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Sunday, August 17, 2014

ZOHARA - Soldier

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 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.

RECOMMENDED!

https://zoharamusic.bandcamp.com/

Basecamp - Shudder



Nashville trio BASECAMP are back with their new single 'Shudder'.



Here is their remix of the new Sia tune Chandelier.



Download it HERE!

https://soundcloud.com/basecampmusique

https://basecampmusique.bandcamp.com/














Friends in Paris Pause 'Waiting' - Original + Way Back Remix (Free Download)

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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!

RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/friends-in-paris

https://soundcloud.com/thisiswayback


AstroZu - Sungod Ft. Tusks



AstroZu has released a new single entitled 'Sungod'.

It's dreamy, it's soulful and its got sweet BASS!



https://soundcloud.com/astrozu

CURXES - VALKYRIE




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.

RECOMMEDNED!

http://www.curxes.com/

https://soundcloud.com/curxes

https://curxes.bandcamp.com/

The Travelling Band



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!!



SERIOUSLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/thetravellingband

http://www.thetravellingband.co.uk/

JBAG - Through Blue EP


Housse de Racket 'Chateau (JBAG remix)' (Kitsuné)

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!

RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/jbaglondon

Banoffee - Got It (video)



New video from Banoffe for their tune 'Got it'.



The debut EP will be out at the end of the month.

https://soundcloud.com/bAnoffeeme

Ayah Marar - Bass Soldiers (Video)





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.



https://ayahmarar.bandcamp.com/




Acre Tarn - This Once



That artwork is exactly what I can see when I close my eyes and listen to Acre Tarn.

Fantastic electro-dream-pop.



The debut EP will be out in September.

Check out another track from the duo.



RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/acre-tarn

http://acretarn.wix.com/acretarn

Gorgeous George - Girls Night Out



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.





http://gorgeousgeorgeband.com/

https://soundcloud.com/gorgeous-george-the-band/

Killa Theory - Datum (Tittsworth Remix)

Killa Theory - Datum (Tittsworth Remix)

Tittsworth has done it again.

Enjoy his dreamy remix of Datum by Killa Theory.



Download it HERE!

https://soundcloud.com/tittsworth

https://soundcloud.com/killatheory

Fractions - Breathe

Breathe

New synth-pop sounds from the UK based Fractions.



RECOMMENDED!!

Their debut EP will be out in Septemeber. Expect big things from these guys!

https://soundcloud.com/fractionsuk

Mr. Moods - Sin City

Sin city cover art

Mr Moods is back with an awesome soundtrack to a movie that never was.

Just sit back and let it wash over you.

This is awesome headphone music.



Buy it HERE!

https://mrmoods.bandcamp.com/

Sounds of Sputnik and Ummagma

New Born cover art

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.



https://soundcloud.com/soundsofsputnik
https://soundsofsputnik.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/ummagma
http://ummagma.com/
https://ummagma.bandcamp.com/


Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Now hear this! Artists you should be listening to....RIGHT NOW!




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!

Amen Dunes



http://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products/sbr113-amen-dunes-love

Big Deal



http://mute.com/artists/big-deal

Brenton



https://soundcloud.com/bretonlabs

Cheatahs



https://soundcloud.com/cheatahs

Dum Dum Girls



http://wearedumdumgirls.com/

Empires



http://weareempires.com/

Flamingosis



https://soundcloud.com/flamingosis

Gangstagrass



http://gangstagrass.com/

Highasakite



http://www.highasakite.no/

Hollie Cook



http://holliecook.com/products/twice

Ibibio Sound Machine



https://soundcloud.com/ibibio

Ida Maria



https://soundcloud.com/idamaria

Jesse Futerman



https://soundcloud.com/jessefuterman

Kiesza



https://soundcloud.com/kiesza

Le Prince Miiaou



https://www.facebook.com/leprincemiiaou?v=app_4949752878

Leisure Cruise



http://iloveleisurecruise.com/

Made of Wood 



http://made-of-wood.bandcamp.com/album/narcotherapy-hypnosis

Nick Waterhouse



http://nickwaterhouse.com/

Nikki Lane 



http://www.nikkilane.com/

Öster 



http://osterbeatmaker.bandcamp.com/

Paolo Nutini



http://www.paolonutini.com/splash/ironsky

Quantic



http://www.quantic.org/

Rival Sons



http://www.rivalsons.com/home/

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars



http://sierraleonesrefugeeallstars.com/

Sleepy Sun



http://www.sleepysun.net/

The Echo-Friendly



http://www.theechofriendly.com/

The War On Drugs



http://www.thewarondrugs.net/

Third Coast Kings



http://www.thirdcoastkings.com/

Tijuana Panthers



http://tijuanapanthers.com/

Ume



http://monuments.umemusic.com/

Vacationer



http://vacationermusic.com/

WeAreCastor



http://bandcamp.sectionz.com/album/bon-voyage

WILD RUMPUS 



https://soundcloud.com/wildrumpusmusic

Wozniak



http://wozniak.bandcamp.com/album/pikes-peak

Xeno & Oaklander



http://xenoandoaklander.com/

Young Liars



http://youngliars.ca/

Zulu Winter



https://soundcloud.com/zulu-winter


Sunday, August 03, 2014

Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden - Blue Hotel (video)




Another winning tune from Kate and the Sons of Sweden!

Just good, solid Americana music.



http://katetuckerandthesonsofsweden.com/

https://soundcloud.com/sons-of-sweden

Djs From Mars & David Puentez - Welcome to The Darkside (video)



Another club stomper from DJs From Mars that will melt your face off.



http://www.djsfrommars.com/

https://soundcloud.com/djsfrommars









Katie Herzig - Drug - (Official Video)




'Drug' is the catchy new single off her new album 'Walk Through Walls'.



This is just good, fun music.

http://www.katieherzig.com/news.html

https://soundcloud.com/katieherzig

Lupe Fuentes - Drop The Beat

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Nice, classy deep house that should get your body movin'.



https://soundcloud.com/lupefuentes













Evol Intent - Under The Radar

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'Under The Radar' is a ragga-inspired thumper that will leave your head ringing....in a good way.



Download it HERE!

https://soundcloud.com/evolintent






Centri - A&R


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Centri is back with slick underground dub-hop.

'A&R' is the follow up to the recently released 'Boric Acid,' from his forthcoming album 'Headless Nobody out July.



https://soundcloud.com/centri

Fable - I Speak Words‏‎




Give a listen to this genre jumping music from 19 year old FABLE.



Another incredible act that seems to be producing music well beyond her years.

https://soundcloud.com/fablemusic


Zola Blood - Grace



If you like ambient dream pop, like I do, then this is for you. Seriously great headphone music.



Keep an eye out...these guys are going places.

https://soundcloud.com/zola-blood

Attaque - Only You

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The first single taken from Attaque's debut album ON LY OU.



https://soundcloud.com/attaque











WUNDER WUNDER - Midnight Hours

Midnight Hours

From the debut album 'Everything Infinite', here is Midnight Hours.



https://soundcloud.com/wunder-wunder

Miami Horror - Wild Motion (Set It Free)


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Miami Horror is back with a wildly infectious new single.



The new album will be out later this year.

https://soundcloud.com/miami-horror




Olympic Ayres - Control (Official Video)

Control

"Control" is the second single taken from Olympic Ayres debut EP "Leisureplex" and it's a perfect soundtrack for your summer party.

Dig it.



https://soundcloud.com/olympicayres

Nikki W - Transparent Hands (video)


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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.





https://soundcloud.com/nikkiwmusique

http://nikkiw.com/

Ark Patrol - Ambition EP

Ambition EP cover art


Outstanding down tempo sounds from Hawaiian beat maker Ark Patrol.



Buy it HERE!

http://store.heroicrecordings.com/album/ambition-ep

https://soundcloud.com/arkpatrol

WILLIAM WOLF – “KING OF SORROW” (video)



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".



https://soundcloud.com/iamwilliamwolf






Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AK1200 Live at Whiskey Bar July 18th 2014

AK1200 Live at Whiskey Bar July 18th 2014

AK1200 still has it! 1.5 hours of prime Drum and BASS!



Download it HERE!!

Track List

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


https://soundcloud.com/ak1200

Green Velvet - Essential Mix 07-19-2014



I am amazed that this was his first Essential mix. SOOOO GOOD!

TURN THIS ONE UP TO 11!!!



Download it HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Tracklist

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]


https://soundcloud.com/green-velvet-1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wkfp



Friday, July 18, 2014

Mato - Around the World Dub (Official Video) and Daft Punk cover album

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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!!!

http://favoriterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/homework-dub

http://www.favoriterec.com/



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Present Paradox - Institutions

Institutions cover art

Enjoy this cool experimental electronica from Present Paradox.

It's pretty freakin' sweet.



Download it HERE!!

http://presentparadox.bandcamp.com/album/institutions

Torkelsen - Sattellittskygge

Sattellittskygge cover art

Torkelsen’s second album Sattellittskygge is out now!

If you like ambient spaced out beats than check this out!



BUY IT HERE!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

https://sellout.bandcamp.com/album/sattellittskygge










Highasakite - Since Last Wednesday (Official Video)



This might be my album of the month. So good.



https://soundcloud.com/highasakiteband













Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons - Lovers' Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya) OFFICIAL VIDEO



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:

Juno: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/damian-lazarus-the-ancient-moons-lovers-eyes/535640-01/

Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/lovers-eyes-mohe-pi-ki-najariya/1312613

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lovers-eyes-mohe-pi-ki-najariya/id881516330

https://soundcloud.com/damianlazarus




Two Twins - Bell Tower


Bell Tower

Ambient shoegazey bliss.



Download it HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/two-twins





Zinc - Show Me (KiNK 'Vocal' Remix)

Zinc - Show Me - KiNK 'Vocal' Remix


This is gonna be big.



https://soundcloud.com/zinc

https://soundcloud.com/kink

https://soundcloud.com/rinsefm

Big Deal - Always Boys (video)



A new video for another awesome song from 'Big Deal'.



I can't wait for more from these two.

https://soundcloud.com/big-deal

Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden - Hangover (video)



Nashville-based Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden play dreamy indie pop.



Check out more of their sweet tunes below.



http://katetucker.net/

https://soundcloud.com/sons-of-sweden









Zimmer - Sensify Me (feat. KLP)



'Sensify Me' is a catchy club hit that is perfect for summer.



https://soundcloud.com/zimmermusic

Immigrant Union - I Can't Return (Video)




'I Can't Return' is the first single off Immigrant Union's second studio album 'Anyway'.



http://www.immigrantunion.com/

Lovd Ones - Mountain Top - video & FREE EP




Great new reggae from Lovd Ones.



For a limited time you can download a FREE EP HERE!!

http://lovdones.com/

All India Radio - Red Shadow Landing (Demo Versions)

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All India Radio is back with ANOTHER FREE DOWNLOAD.



Grab it HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

http://allindiaradio.bandcamp.com/





















Crazy Daylight - Do You Like Dancing EP

Crazy Daylight - Do You Like Dancing EP

'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!

https://soundcloud.com/crazy-daylight

















Oster - One Minute Beat

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The French beat maker Oster has released a fantastic new beat tape.

Enjoy.



Download it HERE!!

http://osterbeatmaker.bandcamp.com/album/one-minute-beat