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Premiere: STEED LORD – “Curtain Call” [New Single]

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Icelandic synthpop-trio STEED LORD (Mega, Kali, and Eddie) return with “Curtain Call” their first single taken from the upcoming new album, “The Prophecy part 2,” a follow-up to 2012′s incredible, cinematic dance-odyssey, “The Prophecy pt. 1.”

The new track is a lush, nu-disco jam that gently warms-up to the beat of a retro-futuristic groove, deep pulsing synth and Kali’s inescapable sensual vocals.“Curtain Call” is simply another killer production by the Icelandic trio that’s nothing short of sheer perfection.

“Curtain Call” is out now via Bandcamp.

Now hit play, sway, groove, repeat, repeat, and repeat.

STEED LORDBandcamp \ Facebook \ iTunes

Premiere: KARIN PARK: “Shine” [Brand New Single]

 

Following her critically acclaimed album Highwire Poetry produced by Christopher Berg (Fever Ray) and Barry Barnett, Swedish Electropop diva, Karin Park returns to the spotlight with a somber, deep-house, catchy new single, “Shine.”

“Even if there’s nowhere to go, even when you know it’s all your fault, let my love shine, into the darkens of your mind, you’re lost in the forest and it feels like no way out, I shine so bright, let my love shine” Park seductively comforts above the sounds of sparkling steel drums and deep-house beats.

“Shine” is a bit of a sonic departure from the dark, 80′s industrial sound experienced in Highwire Poetry; but it greatly maintains the emotionally haunting rhythm and vibe we’ve come to love from the statuesque electropop-siren. “Shine” is a soul-warming gem that brightly shines on it’s own brooding dance-groove. Simply, superb!

This makes me really excited for what Park has in store for us this year! Xing fingers for a U.S tour as well…NYC to be precise (hint).

Below is a quick clip of Park performing the new single live for the first time at the D.Brand catwalk show in Stockholm.

“Shine” arrives via iTunes & Beatport on Feb 24th.

Karin Park – “Shine”
1. Radio Edit
2. Radio Instrumental
3. Lovegrove Remix

Karin Park - iTunes \ Facebook \ Beatport

Kelis unveils ‘FOOD’ Album Artwork and talks “Orchestral” New Sound!

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 FOOD – Tracklisting

1. Jerk Ribs
2. Breakfast
3. Forever Be
4. Floyd
5. Runner
6. Hooch
7. Cobbler
8. Bless The Telephone
9. Fish Fry
10. Change
11. Rumble
12. Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy
13. Dreamer

With just a few months away from the release of her brand new album, FOOD– Kelis has shared the album’s artwork and a few interesting details about the vibe of the new record. Primarily, that the album was produced and recorded at Dave Sitek’s house with a huge live band!

“It’s full band,” Kelis tells HipHopHollywood. “It’s got a horn section, strings and an orchestra – it’s very dramatic and orchestral.

Sounds like FOOD is going to be a complete departure from the electro-pop-dance sound she masterfully achieved in 2010′s Flesh Tone. By now that should be expected though, Kelis has successfully reinvented her sound on every record…and that’s why we love her!

Watch the clip below for more details and listen to FOOD’s lead single “Jerk ribs.”

FOOD is expected to drop in the UK on April 21 and a day later in the US.

Are you excited for the new Kelis record?!

KELISFacebook \ iTunes

Disclosure – “F For You” Featuring Mary J Blige [Official Video]

 

It has arrived! After surprising their audience with a special appearance at NYC’s Terminal 5 live show a few days ago, and hyping their collabo via twitter; UK house duo Disclosure have finally unveiled an updated studio version of “F For You” featuring the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Ms. Mary J. Blige!

Watch the brand new video below!

‘F For You’ is taken from Disclosure‘s debut album, Settle.

DisclosureiTunes / Facebook

SOLOMUN – “GAMBLE ON YOU” FEATURING ROISIN MURPHY

 

Nothing matters today but this brand new tune by Bosnian producer Solomun called “GAMBLE ON YOU” featuring the intoxicating, soulful vocals of the divine, Róisín Murphy!

The track is dark and vibrant dace number with a pulsing production that slowly gets more aggressive and sexier at every beat; while Murphy’s voice, yet again, effortlessly seduces you into a sonic trance.

“GAMBLE ON YOU” is just tremendous! The world needs another Róisín Murphy album ASAP!

shout-out to our friends over at Hard Candy for finding this!

TAKE A LISTEN!!

Elizabeth Rose – “Sensibility” + New EP

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Incredible new jam by Australia’s Elizabeth Rose (whom we featured back in early 2013, here) with major R&B throwback grooves in the likes of Aaliyah and Xscape circa 1995. The track is masterfully infused with Rose’s unmistakable electronic, dance flavor.

“Sensibility” is the latest single from the singer/songwriter/producer and follows the release of “The Good Life.” Both tracks appear on her 5-track self-titled EP, out now!

Check it!

 Elizabeth Rose iTunes / Facebook

Lancelot – “Givin’ It Up” featuring Antony Hegarty & Cleopatra [HOUSE TUNE!]

 

Sydney-based house producer Lancelot unleashes a brilliant house-thumper called, “Givin’ It Up” just in time to bring in the new year!

The infectious new house tune features none other than the incomparable soulful vocals of Antony Hegarty and Aussie duo Cleopatra. We haven’t heard Antony Hegarty on a dance track since 2011′s ‘Prisoner of Love,’ his incredible collaboration with Nomi Ruiz and Jessica 6! So this is a welcome surprise! Here is hoping we get to hear more of Antony on 2014!!

Lancelot’s “Givin’ It Up – EP arrives January 20th— but you can dance your ass off right now by hitting play below!

LancelotFacebook \ Official Site

BEST ALBUMS OF 2013

 

Here are my top picks for best albums of the year.

Did any of YOUR favorite albums made it to our list? Do you agree with our pick for the top spot? Let us know! Comment below or via our Facebook page.

Janelle-Monae-Electric-Lady

30. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady

 

mia-matangi-cover-400x40029. M.I.AMatangi

 

John_Newman_Tribute.jpg 28. JOHN NEWMANTribute

 

hurts-exile27. HURTSExile

 

Charli_XCX_-_True_Romance26. CHARLI XCX - True Romance

 

goldfields_blacksun25. GOLD FIELDSBLACK SUN

chvrches24. CHVRCHESThe Bones Of What You Believe

 

alpine-a-is-for-alpine23. ALPINE A Is For Alpine

 

Little_Boots_Nocturnes22. LITTLE BOOTSNocturnes

 

cloudz21. MAJICAL CLOUDZImpersonator

 

james-blake-overgrown20. JAMES BLAKEOvergrown

 

dm19. DEPECHE MODEDelta Machine

 

ms-mr-secondhand-rapture-400x40018. MS MRSecondhand Rapture

 

Disclosure_Settle17. DISCLOSURESettle

 

Frankmusic_between16. FRANKMUSIKBetween 

 

Rudimental_Home15. RUDIMENTALHOME

 

the-197514. THE 1975The 1975

 

alunageorge-bodymusic13. ALUNAGEORGE Body Music

 

Kanye-yeezus12. KANYE WESTYeezus

 

glasser-interiors11. GLASSERInteriors

 

Bastille-bad-blood10. BASTILLE Bad Blood

 

The_Weeknd_Kiss_Land9. THE WEEKNDKiss Land

 

arctic-monkeys-am-cover8. ARTIC MONKEYSAM

 

haim-days-are-gone-400x4007. HAIM Days Are Gone

 

St-lucia-when-the-night6. ST. LUCIAWhen The Night

 

SkyFerreira-NightTime5. SKY FERREIRANight Time, My Time

 

london-grammar-if-you-wait4. LONDON GRAMMARIf You Wait

 

lorde-pure-heroine-4103. LORDEPure Heroine

 

MayaJaneColes_comfort2. MAYA JANE COLESComfort

 

VV-Brown-Samson-Delilah1. VV BROWN Samson & Delilah


Lorde – “Royal” [Mirco Niemeier Bootleg]

 

Great new remix of Lorde’s #1 chart-topping, breakthrough song “Royals” by German DJ\Producer Mirco Niemeier.

Niemeier’s bootleg takes you on a bouncy, nu-disco night stroll through the streets of Berlin as you confidently wear your brand new leather jacket and sunglasses; giving absolutely no fucks that you’re listening to queen-bee Lorde on the way to the club. :)

“But every song’s like gold teeth, grey goose, trippin’ in the bathroom, Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room, We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams.”

Download, play and get your royal party on.

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