Jay Loyola

El Perro del Mar – “Walk on By” [New Video]


Swedish singer Sarah Assbring aka El Perro del Mar returns with a sublime, house tinged number entitled “Walk on By.”

The smooth and groovy house track arrives with a colorful acid-washed video that will take you on a nostalgic trip back to the 90’s. Check it out!

 “Walk on By” is the first single from her forthcoming album, Pale Fire arriving November 12 in Europe and November 13 in North America.

El Perro del Mar (iTunes)

Bat For Lashes – “All Your Gold” [Hercules and Love Affair Remix]


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.

Bat For Lashes (iTunes)


MYTHS – “The Horizon” [Grimes & Majical Cloudz Remix]


Vancouver’s electro duo MYTHS’ nightmarish track ,“The Horizon” gets a synthy, echoing and dreamy rework by Grimes and Majical Cloudz! Check it out!

The new rework of the track will be included in MYTHS’ upcoming Deadlights EP, out October 16.

MYTHS and Elite Gymnastics are currently on tour with Grimes so be sure to check them out in their North American tour! Check HERE for tour dates.

MYTHS (iTunes)

JESSIE WARE – “Night Light” [Joe Goddard Remix]


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”

Jessie Ware (iTunes)



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!


Gold Fields – “Dark Again” [NEW TRACK!!]


Australian electro-dance-rockers Gold Fields returns 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!

Gold Fields (iTunes)

Death Rattle – “Fixer” [Official Video]


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.

Death Rattle (Official Site) (Facebook)

Sky Ferreira – “Everything is Embarrassing” [Official Video]


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.

CMJ Performances

October 17 (10pm) @ Union Hall
with Blondfire and Ghost Beach

October 18 (early, 8pm) @ Bowery Ballroom
with IO Echo, MS MR, MNDR, Deap Valley, and Gabriel Bruce

October 18 (late 11:30pm) @ the Neon Gold party at Santo’s Party House
with Icona Pop, Youngblood Hawke, Morning Parade, Pacific Air, Blondfire, Strange Talk and others

October 20 (daytime tbd) @ Bowery Presents party at Piano’s
with Foxygen, The Orwells, Savages, San Cisco, Born Ruffians, Blessed Feathers, and Little Green Cars

October 20 (12am) @ the Life or Death Party at 92Y Tribeca
with Poolside, Diiv, Merchandise, Twerps, Slug Guts, Maria Minerva, Kilo Kash, and Mac DeMarco

Sky Ferreira (iTunes) (CMJ Music Marathon 2012)