Pelerins are a duo from Istanbul who make some seriously funky ElectroPop. Infused with everything from Moog Funk to Nu-Disco, these guys are setting their sights on the more DiscoPop end of the spectrum, maybe even having a shot at Chromeo themselves.
They’ve got four un-mastered tracks up on SoundCloud, but even in this demo form, the tracks show off Pelerins’ sheer talent. these raw versions of their track are already head and shoulders above many producing a similar a style. In their masterful hands, the MiniMoog, the talkbox, the rich retro synths, all become something extra special. Their smooth blend of catchy ElectroPop and head nodding Disco and Funk is instantly infectious. From the get go you know you’re listening to something that you’ll be hearing a lot more from in the coming year. Our picks of their SoundCloud would have to be (gun to our head) Falling, a driving DiscoPop tune that mixes up the best Pelerins has to offer, call-an-response talkbox action, wicked Disco licks, stabbing retro synths and a butt shaking groove. Also Is This Love?, a slicker and more nostalgic affair that seems Pelerins show off more of their Dreamwave side with impassioned vocals playing against an biting synthetic Disco soundtrack. You absolutely must check out Pelerins. Turkey’s in the house!
Woo-Hoo! Here’s the new single from Swedish ElectroPop queen Vanbot!
Proving once and for all that the awesomeness that was her self-titled début album of last year wasn’t a one off. ‘Got To Get Out’ is a sublime and atmospheric slice of DancePop. Unmistakably Scandinavian and majestic ‘Got To Get Out’ is euphoric ElectroPop with a sense of urgency. In her own words “’Got To Get Out’ is about my hometown Stockholm and how it’s filled with people experiencing a sense of isolation and separation, how it makes you feel lonely in a crowd,” she explains. “It’s fascinating that people can live so close together without really noticing one another. It’s about exploring the city nightlife and the tendencies people have to chase after the experiences that will cause the best story to tell the next day instead of enjoying the happiness of the moment.”.
Fear Of Tigers – The Guestlist 05/08/2011 = Futurecop! drop by The Guestlist this week, so you know the tunes are going to be spot on. Also, the man Pete Tong is in the house! If that wasn’t enough Fear Of Tigers gets you set for the weekend the the best selection around.
That is a Cat On A Keyboard In Space, you can be on your keyboard all over one of Fear Of Tigers’ best loved tunes, ‘The Adventures Of Pippi Longstrump’ as he launches what I’m sure will prove to be an exciting reMix competition.
In 2009 Fear Of Tigers released hid début album ‘Cossus Snufsigalonia’, which was one of the best albums of the year and, bewilderingly, given away for free. ‘The Adventures Of Pippi Longstrump’ (or ‘Pippi’ to it’s friends) was an immediate hit and pretty much summed up everything we Retro Electro/Dreamwave/ElectroPop fans were looking for. It was even on the telly!
Fast forward to 2011 and FoT is gearing up to release a brand new album, ahead of witch will be coming some reworks of the older tunes getting an official release. Possibly including your reMix alongside the likes of Diamond Cut and Edwin Van Cleef?
You can find the lowdown on the reMix completion here and grab all the stems right here. It’s gonna’ be a tough fight though, with judging alongside FoT will be Justin Faust, Futurecop!, Diamond Cut and Edwin Van Cleef! This is one reMix competition you can be sure we’ll be keeping an eye on!
Fear Of Tigers – The Guestlist 15/07/2011 = Some of the guys from The NightMoves Collective join Fear Of Tigers this week to add their ingredients to FoT’s usual recipe of some of the hugest tracks around, both classic and bleeding edge.
Fear Of Tigers – The Guestlist 08/07/2011 = One of the perks of posting about The Guestlist each week is that once every seven days I get to browse funny pictures of Tigers! A packed show this week includes a mix from the Micromix guys and Clancy’s awesome new tune ‘Panther’.
Fear Of Tigers – The Guestlist 24/06/2011 = You’re listening to The Guestlist, your weekly music podcast with him, Fear Of Tigers. FoT goes solo this week pulling some massive tracks from his record box, dropping the likes of Umek, Edwin Van Cleef, St Etienne, Lifelike and more.