NR& (Nomi Ruiz, Rampa, &ME) – “ENEMY” + “BROKEN TOY” [VIDEO]



Those are the exact words I uttered while listening to the killer dance cuts, “Enemy” and “Broken Toy” by NR&, the collaborative project of Rampa, &ME and Nomi Ruiz from Jessica 6.

Brought together by German dance label Keinemusik, “Broken Toy” showcases Nomi Ruiz’s warm and seductive vocals over smooth percussion and groovy piano chords. While the house-anthem, “Enemy” will lure you into the dancefloor with it’s bouncing techno beasts and alluring pop-disco flair. Check it!

Grab both tracks from Beatport and DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!!!

NR& (Beatport)

James Blake – ‘Retrograde’ [New Track]


You’re on your own, in a world you’ve grown, Few more years to go, Don’t let the hurdle fall, So be the girl you loved, Be the girl you loved

Electronic soul crooner, James Blake returns with the amazing track, “Retrograde”, the first single from the forthcoming album, OvergrownSounding somewhere between D’angelo and Nina Simone the soulful ballad cuts deep and right-through the heart with it’s poetic lyrics and beautiful falsetto hymns.

I had the opportunity to see James Blake live at his sold out NYC show a few months back and I have to say, what you hear on his records is exactly you get on stage. Masterful keyboard play, sythn work and electronic loops…but his greatest strength, is his endearing and profoundly emotional voice.

Listen to “Retrograde” as it premiered at the Zane Lowe’s show on BBC Radio 1. It’s absolutely stunning.

Overgrown arrives April 8.

James Blake (iTunes)

POST UPDATE: Watch the official video now!

Mousse T – “Horny” [Casual Encounters Remix]


Essential weekend jam! Listen to this groovy funky-fresh revival of Mousse T’s 1998 hit, “Horny” by french house duo, Casual Encounters (Shawn Mac and Chas Bronz).

The horn arrangements and disco-house vibe of the track is incredibly contiguous, addictive and fresh! It’s horn-neee… horny, horny, horny! Check it out!

Download a copy below!

Casual Encounters (Facebook) (Soundcloud)

Ghost Beach – “Been There Before” [Shook Remix]



NYC’s Ghost Beach has partnered with record label The Most Definitely to release a remix EP of their amazing, Modern Tongues-EP. All 5-tracks will receive remixes by Penguin Prison, Gigamesh, Chad Valley, Summer Heart and Shook.

Dutch producer Shook delivers the first entry. Listen to his fresh, summery, nu-dicso take on, “Been There Before.” So good!!

Ghost Beach (iTunes)

Femme En Fourrure – “Pretty Boy” [OFFICIAL VIDEO] [NSFW]


It’s been a long time since we last had Finland’s Femme En Fourrure (Woman In Fur) on the blog, so it’s great to finally have them back via the Miikka Lommi directed video for their new track, “Pretty Boy.”

One of the main reasons we love the electro-duo (aside from the amazing music) is the very unique and artistic visual concepts of their videos—the video for 2011′s “Bronco” and the amazing, “Plump Bisquit” were eerie and splendidly weird— “Pretty Boy” is no exception. The video features a group of women in black leotards booty shaking to the ominous electro-goth sound of the song. The video is NSFW so beware.

Watch the video and let me know what you think of the new track?!

Femme En Fourrure (Facebook) (Official Site)

Depeche Mode -“Heaven” [NEW SONG + Official Video + B-Side]



The legendary Depeche Mode returns with a brand new single, “Heaven” taken from their long-awaited 13th studio full-length album, Delta Machine arriving on March 26th!

A deluxe version of the album will contain a second disc with 4 additional tracks as well as a 28-page hardcover book featuring photos by Anton Corbijn.

“Writing this album was incredibly daunting as I wanted the sound of this collection to be very modern,” songwriter, Martin Gore said in an announcement. “I want people to feel good about listening to this record, to get some kind of peace. It’s just got something magical about it.”

“It’s got a bit of a feel of Violator on some of the songs and a feel of Songs of Faith and Devotion on other songs, It’s a bit of a hybrid of those two for me.”

Listen to the new track HERE!

Delta Machine Track Listing:

1 – Welcome To My World
2 – Angel
3 – Heaven
4 – Secret To The End
5 – My Little Universe
6 – Slow
7 – Broken
8 – The Child Inside
9 – Soft Touch / Raw Nerve
10 – Should Be Higher
11 – Alone
12 – Soothe My Soul
13 – Goodbye

DELUXE EDITION: (includes hardcover 28-page booklet)

1 – Long Time Lie
2 – Happens All The Time
3 – Always
4 – All That’s Mine

UPDATE: Listen to the B-Side track, “All That’s Mine”


Kelly Sweet – “Ashes of My Paradise” [Official Video]


Watch L.A based singer\songwriter Kelly Sweet’s kaleidoscopic new video for the brilliant “Ashes of My Paradise.”

“In the opening shots, the mood is innocent, but there is a feeling of strain beneath the surface,” Sweet tells Hive. “As we move in deeper, we see the pain and passion take over as the colors become darker. However, all the way through we maintain a small light of hope reaching for the bit of true love left between the two.”

I’m getting Ellie Goulding, La Roux and Sarah McLachlan vibes from this beautiful tune!

Check it out!

Kelly Sweet (Facebook) (iTunes)

KATE BOY – “Northern Lights” [Official Remixes]


Our current obsession, Swedish electro-pop group, Kate Boy sees their first release stateside with the incredible ‘Northern Lights (Remixes) EP’. We enthusiastically introduced the band a few weeks back (Here) via their lush, breakout tunes, “Northern Lights” and “In Your Eyes” 

The ‘Northern Lights – EP arrives with two stellar remixes by Taken By Trees x Belief and Superhumanoids. Both remixes extend the experience and sheer perfection of the original.

Get your copy now!

Kate Boy (iTunes)

Disclosure – “White Noise” feat. AlunaGeorge


We are huge fanatics of Disclosure and AlunaGeorge (as you know) so it comes as no surprise that the union of these two power forces turns out to be…funky, wild, rad, groovy, electric and majestic!

‘White Noise’ is a massive dance track and a sure hit for both, AlunaGeorge and Disclosure. So make some room in your living-room ’cause you are gonna be dancing to ‘White Noise’ for hours!

Take a Listen!!