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Feb 25th, 2014 01:34am

Love this shit!

DFA Records present We Got a Love, the sophomore full-length by Shit Robot a.k.a. Dublin native Marcus Lambkin. Recorded in Germany and New York, the nine-track album includes the killer recent singles, Feels Real and We Got a Love.

This one is fucking banging though! Whistles, cowbells and Nancy Whang, what more do you want. Love this shit!

Categories: Electronic
Feb 25th, 2014 01:13am

Feeling all the Love for this track...!

Categories: Electronic
Feb 23rd, 2014 21:43pm

Electronic soul

Really enjoying the very eclectic LP Ghosts of The and Now by the DJ and producer from Manchester Ryan Hunn aka: Illum Sphere. A great set of well structured pieces of music that hang together like a classical suite.

Ever since he came to my attention following his various Boiler Room sets (Check 'em out here), a very accomplished DJ, Illum Sphere is making waves and stirring up a storm. Mixing up an electronic soup of soul, R&B, Jazz, hip-hop, glitch, psych, techno and atmospherics. Quality Stuff, stand-out track Embryonic (feat. Shadowbox) is a the LP's closer finishing the album off in epic style throwing everything in the mix. 

Essential tracks: Ghosts of Then & Now, Sleeprunner, Near the End, Embryonic

Buy it on iTunes here

Categories: Electronic
Feb 23rd, 2014 20:48pm

Every trick in the book is guaranteed to get you hooked

A nice bit of balearic pop to warm you up on winters evening. New York DJ and Producer Chris Malinchak follows-up last years big hit So Good to Me with If U Got It. A well sourced sample from the Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations' 1969 hit version of I'm gonna make you Love Me.

The melodic groove is pure sunshine pop, Malinchak uses every trick in the book to get you hooked!

Categories: Pop
Feb 15th, 2014 18:51pm


The Shins' James Mercer formed Broken Bells four years ago with producer Brian Burton, aka maverick producer Danger Mouse and following their relatively successful eponymous debut they have ignited the project with a new LP After the Disco. It's a little mixed bag much like the first LP, having produced landmark albums for Gorillaz, Beck and The Black Keys, collaborations with Cee-Lo Green on Gnarls Barkley project and DangerDoom with MF Doom, not to mention his reinvention of Jay Z's Black Album, Danger Mouse's CV is undoubtedly extremely impressive so you expect a high level of quality across all 11 tracks. James Mercer too has been very successful with his day job with the release of The Shins' 2012 LP Port of Morrow.

The sophomore album all kicks off brightly enough opening with the mellow pop of Perfect World. This is followed by the LP's title track After The Disco which is probably the best piece of pop your likely to hear this side of Empire of the Sun and with it's catchy chorus you can see why the track takes the name of the LP.

First single Holding on For Life quickly follows, another great song with Bee Gees style falsettos. Leave me alone and Control sound like the Black Keys mellower moments in a good way. Medicine has a great melody and No Matter What You're Told is another nice psych-pop tune, the record then tails off a bit after that. 7/10 Recommended.

Like this? Try: The Black Keys, The Shins, Band of Horses, Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi

Buy on iTunes click here

Categories: Alternative, Pop
Feb 15th, 2014 16:33pm

Samba into Summer

Brazilian MPB (Música popular brasileira) singer, songwriter Vanessa da Mata's  new single Segue o Som out this month to get you in the mood for Summer, an easy going samba you can't ignore tapping your feet to.

Vanessa Sigiane da Mata Ferreira, her full name, is a Latin Grammy Award-winning artist with an impressive back catalogue. She has previously worked with Chico César, Bethânia, Caetano Veloso, Black Uhuru, Baden Powell, Seu Jorge, Tom Jobim and Ben Harper.

Caipirinha anyone?!

Categories: Chill, Tropicália, World
Feb 15th, 2014 16:07pm

The Age of Fracture

A concept LP from London four-piece Cymbals, kicking of with the dark dreamy synths of Winter '98 featuring lead singer Jack Cleverly delivering his vocals in French, the dark synths are over taken with some wah wah sounds and twinkley smatterings of light and airy synths. The Natural World is a very mid-Eighties alternative sound, this is followed throughout with shades of New Order, Depeche mode, XTC, OMD or Tears for Fears. This track You Are is quite the epic electro-pop song, all multi-layered synthetic strings sounding very much like a lost circa. English Riviera tune by Metronomy.

The title track is merely an intro to the illustrious 9 minute anthem Like An Animal, a slow building song that quietly plucks away for the first couple of minutes before a burst of euphoria - coming on all Friendly Fires-esque, before dipping back down for the verses then dubbing out in the middle for some progressive bubbling synths and a driving-disco-fused-groove, shards of light cut through with guitar twangs of delirium. The End is another epic length song focusing on a house groove, more ramblings in French and hands in the air joyousness. It's a kaleidoscopic collection of fine pop tunes, most enjoyable and recommended.

Like this: Try: Metronomy, Foals, Friendly Fires, The Teenagers, New Order

Buy it on iTunes click here

Categories: Alternative, Pop
Feb 15th, 2014 14:06pm

Back To New York

New York DJ duo The Knocks remix up fellow New Yorkers Party Supplies' Going Back To New York, from the Tough Love LP from last summer. The Knocks turn's up the party level making it a electro-house party starter, feels like summer when this is playin'!

Makes me wanna go back to New York!

Categories: Electronic, Remix
Feb 9th, 2014 23:40pm

Dripping Funk

Back to My Funky Side is what Daniele Baldelli is up to after experimenting with previous LP, 2012's Podalirius took a Housey cosmic disco and electro pop direction. Here he revisits the funk sound of his 2005 LP My Funky Side. With Back to My Funky Side (see what he did there) the funks is turned up the maximum with trippy slapping bass and funky guitar licks for a more psychedelic journey. Got to Get Your Own is the top choice with an instant infectious groove just dripping with funk.

Like this? Try: The Meters, Bar-Kays, Gap Band, James Taylor Quartet

Feb 9th, 2014 23:31pm

Vintage Futurism

New compilation LP out last week Elaste Vol. 4 Meta-Disco and Proto-House compiled by Dompteur Mooner the next instalment in Mooner's Elaste series is a crate diggers delight of rare and obscure gems. Rinder & Lewis' Gluttony is relentless slab of dark disco which sounds like Giorgio Moroder soundtracking a killer on the run in a warped eighties movie. Taken from Rinder & Lewis Seven Deadly Sins Album. Dompteur Mooner's edit adds more weight to the original.

There are more twisted leftfield obscurities on this LP such as Larry Levan's unreleased Garage Demo mix of Man Friday's Love Honey, Love Heartache, Charanjit Singh's Raga Madhuvanti and Shake the Mind by C Cat Trance.

Like this? Try: Trust, Zombie Nation, DJ Hell

Categories: Disco, Nu Disco, Psychedelic
Feb 2nd, 2014 22:06pm

Fly so high

My Panda Shall Fly, the musical alias of South Londoner Suren Seneviratne, a Sri Lankan-born artist and producer presents new (6 track) EP Higher, one of those rare commodities that manages to evoke emotional connections using electronic music.

The brilliant Jon Hopkins comes to mind in terms of his de-constructive style, but MPSF has a unique idiosyncratic twist of his own, conjuring up alien sounds and rhythms while all the time keeping a sense of melody and soul. Lose yourself in Groupp Mind, the 4th track on the Higher EP - pure class.

Like this? Try: Jon Hopkins, Oneohtrix Point Never, Burial, Flying Lotus

Categories: Dub, Electronic
Feb 2nd, 2014 21:03pm

Magnetizing undertow

LA foursome Warpaint return with their sophomore self-titled LP, continuing in the footprints of their debut The Fool (reviewed here)Warpaint is another brooding effort of immersive sound, but this time around the sound is bigger, fuller and richer with trip-hop drum beats and deep silky bass. 

Nothing here is quite as instant as Undertow, The Fools pinnacle moment, and they have pushed the lush harmonies deeper into the mix, choosing to submerge the vocals onto the dark regions of the sound, coming in and out of focus.

The beats throughout are what hooks you into the expansive dark side, like Tricky's Maxinquaye and Portishead's Dummy the intense atmospherics mesmerize the senses. Produced by Flood (Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey, Sigur Rós and The Jesus and Mary Chain etc) Warpaint's highlight, if you can call it that is - Hi, a trippy rolling baseline and slowed down funky-drummer beat underpins the driving melody and desperate vocals.

Deep colours and rich think blood paints a melancholy canvas with heavenly touches. One things for sure, the more you listen the more you will fall under it's spell.

Like this? Try: Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter, Lykke Li, Portishead, Exquisite Corpse EP review here.

Link to iTunes

Feb 2nd, 2014 18:23pm

In at the deep end

French duo Pilooski and Pentile's new LP Swimmer raises the bar for Discodeine, a quirky electro-pop LP that goes through a mutitude of genres in a short 30 minute album. Keeping it short and sweet with acid house, moody electronica and wonky disco.

Kevin Parker from Aussie psychedelic stoner-rockers Tame Impala guests on this track (released as a single at the beginning of last year) the Chemical Bros-esque Aydin, an epic desert-stomper with a distinct Eastern flavour. There's glam pomp in Plum Blossom and weirdo soundscapes in Shades of Cyan. Dive Wet goes all mid-paced electro-pop. A real mixed bag to dive into. Aydin takes the crown for most majestic track though, well worth taking the plunge.

Categories: Electronic, Psychedelic