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You'll find a cornucopia of tasty tunes to bounce off your eardrums. I update with new tunes, art and photography every week, depending on what I'm doing and listening to at the time, old and new. I'm based in London UK but I love to travel and discover new music along the way and share my musical journey on neoloop.

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Email: neo@neoloop.com
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  Albums of the year
Mar 28th, 2010 22:00pm

Back in January I posted up The High Road by Danger Mouse and James Mercer's Broken Bells, I've been playing the album for the last couple of months now, it's now been released last week and I think it's a great album thats sure to feature in the albums of the year lists come the end of the year. The Ghost Inside is my new favourite tune on this LP. It has all the qualities of The High Road, a real sing-a-long tune. Enjoy!

Buy the album on iTunes, Official Site

Categories: Alternative, Pop
Mar 28th, 2010 21:06pm

Since today is the first day of British summertime I'm digging out some old feel-good summer tunes. What better than some Brazilian vibes, this just oozes the heat of the sun with a chilled out groove. Totally tropical, Bonobo remixes the track for the bottletop project (see more about this at bottletop.org) which raises money for inspiring causes through music sales. Taking original music from all over the world and asks various leading DJ and producers to remix them. For more of this kind of fantastic music, look no further than Mr. Bongos.

Like this? Try: Gilberto Gill, Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Os Mutantes, Sergio Mendes

Categories: Chill, Remix, World
Mar 28th, 2010 19:26pm

The original version of Health's In Heat from their Get Colour LP is only just under two minutes long and is somewhat of an interlude. This new remix by Brooklyn's Javelin makes the song a completely different animal, cleaning up the fuzzy guitars and feedback to give it a clearer pop sheen. Making this a fresh new tune for a sunshine day!

Buy HEALTH on iTunes, HEALTH's Official website, Javelin's place in MySpace

Mar 27th, 2010 00:57am

Play this loud in your headphones and it's quite intense, there are some amazing sound effects all supported by the pounding tribal rhythms that crash in after the lush intro in a melodic minimal soundscape. Ripperton's new LP released last month is a great late night soundtrack of atmospheric delights. Switzerland's Raphael Ripperton is an established producer and Niwa (Japanese for Garden) is his first artist album - released on Joris Voorn's Green label.

Like This Try: Moderaaat, Joris Voorn, Pantha Du Prince, Martyn

Official Website, Place in MySpace, Buy it on iTunes

Mar 25th, 2010 01:15am

Absolutely loving this new track from the mighty Black Keys, whistles in with a light air before Patrick Carney’s drum beat comes banging in and Dan Auerbach heavy whiskey soaked croon and you think it's business as usual, but this has more polished sound to the previous raw edged production courtesy of Mr. Danger Mouse. But fear not the the heavy blues riffage is all there and the track just builds and builds into a Black keys monster the key changes bring a new psychedelic edge pulled through an echo chamber with maximum effect, glorious! 

Taken from their forthcoming album Brothers set for release 18 May, with just this track produced by Danger Mouse it will be interesting to hear how the rest of the album sounds. It's self produced by the Black Keys and mixed by Tchad Blake who mixed the Blakroc album and includes a cover of the Jerry Butler classic Never Gonna Give You Up.

Like This? Try: Blakroc, Dan Auerbach, Broken Bells

Bands place in MySpace, Check The Black Keys back catalogue on iTunes

Mar 25th, 2010 01:08am

Unmistakably Quantic but with an emphasis on reggae inspired sounds this is from the constantly evolving series of ideas from the unstoppable Will Holland. Released back in 2008, a timeless sound that borrows from the past to create the future. This has such nice cool groove, Death Of The Revolution is looped through the track to give it a dark undertone with sunshine high-lights it's a wicked tune. Taken from the album Quantic Presents… Flowering Inferno.

Like This? try: The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Quantic & His Combo Barbaro, Ticklah Vs. Axelrod, Mr Scruff

Buy on iTunes, Tru Thoughts website


Categories: Reggae, World
Mar 21st, 2010 21:42pm

This tune reminds me Peter, Bjorn and John's 2006 smash hit Young Folks… although this is a little less mainstream it's just as catchy. We Have Band release their debut album WHB on 5th April. The Londoner's have been making waves with a variety of single releases over the last two years and creating buzz on the gig circuit, this tune was released as a single in June last year, while it was a hit on the underground scenes I think the release of the album will give the track and the band renewed exposure. It's a brilliant debut album full of quirky hits for both dancefloor and headphones alike. Part Lo-Fi and part polished indie dance its eclectic and intriguing while having more catchy hooks than velcro. Another one for the summer, for all your late night parties with friends or in your own headphones!

Like This ? Try: !!! (chk chk chk), Hot Chip, Depeche Mode, My Robot Friend

Pre-order the album on iTunes, Official Website, We Have Band's place in MySpace

Check out the video, must have taken ages to shoot...

Categories: Alternative, Electronic
Mar 21st, 2010 15:37pm

Shiny pop with an electro edge, The Apples in Stereo release a new album on 20 April Travellers in Space and Time. This is the first tune from the album and a free download from the bands website. It's all big production with everything thrown in, the song is about the disappearance of the world dancefloors. Sounds like a good pop tune for out and about in the sunshine for the summer to me.

Bands place in MySpace, Official website

Mar 20th, 2010 00:47am

Gonjasufi AKA Sumach Ecks, a rapper-singer currently living in Las Vegas. Duet is from his Warp debut LP A Sufi and a Killer (out March 9) featuring Dilla-descended production from L.A.'s the Gaslamp Killer, Mainframe, and Flying Lotus. The first I heard of Gonja Sufi was his croaky, smoked filled, cracked up vocals on the track Testament off Flying Lotus' Los Angeles album. This tune is one of the more sober moments on the album, a nice laid-back psychedelic folk-hop song.

His debut album is a Lo-Fi fuzzy mix of electronica that ranges from folky ramblings to punk rock all soaked in static and distorted samples with a glitch-hop production. And it's a very interesting, eclectic, original and often beautiful collection of tunes. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Like This? Try: Flying Lotus, Devendra Banhart, Gable

Gonjasufi's place in MySpace, Buy the album on iTunes

Categories: Electronic, Lo-Fi
Mar 19th, 2010 00:16am

The wonderful Miike Snow are really killing it live on tour at the moment. Their debut album was one of neoloops top picks of 2009. This track is a bit of a hidden gem, first available as an extra track on the Japanese release of the album and the b-side to Animal. I think it sits comfortably with the rest of the album and is a welcome extension, another great song.

Miike Snow is a Swedish band, who formed in 2007. The band consists of Andrew Wyatt, and the producing team of Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, also known as Bloodshy & Avant.

Buy Miike Snow's Album on iTunes, Miike Snow UK Website

Mar 17th, 2010 00:05am

Some late night chilled out reggae for you now, I've been listening to some out mixes and this tune come on, I'd forgotten how good it was. The original White Stripes version is a killer tune to begin with of course, The Dynamics slow the whole thing down and change the arrangement to give it a nice easy reggae drum and bass with melodica that Augustus Pablo would be proud of. Seven Nation Army is from The Dynamics 2008 covers album Version Excursions. The band are from Lyon in France.

Like This? Try: Easy Star All-Stars, Ticklah Vs Axelrod, DubXanne

Buy it on iTunes, Bands place in MySpace

Categories: Chill, French, Reggae
Mar 16th, 2010 00:14am

We are big fans of Miike Snow here at Neoloop, so a tasty collaboration with the Crookers is an exciting prospect! And I glad to report it doesn't disappoint. Featuring Miike Snow's singer Andrew Wyatt, at first the track sounds like another tune from Miike Snow's album, then the Crookers effect takes over building a breakbeat, beeps and a wonky siren sound. Cool tune, another favourite for the summer I think! I like this low budget video as well...

Like this? Try: Diplo, Soulwax, Friendly Fires

Miike Snow UK Website, Crookers Website, Buy the Crookers album on iTunes,Miike Snow's place on MySpace, Crookers place in MySpace

Categories: Alternative, Electronic
Mar 15th, 2010 23:32pm

Florida's MillionYoung releases a new EP this week called Be So true, following on from his last EP the brilliant sun kissed Sunndreamm. Feel The Same is a one off track available from MillionYoung's website as a free download, carrying on from where Sunndreamm left off it's another laid-back synth laden slice of dreamy alt-pop or Chillwave. The new of EP is high Quality too, recommended as a the perfect soundtrack to lazy, sunny spring afternoons.

But the new EP on iTunes, MillionYoung's place in MySpace

Like This? Try: Neon Indian, Memoryhouse, Washed Out

Categories: Dreamy Alt-Pop
Mar 14th, 2010 21:31pm

After touring together Friendly fires and Holy Ghost have traded covers and released them as a split 12". Both bands original tunes are bona fide smashes to begin with. Friendly Fires make Hold On their own with their trademark sound, plenty of infectious percussion, cow bells and all. The St. Albans band do the tune total justice. Equally as impressive is Brooklyn's Holy Ghost's version of Friendly Fires' On Board. But I think the Friendly Fires one just edges it! Look forward to a new album from Friendly Fires this year.

Like this? Try: Holy Ghost, Foals, Delphic

Buy the whole EP on iTunes, Friendly Fires Website, Holy Ghost Website

Categories: Alternative, Electronic
Mar 14th, 2010 20:18pm

A hypnotic pianoline with the incredible skills of Sax Max show us the jazzy life of Parov Stelar. Released last year I still can't get enough this groovy tune, taken from the Monster EP. Parov Stelar aka Marcus Füreder, a musician who lives and works in Linz among the thriving Austria music scene.

Like this? Try: Mike Rigler, Waldeck, Loopa Scava meets Cayetano, Saint Privat, Tosca, Gotan Project

Buy the Monster EP on iTunes, Official site, Place in MySpace


Categories: Austrian, Electronic, Nu-jazz
Mar 14th, 2010 17:44pm

Just makes you wanna dance, so infectious, it's highly contagious. Banging jazzy breaks run in to a swarm of trumpets, dramatic moody bass, piano stabs and the beautiful voice of Isabella Kaiser all collide in a midnight rendezvous. Midnight Rendezvous is the prolongation of the success of forties retro-chic in modern dance-music on a extra high level. Pulse-racing stuff! Released on Parov Stelar´s Austrian label Etage Noir recordings.

Like This? Try: Parov Stelar, Waldeck, Mr Scruff

Record Label Website, Buy it on iTunes

Categories: Electronic, Nu-jazz, Remix
Mar 11th, 2010 23:10pm

Neon Indian aka Alan Polomo releases a new single this week available free on Green label sound. Sleep Paralysist, a collaboration with Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, was recorded in Brooklyn at Taylor’s Terrible Studios.  While it includes all the blips, clicks and bleeps with lush psychedelic, indie synth-pop melodies featured on Neon Indian's critically acclaimed début album Psychic Chasms, it has a clearer production sound about it - The Chris Taylor influence perhaps. If you can't sleep, whack this on and enter into the neon dreamland.

Get Psychic Chasms on iTunes, Excellent free downloads on Green Label Sound, Neon's place in MySpace

Like This? Try: Grizzley Bear, Four Tet, Memory Tapes, Beach House


Mar 11th, 2010 01:54am

The new title track from MGMT next album Congratulations is a somewhat laid-back easy going summery freaky folky affair. Their back to basics acoustic approach is in stark contrast to the debut album Oracular Spectacular that launched last summers classic tunes. The band have been quoted saying there are no radio friendly single on this new album. But this is not a bad thing, I'm like this tune, it just sounds like a different band. There are other tracks on the album that feature the wonky organs that make Kids such a great anthem. You can download another track Flash Delirium from the bands website. Congratulations is out on 12th April.

Like This? Try: Devendra Banhart, Marc Bolan, Kings of Convenience

Official Site

Categories: Alternative, Chill, Folk
Mar 11th, 2010 01:52am

Chill out to this hypnotic little tune of dreamy-pop, unsigned and doing it on his own, Yoseph y la Zilla! from Murfreesboro, Tennessee is making some interesting music. This new tune is raising the bar and taking it into a more accomplished sound. The atmospheric xylophonic tinkering captivates you from the start, hushed vocals harmonises hum through the song like monks in a monastery. Check out his MySpace for more tunes, you can download his last album Machine for free here.

Like This? Try: Memoryhouse, Sigur Rós, Four Tet

His Place in MySpace

Categories: Chill, Lo-Fi
Mar 11th, 2010 01:22am

Groove Armada, the duo that gave me one of my all time favourite tunes with At the River now return with their sixth album Black Light. Tom Findlay and Andy Cato take on some great vocal talents for this album released last month, including Brian Ferry, Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun, Will Young and Saint Saviour. But this track has caught my attention which features the velvet vocal tones of Jess Larrabee (She Keeps Bees). Ironically I think this tunes sounds more like Empire of the Sun than the tracks with Nick Littlemore on. The whole album is becoming a frequent listen on the ipod and will sink slowly into summer, the season when Groove Armada sounds best, just add blue sky and baking hot sunshine.

Like This? Try: She Keeps Bees, Empire of the Sun, Zero 7, Röyksopp

Official Site, Buy Black Light on iTunes, She Keeps Bees Website

Categories: Chill, Electronic
Mar 7th, 2010 21:34pm

House with a twist of lemon from Stefano Miele, aka Riva Starr. Following his very successful remixes comes If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade, his new album (released in January 2010) - full of eclectic dancefloor fillers. I Was Drunk takes inspiration from the Balkan music scene with the distinctive gypsy brass and skanking beats.

The album Stefano described as Mezcla, a universal Spanish word that’s used to describe a mixture of different things that seems to aptly apply to Stef’s music with his World influences and eclectic beats. Check out his album for the full ‘Mezcla’ experience. 

Like This? Try: Jesse Rose, Balkan Beat Box, Mahala Raï Banda, Shantel

Buy the album on iTunes, Riva Starr's place in MySpace

Categories: Electronic, House, World
Mar 7th, 2010 11:58am

Marvin Gaye never sounded so good, this is a cheeky mash-up from Al Fingers of Marvin's classic tune with the old reggae standard, Johnny Osbourne's Truth and Rights. As the sun is starting to shine at the end of a long hard winter, we need some feel good vibes to soak up the rays and warm your soul. A magic combination that works so well, many will say it's a sacrilege to mess with the great soul master, but hey if it sounds this good who gives a shit. Go to Al Fingers website for some more excellent mash-ups and mixtapes here.

Marvin's original on iTunes

Like This? Try: More Marin Gaye, Johnny Osbourne, Burning Spear, The Heptones, The Mighty Diamonds

Categories: Reggae, Remix, Soul