Posts Tagged ‘indie house’

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.

April 3, 2018
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There’s no limit to our love for Captain Kidd, or that’s what we’ve learned over the past two years from the Ohio quartet’s singles. They reinforce our penchant for their pop with recent single LIMIT, a bass pumping house pop jam whose incendiary heat and swaggering beats are like Years and Years with a drizzle of Sofi Tukker’s torrid groove. Desire fueled LIMIT is one to take into the late hours of the night, when you can dance without abandon in the embrace of dark shadows. Re-visit some of Captain Kidd’s prior singles on Soundcloud, here.

December 6, 2017
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A couple of weeks have passed since Giraffage headlined the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco, with his buddies Wingtip and Sweater Beats in tow. It was a magical night, to say the least, and some of the evening’s vibrant memories resurface as we dive into an unexpected remix of the San Francisco producer’s collaboration with Japanese Breakfast by Grammy award winning producer RAC. We shouldn’t be surprised, considering how dexterous and versatile RAC has proven himself to be with his never-ending string of originals and edits. But here we are, bouncing exuberantly to the buoyant beat of this luscious edit of Maybe as we float on cloud nine to its chromatic smoothness. It’s an undeniably mellower dance approach for RAC, a dreamy weightless, fleecy fluid, yet juicy succulent interpretation of Maybe. RAC’s remix is one of five tracks on Giraffage’s new Too Real remixes pack, which can be streamed/purchased, here.

November 11, 2017

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Guess who’s back with a fresh new tune? Australian disco and electronica duo Flight Facilities, that’s who! It’s always a big deal when the Sydney producers drop a new one, much less another guest studded affair like Stranded, featuring electropop darlings Broods, multi-talented artist Reggie Watts, and Los Angeles vocalist Saro! Funky keys, sultry vocals, and a whole lot of soulful disco charm abound on this classy composition. Stranded comes with a peculiarly captivating music video filmed in a decommissioned prison in Sydney. Director Tom Noakes explores the relationship between two lovers and the emotions that can surface in a simple human embrace in his film. Stream/purchase Stranded, here. Along with the release of last single Arty Boy, 2017′s turning out to be a fine one for this long time Flight Facilities fan.

October 31, 2017
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We were fast fans of slenderbodies when the California indie pop duo released their EP fabulist half a year back, a collection of songs that includes Anemone. I’m still much addicted to the slinky puckered, dreamy gleaming indie gem that feels kind of like Glass Animals mixed with Foals, Alt-J, Hundred Waters, and The Antlers. You can re-visit Anemone with us below. But before you do that, I highly recommend you check out slenderbodies’ brand new remix of ZHU’s Hometown Girl. They’ve given the track a brilliant indie electronic re-work that falls right in line with the smooth funk and slick guitars found on their originals. The remix is an indie house treat, a sublimely soothing yet muggy searing jam that evokes a cross between Portugal. the Man and Milky Chance. 

August 31, 2017
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Chicago mashup and remix experts The White Panda hones in on Lorde’s Perfect Places, one of so many great songs from recent album Melodrama, for their latest euphoric remix. Perfect Places gets a bright thrumming, electro swelling indie dance meets melodic house edit that takes us to a place more than perfect. Lorde has already gone a more luminous route with her latest album compared to her debut album. The White Panda emphasizes and boosts Perfect Places’ luminosity with their soaring, towering remix. 

August 31, 2017
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Carly Rae Jepsen’s Cut To The Feeling is epic, plus it brings a lot of that 80s driven neon synthpop splendor that’s been trending in the indie scene deep into the mainstream. An official remix of the song has surfaced, courtesy of Kid Froopy, and I can’t help but dig this plump plucky indie dance and chill disco take on the tune. I’m hoping he’ll be dropping the remix when he joins Terror Jr on their inaugural tour this October. 

August 29, 2017
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We already know from Keep Chasing Stars a year ago how sublime it can be when Australia’s Skinny Dipp and Andy Crosby of Sound Casino / 

Vox Eagle partner up on a song. For a new dosage of that sun bleached, creamy warm tropical disco euphoria, let’s submerse ourselves in Skinny Dipp’s new single, Paradox, which also features Andy of Sound Casino. Its balmy electronica and infectious alt pop is like Foster The People gone Ghost Beach and Miami Horror. It doesn’t feel like summer will ever end when we’re jamming out to this gem, which can also be streamed via Spotify, here. Paradox is a free download, here.

August 23, 2017
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The Bay’s own CVRSE, a DJ and producer who first caught our ears last year with his cinematic trap expertise on an original named Verana, is back with a high voltage dance treat. This time around, he’s teamed up with his buddy from Phoenix, Apato, to give us an electro house and indie dance flavored re-work of Icona Pop’s infectious electropop party anthem All Night. If it’s an injection of ebullient energy and feel good electronica you need, particularly since it’s only Wednesday and we have a few more days to go till the weekend, trust in CVRSE and Apato to deal out an abundance of gaiety and ecstasy with their re-fix. Download their remix of All Night, here.

August 19, 2017
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Mausi was one of the first bands we ever wrote about on IHM, back when it was a wee little mess of a side hobby with no direction or mission. The London based dance outfit had won my heart with their sun-kissed indie pop on early single ‘sol.’, and it ignited an incessant urge in me to share the joy of ‘sol.’ with all my friends and any strangers that might stumble upon IHM, too. Mausi completely disappeared from the scene a couple years later, and we haven’t heard a peep from the project since. Until now. We’re overjoyed that Mausi are back with your new summer anthem, Famous, a warm eruption of prismatic synthpop and indie dance ebullience. Summer will never come to an end when we have an irresistibly vivacious, luminously soaring Mausi song like this one to keep us company. Re-visit Mausi’s good ol’ tunes on Soundcloud, here, and let’s pray that this isn’t a one time re-appearance.