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)
There a new release forthcoming from LA SynthPop dreamers Leitbur. The EP, titled, The Moment That I Knew You drops at the end of this month; ahead of which you can check out the lead track from the release. it’s a majestic SynthPop epic called Strange In L.A. a nostalgia laden ode to their home city. Sit back for the sweeping mood.
Opening with a classic SynthWave sound, the song soon elevates itself beyond retro pastiche with a war and heartfelt song and a grove that juggled powerhouse ElectroPop for B-boy beats and Sci-Fi synths. Leitbur are no stranger to soaring keys, and in this case the chorus delivers a stratospheric lead paired with catchy vocals. A song like this deserves a suitably epic finale and Leitbur deliver that in heaps. We’d love to catch this one live.
♫ Leitbur – Strange In L.A.
Leitbur’s The Moment That I Knew You EP is released 21st April.
Eighteen year old Glaswegian singer KLOË has offered up her second slice of moody ElectroPop in the form of Feel. The track follows on from her critically acclaimed and much-hyped début track Grip and once again sees her teaming up with fellow Scot Prides’ Lewis Gardiner on production duties. Both track, Grip and Feel mark KLOË as one to watch in 2016 and 16. With confident débuts like this she’s bound to garner a lot of attention.
Her sophomore track is a moody and sumptuous SynthPop epic. R&B undertones dictate the track swing while Gardiner serves up a symphony of lush synths and bombastic stings. KLOË’s voice sounds older than her years and she delivers a passionate performance and a huge range. Pluming synth and grandiose, soulful, vocals; what more can you ask for?
Invader Girl has produced a gloriously quirky slicked of ElectroPop in the form of her new single Stuck On Me. It’s like a massive 80s GothPop epic fed through contemporary SynthPop and it’s pretty special.
Check out the drama fuelled video directed by Will McDowell; loaded with just as much bombast as the track.
The amazing Vanbot is back with another new track, which can only mean that the second album, Perfect Storm, is drawing closer. She’s one of our favourite Scandinavian synth stars and we’ve been holding on for the follow up to her self-titled 2011 début for ages. The new single is called Seven, which follows Trooper from earlier this year, both of which have us gagging to wrap our ears around the new full-length release. Check it out.
Blissful and booming, Seven is a near-perfect slice of ScaniPop. Washing over an resounding sub-heavy beat comes an symphony of piercing synths and droning tones to orchestrate for Vanbot’s heartfelt vocals. All elements of the best ice Scandinavian SynthPop, but Vanbot’s powerful, but times vulnerable, vocals warm things up a bit. Catchy, yet slightly left-field, this is how ElectroPop should be done.
We hope you all had an awesome long bank holiday weekend, but now it’s time to get back to work, back to the grind; time to face your colleagues once more. Although some colleagues can be a chore to deal with, thankfully some colleagues are pretty chill. Our Swedish Colleagues are of the chill variety; brightening up our workday with their sweet variety of dreamy ScandiPop. They are about to release a brand new EP, Visits, in May; here’s the first cut; Somewhere.
Somewhere is a skippy five minutes of tundra electronics and distant vocals. From the get-go, Colleagues serve up a symphony of machine percussion and piercing, frigid synths tempered with spacious, passionate vocals. A roomy and inviting SynthPop excursion with a sweet DreamPop feel, you should really consider letting Somewhere carry you away somewhere.
German Italo SynthPop outfit The Sweeps have just dropped a brand new tune, Touch Me. The trio have just had a track featured on legendary Italo compilation provider ZYX Music’s latest Italo compilation, Italo/Euro Disco New Generation Vol. 6; and this new tune, which sees them going more retro than ever, has been unleashed to mark the compilation’s release.
Touch Me is wonderfully nostalgic three minutes of perfect retro Pop. Taking in the softer side of Italo, mid 80s European Discotheques and and classic SynthPop into it’s DNA, Touch Me is a blissful excursion through the history of electronic Pop music. Sweet vocals with a 80s twang, glide effortlessly over a symphony of vintage synth, burbling bass and majestic pads, to deliver and authentic 80s Pop experience.
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.
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.