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NEW MUSIC: MAUSI – “Body Language” [New Video] + Mixtape

“YOU SPEAK MY BODY LANGUAGE. I SPEAK YOUR BODY LANGUAGE!

Check the brand new video for the vibrant and catchy new tune “Body Language” by one of our favorite bands at the moment, Italian/English synthpop band, MAUSI!

The track is available as free download via Mausi’s Mixtape “Autumn/Winter Collection.” The mixtape  includes a cover of Stardust’sMusic Sounds Better With You” and “Say My Name / Losing You” by Solange & Destiny’s Child.

Grab the free mixtape via MAUSI’s Facebook page!

Tracklist

  1. “Body Language”
  2. “Music Sounds Better With You”
  3. “Say My Name / Losing You”
  4. “Somwhere”

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Elliphant – Debut Album, ‘A Good Idea’ + “More Fire” featuring Niki & The Dove

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Last week saw the release of Elliphant’s debut album A Good Idea. Sadly, the record is only available in her home country of Sweden. A Good Idea includes collaborations with Diplo, Dr. Luke, Niki & The Dove, Erik Hassle and Ras Fraser Jr.

Bellow is her latest single “Could It Be” and a few other tracks from the album + her colabo with Niki & The Dove called “More Fire,” which sounds incredible.

Her US debut is expected to hit in early 2014. Check it!

Tracklisting:

01. Music Is Life (feat. Ras Fraser Jr.)
02. Live Till I Die
03. Could It Be
04. Where Is My Mama At
05. Shoot Me Down
06. Toilet Line Romance
07. Down On Life
08. Run Far
09. More Fire (feat. Niki & The Dove & Ras Fraser Jr.)
10. Boom Your Head
11. Paint the World
12. Want It
13. Pac Man (feat. Erik Hassle)
14. Pom Pom
15. ~censored~ Out

 

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NEW MUSIC: Yori – Capsule EP + INDIGO [New Video]

 

Introducing Icelandic\Lithuanian electronic artist, Yöri.

Yöri‘s stunning debut EP, CAPSULE produced by Andrew Means aka H3X3N can almost play like a love poem to the electronic sounds of the 90s. The EP beautifully blends and captures the melancholy of early-90s trip-hop and the stark, atmospheric vibrancy of Drum & Bass. Songs like ‘Jupiter’ and ‘North’ employ some of Faithless’ hypnotic industrial sounds while the beautifully haunting, ‘Cavelight’ unravels into Waldeck’s jazz-noir, trip-hop mastery. And then there is the darkly, ‘Coma’ a personal favorite; the track is an intoxicating dance number with a thumping baseline that echos the brooding sounds of Massive Attack, while Yöri‘s siren-like hums recall Bjork’s celestial croons.

But throughout the EP’s nostalgic sonic stroll, is Yöri‘s vocal abilities that mesmerize the most. The singer’s voice possess a mystic air, an aura if you will, that adds a level of fantasy to each number. There are moments in “Cavelight’ especially; where I can’t help but picture the singer in a castle, on a mountain top howling at the ice-covered peaks as she faithfully waits to be rescued.

Experience the magic of CAPSULE below and watch Yöri’s just released video for ‘Indigo’ the brand new track from her upcoming second EP, In Dreams.

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Lil Silva – “No Doubt” Featuring Rosie Lowe

 

Lil Silva returns with his second EP on LDN label Good Years (Banks, Utrecht, Jim-E Stack). His first was in May 2011 ‘The Patience’ EP, which featured 4 cuts of the seminal Lil Silva sound.

2013’s ‘The Distance’ sees Silva featuring more cuts of his signature production work as he ventures into a more pop friendly territory. Check out the ear-popping, freshly released banging house track, ‘No Doubt’ featuring vocals from Silva himself on a duet with newcomer Rosie Lowe. The track it’s a bit of a slow burner but with a great pay off. So good. Check it out!

Lil Silva’s Distance – EP is out now.

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NEW MUSIC: Ejecta – “It’s Only Love”

 

Ejecta, the side project of Neon Indian’s Leanne Macomber and producer Joel Ford have just unleashed another bubbling and hypnotic, synthpop tune from their forthcoming debut album, Dominae. Listen to the seductive ‘It’s Only Love.’

You know, although I think Goldfrapp’s latest album Tale of Us is a beautiful record, I can’t help but wish it sounded more like this.

Ejecta’s Dominae drops in November.

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NEW MUSIC: Pr0files – “Call Yourself A Lover” [Debut Single]

 

Listen to the brilliant “Call Yourself A Lover” by LA-based electronic indie-pop duo PrØfiles. The band is comprised of Baby Monster’s Danny Sternbaum and singer/songwriter and keyboardist Lauren Pardini. The anthemic, 80’s tinged electro-pop number serves as the duo’s debut track taken from the forthcoming debut album, Jurassic Technologie dropping on 2014.

Check it out and Download below!

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The Sounds – “Shake Shake Shake” + “Weekend” [Brand New Singles!]

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Swedish electro-pop-rock band The Sounds are back with not one, but two brand new singles from their upcoming 5th studio album, Weekend! The first single,“Shake Shake Shake” is an infectious danceable pop-rock number with a catchy chorus ferociously delivered by the fiercely and sexy, Maja Ivarsson.

The second single and the album’s title track, “Weekend” is a melancholic guitar driven ballad with a beautiful soaring chorus that has Maja longing for a weekend distraction as she laments a love lost. Maja’s vocals sound incredible on this track. Go Maja!

Maja Ivarsson tells NYLON: “Weekend is special to me because it was one of those songs that really moved me right from the start! Even when we made the demo I thought it was a strong and very catchy song and I was exited to see how it was gonna turn out on the record. And I also think it’s a song that’s universal, I think most people can relate to it one way or another.”

The band is currently looking for an official cover photo for the WEEKEND (the single) via Instagram. Simply tag a photo with #MyWeekendCover hashtag and turn on your geolocation.

This is my entry for the contest. If you like it follow this link to vote! if you think you can craft a better cover follow the same link for more instructions.

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Grab the free download of the ‘Weekend’ below and be sure to grab the full album when it drops October 29th. Tour Dates below. I’ll be at the Brooklyn show! ;)

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MØ – “Never Wanna Know” [New Track!]

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Danish electro-pop singer (aka Karen Marie Ørsted) unveils yet another incredible track called “Never Wanna Know.” The track is an unexpected but welcome addition to her indie-flavored, experimental pop productions. “Never Wanna Know” is a mixture of classic, 60’s doo-wop balladry with Lana Del Rey’s style coos and flourishes of lush guitar riffs. Is simply another incredible track by the consistently impressive . Check it out!

“Never Wanna Know” is taken from ‘s Bikini Daze- EP due out October 20th. The EP also includes ‘XXX 88′ her collaboration with Diplo. Expect a full debut album to drop early 2014.

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Sky Ferreira – “You’re Not The One” [Official Video]

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Sky Ferreira unveils the music video for brand new single ‘You’re Not The One’. Check it out!

The melodic, 80s inspired breakup number was directed by Grant Singer.

The single is out now in the US while Ferreira’s debut album Night Time, My Time, Will follow on October 29.

Bonus: Below is a video from our YouTube channel of Sky performing ‘You’re Not The One’ (mark 4:56) On October 16 2012. Almost exactly a year ago! The video is from her 2012 CMJ performance. Enjoy!

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VV Brown’s EXCESS DIARY: “Apple” Music Video + Samson & Delilah [New Album]

 

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V V Brown teams up with Paco Rabanne to deliver a brand new ‘The Apple’ music video! The collaboration is part of Paco Rabanne’s Black XS fragrance video campaign called EXCESS DIARY. The video serves as an extension or an alternate video if you will, for Brown’s exceptional track. ‘The Apple’ is Brown’s second single taken from the recently released, Samson & Delilah.

We premiered ‘The Apple’s official video early this month and were completely blown away by the song’s production and gorgeous dark visuals. Since the singer is best known for her colorful, 60’s inspired R&B pop music, ‘The Apple‘ as well as ‘Samson’ (the haunting first single) sparked curiosity and excitement for Brown’s new sound direction. Now that the album has been released and we have had the chance to listen and experience Samson & Delilah in its entirety, we can’t express enough how blown away and impressed we are with this record. From its dark electronic productions, conceptual biblical theme, to Brown’s operatic vocals, the album beautifully unfolds like a gorgeous dark fairytale from the very first track to the last.

‘Substitute For Love,’ the album’s incredible first track showcases Brown’s new found soprano-like vocal abilities. It also sets the beginning mood for the record’s beautiful dark sonic venture. It continues with ‘Nothing Really Matters,’ a thumping, bass-heavy track that ends in a glorious echoing chant, followed by the albums foreboding, ‘Samson.’ Other highlights include the beautiful, minimalist ballad ‘Looking For Love,’ the disco tinged, ‘The Apple’ and ‘Igneous,’ an aggressive and distorted song that sounds like it’s being narrated from an abandoned church, chanted by a pained diva as the industrial sounds of synthesizers fill the room. Another favorite is ‘Faith,’ a somber and melodic tune with an astral electronic sound where Brown’s voice can really be appreciated. Her deep melodic voice effortlessly floats throughout the song while her own gentle hums serenade the background. The song is simply gorgeous. Although these songs shine on their own, like a good novel, Samson & Delilah needs to be experienced as a whole, from beginning to its gloomy, devastating end.

Samson & Delilah is a concept album that’s dark in nature; but its theme is perfectly balanced by Brown’s affecting lyricism and by its masterful, future-thinking electronic production. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS RECORD. It’s one of the bests I’ve heard this year; and I wouldn’t be surprise if it became a theatre musical piece. I think it would work fantastically on stage as well.

Samson & Delilah is out now in Europe. It officially arrives in the US on October 8th.

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