It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight years since Klaxons dropped tunes on us like “Gravity’s Rainbow” & “Atlantis to Interzone”, paving the way for The Bloghaus Movement last decade. Their new studio album (the band’s third and first since 2010), is set for release this Spring and will feature powerhouse acts like Chemical Brothers, James Murphy & Erol Alkan. With collaborations like those, Klaxons‘ message is clear in 2014: these guys are not messing around. Furthering this notion is the group’s hiring of red hot duo Gorgon City (whose current song “Ready For Your Love is #4 in the UK) to produce the new album’s first track. The song, “There Is No Other Time”, is a pounding piece of Indie Dance Pop that is sure to piss off their crazy core fans (just check out the scathing comments already) but will most certainly win them plenty of new ones. Klaxons are back. Tell your friends.
Our friends over at Solé Bicycles just dropped off the latest installment of their fixtape series, and by golly we couldn’t wait to get our grubby paws on this one. It’s CLEARLY summer in Australia. Transient and euphoric, yet funky, the vibes will plop you down next to a pile of sand, a water source, and curve the corners of your mouth upward in this month’s fixtape. The Miami Horror boys, based out of Sydney, have really put something special together for us. We can’t stop listening, and we’re not sure if thats because we really like it, or because these tones are quite mesmerizing. Probably both. Most tracks are easy to listen to, yet provide just the right amount of funk in your step while the silky smooth vocals elevate the mind and body. Enjoy with a Cocktail. Do less, love more.
Australian indie-dancers, RÜFÜS DU SOL (formerly RÜFÜS), have announced their first US headline tour today, much to the enjoyment of many here at GDD. After releasing the incredible debut album, Atlas, last year, the trio have really set themselves apart as real players in the indie/dance crossover market, as evident in this 15+ date tour of America with invitations to both SxSW and Miami in March.
Preceding the momentous jaunt of North America is a new EP from the guys out today on a favorite imprint of ours here at GDD, Sweat It Out! 4 tracks comprise the Desert Night EP, with two originals from RDS and a pair of remixes from two producers who are absolutely nailing it at the moment, Symbols boss Kastle and WeDidIt’s Groundislava.
Preview Kastle’s dark, Garage-esque take of the title track, “Desert Night,” below and click the jump button for all of RÜFÜS DU SOL’s March tour dates.
RÜFÜS DU SOL ON TOUR:
*Denotes headline tour date
3/7 San Francisco, CA – PopScene @ RickShaw Stop*
3/8 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex*
3/11 San Diego, CA - Bang Bang*
3/12 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/13 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/14 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/15 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/19 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar*
3/20 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club*
3/21 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s*
3/22 Portland, OR – Holocene*
3/26 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom*
3/27 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
3/28 Miami, FL – Winter Music Conference
3/29 Miami, FL – Winter Music Conference
3/30 Miami, FL – Winter Music Conference
4/4 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge*
If you’ve been looking for something to warm your soul during this frigid time of the year, look no further than this gem of a tune titled “Now You See Me” by Swedish artist SKOGSRÅ. While the lyrical content is one of heartbreak, this smooth slice of dancepop funk surely won’t bring you down. ”Now You See Me” is a blend of old school Funk & RnB a la Tower of Power & Parlaiment, mixed in with new school IndieFunk & Electro RnB artists like Breakbot & Cashmere Cat. “Now You See Me” clocks in beautifully at over six & a half minutes, capped off with a dramatic build up & a funk-fueled outro. A stunning debut by newcomer SKOGSRÅ.
Nashville Indie Dance duo, Cherub, will be releasing a 4-track collection titled Antipasto next Tuesday, December 10th, via Columbia Records, with 3 originals including the guys’ huge viral hit, “Doses & Mimosas,” which has recently been remixed by GDD™ favs, The Knocks. Undoubtedly already a party anthem, “Doses & Mimosas” gets a nice Indie Electro re-vibe from the NYC duo — a perfect addition to the trio of Cherub originals on the release. “Doses & mimosas, champagne & cocaine help get me through…” Enjoy the premiere below.
The Dirt returns after a week hiatus – we jive turkeys were too stuffed to type, click buttons & edit widgets. But we’re back in a big way with some hot new freebies courtesy of Tropicool + aRod. Lots of plush tunes by some big names in the game including Arcade Fire, the dynamic French Express duo of Perseus & Chris Malinchak, a rework of a classic by The Clash, a rework of a Motown classic, some folk house & lots more! Dig in and enjoy…
On December 10th, Russian pop/funk outfit Pompeya will be releasing their Tropical Remix Compilation via Brooklyn label No Shame. And who better to recruit for the first track off the remix compilation than one of electronic music’s most prolific & revered remixers, Fred Falke. The pairing of Pompeya and Fred Falke on the remix of the song “90″ is a assemblage of diversity, with Pompeya’s vibrant harmonies, melodic synth lines & punchy guitar riffs melting together beautifully & seamlessly with Fred Falke’s signature, polished sound.
The Fred Falke remix of “90″ by Pompeya is out now! [BUY]
And don’t miss Pompeya as they finish out 2013 in style with tour dates in the U.S., Mexico & Central America:
Pompeya 2013 Tour Dates
Sat, Nov 23 // Miami, FL @ The Garrett at Grand Central
Wed, Nov 27 // Autlán,Mexico @ Autlán’s Festival
Thu, Nov 28 // Mexico City, Mexico @ El Imperial
Fri, Nov 29 // Guadalajara, Mexico @ Casa Ignacio Diaz Morales
Sun, Dec 1 // Managua, Nicaragua @ Meka House
Tue, Dec 3 // Miami, FL @ Soho House
Thu, Dec 5 // Tampa, FL @ The Hub
Fri, Dec 6 // Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub<
Sun, Dec 8 // Raleigh, NC @ Pour House Music Hall
Tue, Dec 10 // Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Thu, Dec 12 // Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
Fri, Dec 13 // Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
Last week we were able to chat with Yuksek about his relatively new imprint, Partyfine, which he described as “an eco-system…some musical artists that collaborate with mixers, remixers, producers who work themselves with other people and visual artists, designers…it’s really exciting.” This description couldn’t be more accurate for the 5th release on the Reims-based label, as Black Yaya (aka Herman Dune & David Ivar) worked with Yuksek in producing this record before calling upon a community of friends and fellow artists to take a stab at a remix package.
Today, we feature the lead remix from fellow Frenchman, Breakbot, on the Paint A Smile On Me Remix EP, which highlights his casual, feel-good vibe with twangy guitar riffs and uplifting co-ed vocals. The full remix package, including additional tracks from TEPR, Zimmer, Domenico Torti, and a dub version from Yuksek, will be available on Monday.
Fresh off The Dirt from yesterday with Stevie and I, the always summer sounding Panama get a refix from the awesomely instrumental Classixx where a heavy dose of live bass amps up the original prepping it for your groovy endless summer days. The feel of the track is transformed through spacey beach guitar vibes yet the vocals remain intact to deliver their lovely message. Piano riffs scattered throughout accent Panama’s sound perfectly, delivering another instant classic…from the Classixx.
Sydney based four piece band Convaire has concocted an indie disco anthem that boosts your confidence and assures that you woke up on the right side of the bed. It’s hard not to close your eyes as you soak in the vibes and sashay from point A to B, grooving to a down under bassline and punchy live drum kit. The lead singer takes charge and makes sure you get exactly where the track is supposed to take you as you day dream about young love and more innocent days through their infectious pop bars. Out now on iTunes, be sure to cop and subscribe to their SoundCloud for future releases.