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MØ: “Pilgrim” [MS MR Remix]


We introduced you to the ever-so-hypnotic, (aka Karen Marie Ørsted) a few months back via her lush symphonic track, “Glass” and the island tinged debut, “Pilgrim.” 

 has enlisted New York duo MS MR to add a little dark-magic to her debut track. The haunting remix of “Pilgrim” arrives with an accompanying video featuring the singer slow-dancing to the newly gloomy vibe of the chorus, behind a backdrop of green lasers and lingering statues.

recently signed to Sony and she’s in the process of recording her debut album with Danish producer, Ronni Vindahl. She is also collaborating with none-other then, Diplo! Hopefully, for more than just one track.

Follow on facebook and Grab a free download of Pilgrim (MS MR Remix) here – http://on.fb.me/11Q02JZ

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NEW MUSIC: Elizabeth Rose – ‘Crystallise’ EP


Hailing from Sydney, 22-year-old electronic-pop producer Elizabeth Rose has a knack for producing, highly-addictive, electronic dance tunes. She burst onto the scene back in 2012 with her debut single ‘Ready.’ The track, a blissful and infectious pop song layered in astral beats, provided a quick sample of her soulful, dance productions.

Recently, Rose teamed-up with UK producer Sinden for the new single, ‘Again.’ The fantastic collaboration is a bombastic treat of 808 key arrangements and club ready beats over Rose’s dreamy vocals.  We’re kinda obsessed with this tune– the  melodic breakdown on the bridge is insane!

Both tracks are taken from Elizabeth Rose’s debut EP ‘Crystallise,’ out now.

Free demo and a remix below.

Check it out!!

Elizabeth Rose –  iTunes / Facebook

Flight Facilities – “I Didn’t Believe” [feat. Elizabeth Rose]

Purveyors of all things electro, pop and disco; Flight Facilities unleash the easy-breezy, summer tune, “I Didn’t Believe” featuring the electric vocals of  Elizabeth Rose!

This is another winning tune by the Aussie duo! Check it out!

“I Didn’t Believe” drops May 8th via Future Classic and Glassnote.

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NEW MUSIC: London Grammar – “Wasting My Young Years” [New Single]


Listen to this gorgeous and haunting song called ‘Wasting My Young Years’ by hotly tipped, UK trio, London Grammar.

The stark gloomy production compares to the minimalist sounds of The XX’s and Active Child; driven by the lush, shiver-inducing vocals of lead singer, Hannah Reid.

Below are two more, equally haunting tracks by the trio called, “Hey Now” and “Metal & Dust” that will pretty much solidify London Grammar as your new favorite band.

“Wasting My Young Years’ arrives June 16th.

London GrammarFacebook / Souncloud

Hot Natured featuring Anabel Englund – “Reverse Skydiving” [Official Video]


We premiered (and bragged about) Hot Natured’s sexy, down-tempo banger, ‘Reverse Skydiving’  back in February (here). The killer tune finally gets a deserving official video featuring the glamorous and sexy, Anable Englund! Take a look!

‘Reverse Skydiving’  arrives May 6 as both, digital and 12”. Pre-Order here http://smarturl.it/ReverseSkydiving

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NEW MUSIC: Sinead Harnett – “Got Me” [Eats Everything & Lukas Club Mix]


Originally featured on Disclosure‘s “Boiling” and “What’s In Your Head” and most recently on Rudimental‘s “Baby,” British singer-songwriter Sinead Harnett steps out on her own to deliver the soulful, deep-house jam, “Got Me” produced by duo Eats Everything & Lukas Club.

I’m loving this tune! There is some Katy B meets Jessie Ware magic happening here. Take a listen.

“Got Me” arrives June 16 via Black Butter Records.

Sinead HarnettFacebook / Souncloud


NEW MUSIC: Truls – “Out Of Yourself” [New Single + Official Video]


This song by Norwegian singer-songwriter Truls (aka Truls Heggero) is simply pop-magic! Magic I tell you!!

Formally of indie-rock band Lukestar, Truls’ “Out of Yourself” is synthy and soulful electro-pop tune with a soaring catchy chorus driven by Heggero’s mind-blowing falsetto.

This track is captivatingly good and just plain brilliant! Watch the creepy, mind-trip, head-scratching official video below.

Truls Facebook / Official Site

NEW MUSIC: MOKO – “Summon The Strength” + “Homesick”


Introducing London’s Electro-R&B-Soul singer, MOKO.

The talented 21 Y.O’s music is a mixture of R&B, Gospel and Soul; sonically delivered in a blend of broody house beats and 90’s-inspired electronica.

The mesmerizing “Summon The Strength” is her debut single—and what a debut it is! The broody, slow burning dance track is a glorious throwback to early 90’s trip-hop; great bands like Massive Attack, Morcheeba and Tricky come to mind. “There are many laws, some of which I fight…but I, can’t summon the strength no more” MOKO soulfully sings above the sleek production.

“Homesick,” a recently released track that just appeared on her Soundcloud page is another great production that showcases Moko’s incredible vocal strength. Her velvety gospel-voice; which sound way beyond her years and echos that of Jennifer Hudson, easily breaks through the dominant pulsing bass and experimental electronic-beats of the track.

We are completely enamored and mystified by MOKO’s appearance, voice and sound. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for this talented newcomer!


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NEW MUSIC: Poliça – “Tiff” feat. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver



Ahhh! The brilliant electro-pop outfit, Poliça (aka Polica) have finally returned! The Minneapolis’ group\collective comprised of chanteuse Channy Caselle from Roma di Luna, Ryan Olson of Gayngs, Vampire Hands guitarist Chris Bierden, and drummers (that’s right, there are two) Drew Christopherson from Digitata and Ben Ivascu recently made an appearance at Coachella and premiered a new track called “Tiff” featuring Bon Iver’s frontman, Justin Vernon.

The gorgeous new tune is a soulful midnight-jam with a ghostly vibe that beautifully drifts above Channy Leaneagh and Justin Vernon’s melancholy vocals. Simply incredible tune. Take a listen!

I’m hopping to hear a new album announcement any day now. Xing fingers!

 PoliçaiTunes / Facebook




DC-based duo, PLOY (Gil Wojcik and Justin Victoria) recently appeared on our radar via their shimmering and breeze electro-pop gem “XIX”. The sweet summery lyrics and brilliant “Love me like you did when we were only nineteen” hook of the track is right on-par in quality, creativity and refinement as anything done by electro-pop masters, Hot Chip and Chromeo.

A few days ago the duo resurfaced with another incredibly brilliant tune called, “VRDSNT.”  The song is a sunny and bubbly synth-pop track led by the dreamy and inviting chorus “If you want it babe, just come on over, just come on over.” The hook is wrapped in melodic synth and steel drum kicks that add an island-tinged nostalgic effect. The track is absolutely brilliant!!

Take a listen!

Follow PLOY on Facebook to grab a free download of “XIX” now!

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AUSTRA – “Home” [Official Video]


Toronto’s electro-pop-goth outfit, AUSTRA has unveiled the official video for “Home,” the lead single from the band’s forthcoming record, Olympia.

The video, directed by Noel Paul & Stefan Moore (aka THAT GO), is mostly shot in a single long-take and is as transfixing and haunting as Katie Stelmanis’ vocals.

A simple and intimate concept, we hoped to capture the sadness and longing of the track in one take through a two-way mirror. The video is directed by THAT GO, a brilliant director-duo from Seattle responsible for one of my favorite videos of all time: Royksopp’s “The Drug.”

I can’t wait to hear the new record!

Olympia arrives June 17/18 via Domino and Paper Bag Records.

Austra’s tour dates below.

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03-13 Austin, TX – Vice Land (Vice SXSW)
03-14 Austin, TX – Hype Hotel (Hype Machine SXSW)
03-15 Austin, TX – The Mohawk (Windish SXSW)
03-16 Austin, TX – Elysium (Moog SXSW)
03-16 Austin, TX – Old Emo’s (Brooklynvegan SXSW)
06-02 Dublin, IE – Fobidden Fruit
06-06 Zurich, SE – Plaza
06-07 Luzerne, SE – Sudpol
06-08 Yverdon-les Bains, SE – L’Amalgame
06-10 Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
06-12 Paris, FR – Le Nouveau Casino
06-14 Berlin, DE – Lido
06-17 London, UK – Hoxton Bar Grill
06-20 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
06-23 Los Angeles, LA – Troubadour
06-26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent