Thursday, August 21, 2014
Iceland's most fashionable kids Steed Lord are serving up another exuberant visual feast with the video for "Curtain Call", the first single taken from their forthcoming "The Prophecy pt. 2". We've been in love with the song for months at this stage but now the song will relive its second life with this flamboyant new video. Kali's on top of her styling game again. Second to none.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Do you remember "I Never Loved This Hard, This Fast Before"? The mysterious Tami Tamaki's explicit, obscure and unclassifiable vocoder driven slow electro track that sounded like both the most unique and the most bonkers thing we've heard in years? 8 month after discovering this unbelievable song I stumbled upon Tamaki's brand new rave-ready track "Strong Hands" available for free on the artist's soundcloud. Echoing both Crystal Castles and German Love Parade anthems, on the verge of the ultimate musical kitsch, "Strong Hands" makes me crave Tami Tamaki's music even more. One of a kind.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Caribou's title track from his forthcoming album "Our Love" is as good as it gets on the electronica front. The unusually delicate and mellow first half of the track turns into an ultimate house belter towards the end sounding like an ideal sonic recipe for a late summer festival's most spectacular anthem. The year 2014, the year that keeps giving and giving so generously the most sensational music releases. I thought it'd be a mission impossible to top the utter brilliance of "Can't Do Without You" but Caribou has effortlessly achieved just that. Put on your dancing shoes, baby!
"Never Enough" sounds both current and retro. The song's aesthetics lie comfortably somewhere between Zoot Woman, Cut Copy and Penguin Prison. This pure jewel of a pop track comes from a new London duo Fantastic Fantastic and it's actually a b-side to their 1st single "Houses". The blissful melody, the flawless production, the uplifting aura around the track, it's what makes it an instant summer anthem. Check it out below, it pretty much guarantees to improve your Monday "back-to-work" mood.
"A Globally tinged Summer pop sound from a duo with the ability to glide seamlessly over decades and borders, song by song." as we read on their Facebook page.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
"Daughters of the great Cuban percussionist Anga Diaz, the twin sisters of IBEYI quickly seduced the producer of Asa's albums. Lisa-Kaïndé plays the piano and sings. She's only 21 but her voice evokes the greatest ones. Her sister Naomi backs her vocals and plays percussions. They write their own material in Spanish, French or English." This is the info I gathered about the enigmatic Cuban sisters based in France from their official Facebook page. Ibeyi's "Oya" EP truly is an alternative delicacy, balancing mysteriously between the electronic soul, unconventional folk from the unidentified lands with some tribal beats to spice things up even more. Truly original and with this haunting video "River" will most likely stay with you for long!
Friday, August 15, 2014
Polish synth-pop champions Kamp! return with another sleekly produced, Balearic single "Parallels" taken from their upcoming EP "Baltimore" released on 26th August by Cascine. No one does synth-pop quite as stylishly as the electronic trio from Łódź. Pre-order your copy of "Baltimore" 12" HERE!
Official press release:
"Kamp! continues to grow their global fanbase on the strength of their stylish synth pop, which fluidly melds modern versions of 80's new-wave with international disco. Their warm, layered production, hit-flavored melodies, melancholic vocals and Balearic brushstrokes, evoke images of dusk-till-dawn beach-parties and dusty mirrorballs in the corners of forgotten nightclubs."