Goin’ Old School: The Weathermen – Poison

The Weathermen in1987, with ‘Poison ‘, making New Beat and SynthPop abrasive so you don’t have to.

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Goin’ Old School: The Neon Judgement – Tomorrow In The Papers

In 1985 The Neon Judgement were shaping the future of underground electronic music with ‘Tomorrow In The Papers’ while you were watching TransFormers in your pyjamas.

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The Sanfernando Sound reMixes Kites

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The Sanfernando Sound is back on the mix, this time turning his attention to London Indie band Kites.

keeping up his trend of post-EBM-ish power Electro tracks this mix keeps it momentum going with deep digital bass and ominous chords. while not strictly dark, the track is pretty upbeat, there is a moody undercurrent which, when coupled with Matthew Phillips almost Gothy vocals, makes for a sound that wouldn’t have been out of place on a late ‘80’s New Beat compilation alongside Skinny Puppy and The Neon Judgement. Wrap that up in some contemporary ElectroPop/Dreamwave style production and you have a track that easily sets itself apart from it’s peers.

♫ Kites – The Disappearance Of Becky Sharp  (The Sanfernando Sound reMix)

‘The Disappearance Of Becky Sharp’ is released 24th October.

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Starlings reMixed by The Sanfernando Sound

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Whoa! Manchester SynthWave producer The Sanfernando Sound  gets positively EBM on his new reMix for Indie foursome Starlings.

His reMix of their new single ‘Dark Arts’ is an electronic powerhouse of the kind normally found blowing up dark German basement clubs. Layer upon layer of minor key arpeggios instil a sense of dancefloor doom with relentless drums an bass. What elevates this over the usual post-FuturePop EBM stuff is The Sanfernando Sound’s ear for the trappings of a quality Pop song. The big electro tom rolls, the occasional drops, and the flawless integration with the original vocals, it’s this attention to detail that make TSS’s production such a success. This is a dark and dangerous dancefloor monster.

♫ Starlings – Dark Arts (The Sanfernando Sound reMix)

‘Dark Arts’ is released 10th October on Civil Music.

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M83 reMixed by Big Black Delta

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I feel like there’s going to be a flood of reMixes of M83’s awesome ‘Midnight City’, which can only be a good thing as the cream will rise to the top…hopefully.

Here’s one of the first, an official reMix by Big Black Delta. Abrasive and almost Industrial at times, BBD manage to keep some of the catchy elements of the original in the for a unique and raw reMix.

M83 – Midnight City (Big Black Delta reMix)

‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’, M82’s forthcoming album, is released 18th October.

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Kimbra’s new video

This is the video for Kimbra’s forthcoming new single ‘Cameo Lover’ from her soon-to-be-released début album ‘Vows’. You may remember Kimbra as the voice of Miami Horror’s awesome ‘I Look To You’.

This new single of hers has a weird, but pleasing, Electro 60’s thing going on which is carried over into the Guy Franklin directed video.

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Toddla T’s new single

Toddla T’s new single is highly addictive. ‘Take It Back’, featuring Shola Ama and J2K, has been hammered by Annie Mac recently and kinda’ wormed it’s way into my head. It’s got smooth vocals, an infectious hook and a lush 90’s house pianos. That’s a recipe for a tune that gets in your head.

Check the video.

And give Dillon Francis’ wobble bassed reMix a spin

Toddla T (Feat. Shola Ama & J2K) –  Take It Back (Dillon Francis reMix)

Toddla’s new single will be ‘Cherry Picking’ featuring the amazing Róisín Murphy, give this radio rip a sampling.

Toddla T (Feat. Róisín Murphy) –  Cherry Picking (Radio Rip)

Toddla T’s ‘Take It Back’ is out now.

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The return of Tigersapien! (they’re ‘Not Dead’)

Wow, that was an unexpected email! It’s been nearly two years now since Philadelphia based ElectroPop Punksters Tigersapien set out little corner of the music blogosphere on fire with their raucous brand of Electro. They dropped an awesome EP, titled ‘EP’, then seemingly disappeared, so when I checked the electronic rumors Inbox and there was an email from Tigersapien, I took notice!

Well, it seems the Tigers have dragged themselves from their favourite strip joints to get together a new EP ready to drop this coming January and they’ve dropped off the first track, fittingly called ‘Not Dead’.

‘Not Dead’, is exactly the Tigersapien we remember. This track is bordering on EBM, in it’s arpeggios, but mashed up with a health dose of noisy Electro and a rock ‘n’ roll swagger and that live rawness that ran through their last EP. If you like your ElectroPop punky or your ElectroPunk poppy, then Tigersapien are for you.

Tigersapien – Not Dead

Tigersapien’s new EP, ‘Clean Lines’, is coming 11th January 2011.

Tigersapien @ Beatport

Tigersapien @ Amazon

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Video: Goose – ‘Can’t Stop Me Now’

Belgian Electro-Rock act Goose are gearing up for the release of their long awaited second album, ‘Synrise’, and are kicking off their return with this, the video for their forthcoming single ‘Can’t Stop Me Now.

True to their Belgian roots, the track is borderline Old School EBM with a modern Electro/ElectroPop slant and will probably find receptive ears amongst fan of The Presets. The EBM arpeggios combined with modern production and anthemic vocals make for a track that’s sure to storm the clubs.

The video was directed by Megaforce.

‘Synrise’ (already available in Belgium) is out in 2011 on Studio !K7.

Goose @ Beatport

Goose @ Juno

Goose @ 7Digital

Goose @ Amazon

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