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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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Oct 31st, 2010 18:53pm

Any excuse to put up some Sebastian Tellier, listening to Darkstar track Dear Heartbeat below reminded me of this tune from Sebastian's Sexuality LP - His third studio album which was produced by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk, a classic album that I never get bored of. 

Sebastians's done a few classics in his time including the seminal orchestrated hit La Ritournelle and his Eurovision entry Divine. Born in 1975 in Paris the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is currently signed to Record Makers, a French independent record label. He sings in English, French and Italian.

Check out all his albums, cool stuff!

Like This? Try: Bertrand Bergalat, Yuksek, Etienne de Crécy

Official site, buy on iTunes


Oct 29th, 2010 00:01am

Love this track right now. Darkstar, the dubstep band of lead singer James Buttery joining production/writing team of James Young and Aiden Ahalley. Best known for the previous downtempo dub tune Aidy's girl is a computer, but this album is nothing much like that although it is included. The rest of the selection is a much more sophisticated affair with lush harmonies, gentle piano flourishes and elegant guitars. Sounding like a dubstep version of Sebastian Tellier with squelches and glitches. Dear Heartbeat reminds me of Sebastian Telliers Roche (From Sexuality LP), a beautifully tender tune with a chilling organ. Gold is an outstanding track, a reworking of The Human Leagues' You Remind Me of Gold. (from the Mirror Man EP) Dark tunes for a late night. RECOMMENDED

Like this? try: Sebastian Tellier, Flying Lotus, Floating Points, James Blake, Joy Orbison

Buy on iTunes

Categories: Dubstep, Electronic
Oct 28th, 2010 23:41pm

Great new material from Swedish singer Lykke Li, out on 1st November on 7" Inch vinyl. A pounding drum beat with so much energy, this rocks! Lykke's voice is as mesmerising as ever singing the dark lyrics - Like the shotgun needs an outcome, I'm your prostitute your goin' get some. This is available together with the B-side Paris Blue as a free download from Lykke Li's website.(Click Here) She states If you love it, feel free to spread it among Friends and Lovers! You can also order the tiny shiny vinyl from Rough Trade store in UK.

Official site, Rough Trade

Oct 28th, 2010 23:33pm

Following Matthew Dear's remix of The xx's VCR, this week see's the release of a new remix of VCR by Four Tet. It seems there is plenty of life yet in the revered Mercury winners seminal debut. The xx original album track is barely recognisable but for the hushed tones of Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft plus bursts of Jamie Smith’s xylophone fluttering in and out the hypnotic groove of Four Tet's organic percussion. While it feels somewhat unnecessary for another remix, this is quickly dismissed as you get totally captivated by Hebden's reworking that breathes new life into an already stunning piece of music. 

The xx and Four Tet together - It's a blinder!

Buy it on iTunes


Oct 25th, 2010 23:56pm

Continuing the Matthew Dear connection below, the original of this track is from his previous LP Asa Breed (2007). Four Tet adds the extra percussion in this remix which is still sounding good 3 years later. Also released on May 8, 2007 on Ghostly International Records as a single. It was released on 10" and digital formats only, and both versions feature a remix of the song by Four Tet. Both Asa Breed and his new LP Black City are well worth checking.

Buy the Black edition of Asa Breed on iTunes, Official Site

Categories: Electronic, Remix
Oct 16th, 2010 15:51pm

Two of Neoloop's favourite artist combine on this excellent remix by Matthew Dear of the The XX's VCR. With all the recent publicity The XX have gained from their Mercury Award for the brilliant debut and Matthew Dears latest album Black City still dominating the speakers here at Neoloop I dug out this remix that came out back in January. I never posted it up back then (kinda thought I did) but it's an amazing mix so if you didn't hear it then, sit back and relax in the beauty of it all. It could almost be a lost track from Matthew Dear's Black City (With a guest xx vocal of course) I love it.

Oct 16th, 2010 01:25am

This odd little ditty reminds me a lot of the Stereolab sound but with a chinese vocal and groovy pop kitsch. Love to know what she is singing about. This features on a compilation album called Expo (A compilation of independent Chinese electronic artists) presented by The Shanghai Restoration Project, a US based group renowned for its fusion of Chinese instrumentation with hip-hop and electronica and Neocha (leading online community of independent Chinese musicians and artists)

Buy it on iTunes

Categories: Electronic, Pop, World
Oct 16th, 2010 00:50am

Good to hear new sounds from the superb Stereolab, and this doesn't disappoint with their familiar quirky sound. This tune is unmistakably Stereolab taking in all the usual influences 1970s krautrock, lounge, 1960s pop, and experimental pop music. Lætitia Sadier vocals sounds as good as ever. The band will release Not Music, a collection of unreleased material recorded at the same time as their last album Chemical Chords back in 2007. Released scheduled in for November 15, 2010. the album features two remixes by atlas sound and emperor machine. Any new material is good, and if it's all this good then we are in for a treat!

Like this? Try: Stereo Total, Pizzicato 5, Ladytron

Pre-order at Rough trade, Pre-order on iTunes, Official site

Categories: Electronic, Leftfield, Pop
Oct 10th, 2010 15:22pm

RIP Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) died today.

Solomon Burke was born in Philadelphia in 1940, the King of Rock 'N' Soul celebrated his 70th birthday in March 2010. In 1964 he wrote and recorded Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, Burke's most prominent bid for an enduring soul standard. Almost immediately covered by The Rolling Stones the same year, other well-known versions include one by Wilson Pickett and another, a decade and a half later, in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. Big up respect to old great. RIP

Buy Soloman's work on iTunes

Categories: Soul
Oct 10th, 2010 02:38am

And now an interlude if you will… 

Quel Temps Fait-Il À Paris is the theme tune to the film Les Vacances de M. Hulot (1953) staring the French comedian Jacques Tati. Composed by Alain Romans, a French jazz composer most noted for scoring several of the films of comedian Jacques including Mon Oncle (1959). Available on the album - Extrait Des Bandes Originales Des Films De Jacques Tati.

Jacques Tati Films always had great poster designs, Les Vacances de M. Hulot is still the most striking, a true classic.


Oct 10th, 2010 02:36am

Three years on from their critically acclaimed Fancy Footwork, Dave-1 and P-Thugg have returned with Business Casual. Eighties electro funk is the order of the day, some of tunes on here sound like they were recorded in 1986, just with a modern production sheen. This is my fav track on it so far, Don’t Turn the Lights On (featured on the video game FIFA 11) It's all Hall and Oates for the 00's. Phillippe Zdar is behind the mixing desk working in some retro pop to the proceedings.

Buy it on iTunes

Like This? Try: Aeroplane, Giorgio Moroder, Hall & Oates

Categories: Disco, Electronic, Funk
Oct 10th, 2010 02:28am

Moody beatscapes from the increasingly popular UK producer James Blake; Klavierwerke is a refined and sombre transmission, a new four-track EP from one of the year’s biggest break-out stars. Klavierwerke translates to piano works in German. Blake's production is sublime.

Buy it on ITunes, MySpace page

Oct 10th, 2010 02:23am

Duck Sauce’s AKA Armand Van Helden and A-Trak's new monster club hit Barbra Streisand, a banging tune that just gets you dancing, sounds like Boney M with a house groove.

Check out the mad video for this featuring QuestlovePharrellChromeoVampire WeekendSantigoldYelawolfDiploDJ Premier, and Kanye West among others.

Oct 9th, 2010 02:20am

Matt Black and Jon More's (aka Coldcut) Ninja Tune label is twenty year old! To celebrate this milestone they have a released a 4xCD compilation of new stuff, new remixes of classic ninja cuts. There are some cracking tunes on this, this is a new one from the mighty Mr. Scruff & Kirsty Almeida, a superb piece of dirty funk dub.

Turn up the bass bins and feel the floor move.

Ninja Tune XX Official site, Buy it on Ninja Tune

Categories: Dub, Funk
Oct 9th, 2010 01:50am

Señorita bonita, Some seriously sexy funky beats going here, Freestyle Records released a new comp back in April - Fresh Out The Box: a selection of previously un-issued tracks that did not fit onto albums, or had been remixed but never quite found a home in the Freestyle release schedule. Lovingly compiled by Freestyle main man DJ Adrian Gibson. There are some rare gems on here. This a funky instrumental remix by the German duo of producers and DJs Ralf Droesemeyer & Mark Foh Wetzler AKA Mo' Horizons. It's Not surprising this was a lost track, they've done shit load of remixes!

Mo' Horizons in MySpace, but it on iTunes


Categories: Funk
Oct 8th, 2010 01:49am

Dubstep supergroup Artwork, Benga and Skream may have been accused of selling-out, but when the tunes are this good i don't give a shit. Katy B is a star on this tune. This remix version by Benga strips it back to the bare essentials.

A bit mainstream for neoloop? Nah! we just like good music, and this is whizzing up the charts!

Nice typography on the cover by Non-Format too!

Official site, Buy it on iTunes

Categories: Dubstep
Oct 8th, 2010 01:29am

Out this week Gonjasufi releases a remix LP of of his debut album A Sufi and A Killer that he made with Gaslamp Killer, titled The Caliph's Tea Party - Gonjasufi invites an eclectic array artists to re-imagine his own unique sound. A tall task for any accomplished remixer, however Gonjasufi pulls in a unique set of artists to reinterpret his songs. Mark Prichard, Brooklyn's Bear In Heaven and Oneohtrix Point Never, Young guns Shlomo and Jeremiah Jae, FaltyDL and neoloop favourite Bibio dismantle and rebuild the debut masterpiece.

When it works its pure dynamite, Bibio's remake of Candylane is a cool smoothed out soulful affair that builds into electro beat mash up, doubling the length of the original 2 minute version. Bear in Heaven take on Love of Reign and turn it into a different tune adding electro effects with a new indie edge. This track Stardustin' is transformed into a funky dance track five times longer than the original interlude version. It's another original record with plenty of different sounds to get your head around, perseverance will reap grand rewards. RECOMENDED

Place in MySpace, buy it on iTunes

Oct 8th, 2010 00:43am

Matthew Dear's latest LP is still on heavy rotation at neoloop. The single and epic track Little People (Black City) is the main staple of a great album, Black City, released via Ghostly. The single version features two remixes from UK producer Mark E. This is the Mark E remix, there is also a dub version. Although this is quite dubbed out anyway - I like the laid-back groove and cowbell loop of this version, and I'm also loving the abstract cover art for this single, so here's a big image to feast your eyes on...

Buy it on iTunes

Categories: Art, Chill, Dub, Electronic
Oct 7th, 2010 01:38am

My new favourite track from !!!'s (best known as chk chk chk) excellent latest LP - Strange Weather, isn't it?. If you like a bit of funk in your indie disco then look no further. And indeed their previous albums Louden up Now (2004) and Myth Takes (2007) are equally recommended.

!!! is composed of Mario Andreoni (guitar), Dan Gorman (horns/percussion/keys), Nic Offer (vocals), Tyler Pope (bass/various electronic devices), and Allan Wilson (horns/percussion/keys). Touring members include Shannon Funchess (vocals), Sean McGahan (various electronic devices/sound manipulation) and Paul Quattrone (drums). The band also shared membership with the similar, defunct group Out Hud (including Tyler Pope, who has played with LCD Soundsystem and written music for Cake)

On November 18, 2009, the band's former drummer Jerry Fuchs - who was also a member of Maserati, Turing Machine and The Juan MacLean - died after falling down an elevator shaft.

Official site, But it on iTunes

Like this? Try: Out Hud, Jamie Lidell, We Have Band, Yacht

Categories: Alternative, Funk
Oct 3rd, 2010 21:28pm

The best remix of this song in my opinion Yam Who's Cosmic Jam remix adds a seventies disco edge. Reminiscent of the 12" mix of Lipps Inc's Funky Town mashed with the intro to Barry Manilow's Copacabana - Yam Who builds on the already excellent original. A mellow groover that works well on the dancefloor and in the headphones alike.

See more Grace Jones below…

Oct 3rd, 2010 20:57pm

Grace Jones has made some classics in her time - the albums she made at Compass Point Studios are mint. 

Warm Leatherette (1980 her fourth studio album) was the first of three albums produced by Chris Blackwell at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas. With a backing band that consisted of Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare and Wally Badarou. This included re-imaginings of songs by The Pretenders - Private Life, Roxy Music - Love Is the Drug, Tom Petty - Breakdown, The Normal - Warm Leatherette and Smokey Robinson - The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game.

The rapid follow-up to Warm Leatherette was Nightclubbing (1981) which included covers of The Police - Demolition Man, Iggy Pop and David Bowie - Nightclubbing, Flash and the Pan - Walking in The Rain and Ástor Piazzolla - I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) and not forgetting her massive hit Pull Up to the Bumper co-written by Jones herself, Sly Dunbar, Dana Mano and Robbie Shakespeare.

Living My Life (1982) was the last of three albums she recorded at Compass Point Studios. This time around, Jones wrote or co-wrote every track on the album except for one, The Apple Stretching, which was originally written by Melvin Van Peebles. This cover of Johnny Cash's Ring Of Fire is a Demo from the Living My Life sessions that didn't make it on the album, but remains a unique take on a Johnny Cash classic.