Monthly Archives: December 2011

Martin Solveig’s Radio Smash Mixtape Annual 2011

Just in time to celebrate the New Year! Martin Solveig has unleashed a monster Mixtape filled with what he calls “La crème de la crème of 2011″ and to be expected it’s filled with some amazing tracks…definitely a must have for anyone who’s planing to bring in the new year dancing there asses off!  Check out the track list and grab a copy below!

Tracklist

“La crème de la crème” of 2011 + a few out of context classics.

Phoenix vs Madonna “Music like a sunset (MS edit).
Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, NERVO “The way we see the world”.
Surkin “Ultra light”.
Duck Sauce “Big Bad Wolf (Dada Life remix)”.
Martin Solveig “Big in Japan (Les Bros remix)” vs Busta Rhymes touch it acap.
Bingo Players “Rattle”.
Dj Mehdi “Signatune (Thomas Bangalter edit)”.
Nero “Crush on you (Brodinski vs Knife Party remix)”.
Porter Robinson vs Missy Elliot “100% in the bitch (MS Edit)”.
Dillon Francis vs Gwen Stefany “Masta Hollaback Blasta (MS Edit)”.
Azealia Banks “212”.
Justice “Newlands (Blisters Boys remix)”.
Kaskade & Skrillex “Lick it”.
Porter Robinson “Unison”.
Skream “Anticipate feat. Sam Frank (Netsky Remix)”.
Dirty South & Thomas Gold “Alive feat. Kate Elsworth”
Alesso & Sebastian Ingrosso “Calling”.
Martin Solveig “The Night Out” vs Kanye West Love lockdown acapella.
Deadmau5 feat Sofi “Raise your weapons (Madeon remix)”.
La Roux “in for the kill (skrillex remix)”.
Knife Party “Fire Hive”.
Talay Riley “Sergeant Smash (Roksonix Remix)”.
// note : from there it’s not that much 2011, actually so one or 2 years ago but who gives a…//.
Doctor P Flux Pavillion “Watch out”.
Bloody Beetroots feat Cool Kid “Awesome”.
Franz Ferdinand “Do You Want to (Erol Alkan’s Glam Racket)” MS Edit.
// and now we’re back on track.
Zedd “Slam the door”.
Coldplay “Paradise (Fedde Legrand remix)”.
Lana del Rey “Blue jeans (PatrickReza remix).

 

Kelis – Anything Like You Feat. Will.I.Am – New Track

A new Kelis track has emerged! Though is not quite clear if “Anything Like You” is a new or an unreleased demo track from her outstanding 2010 dance album Flesh Tone; Or if its a buzz track for her upcoming new album arriving early next year.

Regardless, this laid-back groovy track is simply hot!

Take a listen!

Let me know what what do yo guys think of the new track?!!

The Storm – My Crown (Official Video)

I’m officially obsessed! Check out Denmark’s electro\pop\rock duo The Storm (husband and wife Johan Wohlert and Pernille Rosendahl) and their latest single and video for “My Crown” taken from the band’s 3rd album Rebel Against Yourself.  Thought “My Crown” might have some rock traces it’s a full blown inescapable ABBA-esque style pop song!

Take a listen!

The Storm (Facebook)

PS. And how crazy amazing is their previous track Lost In The Fire?!! SO GOOD!!!

Flight Facilities – Foreign Language (Video Premiere)

A while back I introduced you to Aussie duo Flight Facilities and their deliciously groovy track “Foreign Language”. The track has a disco sound with an R&B vibe thanks in part to guest vocalist Jess Higgs. Well, the boys have officially released a video to accompany that incredible track and its a great one!!

The retro style video recalls those campy 70’s and early 80’s s cop shows like Hawaii Five 0 and Charlies Angels.

Check it out!

Flight Facilities (iTunes)

More on Flight Facilities  on a previous post here

James Blake: ‘A Case Of You’ – Official Video

James Blake has released the video that accompanies his beautiful rendition of Joni Mitchells ‘A Case of You’.

Shot in London last week, it was directed by film-maker Seb Edwards and features his first choice actress for the role Rebecca Hall (The Prestige / Vicky, Cristina Barcelona / Frost/Nixon). It turns out she’s both a fan of Joni Mitchell and particularly James’s version so jumped at the chance to be involved.

The track originally formed part of James’s first “Maida Vale Sessions” for Radio 1 and was more recently added to his ‘Enough Thunder’ EP as well as the deluxe edition of his self-titled debut album. All of which are available now.

James Blake (iTunes) (Enough Thunder EP)

BEST ALBUMS OF 2011

Here are my top picks for “Best Albums Of 2011

 

25. Theophilus LondonTimez Are Weird These Days

Brooklyn based rapper Theophilus London delivers a pop friendly debut by perfectly mixing 80’s inspired electro beats and dance music with his own dose of NYC rhyme and swag. The first 3 tracks will have you hooked in seconds. A must album if you need a little gansta fix. (iTunes)

24. Chris BrownF.A.M.E

With it’s perfect balance of R&B bedroom ballads and dance-floor thumpers, Chris Brown hits it out of the park with this great comeback record. (iTunes)

23. GIRL IN A COMAExist & All The Rest

Pop-Rock at is best. Dabbing into pop and 80’s style Brit-Rock, the girl-trio delivers their most pop-friendly record to date. If you are fan of The Smiths and Morrissey then you must listen to this record! (iTunes)

22. Wynter GordonWith The Music I Die

In the sea of pop starlets, Wynter Gordon appeared out of nowhere and managed to stand-out brightly with an instantly addictive, unapologetic, guilt free pop record. Sadly, only the EP is available on iTunes. Find the full album! (iTunes)

21. RihannaTalk That Talk

Sexy, raunchy and simply naughty. Rihanna pushes the boundaries of pop music with this record. She manages to get away with it with style and candidly rolls it all together with “Cockiness and Persuasion” (iTunes)

20. KATY B – On A Mission

Dub-Step is not an easy animal to tame, but London’s Katy B and her production team notably succeed by merging the genre with suave hip-hop beats, R&B vocals and plenty of pop friendly tunes. A star is born. (iTunes)

19.The DøBoth Ways Open Jaws

When I introduced you to this French-Finnish duo I recall describing their album as “one of the best albums you haven’t heard” Hopefully, that’s not true anymore. I hope some of you listen and took a chance on this phenomenal record. The album mixes indie-rock with electro-pop. The band’s use of organic instruments like horns and strings make this record among the most originals out there. Get this record! (iTunes)

18. Lady GagaBorn This Way

I hate the album cover and every over-produced, nonsensical, self-indulgent music video she has released so far off this record; but I love every song on the album! Lots of 80’s pop-rock influences and plenty of catchy, electronic pop gems that simply demonstrate that Gaga’s music can outshine her extravagant sense of Art and Style. Big props to Gaga for making the saxophone cool again. Great record. (iTunes)

17. NEW LOOK(Self-titled)

There is no formula for making music feel classic or timeless; but this Canadian duo managed to almost achieve that with their self-titled debut. Sonically, is one of most beautiful electronics albums I’ve heard in a long time. It’s dreamy soundscapes and Sarah Ruba’s beautiful lush vocals make this a stunning debut. (Amazon)

16. Beyonce4

In my opinion Beyonce has never sounded better than in this, her 4th record. “4” focuses solely on Beyonce’s voice. The results turn out to be one of her best efforts. One can literately feel her every emotion in every note and breath she takes. She reaches Diana Ross DIVA like status with this record. Aside from Adele’s ’21,’ this makes for one amazing break-up album. (iTunes)

15. Florence + The MachineCeremonials

Did anyone have any doubt in their minds that Florence Welch‘s sophomore record would be anything less than amazing?! (iTunes)

14. Little DragonRitual Union

So much to love about this record! Sweden’s Little Dragon re-introduces early 90’s trip-hop music with a laid back, neo-soul rhythmic vibe. Yukimi Nagano‘s sensuous vocals contemplate the electronic island-tinged music on this record beautifully. (iTunes)

13. SBTRKT(Self-titled)

Incredible debut by producer Aaron Jerome aka SBTRKT. Amazing guest vocals. Melodic dub-step and Drum & Bass with undeniably groovy pop moments. A must have album! (iTunes)

12. AUSTRAFeel It Break

Katie Stelmanis’ haunting witchery voice in the tracks “Loose it” and “Beat And The Pulse” completely seduced me into a state of hypnosis. It’s synth driven arrangements and ethereal sound will transport you to a gorgeous dark fairytale. Dim the lights, light-up a candle and be spellbound. (iTunes)

11. The Sound Of ArrowsVoyage

A gorgeous, dreamy, uplifting, and melodic space-odyssey by the talented Swedish electro-pop duo. (iTunes)

10.EMIKA (Self-titled)

Emika’s debut-album mixes dubstep, electronica with classical-piano over haunting vocals and magnetic electro-charged basslines. The record has a gloomy atmospheric vibe with dark lyrics that at times sent chills down my spine— it’s minimalist alluring sound, along with Emika’s darkly enigmatic vocals will seduce and thrill you at the same time. This one is a beautiful haunting. Must own! (iTunes)

9. JESSICA 6See The Light

Nomi Ruiz‘s smokey sensual voice stands out greatly here. She beautifully complements the album’s nightlife, sexcapades and love stories to the beat of Soul, Disco, House and R&B to perfection. An absolute must have album. (iTunes)

8. SEBASTIANTOTAL

This album has everything I loved from Justice‘s debut album– screeching guitars, high-energy raw sounds, but with Sebastian’s own unique take on french-electro and disco. A great dance record. Check out M.I.A‘s guest spot on the track “CTFO” (Chill the fuck out) It’s brilliant. (iTunes)

7. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

With it’s combination of retro throwback beats, 80’s style Synth and grandiose electronic orchestry, team M83 manages to make almost every track on this record play like an arena sized anthem. This album is simply EPIC. (iTunes)

6. MonarchyAround The Sun

Sweet electro-pop perfection! Catchy hooks and synth driven melodies make almost every track on this record shine on its own. A complete guilty pleasure. (iTunes)

5. Azari & III(Self-titled)

One of the best albums released this year period. Azari & III’s debut is a dance record that holds no prisoners. It’s vocal swag, driving bass lines and intoxicating house groove will having you dancing within minutes. Funk has never sounded so good. (Amazon)

4.The WeekndHouse Of Balloons

Lyrically, this album is overtly sexualized. It’s about sex, drugs and women. But surprisingly, the album doesn’t sound cheap or distasteful at all. And that’s due to it’s atmospheric production, smoky R&B electronic vibe and to Abel Tesfaye‘s incredible smooth vocals. (Free Download)

3.James Blake(self-titled)

James Blake‘s minimalist, atmospheric and spooky debut made me fall in love with electronic music all over again. Where other artists use a vocoder as a cheap trick, Blake uses it to invoke passion and yearning to his voice; in the process discovering that technology too, can have a soul. I SIMPLY LOVE THIS RECORD! “Limit To Your Love” and “The Wilhelm Scream” are masterpieces. I tear-up every time I play them. (iTunes)

2. Adele21

Unquestionably one of the best break-up albums EVER! Adele’s powerful voice reaches everyone’s heart and soul with every single song on this record. (iTunes)

1. PJ HarveyLet England Shake

I’m a huge PJ Harvey fan. I’ve seen PJ live in concert about 10 times and I’ve been following her career from the very beginning. I respect and adore her body of work. To me, PJ Harvey embodies true musical artistry. She is a rock star, a musician, a writer, a producer, a singer and a performer. And nothing can showcase that artistry better than “Let England Shake” the musical love letter to her homeland, England. This albums is PJ best work since “Stories From The City” and fully embraces the organic instrumentation (piano, harps etc.) and poetry she dabbled with during her seventh album “White Chalk”.  This is one of Harvey’s best records. Is masterful in every possible way. (iTunes)

 

*The records below didn’t quite make it into my list of 25 but should be considered*

26 – The RaptureIn The Grace OF Your Love

27 – Wolfram – (Self-titled)

28 -Friendly FiresPALA

29 – YuksekLiving On the Edge of Time

30 – Kelly RowlandHere I Am

[GIVEAWAY] The Good Natured – Concert Tickets + ‘Skeleton’ Vinyl EP

 

CLOSED. A WINNER WAS CHOSEN.

 

“Skeleton” Vinyl EP + NYC Concert Tickets

NuWavePony is turning 1! Woohoo! to celebrate the occasion we are giving away a pair of tickets (two) to see one of the best electro-pop bands to emerge this year, The Good Natured! One lucky winner will receive two tickets (Must be 21 & up) for The Good Natured‘s upcoming LIVE concert show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge on January 16th! The winner will also receive a 10″ Vinyl copy of The Good Natured‘s outstanding Skeleton EP!

To Enter, all you have to do is:

1- “Like” NuWavePony on Facebook  and under this Giveaway post, leave the following comment:    @NuWavePony I want to see “The Good Natured” LIVE in NYC!

2 – “Follow” NuWavePony on Twitter. And tweet the following phrase

  @NuWavePony I want to see “The Good Natured” LIVE in NYC! http://bit.ly/tZzHRZ

That’s All!

One lucky winner will be chosen at random and notified via our Facebook page and twitter on Monday, December 26th.

The band is embarking on their first ever U.S. Tour so be sure to check here for more tour dates.

The Good Natured  (iTunes) (Amazon) (Facebook)

The Good Natured – Remixes by The Good Natured

The Slips – Downtown Featuring Phrase

One of our favorite acts this year, The Slips (David Treahearn and Rob Haggett) whom recently singed with EMI Australia have joined forces with Aussie hip-hop artist Phrase to bring us a sick collabo called “Downtown”. This new club ready, fist pumping, high energy track has one purpose in mind; to get us jumping on the dance floor!

“Downtown” is as impressive as their dance remixes for The XX, Crystal Fighters, Kymbra, Ellie Goulding, Kylie, LCD Soundsystem and Bjork—  maybe better! Looks like The Slips have winning dance number on their hands.

Be sure to add this one to your next playlist!

Now, there’s only one way to play “Downtown”, and that’s LOUD! so turn it UP!

Check it!

“Downtown” is availabel now via iTunes!

more of The Slips on a previous post here

 

The Slips (Site) (Facebook) (SoundCloud) (iTunes)

Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love (Official Video)

From one of the best debut albums released this year, Azari & III‘s official video for the funky, groovy and none stop house jam “Reckless With Your Love” has finally arrive!

FUNK! RECKLESS! SWAGGGG!

Check it!

“Reckless with your love,You just Give it up. Fearless with your life, But no-one can you trust. Reckless with your love, You Just Give it away. Fearless with your life, Living day to day”

Azari & III  (Grab the album here!)

Reckless (With Your Love) from The Glitoris on Vimeo.

Azari & III – Reckless (Tiga Remix) by Rec Room

14 Reckless With Your Love (Tensnake by eajacobs