Archive for April 8, 2010

Black Diamond Bay – Worship The Sun(Video)+Cold (free download)

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TRACK LIST: 1. Worship The Sun (Radio Edit) 2. Worship The Sun 3. Cold

“Poised and delicate” TRAFFIC MAGAZINE
“Epic” MTV
“Amazing” NO TITLE
“Spine tingling” METRO
“Sweet Creative Electronic Music” EXTRA MUSIC NEW

Free Download B-side ‘Cold’

Black Diamond Bay are a Leeds based 7 piece playing what has been described as a ‘seething, strutting motorik funk charge’ by one eloquent journalist. Allying the drums and synths of electro with punishing bass and guitar riffs to compliment classical violins and sweet female harmonies, their music crosses many genres and yet despite defying easy definition, remains coherent, bold and accessible.

Black Diamond Bay were born when attic based production duo Tarentum (Tom Sidebottom/Jesse O’Mahoney) hand picked musicians from Leeds College of Music to form a band to play their songs live. Lithuanian ingénue Agne Motieciute was the first to join, her beautiful voice and subtly threatening early Bardot persona making the decision easy. Then followed the blissful harmonies of Holly Thomas. The line up expanded further to include Colin Sutton, the fastest bass player in Yorkshire and Ben Ziapour, the heaviest Anglo-Iranian guitarist of all time. Their dance moves and capacity for abstract thought also helped to ease them through the selection process. Ben Wilson a protégé of Colin’s, became the drummer, not only for his unerring ability to keep time under pressure but also due to his status as resident dark horse. His musical genius spans several genres and a multitude of instruments too numerous for inclusion in this dispatch (a list will be provided on request).

The debut release ‘Worship The Sun” is a call to arms to wrest spirituality from the clutches of religion – a fitting statement for a band who take their name from Bob Dylan’s eponymous song about empathy. Lyrically they consider the relationship between science and religion, and how different things might have been had we discovered photosynthesis whilst still praying to the mighty orb in the sky. Musically they echo this ethos, combining the organic with the artificial. Worship the Sun skews an electro beat to a Bluegrass rhythm, eschewing the drum and bass feel more commonly used on fast electronica. Ben and Colin provide gritty guitar and bass riffs and with the girls’ harmonies floating over the seething fusion this track captures the essence of the band.

“Cold” came about when Tom, struggling with an archaic music programme which had no bars and beats to aid production, jammed with housemate Rob McVey using Spanish guitars and violins. When Jesse first heard the beautifully melancholy track the lyrics and melody quickly fell into place for a classic macabre end of relationship as death song.

Black Diamond Bay have a colourful history that includes a childhood Eurovision experience, broadcast script writing, being the number one act on a popular Lithuanian website for 2009 and playing the main stage to great acclaim at Kendal Calling. They enjoyed further support from BBC Radio Leeds, Kiss, 6 Music and XFM prior to formally releasing any music. However beyond what might seem immediately obvious about the band there is that other intangible element that all great bands have in common, a sense of poetry and mystery. Black Diamond Bay are there to unfold, it begins with “Worship The Sun” and the debut album “I dreamt we were bank robbers” that follows later in 2010.

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xl8r Podcast 131: Schlachthofbronx

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Unreleased tracks, including many produced and/or remixed by Schlachthofbronx themselves, the mix dabbles in dancehall, cumbia, baile funk, mambo, kwaito, techno, and more, although all the music is united by a dancefloor-friendly spirit and a heavy dose of speaker-bumping low end.

Download xl8r Podcast 131: Schlachthofbronx
01 Schlachthofbronx feat. Slush Puppy Kids “Nasty Bass”
02 Sonido del Principe “Pesebre”
03 Douster feat. Aidonia “Uucko Thight”
04 Discotrashmusic feat. Spoek Mathambo & Bigspace “Bumpercars (Schlachthofbronx Remix)” (Absolut Freak)
05 Boemklatsch “Reflex (Schlachthofbronx Remix)” (Bmkltsch)
06 Sticky “Jack It Up”
07 Schlachthofbronx feat. Slush Puppy Kids “Belly Full of Pills” (Disko B)
08 Die Vögel “Petardo” (Pampa)
09 Unknown “Unknown”
10 Schlachthofbronx “We Run This” (Disko B)
11 Hoodie “Dirty Maluku Style” (Made2dance)
12 South Rakkas Crew feat. Capleton “Bun Up 3000 (Schlachthofbronx Remix)” (Mad Decent)
13 Zebra Baby “+1 (Schlachthofbronx Remix)” (Itd)
14 Unknown “Unknown”
15 Claude Von Stroke “Vocal Chords (Schlachthofbronx Edit)”
16 Schlachthofbronx feat. MC Gringo & MC Nem “Foc Me Baby” (Man)
17 Busy Signal “Black Belt (Schlachthofbronx Edit)”
18 Moreno Negron “Chicorizo”
19 Miss Thing & Psycho Tanbad “Bonify” (Mixpak)

The Postelles Debut Album July 27th

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On Tour Now With Hockey

May UK Tour w/ The Futureheads, Camden Crawl, and Club NME at Koko

Performing at Bonnaroo on June 10

Record Release Show at Bowery Ballroom on July 28; tickets go on-sale Friday at 12pm EST

The Postelles Album Tracklisting:

1. White Night
2. Sleep on the Dance Floor
3. 123 Stop
4. Boy’s Best Friend
5. Can’t Stand Still
6. Hold On
7. Stella
8. Hey Little Sister
9. Whisper Whisper
10. Blue Room
11. She She
The Postelles have announced a July 27th release date for their eponymous debut album on Astralwerks/Capitol Records. The quartet from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, who formed in high school and are currently still just 21 to 22 years of age, co-produced the 11-song album with the Stroke’s guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. For the last two years, The Postelles have been feverishly working towards the release of their first album and refining their sound by playing everywhere from small clubs to major festivals around the globe, garnering attention from fans and critics each step of the way.

“We’ve been working at this for quite a while and still have a long way to go, expressed front-man Daniel Balk. But we’re so excited to release this album, to get out there and continue to tour and share our music and hopefully help some people have a little fun while we’re at it.”

While citing influences as diverse as the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Buddy Holly, Lou Reed and Sam Cooke, The Postelles are a difficult band to put in a box. One thing that critics agree on, is that The Postelles bring an element of refreshing fun and excitement to their catchy, upbeat tunes. Spin has said “they serve up a hooked-at-the-gills, head-bopping rock’n’roll groove,” while Rolling Stone has described The Postelles as “sounding like the wound-up early hours of what will be a long Saturday night on the town.” EW describes their sound as “sunny garage-bob,” with Q Magazine describes them as having “sheer charm and melodies that hook their way into your synapses and refuse to let go.”

In March The Postelles released a brand new EP White Night with three new songs, “White Night,” “Sleep on the Dance Floor,” and “Looking Glass,” and an exclusive remix of “Sleep on the Dance Floor” by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor. To celebrate the release of White Night, the Postelles are giving away a free download of the title track on their website They are currently in the midst of a nationwide tour with Hockey, they will be playing Spaceland on Monday, April 12th, and then a show at Skidmore College with The Walkmen on April 23rd. The Postelles will head to the UK in May to play a run of shows that include a Support Tour with The Futureheads, two shows at Camden Crawl and a show at Club NME at Koko, before returning home to play Bonnaroo and a record release show on July 28th at their favorite hometown venue, the Bowery Ballroom. The quartet has also appeared at Lollapalooza, All Points West, Iceland Airwaves, SXSW and CMJ, and played recent gigs with Vampire Weekend, Yeasayer, and Fanfarlo. They are expected to announce another string of US summer tour dates soon. The Postelles consist of Daniel Balk (lead vocals, guitar), David Dargahi (lead guitar), John Speyer (bass) and Billy Cadden (drums).

The Postelles On Tour:

4/08/10 || The Neurolux || Boise, Idaho (w/ Hockey)
4/10/10 || Wonder Ballroom || Portland, Oregon (w/ Hockey)
4/12/10 || Spaceland (Free Show) || Los Angeles, CA
4/23/10 || Skidmore College || Saratoga Springs, NY (w/ the Walkmen)
4/26/10 || Arts Centre || Norwich (w/ The Futureheads)
4/27/10 || Rescue Rooms || Nottingham (w/ The Futureheads)
4/28/10 || Cockpit || Leeds (w/ The Futureheads)
5/01/10 || Camden Crawl – The Enterprise – 7:45pm Set || London || Tickets
5/02/10 || Camden Crawl – The Black Cap – 12:30am Set || London || Tickets
5/03/10 || Leadmill || Sheffield (w/ The Futureheads)
5/04/10 || Academy 2 || Birmingham (w/ The Futureheads)
5/14/10 || Club NME @ Koko || London
6/10/10 || Bonnaroo || Manchester, TN
7/28/10 || The Bowery Ballroom (Record Release Show) || New York, NY
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Scion A/V Remix Presents: Todd Edwards -I Might Be(Incl.Joy Orbision,MJ Cole Remix)

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Todd Edwards – I Might Be
Todd Edwards – I Might Be (Joy OrBison Remix)
Todd Edwards – I Might Be (MJ Cole Remix)
Todd Edwards – I Might Be (Feadz Remix)
Todd Edwards – I Might Be (My Dear Disco Remix)

Todd Edwards is in prime form on “I Might Be.” With an upbeat, airy bassline and Edwards’ pleading vocals, it could just as easily have been written ten years ago as today. This timeless quality is what sets Edwards apart and defines his place in dance music.
On this remix, London’s Joy Orbison quiets things down and spaces them out, filling the gaps with sweet blips and chirps. When the vocals finally appear, they perfectly blend with the relaxed vibe, highlighting Edwards’ lyrical depth. The song keeps its chilled out pace, building just enough and then taking the listener back down.
With his remix, UK garage originator MJ Cole adds the flare and dramatics that change “I Might Be” from down to earth into something more grand. Cole adds majestic towers of sound and buries the vocal line within them. The result is a wondrous glide that takes off from the dance floor and journeys into the sky. Ed Banger Records mainstay Feadz gives a signature Parisian touch to the track. Feadz elevates the intensity and chops the up the source material, adding a frenetic big city feel to “I Might Be.” In the end it sounds more immediate and the words seem almost desperate.

Ann Arbor-based dance rock band My Dear Disco try to take “I Might Be” to an epic place. Robo-popping bassline segue into synths that sounds more like an orchestra of violins. Female vocal harmonies are added on top of Edwards’ own. My Dear Disco rethink Edwards’ track into something glitchier, more upbeat and definitely more hectic.

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Grievous Angel -Garage Mix (April 2010)

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He did a nice little garage mix last night,two hours ago posted via twitter!

Download Grievous Angel -Garage Mix (April 2010)