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Friday, October 24, 2014

Simon Shackleton - DISTRIKT Music





I've been a huge fan of Elite force AKA Simon Shackleton and for years he has played epic sets at Burning Man. This year was no exception.

In his own words...

"There is nothing in the world quite like closing a perfect day on the Playa with a Sunset set at DISTRIKT. This year the whole team worked tirelessly to create a brand new stage set, and the view from the booth as the sun set over the Man, casting its orange glow onto the distant mountains, was simply breathtaking. As you dance your way through the crowd at Distrikt, you'll see every single person wearing a beaming smile from ear to ear (and not much else). It's the epitome of love on the dancefloor - everyone is, quite literally, having THE time of their lives."

Turn this up and get ready to dance your ass off for the next 2 hours!



Tracklist:

1 Underworld, Leftfield, D Ramirez, Zoo Brazil - Selected SmokeBelch Cowgirl - INTRO
2 DJ Chus, Sonny Wharton - Runnin' (SS Edit)
3 DJ Anna - Keep Going (Original Mix)
4 Gaga - Savage (Original Mix)
5 Uto Karem - Utopolys (SS Edit)
6 Sam Paganini - Polyester (SS Edit)
7 Siwell - Reshuffle (Original Mix) [1605]
8 Ladies On Mars - Boom (Original Mix)
9 Abe Duque, Virginia - Following My Heart (Oliver Huntemann Remix) (SS Edit)
10 Mike Hulme - Curiosity (Simon Shackleton Mix) (SS Edit)
11 Hardfloor - Acperience1 (Simon Shackleton 2014 Re-Fix)
12 F+S - Acid One (Snuff Crew) (SS Edit)
13 Dylan Rhymes - I am Sweet (Hyperion remix aka The Loops of Fury)
14 Pete Griffiths feat. Cevin Fisher - Chicago (Federico Scavo Remix)
15 Jay Lumen - Positive Viewpoint (SS Edit)
16 Simon Shackleton & Friends - Where's Your DOTBOMB At?
17 Slam - Positive Education - Fergie's Just For Pressure Mix
18 Massive Attack, Elite Force, D-Nox, Beckers - Little Angels Finyl (Edit)
19 Leftfield, Ritch, Fatboy, Force - Life Soul Brother 2013 (Edit)
20 Elite Force, Beatles - The Beatles Bazaar
21 Donna Summer - I Feel Love (Afrojack Vs Elite Force Edit)
22 Magitman - Demolition (SS Edit)
23 Simon Shackleton & Friends - Born Slippy 2014
24 Kaiserdisco - La Caballa (SS Edit)
25 Hollen - Electrocution (SS Edit)
26 Taras Van De Voorde - Chasing Winters (SS Edit)
27 Cirez D, Acki Kokotos, Ten Walls - Mongol Madness (Simon Shackleton Mashup)
28 Harvard Bass - Drum Major (SS Edit)
29 Elite Force & Friends - Back2Back VoiceMachine
30 Simon Shackleton - Bet It All (Edit)
31 John Acquaviva, Simon Doty - Say What (Original Mix)
32 Mr. Bizz - This Is The Time (Original Mix)
33 Olav Basoski - French Kiss (Original Mix)
34 Muir, Digweed, Guy J - Trezzz (SS Edit)
35 Dosem - Become One (SS Edit)
36 Tim Deluxe - Transformation (DJ Hell Remix)
37 Thomas Schumacher - Fangbanger (Original)
38 Elite Force & Friends - Reel Kraken Revolution (Mix2)
39 Acid Arab - Theme (SS Edit)
40 Jagwar Ma - Come & Save Me (Short Edit + Time)
41 MANDY & BookaShade - Home
42 Boss Axis - Challenger (Alle Farben Remix)
43 Cosmic Cowboys - Zero Gravity Love (Mathias Meyer & Patlac Mix) (SS Edit)
44 Cinematic Orchestra - Home (Simon Shackleton Revamp)

DOWNLOAD IT HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Here's a great track from Simon.



https://soundcloud.com/simon-shackleton

https://soundcloud.com/elite-force

https://soundcloud.com/distriktmusic



















Soft Touch



Morgan Z of Chrome Canyon and Mark Palgy of VHS or Beta have joined forces to generate Soft Touch. Their sound weaves through disco, house, and funk.

Completely retro yet so fresh.

TURN THIS UP!





Buy the Real Love single HERE!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/soft-touch









Yellerkin - Tools



Yellerkin is an American indie folk band based in Brooklyn, New York.

Combine sweet melodies and harmonies with cool beats and great music and you've got the ingredients for great band.

Check it!



Here is the trippy video too.



This is one to watch for sure.

https://soundcloud.com/yellerkin









PROM



I'm a sucker for some electro-pop and PROM fit the bill to a T. This Brooklyn based duo is pumping out sweet tunes and you need to be listening to them NOW.

Swoon!!







https://soundcloud.com/promisaband


















The Slow Readers Club - Forever In Your Debt (video)



Fans of Interpol with dig this Manchester based indie band.

Smart lyrics and pulsating rhythms drive the songs from start to finish.



Here is an earlier tune, 'Don't Mind'.



They need to release their album sooner than later.

So good.

http://www.theslowreadersclub.co.uk/

https://soundcloud.com/theslowreadersclub














Little Arrow - Loss Um (Video)


little-arrow

This is a lovely bit of folk rock. Well produced and full of emotion.

Lead singer, William Hughes, describes the album as “concerning the human spirit, the pains and great joys of human relationships as we gain and lose others throughout our life. It also expresses solace, which can be found through immersion into the outside environment. But most importantly it expresses collaboration between five good friends sharing high and lows and dancing in each other’s heads.”

Lots of feels in this one.

Listen for yourself.




Here is a remix of the track by Phinite.



Download it HERE!!!

BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!

RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/littlearrow

http://www.littlearrow.co.uk/

Baby Taylor - Las Vegas (Video)


Cover photo


Hailing from Scotland, singer-songwriter Baby Taylor mixes her vengeful lyrics with acoustic sounds and the mix is very captivating.

She completed her album 'A Moment of Sympathy for all my Enemies' at the age of 17, which is out now!

Check it out!



Check out another song, 'four hearts'.




Buy the album HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/baby-taylor

http://babytaylormusic.co.uk/#!welcome

Sun Gods to Gamma Rays - A Ghost To Find (video)


A Ghost to Find cover art

Sun Gods to Gamma Rays is a dream pop band from Minnesota.

This is the first single from Sun Gods to Gamma Rays' upcoming full length album, "A Ghost to Find,"out in November.

Looking forward to the full release as this is a little bit of awesome.






RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/sungodstogammarays

http://sungodstogammarays.com/


Justisewewant

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 John Justise is the driving force behind 'Justisewewant' which he uses to release his avant-garde electronic jazz.

I am not a hundred percent sure where I land on this yet but it's definitely interesting and he's is very talented.

Check it out and decide for yourself.







Download the album HERE!! (name your own price!)

http://www.johnjustisemusic.com/

https://soundcloud.com/justisewewant









Sunday, October 19, 2014

Paperwhite




If you love synth-pop and wish you could be back in the 80's  skating around a roller rink on a Friday night....then I've got the band for you.

I present.... Paperwhite. The brother/sister duo of Katie and Ben Marshall hail from Brooklyn and I can't get enough of their retro sound.

Between Chvrches, Austra and Paperwhite I am one happy synth-pop loving fool.









Their debut EP, Magic, is out in November and a full length album will be out in 2015.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!

http://www.paperwhitemusic.com/

https://soundcloud.com/paperwhite

https://soundcloud.com/duly-noted-records

Zola Blood - Meridian EP




Zola Blood will be releasing their Meridian EP shortly. The ambient electronica they make is comparable to if Kenna and Radiohead had a love child. Great lyrics and outstanding layers of sound to accompany it.

Seriously good stuff.

Here are a few more tracks to get you excited about the release.





Pre-Order it HERE!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/zola-blood







Jo Mango - Transformuration




Jo Mango has released a remix album, entitled Transformuration. The album is a reimagining of all 10 tracks from her alternative folk 2012 sophomore release, Murmuration.

Just to get an idea of what to expect, here is a video of the original version of Evermore.



Here is the remix by The Cormorant.



For those that aren't into the original folk album (which is outstanding) then the remix album should do the the trick. It's loaded with up and down tempo beats and blips while maintaining the original feel that should keep most fans happy.

You can download the remix HERE!!

Buy the whole remix album HERE!!!

https://soundcloud.com/jomango

https://soundcloud.com/abadgeoffriendship

Hello! Beautiful - Echoes in the Pier





Fans of The Postal Service will enjoy the dream-pop sounds of Hello!Beautiful.

Jeremy Parker is the one man band playing everything and even producing it all himself.

The lyrics are catchy and music is very energetic and fun. Mr Parker has loads of talent and if this single is any indication, he'll be all over the place very soon.

I can see this being huge with the kids and the kids at heart.



His debut album is out in November!

RECOMMENDED!!


https://soundcloud.com/hellobeautiful

Oyinda




This is haunting and enthralling. I was hooked from the first beat.

Amazing vocals and lush symphonic sounds, beats and bass to back it up.

Call it Electro-RnB, Electro-Soul...whatever you want to call it, it's good.







https://soundcloud.com/oyindamusic

http://oyinda.com/

Osca - Blood w/ The Night VI




Two great bands that sound great together.

I'll let the music speak for itself.



https://soundcloud.com/weareosca

https://soundcloud.com/thenightvi

https://soundcloud.com/duly-noted-records

Ummagma - Kiev Remixes EP




I've been a huge supporter of Ummagma and their dream-pop shoegaze sound and they have just release a remix EP for their track 'Kiev'.

Here is the video for Kiev.



Here are clips of several of the remixes.








BUY THEM ALL HERE!!

RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/ummagma

https://soundcloud.com/emerald-and-doreen-rec

Vök - Tension (Official Music Video)




I fell in love with this band the moment I heard them. So unique and so original.

Here is the video for their second single 'Tension'.



Here is the Aei remix of 'Tension'.



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/vokmusic

https://soundcloud.com/mr_aei







Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fickle Friends - P L A Y (Foreign Skin Remix)




Before yesterday I never heard of either of these artists.

Today I am a HUGE fan of both.

Here is the original.



Here is the remix by Foreign Skin.



Both are great in there own right...but that remix really has me movin'!

RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/foreignskinmusic

https://soundcloud.com/ficklefriends






Evitceles



If you enjoy ambient down-tempo stuff like I do then you should really like Evitceles. Along the lines of Boards of Canada and Burial.

Really trippy and cool.







Download his stuff HERE.

https://soundcloud.com/evitceles

https://evitceles.bandcamp.com/



VITAMIN - We Breathe Fire



Fans of Passion Pit and MGMT should dig the new single from Vitamin, 'We Breath Fire'.

Their brand of psychedelic-electro-pop is very catchy and fun.

Been listening to this all afternoon.

Smiles all around.



Here are a couple other tunes for your enjoyment.





https://soundcloud.com/thisisvitamin


Liz Vice



I listen to a little bit of everything. What I really love about this blog is being able to expose people to music they may have never thought to check out.

I keeping with that, here is an amazing soul singer, Liz Vice. I hope you like it as much as I do.

In her own words...

""There's A Light" is Liz Vice's debut album, and we here at Deeper Well could not be more excited about it if we tried (trust us, we tried, couldn't get more excited)! Recorded almost entirely live to analog tape over the spring & summer of 2013 in Portland, OR, this album is a gospel-fueled nod to the R&B / soul records of the 60's and 70's - modern enough not to be "throw back", classically influenced enough to feel timeless."

It's really good.












DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM FOR FREE HERE!!!

RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/liz-vice

http://deeper-well.com/






Eilidh McKellar - "Hold Steady" (Official Music Video)



Discovered on YouTube by guitar great, Joe Bonamassa, McKellar, a dazzling 20-year-old phenom from Edinburgh, Scotland, is taking the music world by storm with her raspy voice and amazing guitar skills.

The girl can play!

Check out her video for "Hold Steady".



Her new album, Delta Devil Dreams, is out now.

Here is a taste of the album.



BUY IT HERE!!

http://www.eilidhmckellar.com/

https://soundcloud.com/eilidhmckellar






Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Petter Carlsen



Norwegian singer Petter Carlsen sure knows how to make brooding, atmospheric and emotional music. For someone who has 3 albums out, I don't know how I've never heard of him before,

Very cinematic. Very moving. Very good.

Here is his new single, 'Tiger'.



Download it HERE!!

Here is a live version of another track, 'You begin where everything ends'.



http://www.pettercarlsen.com/

https://soundcloud.com/abadgeoffriendship


Black Honey




These may all be demos but they sure sounds polished and ready for the masses to me.

I've had this on repeat all day. The guitars are warm and fuzzy, just the way I like them, and the vocals are lush, sexy and cool.

I'm really diggin' the combo.







Their first album can't get here fast enough.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/blackhoneyuk















Glyphs - The Machine

Glyphs

Ready for a bit of musical stew? Throw in a bit of  Aphex Twin style broken beats and bleeps, add some shoegazey drones and pepper it with dreamy echoed vocals and you get Glyphs.



Download it HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/glyphs-1



Hundred Waters - Animal (Live Video From San Francisco)



I was already in love with this album but seeing them live just cements it.

SOOOOOO GOOOD.



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

http://www.hundred-waters.com/

https://soundcloud.com/hundredwaters





Vérité - Weekend (Molina Remix)




I'm a fan of the original and I can already see the club kids going bonkers over this remix.



https://soundcloud.com/molinavs

Rod Ladgrove - Love The Way It Hurts



Rod Ladgrove


I am totally getting the Elliot Smith vibe on this new single from Australian singer Rod Ladgrove.

Perfect introspective music for rainy days.



Here's the video too!



http://www.rodladgrove.com/

https://soundcloud.com/triple-double-records

THE NIGHT VI




Fans of Lissie, Fleetwood Mac and indie rock (with some subtle hints of RnB) should thoroughly enjoy the UK based 6 piece The Night VI.

Sophie-Rose Harper's smooth vocals help guide the band through multiple genres and in the end are like our tour guide on a very enjoyable journey through the landscape that is The Night VI.








https://soundcloud.com/thenightvi






Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sirena - Chemicals



Here is yet another moving, emotive electro-pop artist who sounds wise beyond her years.

Take a listen to Sirena.







RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/sirenaworld


Fable - Fragile




I've been intrigued by Fable for a while now and here is the third song from her EP, Parasite. It still blows my mind she is only 19. If she sounds this good now, I can't wait to see what she's doing in 10 years!



Her full length album can't come soon enough.

https://soundcloud.com/fablemusic








LE VERY - Playground




This little bit of electro-pop awesomeness found its way into my inbox this week and I'm glad it did.

Enjoy LE VERY!



Their debut EP, 'Playground', will be out in November.

https://soundcloud.com/le-very

https://soundcloud.com/abadgeoffriendship


HAWKON




Like R&B? Like sexy electronica? Enjoy SBTRKT or James Blake? Then you'll love Hawkon!





If your lady doesn't like this, she's dead inside.

https://soundcloud.com/hawkonfire

Amateur Dance





Amateur Dance sure makes some awesomely deep, emotional and moving house music for someone who is only 20 years old.

Dig it. I know I am.



BUY IT HERE!!!

RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/amateur-dance

https://amateurdance.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/octoberrecords

Osca





Duly Noted Records has a hit on there hands and it's called Osca. Think Imagine Dragons meets Coldplay.







The Blood EP will be available in November

https://soundcloud.com/weareosca

https://soundcloud.com/duly-noted-records

Mr President - Hips Shaking

Hips Shaking cover art

This is what sexy sounds like.

Soooooooooooooo groovy.

Here is a taste of the album.



BUY IT HERE!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

https://favoriterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/hips-shaking

https://favoriterecordings.bandcamp.com/music

IGZ - Gotta Do



This underground hip-hop single is from IGZ,  a 25 year old recording artist out of Toronto, Canada.

It's a catchy track and it's got me interested in seeing what else he can do.



His full length album should be out in early 2015.

https://soundcloud.com/igzrap

Pill Hill - It Tastes a Little Sweeter



With hints of Toad The Wet Sprocket and the Gin Blossoms, Pill Hill does a great job of taking the working man college rock vibe and adding a bit of warmth and a personal touch that is lacking in a lot of music these days. With influences that range all the way back to the 70's, these Minneapolis rockers have put together an album that is really fresh, fun and a feel good slice of Americana.

This is a perfect soundtrack to that weekend drive to nowhere in particular.

Here is a sample from 'It Tastes A Little Sweeter', the first single 'Butterscotch House'.



Download the new album HERE!!! (name your own price)

My album of the month.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/pillhill

https://pillhill.bandcamp.com/album/it-tastes-a-little-sweeter

http://pillhill.co/index/

Attaque - Change Your Mind (Official Music Video)



I've been a fan of Attaque for a while and he's just released a video for 'Change Your Mind'.

I love how he seamlessly mixes electronica with shoegazey guitars to create this ethereal sound.

Blissful.



His full length album, ON LY OU will be release at the end of the month.

RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/attaque

http://www.attaquemusic.com/

Alchemist




This is a little different from what I normally post but it's got my feet tapping so I thought I'd pass it along. Alchemist is a 4 piece from Auckland, NZ. Think Muse meets 30 Seconds To Mars.

It gets a bit heavy. Just so you know.








https://soundcloud.com/alchemistnz







Hunters - tour and new release





As some of you know, I am a big fan of shoegaze and I love a catchy melody. 'Hunters' have both in spades.

To celebrate their new tour you can pick up a 3 track demo from the band.



Download it for free HERE!!

Catch them on tour!

HUNTERS -- Fall 2014 Tour Dates

10.03 - New Orleans - One Eyed Jacks %
10.04 - Austin - Mohawk 
10.10 - Los Angeles - The Smell #
10.11 - Las Vegas - The Bunkhouse #
10.12 - Salt Lake City - Kilby Court #
10.13 - Denver - Hi-Dive #
10.14 - Lincoln - Vega #
10.15 - Iowa City - The Mill #
10.16 - Minneapolis - First Avenue & 7th st Entry #
10.17 - Chicago - Empty Bottle #
10.18 - Indianapolis - Debbie's Palace of Noise and Laundry #
10.19 - Detroit - PJ's Lager House #
10.20 - Rochester - Bug Jar #
10.24 - Brooklyn - Baby's All Right #
% w/ JEFF The Brotherhood

# w/ Meatbodies

https://huntersny.bandcamp.com/music

Friday, October 10, 2014

Olympic Ayres - Say My Name (Avenue Remix)



Great tune from Olympic Ayres. Great remix from Avenue.

"Say My Name" is the third single taken from Olympic Ayres debut EP "Leisureplex" out now!



FREE DOWNLOAD HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/olympicayres

https://soundcloud.com/avenueofficial

Ark Patrol - Sun

turn your images on to see this promo in its full glory

Super chill new tune from Ark Patrol.

Perfect for daydreaming.



https://soundcloud.com/arkpatrol

Ron Flieger - All I Want




Check out the very catchy and very sexy debut single from Ron Flieger, 'All I Want'.

In his own words....

"I wrote `All I Want` this summer in Los Angeles, staying at The Roosevelt, West Hollywood - Recorded the vocals that same crazy night - Finished everything off on holiday in Western Europe - Mixed it back at my studio. Things went incredibly fast and the track has this raw emotion-charged vibe. It happened to be a very special song to me."



Get the free download HERE!!

Keep an eye out for more of Ron's sweet sounds as he is busy doing remixes for The Ting Tings and many more!

https://soundcloud.com/ronflieger

Whacka & Azuruk - Speaking In Tongues



If you love bass and wicked beats then crank this one.

Whacka & Azuruk's Speaking In Tongues is the first release on Heroic Recordings new Sub-label Rockforce.

Check it out.



BUY IT HERE!

https://soundcloud.com/azurukmusic

https://soundcloud.com/mr-whacka


Sunday, October 05, 2014

Night Club - Black Leather Heart

Black Leather Heart cover art

Night Club is a synth-pop duo from California. Think early Madonna with an electro synth-heavy bent.

Nothing too deep but lots of fun.



Here's their electro cover of the INXS tune 'Need You Tonight'.



Buy the Black Leather Heart EP HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/nightclubband

http://nightclubband.com/

Nsolo - Jam Collections

Jam Collections cover art

Seriously...this is why I LOVE Soundcloud. You can find an unsigned artist like Nsolo just sitting there...with barely any followers and a collection of tracks that should begetting airplay all over the world. I feel like I just discovered the next big thing. This guy should be huge. With your help, he will be.

Fans of Hercules and Love Affair  or Disclosure will fall in love with the deep house/electronica/RnB sounds of Nsolo.

I know this album will be on my playlist for a while.



DOWNLOAD IT HERE!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!

https://nsolo.bandcamp.com/releases

https://soundcloud.com/nsolo


Sounds of Sputnik - New Born




Ok...so I've been a HUGE shoegaze/dream-pop fan for years. There were a group of bands in the 90's that pretty much had a strangle hold on the genre...until now.

Sounds Of Sputnik have, in my humble opinion, cemented their place in the shoegaze hierarchy. With the help of one of the genres other up and coming stars, Ummagma (whom I really dig as well), Sounds Of Sputnik have made me fall in love with the genre all over again.

Sounds of Sputnik is the combined sonic awesomeness of Roma Kalitkin and the duo Ummagma. Their new album 'New Born' is a combination of instrumental dreamscapes and vocal dream pop that take you on a journey to a ethereal dreamland you never want to come back from.

My only problem with the album is that it is too short. Half of the run time is spent on remixes, which are great, but I would have preferred to be in shoegaze heaven for another 30 or 40 minutes!

I can't wait to hear more from Sounds Of Sputnik and get lost in that dreamland all over again.

Sample the album below.





BUY IT HERE!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/soundsofsputnik

https://soundsofsputnik.bandcamp.com/album/new-born