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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Alex Adair



Here's some cool, pop heavy, "tropical" house music for you from UK music producer and DJ Alex Adair!





https://soundcloud.com/alexadair



States of Emotion



UK based upstart Olly Hookings is the driving force behind this alternative act, States Of Emotion.

Think Imagine Dragons and Alex Clare....but with more ROCK.

Turn this up and dig it!









Here is the Craig David remix of 'Rag & Bone'.



https://soundcloud.com/states-of-emotion


Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Auna Sims



A lovely little gem of a song from newbie singer/song-writer Auna Sims.

I want more NOW!




https://soundcloud.com/aunasims/tracks



Ummagma - Frequency



I've posted about Ummagma before and with their new release they have done it again.

They are adept at using bits of shoegaze, ambient textures and dream pop to craft flawless tracks time and time again.

Here is the video to 'Orion'.



Simply beautiful.





Here is the Malcolm Holmes remix (yes, from OMD) of 'Lama'.



BUY THIS FANTASTIC RELEASE HERE!!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!



https://soundcloud.com/ummagma

http://ummagma.com/

https://ummagma.bandcamp.com/

Monday, February 08, 2016

Slaptop



Feeling bummed out with all this winter weather?

Warm yourself up with the newest single from Slaptop.



Here's a nice remix of the same track.



Here is a guest mix he did last year for GDD.



Tracklist:
Everything - Lonely Boy
Like I Can (Jonas Rathsman Remix) - Sam Smith
Hopelessly Coping (Gorgon City Remix) - Wilkinson ft. Thabo
Hold Me Up (Slaptop Remix) - Conrad
From the Basement to the Roof (Oliver Remix) - Club Cheval
King Tong - Sluggers
Chest - Chris Lake
Trap Queen (Slaptop Remix) - Fetty Wap
Fearing Love (Club Mix) - Serge Devant & Damiano feat. Camille Safiya
Chinatown - Slaptop
Something About You (Slaptop Remix) - Hayden James
What Kind of Man (Nicolas Jaar Remix) - Florence and the Machine
Mimoun Marhaba - Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & Floating Points
Right Here (Hot Since 82 Remix) - Rudimental
Pepper (Monkey Safari Remix) - Marc Houle

https://soundcloud.com/slaptop

Lady Low



Lady Low is a six-piece chamber pop group based in LA.

Lush strings, moody vocals and dreamy guitar work.

This is ace!





This is such a great tune!!



Here is the video for 'Baby Baby'.




https://soundcloud.com/ladylowmusic

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Dolores Haze



Quirky indie-pink band from Stockholm.

Loads of energy, great sound and fun as hell.





Here is the video for 'Touch Me'.



https://soundcloud.com/doloreshazeband


Pink Noise Party



They call it Quantum Electric Rock.

I call it awesome.

Hints of Hot Chip and Blur with whimsical, fun and smile inducing grooves.







http://www.pinknoiseparty.com/

https://soundcloud.com/pinknoiseparty

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Kasey Keller Big Band

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Check out some great experimental electronic folk music from the Kasey Keller Big Band.

Abstract, ambient and soothing.

I dig it.







https://kaseykellerbigband.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/kasey-keller-big-band

DevilDuck Records




Awesome indie label from Germany!

Lots of great indie-folk music.

Seriously good vibes all around.











https://soundcloud.com/devilduck-records

http://www.devilduckrecords.de/

Friday, February 05, 2016

Martha Ffion



Martha Ffion is the musical project of Irish songwriter Claire Martha Ffion McKay.

She's got a serious 60's dream-pop vibe and I LOVE IT!









Here is the video for 'Go'.



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/martha-ffion

Sundara Karma



Sundara Karma is a fantastic band from the UK.

I don't know how these guys are not all over the radio...this track just SCREAMS hit.

I hope they get more exposure soon. They kick ass.



Here is a great remix of the same track.



https://soundcloud.com/sundara-karma

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Audionauta



Audionauta, an instrumental acoustic post-rock band from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This is perfect music for a movie soundtrack, introspective moments or for long drives.

Really beautiful.









RECOMMENDED!!!

BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!! (FOR FREE!)


https://audionauta.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/audionautamusic

MIGHTY



MIGHTY is the brainchild of Angelo Fiaretti.

I received an email from Producer Daniel Gleason, from Grouplove, and he has a lot of passion about this young man and his skills.

In their words....

"In 2013, Fiaretti moved to Atlanta looking for a fresh perspective and new collaborators. It was there that the young songwriter connected with Daniel Gleason (Grouplove, All Get Out) who would help bring MIGHTY from raw, mangled scrawls to refined underdog anthems. The debut MIGHTY EP “Bye, Have Nice!” simultaneously embraces classic influences (Dylan, Cobain, Page & Plant) and forges new territory for the Pittsburgher. The 5 tracks were recorded over the course of an impetuous 5 days on a shoestring budget entirely in Fiaretti’s kitchen (jokingly referred to as Ant Hill Studios, for a serious infestation). The debut EP is rounded out by Gordon Keiter (All Get Out) on drums, Gleason on bass, guitar and keys, and CJ Ridings (Big Jesus) on bass, guitar, and keys. Gleason also served as producer, with Ridings engineering and mixing."

This album is loaded with high energy, heavy guitars, quirky introspective lyrics and great hooks.

Hints of Tripping Daisy, Dinosaur Jr and Pavement.

I can't wait to see what the future holds for MIGHTY. With a start like this, I expect big things!







Seriously digging this.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

BUY THE EP HERE!!!

https://soundcloud.com/mysongintheair

http://mightytheband.com/

https://mightytheband.bandcamp.com/music

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Ghosts of Johnson City



Ghosts of Johnson City is a Portland, Maine -based group whose roots are roots in Appalachia and the Deep South.

This is amazing. Lovely melodies, beautiful music and real talented musicians.

In their own words....

"Simple and soulful versions of old mountain music, Civil War songs, coal-mining melodies, tunes of love and loss and haunting murder ballads from the American South."

Sit back, relax and enjoy.









HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!!!

https://soundcloud.com/theghostsofjohnsoncity

http://theghostsofjohnsoncity.com/

SPARES



These Liverpool punk rockers are full of piss,vinegar and a lot of spunk.

They have enough energy for everyone in the room. There is no way you can listen to this and not want to move.





https://soundcloud.com/goingspares








Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Feelin' Music




Feelin' Music is a Hip Hop Label with Headquarter and Studios in Lausanne, Switzerland.

They make some great music.

















Here is the video for John Robinson & Chief's track 'Mega Fly Feat. U George'.



HIGHLY RECOMMNEDED!!!

https://feelinmusic.bandcamp.com/

http://www.feelinmusic.ch/

Real Experts



Real Experts is a London-based synthpop electronic project.

Fans of the New Order should dig this.

Loads of retro synth lines, catchy vocals and lots of fun!







 BUY THE NEW ALBUM HERE!!


http://www.black-towers.com/realexperts

https://realexperts.bandcamp.com/music

Monday, February 01, 2016

Amber Leaves



Amber Leaves is not your typical indie rock band. The amount of funky soul they infuse in each song is amazing.

Really invigorating and gutsy compared to a lot of other stuff out there.

Nice to see people trying new things and succeeding!







Here is a great remix of 'Heaven'.



https://soundcloud.com/amberleaves

WHISKY STAIN



WHISKY STAIN are a two-piece Rock band from London.

Driven by blues and 70's rock these guys sure make a HUGE sound.

Powerful stuff.







Here is a video of them live at the Jam Cafe.



RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/whiskystain

http://www.whiskystain.co.uk/