[Audio] Little Boots’ ‘No Pressure’

 

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We’ve got a feeling that there’ll be a few posts featuring new tracks from UK’s ElectroPop queen Little Boots in the run up to the release of her third full length album, Working Girl, next month, as she drip feeds us fresh material on her SoundCloud page. We’ve already been treated to the first single, Better In The Morning, and the album’s title track, and now Boot’s had unleashed the record’s second single, No Pressure. Give it a listen while you wait for that vinyl you pre-ordered (‘cos you did, didn’t you?) to drop.

No Pressure just adds to our excitement about the new record. Taking a different angle, again, from Better In The Morning’s avant-Pop and Working Girl’s UK House overtones No Pressure is a curiously enchanting mix of Chicago House, Synthwave (is Com Truise’s hand at play here?) and Deep House with a stripped back rawness to it. Over this heady mix of analog beats and droning synths comes an almost Balearic hook alongside Victoria’s impassioned vocal. It sees Little Boots is taking no prisoners on this new LP, ignoring rules and genres to deliver something truly her own.

♫ ♫ Little Boots – No Pressure

Little Boots’ Working Girl is released 10th July.

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[Download] Bag Raiders’ ‘Vapour Trails’

 

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Australian duo Bag Raiders are amongst our favourite acts of the past decade. Easily. We’re never quite sure if they are ever going to release anything else or if they have packed it in; so whenever a new tune, or a nugget of news slips out we’re always a) relieved they are still going and b) excited to hear their new material. We’ve got both right here (new tune and nugget of news that is). The guys have announced a brand new EP due at the end of this summer. Titled Waterfalls, it’ll be the now-L.A. based pair’s first new music since last years Nairobi/Savannah double A-side. Check out the first track from the EP, Vapour Trails below, it’s a free download from Bag Raiders website.

Vapour Trails is a dream six minutes of laid back vocal House. It’s decidedly Bag Raiders (more reminiscent of first-album era Bag Raiders than their more recent, tougher, output) but also reminds us a little of Dirty Vegas. A warm and enticing tune that pairs comfortable vocals with a smooth, laid back, Electronica groove and rising strings in a track that has us eager to hear more. DancePop at it’s hazy finest; it’s so good to have Bag Raiders back.

Bag Raiders – Vapour Trails

Bag Raider’s Waterfalls EP is due out later this year.

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[Audio] Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique’s ‘Love Is Free’

 

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Sweedish Pop overlord (overlady?) Robyn has unveiled the first track from her long hinted at side-project La Bagatelle Magique (French for ‘the magic trifle’). The outfit is comprised of Robyn, Markus Jägerstedt, and the late Christian Falk and they have released their first official song along with New York based artist Maluca. It’s called Love Is Free and you may have heard this one live if you were lucky enough to catch Röyksopp & Robyn’s recent Do It Again tour.

Currently Annie Mac’s Hottest Record, Love Is Free is an 90s Rave monster. A seemingly disparate orchestra of low key piano and synthetic squeals that this trio meld into a compelling whole. Riding over a kinetic beat and pleasingly nostalgic synth bass, the track, alongside Robyn’s chanted vocals and Maluca’s eclectic flow, is insanely catchy and one of those tunes that just puts a smile on your face and a shuffle in your feet.

♫ Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique (Feat. Maluca) – Love Is Free (Radio Rip)

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique’s Love Is Free is out now.

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[Audio] Zimmer’s ‘Escape’

 

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In the mood for some self-styled Horizontal Disco? Well have no fear because Mr. Horizontal Disco himself, Parisian producer and DJ Zimmer, is back with a brand new tune. Enlisting the help of Norwegian vocalist Emilie Adams, Zimmer has unleashed Escape. Escape is the first track to be taken from his forthcoming EP, Coming Of Age, due out next month via Roché Music. Give it a listen below.

Taking a pinch of Tropical, a hint of Chicago and just a dash of UK Deep, Zimmer serves up one of his trademark beautiful and laid back poolside dancefloor tunes. Escape is loaded with Island riff and a resounding piano hook. Playing out over rooms drums and a percussive bassline Adams’ raspy vocals are neatly interspersed with half heard Sax. This is smokey House music for urban late nights. Summer in the city is here.

♫ ♫ Zimmer (Feat. Emilie Adams) – Escape

Zimmer’s Coming Of Age EP is out next month.

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[Audio] Aeroplane reMixes BANKS’ ‘Beggin’ For Thread’

 

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One of our prized pick-ups from this year’s Record Store Day was the second reMix 12” from L.A. Future R&B experimentalist BANKS. The reMixes Part 2 release featured two version of her most often reMixed track Beggin’ For Thread; one of which came straight from Belgian Disco maestro Aeroplane. Vito De Luca’s mix has just hit the digital world on his SoundCloud page, so if you didn’t manage to get hold of the record you can wrap your Internet ears around it right now.

You know where you are with an Aeroplane reMix. Vito consistently delivers quality like a brand name you can trust. Cleanly produced Disco and House, bright and shiny, with Pop sensibilities that what Aeroplane stands for and on this reMix he flips BANKS’ enigmatic presence into a bouncy DiscoPop existence, her smoky vocals taking on a new upbeat quality among Aeroplane’s buoyant bass and lush pads.

♫ ♫ BANKS – Beggin For Thread (Aeroplane reMix)

BANKS’ reMixes Part 2 is out now.

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[Download] Back Back Forward Punch’s ‘No Answer’

 

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Australian production duo Back Back Forward Punch have dropped a brand new tune, No Answer, ahead of the release of the release of their début EP later this month. They are giving away the tune, for the sweet price of free, until the EP’s properly drops. We’ve features a handful of BBFP’s tunes and reMixes here on ER so we’re quite looking forward to this EP dropping. Summery Pop House goodness all the way.

From moment one, No Answer hits you with a gloriously Tropical hook and you just know things are gonna’ get groovier from here on in. It’s absolutely carefree and deftly plays between a cheeky Pop song, delivered by Laura Boland’s warm vocal, and a sunshine festival burner. This is how you do Pop House these days; there’s even a twisting progressive breakdown!

Back Back Forward Punch – No Answer

Back Back Forward Punch’s No Answer EP is released soon.

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[Audio] Little Boots’ ‘Working Girl’

 

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Oh yeah. Little Boots, along with opening up the pre-orders for the vinyl of her eagerly anticipated third album, Working Girl, has dropped the records title track. Working Girl (the track) follows on from Better In the Morning to build up a picture of how this new full lengther will sound, and come across conceptually. Utilizing a slick mid-80s yuppie aesthetic to convey the empowerment of being her own boss (Working Girl comes out on Little Boots’ own On Repeat imprint) and her experience of the industry. It sounds like personal and insightful stuff, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s funky as hell.

Co-written with On Repeat artist Tom Aspaul and Grades, Working Girl show off a deeper groove that it’s predecessor. Easing you in with a silky smooth, undulating, hook and Victoria’s hushed vocals Working Girl soon escalates into a sublime mixture of UK Deep House and DiscoPop, cherry-picking the best of both. In fact, Working Girl feels like distilled Little Boots, encompassing everything we’ve grown to love about here over the past decade. Those hazy, yet catchy vocals, those warm club tones, that slightly left-field approach to a storming Pop tune. We can’t wait for the album.

♫ Little Boots – Working Girl

Little Boots’ Working Girl is released 10th July.

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[Video] Cardboard Foxes’ ‘Forever’

 

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North London outfit Cardboard Foxes’ soon-to-be-released, Minerva featuring, single Forever has been doing it ‘round these parts since the sun has come out. Ahead of the tracks’ release the Foxes have dropped a brand new video. Peep this.

For such a buoyant track, the video (shot by Crooked House Films) is quite moody. But a stylish moody. There’s a lot of choreography that seems to play again troubled relationships. Or something, we’re not great at interpreting videos. Looks nice though.

Cardboard Foxes’ Forever is released 29th June.

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[Download] Russ Chimes’ ‘Stay With Me’

 

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Whoop! The man Russ Chimes has dropped this cheeky little number as a free download to take you into your weekend. A weekend that looks set to be scorching (at least in the UK), so get your hot-city-nights dancing shoes on and head out into the world with this in your ears. It’s a track that Russ has been playing out for the past few months and now he’s giving it up for you all as a free download. Check out Stay With Me.

Russ himself calls the track “dark, moody, late night business”; and he’s not wrong. Undulating and hypnotic, Stay With Me wraps it’s deep House groove in an air of mystery; indulging in some freeform LFO noodling and enigmatic, smokey sound effects, Chimes whips up some dancefloor black magic to enthral early hours revellers. A luxurious track that is as soulful as it is cryptic, courtesy of some well places vocal snatches, Stay With Me captures the summer club groove perfectly.

Russ Chimes – Stay With Me

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[Video] Little Boots’ ‘Better In The Morning’

 

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The first single from  the chairwoman of the board, Little Boots’, soon to be released third album, Working Girl, can now be presented in it’s fresh video glory. Better In The Morning is the epitome of catchy, quirky, ElectroPop and the video suits it well.

The clip, directed by Nova Dando, is a GIF ready hangover remedy; where Victoria continues her favouritism for still, snapshot, camera work and 80s yuppie styling.

Little Boots’ Working Girl is released 10th July.

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