The very talented and wonderfully creative Dan Black returns to music with ‘Hearts’ the brand new single taken from his upcoming, presumably titled new album, Do Not Revenge due out later this year. The record follows his 2009 debut ((un)), which spawned the hit singles ‘Symphonies’ and ‘U + Me.’
The catchy and symphonic electro-pop ‘Hearts’ features none other than the incomparable, Kelis! Dan Black recently revealed to ELLE Magazine that the track was originally produced for Kelis’ upcoming album, FOOD.
Well, we were already working on songs for her album. After I wrote one of the songs [Hearts], I thought, this is so where I want to be going with my solo stuff. I just loved it. So, nervously, I asked her if I could use it, presuming she’d say no. But, magically, she said yes! I am a huge fan of hers.
The cool and creative accompanying video for ‘Hearts’ was shot over 24 hours on a rooftop in Paris. Kelis makes a cameo via moving posters and photographs. Co-staring in the video are also Dan Black’s furry friends (Plush Monkey and Rabbit) whom we actually met during Black’s last performance at Le Baron Chinatown in New York City back in 2012 (here).
This is yet another highly anticipated record we can’t wait to hear this year! Check it out!
We are really excited about this new track by Toronto’s AUSTRA! The band just released, “Painful Like” a bouncy, disco-tinged new track and second single taken from the upcoming sophomore album, Olympia. The track points to a new (dancier) sound direction by the band. Cannot wait for the new album! Take a listen!
Brooklyn duo FOLLOW ME came to our attention a little while back via their groovy remixes for Brandy’s‘I Wanna Be Down’ and TLC’s‘Unpretty.’ The duo has a knack for updating R&B classics into slow burning dance numbers without loosing their sultry vibe.
FOLLOW ME recently signed with Heavy Rock Music and “Somethin’ Bout You” is their first offering.The track samples vocals from 702′s“Steelo” which just happens to be one of my favorite songs by the girl group.
Grab the free tracks below and be sure to check out FOLLOW ME’s Soundcloud page for more goodies.
Alexander Ridha aka BOYS NOIZE returns hard with the ravy, electro-charged dance tune, “GO HARD.” The track is taken from his upcoming EP of the same name. Check out what Ridha had to say about the rest of the tracks from the upcoming EP.
“I made one Acid/Hardcore/Rave/Break track called “Excuse Me” ,
one very analogue Techno track “Inhale / Exhale”, with no melody and no bass line just really intense Robot voices, one 909 Acid/Disco-House track with summer vibes, one Acid (T)Rap track that goes Hard !! (yes no one has brought the Acid sound into Rap/HipHop yet hehe) plus another sick Rave beat on “Push Em Up”.
Boys Noize’s Go Hard -EP arrives June 24th on Boysnoize Records. TOUR DATES below.
GO HARD SUMMER TOUR 2013
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# DJ SET
$$ DOG BLOOD
Fri 5/31 - SWITZERLAND – NEUCHATEL @ FESTINEUCH FESTIVAL*
Sat 6/1 – AUSTRIA – ST. POLTEN @ BEATPATROL *
Fri 6/7 – GERMANY – NÜRBURG RING @ ROCK AM RING *
Fri 6/8 – GERMANY – NÜRNBERG @ ROCK IM PARK *
Sun 6/9 – UK – MANCHESTER @ PARKLIFE #
Thu 6/13 – CAN – TORONTO @ THE HOXTON #
Fri 6/14 – USA – MINNEAPOLIS @ MILL CITY NIGHTS #
Sat 6/15 – USA – MANCHESTER @ BONNAROO #
Sun 6/16 – USA – CHICAGO @ SPRING AWAKENING #
Sun 6/16 – USA – CHICAGO @ SPY BAR #
Mon 6/17 – USA – WASHINGTON @ U STREET MUSIC HALL #
Thu 6/20 – USA – SAN FRANCISCO @ MEZZANINE #
Fri 6/21 – USA @ LAS VEGAS @ EDC @ HARD STAGE #
Sat 6/22- USA – LAS VEGAS @ EDC @ HARD STAGE $$
Sun 6/23 – USA – LAS VEGAS @ REHAB – HARD #
Fri 6/28 – UK – GLASTONBURY @ SILVER HAYES STAGE $$
Sat 6/29 – UK – GLASTONBURY @ SPIRIT OF 71` STAGE #
Thu 7/4 – FRANCE – BELFORT @ EUROCKENNES *
Fri 7/5 – BELGIUM – WERCHTER @ ROCK WERCHTER *
Sat 7/6 – GERMANY – VÖLKLINGEN @ MAGNETIC FESTIVAL #
Thu 7/11 – USA – MARIAVILLE @ CAMP BISCO #
Fri 7/12 – USA – LOUISVILLE @ FORECASTLE FESTIVAL #
Sun 7/14 – CAN – OTTAWA @ OTTAWA BLUES FEST $$
Sat 7/27 – JAPAN – NIIGATA @ FUJI ROCK *
Sat 8/3 – USA – LOS ANGELES @ HARD SUMMER $$
Sun 8/4 – USA – CHICAGO @ LOLLAPALOOZA $$
Fri 8/9 – GERMANY – SAALBERG @ SONNEMONDSTERNE *
Sun 8/11 – HUNGARY – BUDAPEST @ SZIGET FESTIVAL *
Thu 8/15 – PORTUGAL – OFIR @ PACHA BNR NIGHT #
Fri 8/15 – BELGIUM – HASSELT @ PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL #
Sat 8/17 – GERMANY – HOCKENHEIMRING @ ROCK´M HEIM #
Tue 8/20 – SPAIN – IBIZA @ TOGETHER @ AMNESIA #
Fri 8/23 – FRANCE – CHARLEVILLE @ CABARET VERT FESTIVAL*
Sat 8/24 – UK – GLASGOW @ SLAM #
Sun 8/25 – UK – LONDON @ SOUTH WEST FOUR *
Thu 8/29 - SWITZERLAND - ZURICH @ ZURICH OPEN AIR #
Fri 8/30 – USA – NEW YORK @ ELECTRIC ZOO $$
Sat 8/31 – USA – NEW YORK @ ELECTRIC ZOO *
Ellinor Olovsdotter aka Elliphant has been releasing jam after jam after jam (In the Jungle, Tekkno Scene, Live Till I Die,Down on Life and more) ever since our brief introduction back in early 2012. Well, the Swedish electro-dance singer\rapper has unleashed another banger to add to her already killer collection. Check out the new dancehall anthem, “Music Is Life” featuring Jamaica’s Ras Fraser Jr.
“You may be poor, but music is free. A shitty day but then you press play…music protect you all day”
R&B British songstress V V Brown is moving in a new direction musically these days and we absolutely love it. Check out her latest offering, ‘Samson.’ The tune is a dark, art-house pop number in the same musical vein as Bat for Lashes and The Knife. The track was Co-produced by Dave Okumu of The Invisible.
The single is taken from her forthcoming album entitled ‘Samson & Delilah‘ which is due for release in September on her own label, YOY Records.
‘Samson’ arrives July 16 with remixes by Triste, Wall, The Voyeurist, Dedmon Diagrams and more!
R&B whiz kidLeonard Friend takes on the catchy single from the the buzzed about Los Angeles sister trio HAIM. Friend re-imagines the song with sparkling synths, a slowed down drum that gives a nod to Mtume’s ”Juicy Fruit” (aka the sample for Biggies “Juicy,”) old Zapp records, PhilCollins and TLC.
In case you missed it, Leonard Friend released hisLXLF ep just a few months back, a record packed with quirky synth explosions, slow jams, and dance-floor anthems like “Holograms,” “Middle of the Night” and more. The EP is available as a free download from Friend’s official site.
If you follow this blog frequently than you already know that I’m obsessed with LA-based electronic singer-songwriter, BANKS aka your-next-favorite-artist. Love her music, voice and mysterious seductive vibe.
Her latest offering, ‘Warm Water’ is a blissful down-tempo track produced by UK electronic pop prodigy Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs(TEED). The collabo is an odd but very welcome surprise. ‘Warm Water’ is a more subtle and spacious affair than the singer’s previous tunes and also a great departure for TEED’s typical arena-size dance productions. The song has a groovy, Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing” kinda vibe that feels effortless and tender. The kind of song you and your loved-one can enjoy during or after sex…while smoking a cigarette or during a warm sweaty embrace. Take a listen.
If you haven’t yet discover the seductive, nocturnal electro-pop sounds of BANKS, now is the time.
Here’s Emika’s brand new video for the entrancing, sexually charged and simply incredible, “She Beats” taken from her upcoming sophomore album, DVA. The video is directed by Matt Lambert and features Stephanie Ballantine.
There is comment for this video by someone on Emika’s YouTube channel that perfectly depicts what I feel and I’m sure what other fans like myself feel about Emika’s dark, magnetic, spellbinding sound. The comment reads:
“exploding sensuality… i wonder why this girl doesnt just label herself as a sonic drug”
That sentence defines EVERYTHING! So, from now on, I’ll be referring to Emika as the ‘sonic drug’.
Emika is currently on a short U.S tour (Dates below) I’ll be at the Brooklyn show on May 24 so stop by and say hello!
Following the release of the critically acclaimed debut, “On A Mission” in 2011 and the incredible, well received 4-track EP “Danger” (which still available as a free download here) a few months back; London’s Katy B returns to continue her mission….her mission to make us dance!
“What Love Is Made Of” is yet another genius, 90′s house inspired track by the London babe— it’s sexy, soulful, lyrically emotional and irresistibly ready for the dancefloor.