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Fresh off the success of last year’s Social Studies LP, Body Language have returned with their trademark sound of future-shocked pop, blended with a dash of Soul and R&B. Or as the Brooklyn quartet puts it, “Our world still exists in an indie-disco bubble; we’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop.”

That’s certainly the case with “Lose My Head”—a floor-filler that’s driven by late ‘70s funk licks and diamond-encrusted keys. The Jimmy Edgar remix shakes down the original vocals and lays them cleanly on top of a spacy, no-nonsense acid bassline for a proper throw-back groove. Light Year’s remix takes us to the edge of minimalism, with choppedup vocals, chunky 808s, and space-age blips and beeps.

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Buzz about Body Language…

• Highly acclaimed by outlets such as The New York Times, NPR, Fader, Rolling Stone,
Spin, Pitchfork, KCRW, The Guardian and more…

• Body Languageʼs side projects include work with Passion Pit, Vacationer, Sepalcure, Matthew Dear, MachineDrum and more.

• Have remixed for Niki & The Dove, Marina & The Diamonds, Dirty Vegas, Florrie and more.

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Lose My Head - Single - Body Language

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Lose My Head
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LH-012|February 6th, 2013

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Posted by: Intern #1 on February 6, 2013 @ 4:03 PM
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In “The Colour That You Bring to Me,” Death on the Balcony layers space-y synths and vocoder vocals on top of a funky bassline for a truly cosmic disco experience. “Shade I Bring to You” is a masterfully minimal jam with a smooth, sinister bassline. Pressurized trills billow out, filling the track with a dark, shimmering ambience.

Nick Monaco (Soul Clap, dirtybird)’s delightful remix of “The Colour That You Bring to Me” adds a colorful acid-y vibe, straight out of 1993, complete with rollin’ Rolands and smooth-crooning vocals.

Dig way deeper underground and you’ll come across Edit Murphy (Om Records)’s dubbed out version of “Shade I Bring To You.” The long, luxurious bass creates a slow build while the percussive hooks urge you the dance floor.


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About Death on the Balcony For some time now the combined forces of Mark Caramelli and Paul Hargreaves have been causing quite a stir under their guise, Death on the Balcony. Their style fuses a range of influences from disco and deep house through to house and deep techno depending on the time, space, and environment. Expect some surprises from the duo’s record bag to pack endless warmth and soul on their journey with you.

Death on the Balcony’s release schedule is continually active with DOTB releasing and remixing with the likes of Culprit LA, Pets Recordings, Silver Network, Illusion Recordings, Akbal Music, Airdrop, One Records, Hissy Fit, and Join The Dots.


Buzz about DOTB

• “The electronic music industry’s next big thing” – iD-Online

• “Superb house and disco, putting Death on the Balcony firmly on the map” – Defected

• “Exuberant, glitzy and heavily-filtered disco house” – Resident Advisor

• “Languid disco, chopped funk and lush atmospheric tech strikes gold!” – DJ Mag

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Full US Tour in February 2013 via Liaison Artists (Maya Jane Coles, Maceo Plex, Guy Gerber)

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Charted by: Eats Everything, Blond:ish, Adana Twins, Catz N Dogz, Robbie Akbal, DJ T, Robert James, Jimmy Maheras, Subb-an, Marcin Czubala, Soul Clap, Luciano, Wolf + Lamb, Jimpster, Jozif, and more.


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Colours & Shades EP
Death on the Balcony
SNM-030 | February 5th, 2013

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Posted by: Kathryn on February 5, 2013 @ 5:08 PM
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Scare your winter blues away and warm up with a compilation designed for your wintertime aural pleasure: Om Records’ Winter Sessions is the perfect mix of sensual house, deep dubs, tech-y robot funk, and throwback vibes to chase the chill away. King Kooba and Naked Music NYC lend a nostalgic late-90s house vibe with an underground edge, DJ Sneak’s gangster beats transport you back to summertime memories with bouncing bass and energetic vocals, while the deep, atmospheric vibes of Dirty Vegas and Ian Pooley shield you from the cold.

Tracklisting
1. King Kooba – Sans Filtre
2. 
Samantha James – Deep Surprise (Florian Kruse Deep Dub Instrumental) 

3. Naked Music NYC – It’s Love (King Kooba’s Conscious Groove)
4. 
Pezzner – Chapter Two 

5. King Kooba – Dub Whey 

6. Camoflaug3 – Fake DJ (DJ Sneak’s Gangster Mix)
7. 
Hot Toddy – Won’t Let Go (Erdbeerschnitzel Remix) 

8. 
Ian Pooley – Give You Up 

9. Wagon Cookin’ – Come Into The Light (Ammie Graves Remix) 

10. Dirty Vegas – Emma (Bachelors of Science & M3 Dub) 

11. Hot Toddy – Mutha Sucka (Ron Basejam Remix) 

12. Winter Sessions 2012 (Continuous DJ Mix by Rob G)

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Listen to the full, hour-long continuous version here by Rob G!



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Posted by: Kathryn on December 11, 2012 @ 1:02 PM
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Warm up with a compilation designed for your wintertime aural pleasure: Om Records’ Winter Sessions is the perfect mix of sensual house, deep dubs, tech-y robot funk, and throwback vibes to chase the chill away. King Kooba and Naked Music NYC lend a nostalgic late-90s house vibe with an underground edge, DJ Sneak’s gangster beats transport you back to summertime memories with bouncing bass and energetic vocals, while the deep, atmospheric vibes of Dirty Vegas and Ian Pooley shield you from the cold.

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW ON ITUNES


Download your free track from the upcoming “Winter Sessions”
Hot Toddy – Won’t Let Go feat. Danielle Moore (Erdbeerschnitzel Remix)



Tracklisting
1. King Kooba – Sans Filtre
2. 
Samantha James – Deep Surprise (Florian Kruse Deep Dub Instrumental) 

3. Naked Music NYC – It’s Love (King Kooba’s Conscious Groove)
4. 
Pezzner – Chapter Two 

5. King Kooba – Dub Whey 

6. Camoflaug3 – Fake DJ (DJ Sneak’s Gangster Mix)
7. 
Hot Toddy – Won’t Let Go (Erdbeerschnitzel Remix) 

8. 
Ian Pooley – Give You Up 

9. Wagon Cookin’ – Come Into The Light (Ammie Graves Remix) 

10. Dirty Vegas – Emma (Bachelors of Science & M3 Dub) 

11. Hot Toddy – Mutha Sucka (Ron Basejam Remix) 

12. Winter Sessions 2012 (Continuous DJ Mix by Rob G)

Preview “Winter Sessions”
“Winter Sessions” Mini-Mix by Rob G.



Released by: Om Records || OM-584
Release date: 11/12/2012


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Posted by: Kathryn on December 7, 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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San Francisco-bred producer Blackbird Blackbird is best known for his deeply textured, dreamy sounds accompanied by electrifying melodies. Most closely classified with indie/folktronica genres, this prolific composer recently released a highly-acclaimed EP entitled Boracay Planet, but the young music-making-machine doesn’t stop there; he is also continuously releasing a string of top-notch remixes that are sure to get your weekend started right. Scroll down to enjoy!


This poppy Kate Bush cover shifts from a grungy beginning with a gloomy undertone to a soft uplifting melody. With airy vocals conveying a sense of delicacy and strong transitions these harmonies are sure to be pleasing to the ear.


From the beginning, you can’t help but move to this harmonious Rihanna remix. With a catchy melody and dreamy vocals it feels as though you are floating until it brings you back with the sharp trappy hook that never really loses its elegance. The softness tone makes it really easy to fall into adrift.


This mix has a spacious resonance layered with blanketed highs and dark synth lows. Taking the intense vocals of Bjork, chopped and stretched, was very powerful and complemented the essence of Bjorks dark tones very naturally.


From all of the Adele remixes out there this seems to be the most unique complex one I have heard yet. Filled with many boomy/boxy layers this is over all a crisp tune. You definitely won’t get bored listening to this.


This incredibly produced Ginuwine remix has a variety of layers that all compliment one another beautifully. What stands out the most is the incredible build-up accompanied by the high/low distorted vocals, until the beat eventually drops. Varying sounds from trap to electronic, this up beat mix will feed your ears in every way possible.

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Posted by: Kathryn on November 9, 2012 @ 4:47 PM
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Camoflaug3 was a group that formed out of a cause rather than a musical mission. The two members who go simply by 001 and 002 are electronic music veterans and have been there from the days of when it was simply two (or three turntables), a mixer and a massive sound system hauled into some “not so legal” space.

Fake DJ is the result of this history colliding with a casual conversation about the state of the DJ nation. 001 put his hands to the keyboard and wrote the lyrics and conceptualized the track and 002 hit the studio to pull together the beats. The next ingredient was the vocalist, which had to be a Poet Laureate of sorts, someone who also understood the roots of the music and what was trying to be said. “Robert English was born for this vocal and he nailed it in just two takes, it was just perfect” says 002. The cherry on top was bringing in the legendary DJ Sneak to do the remix. His mix brings out something in the track that only he could, deep groovy bass lines and some essence of his classic You Canʼt Hide from your Bud.

As DJ culture accelerates into the mainstream it has virtually lost all of its history with this new generation of fans, left it behind as a new generation stands on the shoulders of giants, and become giants themselves pushing the architects and creators into the shadows. The musical mission statement is now very clear for Camoflaug3: respect your roots and know your art.

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Posted by: Kathryn on October 31, 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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As an alternative to mainstream media, college radio has been an outlet for listeners to discover up-and-coming artists. CMJ, short for College Music Journal, has been a key curator for music played on college radio stations nationwide since 1980. Along with their charts, reviews, and news pieces, CMJ presents hundreds of talented artists in a number of clubs in Manhattan and Brooklyn each fall for their annual festival. This year, October 16 – October 20 begins another round of CMJ Music Marathon in which the Lavish Habits’ Blackbird Blackbird, Maus Haus, and Body Language will be making appearances at the following venues on the following dates:

10/16/2012
Blackbird Blackbird @ Santos Party House, NYC (link)

10/17/2012
Blackbird Blackbird & Maus Haus @ Pianos, NYC (link)
Blackbird Blackbird & Maus Haus @ Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY

10/18/2012
Maus Haus @ The Delancey, NYC (link)
Body Language @ Soho House, NYC
Body Language @ Bar Matchless, Brooklyn (link)

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Posted by: Intern #1 on October 12, 2012 @ 4:42 PM
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The most recent Om:Cast comes to you from none other than L.A.‘s Heidi Lawden! This Friday she will be rocking the decks at our third installment of the Smoke N’ Mirrors residency at Monarch alongside Edit Murphy, TK Disco and Shiny Objects. This “up-tempo mix of up-front music” in her own words:

“I realized recently that I first DJ’d around 19 years ago. I played in London with DJ’s such as Danny Rampling and The Horsemeat Disco boys as well as some U.S legends such as Pal Joey and Tony Humphries. After relocating to L.A I stepped away from DJing to focus on a music job by day. The lure of buying music and love of playing is not something that ever leaves you however, so I’m now thrilled to be building a loyal following Stateside and playing most weekends.

Excited would be an understatement when OM asked me for a mix, and in honor of the upcoming Smoke and Mirrors party I decided to do an uptempo mix of upfront music. I recorded it live in one take. SF crowds are super sophisticated and knowledgable , you better come prepared when you play there and with so many excellent local DJ’s I feel especially honored to be invited back. Next up I’m heading into the studio to make the kind of music that makes me dance all night long in the hopes it will make others do the same, and after the compliments I got for my vocals on Locussolus ‘Next To You’ I think I’ll step up to the mic too."



Join Heidi and the rest of us at the Smoke N’ Mirrors party at Monarch this Friday:


Smoke N’ Mirrors Presents Edit Murphy + Friends

October 5th | 10pm – 4am | 101 Sixth Street, SF CA


Edit Murphy (Smoke N’ Mirrors)

Heidi Lawden (Loccussolus, LA)

T.K. Disko (Split Secs, LA)

Shiny Objects (Smoke N’ Mirrors)


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Posted by: Kathryn on October 3, 2012 @ 4:48 PM
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“You wouldn’t be off base to consider San Francisco’s Maus Haus one of the brightest hopes in the city’s avant/indie realm. Picture Brian Wilson meeting Marcel Duchamp and departing together, arm in arm, to plan pocket symphonies…I’m betting these fellows won’t remain a mousy secret for long.” — Bay Area Guardian

Maus Haus has just released their seven-track ‘Light Noise’ EP on Lavish Habits today!

San Francisco’s Maus Haus is a concoction of Kraftwerk, the Beach Boys, and Sonic Youth steeped in a solution of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzy synthesizers. Through this heady mix, the band is still eminently approachable, with catchy vocals, and moving rhythms. The resulting sound is patently unique, yet strangely familiar.


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Posted by: Kathryn on October 2, 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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Smoke N’ Mirrors released Edit Murphyʼs latest EP today, “Brooklyn Nights,” achieving classic house vibes with glowing synth chords, a soft kick drum, and R&B-style vocals. The effects give the track an echoing quality that perfectly complements its soulful depth.

Fantastic Man spices up “Brooklyn Nights” by adding organic percussion, bass, and delayed keys. The track wanders playfully through a development of subtle build-ups and funky, groovinʼ basslines.

Savileʼs remix stretches out the vocals, creating a slow-building jam perfect for a sunrise set. Weaving in a variety of elements and a meandering synth, his mellow interpretation pulls apart just as smoothly as itʼs built up. In “Beverly Thrills,” Edit Murphy takes a turn for disco as he develops a shimmery atmosphere complete with a short funky bassline loop. He ties it all together with sultry female vocals that add that extra bit of allure to an already glittering dance-floor gem.

BUY THE EP HERE ON ITUNES

Tracklisting
1) Brooklyn Nights (Original Mix)
2) Brooklyn Nights (Fantastic Man Remix)
3) Brooklyn Nights (Savile Remix)
4) Beverly Thrills

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 25, 2012 @ 2:37 PM
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