Grimes and Bleachers (the side project of guitarist Jack Antonoff of FUN) team-up for a new pop-tune called, “Entropy”. The sweetly somber pop-rock tune had it’s official debut on last night’s episode of HBO’s Girls.
Antonoff ‘s effortlessly cool and melodic guitar riff amazingly complements Grimes’ vocals—- showcasing a sort-of new, diverse vocal-range for the singer. The song is a great union of organic instruments and digital artistry. We love it.
Swedish electropop purveyors Kate Boy have unveiled the official video for the empowering new single, “Higher.” The video, directed by Ben Strebel (Gorgon City , Phoenix) is a powerful and touching story about liberty and individuality.
The band tells TIME: “The song ‘Higher’ is about equality and acceptance, and the video is set in a world where a society lives under the watchful eye of an oppressive force,” the band says. “We follow several characters as they struggle against authority under the toxic light where individuality is not tolerated. Through an ‘illegal’ crystal they one by one are able to see the world as it should be, vibrant and colourful, something they never knew could exist.”
“Higher” is taken from Kate Boy’s recently released self-titled EP.
Hot on the heels of their Grammy award win for “Best Dance Recording” for their global smash-hit “Rather Be” featuring Jess Glynne UK-based electronic actCleanBandit teams with Microsoft and YouTube to bring us the charming official video for the feel-good jam, “Stronger”.
The band shares: “We teamed up with Microsoft & YouTube Creators, Lekko Stronniczy to make the official music video of Stronger. With the help of Microsoft’s engineers, the ‘bullet-time’ effect was shot using 50 Lumia phones, a custom built app and a curved rig. You can watch how we did it in a three-part series, starting with our creative ideas to shooting the video on-set and finishing off with post-production here:http://po.st/LumiaEpisodes ”
“Stronger” is taken form the bands debut album “New Eyes” out now.
UK electronic-duo YOUTH who recently lend their vocal talents to PACES’ insane banger,“On My Mind” and ATLAS’ “Closer” have just dropped an amazing brand new tune called, “Just For You”. The track, a sweet and dreamy, sensual lullaby is the lead track from their upcoming debut EP out April the 6th on Camouflage Recordings. Check out the stunning track below! Thoughts?!
Brighton-based Veiga Sanchez aka Salt Ashes (an artist the world is slowly catching-up to) delivers another great visual treat to complement the equally brilliant new single, “Raided”. Driven by a percussive bass, a strutting deep-house groove and Sanchez’s Kate Bush-like vocals; the track evokes a lyrical mystery with a sensual sound that could easily transpire under the sheets behind closed-doors or in an underground club where its inspiration took place.
“A friend took me to an underground club in Berlin that reminded me of Warhol’s ‘Factory’. Everyone seemed to be escaping the outside world, hiding whatever secret or story they had. I became fascinated by them and tried to imagine what their real stories were which lead me to write Raided.”
Danish DJ, producer Kasper Bjørke teams up with filmmaker Karim Huu Do to deliver a dark and beautiful visual tale for the new single, “Apart”. The track features vocals by Icelandic dance-house group, Sísý Ey whom we introduced back in 2013! We get some Madonna\Roisin Murphy vibes from the vocals on this track.
“Apart” is taken from Kasper Bjørke’s album After Forever viaiTunes
Grimes has unveiled a brand new video for a song called “REALiTi”! The track is taken from her now scrapped follow-up to the masterful, Visions. She revealed to the New York Times back in late 2014 the album was dropped mainly due to the negative feedback she received from the track, “GO“.
“Since this [“REALiTi”] is no longer gonna be on the album, I’m releasing it as a special thank you to everyone in Singapore, KL, Manila, Jakarta, HK, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo who came out to the shows! It was an honor to play with a bunch of amazing bands and travel to places I would never otherwise be able to go.”
“This song was never finished. its a demo from ~ the lost album ~, recorded early 2013. i lost the ableton file, so its not mixed or mastered. i tried to doctor the mp3 into a listenable state, but it was poorly recorded in the first place and never meant to be heard by anyone, so its a bit of a mess haha.”
Sister trio HAIM team-up with M83 (Anthony Gonzalez) for a surreal and dreamy “Holes In The Sky” off the upcoming soundtrack for the movie, Insurgent. This is M83’s second contribution to the post-apocalyptic film franchise. The track “I Need You” appeared in the Divergent soundtrack, the first film in the series.
“We’ve been fans of Anthony Gonzalez and M83 for a long long time so when he reached out to have us sing on the song we were ecstatic,” HAIM told MTV News in a statement. “We had the best time in the studio with him, it all happened so fast and was so easy and natural. We are so excited to be a part of this movie.”
The soundtrack, arriving on March 17, will features songs by Royal Blood, Anna Calvi, Zella Day, SOHN, Imagine Dragons, Woodkid and Lykke Li.
Nicolas Jaar turns Florence and the Machine’s incredible new single “What Kind of Man” into a funky, 12-minute electronic odyssey! Imagine if Grace Slick from 60’s psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane got together with disco-funk pioneers Kool and The Gang to make an electronic record…. I’m certain this is what that effort would sound like!
“What Kind of Man” is takenfrom Florence and the Machine’s forthcoming album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful out June 2 in the US via Republic Records.