It been a while sing we features a full on banger here, for no other reason than nothing in the past few months has really inspired me, but here come’s Binary’s resident ravemeister, The Kids Are Radioactive, to set that right.
There are two really epic sections to the track, a sequel to 2009’s ‘Perpetual Drag’, cleverly titled ‘Perpetual Drag 2’ (it’s possibly personal this time?) which nicely switch between chainsaw synth noise terror and and the lead section with a sweet euphoric chord progression, all this is underpinned with a reverby ‘90’s House piano which gives the track a different flavour from, your usual Electro-House. And of course, the thing if full of massive builds. I’m so glad that Jordan and some people can still make Electro-House tracks with a bit of imagination!
Here is a new video for Goldroom’s track ‘Nights In Nantes’.
Goldroom is, of course, Josh Legg, Binary head honcho and one half of NightWaves. He’s been getting some great press and inclusions in some awesome mixtapes since he unleashed his three début tracks on the world. Great things are expected from Goldroom.
Goldroom – Verano Mix 2011 = Binary’s Josh Legg, in his Goldroom guise, treats us to an hour of sweet sweet summer Disco tunes with a hint of ElectroPop. whatever the weather’s like where you are, this mix will make it better.
01. Teams – Based Love
02. Bison – Soup Fiction
03. Stars – Changes (Teen reMix)
04. Games – Strawberry Skies
05. Zimmer – Cruisin
06. Bogdan Irkuk – Caprice
07. Rampi – Feel It Burn (Mario Basanov reMix)
08. Popular People’s Front – Party Over Here (Gigamesh Rework)
09. Burns & Fred Falke – You Stopped Loving Me (Louis La Roche Chillax Dub)
10. Mitzi – India
11. Ferris Cooler – Mojitochita
12. Eddie C – We Need We
13. Tiger & Woods – Gin Nation
14. Goldroom – Morgan’s Bay
15. Oliver – Walk With Me
16. Escort – Cocaine Blues
17. Only Children – Don’t Stop (Crazy P reMix)
18. Disco Deviance – You Know How I Feel (Social Disco Club Edit)
19. Chad Valley – Now That I’m Real (How Does It Feel?)
20. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (Himan Version)
21. Moullinex – Catalina
22. Ytre Rymden Dansskola – Kahluha Madness
The melodic Indie end of Dreamwave, NightWaves, are in the process of finishing up their début album, but while that goes on NightWaves/Binary main man Josh is also expressing himself in the form of his brand new solo project Goldroom.
Cool licks, dreamy synths and Josh’s heartfelt vocal style are the order of the day here. The three tracks josh has unleashed on the world vary in sound, from the Funk tinged Indie-Dance of ‘Morgan’s Bay’ to the DiscoPop of ‘Nights In Nantes’, but the vibe running throughout is the epitome of Binary. One of summer days, late nights and good times, and that vibe ties the tracks together nicely. It’s kinda’ a sweet mix of influences actually, there’s a Disco groove, some nice Indie licks, some bits of 80’s Pop and R&B, all wrapped up in a atmospherically evocative package. Goldroom could be the new soundtrack to your summer city nights.
More Short Circuit! This week he’s the hardest working man in RoboPop™!
I can’t believe this is his début EP! Short Circuit tracks have been a staple in my mp3 player for what seems like years now but nonetheless here it is. The ‘Late Night Drive’ EP is six tracks of the kind of Electro vocoder Funk that we’ve come to expect from SC and it’s only when presented with a collection like this that we realised how eager we’ve been for fresh Short Circuit material. The EP kicks of with the LexiconDon collaboration ‘Nothing’s On The TV’ which we first heard on LexiconDon’s ‘The Secret’s Out’ mixtape last October, it’s a amped up chant-along ElectroPop tune with sets up the listener for Short Circuit’s particular style of smooth Electro-Disco with a raw, or edgy, production quality that gives it that unique SC sound. Following on is ‘Get Up’, which takes a Rock arrangement and applies that to a string tinged ElectroPop tune to powerful effect. We were hoping that ‘How We Speak’ would put in an appearance on the EP, featured briefly in this live video that premiered last week and seems to be the spiritual successor to Short Circuit’s now classic ‘Let Go’ with similar strong bassline and Andrew’s RoboVox™ that get stuck in your brain, this time with added cowbell!
‘Keep It Together’ draws things back to a laid back tempo for some heavy vocodered Electro-Funk before ‘Charmed’ reminds you where Short Circuit came from, being the quintessential Binary dancefloor tune. The title track, ‘Late Night Drive’ ends the EP on an epic retro-Electro note and seems to nicely sum up the EP, more heavy bass and vocoded vocals leading into soaring synth leads with an almost cinematic feel. Overall the EP is exactly what we wanted from Short Circuit but at the same time a lot more diverse than we were expecting. ‘Late night Drive’ is satisfying, and pleasantly surprising.
Yesterday saw the release of Joypopp’s début EP, ‘Ecstatic’, on Binary Records.
It’s an EP bursting at the seems with four original tracks and three reMixes. We’ve already covered two ofthe original tunes on the EP, ‘Desire’ and ‘Volupté’, both of which really whet our appetite for more Joypopp. ‘Nostalgic’ and ‘Six To Six’ are more of the same top quality analog ElectroPop from the French duo. With their big Sci-Fi soundtrack synths and sweet female vocals, the Joypopp combination is defiantly a winner. ReMixes on the EP come courtesy of Night Drugs and these two from Girlfriend Records head honcho Sferro and Binary’s RoboPop™ main man Short Circuit. Sferro turns in a suitably retro slice of ElectroPop with a laidback groove, deep bass and awesome 80’s melodies. Short Curcuit’s reMix takes the track in the opposite direction, it’s a heavy mid-tempo club track that sees SC moving towed an almost Justice mix of rock riff-esq chainsaw synths and Disco drums.
Another fresh track from Joypopp’s forthcoming EP!
Joypopp are Binary’s latest signing, a French duo who create wonderfully atmospheric, yet danceable, ElectroPop music. ‘Desire’ proves that the EP’s lead track, ‘Volupté’ which came to light at the beginning of the month, wasn’t a fluke. A marvellous futuristic love story wrapped up in soaring analog synths and emotional vocals. It’s easy to see why Binary snapped up these two, there is something special about the Joypop tracks that have surfaced so far, a real depth of feeling and some real musicianship. Great sounds too.
♫ Joypopp – Desire
Joypopp’s ‘Ecstatic’ EP is out 9th May on Binary and features reMixes from Binary’s own Short Circuit, Night Drugs and Sferro.
Barely a week goes by, recently, with out something exciting happening over at Binary HQ.
This week sees the announcement of another new signing, French duo Joypopp. Releasing their début EP, titled ‘Ecstatic’, in May Joypopp have dropped the first track to give you a taster of what to expect. ‘Volupté’ is very French, in the best possible way. Musically it’s a Jarre-esq Sci-Fi synth epic. A mid-tempo ElectroPop groove provides backing for layers of intertwining analog melodies that would make Jarre, Vangelis or Tangerine Dream proud. Top that with the sweetest female vocals and you have something both futuristically ethereal and summer sexy.