Here it is. Long awaited. It’s Nile Rodger’s Chic’s first new song in 23 years; I’ll Be There. A glorious blend of classic Chic and modern touches, celebrating the history of Disco. If fair to say no-one has replaced Nile in the last two decades.
So, here’s the video. It features Karlie Kloss, who is apparently a supermodel or something, and also seems like a bit of an idiot. To be honest we’re a bit disappointed with the clip. We expected more from Nile than ‘rake thin model writhes in her pants’. Oh well, let’s hope there’s a next time to make up for it.
Chic’s I’ll Be There is out today.
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In a week that saw the huge reMix of UK SynthPoppers Monarchy’s Dancing In The Corner from The Penelopes, we are also treated to a brand new video. The clip is for Black Widow, taken from the duo’s just released Abnocto album.
The video features Monarchy’s best chum, Dita Von Teese, and has Ross McElwain & Manos Ioannou directing some monochrome bondage and synth shenanigans.
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Amazing Torontonian SynthPop outfit Parallels are back after quite a hiatus. Things have been quite on the Parallels front since their sophomore album XII in 2012 and we feared we’d seen the last of them. But fear not, they’ve just announced that they are hard at work on their third studio record and in the meantime you should check out their new cover of New Order’s Age Of Consent.
It’s a pretty flat out cover with a raw garage feel. It’s nice to hear Holly back in action with some sweet synths. If we’re honest we don’t think the guitar does a good job of standing in for Hooky’s classic bass sound and it’s a bit overpowering in the mix. We’re hoping for a lot less of that on the new original material, but it does give this cover a raw, live feel. That aside it’s an energetic and driving cover of a song we all love and anything that lays the path for Parallels return is awesome by us.
♫ Parallels – Age Of Consent (New Order Cover)
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Rex The Dog’s new single, Sicko, finally turned up on 12”. So we’re happy. The single is out now on Kompakt and should be a must listen for anyone who a fan of synthesizer music.
Rex and Jake have put together this awesome video for the track. Part music clip, part live studio performance and part demonstration of Jake’s DIY RTD-001 modular synth that Sicko is played on; it’s all synth porn.
Rex The Dog’s Sicko is out now.
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Here’s a big new tune from Manchester producer Sam O’Neill A.K.A. TCTS and featuring Mr. Leo Kalyan on vocal duties. Thinking About You is a huge and emotive House track that’s catchy as hell and bound to be doing the business this summer.
Check out the video, directed by WVLFCVB, and follow this disgruntled warehouse worker’s daydreams.
TCTS’ Thinking About You is released 30th March.
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The storming Kate Boy’s tune Higher, their massive live anthem, has finally been released as part of the compilation Kate Boy EP. The track’s also got itself and official video. Peep this.
Directed by Ben Strebel, the emotional clip is a cold palette washed, Scandinavian Sci-Fi mini-movie. It’s very cool stuff.
Kate Boy’s Kate Boy EP is out now.
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We introduced you to New York based producer Allies For Everyone’s Bunker early last month in all it’s Deep HousePop glory. Now the track’s got a slick new video. Check it out.
Directed by Brian Suarez, the clip is an exploration of smoke, movement and light to create a hazy mood to match the song.
Allies For Everyone’s Bunker is out now.
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Indie-ElectroPop experimentalist Grimes has shared a brand new old track. REALiTi was slated to appear on her since scrapped and re-started follow up to the Visions album. Check it out below.
The clip follows Grimes around on her touring throughout east Asia.
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Sun Flares is taken from Let Em Riot’s new EP, Lines, which is released tomorrow. Just like The Manual and We Were Young it’s a deeply emotional slice of nostalgic ElectroPop brilliance.
Check the video; it’s Ryan from Arcade High playing arcade games. Nuff’ said.
Let Em Riot’s Lines EP is released 10th March.
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The gloriously retro début single from ex-Van She man Matt Van Schie and ex-Van She man Touch Sensitive, Tear Council’s Anywhere, has not as a spanking new music video to go with it’s lavish, emotional SynthPop.
Miška Mandić directs the clip, a suitably vintage affair that pains the duo with a sixties spy thriller performance vibe featuring a guest appearance from backing vocalist Holiday Sidewinder.
Tear Council’s Anywhere is out now.
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