Van She Tech returns with a series of bootleg banger remixes of some of their fav tunes. First up is CeCe Peniston’s “Finally” mashed up with Daft Punk’s “Aerodynamite” – one of my fav Daft Punk B-sides. An overall super fun Bootleg Banger of an edit. For all of you lucky enough to be in Aussie this weekend, Van She Tech shall be DJing at the Splendour Festival and apparently will be dropping the next Van She single off their upcoming sophomore album.
July 13 marked the day Hey Champ released their sonic baby into the world – “Star”. A synth rock album with an emphasis on the rock. All the blog favorites are on the album, Cold Dust Girl and Neverest but my personal favorite is the title track “Star”. It is a lofty synth pop song that reminds of Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Out” meets ELO and the Buggles. Star feels like a galactic theme song for a Japanese space cowboy. Download and listen below…
Hilariously creepy new video for Chromeo’s “Don’t Turn the Lights On” where everyone is literally black-faced
The NYC production duo The Knocks of Heavy Roc Music, recently released their newest single “Make It Better” through Neon Gold Records – a 7″ featuring a remix from the mysterious Emil & Friends. This is the first production/remix from Emil & Co that has surfaced on da web these past few blog years. It is a remix that clocks in under the 2 minute mark and is a heavy schizo-funk track full of synth stabs and chunky filtered bass that would make Bootsy Collins and the Parliament proud. I wonder what Mr. Emil has in store for the world…
Mount Kimbie recently played at the Belgian festival, 10 Days Off showcasing new tracks from their fantastic album, “Crooks & Lovers”. This live performance is part DJ set meets live electronics with guitar- a very tasteful and delicate way of bringing their gorgeous music to a live environment. I will definitely be at their Brooklyn show, check out their North American tour dates here.
Download “Field” here.
Yacht House pioneers Holy Ghost! release a very experimental, public access television, VHS shot video for their track “I Know, I Hear” featuring Chairlift’s lovely, Caroline Polachek. Catch Holy Ghost! on tour with Chromeo now in North America.
Active Child get the 90s Balearic Disco treatment by Classixx. Sparkling RnB chords fall over Active Child’s emotionally charged falsetto creating the one of the most emotional summer jams of the year.
Download @ RCRDL : Active Child – When Your Love is Safe (Classixx Remix)
WHAT?! Total mind explosion as Mr. Tom Jenkinson aka Squarepusher, one of my top 3 bassists of all time is about to release a new project through Ed Banger Records. A big and legitimate step for Ed Banger as they continue their quest to prove they are more than side-chained compression and square waves. Shobaleader One is out at the end of August and will also a feature a remix by Mr. Oizo (?!). I am quite excited for this new found collaboration.