Tuesday, April 24, 2018
GODMODE - the always reliable and innovative independent label which brought us Shamir, Yaeji and Aaron Childs, is introducing us to another fresh musical talent. Channel Tres is a Los Angeles artist whose debut single "Controller" is a slice of off-kilter Detroit House with an urban twist, produced by one of Godmode's founders - Nick Sylvester and arranged with a geeky array of instruments and gadgets, "Controller" is making a loud statement on the underground club scene. An instant off-beat anthem.
Monday, April 16, 2018
SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "At Least the Sky Is Blue (Johnny Jewel's Moody Midnight Remix)" [feat. Ariel Pink] /// "Clown (Glass Candy Remix)" - SSION
Cody Critcheloe's incomparable multi-media POP art project, the extravagant SSION is almost ready to drop his 5th studio album "O" featuring many exhilarating guest appearances such as MNDR, Sky Ferreira and our unrivalled muse Róisín Murphy among others! "At Least the Sky Is Blue" a collaboration with another American enfant terrible of music - Ariel Pink, is the latest single taken from "O" and it's just been remixed by the awe-inspiring Johnny Jewel - the man behind Chromatics, Glass Candy and the most vibrant of all record labels - Italians Do It Better! This remix treatment is even more special considering it's been 10 years since the release of SSION's anthemic "Clown" which was then accompanied by one of only 2 Glass Candy remixes ever made (the 2nd being for Appaloosa's "Intimate").
You can pre-order "O" now on Bandcamp!
And here are both of the tracks in their original versions:
Sunday, April 15, 2018
I have recently stumbled upon the "Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth Boogie In 1980s South Africa" compilation which was released last month by Soundway Records. Among all the old-skool gems I found Zoom's uplifting "Wayawaya" which dates back to 1987. An instant favourite, pure joy!
Friday, April 6, 2018
Exclusive artwork: Les Cullinan Designs
25 (N) "Pearls" - Pearson Sound (Aus Music)
24 (N) "Rosebud" - U.S. Girls (4AD)
23 (N) "Still" - Manysheva (Kwaidan)
22 (N) "Vår I Øyer" - Cavego (Eskimo Recrdings/N.E.W.S.)
21 (N) "Sylvia Says (Tensnake Remix)" - Charlotte Gainsbourg (Because Music)
20 (N) "Erreur 404" - L'Impératrice ♕ (microqlima)
19 (N) "Short Court Style" - Natalie Prass (ATO/Play It Again Sam)
18 (N) "Samuel" - Oklou (NUXXE)
17 (N) "Shadows" - Little Boots feat. Joyce Muniz (On Repeat Records)
16 (N) "At Least the Sky Is Blue (Johnny Jewel's Moody Midnight Remix)" - SSION feat. Ariel Pink (self-released)
15 (N) "Worth It" - Smerz (XL Recordings)
14 (N) "Ride" - Dabeull feat. Holybrune (Roche Musique)
13 (N) "Gul l’Abi" - Acid Arab feat. A-WA (Crammed Discs)
12 (N) "Complet Brouillé" - Essaie Pas (DFA)
11 (N) "Long As I Live" - Toni Braxton (Def Jam)
10 (3) "Find a Way" - Blissful (Vitund)
9 (4) "Tangerine" - Aaron Childs (GODMODE)
8 (N) "Il Fait Chaud" - Corine (Kwaidan)
7 (10) "Han Jan" - Peggy Gou (Ninja Tune)
6 (N) "Restless (Crazy P Extended Vocal Mix)" - Sísý Ey (Glitterbox Recordings)
5 (N) "Dancefloor" - Tracey Thorn (Merge Records)
4 (N) "Animal" - Onuka (self-released)
3 (N) "I Owe You Nothing" - Seinabo Sey (Saraba AB)
2 (N) "Illumination" - Dj Koze feat. Róisín Murphy (Pampa Records)
1 (1) "Lifetime" - Gus Gus (Oroom)
Monday, March 26, 2018
Seinabo Sey is a Swedish/Gambian artist who's been creatively active for the past 4 years while deservedly gaining much critical acclaim and a solid following across the Nordic countries. Now the singer songwriter is back with a very current (both in its lyrical and sonic aspects!) single "I Owe You Nothing" serving an innovative fusion of electronica, neo soul, synth-pop and R'N'B with a pinch of gospel. It's Seinabo Sey's most mature and accomplished work to date and the song is accompanied by a super-stylish music video directed by Sheila Johansson. Fresh, poignant and effortlessly cool!
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Ukraine's most sophisticated musical export - Onuka is back with a brand new album "MOZAЇKA" which takes us on a fascinating journey into the sonic landscapes of the underground electronic scene of Kyiv with a vibrant palette of Ukrainian folk instruments. The multi-layered "Animal" stands out immediately upon first listen to Onuka's 2nd studio album. Its live reinterpretation featuring The NAONI Orchestra (The National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Ukraine) is the ultimate feast for all the open-minded and thrill-seeking World music lovers out there. Onuka has fast been building a cult following not only across Eastern Europe but also the entire continent following their mind-blowing performance at the Eurovision Song Contest last year also known as the greatest ESC interval act to date.
And for that spectacular medley performance mentioned above...