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ICONA POP – “My Party” featuring Zebra Katz [NEW TRACK]

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Check out Icona Pop’s dark and fuzzy take on Lesley Gore’s 1963 pop anthem, “My Party.” The track features one of my favorite rappers, the man, the king, ZEBRA KATZ.

The Swedish duo and New York’s ZEBRA KATZ recorded the track after meeting at this year’s South By Southwest. The surprising collabo turns out to be just that….surprising! In a totally good way! Coming from the duo’s string of euphoric pop anthems (I Love It, Girlfriend, All Night) I was expecting “My Party” to be another poppy dance record, but instead, I was greeted with a head-bobbing, hand-clapping, slow-jam, with Kanye’s style industrial beats, over Katz’s magnificent Gothic rhymes. Although the song is a bit repetitive, those dark beats, hip-hop samples and hearing Caroline and Aino shout KATZ’s trademark, WHAT THE FUCK makes it all worth it!

Unfortunately, “My Party” will not appear in the duo’s highly anticipated debut, This Is…Icona Pop arriving on September 24, but you can listen to the track in all it’s glory below!

Let us know what you think of this collabo!

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London Grammar – “Strong” [Shadow Child Remix]

 

London Grammar’s magnificent, dreamy track “Strong,” gets an uplifting, heavenly remix by fellow Brit producer, Shadow Child.

Pick up the ‘Strong’ EP out now via iTunes. London Grammar’s debut album ‘If You Wait’  arrives September 9th.

Click here to download the free remix. Enjoy!

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Sleigh Bells – ‘Bitter Rivals’ [Brand New Video + NEW ALBUM]

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New York Synth-rock duo Sleigh Bells announce the release of a brand new album and have unveiled the official video for the album’s title track, Bitter Rivals!

Bitter Rivals, the duo’s third album, is the follow-up to 2012’s Reign Of Terror. The album was produced by the band’s guitarist Derek Miller and mixed by Andrew Dawson, who is known for his work on Kanye West’s ‘Late Registration’ (2005), ‘Graduation’ (2007) and ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ (2011). All songs were written by Miller and singer Alexis Kraus

Bitter Rivals has a release date of October 7!

Check out the new video and up-coming tour dates below!

Sleigh Bells –  iTunes \ Facebook

Sleigh Bells 2013 Tour Dates:
10/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
10/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore *
10/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland *
10/12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at Market *
10/15 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory *
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey *
10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
10/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand *
10/23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird *
10/25 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom *
10/26 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
10/27 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s *
10/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage *
10/30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live *
11/01 – St. Petesburg, FL @ State Theatre *
11/02 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room *
11/04 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone *
11/05 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
11/06 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre *
11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works *
11/09 – Columbus, OH @ Newport *
11/10 – Chicago, IL @ Metro *
11/12 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews *
11/13 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix *
11/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom *
11/16 – Boston, MA @ Royale *
11/17 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *
11/19 – Washington, DC @ Upstate Concert Hall *
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
11/22 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 +

* = w/ Doldrums
+ = w/ Danny Brown

Stream The 1975s Self-Titled Debut Album now!

 

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One of our favorite bands at the moment, Manchester pop-rock outfit, The 1975 (whom we introduced back in July, here) have just made their self-titled debut album available for stream via their soundclould page. Listen to the entire record now and be sure to pick up a copy when is released tomorrow, September 3rd!

Matt Healy of The 1975 tells Fader: This album is the soundtrack to our formative years. The culmination of our adolescence and the cornerstone of our material thus far. That’s exactly what it is”

Listen and let us now what’s your favorite tune so far?!

Enjoy!

 The 1975iTunes \ Facebook \ SoundCloud

NEW MUSIC: TOKYO DENMARK SWEDEN – “Turning Time” [Brand New Track]

 

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Formed in late 2011 and heavily influenced by a shared interest in all things dance, pop, electronic, TOKYO DENMARK SWEDEN are rising fast from newcomers to indie dance favorites. With their debut single “Little Quarters” and the melancholic follow-up, “When It Breaks” attracting lots of blog attention (both taken from their amazing 2012 Self-titled EP) the Sydney-based trio is more than ready to jet-set into music stardom!

Their new single “Turning Time” is a synth driven, heaven-sent, slice of warm electro-pop lead by the contagious, soaring vocals of lead singer, Amy Pes. The catchy “Turning Time” was produced by the legendary Mark Saunders, who’s worked with icons like The Cure, David Bowie and Depeche Mode. Needless to say, TOKYO DENMARK SWEDEN are in great hands!

“Turning Time” arrives September 20.

Take a listen!

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James Blake – “I Am Sold” [Stil & Bense Remix]

 

Yet another outstanding James Blake remix. This time around, German-based duo, Stil & Bense add their magic touch to Blake’s “I Am Sold.” Download their soulful, slow-burning deep house remix of the track below!

And in case you’ve missed it. The incredible remix of Blake’s ‘RETROGRADE’ by Norway’s Finn Pilly aka Finnebassen still available! So go grab it here!

Stil & Bense - Stil & Bense  \  Facebook

Janet Jackson – “Go Deep” [The Remixes]

 

For the past week or so I’ve been listening\revisiting Janet Jackson’s 1997, critically-praised dark masterpiece “The Velvet Rope.” One of her most daring album’s at the time. Topics covered on the album ranged from sexual bondage, domestic violence, bisexuality and homophobia to the examination of self-worth, depression and the celebration of loved ones who’ve passed away. “The Velvet Rope” debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, charted in the top 5 of many other countries, was Janet’s fourth consecutive #1 album in the US, and went on to triple-platinum status in the US, with total worldwide sales of over 10 million copies! The record is also listed on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!

Although it’s really tough to choose one favorite song from the album, ‘Go Deep’ has to be one I connected with the most. It’s simply a fun, sexy track with no particular message other than having a good time, feeling good about yourself, dancing at your favorite spot and finding someone hot to groove with.

So, below are some amazing ‘Go Deep’ remixes I think will satisfied each and everyone of you out there that happens to love this song as much as I do. My personal favorites being the Shoe Scene Symphony, Tchami and Robert Mint remixes.

Enjoy!

x


SKREAM— “Rollercoaster” feat. Sam Frank

 

Check out UK DJ\Producer SKREAM latets neo-disco track appropriately titled, Rollercoaster! Seriously, this funkadelic disco tune it’s so darn good that you can instantly visualize the neon lights, disco balls and roller-skating ring as you groove to the beat. The track features the glorious falsetto of SKREAM’s long time collaborator Sam Franks.

Listen up!

Rollercoaster arrives October 27.

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Hot Natured feat. Roisin Murphy – “Alternate State” [NEW TRACK!]

 

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Here is yet another incredible track from what will mostly like be one of the best dance records to be released this year (aside from Maya Jane Coles and Disclosure’s of course) Hot Natured’s debut album,“Different Sides Of The Sun.”

The collaborative project of Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Luca C, and Ali Love have enlisted the gorgeous vocal abilities of the divine Róisín Murphy (only one of the greatest divas alive) for the slow burning, deep-house, dreamy jam, “Alternate State.”

Take a listen and let Murphy’s vocals take you to that heavenly state.

Hot Natured’s debut album “Different Sides Of The Sun” arrives September 2nd!

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Maya Jane Coles Feat. Karin Park – “Everything” [Official Video]

 

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From one of the best albums released this year, Maya Jane Coles’ Comfort, comes the video for the stunning, dark and sultry,“Everything” featuring statuesque, Swedish electro-goth-pop princess, Karin Park.

Watch the ever so haunting visuals directed by Thomas Knights and grab the free Blond:ish Remix of the track below.

Maya Jane Coles’ Comfort is out now.

Maya Jane ColesFacebook \ iTunes \ OfficialSite

Karin Park photo by: Grant Smith – www.grantsmith.com.au

Joe Hertz – “At Your Touch” [New Track]

 

Listen to the beautiful, head-bobbing, infectious track called “At Your Touch” by 23-year-old producer, Joe Hertz.

The track is a mixture of soothing basslines with melodic house beats and soulful R&B vocals. Grab the free Electro-R&B jam below!

Also, listen to Hertz’s incredible take on Erykah Badu’s 1997 classic, ‘On & On’.

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