Archive for February, 2016

February 28, 2016
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Swedish act Otto Knows’ newest song, Dying For You, featuring Lindsey Stirling and Alex Aris, gets a bright and bouncy makeover, courtesy of German producer Jetique. The producer’s disco slicing house douses Dying For You in chromatic brilliance, its skipping step and endearing vocals combining for a rhapsodic and uplifting effect. Purchase Jetique’s remix, as part of Otto Know’s Dying For You remixes EP, on iTunes.

February 28, 2016

This one’s obviously going to be a runaway electronic success, one that will surface in fest circuits all summer long and beyond for the rest of the year. There’s no denying that Zedd, Aloe Blacc, and Grey’s Candyman is a hooking dance track. Aloe Blacc’s velvety soulful voice is the perfect match for Grey and Zedd’s splashy future bass production. Prepare for stadiums full of people to hold hands and sing along to Candyman. Also, M&M sales are going to spike? Purchase Candyman on iTunes. It doesn’t come with M&Ms, though. You’ll have to find those yourself.

February 28, 2016
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By now, many of you have likely heard this new Charli XCX collaboration with PC Music’s Hannah Diamond in some way, shape, or form. It was streaming for quite some time as part of Annie Mac’s BBC show last week, off which I already jubilantly enjoyed Paradise many times over. Since Friday, the full stream of the tune has been available on Soundcloud as part of Charli XCX’s Vroom Vroom EP, her first release on a newly minted experimental pop label of the same name. Paradise is everything I had expected it to be, a bubbly, frothy, colorful burst of pop seemingly much inspired by happy hardcore and nightcore electronica that this ex-raver can’t help but love. Paradise is, if summed up in one run on word, a caffeine hurling dose of: BubbleGumPopArtRaveMusic. Yes, I made that up, but you can’t deny it’s a fitting classification. Stream the Vroom Vroom EP in full on Soundcloud, it’s electrifying.

February 28, 2016
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Sprightly and brisk Don’t Need You Love is the latest engrossing dance pop and electro R&B gem from Swedish singer songwriter and producer Lucas Nord. Silkenly swooning yet beats a stirring Don’t Need You Love is a lustrously empowering statement, a song which the artist reveals came together rather quickly during his first writing seassion with Hampus Lindvall (Icona Pop / Zara Larsson). The ease in which they created the infectious groover translates into its seamlessly engulfing fluidity. Don’t Need You Love is out now on iTunes. Lucas Nord is working on a new 7 track EP for later this year.

February 28, 2016
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Brisbane’s AUSTEN makes a massive future pop debut on faded. The Vespyro produced song twinkles and sparkles in its bed of Flume and Emoh Instead like future bass, a head turning introduction to a must pay heed new artist. I’ve yet to uncover much about the enigmatic newcomer and her captivating voice, but her soundcloud is a mighty fine display of her fantastic influences, ranging from What So Not to Clams Casino, Cosmo’s Midnight to Vallis Alps. faded leaves me waiting at the edge of my seat for more from AUSTEN.

February 28, 2016
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There have been infinite covers of Johnny Cash classic Ring Of Fire, but I’ll bet you haven’t heard it in quite this fashion before. San Francisco’s very own Devon Baldwin puts a breathtaking electronic pop twist on the standard, linking up with oft collaborator, producer Christoph Andersson, to deliver a dreamy seductive rendition of the tune. This Ring Of Fire is a smoldering future bass inflected affair. Devon’s voice is boldly beautiful as always, hovering sensually in the pensively simmering panorama of Andersson’s magnificent soundscape. 

February 28, 2016
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An Israeli artist named Dorj is sending tingles up and down my spine with his electro R&B and alt pop music. Dorj released his three track EP, FORGETMOVEONDONTCARE, this past Friday. From that potent collection comes Forget, a stark and absolute, mournful but seductive single. It exudes such lustful anguish in its crisp, clarion vocals and spaciously echoing production. For more of Dorj’s riveting, powerful music, stream FORGETMOVEDONTCARE’s second single, Move On, below. Both tracks remind me of a Autre Ne Veut, but framed in a sharper, more glossy electronic soundscape. 

February 28, 2016
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There’s been some unexpected but much eargasmic remixes surfacing of late for Miguel’s hit single, Waves. Just the other day, I shared the Apple exclusive Tame Impala remix, and now, we get to jam out to an indie dance version crafted by the great RAC. The spirited, sprightly Waves that RAC gives us is a glistening thrill ride, one that sounds close to a fusion of Twin Shadow with The Knocks. RAC’s remix is a part of Miguel’s Rogue Waves remix EP, just released this past Friday and available on iTunes. Stream another track off the package, the gorgeous Kacey Musgraves featuring version, on YouTube, below. Miguel and Kacey Musgraves is a fine pairing in my book.

February 28, 2016
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It’s been a long time coming, having been a fan of Raleigh Ritchie since A Moor and Stay Inside nearly three years ago, but the UK talent has released his debut album. ‘You’re A Man Now, Boy’ dropped this past Friday via Columbia Records, and off the release came this previously never heard track named Cowards, produced by Chris Loco. Raleigh Ritchie delivers a rousing, bouncing spectacular on Cowards, his satin vocals flowing over the song’s animated bubbliness, resulting in a concoction that nearly fuses SOPHIE like sudsiness with MNEK or Majid Jordan like smooth seduction. Purchase Raleigh Ritchie’s debut album on iTunes.

February 28, 2016
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It seems not too many have picked up on this precious treasure just yet, but plenty are certain to once they catch wind of Daggers & Knives’ haunting beauty. The brooding electropop song is the latest from Australian artist and producer Woodes. It’s also the first taste from her debut solo EP to be released later this year. Daggers & Knives, for all its smoky velvet fluidity, is a shifty, glitchy number, a breathtakingly textured song whose shadowy darkness tightly winds around Woodes’ huskily soulful, Channey Leaneagh evoking voice.