French ElectroPop duo Juveniles are about to drop their Through The Night EP, which appears to be just a re-release of their-self titled EP from June this year. It was an awesome release, which most of you have already picked up, particularly the Yuksek reMix of Through The Night which we featured back in the summer. the re-release of the EP will be out on AZ/Universal, so it’s nice that the guys have major label backing now.
Here’s the Edward Housden directed video, which you have also probably already seen (nope, major label backing doesn’t get you a new video apparently), it’s very French.
The guys hit the UK later this month, definitely one not-to-be-missed:
20 Nov – Blind Tiger, Brighton 21 Nov – Shacklewell Arms, London 22 Nov – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Juveniles’ ‘Through The Night’ EP is released 26th November.
Remember Australian SynthWave master Jordan F’s Under The Sun? The man dropped it early last month, a shimmering piece of beautiful, introspective retro synth work. Well, now the track has been recreated and remoulded as a stunning slice of vintage SnythPop with a little vocal help from London’s Le Cassette.
Vocals take the track to a whole new level, especially in Le Cassette’s authentically 80s style. The moody, enigmatic, vocals work as a nice juxtaposition to Jordan’s typically upbeat, nostalgic, music. This combination of Le Cassette’s croon and Jordan’s sparking aspirational SynthWave ends up hitting just the right point for perfect 80s Pop, melancholy with a hint of optimism, exemplified by the best Pop from that era. We’ve been dying to hear Jordan team up with a vocalist for a while now, and we haven’t been disappointed.
It’s been a while since we heard from Cheshire based SynthPop project Masters Of The Radio. Just over a year ago they released their début EP The Pleasure Age which we featured right here. Now Masters Of The Radio is are back with a brand new single, to be released later this month.
Wings is business as usual for this emotional synth outfit, with a memorable chorus. They’ve still got the Japan-esque vocals and the moody electronics in their corner resulting in an authentically British 80s Pop tune with a majestic chorus. Loaded with lush strings and chilly synth burbles Wings is a pretty irresistible lice of SynthPop.
Well, this is a nice mid-week surprise. One of our favourite tracks of the moment French Horn Rebellion Vs. Database’s Poster Girl as reMixed by one half of one of our favourite bands full-stop, MNDR. MNDR’s Pete Wade gives the track a little House sheen and a deep dancefloor vibe.
Wade’s reMix of Poster Girl is a nice mix between the original’s Disco flare and MNDR’s more ecclectic, and electronic, SynthPop sounds. An array of orchestral stabs, Disco samples and a deep square bassline dominate the track and it;s solid as hell. This track should pretty much be a staple in peoples record crates, a timeless dance track that guaranteed to do the job.Wade turned out to be funkier than his MNDR productions were letting on.
Yes, you read that right, some has covered Tim Capello. OK people, we’re through the looking glass here. Tim Capello’s I Still Believe is one of the greatest songs ever written, I don’t think anyone has been brave enough to cover it up until now. Enter London Moody ElectroPoppers Age Of Consent. May god have mercy on their souls.
To be fair to them they have a good old crack at it. What their cover lacks in saxophone (boo!), it makes up for in ominous, dread-filled snyths and pounding drums (yay!). Age Of Consents version is actually quite cinematic (the original comes from he soundtrack o The Lost Boys), carrying with it an underlying sense of drama amidst the industrial hammerfall sounds and vintage SynthPop atmosphere. An impressive dark-dancefloor tune that’s just missing a sax solo.
Here’s a new one from Pittsburgh SynthWaver Betamaxx. It’s been a few months since we last featured Nick Morey’s 80s sounds, but this new track has a sweet vocal from Dana Jean Phoenix, which definitely got out attention.
The Sure Thing is a little rough around the edges, but that seems to be part of it’s charm. It’s a warm, nostalgic slice of retro Pop. We knew Betamaxx was highly skilled in the production of vintage sounding synth music, and this track is full of bright chords and arpeggiated basslines dong the job, but Dana Jean’s vocals are also amazingly 80s sounding. Both in performance and arrangement, the vocal line of The Sure Thing exudes a authentically mid-80s cool. Hopefully Betamaxx will get round to a new EP sometimes soon.
Future Unlimited, those awesome Nashville purveyors of deep ElectroPop, they were never going to let us down on Halloween, were they? Well, sort of, whilst not strictly a Halloween song (thankfully) it has the word ‘Haunted’ in the title and brooding synths. So we can all be really shallow and just call it our generations Monster Mash, at least for today.
Seriously though, Haunted Love is a staggeringly beautiful tale of obsession set to a moody, romantic, electronic backing. With distant vocals that shift around the track like smoke, giving the song a Shoegaze feel to it, and warm, rich synths that rise and fall, ebb and flow, like a living thing. Drums pulsating a slow, steady heartbeat, chords filtering in and out like breathing, Haunted Love is an organic beast. Just with there were some creepy dance moves to go along with it.
Kid Kasio has just premièred his new video, it’s for the insanely catchy Telephone Line, taken from his amazing début album from earlier this year, Kasiotone.
Directed by Nick Gough & Kid Kasio himself, the clip is another excursion into KK’s mid-80s dreamland. The look, the fashion, the video effects, all mount up into one incredible fun, authentic Top Of The Pops experience.
We last saw Belgian ElectroPop act Shindu releasing on Kitsuné last summer. their storming cover of Siouxsie And The Banshees’ Happy House went down a treat. Now the slimmed down two piece are back with a new single on Jerry Bouthier’s Continental Records which is already getting a ton of support from some of the coolest DJs ion the planet.
Just Go is a big, rousing, slick of European SynthPop, all vintage synths and sultry vocals. Alongside the Original and a reMix from the amazing Cyclist, Jerry Bouthier himself gets a look-in with a rocking Dub version that’s primed for the dancefloors. Spinning the best of the original out into a floor-filling five minutes, JB works the buzzing analog synth bass and baroque leads, bringing out their most euphoric qualities. Mixing in just the right amount of vocals in the chorus the track takes on a new, anthemic, quality. Expect to be hearing this one all over.