[Audio] Little Boots’ ‘Satellite’ reMixed by Urulu

 

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We’ve been surprisingly un-inundated with entries in Little Boots’ ‘Satellite reMix completion. We would have expected an inbox full of entries vying for exposure, still early days yet. Meanwhile, in the real world, the Satellite single is due out early next month and this official reMix from pan-Atlantic producer Urulu sits alongside the already heard, and awesome, Lindstrøm mix.

Urulu reworks the tune into a Funky House groover that has the jazzy swing and shuffling beats of a mid-90s Dance track. Drawing from a different chunk of the 90s than is currently fashionable, Urulu brings something new, or old, to the table. Dropping space snatches of Boots’ vocals and whipping up a cosmic atmosphere pinned down by an undulating funky bassline. Summer funk ahoy!

♫ Little Boots – Satellite (Urulu’s Back to Work reMix)

Little Boots’ Satellite single is released 10th September..

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[Audio] Lindstrøm reMixes Little Boots’ ‘Satellite’

 

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Well this is pretty exciting. The queen of UK ElectroPop Little Boots and Norwegian Cosmic Disco master Lindstrøm! That’s a meeting of minds! Lindstrøm is serving up just one of the many reMixes to be featured on Boot’s new single Satellite, which is taken from her amazing second album Nocturnes. To coincide with the single’s release, Boots is also launching a reMix competition for the track, the prize for the most played entry being a Traktor Z1 controller, and one reMix will be picked by Victoria personally to appear on the single release. Get the low down here.

So, to Lindstrøm’s mix. It’s a glorious six minutes of driving tundra Disco, as ecclectic as ever, Hans-Peter rolls in a symphony of synth stabs, organic beats, and bubbling bass notes, and hit just that right note that only he and his Scandinavian peers can. Cosmic, but very down to earth too. Lindstrøm revels in Little Boot’s anthemic vocals and really makes the best of them, never overpowering the vocal melody with his own groove. It’s a good, complimentary, relationship. We can;t wait to see what’s on the rest of the single.

♫ Little Boots – Satellite (Lindstrøm reMix)

Little Boots’ second album, Nocturnes is out now.

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[Video] Annie’s ‘Back Together’

 

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Annie journey to the 90s is now complete. Here’s the video for Back Together, from Annie’s current, and awesome, Richard X produced The A&R EP.

Going full on ITV’s The Chart Show style, this clip runs down the Dance chart (always the best week!) from her own Invisible through imaginary entries until the retro video début’s at number 1.

Annie’s The A&R EP is out now.

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[Audio] Annie’s ‘Hold On’

 

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Here we have the second track to emerge from Norwegian ElectroPop queen Annie’s forthcoming collaborative EP with London Electro head Richard X, A&R. Following the reveal of Back Together earlier this month, this track, Hold On, sees Annie and Richard in blissful Pop mode.

Sounding like a breezier, slightly groovier, Saint Etienne, Hold On is like a Pop breath of fresh air. Unashamed and unworried Hold On wears it’s uplifting beats and optimistic synths on it’s sleeve. Even embracing a slight Tropical influence and some gloriously crunchy snares, the track is, at the same time, both timeless and really early 90s. None of this is unexpected though, with the team of Annie, Richard X and pop writer extraordinaire Hannah Robinson at the helm, slick, intelligent Pop is to be expected.

♫ Annie – Hold On

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[Audio] Annie’s ‘Back Together’

 

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Here’s the first taste we’ve had of Norwegian ElectroPop songstress Annie forthcoming new EP. Titled The A&R EP, the release is so-called because of the A standing for Annie and the R for Richard X, who is on production duties for these new five tracks. The EP follows Annie’s last single Tube Stops & Lonely Hearts and looks set to be a lot more upbeat.

Little Boots has mentioned that she co-wrote some of the EP with Annie and if we had to guess, we’d say Back Together might just be one of hers. From a vocal arrangement point of view, it’s very Hands-like, Little Boots in full-on Pop mode. It’s a massive slice of ElectroPop with a brilliant 90s House piano riff, in fact it’s got quite a general 90s House vibe to it all over, but with Annie huskily dragging it into a more Pop territory. We’re looking forward to hearing the rest of the EP.

♫ Annie – Back Together

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[Audio] Little Boots’ ‘LBD Edit’ of ‘Motorway’

 

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Little Boots Discotheque is ElectroPop princess Little Boots’ new dancefloor oriented live experience. Basically it’s LB and crew doing the ‘hunched over Ableton thing’, so if you get the chance to catch LBD live expect to be dancing your ass off to live edits and reMixes of Boots’ material. They are headed to Glastonbury this weekend, then the world!

To get a taste of what to expect, Vicky is giving away the LBD Edit of her recent single Motorway. Taking the spacious, Kraftwerkian original, this Edit makes the room even bigger and mixes up Dub and House for a hypnotic, intoxicating (nearly) eight minutes. Interestingly most of the vocals are kept intact (expect live vocals from a LBD performance) and now roll over a ebbing tide of noir beats and enigmatic synths. Bring the strobe lights.

Little Boots – Motorway (Little Boots Discotheque Edit)

Little Boots’ second album, Nocturnes is out now.

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[Audio] Sally Shapiro’s reMix album (with Mitch Murder, Little Boots, Lovelock & Nite Jewel)

 

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After the overwhelming success of Swedish ElectroPop duo Sally Shapiro’s third album, Somewhere Else, and the preceding single, the Electric Youth featuring Starman we were eager for more, but we didn’t expect something this hot. Just released is Elsewhere, a reMix companion for Somewhere Else who line-up is a variable whos-who is the cream of ElectroPop talent. It’s a killer meeting of minds that features the likes of Dan Lissvik, Young Galaxy, Lost Years and The Field, but right now we are going to take a look at some of our highlights.

First up, the undeniable king of SynthWave, Mr. Mitch Murder, graces the album with his presence. Reworking All My Life, Mitch delivers on his particular brand or rich, emotional, synthesized soundtrack work beautifully here. The deep, twanging, digital bass and invigorating electronic pulse play nicely against the warm tones to create something head-nodding brilliant. It’s prefect for Sally’s vocals too, the interaction between the chorus vocals and the bass is just amazing. If Mitch if the electronic music king, then our girl Little Boots is the queen. Taking on the brilliantly titled This City’s Local Italo Disco DJ Has A Crush On Me, Boots whips up some mirrorball sheen with a surprisingly gritty hook. Mixing up House and Nu-Disco elements to classy effect, Boots turns-in a slo-mo, soft focus, dancefloor dream. One of the most talented men in retro electronica, Steve Moore, here in his Lovelock guise turns his attention to I Dream With an Angel Tonight, injecting it with smooth, laid back, vintage Disco and Italo sounds with a cinematic feel and a slight mysterious, Sci-Fi vibe. LA synthesizer Funk queen Nite Jewel bring to the table a typically atmospheric and left-field slice of electronics in her rendition of Sundown, loaded with compelling basses and swirling soundscapes turning Sally Shapiro from twee ElectroPop into brooding, but groove, Cold Wave. This is definitely a recommended release, with a stellar line-up and a wide variety of styles, there really is something for everyone.

♫ Sally Shapiro – All My Life (Mitch Murder reMix)

♫ Sally Shapiro – This City’s Local Italo Disco DJ Has A Crush On Me (Little Boots Discotheque reMix)

♫ Sally Shapiro – I Dream With an Angel Tonight (Lovelock reMix)

♫ Sally Shapiro – Sundown (Nite Jewel reMix)

Sally Shapiro’s reMix album, Everywhere, is out now.

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[MP3] Little Boots reMixed by Cosmic Kids

 

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Hot on the heels of the storming release of her sophomore album Nocturnes, the queen of ElectroPop Little Boots has snuck out this funky little reMix of the album’s preceding single Broken Record. Not on the official release, this rework comes from LA duo Cosmic Kids.

Cosmic Kids bring a little Tropical flavour and dreamy, laid back, LA Disco vibe to the track. Never veering to far into full on poolside Disco thought, The duo keep things pretty Housey, with a burbling Acid bassline and pumping beat. Cavernous synths swirl around the track, weaving themselves in and out of ghostly vocal snatches, while the overall moody groove is offset with bright, shimmering chimes. Lush, spaces Disco/House sounds right here.

Little Boots – Broken Record (Cosmic Kids reMix)

Little Boots’ Broken Record is out now.

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[Audio] Little Boots’ ‘Nocturnes’

 

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Despite accusations of label interference and lack of direction, we loved Little Boots’ first album, Hands. We will admit though, when that album was finally released there did seem like a bit of a disconnect between the artist we had been watching grow for the previous couple of years and the one Hands presented. Whilst the songs on it were pretty amazing, and still are, there seemed to be a lack of the personality that shone though in her first few EPs. Still, the album is a favourite of ours, and Victoria herself is a shining beacon for ElectroPop in the UK (no disowning ElectroPop and recording a Folk second album for her!). Her sophomore record, Nocturnes, is out this week, and this one sounds like Little Boots. Every beat of the album oozes with personality. Difficult second album? Boots makes it look easy.

Some may have felt that the atmospheric, Kraftwerkian Motorway was an odd choice of a single, but as an album opener it’s indisputably perfect. As a single it felt moody and introspective, but as the first beats of Nocturnes it becomes a majestic call-to-arms, an electronic love letter between Victoria and the listener, an invite to the rest of the album. This is followed swiftly by Confusion, a track which lays down the Chicago House influenced law. Yet beneath the deep bassline and warehouse beats this really is the same Pop princess we came to love in 2008, and that’s the beauty of Nocturnes, it’s loaded with pitch perfect Pop songs that have been wrapped in a blanket of rich House grooves that compliment, not smother, the catchy songwriting Little Boots has always displayed. Co-production from DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy probably adds to this formula’s success, bringing his minimal sensibilities to balance Victoria’s big songs and passion for 90s House. Current single Broken Record is the pinnacle example of this. If there is a more prefect mix of infectious ElectroPop and cool-as-hell House, we’re yet to hear it. Most of Little Boots recent single are present and correct on Nocturnes. The aforementioned Motorway and Broken Record sit alongside the slightly older Every Night I Say A Prayer and Shake, all of which have trickled out, in a slightly low-key manner, in the past year or so but when you listen to them together in this context you really realise that a) Little Boots has produced some of the most exciting music in recent months and b) there was always a plan. The only omission of Nocturnes when it comes to the single is Headphones, which was perhaps considered too Poppy for this collection, but it is sorely missed. So, to the new tracks that appear here. Beat Beat is the closes we get to Little Boot’s DiscoPop of old, perhaps because (we think) this is the oldest song here. It’s upbeat mirrorball vibe is an island amidst the strobe light cool. Crescendo provides one of the records’ surprise highlights, a raw Pop track that comes layered with dramatic piano and impassioned vocals. Strangers and All For You both show a gentle, yet compelling, side to Little Boots House-Pop which ease you into the albums closer, Satellites. Closing the record on an immense high Satellites appears the pinnacle mixture of everything Little Boots from 2008 to the present. Big ElectroPop, House basslines, euphoric choruses, everything we love about Victoria Hesketh, and it’s on this track that her sweet, yet dramatic and resonant, vocals shine their brightest. To say Nocturnes has been eagerly awaited would be an understatement, and, thankfully, it has lived up to our expectations. Whist lacking some of the Pop sheen of Hands, this record takes us down dark alleyways of club cool delivering tracks to loose yourself in on the dancefloor, but with the same tracks gives you something you’ll come away humming. Definitely recommended.

♫ Little Boots – Every Night I Say A Prayer

♫ Little Boots – Broken Record

♫ Little Boots – Motorway

♫ Little Boots – Shake

Little Boots’ Nocturnes is released today.

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[Video] Little Boots’ ‘Broken Record’

 

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Little Boots’ forthcoming new single, Broken Record, our first proper taste of her eagerly awaited second album Nocturnes, now has a video available for your viewing pleasure.

Directed by the AU Agency, the clip really plays up the ethereal dance vibe of the track. Whist a reasonable straightforward performance and dancing video, the cinematography creates a dreamlike and enigmatic mood.

Broken Record is out now. Little Boots’ Nocturnes is released 7th May.

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