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Nu Music: Ella Eyre – “If I Go” [New Single]

Best known for her outstanding vocal work on Rudimental’s Brit Award-winning number one single, “Waiting All Night” and her equally captivating debut EP, Deeper  20-year-old British singer\songwriter Ella Eyre debuts her brand new single, “If I Go.” The emotional, piano-driven track serves as the first single from her upcoming, highly anticipated debut album.

Check it out!

“If I Go” arrives July 6th.

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Röyksopp & Robyn – “Say It” [Official Video]

On the eve of Robyn and Röyksopp’s Do It Again mini-album due out May 26 via Cherrytree/Interscope comes the official video for the pulsing, electro-charged title track “Sayit” produced by H&M Life. Watch the incredible black-and-white visuals directed by Swedish design team Sandberg & Timonen below!

Amazing how just in a single sentence (“Say it, I Want You”)  and a steady dance-beat, Robyn can single-handedly ignite such a state of fire, energy and emotions. She’s amazing.

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Do It Again Tracklisting:
1. Monument
2. Sayit
3. Do It Again
4. Every Little Thing
5. Inside The Idle Hour Club

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)

Nu Music: SG Lewis – “Silence” featuring Josh Barry

19-year-old Liverpool-based DJ\producer SG Lewis teams up with rising UK vocalist Josh Barry for the stunning new tune, “Silence.” The  beautiful ambient track is masterfully infused with gorgeous piano keys, soothing chilled beats and the mesmerizing, soulful vocals of the talented, Josh Barry. Stunning work here. Listen!

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Phantogram – “Fall In Love” [Belanger Remix]

Phantogram’s sultry electro-pop track “Fall In Love” off their critically acclaimed sophomore album Voices  gets an adrenaline boost via a Belanger remix!

The New York-based producer strips the synthesized orchestral sound of the original and revitalizes the smoky track with a 90s deep-house groove, scattered industrial beats and a vibrant, strutting baseline that adds a bit of sensual urgency to the already sexy, vocal track. If you have a weekend playlist add this thumping, house-jam as your starting track!

Click here to grab the free download and be sure to check out more impressive tunes from Belanger on our previous posts (here) or by way of SoundCloud.

Enjoy!

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Nu Music: FEMME – “Daydreamer” [New Video!!]

Our newest musical crush, FEMME returns with a catchy new number called “Daydreamer”. We introduced you to the talented London-based cutie not too long ago via her contagious, 60’s-inspired pop track, “Fever Boy.”  Now she’s back with a bit of  summertime sadness magic in the blissful, electropop gem, “Daydreamer.” “Where is the sun? Let it shine through the dark. Daydreamer, you’ll never rain in my heart”  FEMME softly sings above the sultry and misty, Caribbean-tinged beats of track.

Checkout the sexy and VERY stylish video for the song below and grab the free download of “Daydreamer” via the Soundcloud link.

We’re obsessed with this tune. Enjoy!

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Premiere: La Roux – “Let Me Down Gently” [New Single!]

Five years since their self-titled debut album, synthpop duo La Roux returns with a somber and melodic new number called, ‘Let Me Down Gently.’ The track is taken from La Roux’s highly anticipated sophomore album, Trouble In Paradise  expected to drop July 7.  For a comeback single, ‘Let Me Down Gently’ doesn’t necessarily have that instant, addictive affect that ‘In For The Kill’ or ‘Bulletproof’ had in 2009-2010; but after a few listens you’ll find that it’s strength lies in it’s effortless, simmering production and in Elly Jackson’s disarming vocals. We love it!

Share your thoughts below. Let us know what you think of the song?!

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Trouble in Paradise Tracklist:
01. Uptight Downtown
02. Kiss and Not Tell
03. Cruel Sexuality
04. Paradise Is You
05. Sexotheque
06. Tropical Chancer
07. Silent Partner
08. Let Me Down Gently
09. The Feeling

2014 Tour Dates:

06-01 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
06-02 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
06-03 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
06-06 New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
06-07 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
06-08 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
07-01 London, England – Conway Hall
07-11 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
07-12 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
07-13 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *
11-05 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC
11-07 Leeds, England – Metropolitan University
11-08 Birmingham, England – The Institute
11-10 Bristol, England – O2 Academy
11-14 Norwich, England – UEA
11-15 Oxford, England – O2 Academy
11-16 Manchester, England – Ritz

* with New Order

Nu Music: Applebottom – “Hey You People” [New Track + EP]

Ahead of his new EP ‘Licked/Knock It Like That’ out on May 10 via Biasonic, Mixmag has shared a new, house-jam by 19-year-old London-based DJ\Producer Joe Arthur aka Applebottom. The fresh cut called “Hey You People” offers some great classic-house elements with amazing R&B vocals and a thick, thumping bassline that could make your heart stop. This track is insane; Applebottom got mad skillz! Check it!

Grab the free Download (right click & save) now!

Nu Music: Ben Khan – “Youth” [Official Video]

Impressive new tune and video called “Youth” by London-based neo-soul artist Ben Khan. The 21 year old Londoner recently dropped his debut EP, 1992  via his own imprint Blessed Vice on May 5th. The 4-track collection is a mixture of bluesy guitars, euphoric synth and Khan’s inventive, hypnotic take on R&B. A simply stellar debut.

Check out the video for “Youth” and preview Khan’s debut EP, 1992  below.

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Kito & Reija Lee – “I Need You” [New Track + Free Download]

Producer and singer duo Kito & Reija Lee just shared a fantastic, dreamy dance tune called “I Need You” via their SoundCloud page! The Australia-born, London-based childhood friends are signed to Diplos’ infamous Mad Decent label. Back in March the duo released the equally amazing single “Starting Line” (below) to give us all an early glimpse of what their upcoming debut album will sound like—and so far so good, ladies! We are positively impressed!

Grab a free download of “I Need You” via the duo’s Facebook page or click here.

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Kimbra – “90s Music” [New Track!]

New Zealand-raised and Melbourne-based pop singer Kimbra returns with a highly addictive, experimental tune, “90s Music.” The track, a musical ode to the glorious pop-era of the 90’s, combines a great mixture of genres; a bit or rock, hip-hop and synth, something one would expect from artists like Santigold or M.I.A— there’s a strange familiarity— yet it sounds distinctively unique, and oh so good! We love it! Lyrics below.

Listen!

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LYRICS:

I’d been driving round in my car
Rolled down the window beside ya
Blaring out loud of the broken speaker
(Everyday be listening to 90’s music)

From that day we’d only be with one another
Gang hangs, bust the jams, meet my mother
There was nothing that could come between us
(Teens tearing up the streets)

(Everyday be listening to 90s music)

Stones at my window, like Romeo
Shot by Cupid with a bow and arrow
Old school, make me drool, roses at my door
(Everyday be listening to 90s music)

Romance from the book, sun-drunk desire
Summer night star-gaze, hands to the sky
You moved to the burbs, many words you meant
(Came back in a year and it just felt different)

Some old song I know
Won’t get out of my head
Though the feelings gone
The love ain’t disappeared

But I’ve been missing what you love like, love like
I’ve been missing what you love like, love like
I remember what you love like, love like
I’ve been missing but it don’t mean we can’t spend
Time listening to…
(Everyday be listening to 90s music)

MJ & Mariah
Nirvana & Aaliyah
R Kelly & Mary Blige
TLC & Left Eye

Out to find me a house with a white picket fence
Wedded, tied to a new life present tense
Stopped at the drive-in of our spring fling
And then the radio played that song we used to sing

Hey – sometimes I think about it
You know I think about it
Hey – sometimes I think about it
(After all these years it just felt different)

Some old song I know
Won’t get out my head
Though the feelings gone
The love aint disappeared

But I’ve been missing what you love like, love like
I’ve been missing what you love like, love like
I remember what you love like, love like
I’ve been missing but it don’t mean we can’t spend
Time listening to…
(Everyday be listening to 90s music)

Nu Music: Sweden’s Beatrice Eli Unveils New Video for “Girls”

Nothing feels better like coming-out. That feeling of carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders suddenly dissipates, and the feeling of self worth, freedom and identity finally sets in. There is no right way to do it. Some chose it to be private matter between friends and family and others go about it much more publicly. In the case of pop artist, Beatrice Eli she chose the most valiant and frankest way she knows best —by song.

 In “Girls” a slow burning, electro-charged pop-thumper, the Swedish pop singer poignantly confesses her love and attraction for well…as the title implies, girls. In a world where Katy Perry’s “I kissed A Girl” is played at Bar Mitzvahs and where Miley Cyrus swings nakedly on a wrecking ball a song like “Girls” shouldn’t be a shock to anyone but… it is this bold, sexually charged confessional that makes this glorious pop song standout greatly among your typical (or rather, basic) pop starlets. “Thinking of my teacher, yeah, my sixth grade teacher, with that long dark hair it always works getting me aroused”  Eli openly sings before confessing “I got the girls on my mind, all the time, all the time”  during the songs thriving chorus.

In the newly released stylish video for the single, which resembles Kylie Minogue’s “Slow,” Eli lies on the floor as the camera pans out revealing a group of rad-looking girls writhing around her in a choreographed dance to the beat of the song’s starkly and harmonious drum-kicks.

“Girls” is the first single unveiled since Eli’s 2012 acclaimed debut EP, “It’s Over” which we highly recommended back in 2012 here.

Hats off to you Beatrice, “Girls” is simply cool, daring and courageously grand on its own terms.

Check it!

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