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BEST ALBUMS OF 2015

LittleBoots-Working Girl20 – Little BootsWorking Girl

asap-rocky-at-long-last-asap19 – A$AP RockyAT.LONG.LAST.A$AP

 

karinparkapocalypse18 – Karin ParkApocalypse Pop

elliGouldingDelirium17 – Ellie GouldingDelirium

16 – The Dead WeatherDodge and Burn

peaches-rub15 – PeachesRUB

The do-shake-shooken14 – The DøShake, Shook, Shaken

Years_&_Years_-_Communion13 – Years & YearsCommunion

Kali_Uchis12 – Kali UlchisPor Vida

Bjork-Vulnicura11 – Bjork – Vulnicura

 

Troye_Sivan_-_Blue_Neighbourhood10 – Troye Sivan – Blue Neighborhood

carly-rae-jepsen-emotion

9- Carly Ray JespenE*MO*TION

Halsey_-_Badlands8 – Halsey – BADLANDS

Florence_and_the_Machine_-_How_Big7 – Florence + The MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Empress-Of-Me-560x5606 –  Empress OfMe

On her stunning debut, Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of delivers one of the most personal and engrossing electronic albums released this year. After moving from Brooklyn to a remote town in Mexico; Rodriguez wrote, recorded, and produced Me entirely on her own. Her time in isolation is greatly reflected on the album’s minimalist dance sound and deeply personal lyrics. Every song on this record feels like a page torn from her diary; with vivid verses that capture intense moments of love, sex (“Nothing comes between us/ But a piece of latex/ When you tear my clothes off/ Like I was a paycheck”), breakup (“You’re just a heart to break / Easy to manipulate / I want to care much more / But I’m feeling less and less.”) to intimate moments of doubt and self reflection. This album isn’t just a showcase of great songwriting craftsmanship; but also, a brilliant display of innovated, emotionally-driven, DIY dance-music.

shamir-ratchet5 – ShamirRatchet

Although Shamir’s debut title might suggest an “obscene” or “sloppy” (for lack of a better word) musical inclination; nothing could be farther from the truth. There’s nothing Ratchet about this glorious release by the talented 20-year-old Shamir Bailey. With his electric-falsetto and sassy vocals; along with productions that varied from Funk, R&B, Disco to 80s-electropop; the album offers plenty of brilliant, unexpected dance moments that contrasts the electropop perfectionism of Hot Chip and the funky, gender-fluidity of Prince. Simply put— a FUN, FUN, FUN, FUNKY record!

Miguel-Wildheart4 – MiguelWildheart

Miguel’s third album Wildheart could be greatly considered as an exploration of soul-searching by way of pure sexual hedonism. From the sleek and bold sexual ride of “The Valley” to the R&B seduction of “Coffee” and “Flesh” to the desolate moments of “what’s normal anyway”; Miguel masterly blurs the lines between love, sex and solitude on this dreamy, psychedelic ride for self-acceptance and discovery. Much like the steamy, color-melting blend of the album’s artwork, the sound of Wildheart  is a sultry mixture of funky-electronica, trippy-guitar riffs over broody, R&B soundscapes. An absolutely incredible record!

RoisinMurphy-HairlessToys3 –  Roisin MurphyHairless Toys

Hairless Toys was not the pop record we were expecting after an 8-year absence; instead the divine Ms. Roisin Murphy blessed us with a regal musical piece that showcased her artistry extending far beyond the confining limits of pop —musically and visually (watch the videos!!). The sultry, Italo-disco groove of “Gone Fishing”, the Jazzy, synth-mutations of “Exploitation” and the funky, glimmering-pop beats of “Evil Eyes” are pinnacles that highlight her bravery, technicality, innovation and uncompromising, ever-evolving musical brilliance. Bravo, Ms. Murphy!

Abra-Rose2 – ABRARose

Undeniably, ABRA’s Rose is one of the best DIY records released this year! The self-proclaimed “darkwave duchess” emerged early in 2015 with a sleek brand of gloomy, dance-jams that fused elements of house, nu-wave,  R&B and 90s-electronica. Although most of the tracks are built around samples, low-key rhythms and snare drums; the self-produced artist manages to boast a lustrous musical space that’s sensually alluring and technically innovated at every turn. Her bald, lingering lyrics and sexy, honey-combs vocals add a layer of female empowerment and sensual confidence to the record that’s on par with Rihanna and FKA twigs. ABRA is yet to fully bloom; but we can already see the exciting potential behind every single petal of this captivating, electric Rose. BUY THIS!

 

GRIMES-ART-ANGELS

1 – GrimesArt Angels

There something indescribable about the music of Art Angles that is truly captivating.  It has elements of dance, hip-hop, shoegaze, new wave, industrial, alt-rock and trip-hop… to try to pin-point its root genre is practically impossible. And yet, we can all agree that it’s a pop record. A pop record unlike any other. A pop record with a message. ‘Cause underneath it’s dazzling, shimmering pop concoctions lies commentary on current social issues; subjects like the treatment of female musicians in the industry (“California”), global warming (“Butterfly”) and environmental change (“Life In The Vivid Dream”). Grimes wrote, composed, performed, recorded, produced, and engineered the album in its entirety; a trade we’re seeing more and more these days with new female artist ( See above; ABRA, Empress Of) but one that is hardly ever publicize. So, Art Angels’ message isn’t simply on prevailing social issues, but a highlight of female empowerment, technical artistry and purveyance of innovation. A truly defining moment for female musicians; but most importantly, for pop music.

Little Boots Unveils New Single, “No Pressure”

From the forthcoming album Working Girl  listen to Little Boots’ brand new single “No Pressure”! The track follows lead singles “Working Girl” and “Better In The Morning” (Below).

Working Girl  arrives July 10th via On Repeat / Dim Mak. Pre-order the album now to receive “No Pressure” as a free instant download.

Little Boots – iTunes | Facebook | Beatport

Tour Dates

-7th July, London, UK / Oslo Hackneyhttp://bit.ly/1F4hEXr
-15th July, Los Angeles, CA / The Echohttp://ticketf.ly/1KEinQA
-16th July, Santa Ana, CA / Constellation Roomhttp://tktwb.tw/1HewCxR
-17th July, San Francisco, CA / POPSCENEhttp://bit.ly/1PfZ6LT
-22nd July, Chicago, IL / Studio Paris Nightclub (DJ Set): http://bit.ly/1J93EPm
-23rd July, New York, NY / The Bowery Ballroomhttp://bit.ly/1Fb3ntt
-24th July, Allston, MA / Great Scotthttp://bit.ly/1KEl9VL
-25th July, Washington, DC / U Street Music Hallhttp://ticketf.ly/1JEr6BZ

LITTLE BOOTS – “TASTE IT” [Brand New Track + New EP!]

Little Boots is back and she means business— check out the pads on that power suit! The London Electropop songstress returns with a delightful—-or rather, sonically lustful new tune called “Taste It” from her forthcoming EP, Business Pleasure, out December 1st via her own label On Repeat Records.

The track, Produced by Com Truise and Jas Shaw from Simian Mobile Disco, is a seductive Electro-R&B jam set against a deep melodic bass and a hypnotizing tribal beat that slowly burns to the sound of Boots’ lush, echoing vocals. Stellar tune form the always evolving Little Boots!

Check it out!

If you are in NYC be sure to catch Little Boots live for a one-off solo show in Brooklyn, NY at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 8th for Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival where she’ll be featuring material from the highly anticipated “Business Pleasure” EP

Little Boots – iTunes \ Facebook \ Beatport

UPDATE: Official Video out  Now!

Track-listing:
1. Taste It
2. Heroine
3. Business Pleasure
4. Pretty Tough

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


Little Boots – “Broken Record” [Official Video]

Little-Boots-Broken-Record

On the eve of the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album Nocturnes, Little Boots unveils the video for lead single Broken Record, a swirling, hypnotic after-dark odyssey directed by the Au Agency (Alunageorge).

Nocturnes is now streaming exclusively on Pitchfork, so head-on over to give it a spin! http://pitchfork.com/advance/82-nocturnes/

Broken Record is available now via Beatport. Nocturnes arrives May 7!

Little Boots (iTunes) (Facebook) (Beatport)

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

2/5: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

3/5: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

4/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur (Making Time)

5/5: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

7/7: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

8/5: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

14/5: Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

15/5: London, UK @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club??(SOLD OUT)

17/5: Singapore, @ Fashion Forward After Party (LBD)

8/6: Aberdeen, UK @ The Garage, (LBD)

28/6: Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury (LBD)

11/7: Spain, @ ?BBK Festival, Bilbao

13/7: Bristol, UK @ 02 Academy (LBD)

9/8: Hungary @ Sziget festival

5/8: Portugal, @ Paredes De Coura Festival

17/8: Austria, @Frequency festival

Little Boots – ‘Superstitious Heart’ + ‘Whatever Sets You Free’ [New Tracks!]

 

Two brand new Little Boots tracks have just appeared online!

The chilled, nu-disco tinged track, ‘Superstitious Heart’ was produced by Maya Jane Coles and James Ford and released secretly under the pseudonym, ‘LB’ (very clever miss Boots!). The track is available in 12” accompanied by the bouncy, electro-house B-side, ‘Whatever Sets You Free’ produced by Baunz.

Take a listen to ‘Superstitious Heart’  below and click HERE to listen to ‘Whatever Sets You Free’

I’m loving these tunes! How about you guys?!!

Little Boots – “Headphones” [BBC Radio 1 World Premiere]

 

New Little Boots! Another banging disco inspired track just premiered last night on BBC Radio 1!  I’m really diggin all these new Azari & III, Disco-House flavored tracks by Ms. Boots!

Dear Boots…. please keep them coming!!!

I wear my headphones at the disco…and nobody ever has to know. I wear my headphones at the disco, and when the music starts…then you hear me singing LA LA LA LAAAAH! LAH LAH LAH LAAAAH!

Sick!!!

Little Boots (iTunes)

LITTLE BOOTS – “Every Night I Say a Prayer” [TENSNAKE Remix]

Early last year Little Boots returned with a surprise release; a monstrous six-minute new-school disco club-banger with Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford, called ‘Shake’, now she has unveiled another captivating track called ‘Every Night I Say A Prayer.’

The track is a collaboration with long-term admirer, Hercules & Love Affair’s Andy Butler, and will be released as a one-off limited edition 12-inch vinyl on Record Store Day (April 21), as well as a free digital download. The 12-inch vinyl release will include remixes by Joe Smooth and Tensnake.

‘Till then, enjoy a guilt free download of the slinky old-school house remix of the track by Tensnake!

Little Boots  (iTunes)

Little Boots – Shake (‘Til Your Heart Breaks) New Track! + Mixtape

Little Boots is back!!! The petite electro queen recently released the “Shake Until Your Heart Breaks – Mixtape” comprised of tracks from her current favorite artists (and ours, I have posted several tracks form these artist on the blog) including Tyson, The Magician and Joe Goddard‘s Gabriel‘. The mixtape also featured a snippet of a brand new track called “Shake” that got me all fired up. Well, today we finally get to hear that track in full! The new track is FIRE! Welcome back miss Boots!

Preview “Shake” and download the mixtape below!

Little Boots  (iTunes)

Little Boots – SHAKE by LittleBoots

Little Boots – Shake Till Your Heart Breaks by canuniXNA

SHAKE UNTIL YOUR HEART BREAKS MIXTAPE by LittleBoots