Posts Tagged ‘indie dance’

May 23, 2018
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 05.14.2018 – 05.22.2018

Featured Music – May 14 – 22, 2018
(excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud)

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May 19, 2018

Electrified” we are by newcomer Just Loud and his vivacious alt pop debut, which in the short interim it’s been out has already been added to four of the top five radio markets (including our own favorite, San Francisco’s The New Alt 105.3). One listen to the superb single more than demonstrates why. Electrified is immediately infectious, a funk tinged jam that seems to meld Cherub, Foster The People, MGMT, and Passion Pit with a dash of Prince. That might seem like an outlandish combination, but Just Loud executes his energetic burst of jaunty synths and perky strings with slick panache. Just Loud teamed up with producer Dave “Sluggo” Katz (Neon Trees, Katy Perry) on the striking debut, which is out today on Eleven Seven Label Group’s Five Seven imprint. Just Loud ruminates on the parties of days past. The frisky earworm is easily one of this year’s finest debuts. Just Loud is already preparing to release his first EP, entitled Episode I. Stream/download Electrified, here

May 18, 2018
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Oh, I could definitely “feel it” when it comes to the latest from Swedish crooner Alex Aris. Our prior encounters with the singer songwriter materialized when the buttery voiced artist made guest appearances on a smattering of electronic releases. It quickly becomes apparent that we’ve been missing out on his solo music as we melt to his melodic sweeping pop on love-struck Can You Feel It. We previously missed out on what looks to be his debut single, gooey thrumming, dance-ready Wrong Love, which you can stream below. Can You Feel It can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

May 18, 2018

Well, woopty woop, scoopty poop, I’ve made the egregious mistake of completely missing out on the arrival of Chaos Chaos’ debut album and I’m feeling rather sheepish about it, considering how good the lead single off the sisters’ record is. The now LA-based indie project released their eponymous first album earlier this week. The 10 track record features this playful charmer, Pink Politics, a crystalline bubbling indie pop meets electronic pop gem that’s kind of like a mix of Dirty Projectors and School Of Seven Bells gone pop, with a drizzle of Grimes’ whimsicality. Its simplistic video seems an extension of the song’s squeaky clean minimalist charm. I don’t know about you, but I’m making time to listen to Chaos Chaos’ debut album soon as I can. Stream via Spotify, here.

May 18, 2018
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For some, dancing is an expression of euphoria. For others, the act of dancing brings us joy and jubilation, even if we’re down on our luck and deep in a funk. For me, it’s often a combination of both. When it comes to Saint Raymond’s Dancing, it’s obviously the latter, too. The UK singer songwriter brings us balmy prancing alt pop and mellifluous and vibrant song, so richly permeated with warm glimmering beats. Dancing is like The Wombats gone Two Door Cinema Club, with some St. Lucia tropical lushness. The ace tune is available, here.

May 18, 2018
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One of my most epic evenings at SXSW this past March involved Cut Copy. It was the last night of my annual migration to Austin, and I had no idea what to do since most of my music buddies had already left. Serendipity brought me to the band’s headlining set on Rainey Street. I didn’t think I’d be able to get in to the show, since I expected a stupendously long line, but thanks to my music badge, I made it right in and danced to my heart’s content. And now, Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning has made a splendorous return with new solo music to keep me moving. We last heard from him two years ago when he dropped exuberant Friends Of Mine. Now he charms us aplenty with a new song appropriately named Sunshine Baby. It’s a golden luscious, sweetly candied, & kaleidoscopic twirling track that melds chromatic italo-wave with glamorous disco funk. Sunshine Baby will be on Ben Browning’s forthcoming sophomore album named Even Though. He says of his next  album, which arrives on June 22nd: “After listening to this record I hope people feel like they’ve gone on a smooth psychedelic journey through a colorful musical world. I wanted to create an album that people would want to play in their homes whilst cooking dinner or getting high and imagine what they’re hearing comes from a land created by Jim Henson – or perhaps they’re listening a lost George Harrison album recorded in the Caribbean and discovered on a VHS tape 30 years later."​​​​​​​

May 18, 2018
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If I were one of the “Bodies In A Room” from the title and lyrics of Colin Magalong’s banging new tune, I’d probably be busting out my best dance moves to its luscious disco groove and rambunctious strutting beats. The up-and-coming Los Angeles musician has delivered sonic gold on the wildly infectious song. Bodies In A Room has been compared to JT meets Daft Punk, a pretty accurate appraisal, if you ask me. It’s also very Bruno Mars meets SOFI TUKKER. Colin’s on a quick trajectory upwards after making his debut just two months ago with well-received Blossom. Keep an eye on this guy as the year continues to progress. 

May 16, 2018
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We’ve had to wait two long years for a new single from Dead Ceremony, but All This Noise was worth every excruciating minute. The British synthpop band has shared a beautifully pellucid, diaphanous gliding aria as well as shared news of a fresh EP named ‘heartache’. All This Noise is a gently folding, ethereal crimping beauty with breathy aching vocals reminiscent of Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor. Dead Ceremony dyes their synthpop with pigments of house and R&B, executing it with meticulous grace. Flute-like island horns add another layer of breezy warmth to their transcendental song. All This Noise, for a sublime few minutes, is the only focused sound filtering through my ears. It cuts through all the turbulence and cacophony of life to give us a moment of wondrous tranquility. Dead Ceremony explains: “This song is about the revelation of falling out of love, and accepting that you have to end what you once thought was so certain. Finding the strength and clarity to ignore the fears, expectations, assumptions and advice that surround you, and focus instead on the truth that love is all that really matters and that everything else is just noise.” All This Noise can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

May 11, 2018
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 05.04.2018 – 05.10.2018

Featured Music – May 4 – 10, 2018
(excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud)

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May 11, 2018
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I was fondly reminiscing over all the amazing times I’ve caught The Griswolds live the other day, when this new collaboration popped up on my radar to tickle my ears and move my feet. The Australian indie rock band make a welcome cameo on East Coast producer Prince Fox’s latest single, a vivacious thrumming, mellifluous burbling treat named Time Alone. Buoyant pumping beats and ravishing keys adorn the exultant song, which walks a fine line between indie dance and electro house. The Griswolds even bring an alt flavor to the track. Time Alone is certainly a departure from some of Prince Fox’s earlier future bass and future pop offerings, but we’ve long known about this gifted producer’s dexterity. Infectious Time Alone is out now on Dim Mak. Find it on Spotify, here.