Archive for April 3, 2012

Disco Powerhouse Midnight Magic Drop EP + B-side Free MP3 Today!

Posted in News on April 3, 2012 by dk

Midnight Magic

What The Eyes Can’t See EP Out Today!

“Drop Me A Line” Video Featured On 
YouTube Music “Playlist”

“…there are few hotter live disco acts than Midnight Magic.”
– Philadelphia Inquirer

“Brooklyn’s own disco mavens”
– Time Out New York

“‘Drop Me A Line” is sticky with leaky bass builds, moondust synths, echoey audio swipes and overtly indie and undeniably great diva vocals.”

NYC’s Midnight Magic has proven to be a force to be reckoned with both in the studio and on the dance floor. Having performed alongside Cut Copy, Escort and Holy Ghost among others and anchored by former Hercules & Love Affair alumni Carter Yatusake, Morgan Wiley & W. Andrew Raposo, the disco collective is powered by the enormous vocals of chanteuse Tiffany Roth. Serving up a feast of funk, disco, electro and soul, the band has unleashed banger after banger including dancefloor smash, “Beam Me Up” and today they release the What The Eyes Can’t See EP on Midnight Sun Sound.

The band recently released a video for “Drop Me A Line” which was released as a single alongside remixes from Holy Ghost, Juan Maclean and more last October. If you missed it, the video is now featured on YouTube’s Music homepage along with a specialYouTube “Playlist” the band made of musical inspirations & favorites. In celebration of the release of What The Eyes Can’t See you Download the “Psycho For Your Love” MP3  HERE



Beaumont – Never Love Me EP on Hotflush

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Beaumont steps up for the next release on Hotflush, with his ‘Never Love Me Ep’.

The young Scottish producer Michael Rintoul created a slice of hypnotic R&B dream pop on last year’s ‘Blush Reponse EP’. It was described by inimitable Brighton-based blog 20jazzfunkgreats as having produced, “by a strike of genius and inspiration”, the authentic soundtrack to “a really cool Z-series 80s thriller”.

This time round, the vocal work on the title track is reduced to a barely intelligible processed warble, which provides the scaffolding that supports the sparse drums, synth washes and plucked melody. ‘Uptown’ begins with Carpenter-esque keys of dread, but is quickly drenched in a warm shower of shimmering keys that tussles with the shuffling half-beat.

The ‘Rendez-Vouz’ could be on Mars, cosmic winds billowing, until a snaking bassline throbs into sight, Beaumont’s impeccably programmed drums playing off against the tense synths. “Star cross’d lovers” indeed upon the EP’s closer, ‘Verona Beach’, the tidal back and forth grounding, the sound of the sun setting on a Miami Vice beach, but disturbed into syncopated sense.

The bonus track ‘Adrift’, pushes off onto a different kind of aural quest, lost in an ocean of sweeping sound, with only the skittering snares behind your sail, and the uncertainty of the key changes to steer your fate.

Release date: April 23rd 2012