The Mystic Underground’s new single

New York based ElectroPop act The Mystic Underground return this week with a brand new single, ‘Pride Of St. Marks.

Produced by Super Buddha (Debbie Harry, Rufus Wainwright, Franz Ferdinand) the track is pretty anthemic for TMU with it’s bouncing bassline and chant along chorus, defiantly worth checking out and a welcome comeback for the duo. ElectroPop with huge production, this is one track you can’t help but nod along to. The reMix package includes this mix by fellow New Yorker and THISISNOTANEXIT artist  The Dark Esquire who brings the track to a slightly darker, slightly more minimal place with the lightest of sprinklings of Post-Punk guitar.

The Mystic Underground – Pride Of St. Mark’s (Radio Edit)

The Mystic Underground – Pride Of St. Mark’s (The Dark Esquire Re-Version)

‘Pride Of St. Mark’s’ is released this week.

The Mystic Underground @ Juno

The Mystic Underground @ 7Digital

The Mystic Underground @ Amazon

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The Dark Esquire’s new video

The Dark Esquire has just premiered the video for his forthcoming single ‘Lexicons’. The single is more quality ElectroPop from the one of America’s most interesting Synth acts. Never musically pandering to Electro trends TDA has produced another single if intelligent electronic songwriting.

Directed by Mike Ferrara, the video is pure 80’s goodness that appears to see The Dark esquire having a fevered dream about 80’s angles. Enjoy:

Don’t worry Mr. Esquire, geometry does everyone’s head in!

‘Lexicons’ is out 12th August on THISISNOTANEXIT.

The Dark Esquire @ Beatport

The Dark Esquire @ Juno

The Dark Esquire @ Amazon

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THISISNOTANEXIT’s summer sampler

You’ve gotta’ love THISISNOTANEXIT records really. If you’re into any kind of interesting electronic music they have something for you. Whether you dig straight ElectroPop, Space Disco or something a little more experimental or eclectic they have you covered.

This week they are releasing the ‘THISISNOTANEXIT Summer Sampler EP 2010’ showcasing the varied talent on their roster.

Amongst the EP you will find Faze Action adding some badass analog Disco to Hatchback’s ‘Jetlag’, featuring some of the funkiest synth bass you will ever hear. Indie-Electro troupe Detachments drop a reMix of their well known track ‘The Flowers That Fell’ by Urlaubshits who bring a dark dance element to the table and New York ElectroPop dude The Dark Esquire teaming up with Club Silencio for a dirty, deep and gritty track titled ‘You Got To Look’

♫ Hatchback – Jetlag (Faze Action reMix)

♫ Detachments – The Flowers That Fell (Urlaubshits Minimal Rave Mix)

♫ Club Silencio (Feat.The Dark Esquire) – You Got To Look

Currently available as a digital exclusive at Juno the EP hits other download stores in two weeks.

Not keen on mp3’s, fancy a bit of flat black plastic with a hole in the middle? Well, THISISNOTANEXIT are trialling a scheme where folks who want the EP on vinyl can pledge to pay £10 for the release. If 100 people all pledge £10 then they will have a limited edition of 100 12”s pressed for those that wanted it (if they don’t get 100 pledges then the pressing doesn’t go ahead and no one gets charged). Register your interest at this link:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thisisnotanexitsummersample

The EP can currently be downloaded from Juno, it’s a good starting point to investigate what THISISNOTANEXIT has to offer.

THISISNOTANEXIT @ Beatport

THISISNOTANEXIT @ Juno

THISISNOTANEXIT @ 7Digital

THISISNOTANEXIT @ Amazon

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Parallels; Ultralight

Parallels

I love Toronto, and if you look closely enough there is some great Electronic music to be found there. Parallels (who you may remember from Kitsuné Maison 8) are at the top of the Toronto scene Featuring ex-Crystal Castles drummer Cameron Findlay, Holly Dodson and Joey Kehoe, the band are about to drop a rerecorded version of their single from last year ‘Ultralight’ with a huge reMix package on THISISNOTANEXIT records

As soon as this new Album Version of ‘Ultralight’ kicks in with it’s synth bass you just know it’s gonna’ be good. The Moroder-esq arpeggios drive the song into a wonderfully 80’s chorus that you just can’t resist. Parallels have mated to sound authentically retro without descending into any kind of parody or exaggeration. I really could be taping this off of Top Of The Pops!

Speaking as someone who has been into Electro/Synth music (mostly SynthPop) all my life, it’s tracks like this that just put such a huge grin on my face!

Club Silencio’s moody Dub tinged Disco kicks off the reMix line up that also features Detachments’ robo-invasion, which is a cool reMix that warps the track and reminds me of early Cybotron tracks like R-9. Also featured is fellow SynthPopper The Dark Esquire who brings his style of deep synthetic Pop to the package.

Parallels – Ultralight (Album Version) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Parallels – Ultralight (Club Silencio Rmx) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Parallels – Ultralight (Detachments Rmx) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Parallels – Ultralight (The Dark Esquire Re-Version) (zShare) (MediaFire)

What can I say?, the reMixes are good, but it’s the album Version that has made my listening day! The EP drops 8th February, buy it!

Parallels @ Beatport

Parallels @ Juno

Parallels @ 7Digital

Parallels @ Amazon

UPDATE: Simon from THISISNOTANEXIT has stopped by to let us know you can order the 12″ here.

The Dark Esquire

TheDarkEsquire

Bringing a dark, early 80’s SynthPop, vibe with him comes Brian Repetto A.K.A. The Dark Esquire. Ex-of Garage-Pop band Dumbwaiters, Brian decided to go it alone and experiment with his love of SynthPop and the New Romantics culminating in his début release, for THISISNOTANEXIT records, ‘Situation’

If you listen to the 7” version you have hear him wearing his influences on his sleeve, it’s a perfect blend of Dance-Pop with a New Wave bassline and ominous chords reminiscent of the earlier, more experimental, pioneers of SynthPop.

reMixes are supplied by Liquid Vega who turn in a deep, downtempo, almost Trip-Hop take on the track and Night Plane with their minimal synth slow-jam.

The Dark Esquire – Situation (Liquid Vega Rmx) (zShare) (MediaFire)

The Dark Esquire – Situation (Night Plane Mix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

The Dark Esquire – Situation (7” Version) (zShare) (MediaFire)

The ‘Situation’ 12” will be limited edition (screenprinted and handnumbered 300 copies) and feature reMixes from Crimea X and CFCF (which should be great!)

The Dark Esquire @ Beatport

The Dark Esquire @ Juno

The Dark Esquire @ Amazon

UPDATE: Simon from THISISNOTANEXIT has stopped by to let us know you can order the 12″ here.