[Video] Cinnamon Chasers’ ‘Hurts Too Much’


Cinnamon Chasers   Hurts Too Much  Official Music Video    YouTube

The almighty Cinnamon Chasers is back this month with a new single. Taken from his forthcoming latest album, Hurts Too Much sees CC folding a downtempo groove into his space age synths and adding haunting, melancholy vocals to create a beautiful tune.

The video was directed by David Strindberg, who uses smoke and filters to evoke a dreamlike mood. Oh, and interpretive dance.

Cinnamon Chasers’ ‘Hurts Too Much’ is released 28th July.

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[Movie] Controller


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We don’t often write about films, but when we do it’s usually for a good reason. Aside for the fact that we’re big fans of Sci-Fi shorts, short movie Controller grabbed out attention for two very good reasons. This film has pedigree.

First up, it was written and directed by Saman Kesh. Not only an award winning director in the real world, but the winner of an electronic rumors award too! Alongside his mind-blowingly good video for Cinnamon Chasers’ Luv Deluxe being winner of the SXSW Best Music Video Award 2010, his trilogy of amazing videos for Russ Chime’s Midnight Club EP were our picks for Best Video of 2010. We love this guy’s eye. We wouldn’t dare to pretend to be film critic’s but we get pretty enthralled by the way he combines romance and tension in every shot.

Secondly, and just as importantly, the soundtrack is by none other than Cinnamon Chasers himself (under his real name, Russ Davies), a pulsating synthetic affair that bubbles and builds alongside the action and really works the rising emotions of the story, picking out the quiet moments and kinetic action individually.

As we mentioned, we’re big fans of Sci-Fi shorts, Controller would have been an awesome piece regardless of who was involved in making it, but we can’t help but feel these guy’s talents pushed it over the edge into a real thing of beauty. We’re not movie reviewers (hell, we’re barely music reviewers), so just watch and enjoy.

Check out Controller’s prequel here. Controller’s soundtrack is out now.

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[Audio] Cinnamon Chasers’ new EP


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Long time readers of electronic rumors will know that hands-down one of our favourite producers is the enigmatic Cinnamon Chasers. Spanning Dreamwave, Nu-Disco, SynthWave, Italo and House, Cinnamon Chasers has spent the last five years putting out some of the most consistently impressive records in electronic music. Here is a man who effortlessly juggles emotion and groove to deliver track that both compel you to dance and give you goosebumps. He’s gearing up to release his new EP, Time.Body.Tears, next week and we can give you an sneaky listen to some of it right here.

Time.Body.Tears serves up five tracks, each of them so washed in retro synth Boogie that it’s hard to pick favourites. The EP kicks off with Flight, an undulating tune that rolls along on thick 80s synth bass and a digital sax hook straight out of Jermaine Stewart’s We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off. It’s totally infectious and if anything is going to draw you into the rest of the EP it’s Flight. Body is up next and brings the release a dose off moody dancefloor vibes. A deep slice of piano led House, Body is washed in a hint of mid-90s Orbital-esque euphoria in it’s punchy bass, vocal instrumentation and dubby piano that makes for a pleasingly nostalgic experience. Just in case Body got you too Chilled, it’s swiftly followed by the high-octane Electro-Italo-Cosmic-Rock of Tears. Tears produces the EP’s energetic mid-point rocking an almost perfect combination of Italo bass, breakin’ beats, rousing chords and just the tiniest hint of Ultravox’s Midge Ure. Time brings us, stylistically, back from the 80s to the 90s once more with a slice of classic sounding dance, once again hypnotising us with a big piano hook on this slo-House Jam. Proving the EP’s nod to Tropical Disco, Time has one foot on the beach, the other in distant galaxies. The EP closes on Friends, a massive emotional finale, mixing up Cinnamon Chasers’ resonant chords with a layer of gritty, dirty Disco-House, all chainsaw synths and twisted vocoding. Leaving you with a truck load of Funk, Friends is pure heavyweight French style Nu-Disco with an 80s Electro-Soul heart. Cinnamon Chasers haven’t let us down yet, continuing to be one of the best in the game. Naturally, this is a highly recommended release.

♫ Cinnamon Chasers – Flight

Cinnamon Chasers’ Time.Body.Tears EP is released 18th June.

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Cinnamon Chasers’ ‘Dreams & Machines’ album

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To those in the know, those who really follow Dreamwave, or Nu-Disco, or SynthWave, or whatever we are calling it this month, London’s Cinnamon Chasers has long been a name associated with some of the best synth music around. After he released his amazing début A Million Miles From Home in 2009 he came to most people attention with the massive Luv Deluxe (alongside a slick video from Francis Pollara who went on to direct Russ Chimes’ Midnight Club trilogy). Luv Deluxe was huge, and set the stage for Cinnamon Chasers second album, Science, which cemented Russ Davies reputation for emotional and beautiful synth music with all the groove of Nu-Disco and all the emotional resonance of Jean Michel-Jarre or Vangelis.

So here we are as Cinnamon Chasers is gearing up for the release of his third full length record later this month. Dreams & Machines its the logical next step for CC, it’s got that spacey, cosmic Disco feel alongside the blissful Balearic keys that so encapsulate Cinnamon Chasers sound, but here there’s an underlying current of early 90s House, a warehouse Rave feeling that pushed Davies’ music one step further. The album kicks off with the title track (which we heard a couple of months ago), and Dreams & Machines sums it, and the whole release, up nicely. The meeting of pounding Disco beats and hazy synths & vocoded vocals leys the groundwork for the rest of the record. As we go into Watch The World Burn we start to pick up on some of those House influences with a stabbing organ line set against the warping galactic synths. Throughout the album the tracks maintain that perfect balance of infectious dancefloor grooves and transcendent smokey synths. highlights, for us, have to include the 21st century BladeRunner Italo-Electro of Hyperwaves, Flash Gun’s introspective Vocoder-Pop and Retrocop, which consummately appeals to our love of Italo and B-Boy Electro, it’s an instant Boogie classic with a Piano House twist. Dreams & Machines is yet another almost flawless release from Cinnamon Chasers, the textbook album for lovers of either retro Disco music or synthesizer tunes in general. Not many capture the emotionality of electronic music without sacrificing and of it;s dancefloor dive, but Cinnamon Chasers has done it again.

♫ Cinnamon Chasers – Flash Gun

♫ Cinnamon Chasers – Retrocop

♫ Cinnamon Chasers  – Lights

♫ Cinnamon Chasers  – Burn The Fire

Cinnamon Chasers’ Dreams & Machines is released 15th November on Modus.

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New music from Cinnamon Chasers

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What an awesome end to the week! Cinnamon Chasers, easily one of our favourite producers of the last few years, has announced the forthcoming release of his new album. As yet the record’s title hasn’t been revealed, but what has been revealed is one of the tracks from it. Dreams And Machines.

It’s the prefect title for the tune. Dreams And Machine perfectly encapsulates what this song is about, the two elements flowing alongside each other in total harmony. The Dreams side of the equation is covered by lush, otherwordly synths. Warm and swelling, the tonal palette Cinnamon Chasers puts to good use here is one of Sci-Fi landscapes, hazy imaginings and cosmic journeys. The Machines bit comes in to play with the pulsating Disco beat, and cut up, vocoded vocals. It’s a brilliant introduction to CC’s new material, and everything we could have asked for. A body shaking bassline and piercing leads, what more could we want. So stoked for this album, roll on September!

♫ Cinnamon Chasers – Dreams And Machines

You can download Dreams And Machines for the small price of a Tweet, right here.

Cinnamon Chasers’ new album is due out 17th September on Modus.

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Cinnamon Chasers’ new mix

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Cinnamon Chasers – DJMix June 2012 = Cinnamon Chasers new mixtape is a Boogie fuelled fifty minutes. Loaded with smooth grooves and dreamy synths it’s the perfect compliment to a hazy summers day. With this mix on, there’s just nothing to worry about.

Cinnamon Chasers – DJMix June 2012

Cinnamon Chasers’ The Day That Never Came is out now.

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Cinnamon Chasers’ ‘Love In Sunset’ mix

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Cinnamon Chasers – Love In Sunset = In this new DJ mix for April 2012, Cinnamon Chasers gets a bit funky with some nice, deep, Electro Boogie and synth Disco to see in the warmer weather with.

Cinnamon Chasers – Love In Sunset

‘The Day That Never Came’ is out now.

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Cinnamon Chasers’ reMixes


So, Cinnamon Chasers’ ‘the Day That Never Came’/’Warm Rush’ reMix competition has drawn to a close, we’ve already featured Mr. Mæn’s and Lameboy Advance’s reMixes but while we await the winner to be announced let have a listen to some of the highlights so far.

We’ve by no means had the opportunity to listen to every single entrant, but here are some of the tracks that have stood out to us in out browsing of what’s on offer. Collins, unsurprisingly, turns in a top quality synthesiser workout with layers of retro electronic and does a really good job of creating a mood with his use of sound. Norwegian outfit seipä, have entered a massive sounding ElectroPop version of ‘The Day That Never Came’ that is pure synth euphoria. Jason Kid, winner of the Monsieur Adi reMix cometition, delivers a warm SynthWave track in his ‘Warm Rush’ reMix while Croatian act Senzorz drop some live ElectroPop with walls of arpeggios.

♫ Cinnamon Chasers – The Day That Never Came (Collins’ Kiss The Abyss reMix)

♫ Cinnamon Chasers – The Day That Never Came (seipä reMix)

♫ Cinnamon Chasers – Warm Rush (Jason Kid reMix)

♫ Cinnamon Chasers – The Day That Never Came (Bexx Senzorz Last Minute Rmx)

‘The Day That Never Came’ is out now.

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Cinnamon Chasers & Lameboy Advance


OK, so we’re going to try not to go mad on entries into Cinnamon Chasers ‘The Day That Never Came’ reMix cometition, but sometimes we can’t help it. We love Cinnamon Chasers and Cinnamon Chasers X producers we really dig, such as Lameboy Advance, is a equation for awesome we can’t turn down.

This take on the track by Lameboy isn’t really an Edit despite being called that, it’s actually a full-blown reMix, which is a good thing because the German SynthWave producer takes the song down a sweetly melancholic nostalgia route. Deep ‘80’s bass, muted guitar and gentle retro synth chords transform the doomy vocal into something softer, and the track into a chilled-out SynthPop track the cruises along with a slightly summery vibe.

♫ Cinnamon Chasers – The Day That Never Came (Lameboy Advance Edit)

‘The Day That Never Came’ is out now.

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Cinnamon Chasers reMixed by Mr. Mæn

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We make no secret ‘round here that Cinnamon Chasers is one of our favourite producers working today. The CC recently launched a reMix competition off the back of his last single, ‘The Day That Never Came’ and we were pretty excited when the constantly awesome Mr. Mæn dropped his entry.

The original track sees Cinnamon Chasers leaning toward an almost Electro-Rock direction with dark overtones, so Mr. Mæn pulls the track back to a mare dreamlike place. His chilled Dreamwave bringing out an ‘80’s Pop side to the gothy vocals. Mr. Mæn pulls of the perfect vibe for a more summery, sunset version of this track with great use of layered melody and soaring leads.

♫ Cinnamon Chasers – The Day That Never Came (Mr Mæn reMix)

‘The Day That Never Came’ is out now.

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