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Nu Music: VÉRITÉ – “STRANGE ENOUGH” [Debut Single]

Listen to NYC songstress VÉRITÉ’s stunning debut called ‘Strange Enough’. Co-penned and produced by Elliot Jacobson, the track explores the emotional struggles of an ill-fated relationship. Cause I wanna fall, but every time you leave me down on the floor, picturing the ways we move, cause nothing ever stays the same”  VÉRITÉ  gently sings during the song’s soaring chorus. ‘Strange Enough’ is quite the introduction; musically, it recalls the early work of 90s pop singer Dido mixed with the shimmering, electropop magic of Ellie Goulding—a simply gorgeous mixture. Listen!

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ADI ULMANSKY feat. BORGORE – Was It You? [Official Video]

Producer\Singer-songwriter\rapper and all around baddest chic, Adi Ulmansky teams up with rapper Borgore for the trip-hop, R&B-tinged tune, “Was It You?” her latest single and video taken from the killer, Hurricane Girl EP.

In the video, a visually mesmerizing treat directed by Gal Muggia, we see Ulmansky in stunning blue-hair, analyzing the numbing phases of her relationship; “Just where you left me, Wait, was it I that left you? Oh god, my head is melting, It’s a hazy view”  she soulfully sings as the world around her fractures into (perfectly squared) pieces.

The standout track is the only vulnerable moment from the energetic Hurricane Girl  so we’re glad it received the video treatment. Although, we sort of knew it was coming. Adi revealed to us that it’s her favorite track from the EP in our interview with her last year (here).

Check out the video!

“Was It You?” is available now via iTunes, part of the Hurricane Girl EP

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Röyksopp & Robyn – “Do It Again” [Official Video]

Röyksopp & Robyn unveiled the official video for ‘Do It Again’ taken from the mini-album of the same name. The epic, black-and-white video was directed by Martin de Thurah who has directed videos for Kanye West and Fever Ray. The are some  intense cinematic moments here that feel inspired by Italian cinema. Primarily, the work of  Federico Fellini and\or Bernardo Bertolucci.

Martin de Thurah tells Dazed:  “The video was filmed over three days in four Mexican states – Mexico City, Vera Cruz, Puebla and Hidalgo.” “The stories we worked on and the world we created was much more interesting and captivating than just to focus on (the artists’) performance. I worked with the idea of ‘what is our heart’s desire?’ – and I realized that no one in the world truly gets to live out their passions. We are all under some construct, whether you’re an atheist living in Denmark or a gay person in Russia.”

Watch!

‘Do It Again’ is out now. Tour Dates below!

Röyksopp and Robyn 2014 Tour:
06-13 Barcelona, Spain – Sonar by Night
06-14 Aarhus, Denmark – Northside Festival
06-26 Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
06-28 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
06-29 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
07-17-20 Suffolk, England – Latitude Festival
07-18 Ferropolis, Germany – Melt! Festival
08-07-09 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West
08-08 Oslo, Norway – Øyafestivalen
08-15 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
08-20 New York, NY – Pier 97
08-21 Washington, VA – Filene Center at Wolf Trap
08-22 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Bat for Lashes – “Skin Song” [New Track]

Listen to Bat for Lashes’ gorgeous contribution to Body Of Songs, the music and science venture that brings together Britain’s most talented musicians and medical experts to create a collection of songs inspired by the organs of the human body.

Guided by medical experts including pathologists, neurologists and stem cell scientists; the artists where given lessons about individual parts of the anatomy and then asked them to create a song based on their chosen organ or body part. Below is “Skin Song,” Natasha Khan’s moving contribution to the project. “The song is from the perspective of an old lady looking back on her life through thoughts of the history in her skin.”

Although, Body Of Songs isn’t an entirely new idea; Bjork explored this subject with Medulla  and somewhat with Biophillia; I find the subject of Biology as an inspiration to create music simply fascinating—lyrically and musically, the results are always emotionally captivating. Take a listen!

Body Of Songs will feature songs by Ghostpoet and Goldie, amongst others. More details in the video below.

 

Netsky – “Running Low” Featuring Beth Ditto [Official Video]

DJ\Producer Boris Daenen aka Netsky and Beth Ditto of GOSSIP team up for “Running Low,” an energetic, drum & bass jam the mixes the trademark, bombastic beats of the Belgium producer and the haunting, passionate vocals of the fabulous, Ms. Ditto. Although, Ditto is not featured in the newly released video; is practically impossible not to imagine or feel her presence with those powerful vocals.

“Running Low” is the first glimpse of Netsky‘s new material from the upcoming, yet-untitled, third studio album scheduled to be drop later this year.

To get a free download of the Fred V & Grafix Remix of “Running Low” simply Shazam the official video to get your free download. Nice!

“Running Low” will be released on iTunes on August 24th.

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Indian Summer – “Shiner” Featuring Ginger & The Ghost

Australian production-duo Indian Summer comprised of Gabe Gleeson and Chevy Long are back with a brand new single, “Shiner.” “Shiner” is a bit of a departure from the duo’s typical, vibrant, electro-house productions; instead, the duo explores a darker territory using heavy house synth and thumping drums to create a truly diverse and unique sonic tale. Assisting on the track is the sumptuous vocals of Missy from Ginger & The Ghost. Her lush vocals sweetly glides throughout the song intensifying the magical experience of the track. We love it. Take a listen!

“Shiner” arrives today via Sweat It Out Music.

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Nu Music: Moko – “Your Love” [Official Video]

We fell in love with London-based singer/songwriter MOKO back in early 2013 by way of her gorgeous debut, Summon The Strength (which we raved about) and later with the intoxicating Honey Cocaine off her incredible, Black EP. Well, the beautiful songstress has return with the superb, “Your Love” a 90s-infused, dance jam that could possibly serve as a great follow-up to Robin S’ classic, “Show Me Love”!

In the video, Moko struts and dances alone in an empty warehouse to the vibrant, 90′s-house beats of the song; as her every move, epic braids and powerful vocals turns every empty room into her own glamorous stage. Basically, this is Moko’s “Pleasure Principle.” We love it!

“Your Love” is the lead track from MOKO’s upcoming Gold EP arriving on August 24th.

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JESSIE WARE – “Tough Love” [Official Video + Cyril Hahn Remix]

UK soul chanteuse JESSIE WARE releases the video for her brand new single “TOUGH LOVE” today. Directed by BRTHR, the dreamy video mirrors the confident allure of Jessie’s music and songwriting on every beautiful frame.

Watch the video and listen to Swedish producer Cyril Hahn’s phenomenal dance remix of the track below.

“Tough Love” is the first taster of Jessie’s upcoming yet-untitled sophomore album. The single will be available digitally on July 22.

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Nu Music: Allie X – “Bitch” [Official Video]

LA-based artist by way of Toronto, Allie X has gone from being a relatively unknown artist to a potential rising star; all within a very short period of time.

She landed on earth from planet X (I just made that up) back in February with the electropop tune, “Catch” a sugary jam that immediately captured the attention of bloggers and a few well known artist. But it only took a quick tweet from Katy Perry:  “Currently I’m obsessed with this song CATCH by Allie X: SPRING JAM!”  to instantly gain the mystery-artist a substantial amount of followers. Allie X, followed “Catch” with an even catchier tune, “Prime” a synth-laden song with a more aggressive sound that deliciously verges on 80s New-Wave. Now, the alienesque songstress is back with “Bitch” an inescapable musical concoction that sounds like Lana Del Rey meets Cyrstal Castles meets 80′s band Art of Noise. And, although she might not admit it, there’s an homage to Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day” on those icy-cool, synth twinkles in the intro and throughout the song—which quite frankly makes her cooler than your average pop starlet. “Bitch” is simply, phenomenal.

Check out the video directed by Jungle George and grab the free download below.

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