Plastic Plates drops a funky, disco tinged remix of Strange Talk‘s new single, “Cast Away.” The new remix has an amazing futuristic vibe complete with echoing vocals and head-nodding synth! A must have!
As we patiently await the release of Natasha Khan‘s brand new Bat For Lashes‘ album, The Haunted Man, lets enjoy this absolutely incredible remix of “All Your Gold” by the masters of house and nu-dicso, Hercules and Love Affair!
Let the weekend begin!!!
The Haunted Man arrives October 22nd in the U.S. and October 15th worldwide.
The beautiful track “Night Light” by the lovely Jessie Ware gets a sexy dance remix by none other than electro-pop master, Joe Goddard from Hot Chip!
This is pure perfection! Take a Listen!!!
“Night Light”is taken from Jessie Ware‘s exceptional debut, Devotion, out now.
The magical pairing of Joe and Jessie came together as a result of a BACARDI funded mentoring scheme called BACARDI Beginnings which sees established artists mentor the best up-and-coming music talent and showcase their sound to wider audiences. Each is given a £10,000 bursary to spend on the career of an upcoming musical act of their choice. How incredible is that?!
Joe Goddard chose to mentor Jessie Ware, Friendly Fires picked electro-pop-R&B duo, Aluna George and Mylo selected upcoming songstress, and one of our favorite new artists, Ronika!
The project launched earlier this year to mark BACARDI’s 150th birthday and as part of the brand’s ongoing commitment to support new musical talent.
What an amazing musical project! I’m dying to hear what ALL these incredible talent comes up with!
Below is a video of Joe and Jessie working together in the studio for the “Night Light remix”
I don’t know about y’all, but I think this whole new wave of “gay-rappers” are taking hip-hop visually and lyrically to a whole new dimension— artists like Mykki Blanco, LE1F, Azealia Banks (Yes, I do consider Banks a gay rapper…have you heard her FANTASEA Mixtape?!!) and Zebra Katz are definitely redefining the genre, each with their own unique esthetic and take on Music, Art, fashion and Culture.
ZEBRA KATZ‘s “Ima Read,” the cool but dark-in-tone take in the art of reading (used in Vogue dancing, ballroom and by drag queens) is a track that stands out visually and lyrically…and it’s one that a lot of people mistake for misogynistic but in fact, it’s a fun and comical kinda track…if you’re fluent in the art of reading of course.
The track was recently given a dance remix by London’s electro-pop duo I Am A Camera. Take a listen and practice your reading skills on the dance floor!
Australian electro-dance-rockers Gold Fieldsreturns with another killer track entitled “Dark Again,” off their upcoming debut LP, Black Sun due out in January!
We introduced you to Gold Fields back in November of last year (here) and I remember calling these guys the next best thing—I still stand behind that statement. The new track features melodic basslines with a bouncy, catchy chorus that will entice any rock or electro-pop fan! “Dark Again” is simply another stellar cut from the talented band.
If you haven’t yet listen to Gold Fileds’ self titled debut EP (below) I urge you to give it a try! You’ll be hooked once you’re through the with last track!
UK Electro-pop duo Death Rattle (Helen and Chris Hamilton) continue their trilogy of videos with “Fixer,” the last featured track of their dark-trilogy. The first two videos, ‘The Dig’ and ‘Do As You Please’ were both released earlier this year. All three tracks are taken from the duo’s forthcoming EP, HE&I.
“Fixer” is by far my favorite track of the trilogy. The song has a gloomy beginning but soon after it breaks into a captivating electro-charged industrial dance number.
Grab ‘The Dig’ as a free download below.
Death Rattle‘s “HE&I – EP” arrives October 15 via Frontal Noize.
Sky Ferreira unleashes the official music video for “Everything is Embarrassing!”
The gorgeous track was co-written with Blood Orange and Ariel Rechtshaid and will appear on Sky’s much-anticipated Ghost EP, which is due October 16th via Capitol Records.
The beautiful black-and-white video directed by Grant Singer, sees the indie electro-pop princess posing on a rooftop, stairwell and in a playground as she delicately sings the haunting track.
Ghost will contain collaborations with a diverse group of producers and songwriters including Cass McCombs, Greg Kurstin (Santigold, The Shins, Foster The People), Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann), Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Charli XCX), and Blake Mills (Band of Horses).
Sky is also proud to announce a number of terrific NYC performances for the annual CMJ music marathon! (Which I’ll be attending!) All dates below.