A DUBLIN BASED MUSIC BLOG TRAVELLING ALL AROUND THE WORLD OF SOUNDS BY PRZEM SHREM ZAJAC

Monday, July 21, 2014

SHREM'S LATE MONDAY NIGHT SESSIONS: "RUNAWAY" - Electric Youth


The wondrous "future 80's" duo Electric Youth are finally announcing the release of their very long anticipated (since 2009!!!) debut album "Innerworld" which will drop 30th September via Secretly Canadian. The first teaser of their new material is "Runaway" a candy flavoured pop gem with an irresistibly melodic chorus and a retro production built around Electric Youth's signature multi-layers of synths. The 15-track LP will also include some of their previous "pure pop perfection" kind of singles "Innocence", "The Best Thing" and the ubiquitous "A Real Hero" which reached an underground cult status at this stage thanks to the vintage synth-pop inspired "Drive" soundtrack. As a long-term admirer of the Toronto duo's distinctive sound I must admit "Runaway" is probably their most accomplished single to date. I literally cannot stop listening to it.

Electric Youth "Innerworld" Tracklist:

01. "Before Life"
02. "Runaway"
03. "WeAreTheYouth"
04. "Innocence"
05. "Without You"
06. "If All She Has Is You"
07. "The Best Thing"
08. "Tomorrow"
09. "Another Story"
10. "She's Sleeping Interlude"
11. "A Real Hero"
12. "Outro"
13. "Get Along" [bonus track]
14. "Modern Fears" [bonus track]
15. "Final Girl" [bonus track]

SHREM'S BIGGIES BUT GOODIES BASKET: "DO IT AGAIN" - Robyn & Röyksopp [Official Video + Moullinex & Isaac Christopher Remixes]


The video for Robyn's epic and instantly anthemic joint effort with Röyksopp, "Do It Again" is finally here!!! The Norwegian duo have been working with director Martin de Thurah again, almost a decade after shooting the video for "What Else Is There?’" their collaboration with another Swedish diva The Knife's Karin Dreijer. There are tonnes of quality remixes of the track also floating around but the ones submitted by Moullinex and Isaac Christopher seem to be the only ones which achieved a similar brilliance in comparison with the astonishing original version of the song.

Robyn & Röyksopp are on tour NOW! Enjoy this Nordic feast my friends:







Saturday, July 19, 2014

CHOON OF THE DAY: "NUTS!" - Dego


This is by far the funkiest 4 minutes 25 seconds I have heard all year so far. Blueberry Records are about to release Dego's EP which will include this 80's flavoured pure gem. For those who enjoy Floating Points, Lorenz Rhode and Lone. Saucy!

Friday, July 18, 2014

CHOON OF THE DAY: "YOU AND ME" - Jessy Lanza


Taken from Hyperdub's upcoming compilation. "You and Me" is one of the brightest moments in Jessy Lanza's short but fruitful career of future R&B and minimal electronica. Such a distinctive and compelling sound and vocals already even though this innovative Canadian songstress has only one album to her name so far. Jessy Lanza and FKA Twigs run my musical world since last year big time.



Here's a juicy bonus. Lanza performing her impossibly brilliant "Keep Moving" live on KCRW.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SHREM'S INSTITUTE OF LOST CLASSICS: "DUST" - Recloose Feat. Joe Dukie


The year was 2005. "Dust" by Recloose feat. Joe Dukie. One of the sauciest singles released in the mid-Noughties. Still such a tune, still a thrill!

Monday, July 14, 2014

SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "YOU AND I (Hard Ton Remix)" - Miss Plug Inn /// "THE HEAT IS ON E.P." - Hard Ton & Paul Parker


Hard Ton must be among the most prolific musical acts of the past few years. Fruitful collaborations, vibrant club gigs, festival performances, singles, EP's, remixes, dj sets... These Italians are where the party's at! Seriously I can hardly keep up with their ecstatic stream of queer electro, (acid) house and nu Italo disco releases. "The Heat Is On E.P." is Hard Ton's latest joint effort with the legendary hi-NRG singer Paul Parker which follows their fresh remix for Miss Plug Inn's "You And I", both released by Bordello A Parigi, a Dutch record label that's flamboyant both in its name and its content. To celebrate this successful underground career I have also prepared a very personal list of my favourite Hard Ton moments to date. It's a fabulously hedonistic feast for your earholes and your feet. Not a bad offer for a Monday evening I suppose...





SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 10 Most Flawless Hard Ton Tracks

10. "In Living Colors" - Hard Ton



09. "Dancefloor (Hard Ton Remix)" - Ricardo Baez



08. "Work That Body" - Hard Ton



07. "Pretty Baby" - Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca feat. Hard Ton



06. "Earthquake (Massimiliano Pagliara Remix)" - Hard Ton



05. "Flyin'" - Hard Ton (hey guys this one's hard to find on Youtube or Soundcloud!)

04. "Voodoo Love" - Jadoo & Hard Ton



03. "Marilyn" - Hard Ton



02. "Chocolate Black Leather" - Ajello feat. Hard Ton



01. "Forever No More" - Hard Ton