Posts Tagged ‘niki and the dove’

February 5, 2016

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I don’t know about you, but I, for one, am ecstatic that Niki & The Dove is back. The Swedish electropop band was one of my favorite emerging bands in IHM’s earlier days, and I even own a copy of their 2012 debut album, Instinct, on limited edition vinyl. This week, Niki & the Dove reveals a new single from their long awaited sophomore album, Everybody’s Heart Is Broken, due out April 8th. Malin’s vocals are as bewitching as ever on So Much It Hurts. The band goes retro pop and dreamy R&B on the grooving new tune that takes us back to 80′s era, luxuriantly ravishing Prince. Stream So Much It Hurts via Spotify above or Soundcloud below.

October 25, 2015

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I’m a huge fan of Sweden’s Niki & The Dove, having encountered their earliest songs at the beginning of the decade and falling in love immediately. I even own their debut album Instinct on vinyl, and it’s been a very long three year wait for new music from the trio. We finally get to hear Malin’s enchanting voice again on new single Play It On My Radio, a surprisingly yet delightfully downtempo and relaxed synthpop song. The dreamy R&B tinged piece is considerably more WET and Shura than their earlier Robyn or The Knife like jams. Niki & The Dove is welcome to play it on my radio anytime, all day long. Stream the soothing new tune on Spotify above or Soundcloud below, and wait with me for even more new Niki as we pray for a sophomore album.

November 20, 2014
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On November 24, super producer Skrillex will be dropping his Ease My Mind v. Ragga Bomb Remixes EP, on OWSLA, of course. For those not in the know, Skrillex’s Ease My Mind is actually a re-working of DJ Ease My Mind, a song I’ve loved for several years now and one of Swedish electropop act Niki and the Dove’s earliest songs. So, it’s quite glorious that the song has been re-worked and remixed for an EP. The EP boasts remixes by the likes of Teddy Killerz, Skrillex vs Zomboy, GTA, and the ever awesome Jai Wolf. Today, Skrilly gives us a new taste via the GTA Remix, a raging, bass heavy trap experience. While we’re at it, stream Jai Wolf’s remix below, too, which evokes some RL Grimes and HudMo.

November 20, 2014
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On November 24, super producer Skrillex will be dropping his Ease My Mind v. Ragga Bomb Remixes EP, on OWSLA, of course. For those not in the know, Skrillex’s Ease My Mind is actually a re-working of DJ Ease My Mind, a song I’ve loved for several years now and one of Swedish electropop act Niki and the Dove’s earliest songs. So, it’s quite glorious that the song has been re-worked and remixed for an EP. The EP boasts remixes by the likes of Teddy Killerz, Skrillex vs Zomboy, GTA, and the ever awesome Jai Wolf. Today, Skrilly gives us a new taste via the GTA Remix, a raging, bass heavy trap experience. While we’re at it, stream Jai Wolf’s remix below, too, which evokes some RL Grimes and HudMo.

November 6, 2013
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New on my radar is a New York duo named Azar Swan formed by Zohra Atash and Joshua Strawn. They cite Yeezus, Kate Bush, and Roxy Music as their influences. All this is strikingly apparent in their songs that I checked out and enjoyed immensely. They have a glamorous, industrial sound. While Over, which you can stream above, is a darkwave electropop dance tune not unlike Niki and the Dove’s music, the newer Dance Before The War is a much more poignant track. It was the first Azar Swan song I listened to, and I almost wondered if I really were listening to Kate Bush when the vocals kicked in. In My Mouth kicks in with a very Yeezy hip hop beat that is punchy and addictive. Azar Swan has an album coming out on November 12 via Handmade Birds. Dance Before The War is the title track. Stream that one and In My Mouth below.

November 6, 2013
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New on my radar is a New York duo named Azar Swan formed by Zohra Atash and Joshua Strawn. They cite Yeezus, Kate Bush, and Roxy Music as their influences. All this is strikingly apparent in their songs that I checked out and enjoyed immensely. They have a glamorous, industrial sound. While Over, which you can stream above, is a darkwave electropop dance tune not unlike Niki and the Dove’s music, the newer Dance Before The War is a much more poignant track. It was the first Azar Swan song I listened to, and I almost wondered if I really were listening to Kate Bush when the vocals kicked in. In My Mouth kicks in with a very Yeezy hip hop beat that is punchy and addictive. Azar Swan has an album coming out on November 12 via Handmade Birds. Dance Before The War is the title track. Stream that one and In My Mouth below.

September 7, 2013
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Dangit. I’ve been vetting a ton of all kinds of music and creating a long list that I might have to share partly during the weekend, but I’m getting completely sidetracked. I seem to be bitten by the Friday bug and I can’t stay away from the dope ready for the weekend remixes! You gotta check out this sick reimagining of Alex Metric and Jacques Lu Cont’s Safe With You by Toronto trio Keys N Krates. I’m already super fond of the original track, which features Malin from Niki & The Dove, but this Keys N Krates remix is just so heavy, trappy, and satisfying. I might almost dig it more than the original! This might be a fave remix find of the day for me!

September 7, 2013
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Dangit. I’ve been vetting a ton of all kinds of music and creating a long list that I might have to share partly during the weekend, but I’m getting completely sidetracked. I seem to be bitten by the Friday bug and I can’t stay away from the dope ready for the weekend remixes! You gotta check out this sick reimagining of Alex Metric and Jacques Lu Cont’s Safe With You by Toronto trio Keys N Krates. I’m already super fond of the original track, which features Malin from Niki & The Dove, but this Keys N Krates remix is just so heavy, trappy, and satisfying. I might almost dig it more than the original! This might be a fave remix find of the day for me!

June 20, 2013
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Producers Alex Metric and Jacques Lu Cont teamed up for this make you dance track titled Safe With You which features none other than Malin from Niki and the Dove! As a huge fan of Niki & The Dove, I can’t begin to describe how wonderful it is to hear Malin’s vocals again on a fresh track. Jacques Lu Cont and Alex Metric have really crafted a heckuva summer dance anthem. I’m soooo dancing to this later at home. Hopefully, I’ll get groove to it on the dance floor this weekend if I get to hit up Alex Metric live! Stream the BBC Radio rip from the debut of the track above.

June 20, 2013
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Producers Alex Metric and Jacques Lu Cont teamed up for this make you dance track titled Safe With You which features none other than Malin from Niki and the Dove! As a huge fan of Niki & The Dove, I can’t begin to describe how wonderful it is to hear Malin’s vocals again on a fresh track. Jacques Lu Cont and Alex Metric have really crafted a heckuva summer dance anthem. I’m soooo dancing to this later at home. Hopefully, I’ll get groove to it on the dance floor this weekend if I get to hit up Alex Metric live! Stream the BBC Radio rip from the debut of the track above.