Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Crème de la crème: TOP 20 BEST OF AUGUST 2015

20 (N) "Animal Nature" - Escort (Escort Records)



19 (N) "Disappointing" - John Grant feat. Tracey Thorn (Bella Union/Partisan)



18 (N) "Cheapest Flight" - PREP (self released)



17 (N) "This Simple Pleasure" - Billie Black (Bblk Recordings)



16 (N) "High By The Beach" - Lana Del Rey (Polydor/Interscope Records)



15 (N) "Personal Computer" - Silicon (Weird World)

Stream HERE! (Track #1)

14 (N) "LOTF (Love On The Floor) - BOSCO (Fool's Gold Records)



13 (N) "The Owner" - NTEIBINT feat. Stella (Eskimo Recordings/N.E.W.S)



12 (N) "Got to Work It Out" - Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique (Konichiwa Records)



11 (N) "Thin Line" - Cherushii feat. Maria Minerva (100% Silk)



10 (10) "Pink Light" - Jamie Lidell (self released)



9 (N) "Kendrick" - Anushka (Brownswood Recordings)



8 (N) "Afterparty" - Tink (self released)



7 (N) "City Of Light" + "Natural High" - Sugarz (Gulf Point Records)





6 (3) "Roses" - Abra (self released)



5 (N) "House Of Glass" - Róisín Murphy (Play It Again Sam)



4 (N) "Slumlord" - Neon Indian (Static Tongues/Transgressive Records)



3 (6) "It Keeps Turning (JD Samson Remix)" - Shaun J. Wright & Alinka (Twirl)



2 (N) "Koi" - Le1f feat. Sophie (Terrible Records)



1 (1) "Do It Good" - Sísý Ey (mr.intl)



Monday, August 31, 2015

SHREM'S LATE MONDAY NIGHT SESSIONS: "RIGHT, OFF THE BRIDGE" - Yumi Zouma


The dream pop aficionados from Yumi Zouma and Cascine are combining the New Zealander band's first two EP's for a deluxe 12" bundle including the irresistible "Sålka Gets Her Hopes Up", the uplifting summery gem "Alena" and this previously unreleased outtake "Right, Off The Bridge". The first 500 copies of the "EP Collection" are promised to come on translucent vinyl with blue haze and a colored silkscreen wrap. You can pre-order your copy HERE or purchase "Right, Off The Bridge" separately on iTunes for all the digital kids.



SIDE A

1. A Long Walk Home For Parted Lovers
2. Sålka Gets Her Hopes Up
3. The Brae
4. Riquelme
5. It Feels Good To Be Around You (feat. Air France)
6. Right, Off The Bridge (Outtake)

SIDE B
7. Dodi
8. Alena
9. Catastrophe
10. Second Wave
11. Song For Zoe & Gwen



Saturday, August 29, 2015

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 50 Greatest Janet Jackson Songs part 3 [10-1]

10 "ALRIGHT" (1989)



9 "NO SLEEEP" (2015)



8 "THAT'S THE WAY LOVE GOES" (1993)



7 "ROCK WITH U" (2008)



6 "LET'S WAIT AWHILE" (1987)



5 "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY" (1986)



4 "GOT 'TIL IT'S GONE" (1997)



3 "NASTY" (1986)



2 "CONTROL" (1986)



1 "RHYTHM NATION" (1989)



Friday, August 28, 2015

SHREM'S CLUB BIZARRE INTRODUCING: "KOI" - Le1f [produced by Sophie]


Le1f. Sophie. Le1f and Sophie together! 2015's most bonkers single has just arrived. One of the pioneers of the ever so expanding Queer Hip-Hop movement - the sensational Le1f teases us with the first single taken from his first full length and as he calls it himself "proper" album "Riot Boi". Terrible Records have scored the undeniable privilege to release this much-desired record which follows Le1f's 3 electrifying genre (and gender!) bending mix-tapes: "Dark York" with the ubiquitous "Wut", "Fly Zone" with the sweaty "Spa Day" and "Tree House" which included FaltyDL produced "Jack" among others. "Koi" was produced by PC Music's prime ambassador, the enigmatic Sophie who was previously responsible for the blogosphere's favourite "Bipp" and arguably Madonna's best single since "Get Together" - "Bitch I'm Madonna". On top of it all, Simon Ward directed this kitsch infused feast of a video which will leave you gasping for more of Le1f's vogueing. I am yet again in awe with this boy.



And here are the other 3 tracks mentioned above to quench that thirst for more from Le1f while we anticipate "Riot Boi"...







SHREM'S CLUB BIZARRE INTRODUCING: "THIN LINE" - Cherushii feat. Maria Minerva


This one goes for all the musos on a constant hunt for dancefloor oddities, bizarre one-off's and electronica obscurities. Our favourite Estonian experimentalist and underground pop enfant terrible Maria Minerva joins electro forces with Cherushii - a San Francisco based, Detroit techno-Chicago house-classic rave inspired musician who has just released her latest EP "Memory of Water" on cassette via 100% Silk. Think cacophonous disco, multi-layered "synthscapes", warped house beats and intertwined vocals. This is club bizarre at its most fittingly peculiar.  



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SHREM'S ACADEMY OF ALL TIME BEST SINGLES: "WARNING" + "RESPECT" - Adeva


W A R N I N G


RELEASE DATE: 1989
CHART PEAK: US Dance #4, UK #17, NZ #18





R E S P E C T


RELEASE DATE: 1988
CHART PEAK: UK #17, IRE #17, NED #21, US Dance #21