Florrie drops début EP

Bristol born Xenomania go-to girl Florrie dropped her début EP yesterday, both on iTunes and absolutely free on her website.

The ‘Introducing’ EP does just that. As a collection of four tracks, some we’ve heard before, some new, it’s a pretty good example of Florrie’s sound and where she seems to be going.

One of the new tracks on the EP is ‘Left Too Late’ which is, frankly, pretty amazing. It’s got everything you want in electronically produced Pop. Coming from the Xenomania camp you expect a certain level of quality Pop, but this is all Florrie’s work and is pretty stunning for a début, and a début without a label too. Having already turned down quite a few major label offered in favour of self-development I’m sure she’s going to be in a position to negotiate the perfect deal in the coming months.

Florrie – Left Too Late

If you like the tracks I strongly suggest throwing Florrie a few bucks and buying the EP, she’s gotta’ eat after all!

Florrie @ Beatport

Florrie @ Juno

Florrie @ 7Digital

Florrie @ Amazon

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Echoes

OK, we gave you a taster of Echoes last week with their ‘Ice Cold’ video, now we reckon the time has come to drop some of their music on you lot.

I’ve got no problem saying straight away that I’m pretty exited about this London based ElectroPop duo, the guys inform me that this is an exclusive, electronic rumors are the first (I expect, of many) blog to pick up on them, I hope they’ll remember us when they are famous!

The two friends got together to make music in November of 2009 and have spend the last 10 months in secret working on their craft the fruits of which are now starting to see the light. Shrouding themselves in mystery (for the time being), Echoes say they want the music to speak for itself and man, does it!

They’ve only released one original track so far, ‘Ice Cold’, and it’ll have you hooked. It’s quite a contradictory tune, awash with the melancholy of the traditional SynthPop of Depeche Mode and Ultravox et al, yet with the upbeat production of the best contemporary Electro. I want to say it’s a like a darker Dreamwave but I’m loathe to use the word Dark here, or sombre, or even gloomy because the track is too uplifting and, indeed, powerful. I suppose you could compare them to HURTS, not so much musically but in the sense that they make the pensive seem fun and danceable! Whatever they’ve done it’s they’ve nailed it. The track is, from a production point of view, some of the best ElectroPop that has crossed our path in a while.

Check out ‘Ice Cold’:

Echoes – Ice Cold

Right, on to the reMixes. I was gonna’ choose one, or two mixes to post here but I really couldn’t choose between them. I’d very loosely call all three Nu-Disco, but each displaying different styles and influences. And all three are of some of electronic rumors favourite artists too! Our Bristol gal Florrie’s ‘You Wanna’ Start Something’ gets a full on Piano driven Pop workout while they drop one of the best reMixes of The Good Natured, managing to turn it into an 8 minute hypnotic dancefloor epic without ruining the actual song (which some of the other reMixes kinda’ did). Finally Canadian keytar goddess LIGHTS’ ‘Second Go’ gets a proper Nu-Disco (in a Russ Chimes piano breakdown stylee) makeover with completely addictive results, reMix wise this is where Echoes truly shine.

Enjoy:

Florrie – You Wanna’ Start Something (Echoes reMix)

The Good Natured – Your Body Is a Machine (Echoes reMix)

LIGHTS – Second Go (Echoes reMix)

We wait with baited breath for more from Echoes, until then I suggest you give them some of your hard earned MySpace love.

Echoes @ MySpace

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Snapd drop new Florrie reMix

Florrie may be currently pimping her latest Pop gem, ‘Give Me Your Love’, but there’s still life in here previous (Kitsuné approved) awesomeness, ‘Call 911’, yet!

Snapd (who we have previously featured with his reMix of Sunday Girl’s ‘Self Control’) could very easily become a real favourite round here. He has a knack for striking the prefect balance between dancefloor and Pop. With ‘Call 911’ he has sprinkled his clean ElectroPop production with hints of Electro-House and even Electro tinged R&B, but seem to have drawn out more of the song than some of the (many) other reMixes. It’s a hard effect to quantify, but if you listen to the other reMixes (save maybe Fred Falke’s) and then put on Snapd’s, the track seems to come into it own in a way it hadn’t previously, like song and reMix were always destined for each other?

I’ll quit waffling now, enjoy:

Florrie – Call 911 (Snapd Mix)

While you’re head check out their ace reMix of Lily Allen’s ‘I Could Say’ for a more deep and epic take on the Snapd sound.

Lily Allen – I Could Say (Snapd Mix)

Florrie @ Beatport

Florrie @ Juno

Florrie @ 7Digital

Florrie @ Amazon

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New Florrie reMixes: Fred Falke & Justin Faust

Xenomania drummer/songwriter Florrie has a new single out soon, ‘Give Me Your Love’ which, as well as being a nice slice of Pop, will also feature reMixes from habitual Florrie reMixer Fred Falke and the man Justin Faust.

Falke’s reMix is a power Pop track with arpeggios that drag you straight to the dancefloor, but it’s Justin Faust’s reMix that really hooks. From the electro toms onward it’s a crazy good Nu-Disco stormer.

Florrie – Give Me Your Love (Fred Falke Club Edit)

Florrie – Give Me Your Love (Justin Faust reMix)

Florrie – Give Me Your Love

Oh, and Florrie’s a Bristol girl too! Much love!

‘Give Me Your Love’ is out soon.

Florrie @ Beatport

Florrie @ Juno

Florrie @ 7Digital

Florrie @ Amazon

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Kitsuné X Ponystep

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Last time Kitsuné Music collaborated with one of Richard Mortimer projects on a CD the end result was ‘Kitsuné/BoomBox’. Mixed by, both Kitsuné resident and resident at Mortimer’s legendary BoomBox club, Jerry Bouthier, the album brought together Electro-house and underground ElectroPop to amazingly capture the summer of 2007 for anyone listening to that type of music or going to those types of clubs. it was easily the soundtrack to the year.

This summer Kitsuné are partnering up with Mortimer’s current business, the London based Fashion/Music/Culture webzine PonyStep, to produce another compilation. Mixed, once more, by one half of JBAG, Bouthier, the track list is already impressive. Featuring the likes of Róisín Murphy, Bag Raiders, Adamski, Lindstrøm, Lo-Fi-Fnk, David E Sugar and Das Pop to name a few. BeatauCue’s reMix of Florrie’s ‘911’ makes an appearance in the form of a JBAG edit. As does Two Door Cinema Club’s previous single ‘I Can Talk’ as reMixed by French Horn Rebellion. With a line up like that, and Jerry Bouthier’s prowess at putting together an awesome electronic Pop mix this album should really be something special!

Florrie – 911 (BeatauCue reMix (JBAG Edit))

Two Door Cinema Club – I Can Talk (French Horn Rebellion reMix)

‘Kitsuné X Ponystep’ is released 5th July.

Kitsuné Music @ Beatport

Kitsuné Music @ Juno

Kitsuné Music @ 7Digital

Kitsuné Music @ Amazon

Florrie + Fred Falke

Florrie

Florrie, well, for a start she’s the in-house drummer for the production team responsible for pretty much all of the good ‘proper’ Pop music in the charts in the last decade, Xenomania. She’s also a singer/songwriter in her own right and is débuting classy Pop tune after Pop tune.

As with the last track to surface ‘Call 911’ this latest song, ‘Panic Attack’ has also been given the reMix treatment by none other than Fred Falke.

It’s a, frankly, infectious slice of electronic Pop that has a really strong (and obvious) Xenomania influence with seems to work well with Falke’s trademark bassline.

Florrie – Panic Attack (Fred Falke Extended Mix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

You can hear some more from Florrie on her MySpace:

Florrie @ MySpace