Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Following the flamboyant Poisonous Relationship and his 1990s infused multi-vibrant Perfect Party Playlist which he compiled for me exclusively last year, I am now thrilled to present you with another exciting selection of songs, this time cherry-picked by Julia Kwamya from Germans. This Brooklyn based moody disco act completely stole my heart with their first two singles "Wonderhow" and "Cruel", both of which I included among the best tracks of 2013. Now the duo is getting ready for their 3rd release coming up next month. While working on the finishing touches for their brand new single, Julia Kwamya was kind enough to enthusiastically prepare this eclectic collection of tunes. Hope you enjoy it as much as myself!
PERFECT PARTY PLAYLIST by Julia Kwamya [Germans]:
1. "Pale Shelter" - Tears For Fears
2. "DJ" - David Bowie
3. "A Thing For Me (Breakbot Remix)" - Metronomy
4. "Glamour Profession" - Steely Dan
5. "I Want You" - Marvin Gaye
6. "Tu Queria" - Seu Jorge
7. "Breakout" - Swing Out Sister
8. "2 On" - Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q
9. "How Can U Luv Me" - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
10. "Come On Let's Go" - Broadcast
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
What an inexplicably exhilarating time for all the Róisín Murphy devotees. We are literally only weeks away from the release of the artist's 3rd solo album "Hairless Toys" and now the Irish Empress of the Dancefloors, as I like to call her, teases us even more with the premiere of the first official single "Exploitation". The single edit, which follows "Gone Fishing" and streamed for the first time on Pitchfork earlier on today, promises another epic electronic journey "Simulation" style as the album version will be almost 10 minute long. The wondrously unexpected "Exploitation" delivers one of La Murphy's most memorable, unique and mellifluous solo efforts to date. It's another astonishing, this time sensually half-whispered, vocal performance with productional wizardry right from the musical top shelf, that I can only suspect either Moloko's Eddie Stevens or The Crooked Man to be partially responsible for. No less than a masterpiece in my books already.
To top it all up Róisín Murphy's one-off club single "Jealousy" is out now on 12" via Crosstown Rebels and you can purchase your copy on Juno now! The house mix which debuted on Annie Mac's BBC show the other week is an ultimate stomper and a saturday night worthy anthem.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Robyn's Konichiwa Records protégée and one of the most promising European artists of the past months, Zhala is bringing her debut album on 25th May. Judging by the undeniable excellence of all 4 singles so far: "Slippin Around", "Prophet", "I'm In Love", "Aerobic Lambada" and this brand new Bollywood inspired gem "Holy Bubbles" we might be receiving one of the albums of the year that very day... I continue to be in awe with this unique, incomparable and vibrantly talented Swedish/Kurdish singer. What an impeccable Orient flavoured synth-pop stomper "Holy Bubbles" is!
Thursday, March 19, 2015
I only came across this tremendous disco record made last year in Denmark, about an hour ago. "Bijoux" by Christian d'Or & Vinnie Who is all about the darker, sleazier and more twisted side to nu disco. 11 minutes of aural epicness.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "SLOWLY" - Susanne Sundfør /// "I HAD THIS THING" - Röyksopp feat. Jamie McDermott + Joris Voorn Remix
The leading characters of today's post are Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, better known as Röyksopp - the Norwegian wizards of electronica as I like to call them. The Tromsø duo produced and remixed many a gem all through the years but "Slowly", the song they collaborated on with their compatriot synth pop diva Susanne Sundfør, may as well be among the pair's most accomplished works to date. Sundfør's epic "Ten Love Songs" is out now and also includes my #1 song last month "Delirious" (see the entire "Crème de la crème" chart HERE).
Röyksopp have also just released another single from "The Inevitable End" and it's one of the 5 magical recordings with The Irrepressibles' vocalist Jamie McDermott.