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Step in to the Neoloop, have a look and listen!

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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Happy listening!


Email: neo@neoloop.com
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Mar 31st, 2011 01:00am

Slow silky jam strolls along without a care in the world, Plastic Plates takes on Body Language's Social Studies. A quirky little tune with soulful pop harmonies to start with, Plastic Plates adds a seductively hypnotic beat and takes the sound into wonderland. You just can't resist hitting the repeat button. Brooklyn pop kids Body Language have got lots of material on bodylanguage.bandcamp.com click here.

There is more info on the band on their Facebook page than anywhere else.

Their original music was born from weekly dance party remixes crafted by Grant Wheeler and Matt Young, and graced by the soul stylings of Ms. Angelica Bess. Check out the bands place in MySpace here.

LA based Plastic Plates is the drummer for Sia and Sam Sparro and has done some dam good remixes too, get over to his Soundcloud for a full history here.


Categories: Electronic
Mar 30th, 2011 01:08am

Keep the sunshine coming, here's a delightfully smouldering slice of feel good music from New Yorker Drew Lustman, aka FaltyDL. Taken from the just released LP - You Stand Uncertain. The 2 Step swing of Brazil is just to short at under three and a half minutes. Good job he's made a whole albums worth of sophisticated music then, stepping over from dubstep to deep house to drum and bass with sprinkles of jazz stylings and old school samples. It's Fucking excellent! Recommended!

Buy it on iTunes, FaltyDL MySpace



Categories: Chill, Electronic
Mar 29th, 2011 01:07am

In the mood for a bit of Mayer…?

Summer soulful vibes continued!

Probably my favourite track from Mayer Hawthorne's 2009 album A Strange Arrangement. Coming on all Smokey Robinson. This album is full of tunes, Green Eyed Love, Your Easy loving' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin', Just Ain't Gonna Work Out. If you ain't got it, you gotta get it, timeless easy soul for a sunny day. Highly Recommended.

buy it on iTunes

An unlikely looking soul singer, perhaps...


Categories: Soul
Mar 28th, 2011 00:30am

Welcome a bit of sunshine in your life for the first day of British Summer time today with some superb Psychedelic soul. A kaleidoscopic guitar riff with hazy summertime vocals combine to create a blissful chilled out tune they call Legend In My Own Mind. An old, but great tune!

Connecticut trio the Stepkids are signed to Stones Throw also home to other great nu-soul act like Aloe Blacc and Mayer Hawthorne.

Like this? Try: Aloe Blacc, Mayer Hawthorne, The Temptations

Categories: Soul
Mar 27th, 2011 01:24am

I started digging out some old Lee Hazlewood tunes after listening to Kurt Vile, this one is a bit of a classic taken from Nancy & Lee's first album together. Recorded in 1968. The husky-voiced, country-and-western-inspired Hazlewood wrote and dueted on many of Nancy Sinatra's albums including her biggest hit These boots are made for walking. Summer Wine (originally the B-side of Sugar Town) sounds like the cross between spaggetti western and a James Bond soundtrack.

Like this? Try: Richard Hawley, Nick Lowe, Johnny Cash, Bill Callahan

Categories: Easy Listening
Mar 23rd, 2011 00:40am

Currently enjoying the new Kurt Vile album - Smoke Ring For My Halo.

In My Time has a nice easy summer shimmer going on, and there's a shade of The Stone Roses about this, other tunes on the album sound like old Lee Hazlewood, the Philadelphia folk-rocker's voice is very similar. A great album well worth a good listen. Recommended.


Categories: Alternative, Folk
Mar 16th, 2011 23:41pm
She Wants is the first single from Metronomy's forthcoming third album, The English Riviera. After a few listens of this I'm hooked, just like their previous album it retains that twisted electro-pop sound that Metronomy do so well. 2008'sNights Out was a slow burning success and a great album that still get a good airing at neoloop today. Looking forward to the new long player which drops 11th April, Metronomy tour the UK throughout April.

More info on the band here., Cover by the quintessentially English designer John Gorham...

Categories: Electronic
Mar 13th, 2011 23:37pm

Just discovered La Femme and their excellent EP Le Podium #1

The Paris-based lo-fi surf rockers realised their debut EP at the end of last year, La Femme Ressort (The She Spring) is an eerie tune, reminds me of the Twin Peaks soundtrack. French new wave pop with a sassy edge, the lo-fi production adds to the dark and mysterious sound.

Listen to the rest on their MySpace page.Buy it on iTunes

Categories: French, Lo-Fi, Pop, Psychedelic
Mar 12th, 2011 21:28pm

A nice slab of funk to get you grooving, Street Dance is the opening track of Let's Do It Again, the 1972 album from New York's finest funk band. The Fatback band is the brainchild of Bill Curtis, this tune bares all the hallmarks that established The Fatback band as one of the most influential funk outfits of the 70's. They are still going have noted up some 35 albums worth of funk. Terje has done a great edit that stays loyal to the original but I love the rawness of the original cut. I have fond memories see the band live during the eighties, and they just keep on keeping on.

Official Fatback Band site

Categories: Funk
Mar 12th, 2011 19:02pm


He was groovin' and that was when he coulda sworn the room was movin'

Here another classic from Gil Scott Heron, Angel Dust is from his 1978 album Secrets recorded with Brian Jackson. A story of the effects of Angel Dust and how it's a short-cut to the grave - 'God only knew why they was dustin'!'

Gil 70's output included some most influential music of that decade. Secrets is great album and often get overlooked for his more better known LP's such as Winter in America and Pieces of a Man. Secrets is well worth a spin if you like a bit 70's jazz fuck, Gil was the master.

Posted by Neo


Categories: Funk, Jazz, Soul
Mar 6th, 2011 23:21pm

My Cloud is my new favourite track from Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx We're New Here album. This completely captivating track was initially recorded for but not included on the initial album I'm New Here. A rare moment of Gil's pure raw soul singing backed with Jamie Smith's lush instrumentation, doing his best impression of Four Tets finest moments. The American poet and jazz singer made a memorable comeback with I’m New Here in 2010 his first of original material in 16 years and ended up in most album of the year charts (Neoloop's included). Jamie Smith the man who cultivated the sound of the xx's eponymous debut composes exceptional remakes of the original recordings sampling older Scott-Heron songs and works them into these newer songs.

I can tell you now that this will feature in the 2011 alum of the year charts all over.

Buy it from the source here

Categories: Electronic, Remix
Mar 6th, 2011 21:57pm

The happiest song of the year so far goes to Bibio, K Is For Kelson has the brightest groove with bursts of colour and quirky synths. Reminds you of those kitsch 60's tunes that John Barry used to do. Hear it in the morning and your'll be whistling it all day! 

Stephen Wilkinson, aka Bibio releases a new album Mind Bokeh on April 4th in Europe, Bibio explains the background of the name: “Bokeh is the out of focus region of a photograph. It's not a quantifiable thing, but photographers and lens manufacturers are obsessed with it. In Japanese it means “haze”, “blur”, or even “dementia”. I called the album Mind Bokeh because I'm interested in the effect of defocussing your mind, whether through meditation, chemicals or whatever – it's a state of mind quite alien to Westerners.”

The anticipated follow up to his celebrated first album for Warp in 2009, Ambivalence Avenue, One of neoloop's 2009 albums of the year.

Bibio's place in MySpace, get the lowdown on Bibio at Warp

Categories: Chill, Electronic
Mar 6th, 2011 21:32pm

Another excellent tune from Jamie Woon, following on from brilliant Night Air. Woon's choice of beats really set him apart from the mainstream. I keep hearing Lady Luck out and about and every time I'm hooked by the catchy rhythm. Woon's soulful voice has unique clarity and sound a little like Terence Trent D'Arby at times. Jamie will be releasing his debut album on 4th April and will be playing Shepherds Bush Empire on Thursday 9 June.

Buy it on iTunes, More news on Jamie go to his website

Categories: Dubstep, Soul
Mar 4th, 2011 00:05am

Two years since Fleet Foxes released their debut self-titled album to massive critical acclaim they will release their second effort in May, this track Helplessness Blues is the title track and has been available on the web for some time now. Will the new LP be up to the same standards as their debut? 

This track is certainly encouraging, it has all the right ingredients for a classic Fleet tune. The soaring harmonies that make this band truly magnificent are all in tact. I keep coming back to this track and it gets better and better with more familiarity. Looking forward to the album. Interesting illustration on the cover...

Helplessness Blues will come out May 3rd via Sub Pop

Fleet Foxes website


Mar 3rd, 2011 00:33am

Epic atmospherics from Nicolas Jaar, Too Many Kids Finding Rain In The Dust is from his debut long player - Space Is Only Noise. 14 downtempo concertos make-up an experimental and chilled out composition. The percussion samples organic sounds and voices to make up complex trip-hoppers. Keep it There is reminiscent of Matias Aguayo with it's slowed down looped voices. It's a lot more chilled than his previous house grooves for Wolf+Lamb.

Space Is Only Noise is a tour de force with few modern equals, and a great sign of things to come from one of electronic music’s most exciting producers.

Released by: Circus Company

Buy it on iTunes, MySpace


Categories: Chill, Electronic