Jay Loyola

Santigold – Master of My Make-Believe [Stream]

Listen to two brand new tracks from Santigold‘s highly anticipated new album “Master of My Make-Believe!”

Unfortunately, not all tracks are available to stream yet, but you can listen to “Fame” and “Look At These Hoes” (and the singles “Big Mouth as well as “Desperate Youth”)

So far this album sounds INCREDIBLE!

Master of My Make-Believe arrives May 1.

Santigold (iTunes)

Santigold – “Disparate Youth” [The Remixes]

I’ve been obsessed with Santigold‘s slammin track “Disparate Youth” since it’s release early this year. Now, this new set of remixes have giving me a new way to enjoy the track.

London based producer Amateur Best’s (aka Joe Flory) remix is by far my favorite of them all. His take on the track has a care-free bouncy vibe that’s simply contagious and hypnotic at the same time— And I love that and it doesn’t stray too far away from the perfection of the original song.

Take a listen.

Santigold’s ‘Disparate Youth’ single EP is out now. The new album, Master of My Make-Believe arrives May 1.

Santigold (iTunes)

LITTLE BOOTS – “Every Night I Say a Prayer” [TENSNAKE Remix]

Early last year Little Boots returned with a surprise release; a monstrous six-minute new-school disco club-banger with Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford, called ‘Shake’, now she has unveiled another captivating track called ‘Every Night I Say A Prayer.’

The track is a collaboration with long-term admirer, Hercules & Love Affair’s Andy Butler, and will be released as a one-off limited edition 12-inch vinyl on Record Store Day (April 21), as well as a free digital download. The 12-inch vinyl release will include remixes by Joe Smooth and Tensnake.

‘Till then, enjoy a guilt free download of the slinky old-school house remix of the track by Tensnake!

Little Boots  (iTunes)

Jessie Ware – 110% [New Video]

Fresh from the release of the soulful “Running,” the beautiful and talented Jessie Ware has just unleashed the brand new video for “110%,” An elegant pop song that brilliantly blends Ware’s R&B soulful vocals over Hip-Hop and Drum & Bass style beats.

This track is just beautiful!

“110%,” was produced by Bristol based producer, Julio Bashmore.

For the past seven months Jessie and Dave Okumu (The Invisible) have been working at London’s Red Bull Studios on her eagerly anticipated debut. Expect the album to drop later this Summer.

Jessie Ware (Facebook)

Voxels – NASTY

Portugal’s electro-dance duo Voxels (Pedro Chamorra, Pedro Pinto) get a little freaky and funky on their latest groovy track “Nasty.”

This track is so damn good!

Make sure to grab Voxels’Synthmetric – EP’ from last year. The four track EP (like everything else they do) is simply outstanding!

Voxels (iTunes) (Facebook)

Martin Solveig – ‘The Night Out’ [New Video]

French house DJ Martin Solveig delivers a cool and fun video for ‘The Night Out’ a highlight track from his very successful album SMASH.

“The Night Out” is available as an EP in the U.S with a slew of remixes by A-Trak, Madeon, TheFatRat and more! Plus it includes the songs “Ready 2 Go,” “Big In Japan,” “Can’t Stop,” and the massive hit “Hello” featuring Dragonette.

Loving this!

Martin Solveig (iTunes)


Australian-American electro\goth\pop\nu-wave duo WAZU are definitely on my list of top acts to watch and one of my favorite musical discoveries of this year. If you haven’t yet caught up with the band, then now is the time! Check out my brief introduction to the band via a review of their gloomy yet electrifying song “Murder 1,”  then comeback and listen to their new single “Happy Endings!”

The new track was produced by the legendary Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, Real Estate, Swans, The Walkmen), and contains the same electroclash and industrial rockability of “Murder 1″ but with a more cynical sing-along chorus that goes “take a look at me / I’m living proof / Happy endings don’t have room for two.” SO GOOD! Can’t wait for the full album!

Take a listen and grab a free copy of “Happy Endings” below!

Catch WAZU on tour at one of the shows listed below, and be on the look out for WAZU’s debut LP, also produced by Kevin McMahon this Summer!

4/22: Magic Rub Cassettes Event in Atlanta, GA
4/29: Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
5/3: Bugjar in Rochester, NY @ 9pm
5/8: Boardner’s “Kitty Kitty Bang Bang” in Hollywood, CA
5/24: Deli Magazine Best of 2011 Festival in Brooklyn, NY

WAZU (Facebook) (Official Site)

Javeon McCarthy – “Precious” [New Track]

Back in august of last year I introduced you to British singer Javeon McCarthy via a post I wrote (here) for DJ\Producer L-Vis 1990. McCarthy provided the vocals and was featured in the video for the amazing song “Lost in Love” by L-Vis 1990.

Well, Javeon McCarthy has teamed up with producer and PMR counterpart Two Inch Punch to deliver a perfectly balanced slice of futuristic R&B with his new single, “Precious.” The Bristol native unleashes the soul on this number, while Two Inch Punch serves up an equally intoxicating blend of sparse percussion, synths, vintage organ and plummeting bass. The result is an intoxicating R&B ballad for the luv-step generation.

This is a must listen!

Check it out!

 Javeon McCarthy (Official site) (Facebook)

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