Jay Loyola

Ghost Beach – “Too Young” [Penguin Prison Remix]

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Today we get a double dose of New York City swag! Electro-pop genius Penguin Prison just premiered his remix of Ghost Beach’s intoxicatanly addictive summer tune, “Too Young.” The remix is featured on Ghost Beach’s new EP Modern Tongues Remixed, which came out yesterday via The Most Definitely. Modern Tongues Remixed includes killer remixes by Penguin Prison, Chad Valley, Gigamesh, Summer Heart and Shock.

I’m really digging Penguin Prison’s funky-fresh, ready-to-party take on the track. It’s hot, hot, hot!

Check out some Ghost Beach tour dates below and be sure to follow the duo on Facebook for some free downloads.

Ghost Beach (iTunes) (Facebook)

 

Ghost Beach & Chad Valley on Tour:
4/5 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Down Under
4/6 – Orlando, FL – Wills Pub
4/7 – Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
4/8 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
4/9 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
4/10 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
4/11 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
4/15 – Hamden, CT – The Outer Space
4/16 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
4/17 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
4/18 – Toronto, ONT – The Drake
4/19 – Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
4/20 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
4/21 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
4/22 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
4/23 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

Daft Punk – “Technologic” [Yoonbell Remix]

 

As we patiently await for Daft Punk’s new record, Random Access Memories on May 21— listen to this trancy and euphoric remix of “Technologic” by UK-based producer, Yoonbell!

And in other Daft Punk news: IAmMusic.TV reports that Pharrell hit the studio with Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers and “placed vocals on three of the albums tracks.”

I think on May 21 we should all fasten our seat belts, ’cause Random Access Memories will be a fast, groovy, electro-magnetic ride!

Download track below.

Daft Punk (iTunes) Yoonbell (Soundcloud)

KARIN PARK – “Can’t Stop Now” [Live at Missions Huset]

 

Watch this incredible industrial, synth heavy rendition of “Can’t Stop Now” by Swedish electro-goth-pop songstress, Karin Park. The live session was video taped with her brother David (on drums) at Park’s home and studio at Missions Huset in Djura, Leksand, Sweden as a teaser for Park’s upcoming European Spring Tour. “Can’t Stop Now” appears in Park’s 2009 record, Ashes To Gold.’

If you haven’t yet listened to Karin Park’s impressive ‘Highwire Poetry‘ you are missing-out on one of 2012’s best releases. ‘Highwire Poetry’ came at #2 on my list of Best Album Of 2012. (Here)

I’m really hoping that Karin Park will make her way to NYC sometime this year for a live gig (crossing fingers) but for now, check out her European Tour dates below.

Karin Park (iTunes) (Facebook)

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NU MUSIC: ASTA – “I Need Answers” [Official Video]

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Tasmanian singer-songwriter ASTA briefly caught our attention last year when we stumbled upon her catchy electro-pop song, “My Heart is On Fire.” The singer possesses a very unique voice that’s not easy to forget.

Following up on her, I decided to check her Facebook page for any recent updates; and as luck would have it she recently premiered another fantastic tune called, “I Need Answers.” Striking the perfect balance between electro-pop and indie-rock, the slow burning track begins acoustically, like a Lykke Li song, before breaking into a groovy danceable pop tune that highlights the singer’s mystical vocals. Below you can watch the equally bewitching video for the single.

Also, below is a killer remix of “My Heart is On Fire” by Acid Mouth! and a House take on the track by German producer, Marius Hoersturz. Simply click on Buy, the link will redirect to his Facebook page where the fee download awaits.

ASTA – iTunes| Facebook

NEW MUSIC: Tove Lo – “Habits”

 

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Another day, another incredibly amazing Swedish act. Introducing Singer-songwriter, Tove Lo.

Late last year the talented 24-year-old singer\songwriter released her first solo effort; the lyrically obsessive and heart-wrenching pop song, “Love Ballad.” Thou the song is a ‘ballad’ at heart; it plays like a catchy summer song—the track mixes melodic drums kicks over an island-tinged vibe that playfully carry the tune above Lo’s optimistic cries.

Tove Lo follows that incredible release with another stellar track called, “Habits.” A mid-tempo pop tune with the same lyrical punch as “Love Ballad.” The song and video depict the singer as she downward spirals in a list of habits and addictions after a failed relationship. “You’re gone and I gotta stay high, all the time, to keep you off my mind” she sings over the minimal pop beats of the chorus. Incredible song. I’m really excited to hear more from Ms. Tove Lo!

Tove Lo (iTunes) (Facebook)

Jessie Ware – “Imagine It Was Us” [New Song!]

The incredibly talented Jessie Ware and producer friend Julio Bashmore have done it again!

Annie Mac’s Radio One has just premiered a brand new collaboration by the pair called “Imagine It Was Us.” The track is a disco tinged house number that will appear in Ware’s upcoming, Devotion: Gold Edition’ on April 15.

“Imagine It Was Us” is insanely good. Take a listen!

Jessie Ware (iTunes) (Amazon) (Facebook)

New Music: Pamela Hute – “Vectorial Boy” [Official Video]

 

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In search of new music I came across Parisian indie-pop-rock artist, Pamela Hute and her newly released single and video, “Vectorial Boy.”

The track’s brit-rock arrangement and incredibly catchy guitar-riffs draw influence from early 90’s pop-rock masters like Elastica (whom I adore) and The Breeders. The official video for “Vectorial Boy” might seem simple at first, but Hute’s Buddy Holly style glasses and androgynous demeanor is all that’s needed to complement the track’s lyrical coolness and electric pop-rock edge.

Take a listen!

“Vectorial Boy” is taken from Pamela Hute’s latest album, Bandit.

Pamela Hute (iTunes) (Facebook) (Soundcloud)

NEW MUSIC: Inouwee – “Danger” [Official Video]

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Introducing electro-pop-rock duo Inouwee!

Inouwee is a Danish indie pop electro duo from Copenhagen consisting of Kaare Hansen and Signe Marike. Their music is authentic, emotional and honest; with a genre-bending sound that cleverly blends trip-hop, indie and rock into darkly enigmatic pop songs.

“Danger,” is their brand new single. The track is taken from their debut EP, ‘GHOSTS AND SHADOWS.’ I want to melt your cold blooded heart, need to, rip it up, got to tear it apart” lead singer Signe Marike softly croons over the tracks menacing synth work and dazzling keyboard play. The song’s hypnotizing electro-vibe plays like a secret project between NIN, Depeche Mode and MS MR that’s musically grounded by Marike’s warm emotional vocals. Loving this song. Take a listen!

Watch the video for “Danger” below and be sure to grab the ‘GHOSTS AND SHADOWS – EP’ via iTunes now!

Inouwee (iTunes) (Facebook)

Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” ft. T.I and Pharrell [Official Video]

 

Robin Thicke has just unleashed the official video for his brand new single, “Blurred Lines.”  The funky R&B pop jam features rapper T.I and Pharrell.

Looks like Thicke only needs a Suit and Tie and a funky groove to give JT a run for his money.

Watch!

“Blurred Lines” is the lead single off Thicke’s upcoming album, which is due out later in 2013.

Robin Thicke (iTunes)