[Audio] Le Matos & PAWWS’ ‘No Tomorrow’


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We do love it when two acts that we dig work together. Especially when we had no idea they were connected, in this pairing’s case, at all. Montréal based SynthWavers Le Matos have been cropping up on these pages off and on since way back in 2009. They’re one of a rare breed of SynthWave producers who have managed to keep their tracks consistently top quality and avoid getting repetitive. They’ve also not let himself become to insular on the SynthWave scene, having worked with and reMixed some diverse electronic artists such as We Have Band and Johan Agebjörn & Ercola. Le Matos don’t release new material with the crazy high frequency the SynthWave scene fosters, so when they so it’s something special to pay attention too.

And who have they teamed up with for this new track? Well, it’s none other than Pawws. This North Londoner has also been known to grace these pages on more than one occasion. Lucy Taylor made her way into all our hearts with one of last summer’s best vinyl released, her Sugar EP and we’ve been eagerly awaiting the follow up ever since.

That’s two fine artists right there, opposite sides of the Atlantic, who have both been teasing this collaboration for a while now and have had us itching to hear the results. They’ve brought together to release No Tomorrow, a track taken from form the soundtrack to forthcoming post-apocalyptic BMX flick Turbo Kid. From what we can gather about Turbo Kid it was set to be a retro fuelled thrill ride even before the soundtrack was full of awesomeness. No Tomorrow is out now accompanied by a blue heavyweight vinyl 7” release by Death Waltz, who will be releasing the full Turbo Kid soundtrack later this year.

You know we’re massive fans of Electric Youth here. Bear that in mind when we say No Tomorrow sounds a bit like Electric Youth…but better. Le Matos keep the production light and airy on this one; it’s lead line a raindrop pitter-patter of bright keys flowing gently over a spiky arpeggiated bassline and a wonderfully thick and robust vintage beat. Adding to the tracks breathiness is Lucy’s hushed and lilting vocals with a slightly more typical 80s arrangement than you’d hear on her own Pawws records. The combination of Le Matos’ dreamy, nostalgic sounds and Lucy’s optimistic tone makes for a classic sounding slice of synthesizer euphoria. Effortlessly uplifting and hopeful, No Tomorrow is a ray of musical sunshine with just the right amount of cinematic rhapsody to perfectly soundtrack some kind of beaten-the-odds scene in a movie, which we are presuming it does.

♫ Le Matos (Feat. Pawws) – No Tomorrow

Le Matos’ No Tomorrow is out now.

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[Audio] Le Matos & Electric Youth


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Adding to their currently busy release schedule, the awesome Girlfriend Records have just dropped the new album from Montréal based power synth producers Le Matos. Having been released in the past twenty-four hours we haven’t really had time to sit down with it yet, but one of the eye catching tracks on the LP is Light Again, featruing a bit of fellow Canadian ElectroPoppers Electric Youth.

Light Again is pretty classic sounding ElectroPop, with a rounded Dreamwave flavour. Built up of storming dancefloor beats and euphoric synths. A driving arpeggiated bassline pins the track down and gives it it’s compelling energy, while starlight leads twinkle and play around the track. Electric Youth’s Bronwyn’s vocals sound as sweet as ever as they cry out over Le Matos’ pumping tune. All-in-all a good omen for the rest of the album.

♫ Le Matos (Feat, Electric Youth) – Light Again

Le Matos’ album Join Us is available now from here.

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Le Matos’ ‘Sarah’

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Montréal based power synth producer Le Matos has finally come out of hiding with a new tune. Last time we actually featured his work was in 2009 with his reMix of We Have Band’s Honey Trap. Since then there was the reMix of Johan Agebjörn, Ercola and Queen Of Hearts’ The Last Days Of Summer, but there’s been a lot of silence, which is a pity as this guy knows how to drop a juggernaut synth tune. Well, now that’s about to change with Sarah, Le Matos’ new track.

Sarah has been around in demo for for a while now, but the finished track is driving, epic, SynthWave beast that plays a ringing, bell-like melody against apocalyptic synth chords and a driving arpeggiated bassline. The track’s lead line weaves in and out of the arrangement lifting you up and bringing you down with it. This is some pretty epic synth music right here, ominous and cinematic at times, dancefloor beckoning at others. Le Matos is back!

♫ Le Matos – Sarah

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We Have Band Vs. Le Matos


We Have Band’s new single, ‘Honey Trap’, has been masterfully reMixed by Canadian synth heads Le Matos.

Rapid fire arpeggios fuel the track on top the steady disco beat. We Have Band and Le Matos is a pretty sweet pairing actually, the track works really well. Check out the driving ElectroPop tune here:

We Have Band – Honey Trap (Le Matos reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

‘Honey Trap’ is available from We Have Band’s official site.

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