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Nu Music: Allie X – “Bitch” [Official Video]

LA-based artist by way of Toronto, Allie X has gone from being a relatively unknown artist to a potential rising star; all within a very short period of time.

She landed on earth from planet X (I just made that up) back in February with the electropop tune, “Catch” a sugary jam that immediately captured the attention of bloggers and a few well known artist. But it only took a quick tweet from Katy Perry:  “Currently I’m obsessed with this song CATCH by Allie X: SPRING JAM!”  to instantly gain the mystery-artist a substantial amount of followers. Allie X, followed “Catch” with an even catchier tune, “Prime” a synth-laden song with a more aggressive sound that deliciously verges on 80s New-Wave. Now, the alienesque songstress is back with “Bitch” an inescapable musical concoction that sounds like Lana Del Rey meets Cyrstal Castles meets 80’s band Art of Noise. And, although she might not admit it, there’s an homage to Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day” on those icy-cool, synth twinkles in the intro and throughout the song—which quite frankly makes her cooler than your average pop starlet. “Bitch” is simply, phenomenal.

Check out the video directed by Jungle George and grab the free download below.

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Foster The People – “Best Friend” [Dim Sum Remix]

French DJ\Producer Dim Sum re-imagines Foster The People’s glossy, horn-driven “Best Friend” as a groovy, summer jam on this bouncy, nu-disco take on the track. Pure summer vibes on this one. Listen!

“Best Friend” is taken from Foster The People’s sophomore album, Supermodel.

Grab the free download from Dim Sum’s Facebook page here.

Grimes – “GO” featuring Blood Diamonds [Brand New track!]

A few weeks back during the Governors Ball festival in NYC, Grimes debuted a song live called, “Go” co-written by fellow Canadian artist Blood Diamonds.The song was written specifically for Rihanna, but was apparently turned down by her team (see tweet). Today, the studio version of the song has made it’s way into the world debuting first on Zane Lowe’s BBC radio show. Take a listen to the celestial-jam and let us know what you think?! We love it!

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Click HERE to grab the free download. Do it now!

Nu Music: Jess Glynne – “Right Here” [Official Video]

We had a brief introduction of singer-songwriter Jess Glynne via her feature on Route 94’s number 1 UK single ‘My Love‘ early this year. Well, the talented British songstress recently signed with Black Butter Records (Kidnap Kid, Sinead Harnett, etc.) and her first official release, ‘Right Here‘ has finally arrived! The track, produced by label mate Gorgon City, is a slick, horn driven house-jam with a deep hypnotic bassline that’s as contagious and sensual as Glynne’s sultry vocals. “Right Here” is officially our favorite summer jam of 2014. Listen!

“Right Here” arrives July 16th.

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FKA twigs – Two Weeks [Official Video]

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Undoubtedly one of the most visually and musically intriguing artist to emerge this year, UK songstress FKA twigs delivers another incredible visual treat on her new single “Two Weeks.” In the video, directed by Nabil Elderkin, the gorgeous singer; looking  like a cross between Iman in Michael Jackson’s ‘Remember The Time’ and Aaliyah as Queen Akasha in ‘Queen of the Damned’ seats at her throne, seductively dancing to a series of choreograph hand gestures. Twigs’ every move is simply mesmerizing. Watch!

“Two Weeks” is taking from twigs’ debut album LP1 due out August 12 (album cover above).

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We Are The Brave – “Sparrow” [ATTAR! Remix]

Sydney-based indie/synth-pop duo We Are The Brave (aka singer-songwriter Jess Chalker and hip-hop producer Ox Why) get the remix treatment from Belgian producer, remixer and DJ ATARR! (aka Renaud Deru). Deru (who also records under the monikers Mustang, Cosy Mozzy, Dirty Dancing and Libertine Supersport) has gained international acclaim for his remixes for artists like Gossip, Chrome Canyons, Giorgio Moroder and Propellers.

Check out ATARR!’s magic on this acid-tinged, deep house remix for We Are The Brave‘s breakthrough single, “Sparrow.” This is pure Vocal.House.Magic. Listen! Free download here.

“Sparrow – The Remixes” is out now!

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Róisín Murphy – “IN SINTESI” [Psychemagik Remix + Stream 'Mi Senti' EP]

UK DJ\Producer Psychemagik takes on the divine Róisín Murphy‘s “In Sintesi” from the the all-Italian EP, ‘Mi Senti’!

Listen to the sexy and funkadelic dance remix via a video mashup of Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty.

And for more listening pleasure, stream Murphy’s ‘Mi Senti’ in full below.!

Róisín Murphy – IN SINTESI (Psychemagik Remix) from Roisin Murphy on Vimeo.

AUSTRA – “Habitat” [Official Video + EP Stream]

Canadian electro-pop outfit Austra’s new EP, Habitat, was finally released yesterday. To celebrate  the band has shared the official video for the EP’s titled track! The video, directed by Matt Lambert is as sensual and hypnotic as the song itself; with great performances by strange, lustful characters. Beware though; there are some NSFW moments here.

Watch! EP Stream below.

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Photo by: Norman Wong

Eliot Sumner (aka I Blame Coco) – “Information” [New Track!]

After an absence of several years, UK artist I Blame Coco returns as Eliot Sumner with a somber and catchy new song called, “Information.”

A few days ago I was hotly tipped by my good friend Camille from HardCandy of the impeding return of Coco, a mutual favorite of ours. I was tagged in the letter you see below posted on Sumner’s new Facebook page.

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Although Coco has played small gigs here and there over the years (I saw her back in 2012 at Pianos in NYC) we haven’t heard any new material since her brilliant 2010 debut, The Constant.

This new track is such a welcome surprise; although her alias might have changed, we’re glad to hear that along with her captivating androgynous vocals, her distinctive 80s New-Wave and Synthpop sound has remain intact—it’s like she never left. The track was produced by Duncan Mills, who has worked with The Vaccines and Spector.

Take a listen and let us know your take on the new track?!

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BONUS: Grab a free download of Plastic Plates’ remix of ‘Turn Your Back On Love’ below.

Lana Del Rey – “Shades Of Cool” [Official Video]

Lana Del Rey unveils the official video for “Shades Of Cool” the cinematic new single off her masterful new album, Ultraviolence. The video stars Hollywood tattoo artist Mark Mahoney, whom also appeared in Lana’s video for “West Coast.”  Amidst some beautifully imagery of California’s landscape and hazy shades of color blue; the video depicts the after effects of Lana’s ill-fated romance with an older gentleman. Gorgeous visuals. Watch!

Ultraviolence is out today!

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