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Charli XCX – You (Ha Ha Ha) [Official Video]

 

Electro-Goth-Pop princess Charli XCX is back with another stellar video and track. The melodic new single “You (Ha Ha Ha),” samples Gold Panda’s instrumental “You” track. The single originally premiered on BBC a few weeks back.

About the video, Charli comments:

“We’d been heavily influenced by the world of Tumblr superstars and the quick click, pop-tastic world of the internet in my previous videos, so this time we decided to look elsewhere,” she writes. “We’d been watching a lot of grindhouse movies, mostly with strong female leads like The Pom Pom Girls and Coffy, and there seemed to be a bizarre cross over from that genre of cinema and today’s world of pop. Shooting the video in a gun factory seemed like the perfect grindhouse setting for a kick ass, girl power story, with super pretty girls swapping the bullets for lipstick. Cute!”"

Charli is currently working and writing with Miike Snow‘s Andrew Wyatt and Clams Casino’s Michael Volpe, among others on her yet untitled debut album schedule for the spring.

Watch as charli and her gun-wielding girl crew party inside a factory in the video for “You (Ha Ha Ha)”.

Charli XCX (iTunes) Download the Super Ultra Mixtape here.

Vanity 6 – “Nasty Girl” [Hardcore Math User Remix]

 

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So we’re are back with another cool remix for our “Classics Remixed” section of the blog. This time I bring you the Prince penned classic, “Nasty Girl” by his protégé girl group Vanity 6. This sexy R&B jam was released back in 1982 and still sounds as good and fresh today as it did 30 years ago!

A funny thing about this song is that Lead singer Vanity, who is now a Christian preacher, has denounced the song and told the members of her congregation who listen to “Nasty Girl” to “keep praying for the Holy Spirit”. LOL.

Grab a copy of the Hardcore Math User remix below.

enjoy!

Willow Smith – “Sugar and Spice”

 

Listen to Willow Smith’s beautiful and gloomy new song “Sugar and Spice.” The song samples Radiohead’s dreary track “Codex” from the album The King of Limbs. 

With lyrics like  “I tried to be sugar and spice, but I’m melancholy and can’t do anything right / The monsters under my bed keep making noise at night, I just want silence”  the track evokes whats currently going-on in the US (world ) right now; Sandy Hook, Suicide, Bullying, etc. There is tremendous maturity bursting through this track, it’s hard to believe that Smith still only 12 years old.

Smith’s debut, Knees and Elbows is schedule to drop sometime this year.

What do you guys think of this track?!

Kids Of The Apocalypse – “Masters Of The Sun” [New Music!!]

 

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Check out mystery band, Kids Of The Apocalypse aka KOTA and their epic debut single, “Masters of The Sun.”

Currently, there is not a lot of information about the band but their video and single is generating major buzz around the blogsphere. Kids Of The Apocalypse arrives with an equally mysterious interactive website. HereTyping the word ‘MESSAGE’ on the site reveals the following message:

“living for a century without a frontier, the time for creation has begun. We will not seek power, only release it. It must live free now. THE UNIVERSE WANTS TO PLAY”

That message sounds like an ANONYMOUS announcement, doesn’t it?? hmm…? Guess we just have to wait and see :)

Check out the retro-style video for the stomping, synth-heavy, apocalyptic choral anthem, Masters of The Sun! This song is EPIC on every scale!

Check it out and Download the track below!

 

Hervé – “Save Me” featuring Austra

 

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The incomparable and talented Joshua Harvey aka Hervé returns with a haunting new track featuring the ever-so mesmerizing vocals of Austra!

Take a listen to the haunting, ‘Save Me’ the first single from Herve’s forthcoming album, The Art Of Disappearing. The record will feature guest vocals by Maria Minerva, Niki & The Dove and Seasfire.

The Art Of Disappearing arrives on 4th March 2013.

Hervé (iTunes)

Austra (iTunes)

UPDATE: VIDEO

Duke Dumont – “The Giver” + Remixes [Tiga, Jesse Rose, Locked Groove]

 

British DJ\Producer Duke Dumont, unleashes the incredible and ecstatic vocal house anthem “The Giver.” The feel-good house anthem is simply FIRE!!! and will surely get dance floors burning from NYC to London! The track is taken from Dumont’s FOR CLUB PLAY ONLY VOL. 2. It also features remixes by Tiga, Lando Kal, Gingy & Bordello, and Locked Groove.

Preview a few mixes below and grab a FREE download of the Jesse Rose remix!!

Duke Dumont (iTunes) (Beatport)

WAZU – ROBOBO [Album Review]

Embrace your darker side, at least for one bone-chilling night. Nodding back ever so graciously to the synth sounds of neo-80s, this orchestra of goth, horror-punk, dance & electro is sure to entice.  Wazu’s full album Robobo released this past Halloween gives us a deeper darker insight into their feelings of disdain & haunting gloom. Surprisingly their deep dark voyage gives way to a hopeful outcome.

This eccentric pair comprised of Matt & Rizz, natives of Sydney Australia and now based in New York City have formed a sound that can be comparable to that of Depeche Mode and even newer bands such as Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti & Crystal Castles. Even though slightly reminiscent to others in certain ways, Wazu has definitely managed to cleverly carve out an original sound that is enjoyably fresh in this rapidly growing field of “me too’s”.

Ingenious lyrics accompanied by energetic dark grooves and ghostly vocals work together so seamlessly in danceable tracks like “It’s a Trick” & “Councilor”. As we progress, the melancholy feeling of “Ghost Years” is haunting on so many levels. And alas, a beautiful ending to an already compelling piece of art is “Irene” with wonderful guitars and deep vocals that end in an array of atmospheric fog. Robobo is a brilliant journey full of emotional high & lows that I was more than happy to experience. by Wil Rodriguez.

WAZURobobo [iTunes]

 

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Tiga – “Plush” [New Video]

 

So what do we think of Tiga’s brand new still-video for the Gary Numan-esque track, “Plush”?? I think it’s creative… but a bit lazy, don’t you think?

The track in the other hand is insanely good! Old-school techno beats drenched in 80′s funk and glam…what’s not to like?!!  This is the Jam!!

What do you think of the video? Does it work for the song or no?

“Plush” is taken from the mix LP Tiga Non Stop out now.

 Tiga (iTunes)