[Audio] Benny & Gain’s ‘Approval’

 

Benny & Gain

The latest release on Pole Jam Vinyl, the awesome physical label from the fine folks at Pole Position Recordings and Glam Jam Artists, comes in the form of another groove packed compilation. This one features the talents of Cassara, Darko Kustura, and Benny & Gain, collectively titled the Lady Leopard EP. This one is our favourite on the record, coming from London production duo Benny & Gain, this is Approval.

The most laid back tune of the release, Approval is an enchanting five minute synthesizer odyssey. Sunrise Disco vibes with a carefree, hypnotic groove you can get lost in, Approval gently invites you to walk with it’s chilled Disco beats, lazy House keys and starshine lead lines. One for late nights or early mornings; Benny & Gain have delivered a slice of dance music bliss.

♫ Benny & Gain – Approval

The Lady Leopard EP is due out late March/early April. Pre-order the EP here.

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[Video] Televisor’s ‘Find That Someone’

 

Televisor   Find That Someone  feat. Richard Judge   Monstercat Official Music Video    YouTube

London based Dreamwavers Televisor are gearing up for the release of their new, Funk fuelled, EP; titled Venture. Here’s the frantic Nu-Disco lead track, the Richard Judge featuring Find That Someone.

This is the official video, a colourful, retro, excursion into finding that mystery woman.

Televisor’s Venture EP is released 6th April.

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[Audio] Goldroom reMixes Ekkah’s ‘Last Chance To Dance’

 

Ekkah

Dreamwave originator and purveyor of all things nautical Disco Goldroom has treated us to a brand new reMix. He’s been a bit quiet recently, since ‘Till Sunrise, due to all the constant gigging and whatnot so it’s nice to hear some fresh music. The object of his talents this time is Brummie Rebekah/Rebecca themed duo Ekkah’s single of last year, Last Chance To Dance. Soak it up.

Goldroom immediately drops you in the middle of some island bliss with rolling percussion and delicate arpeggios before launching into dreamy beach House vibes. Ekkah’s vocals have a certain soulful quality and skippy Pop groove that lends themselves perfectly to Goldroom’s piano lead feel-good soundtrack. Can’t stop vibing to this.

♫ Ekkah – Last Chance To Dance (Goldroom reMix)

Ekkah’s Last Chance To Dance is out now.

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[Video] Let Em Riot’s ‘Sun Flares’

 

L E T E M R I O T   Sun Flares   YouTube

Sun Flares is taken from Let Em Riot’s new EP, Lines, which is released tomorrow. Just like The Manual and We Were Young it’s a deeply emotional slice of nostalgic ElectroPop brilliance.

Check the video; it’s Ryan from Arcade High playing arcade games. Nuff’ said.

Let Em Riot’s Lines EP is released 10th March.

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[Audio] Let Em Riot’s ‘We Were Young’

 

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LA Dreamwave hero Let Em Riot is back with another new cut from his forthcoming new EP, Lines. He’s already teased with The Manual at the start of the month which already had us excited for Lines’ March release, this new tune just whets our appetite even more. Check out We Were Young.

We Were Young takes us back to everything we love about Let Em Riot; beautiful, emotional songwriting and authentic sounding, non-pastiche, retro electronics. It’s a stripped back tune, serving up the core elements of Let Em Riot’s sound and utilizing them to their fullest. Sparse synths and a choice beat deliver an introspective soundtrack for Alan’s heartfelt performance. Great stuff!

♫ Let Em Riot – We Were Young

Let Em Riot’s Lines EP is released 10th March.

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[Audio] Cuushe’s ‘Tie’

 

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Tokyo’s Cuushe has joined the ever expanding roster of one of the labels we respect the most, Cascine. Not that our respect counts for much, but if we were to hold up an example of an independent label doing it right it would be Cascine. For her latest EP, Cuushe is combining the mighty forces of Cascine and Japanese label flau to release Night Lines, a four track “noir storybook” out in April on digital and limited edition 10” vinyl. Check out the records first track, Tie.

Cuushe serves up a sumptuous and beautiful swirling synthetic soundscape. It’s an unusual mix of modern, shoegaze, electronics, and oddly nostalgic arrangement. The drums spin and roll layered over with waves of smokey pads and pin-prick lead arpeggios. It’s an otherworldly soundtrack to Cuushe’s 80s-tinged ethereal vocals. intoxicating stuff.

♫ Cuushe – Tie

Cuushe’s  Night Lines EP is released 7th April.

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[Download] Polygrim’s ‘Memories That Hurt’

 

Polygrim

Ukrainian artist Volodymyr Dzitsiuk A.K.A. Polygrim has just hopped on-board with the Synth Records posse for the release of his latest offering. The Pivot EP is seven tracks of intricate electronic beatscapes (yup, just invented the word ‘beatscapes’, deal with it), the lead track on the EP being Memories That Hurt. Check it out.

Memories That Hurt perfectly shows off Polygrim’s skills. It neatly delivers on two levels. One is a hazy and dreamlike synthesizer odyssey, layered with rich pads and warbling leads, the other compelling future R&B beats and rolling basslines. The result is very a Röyksopp-esque symphony sound. Memories That Hurt is quite the narrative composition, laying out a story as it’s densely packed arrangement unfurls. Definitely one to check out if your a lover of chilled synthesizer music.

Polygrim – Memories That Hurt

Polygrim’s Pivot EP is out now.

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[Video] Madeon’s ‘Pay No Mind’

 

Madeon   Pay No Mind ft. Passion Pit   YouTube

French wunderkind Madeon is like a proper Pop star now, with a proper video and everything., Here’s the clip for his new single with Passion Pit, Pay No Mind.

Well, someone’s investing in Madeon. This video is a glossy and expensive special effects laden blockbuster.

Pay No Mind is take from Madeon’s début album, Adventure, our soon.

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[Audio] Modern’s ‘Terrestrial’

 

Moderns

Earlier this month we unveiled he new tune from LA Dreamwave master Let Em Riot; buy while that’s been going on, the other project, Moderns is still ticking over. They’ve just released a brand new single titled Terrestrial. This one sees relative newcomer Rosie taking up full vocal duties and a shift from the retro nostalgia of past releases to something that boarders on SynthRock. Check it out below.

Rosie’s voice sound super powerful on this one (and not unlike Annette Strean from Venus Hum in places) as she belts out a huge tune set to hammerfall kicks and buzzing arpeggios. The song is majestic and bombastic in a way that previous offerings weren’t; it’s a tightrope to walk as more introspective, personal productions give way to epics. Earlier Dreamwave based production seems to have given way to this new stadium sound, but as long as they don’t add in some rockin’ guitars we’re all good.

♫ Moderns – Terrestrial

Moderns’ self-titled début EP is out now.

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[Audio] Let Em Riot’s ‘The Manual’

 

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Although he’s been busy recently with his new band Moderns, Dreamwave genius Alan Oakes hasn’t forgot about the moniker that made us fall in love with his music. Let Em Riot is back with a brand new EP, which is pretty damn exciting news! Lines will be available in March, but here’s a taste of what’s to come in the form of the EP’s lead track, The Manual. Get involved!

The Manual clearly shows off why Let Em Riot stands head and shoulders above his contemporaries. Rich and involving retro SynthPop, loaded with buoyant synths and skippy beats, carries the song; spiky synth bass and sparking chines flowing in that organic way Let Em Riot coaxes from his machines while Alan puts in one of his top emotional vocal performances. A very welcome return indeed.

♫ Let Em Riot – The Manual

Let Em Riot’s Lines EP is released 10th March.

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