Groove Armada just dropped the new music video for the second single, “Paper Romance”. The track features SaintSavior and Fenech-Soler. The single drops Feb 23rd and features remixes from Zombie Disco Squad, Doorly, Urchins, and more. The US version will feature remixes from Classixx, Dan Deacon & more.
Posted by: g.win on January 21, 2010 @ 12:54 PM
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From Mirrors to Muse and Kasabian to Calvin Harris, the UK is churning out exciting new artists like we’re at the end of times — perhaps they know something we don’t. Late last year, The Guardian released their top 40 greatest bands list and some of our favorites definitely got the shaft (as did Bowie, who is probably still furrowing his brow at being placed below The Streets). One group we’re sure will make those ubiquitous year-end lists in 2010 is a UK foursome called Scanners, whose debut single, “Salvation” will appear on their February full-length “Submarine” produced by Stephen Hague (famous for his production with legendary New Order, who, like Scanners, know their way around a moog).
Curiously, the band’s debut will be released stateside on Hollywood dance scene kingpin Steve Aoki’s label, Dim Mak, which traditionally puts out electronic cuts. Scanners, on the whole, are a very full-sounding indie band with the ferocity of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the gritty, organic feel of Siouxie.
We’re told remixes are forthcoming from not only the band itself but Don Diablo, Tittsworth, Dan Sena, and Dirty Disco Youth.
With every new album, Goldfrapp tend to slightly reinvent their sound. “Rocket” is the new single from Allison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory. The 80’s feeling track features the era’s synths & drums alongside Allison’s pop vocals. Goldfrapp fans will not be disappointed. The new album, “Head First” is slated to come out later this year.
It’s really interesting when you can watch and artist continue to push the boundaries of their sound. James Curd is that artist to us. James has been putting tracks out on his Greenskeepers Music label for years, but nothing quite like this new single.
On these new tracks James Curd conjures up Daft Punk, Digitalism, Shit Robot, but never looses his GK style.
Click Here To Download James Curd “In With The Old, In With The New” Pre-released Exclusively at Juno Download.
Listen: James Curd “Got To Have”
Listen: James Curd “Can You Get It”
Posted by: g.win on January 18, 2010 @ 2:27 PM
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Two distinct LA flavors that taste great together!
A few weeks back when we were sitting around fantasizing who in Los Angeles we’d want to collaborate for our recurring series, Tune in an Afternoon, we pretty quickly came up with Dam-Funk and Nite Jewel. When we contacted them, it turned out they were fans of each other and had been looking for an excuse to collaborate. It was decided that Nite Jewel would produce and that their favorite store, LA’s Future Music, would serve as the afternoon’s launching pad. From there, things just got creepy.
You can download the tune for free at XLR8R.com Here
Posted by: g.win on December 13, 2009 @ 9:56 PM
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Sade drops her first single in over a decade. “Soldier of Love” is the highly anticipated first single off Sade’s new album of the same name – their first in a decade. Co-produced with Mike Pela, “Soldier of Love” was written by Sade, along with her four band-members Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman. The track features a pulsating, anthemic drum beat, and Sade’s signature haunting vocals. Her new album drops on Epic in Feb 2010. The single has hit the blogsphere. Get it here at Nah Right.
It was only a year ago that Portishead dropped their last album. Prior to that album, the group spent years on hiatus. So, with that said, to put our a new single so quickly is rather impressive for them. The new single is a benefit single for Amesty International. Portishead “Chase The Tear” is available for download and stream here.
Today’s Top Tune is a free song a day, from KCRW’s all Music Channel, that represents a cross section of KCRW’s eclectic music format. Tracks selected are chosen from recent and upcoming releases as well as songs performed live on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Each song will be available for download and podcast.
DJ and remixer James Curd is the main man behind Greenskeepers. His new solo EP, The Wills and the Wonts is full of whimsical and danceable tracks including the title track and Today’s Top Tune, “The Wills and the Wonts”.
The homeys over at Vimby spent the day w/ PUTS in SF documenting this little slice of life. Check out the freestyle footage at the Om studio, stage diving antics at Slim’s and some real talk about being a rap artist these days. Enjoy! PS_Dig on the photo from Guigo Lima taken backstage in Brazil.
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on December 3, 2009 @ 11:45 AM
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