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Kavinsky “Nightcall” EP + Limited Edition Picture Disc Contest

Kavinsky strikes back this March with his Nightcall EP with quite a star-studded electro cast. His Zombie-self with production duties held by the one and only Guy-Man Homem-Christo and mixing duties by SebastiAn. Also featuring vox from CSS’ Lovefoxxx. Then throw in a mysterious Asian remixer, Dustin Nguyen, the famed actor from 21 Jump Street as well as a 9 min epic remix from the one and only Jackson of Jackson & His Computer Band as well as a smooth night burner of a remix by Breakbot and then BAM – an epic comeback for one of the French Electro royalty. Nothing too banger or absurd – just quality electronic music made by a few Frenchies. Check out the track “Pacific Coast Highway” on Soundcloud.

Limited Edition Picture Disc Contest
Win a copy of the limited 500 pressing Picture Disc of Kavinsky “Nightcall EP” or Pre-order it here. Winner will be picked Friday 3.12.2010!

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Blank Spaces -/-

-/- or Blank Spaces could be music that someone found on a lost cassette from the 80s. Everything about the vibe and aesthetic just feels like it is a demo tape of some lost 80s UK band. “The Great Shark Hunt” totally reminds me of Human League and Yazoo meets New Order, with its sequenced synth line and the chorus FX on the bass that comes in during the chorus and the little solo at the end.

A few words from Blank Spaces about “The Great Shark Hunt”:

The EDP Wasp is the backbone of the track and everything else plays in time with that. It’s about losing trust in someone who was supposed to look out for you and lyrically its inspired by Hunter S. Thompson and his rants of crooked politicians.

-/- The Great Shark Hunt

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Foals x Mount Kimbie

I was never a huge fan of Foals and their post/math-rock sound, with their angular guitars and syncopated rhythms and the singer’s almost shrill voice. But this new single “Spanish Sahara” is a gorgeous and well written tune that is a bigger and better step for the band. The accompanying video is an epic/sad video that reminds me of something Sigur Ros/Explosions in The Sky would create. Check out this remix of the new single by Mount Kimbie who turns the track into a warm haunting electronic tune, doing what Mount Kimbie does best, looking forward to Mount Kimbie’s album coming out later this year.

Foals – Spanish Sahara (Mount Kimbie Remix)

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Ali Love x Luca C. & Brigante

Luca C. & Brigante take on a frequent collaborator and friend, Ali Love’s latest single “Love Harder” with their slowburner disco take on the original. Be on the look out for Luca C. & Brigante’s remix of Classixx “I’ll Get You” – it’s already up on their myspace.

Ali Love – Love Harder (Luca C. & Birgante Illegal Mix)

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Pink Stallone x Joey Washington x Eddie Mars x Vietcong Disco

Via Jules

Pink Stallone the disco revivalist from the NY Tri-State area have teamed up with Eddie Mar of Vietcong Disco. A collaboration that was facilitated by the blog – Eddie told me that he discovered Pink Stallone on Asian Dan and then contacted them and began working tunes together. You heard it first, blog magic happening IRL! This is the first product of this collab featuring 90s House vocalist Joey Washington. This is some funky, stuff that doesn’t come off as a novelty thing. Looking forward to what else comes from this collaboration.

Pink Stallone – Phase One [Dub Demo]

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Tiga x Chromeo

A little Montreal on Montreal action between Tiga and the Chromeo boys. Dave 1 and P-Thugg transform this banger for a tune into a smooth pop tune that seduces the dance floor instead of destroy it. A nice little treat from some Canadians – hats off to all you Canucks for proving that you really do rule the winter world.

Download: Tiga – What You Need (Chromeo Remix)

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