Sunday, August 17, 2014
ZOHARA is an Israeli artist based in Tel Aviv, who just finished her first album which she produced in her bedroom. HEr first single, Soldier, has some really moving and meaningful lyrics that hit home a bit more due to during these turbulent times in the Middle East.
"You will go and you'll find you've been wrong
Ten thousand miles too long
And it's not only you that's to blame
You've been raised by the rules of the game
And i know you've been sitting on high
Watching mistakes passing by
And you shrugged and you turned a blind eye
When they told you too many have died
Yes i remember one, told me once, told me once
That same actions will yield the same outcomes
You will go and you'll find you've been fooled
Following all of their rules
We're the same on both sides of the line
How did they turned you so blind?"
Download the single HERE!!
I look forward to hearing more from this burgeoning artist.
Posted by Phil Russell at 1:32 PM
Great new track from Friends in Paris but the remix from Way Back is the real winner here...a solid deep house track.
Download the remix HERE!
Here is another track from the remixer Way Back.
Download it HERE!
Posted by Phil Russell at 1:07 PM
With its crushing distorted drums, roaring brass and feminine gravitas, "Valkyrie" is the new single from Curxes, taken from the album "Verxes" which is due late 2014 or early 2015.
I seriously can't wait for their full album to be released. These guys are great.
Posted by Phil Russell at 12:48 PM
The Manchester five-piece The Travelling Band have announced the upcoming release The Big Defreeze which will be released at the end of the month.
Here is a track from the new album.
Download it HERE!
Here is a video from one of their earlier releases.
You can download the full EP below, for FREE!!
Posted by Phil Russell at 12:38 PM
The London-based Franco-Italian duo comprising of Jerry Bouthier (dj/sound-designer, longtime Kitsuné collaborator) and Andrea Gorgerino have released their new EP 'Though Blue'.
Buy it HERE or HERE!
Posted by Phil Russell at 12:25 PM
I'm a huge fan of drums and a huge fan of bass and this tune has both in spades. It also has a very catchy vocal. All of those elements combined will get your feet tapping, head bobbin' and your ass shakin'.
In her own words...
"THE BASS SOLDIERS EP is a real labour of love. Following the success of my track with Calvin Harris last summer (Thinking About You), we decided that the next logical step would be to remind the fans who we are and why we do this.
The last few months have been spent putting together a team that best represents HG and this thing we love so much, bass music. The EP is made up of four tracks with established and successful bass artists including DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH and RACK'N'RUIN, as well as up and coming talent, to remind everyone that we are in this together. We are so lucky that bass music is flying high at the moment. Myself and HG hope to be fully involved in promoting and proliferating not only the music and artists that we love but also fashion, design, art and film. This is to support UK talent in various creative movements representing the UK."
Check out some of the slick remixes below.
Posted by Phil Russell at 12:13 PM
That artwork is exactly what I can see when I close my eyes and listen to Acre Tarn.
The debut EP will be out in September.
Check out another track from the duo.
Posted by Phil Russell at 11:59 AM
If you love The Specials and Blur then you should thoroughly enjoy the wild and entertaining sounds of Gorgeous George.
Here are a few more tunes to check out so you can understand why you need to be listening to these guys.
Posted by Phil Russell at 11:50 AM
If you are a frequent reader of this blog you know I like many styles of music but I have a soft spot for electronica, shoegaze and dream pop.
One of my favorite current bands to combine those styles is Ummagma. They now have a new side project call Sounds of Sputnik.
In their own words...
"Sounds of Sputnik is the brainchild of Roman Kalitkin, whose periodic collaboration with Canadian-Ukrainian indie rock dream pop duo Ummagma has culminated in this 'New Born' LP. This album also features Graham Bonnar (Swervedriver/ Brian Jonestown Massacre) on 'Overdrive', and an array of remixes, including by Malcolm Holmes (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) and Fran Ashcroft (Damon Albarn/ Lords of Acid)."
It will be released on August 25, 2014 on Ear to Ear Records.
Check it out below.
Pre-order it HERE.
Please also support the band by ordering one of our Merchandise packs!!
Ummagma are not only working on side projects but they are also available to hire for producing, remixng, mastering and loads of other studio work.
To see what they can do for you, download a nifty brochure for more details.... HERE!! (there is a pdf above the picture you can download!)
Here is a great example of their remix work.
This is the original.
Here is their remix.
Download it HERE!
Here is a video for one of my favorite tracks by the duo.
Posted by Phil Russell at 11:26 AM
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
We are a little past the half way point for the year and I've been going through the albums I have so far.
Here are a some artists that I think you should be listening to right now!
Dum Dum Girls
Ibibio Sound Machine
Le Prince Miiaou
Made of Wood
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
The War On Drugs
Third Coast Kings
Xeno & Oaklander
Posted by Phil Russell at 11:27 PM
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Another winning tune from Kate and the Sons of Sweden!
Just good, solid Americana music.
Posted by Phil Russell at 5:59 PM
Another club stomper from DJs From Mars that will melt your face off.
Posted by Phil Russell at 5:49 PM
16 year old pop sensation Nikki W is a little Dido, a little Kelly Clarkson and a whole lot of awesome.
Nikki W. "Transparent Hands" from Sad Generation from Nikki W. on Vimeo.
Check out some of her other tunes.
Posted by Phil Russell at 5:08 PM
William Wolf is another good example of the new brooding Electronic RnB sound that has been making it's way into the mainstream lately.
Here is the video to his new single 'King of Sorrow".
Posted by Phil Russell at 4:55 PM
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
AK1200 still has it! 1.5 hours of prime Drum and BASS!
Download it HERE!!
1. Callide & Intraspekt - Stone Cold ft. MC Coppa
2. Spexion - Those Eyes
3. Illskillz & Dkay - Codename Zero
4. Mob Tactics - Mirror Mirror
5. DJ Vapour - Paper Cuts Loop
6. Original Sin - Stronger
7. Teddy Killerz - Demolisher (Gridlok Rmx)
8. Wilkinson - Dirty Love (TC Rmx)
9. Konichi - Entrance
10. Break - Groove With It
11. Optiv., BTK, & Mindscape - Intruder
12. Ulterior Motive - M.I.R.
13. Quadrant, Kid Hops, & Iris - Partials
14. Aries & Gold Dubs - Took My Love
15. Optiv, BTK, & Cold Fusion - Void
16. Krust - Warhead (TC Rmx)
17. Chris SU & State Of Mind - Above Earth
18. Dimension - Crowd Reaction VIP
19. The Prototypes - Humanoid
20. Slang Banger - Labyrinth
21. Annix - Take It Back
22. Philth & P-Fine - Tired
23. AK1200 - Drowning (Terravita Rmx)
24. Digital - Deadline Loop
25. Erb N Dub - Mosh Pit
26. BCUK - Torpedo Loop
27. Dose - Something's Wrong
28. Dcision & Shot ft. RMS - Reality Check
29. Gridlok & DSL - MDMX
30. Ed Rush & Optical - Bacteria (Pendulum Rmx)
31. Gridlok & Hive - Violence Sound
32. Rockwell - 1,2,3,4
33. AK1200 & Gridlok - Long Weekend
34. DJ SS - The Lighter (Piano Loop)
35. Gridlok & Jamal - Concrete
36. Q Project - Champion Sound (Total Science Rmx) Loops
37. Callide & Intraspekt - Noise Disturbance
38. Optiv & BTK - Shredder
39. VLTRN - Dirt Signal
40. Stealth - Smash It
41. Hive & Keaton - Bring It On
42. Metrik - Want my Love ft. Elisabeth Troy
43. Callide & Intraspekt - Judgement
44. Stealth - Homage (Back to you) Ft. Stylus
45. The Prototypes - Just Bounce VIP
46. Future Cut - Whiplash Loops
47. Noisia & Prolix - Asteroids
48. BCUK - The Nine
49. Isaac Maya ft. Papa Michigan - Killa Dubplate
50. DMinds - Blacker ft. Strikez
51. NC-17 - The War Master
52. Pleasure - Danger Close
53. Mob Tactics - Unbalanced
54. Mob Tactics ft. Lauren Johnson - The Answer
55. Serum - Big Loader
56. Dr. Meaker ft. Sian Evans - Right Back (Break Rmx)
57. Double Helix - Cue
58. AK1200 & NC 17 - Summer Funk
59. Brookes Brothers - Tear You Down
60. Foul Play - Renegade Snares
Posted by Phil Russell at 10:54 PM
I am amazed that this was his first Essential mix. SOOOO GOOD!
TURN THIS ONE UP TO 11!!!
Download it HERE!!!
Sidney Charles Feat. Hector Moralez - 303 Love Story (Patrick Topping Remix) [Avotre]
Gus Gus - Crossfade (Maceo Plex Remix) [Kompakt Digital - 040]
Trus'me - I Want You (Alan Fitzpatrick Remix) [Prime Numbers]
Carisma - Talento Matemático [Comeme - 025]
Bimas - Robbing Banks [Rawthentic]
Claude VonStroke - EYE I EYE [Dirtybird]
Chambray - Ghetto Giants [Ultramajic]
L-Vis 1990 Pres. Dance System - No More [Clone Jack For Daze - CJFD 20]
Josh Wink - Are You There (Ben Klock Remix) [Ovum (OVM) - 242]
DJ Rush - I Like It Like This [Kne'Deep]
Stefano Kosa - Last One (Alberto Ruiz Remix) [Audiojah]
Phil Kieran & Green Velvet - Free Yourself [Phil Kieran - PKRD 004]
Monika Kruse, Gregor Tresher & GTMK - Retox [Terminal M]
Floorplan - Never Grow Old (Re-Plant) [M Plant - M.PM 20]
Literon - Freak Funktion [Clone Basement Series - CBS 15]
Alberto Ruiz - Particle [Suara - SS 21]
Pirupa - Get Lost vs What's So Funny (Laughapella) [Snatch! - King Street Sounds]
Green Velvet - Bigger Than Prince (Nathan Barato Remix) [Relief]
Skiver - The Void [Relief]
Gene Farris - Can U Dig It [Relief]
Theo Meier - Abbug [Traum - CDDIGITAL 30]
Nicole Moudaber - I Know Where I've Been vs Shake It [Drumcode - Relief]
Eric Sneo - Bongofreak [Tronic]
Fred Hush - Frogs [Relief]
Jewel Kid - Armor [Suara - 121]
Popof - Serenity [Form-Music - FORM 01 EP]
Owen Sands - The Great Houdini [Ill Bomb]
Federico Locchi - Odyssey [Noir]
Green Velvet & Gary Beck - Stronger [Relief]
Barnt - Tunsten [Cómeme]
Posted by Phil Russell at 10:14 PM
Friday, July 18, 2014
Mato (known for his dub work) has done a dub cover album of Daft Punk's first album.
From the record label...
"Thomas Blanchot, 40 years old percussionist and drummer, started his production structure Mato Production in 2001, with which he collaborated and directed for many projects.
Composer, music publisher and producer of music for TV, advertising, films and records, he also began a career as reggae producer since 2006, under the name "MATO". Since then he’s released music through various projects concepts, coming out through labels such as Makasound, EDR Records or Big Singles. In the meantime he developed a real trademark: taking over classics French, Hip-Hop, or Pop song, into roots Reggae-Dub new versions.
Besides since 2010, Mato’s built a solid reputation thanks to his many remixes of Hip-Hop classics on Stix Records. It is therefore natural to find him back with a new attractive concept on the Favorite Recordings’ sub-label: seasoning the notorious "Homework" by Daft Punk, with his special Reggae-Dub sauce.
Once again Mato achieves a brilliant rendition with this “Homework Dub”, making almost dreadlocks grow on the French robots’ heads! Using kick-effects, delays and roaring bass, he reinvents one of the most famous albums of electronic music, as if it was straight-out from Scientist, King Tubby or Mad Professor’ studios in Jamaica."
Here is a video for 'Around The World'.
You can stream the full album below.
BUY IT HERE!!!
Posted by Phil Russell at 11:34 AM
Thursday, July 17, 2014
This might be my album of the month. So good.
Posted by Phil Russell at 10:12 PM
To celebrate the release of 'Lovers' Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya)', Damian Lazarus and the Ancient Moons have unveiled the video, shot in New York and directed by Chris Rubino. One of the year's more unique and distinctive electronic music releases, the track features Pakistan's leading Qawwali singers Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad and Hamza Akram, who appear together on film for the first time ever in the video..
Buy it here:
Posted by Phil Russell at 10:00 PM
Nashville-based Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden play dreamy indie pop.
Check out more of their sweet tunes below.
Posted by Phil Russell at 9:42 PM
All India Radio is back with ANOTHER FREE DOWNLOAD.
Grab it HERE!!!
Posted by Phil Russell at 9:23 PM
'Do You Like Dancing' is the newest release from Crazy Daylight. These three original glitch and bass tracks are each infused with the Australian producers signature funk and vocoder hooks,
Buy it HERE!
Posted by Phil Russell at 9:20 PM