Sally Shapiro’s new single

Sally Shapiro

Well this has slipped out a bit unnoticed. We would have though their received, or deserved, a bit more fanfare but it appears to just be ‘there’. It;s the forthcoming new single from amazing Swedish ElectroPop act Sally Shapiro. The titular Sally and Mr. Johan Agebjörn have been doing their studio thing again and come up with a dreamy piece of Pop gold.

What Can I Do? has a distinctly 60s feel to it, mixed up in Agebjörn’s ElectroPop and a little Indie guitar. It’s a sound we weren’t expecting from these two, but it’s both refreshing and very easy on the ears. Shapiro’s understated vocal performance is just a pleasure to listen to, and the whole thing ends up sounding a bit Saint Etienne, bit slightly more contemporary. This is our pleasant surprise of the week.

♫ Sally Shapiro – What Can I Do?

Sally Shapiro’s What Can I Do? is released November 20th on Paper Bag Records.

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Marsheaux reMixes Sally Shapiro

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Out favourite Greek SynthPop girls Marsheaux have taken on Swedish DiscoPop heroine Sally Shapiro (and that Agebjörn bloke) for their latest reMix.

‘Jackie Jackie (Spend This Winter With Me)’get a classic SynthPop makeover with an Italo twist. Clean and crisp synth sounds in Marsheaux’s modern-retro style, taking influence from early 80’s SynthPop and mid-80’s Italo, pile up in their reMix which retains the introspective nature of the original but adds a few layers of electronics.

Sally Shapiro – Jackie Jackie (Spend This Winter With Me) (Marsheaux reMix)

‘Jackie Jackie (Spend This Winter With Me)is taken from Sally Shapiro’s album ‘Disco Romance’; out now.

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Johan Agebjörn + Le Prix + Sally Shapiro + Fred Ventura = Alice

This might get confusing, so hold tight.

Johan Agebjörn, frankly amazing, album ‘Casablanca Nights’ features a whole host of ElectroPop collaborations, some of the best tracks to be released this year. Amongst those is a couple of tunes with Le Prix, including ‘Alice’ featuring the vocal talents of Fred Ventura and Miss Sally Shapiro. This track, ‘Alice, is now getting a 12” release from Disco Evolution, a sublabel of Flashback Records under the moniker Fred Ventura Vs. Sally Shapiro. Got it?

It’s a sweet, slightly Italo in it’s bassline, ElectroPop track, with a huge chorus. Surprisingly traditional SynthPop in it’s arrangement the track is an awesome meeting of classic SynthPop and Agebjörn modern, slick, production. The 12” also features the ‘Energy Mix’, which turns up the Italo side of the track by dropping an amazing mid-80’s bassline. There’s actually a strong Pet Shop Boys feel to the reMix, and that’s definitely no bad thing.

♫ Johan Agebjörn & Le Prix (Feat. Fred Ventura & Sally Shapiro) – Alice

♫ Johan Agebjörn & Le Prix (Feat. Fred Ventura & Sally Shapiro) – Alice (Energy Mix)

‘The Last Days Of Summer’ is taken from ‘Casablanca Nights’, out now on Paper Bag Records.

Fred Ventura Vs. Sally Shapiro’s ‘Alice’ has just been released on 12” on Flashback Records.

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Anoraak & Sally Shapiro

French retro synth master Frederic Riviere A.K.A. Anoraak has finally dropped his début album, ‘Wherever The Sun Sets’, and it’s awesome.

It’s everything you’d expect from the long time officer in the Valerie army. Dreamy ElectroPop meets 80’s teen movie soundtrack. Here we can sample for you an alternate mix of the track ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ featuring the vocals of repeat Anoraak collaborator and Italo/Pop heroine Sally Shapiro. Pure bliss!

Anoraak (Feat. Sally Shapiro) – Don’t Be Afraid (Alternative Version)

‘Wherever The Sun Sets’ is out now.

Anoraak @ Beatport

Anoraak @ Juno

Anoraak @ 7Digital

Anoraak @ Amazon

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PEACE gets new Sally Shapiro track

The clock is ticking, there’s not much time left to pick up a copy of the Buffetlibre DJs and Amnesty International’s PEACE album, contributing to a good cause at the same time.

If you’ve been living under a musical and social awareness rock for the last six months, the PEACE project is an album containing over 150 brand new songs by artists from over 50 different countries. Check some of our previous posts (above) for the track listing. Suffice to say it’s a fantastic album which you can choose pay between €5 and €25 for with the collected money helping  Amnesty International’s investigation and action campaigns aimed at preventing cases of Human Rights abuses around the world.

You have until 12th July to get your copy!

Five new tracks have been added to the album, specially recorded new songs by five well knows artists, including this cover of The Beatles ‘Hello, Goodbye’ by Swedish SynthPop songstress Sally Shapiro who makes the track fun, fun, fun!

Sally Shapiro – Hello, Goodbye (The Beatles Cover)

Enjoy the music, donate to the cause, do it! Go here!

Peace @ Buffetlibre DJs

Sally Shapiro @ Beatport

Sally Shapiro @ Juno

Sally Shapiro @ 7Digital

Sally Shapiro @ Amazon

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