Kate Boy’s ‘Northern Lights’ video

Don’t really know much about this, other than it being bigged-up by The Sound OF Arrows’ Stefan Storm in Twitter over the weekend. It’s the new track from Sweedish ElectroPop outfit Kate Boy, Northern Lights. An enigmatic, driving moody Pop tune with above average intelligence.

Skiow directs the video, which is beautiful and hypnotic to watch.

Panda People’s ‘Fake Dreams’

German Indie-Disco outfit Panda People are currently in the process of recording their début album, due out next year. They’ve dropped a taste of what’s to come in the form of Fake Dreams and it’s accompanying video.

It’s a big, breezy, Indie-Electro anthem that tend to get under your skin with it’s infectious chorus and lead line with a nicely shot clip of Panda People in action.

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Desire’s ‘Tears From Heaven’ video

Here’s the new clip from Johnny Jewel’s Desire project. the track, Tears From Heaven, is taken form the forthcoming Italians Do It Better compilation After Dark 2.

Once again shot by Alberto Rossini, the clip delivers grainy, vintage style footage of singer Megan Louise, and some other stuff.

After Dark 2 is released very soon with new material from Chromatics, Glass Candy, Desire, Appaloosa and more.

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Chromeo Remixed by RAC

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The RAC has quite a history behind it, which is why it seems odd that they are only now getting round to releasing a proper retrospective compilation, but that’s the facts. Chapter One is released 6th November and features this reMix by RAC’s André Allen Anjos of Chromeo’s classic Bonafied Lovin’.

Bonafied Lovin’ is one of our favourite Chrome tracks, so it’s with a critical ear that we hit play on this one. RAC do a fair enough job with the track. It’s a pretty standard synthy Disco reMix, but a thoroughly accomplished one. With a subtly Topical flavour and  layers of warm synths RAC have done the track justice. It’s not going to wow anyone, but it’s perfect for lazy summer nights.

Chromeo – Bonafied’ Lovin (RAC Mix)

RAC’s Chapter One album is released 6th November.

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Goldroom reMixes Atlas Genius

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Australian Indie-Rockers Atlas Genius came to our attention earlier this year when their Trojans single boated some sweet reMixes from Lenno and Fred Falke. Well these boys are still on their continuing mission to prove to the world they really know how to pick the best reMix talent, as their new single is given a blissful workout by Mr. Josh Legg, doing his Goldroom thing and bringing sunshine to everyone in the world.

The new single, Back Seat, is given a lush summertime gloss at Goldroom’s hands. Using bell-like electric piano against a more sharp House piano riff leads to an almost steel drum effect in the track, a breezy beach groove that keeps the Yacht feel of Goldroom’s tunes but ups the tempo a little for a track that would work perfectly for peak time at a  pool party. Washed with feel good vibes Goldroom layers the track with numerous complex elements that build and build toward the track’s finale, which leaves you with a haunting melody ringing in your ears.

Atlas Genius – Back Seat (Goldroom reMix)

Goldroom is heading out to the South Pacific next month, you can catch him here:

02.11 – Can’t Say, Melbourne
03.11 – 1885, Auckland
04.11- The Ivy Pool, Sydney
06.11- Trinity Bar, Canbarra
09.11- Oh Hello!, Fortitude Valley

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LIGHTS’ ‘Timing Is Everything’ video

LIGHTS new video, her first since February’s Banner clip is the third single taken from her excellent Siberia album. The catchy ElectroPop noise romp Timing Is Everything is a definitely a good choice for single material.

The clip was directed by Ken Galloway and is a colourful slick of kitsch that seems to fit LIGHTS personality well.

Siberia by LIGHTS is out now.

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Scarlet Soho embark on European tour + free Kosheen reMix!

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With the impending release of their awesome new EP, Solo OK, (which we reviewed here) Southampton based Indie-Electro trio, and one of the UK’s brightest ElectroPop stars, Scarlet Soho are hitting the road around Europe. Taking their well oiled machine of catchy synth hooks and memorable, emotive, lyrics to some of the continent’s hotspots to showcase tracks from the new EP as well as pleasing the crowd with their hits.

But that’s not all. Because the guys are feeling psyched about releasing the Solo KO EP and getting out there to play the tracks live, they are also letting us give away a pretty special tune. Bristolian dance legends Kosheen recently got on board with Scarlet Soho’s track Pedal To The Metal, delivering a complex and infectious rendition of the song. Loaded with jagged synth riffs and warm pads, alongside the refrain of “we hit the road” it’s the prefect track to launch Scarlet Soho’s tour, which culminates with an un-missable Christmas party in London. The tune is here to download for the cheap-as-chips price of one shiny email address. Now that’s a bargain!

Scarlet Soho – Pedal To The Metal (Kosheen reMix)

You can download Kosheen’s reMix of Pedal To The Metal right here.

Scarlet Soho launch their European tour to promote the Solo KO EP on the 8th November in Belgium. Check the dates:

08.11  La Legia, Liege (BE)
09.11  Tsunami Club, Koln  (DE)
10.11  Kokolores, Kunzeslau (DE)
11.11  Schuetzengasse, Weimar (DE)
13.11  Fluxbau, Berlin (DE)
15.11  Pod Lampou, Plzen (CZ)
16.11  Jugendhaus, Riesa (DE)
17.11  Zebra Bar, Brussels (BE)
14.12  Railway, Winchester (UK) (Scarlet Soho Christmas Party Part 01)
15.12  Hoxton Underbelly, London (UK) (Scarlet Soho Christmas Party Part 02)

If you’re in the area, know your Scarlet Soho, and are feeling lucky, you can try your hand at winning two tickets to your local show over on the bands Facebook page.

You can pre-order the Solo KO EP from Scarlet Soho’s website. It’ll be released 9th November.

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M83’s ‘Steve McQueen’ video

The long-awaited video for the awesome M83’s Steve McQueen has finally premièred. What can do this Chillwave/SynthPop epic justice?

The video is the end result of a video making competition whose only rule was “it;s not about the actor!”. The winning entry was this amazing clip from French directors Balthazar Auxietre and Sylvain Derosne. just watch the video, it’s magical.

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Hercules And Love Affair’s ‘Release Me’

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Following Digalism’s stunning entry into the series, the next gang up for the honour of compiling a DJ-KICKS album is Hercules And Love Affair. Despite a relatively mediocre second album, the members of H&LA have been producing, collaborating and featuring on some of this years most amazing releases. As is the way DJ-KICKS things work, Hercules And Love Affair have a new original track in the mix, and Release Me give us the impression that the guys have  taken a lot from their various works this year and brought it back to H&LA.

Butler and Pistel really bring an early ‘90’s Pop vibe to Release Me, alongside some ecclectic synth work and retro House Piano. It’s the logical progression from both their past work and the collaboration with Moonlight Matters earlier in the year. Bringing a B-Boy beat and a hint of Electro Boogie to work with the gentle vocals creates a nice contrast, but what elevates this track to greatness is the liberal use of those all-important orchestral stabs.

♫ Hercules And Love Affair – Release Me (DJ-KICKS)

Hercules And Love Affair’s DJ-KICKS is released 29th October on Studio !K7

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Shiny Toy Guns’ Fading Listening video

Here’s the new video for Shiny Toy Guns’ Dreamwave epic Fading Listening. The track is taken from the LA Indie-Electro outfit’s excellent third album, III.

Luke Eberl and Edgar Morais direct this clip which kinda; continues a current trend for videos with mini-me’s in/

Shiny Toy Gun’s III is out now.

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