Marking the start of an exciting new collaborative project, Wolf + Lamb proudly shared the debut release of The Waves & Us earlier this weekend. Formed out of a creative meeting of minds between Maayan Nidam, Markus Nikolaus and Louis McGuire, theirs is a sound that strengthens the storied approach of a live band with the experimental thrust of analogue electronics. Pop and rock fundamentals lend an earthly hook to the tracks, but these are anything but straight-forward songs. Continue Reading
Had the pleasure of listening to this jam in the studio as it took shape, and remember thinking what an amazing combo. Now, it has arrived at my door, and honestly a lot different than I remember. It always was special, but now its sexy, and the diamond is polished. Dig in below!
Not being able to choose a favorite song from a quality remix package is a good problem to have. On the remix package for his latest song “Same Hearts” (featuring Bear Mountain), Pat Lok presents us with this most glorious of problems. The original is a dreamy, cosmic jam that straddles the line between Deep Disco & House while the remix package offers up a little bit of everything ranging from Indie Funk (Oxford) to Darkside Haus (Shelby Grey) to 80s Disco Funk (Ride The Universe…my personal favorite). And if that’s not enough for you, just ask the experts:
Goldroom: “really like RTU mix and Oxford’s, original is super fun and stands out with an original style”
Mighty Mouse: “love this, all versions great”
Drop Out Orchestra: “The Ride The Universe Remix is fun!”
Cosmo Baker: “Pat Lok does it again. A stomper.”
Cyclist: “Greatest song ever written”
So the experts all agree: Pat has a great package.
The message is simple + the delivery is electrifying. Tesla Boy teams up with London crooner Tyson to ask the question “Do you want to dance?” And the answer is…most definitely. It’s that hot + heavy kind of dancing where you get just close enough to someone, you’re barely touching them. You can feel your breath on each other as you mirror one another on the dance floor. ”Broken Doll” is a dark + sexy electrosensual jam that will surely get your engine running on the dance floor and beyond.
There’s a new mystery producer from the UK that should be on your radar, and the name is Vails. Dark, slow, and groovy, Vails reminds me of early Crystal Castles without the bleepy video game sounds. Nothing really known about Vails as of yet, but word is that he has a release upcoming on Fool’s Gold Records next month. Keep ‘em peeled.
Holy Ghost! are back with their first release since their cover of Ministry’s “I Wanted To Tell Her” all the way back in late 2011. Holy Ghost! always deliver their music with precision and style and their latest track “It Gets Dark” is no exception. The sinister Peter Hook-style bassline gives the song its darkwave feel while still maintaining that signature Holy Ghost! disco-jam bounce. Queue this track as you walk down into the smoke-filled underground disco.
Theatre of Delays has gotten a hold of the new technopunk Boys Noize track “What You Want” and flipped that bad boy on its head. The Theatre of Delays remix douses the original in liquid synths and sets it on discopunk fire. The synth melody is reminiscent of the Tom Tom Club or more recently the track “Girls” by Prodigy. Add in some heavy vocoder and you’ve got yourself some pure robotic bliss.
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Toronto duo, Crystal Castles, will be coming out with their third studio album in the following months on Fiction Records, and today we have been given a first taste of its sound with the first single, ‘Plague,’ which they’ve made available for free download on their Soundcloud. ‘Plague’ incorporates elements of Darkwave — utilizing Alice’s haunting vocals with Ethan’s epicly elevating synth leads. Although I wasn’t the biggest fan of Crystal Castles’ last album, I’m definitely interested in hearing the full length upon its release if ‘Plague’ is the touchstone for the rest of the production.
For the 72nd installment of The Dirt, I’m teaming up with GDD’s newest member Tamara Sky, who also happens to be my sister in Overthrow. We’ve packed together some of our secret weapons to kick-start your summer indulgences. If you get really turned on by Tamara’s picks, you can catch her tonight at VERSUS. 10 tracks for download after the jump.