Posts Tagged ‘doo wop’

January 31, 2018
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Who doesn’t love The Chordettes’ timeless 1950s classic Mr Sandman, originally written by Pat Ballard? Its doo-woppy barbershop pop is utterly infectious and oodles of bum-bum-bum fun. Chicago drummer and beatsmith Cofresi breathes new life into the oldie but goodie with a wickedly brilliant flip entitled Sandman, on which he douses the track with sharp trap chops and extra whimsical springs to create a modern makeover. Remixing Mr Sandman could go wrong in so many ways, but Cofresi hits the bulls-eye with this elastic bouncing edit that retains the original’s sugary sweetness. Grab the track, here.

July 7, 2017
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Though On And On was our very first encounter with Curtis Harding and his music despite his having released a full length in 2014, it was immediately apparent that this is an artist to take note of and keep a close watch on. He’s swooped out of Atlanta with a dashing brand of vintage soul and old school R&B that evokes the likes of Leon Bridges and Michael Kiwanuka, but with the funky Motown strut of some of Danger Mouse’s work. On And On is out now via ANTI- Records. Find out more from his website, here.

November 8, 2016
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Get ready to bop, or “Bahp”, like you’ve never bopped before as fresh new Metroplane delivers us into the arms of dizzying sonic rapture. In case you missed the memo, Metroplane is the union between UK producer Alex Metric and Belgian producer Aeroplane, and as you’d expect from such an epic pairing, they make sensational dance music together. Bahp is a true to form earworm, one that’ll make cameo appearances in your head for days to come after just one listen (but who would listen to Bahp only once?). The sprightly track’s whimsical house and electro doo-wop reminds me of recent bangers from Promises Ltd. and Midnight To Monaco. Bahp is the latest track to come on new label Weapons. 5% of their profits go to those displaced by war. Snag Bahp from major outlets, here.

October 13, 2016

News of a Shock Machine debut album and a video for Lost In A Mystery are a plethora of reasons to dive back into the tune right away. In case you need a refresher, Shock Machine is a solo project launched by Klaxons’ frontman James Righton, and he’s prepared for us a self titled full length due to arrive in February of next year. My excitement for the album amplifies as I lose myself all over again in Lost In A Mystery’s sweet charming combination of dewy soulful psych pop and 60′s doo wop. This wispy whimsical delight is now accompanied by its new video, which was recorded in a remote cabin in the south of France, a thoroughly enchanting locale that I happened to be traversing exactly a year ago. You can pre-order Shock Machine’s eponymous debut album, here.

August 31, 2016
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You can try to convince me that Midnight To Monaco isn’t one of the most exciting new projects to surface in the past year, but you’ll fail miserably. After all, the Canadian duo are signed to venerated label Future Classic, and they’ve already given us two stellar tracks that I can’t get out of my head, including Suicide and One In A Million. Ricky Ducati and Donnie Sloan continue doling out fresh and unique electro doo-wop on One Way Ticket. Wherever this ticket is meant to take us, I’m all aboard! Midnight To Monaco injects me with a sense of adventure with the sleek zestful, cool dashing jam. The duo takes me back to October last year, when I visited the French Riviera and wandered along its gorgeous shore from Nice to Monaco, arriving just before nightfall as the twinkling lights of the chic resplendent city came to life. Revisit the rest of Midnight To Monaco’s songs to date on Soundcloud. And get ready to sashay and doo-wop the night away.

August 5, 2016
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There’s a new singer songwriter from Sweden who’s about to stir up a lot of excitement with his soulful, bluesy sound. His name is Buster Moe, and he’ll be releasing his debut EP, Good Kinda Crazy, this September. Shoot Me is Good Kinda Crazy’s lead single, a doo-wop pop and soulful rock jam warmly saturated with sweet stirring crooning. Buster Moe’s music and its smooth charm channels hints of Leon Bridges, George Ezra, and Tom Odell. Watch the music video for Shoot Me Below.  The single is Buster Moe’s first official release on PRMD Music. Shoot Me is available now from iTunes.

June 29, 2016
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Washington, D.C.’s Imad Royal, fka Royal, flexes his mad genius and creative talent on a new tune named Bad 4 U, and it’s as innovative and fresh a tune as I’ve encountered all year. Doo wop meets hip hop and pop meets the 60′s on the brass frisky, candy coated delight. Bad 4 U has been getting a lot of attention on Imad Royal’s mini tour with Skizzy Mars, and now that we all get to listen to it, it’s rampantly obvious why. This is one sweetly honeyed, dapper swooning love song. I’ve got it bad bad bad for Bad 4 U, which is out now on iTunes.

May 10, 2016

Thought Night School have been around charming fans with their pop punky surf rock sound for a few years now, they’ve yet to drop a full length. That all changes on June 18th, when Blush comes out on Graveface Records. The trio hail from here in the Bay, one of so many amazingly talented bands flourishing in Oakland right now. Alongside their album news, Night School reveals a brand new video for their new single Last Disaster. Their doo woppy garage rock showcases some of their main influences, including The Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Shangri-las, and Cocteau Twins. There’s also a scuzzy endearment to Last Disaster and a beach languid vibe much evocative of both Weezer and Best Coast. Night School’s debut album Blush is available for pre-orders at Bandcamp, where you can purchase it digitally, on limited vinyl, or limited cassette.

March 10, 2016
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I don’t need no alibi when it comes to this phenomenal discovery. I’m guilty as charged, I’m in love with this mysterious new act from Los Angeles named Clans, who offers up a very unique blend of doo wop, retro pop, hip hop, and soul on what seems to be a debut original named Alibi. The lilting and lulling song is thoroughly charming, giving off a light hearted ambiance despite its lyrical exploration of lies and heartbreak.

March 1, 2016
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It’s been a quick half year since Future Classic signed Midnight To Monaco first swept me away with the duo’s infectious debut single, Suicide, on which they displayed a very unique electro-doo wop sound I haven’t heard before. I’ve been eagerly awaiting a new one from them since. Finally, this past week, the Australian act returned with their second single, which also happens to be the title track from Future Classic’s latest edition of their compilation series. ‘One In A Million: A Future Classic Compilation’ drops on March 25th, on which Midnight To Monaco is accompanied by other brilliant acts like Ta-ku, Flume, Wafia, Chet Faker, Wave Racer, and more. Just the fact that their song is the title track is a testament to the greatness of One In A Million. The indie electronic song is a hypnotically hooking, its sleek swagger much cool and dapper. For more information about the One In A Million compilation, head to its website.