Tuesday, June 18, 2013
SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "FACE LOVE ANEW" - Stereogamous feat. Shaun J. Wright + The Miracles Club /// "LUVVBAZAAR (Shaun J. Wright and Alinka Twirl Remix) - SSION
"Face Love Anew" from the collaborative effort between the velvet voiced Shaun J. Wright and Sydney based queer dj's Stereogamous was one of my top tunes in 2012 and ended up in top 20 of my annual ranking of the best tracks of the year. This is the debut collaboration of the biggest names in the counterculture queer music scene. Inspired by the amazing live vocals from the birth of disco (reminiscent of Sylvester and Patrick Cowley dance tracks) combined with Chicago House, "Face Love Anew" is an ode to the musical past and with an arrow pointed into the future. I am re-visiting this phenomenal piece of house music since we've now also been graced with an official video for it. It's a great opportunity to also re-play the best of the whole bunch of remixes of the tune, made by the one and only The Miracles Club. Stereogamous with Shaun J. Wright are opening for SSION in Berlin 20th June at Festsaal Kreuzberg, now that's what you call a dream concert team. Wish I could be there too. It also makes perfect sense to share Shaun J. Wright and Alinka's (of Twirl Chicago) flamboyant remix of SSION's "Luvvbazaar" while we're at it. Fabulousness overdose!!!
Stereogamous feat. Shaun J Wright - Face Love Anew (The Miracles Club Remix) by The Miracles Club
SSION - Luvvbazaar (Shaun J. Wright and Alinka Twirl Remix) by TwirlChicago
Monday, June 17, 2013
"Jack" has #1 in UK written all over it. After the enormous commercial success of the likes of Disclosure or Duke Dumont, I really wouldn't be surprised if this big tune by Ben Westbeech under the alias of BrEaCh would become another massive dancefloor anthem of 2013. This hilarious and brilliantly clever video will certainly help its popularity too. "Jack" featuring remixes from Calibre and Mak & Pasteman is out 14th July. This may really become huge...
Breach - Jack EP (OUT 14.07.13) by Breach-uk
With the exhilarating announcement from Goldfrapp about the arrival of their 6th studio album "Tales of Us" and the teasers promising a sonic journey similar to their phenomenal cinematic debut "Felt Mountain" I am all over Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory again. Re-visiting the entire catalogue of the London duo, chasing down missing items for my Goldfrapp collection and compiling this very subjective über-nerdy list of their most wonderful rarities hidden behind the band's numerous singles, live albums, expanded and deluxe editions of the existing records. Only the most talented and prolific artists can afford to release such comprehensive works of musical art as b-sides or bonus tracks. You can pre-order "Tales Of Us" on vinyl, CD or deluxe box set HERE.
Top 10 Deerest Goldfrapp Rarities:
09 - "Boys Will Be Boys" [The Ordinary Boys Cover] - taken from "Satin Boys, Flaming Chic" 7" single
04 "U.K. Girls (Physical)" [Olivia Newton John cover] - taken from "Utopia (Genetically Enriched)" single
Following my arrival back on Irish soil from fun and sunshine filled Sónar Festival in Barcelona it makes sense to catch up with blogging with a local treat with a sunny vibe. This Herbie Hancock and Floating Points influenced slice of modern funk from Cork based dj and producer Colm K swept me off my feet instantly. "The Attic" is one of 4 electronic jewels included on his new EP "The Love" which is out now via Bastard Jazz Recordings. A fusion of all sounds delicious. Big up!
Colm K - The Attic (feat. Walshy) by bastardjazz
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
One can never have enough of Norwegian dance music right? Following the post about the fruitful synth-pop collaboration between Annie and Ralph Myerz, I'd like to share Todd Terje's latest single "Strandbar" which is just oozing summer vibes and sunshine from everywhere, including the EP's artwork. This will get me right in the mood for Terje's performance with Lindstrøm at the opening day of Sónar Festival in Barcelona. Choose between samba or disco version of the track below and let the ☼shine.
TODD TERJE - Strandbar by toddterje
It's just heartwarming to have Annie back isn't it? The oh-so-very-long anticipated come-back single of the Norwegian pop princess "Tube Stops and Lonely Hearts" inspired me to create THIS list last month. This time around Annie Strand spoils us with "Take A Look At The World", a collaborative effort with her compatriot Ralph Myerz to an astounding, undeniably anthemic synth-pop moment. And to think both artists come from the same city of Bergen and both have been making music since late 90's and they waited that long to join artistic forces. In addition the track's co-produced by the wizards of electronica Röyksopp which makes it an absolute dream team of a Norwegian dance scene. "Take A Look At The World" is out worldwide on 25th June.