Jay Loyola

Nu Music: George Maple – “Talk Talk”

Listen to “Talk Talk” the first single from Sydney-based singer, George Maple! The airy and luscious pop track is taken from Maple’s debut EP ‘Vacant Space’ to be released worldwide via Australian label Future Classic. George Maple’s enchanting coos on this track makes us feel like we’re floating on air. Beautiful tune. Listen!

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ALPINES – “ZERO” [Official Video]

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Watch Alpines’ new video for “ZERO” the brand new single taken from their phenomenal debut album, OASIS.  Produced by Bob Matthews; the broody, 90s-house ballad showcases the duo’s effortless ability to craft crisp pop tracks with lush, deeply emotional vocals provided by the ever gorgeous, Catherine Pockson.

Oasis is one of our favorite records of the year so be sure to check it out!

ZERO is out now packaged with two unreleased B-Sides which you can preview below.

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Karen Harding – “Say Something” [Debut Single]

Co-written and produced by the immensely talented MNEK, “Say Something” features 22 year-old Karen Harding’s powerful R&B vocals with MNEK’s bassy garage beats and old-school house magic. “I want to bring what Whitney Houston brought to ’80s and ’90s R&B to house,”  explains the British songstress—and true to her words, “Say Something” sounds remarkably like a classic Whitney Houston jam. Check it out!

“Say Something” arrives October 19th via Method Records (home to Disclosure) .

iTunes: po.st/JKJuBY

Grimes – “Go” featuring Blood Diamonds [Official Video]

Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, unleashes the official video for “Go” the track co-written and produced by fellow Canadian artist Blood Diamonds. The hyperactive and surreal video was directed by Grimes and her brother Mac Boucher under the name Roco-Prime.

In Claire’s own words: “It’s our take on Dante’s inferno. The circles of hell reflect more contemporary issues though. We shot a bunch at the salton sea which is basically an apocalyptic wasteland filled with dead fish because of human carelessness, the bullet hole hallway a la korn freak on a leash etc etc. If you look closely you can find clues. Haha, but in the usual fashion it is also abstract enough to just be a trippy visual accompaniment to the song.”

Trying to understand Grimes’ thought or visual process is like trying to find any rational explanation for The Matrix movies—so I won’t even try. With that being said… I leave you with a quote by Morpheus that I think rationalizes this gorgeous visual mess: “What happened, happened and couldn’t have happened any other way”  :)

Share your thoughts below!

Grimes - iTunes

Sohodolls – “Talk Of The Town” [New Single]

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Listen to ‘Talk Of The Town’ the brand new single by London’s electro-pop band, Sohodolls! Led by the beautifully talented Maya Von Doll, Sohodolls’ new track is a dark and broody synthpop tune with an 80′s New-Wave flair sublimely anchored by Von Doll’s lush and dreamy, Kylie-esque vocals. The track recently had its debut on EQMusicBlog where Von Doll commented on the harsh reality that inspired the song.

“The inspiration for the sound of the track was the ‘Drive’ movie soundtrack and John Carpenter. Lyrically, the song is about rape culture and how it’s led to teenage suicides recently, something I’m passionate talking about.”

Intense…and brave! Listen!

Sohodolls - Facebook \ Soundcloud \ iTunes

 

STEED LORD – “CURTAIN CALL” [Official Video]

Icelandic synthpop-trio STEED LORD (Mega, Kali, and Eddie) delivers a fashionable visual treat for their latest single, “Curtain Call.” In the video, Directed by Einar Egilsson, we see lead-singer Kali in a stunning, avant-garde collection of chic ensembles roaming the streets of L.A as she gets the courage to finally draw the curtains on a ill-fated love affair. “Mending broken hearts is like puzzle, Curtain Call, Don’t wanna be still in love with you, here are my last words we are through”  Kali gently sings above the lush, sensual chorus.

“Curtain Call” has been in heavy rotation around here since we premiered the track back in January (here) and this video is simply just an added bonus to what is certainly one of the best tracks to emerge this year. As always, we can’t wait to hear (and see) what’s next to come from the L.A-Based trio.

“Curtain Call” is taken from the upcoming album “The Prophecy Pt. 2”

Watch, Love, Repeat!

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Robyn – “Be Mine” [Verschwende Deine Jugend Remix]

Legendary electronic duo Röyksopp and Sweden’s reigning Queen Robyn take over New York City’s Pier 97 today for their massive #DoItAgain Tour. To celebrate this glorious event I have attached below a rare (kinda) bootleg remix of Robyn’s 2005 classic, “Be Mine.” Robyn’s version always had a sense of frailty to it’s lyrics and sound; this remix in the other hand turns the song upside-down by infusing a menacing pulsing-synth throughout it’s run adding a sense of obsession to the original track. Click HERE to grab the free download.

Are you attending any of Röyksopp & Robyn’s shows? Share your thoughts below and let us know what you think of their live gig!

Enjoy!

 Do It Again Tour Dates:
June 13         Sonar Festival (Spain)
June 14         Northside Festival (Denmark)
June 26         Marymoor Park (Seattle, WA, US)
June 28         Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (San Francisco, CA, US)
June 29         Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA, US)
July 18           Melt Festival (Germany)
July 19           Latitude Festival (UK)
August 8        Øya Festival (Norway)
August 9        Way Out West Festival (Sweden)
August 15      Pukkelpop (Belgium)
August 20      Pier 97 (New York, NY, US)
August 21      Wolftrap (Washington, DC, US)
August 22      HB Pavilion (Boston, MA, US)

EVVY – “Collide” [Keljet Remix]

New York-based indie-pop singer, EVVY’s glimmering debut single, “Collide” gets a melodic pop boost by dutch production duo, Keljet (Koen Mestrum and Teun Pranger). Listen to their Nu-disco take on the track below!

Click here to follow Keljet on Facebook (which I highly recommend you do) and get your free download.  The duo have a few other killer remixes for free that include Chela, Ayer and Noosa’s “Love” which we included below.

Enjoy!