No shit, Sherlock!: Lovelock

No shit, Sherlock!: A chance to enthuse about music from the last few years that pre-dates electronic rumors, this stuff has probably already been blogged to death years ago, but we need a chance to get how much we love it off our chests. We already love it, you already know and love it…and are probably bored of it, but we’re going to blog about it anyway…

Lovelock

Zombi’s Steve Moore’s side project  Lovelock received a bit of blog attention late last year, particularly for his track ‘Burning Feeling’. The hype was well deserved.

Lovelock’s epic, sonically sprawling, retro SynthPop is serious 80’s teen movie soundtrack stuff. Just like we like it!

The production on these tracks is, at times, staggeringly good. The layering of either Steve’s smooth vocals, or the guest vocalists, with the driving electronics that sometimes verges on early industrial, with ‘Burning Feeling’ and sometimes glides across the dancefloor, as with Maybe ‘Tonight’, is so slick it’s a joy to listen to.

Check out this lot, pure 80’s goodness!

Lovelock – Burning Feeling (zShare) (MediaFire)

Lovelock – Love Reaction (zShare) (MediaFire)

Lovelock – Maybe Tonight (zShare) (MediaFire)

Lovelock’s only release so far has been on Eskimo Recordings ‘Cosmic Balearic Beats Vol. 01’ CD, expect more soon though!

Lovelock @ Beatport

Lovelock @ Juno

No shit, Sherlock!: Eskimo Disco – Japanese Girl

No shit, Sherlock!: A chance to enthuse about music from the last few years that pre-dates electronic rumors, this stuff has probably already been blogged to death years ago, but we need a chance to get how much we love it off our chests. We already love it, you already know and love it…and are probably bored of it, but we’re going to blog about it anyway…

EskimoDisco

Eskimo Disco, eh? A bit chameleonic. Sometime Indie band, sometime Electro band. The describe themselves as ‘”Party Music”, and that’s probably as good a description as any. From their début single ‘7-11’ each release held something new.

But we’re here to talk about ‘Japanese Girl’, their third single from 2007. ‘Japanese Girl’ is pretty close to being perfect. For me, personally, it’s got everything I’m looking for. It’s electronic. It’s SynthPop, but the live drums and analogue synths give it a raw edge. It’s Indie-electro without the need for jangly guitars. It’s got vocals you can sing along too and vocoded vocals. It’s catchy and it’s got Ooooo Ooooo’s!

What more do you want?

Oh yeah…

Eskimo Disco – Japanese Girl (Radio Edit) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Whether you like ElectroPop, Electro-House and Indie-Electro, there’s something for everyone in this song and the single came with a reMix by none other than Fred Falke!

The singles and their album, ‘Robots And Laptop Dancers Make Good Friends’ are still available:

Eskimo Disco @ 7Digital

Eskimo Disco @ Amazon