Monday, January 30, 2017


One of my favourite artists of the past 2 years, the multi-talented electronic producer, singer and performance artist - Sevdaliza, has just released "Bebin" accompanied by a truly powerful statement on her Facebook Page. Written, composed and co-produced by the artist herself, "Bebin" is an ethereal and emotional journey into subtle synths, exquisite strings and the linguistic paradise that is Farsi...

“In protest of the inhumane political climate, I could not rest my head in privilege. I wrote ‘Bebin’ in Farsi, to solidify. I stand strong with love. In this case I choose to avoid mainstream media, because I have no interest in part taking in a victimized concept. As I will not be able to travel to the United States for indefinite duration, take this without lights, camera, action. I am solely a messenger. In the brain of love, there is no place for racism nor bigotry.”

Purchase it now on Bandcamp. All donations will be immediately transferred towards funds supporting victims of racial exclusion.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

CHOON OF THE DAY: "HANS IS DRIVING" - Vitalic feat. Miss Kittin

Vitalic teams up with Electro institution that is Miss Kittin for a wondrous space disco collaboration. "Hans is Driving" is an immediate stand-out track on Vitalic's 4th studio album "Voyager", taking us on a 70's flavoured retro journey where early electro, synth pop and Euro disco amalgamate.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 25 Greatest Goldfrapp Songs

From the cinematic "Felt Mountain", through the opulent electro noir of "Black Cherry", the glam-meets-disco extravaganza of "Supernature", the sublime folk tales of "Seventh Tree", the pure pop perfection of "Head First" all the way to the orchestral finesse of "Tales of Us"... Let's celebrate Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory's astonishing and inspiringly diverse catalogue of songs, while anticipating the release of Goldfrapp's 7th studio album "Silver Eye".

Listen to ANYMORE

Pre-order SILVER EYE

25 "Lee" - from "Tales Of Us (Deluxe Edition)" (2013)

24 "Beautiful" - b-side on "Number 1" (2005)

23 "Ride A White Horse" (2006)

22 "Thea" (2014)

21 "I Wanna Life" - from "Head First" (2010)

20 "U.K. Girls (Physical)" - b-side on "Utopia" (2001)

19 "Head First" - from "Head First" (2010)

18 "Annabel" (2013)

17 "Ooh La La" (2005)

16 "Clowns" (2008)

15 "Big Black Cloud, Little White Lie" - b-side on "Train" (2003)

14 "Black Cherry (M83 Remix)" - from "Black Cherry" single (2004)

13 "Slide In" - from "Supernature" (2005)

+ "Slide In (DFA Remix)"

12 "Little Death" - unreleased

11 "Train" (2003)

10 "Hairy Trees" - from "Black Cherry" (2003)

9 "Cologne Cerrone Houdini" - from "Seventh Tree" (2008)

8 "Stranger" - from "Tales Of Us" (2013)

7 "Human" (2001)

6 "Crystalline Green" - from "Black Cherry" (2003)

5 "Strict Machine" (2003)

4 "Utopia" (2000)

3 "Yes Sir" - b-side on "Twist" (2003)

2 "Lovely Head" (2000)

1 "Deer Stop" - from "Felt Mountain" (2001)

Monday, January 23, 2017


Alison Goldfrapp and her creative partner Will Gregory are back with "Anymore" heralding the arrival of Goldfrapp's hotly-anticipated 7th studio album "Silver Eye" scheduled for 31 March. The always unpredictable London duo continue their eclectic musical journey across genres, styles and moods with "Anymore" suggesting a turn into electro and synth-pop soundscapes. Pre-order your copy of "Silver Eye" HERE!

Saturday, January 21, 2017


Sofi Tukker - the New York based duo behind the hypnotic "Matadora" (#33 on our Top 100 Greatest Tracks of 2016), are now back with another inescapable fusion of synth-pop, curious world beats and the natural melodiousness of the Portuguese language - "Johny". Following an eventful 2016 which culminated in a GRAMMY nomination for Best Dance Recording, the globetrotting duo is set for  major world-wide success in 2017. A breath of fresh air on the global scene of so-called World Music.

Monday, January 16, 2017


This time last year, I was also inaugurating another year of my über-nerdy blogging with a post dedicated to my Worldly Delights thread. It was DiHaj's electronic take on an Azerbaijani folk song "Gecələr Keçir" in January 2016, and this year it is an explosion of Afro beats and the electro funk courtesy of Ibibio Sound Machine. The Nigerian collective is announcing the release of their 2nd album "Uyai" with this enthusiastically upbeat first single "The Pot is on Fire". Fronted by British/Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine serve a vivid blend of West-African funk, disco, soul, post-punk and electro grooves, making them a truly idiosyncratic act on the global scene of so-called World Music. "Uyai" is out via Merge Records 3rd March.

Monday, January 2, 2017

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 20 Best Music Videos of 2016

20 "Boo Hoo" - Nite Jewel
Directed by: Emilia Kurylowicz

19 "Drone Bomb Me" - ANOHNI
Directed by: Nabil

18 "Burn The Witch" - Radiohead
Directed by: Chris Hopewell

17 "Because I'm Me" - The Avalanches
Directed by: Greg Brunkalla

16 "Don't Touch My Hair" - Solange
Directed by: Alan Ferguson and Solange Knowles

15 "Elevate" - Blissful
Directed by: Einar Egils

14 "Loner" - Mykki Blanco feat. Jean Deaux
Directed by: Anthony&Alex

13 "Phenomenal Woman" - Laura Mvula
Directed by: Alex Southam

12 "Lite Spots" - Kaytranada
Directed by: Martin C. Pariseau

11 "Oh No" - Jessy Lanza
Directed by: Winston H Case

10 "Voodoo In My Blood" - Massive Attack with Young Fathers
Directed by: Ringan Ledwidge

9 "The Flute" - Petite Meller
Directed by: A.T. Mann and Napoleon Habeica

8 "Cranes In The Sky" - Solange
Directed by: Alan Ferguson and Solange Knowles

7 "Ten Miles High" - Róisín Murphy
Directed by: Róisín Murphy

6 "Vidlik" - ONUKA
Directed by: Anna Buryachkova

5 "Beautiful People" - Mark Pritchard feat. Thom Yorke
Directed by: Michał Marczak

4 "Human" - Sevdaliza
Directed by: Emmanuel Adjei

3 "Formation" - Beyoncé
Directed by: Melina Matsoukas

2 "Let A B!tch Know" - Kiddy Smile
Directed by: LOUVRE

1 "Gosh" - Jamie XX
Directed by: Romain Gavras