Kids At Midnight & Xander Milne

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Tomorrow Kids At Midnight release their new single, their début for for Vulture Music, and frankly it’s about time too! I literally feel like I’ve been waiting for this release forever.

The single will be a double A-side featuring the tracks ‘Let You Slide’ and ‘No No Yeah Yeah’, alongside the original versions sits this reMix from Xander Milne, who pushed the heavy synth funk with a massive slap bassline and the sweetest of twisted lead lines. It’s quite a laid back summery track but with enough balls to rock the dancefloor. The solid groove works just right for Jane’s vocals to ride over to complete the package. It’s a shame I have neither a) a pool, b) good weather or c) loads of friends who don’t have to get up for work tomorrow, ‘cos this tune has got me in the mood for a pool party.

♫ Kids At Midnight – No No Yeah Yeah (XM reMix)

‘Let You Slide’/’No No Yeah Yeah’ is released tomorrow.

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NightWaves’ Fascination

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Coming from the LA based stable, BinaryNightWaves (A.K.A. Kyle Petersen and Josh Legg) owe just as much to pure SynthPop as they do to heavy 80’s influenced Electro-House.

Heavily emotive vocals with an early Depeche Mode style isn’t always the first thing you expect from a band associated with the current crop of Disco-House (or what they are calling Dreamwave) acts, you normally expect something lighter, floatier, but it works so well and lends NightWaves an extra slice of power in their music.

The upcoming single ‘Fascination’ is original taken from the fantastic Binary compilation ‘LA Lights’ and has been given the reMix treatment by a number of artists in the last few months. amongst them Sweden’s ODahl turn the Disco-House up to 11 while We Plants Are Happy Plants make the track more of an deep epic highlighting the feeling in the vocals. Fellow Binary crew Keenhouse’s mix is probably my favourite version (other than the original!) with pure electro beats and an almost poppy synth riff.

Check them out:

NightWaves – Fascination (zShare) (MediaFire)

NightWaves – Fascination (WPAHP reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

NightWaves – Fascination (ODahl reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

NightWaves – Fascination (Keenhouse reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

For more info keep an eye on Binary’s blog and go grab yourselves some NightWaves:

NightWaves @ Beatport

NightWaves @ Juno

NightWaves @ 7Digital

NightWaves @ Amazon

Saar & Sky

It’s my pleasure to introduce to you Saar & Sky, and I say “my pleasure” as I believe S&S are one of the best bands in London, which in the current musical climate is saying quite a lot.

Both members of electronic act New Europeans, these two have branched off to produce something kinda’ poppier than their previous work.

In a world of retro-esq or nostalgia laden gimmicky tracks this ElectroPop duo make authentic 80’s sounding Pop tunes. Even without the synth work the songwriting itself is straight out of the great decade but the package is wrapped with the tiniest hint of French/Electro-House, just enough to make it sound fresh and relevant.

Whether it’s the layers of synthesizers, the electro toms or Saar’s impassioned vocals (which have just the right amount of theatricality without sounding over the top, a real trait of 80’s vocals) the guys have nailed it.

Give it a listen:

Saar & Sky – Charge Me Up (zShare) (MediaFire)

Go show S&S some MySpace love and check out their other tracks:

Saar & Sky @ MySpace

Heads We Dance Feat. Little Boots

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Heads We Dance have been rumoured to be doing a track with Little Boots for a while now and here is the fruits of that labour.

‘Work It Out’ is the B-side to HWD’s forthcoming single ‘When The Sirens Sound’, a single that will include reMixes from such exiting names as Don Diablo, Russ Chimes and Hot Pink Delorean. There should be some fantastic 80’s sounding dance tracks amongst that lot!

‘Work It Out’ is a bit more guitary than we have come to expect from Heads We Dance but is a fun tune nonetheless. it will go down a treat on any Indie dancefloor. Nice big rock chorus!

Heads We Dance (Feat. Little Boots) – Work It Out (zShare) (MediaFire)

‘When The Sirens Sound’ is released on May 18th via This Is Fake DIY Records/Gash Digital

Heads We Dance @ Amazon

TheRGBs

TheRGBs

Prepare to enter a world of crazy.

East London’s TheRGBs are a live ElectroPop four piece. ‘Live’ being the operative word as it is live where the girls (and guy) really shine…literally. It’s all spangles, shiny leotards and keytars (and you know how electronic rumors feel about girls with keytars!)  and the kind of energy most bands can only dream of.

The music is as smooth as the live show is energetic, a lot deeper than the throwaway ElectroPop dittys they first appear to be. Don’t be blinded by the shiny outfits and madcap presence, underneath that is a bucket-load of songwriting talent.

Becky’s versatile vocal style is just right for her delivery of some emotive…some satirical lyrics over the refreshing kind of stripped down synthwork that can only be written by an act that plays live. Somehow the sound ends up being bigger than the sum of it’s parts.

Wrap your ears ‘round this deep Elelctro mix by Roboticist:

TheRGBs – Up & Down (Roboticist reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

You may recognise TheRGBs as featuring on Groove Armada’s current single ‘Drop The Tough’ that has had a couple of huge reMixes, by Van She and The Twelves, doing the rounds the last couple of months. Incidentally, ‘Drop The Tough’ was released March 15th.

Groove Armada (Feat. TheRGBs) – Drop The Tough (Van She B-Live reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

TheRGBs are currently in the studio recording their début album which should be ready to drop in the next few months, we may even have a taster for you soon.

Until then, show the girls (and guy) some MySpace love and pick up the Groove Armada single:

TheRGBs @ MySpace

Groove Armada (Feat. TheRGBs) – Drop The Tough @ Beatport

Groove Armada (Feat. TheRGBs) – Drop The Tough @ 7Digital

Groove Armada (Feat. TheRGBs) – Drop The Tough @ Amazon