Friday, April 18, 2014
It's hard to believe it's been over two years since the release of the enigmatic Evy Jane's self-titled debut EP which included "Sayso" one of our favourite songs in 2012. Now the duo is back with a brand new single "Closer" an amalgamation of dreamy soundscapes, eerie vocal harmonies and intriguingly distorted synthesisers. It is an ethereal beauty accompanied by a subtly neon (if this ever was possible) flavoured video. My latest song addiction big time. "Closer" is a fascinatingly unsettling journey into some of the more mysterious electronic sounds.
And for those who might have perhaps forgotten about the incredible "Sayso" here it is again:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
It was a stand-out track on Blood Orange's 2nd LP "Cupid Deluxe" from the very beginning but now the track gets to re-live its fabulousness with this fantastic rendition of the track featuring the legendary house vocalist Robert Owens. There's a delectable a/jus/ted Remix in the package too. What a dream team!
Monday, April 14, 2014
The mesmerising "No Excuse" comes from Jacques Greene's latest offering, a 3-track "Phantom Vibrate" EP out 28th April 2014 via LuckyMe Records. A sublime slice of impassioned electronic soundscapes and elegantly broken beats accompanied by an Yves Klein blue video.
This will be a very lovely thing indeed. My ultimate music heroine Róisín Murphy has prepared something rather special for all of her fans. "Mi Senti" is an all Italian 6-Track EP coming up on May 28th via The Vinyl Factory. A culmination of the ex-Moloko vocalist’s long-running fascination with Italian culture, "Mi Senti" hears Róisín cover five classic Italian pop hits (by Mina, Patty Pravo, Lucio Battisti and Gino Paoli) alongside an original composition "In Sintesi", seven years since her last solo album Overpowered. The first taster of this extraordinary project is a sensual and emotional rendition of Lucio Battisti's 1976 hit "Ancora Tu". The song feels like a completely new sonic territory for this ever so versatile Irish diva. You can order your copy of the very special, limited edition gatefold double white vinyl version of "Mi Senti" (limited to only 1000 numbered copies worldwide) HERE. I hope my copy is one of the very first 500 of them which will supposedly be signed by La Murphy herself. In the meantime enjoy this truly magnificent musical treat...
Ancora Ancora Ancora
And here's the original version of the song:
Thursday, April 10, 2014
SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "TRY ME" - IAMNOBODI feat. Ego Ella May /// "STUPID" [produced by Dornik] - Ego Ella May
I simply adore discovering new musicians, especially if I stumble upon them by complete chance like it was with this very special lady who goes by the rather cool name of Ego Ella May. This London based chanteuse also owns a remarkable, velvet voice full of soul and her vocal acrobatics are both understated and expressive. "Try Me" is Ego Ella May's joint effort with an urban guru IAMNOBODI and it is my latest song obsession spinning on my iTunes on repeat. There's a free download of the track too which is such a treat. While browsing through the artist's Soundcloud, to my delight, I have also come across a song called "Stupid" which was superbly produced by Jessie Ware's collaborator Dornik who stole our hearts twice already with his r&b gems: "Rebound" and "Something About You". Here's Ego Ella May who found a very special fresh spot among my favourite new female singers right next to Fatima and Julia Kwamya from Germans.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
"Paris" - Little Dragon's 2nd single coming from their forthcoming 4th studio album "Nabuma Rubberband" seriously already sounds like one of the greatest songs they have ever recorded! Yukimi Nagano's on top of her vocal game and don't get me started on all of this sensual whispering en français towards the end of this superb track. Between "Paris" and "Klapp Klapp" it's not difficult to imagine "Nabuma Rubberband" being a solid contender for the album of the year...