fun reMix)

Gwen Stefani’s Baby Don’t Lie is out now.

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[Audio] XO’s ‘Pulling Me Under’

 

XO

The London crew is all getting together for this one, rising retro-House producer XO is gearing up to release his début EP, Though The Night, at the start of next month and for the record’s second track (after last month’s title track unveiling) track he’s enlisted the help of Mr. Leo Kalyan on vocal duties for a song that was co-penned by songwriter extraordinaire MNEK. This is Pulling Me Under.

Pulling Me Under is a slow groover, a warm and laid back late night jam. Combining Kalyan’s future R&B croon with some involving Deep House sounds; all slotted into an simple and infectious Pop song. The driving forces of the music are all understated and emotion, like the gentle piano hook the runs throughout that contrasts nicely with the feet moving beat. XO is definitely on our radar as one to watch now.

♫ XO (Feat. Leo Kalyan) – Pulling Me Under

XO’s Through The Night EP is released 1st December.

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[Video] Marina And The Diamonds’ ‘FROOT’

 

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS    FROOT    YouTube

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] Chela’s ‘Handful Of Gold’

 

Chela

Australian ElectroPopster Chela is back with a new Single. Having got on-board with IHC 1NFINITY, the new label from Franki Chan’s IHEARTCOMIX media empire, Chela looks poised to blow up in America where she’s been putting in some serious gigging time since here releases with Kitsuné. Handful Of Gold is Chela’s most self-assured release to date.

Starting proceedings with some glorious synth noodling (that we could stand to hear some more of!) Handful Of Gold swiftly launches into a post-Tropical ElectroPop monster. Peppering the track with very early 80s references amongst contemporary poolside Disco DNA, Chela delivers something that effortlessly straddles the line between classic Pop and dancefloor mayhem. These slick beats are, of course, topped with Chela’s unique, tongue-in-cheek style; being the thing that really sets her apart from her contemporaries, she’s injects her tracks with personality.

♫ Chela – Handful Of Gold

Chela’s Handful Of Gold is out now.

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