Another day, another dollar. Unless you’re out there with high hopes to make this Monday extraordinary, like Vienna producer, Filous, who seemingly clears away the cobwebs to reveal a much more magical rendition of the mundane day. Fluffy for all the right reasons, this deep pop is precisely what the doctor ordered. To make matters more sublime, a free download has been offered up to keep the party going until the end of time in your iTunes library. Pour it up, pour it up, that’s how we ball out.
Here we are in the 3rd week of WUKILEAKS — the 9 part bootleg download series brought to you by the talented and oh-so creative, Wuki. After setting his sights on Mystikal and Telefon Tel Aviv the past 2 weeks, the Colorado-based producer has now drifted into the Pop realm for his third giveaway, adding a booty-shaking, breaks vibe to Mariah Carey’s 2005 jam with Jermaine Dupri, “Shake It Off.” To be honest, I hadn’t heard the original from Mariah in years and this revamp from Wuki is currently bringing back some sweet, sweet high school memories for me. Download here and stream below! √+
Really vibing on this one this morning. Nottingham singer-songwriter, Indiana, just unveiled her latest single, “Solo Dancing,” yesterday, premiering on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show as his sought after “Hottest Record.” A beautiful slice of Electro-soul, Indiana’s relevant lyrics and effortless vocals pour out over dark, rolling synths creating a well-rounded crossover jam. If you happen to be in London, check out her set tomorrow night at Oslo.
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.
For her latest release entitled “Brain”, BANKS recruited fellow LA suburbanite Shlohmo to help produce the track. If the sheer mention of those two names isn’t enough to make your lip quiver, knees buckle and heart skip a beat, then you may want to check your pulse. It’s the kind of collaboration that dirty dreams are made of. BANKS’ truthful, undisguised lyrics are equally matched by Shlohmo’s spellbinding beats. ”Brain” draws you in then builds into a controlled, scintillating frenzy. By the time the song reaches its paralyzing climax, you won’t even know what hit you. ”Brain” is dark, dazzling perfection.
An honor bestowed upon the hottest records at the moment has recently been awarded to Copenhagen’s crowning pop sensation, MØ. Known for her powerful vocals and infectious dance records, she’s worked with the likes of Diplo, and made waves of her own with her last EP, “Bikini Daze.” This time around a freshmen LP is in the works, and it’s first single, “Don’t Wanna Dance,” is being heard around the world after BBC Radio 1 has given it the go ahead to rinse out to the world. It’s dance hall sound unites a room as atmospheric vocal breakdowns leave you in a dreamlike state. Look for her debut album on March 10th and be sure to pre-order if you’re really bout it bout it!
I first fell in love with George Maple when her vocals were featured on the super smooth tune, “On & On,” from the anonymous act, SNAKEHIPS. There’s something painstakingly beautiful about her tone and delivery, and her most recent track, “Began To Say,” puts her talents right at the forefront. Complete with lounge-style instrumental work, “Began To Say” has somewhat of a Pop feel but rides the futuristic chillwave all the way through. Excited for more from George Maple this year.
Treasure Fingers dropped off his amazing remix of Tatiana Owens‘s new track, Beautiful People, out earlier on T&A Records earlier today. It’s a quite bouncy disco-tech vibe with some amazing vocal work laced on top.
Turns out they extended their remix contest for the original track until January 14th, where the full Remix package EP, also featuring GDD bud, Them Jeans, will be released as well. Full Details HERE.
Blue Satellite’s remix of “Feisty” by Jhameel is a playful + infectious disco ditty that sounds like what a collaboration between Daft Punk, Chromeo + Michael Jackson would sound like if MJ were alive today. It’s easy to dish out comparisons to Daft Punk and/or Chromeo (in this case both) whenever a slow-funk, vocodered disco track comes along. In this instance, Blue Satellite’s remix is certainly worthy of such lofty comparisons. When you factor in the MJ-esque vocals with this style of throwback deep funk, it’s impossible not to listen to the song over and over and over again. Grab this freebie and glide across the dancefloor…
Cleveland’s emerging indie group, SomeKindaWonderful, releases a free download of their rendition of Moby’s “Everything That Rises” (off his latest album Innocents) that features a new top line vocal. Following up on their last singles, “Reverse” and “Police,” the group layers dark lyrics over a cinematic backdrop for an emotional offering. SomeKindaWonderful are quickly establishing a strong crossover presence. Have a listen to “Everything That Rises” after the jump.