Posts Tagged ‘Kele Okereke’

August 26, 2014
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I’ve been waiting to hear this one. I’m a huge fan of Kele Okereke, considering my love of Bloc Party. When Australian producer Sable announced a collaboration some time ago, I was immediately excited. Of course, Kele released a new solo single recently, too, and though it’s good, it wasn’t my absolute favorite Kele song to date. I’m digging this song, The One, with Sable, a lot more. The One is a sparkling, dazzling beauty, finely balancing Sable’s elegant electronic production and Kele’s signature vocals. Along with unveiling the song, they’ve also released a video for the tune! Watch below.

August 26, 2014
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I’ve been waiting to hear this one. I’m a huge fan of Kele Okereke, considering my love of Bloc Party. When Australian producer Sable announced a collaboration some time ago, I was immediately excited. Of course, Kele released a new solo single recently, too, and though it’s good, it wasn’t my absolute favorite Kele song to date. I’m digging this song, The One, with Sable, a lot more. The One is a sparkling, dazzling beauty, finely balancing Sable’s elegant electronic production and Kele’s signature vocals. Along with unveiling the song, they’ve also released a video for the tune! Watch below.

November 26, 2013
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Today, Brooklyn dark pop duo MS MR released their Fantasy Remix EP, which includes their hit tune Fantasy and the above sweet LCD Soundsystem cover. MS MR’s version of Dance Yrself Clean is an addictive piano pop anthem that builds up to some intoxicating, major brownie points garnering sax sections (me and brass, as always). The duo have been performing the cover live for a long while now, but it’s only for this EP that they recorded a studio version for our listening pleasure. I’m ecstatic about MS MR’s recent found popularity, after having zealously gushed about them since early last year after falling for their song Bones. I was super fond of their 2012 EP Candy Bar Creep Show, and I very much enjoyed debut album Secondhand Rapture early this year. Way to go, MS MR. Another track off today’s Fantasy Remix EP is the previously featured, deep house remix of Fantasy by Kele Okereke of Bloc Party. Let’s listen in on it again!

November 26, 2013
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Today, Brooklyn dark pop duo MS MR released their Fantasy Remix EP, which includes their hit tune Fantasy and the above sweet LCD Soundsystem cover. MS MR’s version of Dance Yrself Clean is an addictive piano pop anthem that builds up to some intoxicating, major brownie points garnering sax sections (me and brass, as always). The duo have been performing the cover live for a long while now, but it’s only for this EP that they recorded a studio version for our listening pleasure. I’m ecstatic about MS MR’s recent found popularity, after having zealously gushed about them since early last year after falling for their song Bones. I was super fond of their 2012 EP Candy Bar Creep Show, and I very much enjoyed debut album Secondhand Rapture early this year. Way to go, MS MR. Another track off today’s Fantasy Remix EP is the previously featured, deep house remix of Fantasy by Kele Okereke of Bloc Party. Let’s listen in on it again!

Kele Okereke – Heartbreaker

November 12, 2013

Kele Okereke of Bloc Party is releasing a new EP! The 4 track Heartbreaker will be out on November 25 on vinyl (December 9 on Beatport). He’s also previewed the title track today, and it’s a deep house jam featuring vocals by Bobbie Gordon. That’s right. Kele producing house music. That was a surprise for me, but it’s such a delicious UK house tune that can easily be filed next to Disclosure. Kele seems to really like focusing on the electronic stuff when on solo projects.

Kele Okereke – Heartbreaker

November 12, 2013

Kele Okereke of Bloc Party is releasing a new EP! The 4 track Heartbreaker will be out on November 25 on vinyl (December 9 on Beatport). He’s also previewed the title track today, and it’s a deep house jam featuring vocals by Bobbie Gordon. That’s right. Kele producing house music. That was a surprise for me, but it’s such a delicious UK house tune that can easily be filed next to Disclosure. Kele seems to really like focusing on the electronic stuff when on solo projects.

August 20, 2013
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I’ve been waiting for this one. How could I not? There was much anticipation. What do you get when RAC, MNDR, and Kele (Okereke of Bloc Party) collaborate on a track? This laid back, synthy jam titled Let Go! It has its sweet RAC production, Kele’s signature vocals, and catchy MNDR vocals. Let Go is a delicious late summer groove. The tune official comes out as a single tomorrow August 20.

August 20, 2013
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I’ve been waiting for this one. How could I not? There was much anticipation. What do you get when RAC, MNDR, and Kele (Okereke of Bloc Party) collaborate on a track? This laid back, synthy jam titled Let Go! It has its sweet RAC production, Kele’s signature vocals, and catchy MNDR vocals. Let Go is a delicious late summer groove. The tune official comes out as a single tomorrow August 20.

OFFICIAL VID: Bloc Party – Ratchet

June 25, 2013

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HUGE news today for Bloc Party fans (me). After announcing that they’d be going on a hiatus again after they finish touring for latest album Four, fans were prepped for a repeat of the years before Four and the confusion as to the status of the band. Well, they’re still going on hiatus, but before they go silent, they have an EP for us. Yep. An EP of five brand new tunes that were “born and shaped on the road during the band’s worldwide tour in 2012”. Read their website post about the EP here. They worked with reknowned producer Dan Carey on two of the tracks off the EP, including lead track Ratchet. On top of that, Bloc Party already released a video for Ratchet for us today, and the EXTRA SUPER cool factor is that the video was created by prolific animator Cyriak! I’m a fan of a lot of Cyriak’s music videos (look them up on YouTube if you don’t know who the hell he is), so I’m pretty happy about this. The new EP which comes out on August 13 off Frenchkiss Records is titled The Nextwave Sessions and tracklisting is: Ratchet, Obsence, French Exit, Montreal, Children of the Future. Yay! I can’t wait to hear the other tracks. Ratchet is a sweet funky dance punk tune. 

OFFICIAL VID: Bloc Party – Ratchet

June 25, 2013

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HUGE news today for Bloc Party fans (me). After announcing that they’d be going on a hiatus again after they finish touring for latest album Four, fans were prepped for a repeat of the years before Four and the confusion as to the status of the band. Well, they’re still going on hiatus, but before they go silent, they have an EP for us. Yep. An EP of five brand new tunes that were “born and shaped on the road during the band’s worldwide tour in 2012”. Read their website post about the EP here. They worked with reknowned producer Dan Carey on two of the tracks off the EP, including lead track Ratchet. On top of that, Bloc Party already released a video for Ratchet for us today, and the EXTRA SUPER cool factor is that the video was created by prolific animator Cyriak! I’m a fan of a lot of Cyriak’s music videos (look them up on YouTube if you don’t know who the hell he is), so I’m pretty happy about this. The new EP which comes out on August 13 off Frenchkiss Records is titled The Nextwave Sessions and tracklisting is: Ratchet, Obsence, French Exit, Montreal, Children of the Future. Yay! I can’t wait to hear the other tracks. Ratchet is a sweet funky dance punk tune.