Archive for April, 2011

EMN April Promo Chart

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on April 29, 2011 by E.N.


The best tracks from EP’s, Albums,Compilations…,what we like most this month!Promos arrived at our mailbox. Send your promos for our charts: extramusicnew(at)gmail.com

Lando Kal its at nr.1-we call it “Future of Electronic Music”

1. Lando Kal – Time Out (5:50) INFO
2. cirKus – Hardly Breathing (4:32) INFO
3. Roska – Error Code (6:23) INFO
4. Lando Kal – Further (4:45) INFO
5. Dibek – Thick Carpet Of Leaves (4:19) INFO
6. Fancy Mike – Lazer Opera #58008 (Jack Contra’s Pagliacci Reprise) (4:40) INFO
7. Robag Wruhme – Thora Vukk (6:45) INFO
8. M A N I K – Don’t Stop Don’t Run (5:46) INFO
9. Trentemøller feat. Marie Fisker & Steen Jørgensen – Blue Hotel (4:32) INFO
10. Pitto – Where My Soul Is Now feat. Leonie Muller (Minilogue’s Guqin mix) (11:40) INFO
11. The Shivers – Kisses (4:17)
12. Andy Petr – Club Sometimes Calling (3:19) INFO
13. cirKus – Every Day Life (6:56) INFO
14. Dosem – 15 Not Afraid To Jump (4:16) INFO
15. The Delta Mirror – and the radio played on (steve nalepa) (5:05)
16. Omid 16B – Omid 16B at night (8:03)
17. FIL015 Filterwolf – Voyageur (Original Mix) (5:59) INFO
18. BEDDIGI09 Vincenzo -Yarra Valley (8:36) INFO
19. Lützenkirchen – H20 (4:01) INFO
20. French Horn Rebellion – 11 New Florida (3:57) INFO
21. Wonder – Oxygen (Colin John Remix) (6:55) INFO
22. Mid-Air – Ease Out (The Revenge Edit) (4:51) INFO
23. underset – berlin (5:44) INFO
24. Pitto – Ceiling In Paris feat. Lilian Hak (6:16) INFO
25. Sendo – 11 Maulenia (8:56) INFO
26. Rubblebucket – Breatherz (Young As Clouds) (4:55)
27. Draw Me Stories – Becomes The Hunted (Tex Taiwan Remix) (3:10)
28. Paul Lyman – Witchcraft (7:17) INFO
29. Lützenkirchen – Kevlar – Feelings Are Weapons (Lutzenkirchen Remix) (5:02) INFO
30. Robag Wruhme – Wupp Dek (7:11) INFO

Emalkay ‘Eclipse’ Album preview Dub Police [DP055]

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on April 28, 2011 by E.N.

This clip showcases tracks taken from the Vinyl format. Pressed on 3×12” Vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with the full 11 track CD inside.

Birmingham-based producer Emalkay, who is set to release his hotly anticipated debut LP ‘Eclipse’ First making a name for himself with early releases on his own Morphic Sounds imprint, Emalkay has continued to push the boundaries of underground bass music ever since, delivering a slew of huge releases on the way. Having been an integral part of the Dub Police stable ever since his ‘Explicit / Heroics’ 12” for the label in 2009, Emalkay has gone from strength to strength with a series of heavyweight tracks that includes the phenomenal ‘When I Look At You’ and recent smash ‘Crusader’.
Comprised of 11 tracks, ‘Eclipse’ is a bold and powerful album encapsulating perfectly everything that makes Emalkay such a prodigious talent, effortlessly showcasing the depth and diversity of his sound while always remaining true to his inimitable style. As addictive as it is hard-hitting, the album doesn’t just provide a collection of dancefloor tracks, but a confident and coherent artistic statement.
A brilliantly confident and varied debut album, ‘Eclipse’ is set to cement Emalkay’s place as one of the biggest and most exciting producers working in bass music today.

F-Full Throttle (7even)(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on April 28, 2011 by E.N.

Download:Now or Never (Mau’lin Jagged Refix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on April 27, 2011 by E.N.

Somethinksounds put their name on the map last year with Eliphino’s wildly successful debut release ‘The Undivided Whole” EP. This year the label is back with their second output, “The Quixotic EP” by multi-instumentalist, vocalist and producer Tommy Tempa.

Blurring the lines of traditional electronic music, this digital only release is comprised of seven tracks and intended to be a single, free-flowing piece of music. Spanning just over twenty-two minutes, Tempa shows off his non-traditional and sometimes experimental recording methods while maintaining a sound that is both rhythmically strong and bold.

Download:Now or Never (Mau’lin Jagged Refix)

His textural and percussive electronic music has a fresh and organic feel that conceivably stems from his fondness of tape hiss. Often engaging in habits like recording bicycle bells onto cassette and multi-sampling a museum spinet (or two), Tempa’s boundless approach to sound generation contributes to his ability to drift between genres, sometimes even within the space of one track.

The EP opens with “Fragments”, two minutes that highlight Tempa’s percussionary adeptness. The tracks that follow manage to seamlessly fuse his knowledge of bass with his love of global percussion, all the while punctuated by clever audio samples, pitched & chopped vocals and rich horns. Truly a journey, the listener is led from the experimental warmness of “Micro Ballistics” to the hopeful afrobeat vibe on “Now or Never” to the melancholy sounds of “Warm Glow of The City” and “Roma”. While listening it becomes pretty apparent that Tempa draws inspiration from the sounds of his home city of london, his music matching up to the cultural melting pot of Hackney where he resides.

Quite possibly a new name for some, Tempa is no rookie. His “Time To Run” limited run EP on 2600 Recordings combined hip-hop with live instrumentation, funk, jazz and electronic influences has received radio support from the likes of Huw Stephens & Gilles Peterson of Radio One and Mr Trick & Wrong Tom of Resonance FM. He also has a few remixes under his belt, most notably a pitched down remix of Caribou’s “Sun”.

In addition to his solo productions, Tempa is one third of London-Bristol experimental hip-hop project Mancini and The Creepers. He’s also collaborating with Raisa Khan of pop-noise outfit Micachu and the Shapes and Olly Puglisi of the Laurel Collective.

“The Quixotic EP” is the sound of reflection; and if you listen closely, you just might be able to hear the pots and pans he used to make dinner with.

Rene Lopez – Electric Latin Soul (“ELS”)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2011 by E.N.

New Album, ELS, Produced by Mario C., Rene, & David

Hurwitz Due This Summer on Nat Geo Music

 
Click
HERE for Free MP3 of “ELS”

 

Catch Rene @ NYC’s NUBLU Every Thursday in May, 9-11pm!
(May 5, 12, 19 and 26)
 
A Latin soul charmer” – Washington Post
 
Influenced by old-school masters like Wilson Pickett, Shuggie Otis, and
the Exciters, Rene encompasses the very soul of soul.”New York Post

Rene Lopez will release his new full-length, ELS, this July on Nat Geo Music.  The album’s title refers to a style Lopez has been developing over the past few years, a now-signature sound he calls “Electric Latin Soul.” The sound is a celebration of Rene’s dual identity as both a native New Yorker and a second generation Puerto Rican American, and mixes Latin soul and Boogaloo with rock, hip-hop and R&B, featuring a seductive blend of hypnotic rhythms and Rene’s undeniably soulful voice.  ELS features co-producers Mario Caldato Jr., a.k.a. Mario C (Beastie BoysJack Johnson, Bebel Gilberto) and Jason Lader (Julian Casablancas, Jenny Lewis), as well as special guests Joey Altruda, and Money Mark (John Butler Trio).
 
The son of Latin trumpet player René López, a founding member of the seminal Latin group Tipica 73, Rene Jr. grew up surrounded by both Latin music and urban pop. He spent his youth divided between salsa clubs where his father was performing, and the rock, r&b and hip hop music he and his peers enjoyed. His own musical career began playing drums, but it was his discovery of Prince that led him to pick up a wider range of instruments, and to step up to the microphone to sing.  Starting in college, Rene was the lead singer and songwriter for The Authority, a cult favorite in the early 90’s New York rock scene.
 
Eventually Rene began synthesizing his influences, combining rock and hip-hop with Boogaloo – a distinctly Nuyorcian sound that is rooted in mambo, soul, and R&B.  ELS is the natural result: A nod to Rene’s Latin roots, with an eye on modern electronic music and good ol’ rock-and-roll.
 
And don’t forget to follow Rene on Twitter
www.twitter.com/renelopez

Tahiti 80 – “Easy”(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , on April 27, 2011 by E.N.


French indie pop architects Tahiti 80 have released a whimsical animated video for the song “Easy,” off their latest full-length The Past, The Present, & The Possible (out now on Human Sounds). The clip was directed by Daisuke Kitayama, who helmed their videos for “Darlin”and “Solitary Bizness.” On “Easy” the band layers numerous, playful hooks over a breezy and danceable backbeat.

Tahiti 80 specialize in a danceable mix of carefree melodies and intoxicating grooves. The band’s debut album, Puzzle, was released by Minty Fresh in the U.S. in 1999, and was critically acclaimed as a refreshingly upbeat nod to late 60s West Coast pop (particularly the Beach Boys). The album also placed Tahiti 80 squarely in the center of the “French Pop Invasion” that was hitting the U.S., along with fellow French bands Phoenix and Air (most notably). The band has been relentlessly productive ever since, having released an astounding ten EP’s and The Past, The Present & The Possible marking their sixth full-length album.

Holy Ghost! Video ‘Wait & See’, Album Out Now Via DFA Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2011 by E.N.


Holy Ghost! just released their debut album and wrapped a national tour with their Aussie pals Cut Copy, but in no way does that mean the party is winding down for the duo. They’ll be headlining a sold out homecoming show at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Friday, the 29th while gearing up for a slew of European shows before heading back to the States. If you are already feeling your Holy Ghost! withdrawals, their latest music video for the single “Wait & See” can get you through.

The latest video follows the two through a familiar-feeling New York backdrop, but this time with a very interesting twist. Alex Frankel explains, “for a long time Nick and I joked that our dads should take our press photos. At some point our go-to director, Ben Fries, came up with the idea of actually making a video with them playing us and “Wait and See” seemed like the perfect song to do it for. At first both Dads were a little apprehensive – and rightfully so: My dad was appalled at the sizing options at American Apparel. But when we explained that the joke wasn’t on them – that it was actually kind of making fun of us getting older and still living like teenagers – they were game. For the record, they agree: We need to grow up.”

    When bringing up the idea with their dads, the first thought Alex’s father Bruce Frankel had was “Would I what?” The elder Frankel recently penned a book* which recounts stories on taking risks later in life so decided to do just that. Bruce details that “the night before the shoot, Alex played a few bars of the song and asked me to sing along. As soon as I began, he stopped playing, got quiet, put his head in his hands, and — as if I wasn’t already terrified enough — he muttered, ‘I forgot.’ He didn’t look hopeful either when he left me with loops to listen to and practice lip synching to the beat. After he left, I spent hours listening and singing along, trying to stoke my never-much-used-inner-rock-star delusions. The next morning, things got very real when I saw a sleepy-eyed Tim (Nick’s dad), dressed in a leather jacket and ready to be led to slaughter, I knew there was no retreat. He said something comforting, like, ‘I’m just glad I’m not you.’”

    And now the final project is ready for viewing! Nick and Alex are very proud of their latest video and their dads are very proud of them!

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