[Audio] Body Party’s ‘Theme’

 

Body Party

Body Party is the new, or old as the case may be, project from Italo cosmonaut, Mild Peril’s Chris Flatline. Apparently originally conceived while Chris was DJing the now legendary Endurance club nights in London (which I guess put’s them around circa 2009-2010-ish), the tracks have been cleaned up and released for the first time to the public under the Body Party Moniker.

You’ll fine two releases on Body Party’s Bandcamp, the lead release being the single, Theme and it’s B-side, P.P.P.T.. Heavily New Beat, with a nod to Italo and a sprinkling of EBM, Theme a pounding beat with just a hint of Industrial purcussion to the Sci-Fi Italo we are used to. This kind of Belgian groove is particularly resonant with us, as we spend a good deal of our teens stomping to sounds like this. Synthetic Disco with a cold heart Theme manages to be both intimidatingly machine–like and and emotionally melodic, just like the best New Beat should. P.P.P.T. leans slightly more toward the EBM end of the spectrum, delivering jackhammer old school basslines and a proto-Acid hypnotic vibe before flipping the switch and sweeping in with some rousing SynthWave soundtrack work, a dangerous combination.

While you;re here, check out Body Party’s other release, available for free it contains two tracks, a brooding, relentless New Beat taken on Yazoo’s Situation and a bizarrely brilliant mash-up of Front 242’s Headhunter and Amnesia’s Ibiza.

♫ Body Party – Theme/Muscles

♫ Body Party – P.P.P.T.

♫ Body Party – New Beat Situation (Extended)

♫ Body Party – Headhunting In Ibiza

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[Video] Going Old School: Yazoo & Neneh Cherry

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

First up, Yazoo unbelievable smash hit and most recognisable tune Don’t Go. The breakthrough in combining electronic and soul from1982.

And a just post-Buffalo Stance Neneh Cherry with the The Dynamik Duo produced Kisses On The Wind from 1989.

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Goin’ Old School: The Human League, Yazoo & Howard Jones

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

This week we’re kicking it TOTP style with three performances, first up The Human League in 1982 with ‘Mirror Man’.

A year later Yazoo’s ‘Nobody’s Diary’ from 1983.

And finally, ‘Things Can Only Get Better’ in 1985 from Howard Jones.

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Ursa Minor (Little Bear)’s ‘Only You’ cover

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Here’s another new tune from London DancePop collective Ursa Minor (Little Bear).

This time it’s a cover, of an absolute Vince Clarke classic, Yazoo’s ‘Only You’, and frankly, it’s beautiful. With an undercurrent of experimentalism with icy sounds, industrial percussion and pronounced vocal effects the track veers into dreamlike electronic soundscape territory but it’s help in place by Little Bear flawless vocal rendition.

♫ Ursa Minor (Little Bear) – Only You (Yazoo Cover)

‘Droplet Affection’ is released on 5th December via Invader Records.

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My Robot Friend featuring Alison Moyet

The new single from New York synth noodler My Robot Friend features a pretty special guest star. Alison Moyet of Yazoo fame (actually, I feel a bit mean saying “of Yazoo fame” ‘cos she’s had a hell of a solo career, but if you’re reading this blog you’re probably most familiar with her work with Vince Clarke in Yazoo) picks up the mic to drop her soulful, instantly recognisable, voice over MRF’s electronics.

The end result, originally featured on My Robot Friend’s ‘Soft-Core’ album, does have a bit of a Yazoo vibe to it, and that can never be a bad thing! The single is backed up with a reMix package from the likes of Kingdom, Solvent, Alex Smoke and DFA’s resident Housemeisters The Juan MacLean, who get into some deep, deep House with the track.

My Robot Friend (Feat. Alison Moyet) – Waiting

My Robot Friend (Feat. Alison Moyet) – Waiting (The Juan MacLean Final reMix)

The ‘Waiting’ single was released this week.

My Robot Friend @ Beatport

My Robot Friend @ Juno

My Robot Friend @ 7Digital

My Robot Friend @ Amazon

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Freezepop cover Yazoo

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Boston’s Freezepop have been flying the quirky-Indie-ElectroPop flag since 1999 earning themselves a dedicated army of fans worldwide.

Now they have covered Yazoo‘s ‘Only You’, with some help from Danny Gold from Polystar, as part of the Buffetlibre DJs Rewind project.

Good stuff!

Freezepop – Only You (Yazoo Cover) (BL Rewind) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Also, Freezepop produce the ‘Blood On The Keytar‘ T-shirt, one of my favourite shirts!

Lap up some Freezepop:

Freezepop @ Beatport

Freezepop @ 7Digital

Freezepop @ Amazon