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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!

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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!

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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.

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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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KITTEN – “Like A Stranger – EP”

 

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Electro-pop-rock band Kitten fronted by the extraordinary Chloe Chaidez unleashes their third EP entitled Like A Stranger. The incredible new EP contains six-tracks of glitzy, shimering, pop-rock tunes that recall the hazy, new-wave-pop nostalgia of 80’s band like The Cure and New Order with the sensible pop-rock elements of Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benatar and Kate Bush. Tracks Yesterday, Doubt, Graffiti Soul and the title track are standouts here. Take a listen!

Be sure to catch Kitten in their North American tour alongside Charli XCX! Tour Dates below.

The Like A Stranger EP is out now!

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KITTEN on TOUR
*8/2 headline dates
8/30-9/29 supporting Charli XCX

8/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*
8/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
8/31 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
9/3 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
9/6 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
9/7 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
9/9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
9/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
9/16 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
9/17 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
9/18 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
9/20 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar
9/21 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
9/23 – Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar
9/24 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
9/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
9/28 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
9/29 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop” [ItaloBros Remix]

 

After giving us the excellent Róisín Murphy remix of ‘Primitive,’ (here) Italian DJ\Producer duo ItaloBros return with another great, deep-house banger! Listen and download their funky, house take on Lauryn Hill’s classic, ‘Doo Wop’

“Girls you know you better watch out, Some guys, some guys are only about, That thing, that thing, that thinnnng”

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Natalia Kills LIVE at Perez Hilton’s ‘One Night In Brooklyn’

 

Ok Natalia Kills stans, here is last night’s footage of Natalia performing brand new material for Perez Hilton’s ‘One Night In Brooklyn’. As expected, the She-Trouble vixen gave a confident and memorable performance. Backed by a live band of guitar wielding badass chicks (which I have to say, I really enjoyed!) Kills started the show with the menacing, ‘Controversy’ and the scorching, bad-girl anthem, ‘Problem.’ Having a live band on stage definitely added a grittier, rocker-edge to both opening numbers that I think really umps the dirty, in your face, bad-attitude of these two songs. She continued her set with a fun, twirling, hip-shaking performance of ‘Rabbit Hole.’

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 After gifting the audience with some Trouble merchandise, Kills continued with the slow-burning, 60’s style, Doo-wop pop tune called, ‘Boys Don’t Cry.’ The song was an odd choice I might say. I Didn’t think it fit the rockier vibe of the set (or her sound). But she performed it quite nicely.

She followed the number with the beautiful, emotional ballad ‘Marlboro Lights’ which she confessed to the audience she wrote when she tried to commit suicide at 17 years old, over a guy not worth it and “not good looking at all” LOL! (love her!!!) I think this song might be my favorite song of the record. I can’t wait to hear the studio version!

She closed her set with the brilliant, ‘Saturday Night’ and the anthemic, album title track, ‘Trouble.’

Check it out and share your thoughts below!

Trouble arrives September 3rd!

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Video Part 1: Controversy, Problem. Part 2: Rabbit Hole, Boys Don’t Cry. Part 3: Marlboro Lights, Saturday Night and Trouble. Enjoy!

NEW MUSIC: AZ&TOR – “Sit Back” [Official Video]

 

Fantastic track called ‘Sit Back’ by new, up-and-coming dance duo, AZ&TOR.

The Bristol duo, comprised of Aisha Zoe and Rich Main combine the electro-R&B sounds of chart-topper’s AlunaGeorge with the deep-house groove of Disclosure to create an effortless, hypnotic-brand of soulful house. Check it out!

Watch the video, preview the Sit Back – EP + grab the free house\remix goodies below!

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