Archive for May 14, 2012

David Morales feat. Róisín Murphy – Golden Era

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Gold Panda – Mountain(Stream)

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Following the release of his hugely acclaimed debut LP ‘Lucky Shiner’ back in 2010, a record that won The Guardian’s First Album Award , Gold Panda – has announced a new 7” ‘Mountain/Financial District’ and a selected tour of live dates and festival appearances.

An artist who’s never felt the need to try and find his place, or even give the notion of attempting to fit in credence, ‘Mountain/Financial District’ is another wonderfully singular piece of work. It’s a return that he describes as a “short story,” hinting at something in the future that, even he confesses, could twist in a completely direction to the two tracks here – of which Derwin describes as “modern hip-hop.” He adds, “the 808 snares on ‘Mountain’ are a nod to Noah “40” Shebib and some-time Drake collaborators Boi-1da. ‘Financial District,’ at 125 bpm, though actually feels slower than that because the drum machine pattern on it has a completely different feel. It’s in the rhythms that I depart from that initial hip-hop idea.”


Florence + The Machine – Breath Of Life(Video)

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Guy Andrews – The Wait / Hands In Mine (HFT022)(Preview)

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Following last year’s triumphant debut on Untold’s imprint Hemlock, Brighton based producer Guy Andrews is back with his first 12″ for Hotflush Recordings. A superb followup to his 2011 auditory missive, The Wait / Hands in Mine merges percussive elements with heavy basslines resulting in two dark dancefloor cuts.

The Hundred In The Hands Share Andy Stott Remix, Announce North American Tour Dates

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The Hundred In The Hands is releasing their new album RED NIGHT on June 12th via Warp Records, and today the band has shared Andy Stott’s ethereal remix of their single “Keep It Low.” The remix swells with added bass and percussion, which Stott transposes against Eleanore Everdell’s transfixing vocals throughout. It can be found on the 12-inch “Keep It Low” single, which includes an original B-side (“Mountains”), and additional remixes from JD Twitch, who turns in two great Optimo reworks. The single will see a release on May 28th via Warp Records as well. The band is also announcing a handful of North American tour dates, including an album preview show at Brooklyn’s Glasslands tomorrow, where they’ll be debuting new material from RED NIGHT live for the first time

Of the Andy Stott remix, the band says, “We were listening to Andy Stott’s “Passed Me By” and “We Stay Together” EP’s a lot as we started the record. So many good ideas and textures, with low end in the extreme that kind of rattled our minds a bit. When it came to looking for people to remix, he was first on the list.”

RED NIGHT is a self-produced meditation on separation and reunion, love nearly lost and the long night back to it; a chronicle of late-hour pining awash in digital glow and urban buzzing. Album opener “Empty Stations” begins with a haunting string arrangement that is overtaken by a propulsive rhythm and Eleanore’s spellbinding vocal turns. “Come With Me” guitar stabs, icy keyboard, and polyrhythm underscore the lyrical siren’s call. The heart broken vocal on “Faded” wraps itself around the spiraling bell and fragile arrangements to devastating effect.

The goth R&B monster “Stay the Night” is a tale of yearning with a seductive slowed-down groove. The vast soundscapes of “Lead In The Light” start out sparse and build to an otherworldly climax and then back down again. RED NIGHT is an opportunity to enter the winding tunnels of The Hundred in the Hands’ nocturnal city where time stretches, tempos drop, and guitars plunge rumbling and throbbing out against denser and denser vocals as the story unfolds. The band’s boundary-pushing sound is unafraid to marry minimalism and abstraction with big melodies.
Upcoming North American Tour Dates 
5/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
6/14 – Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar (NXNE w/Purity Ring)
6/15 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
6/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
6/19 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
6/26 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
6/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
* More dates to be announced soon
Worldwide Tour Dates
5/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Info/Tickets
5/18 – Moscow, RU – Gorky Park Cherrytree Festival
5/21 – Amsterdam, NL – Indiestad Festival at Paradiso Info/Tickets
5/22 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotown Info/Tickets
5/24 – Cologne, DE – Electronic Beats Festival at E-Werk Info/Tickets
5/25 – Berlin, DE – Meltklub Weekender at Astra Kulturhaus Info/Tickets
5/26 – Neustrelitz, DE – Immergut Festival Info/Tickets
5/27 – Tuntange, LU – Food For Your Senses Festival Info/Tickets
5/28 – Paris, FR – Café De La Danse Info/Tickets
5/29 – London, UK – White Heat at Madame Jojo’s Info/Tickets
5/31 – London, UK – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen Info/Tickets
6/01 – Cambridge, UK – The Portland Arms Info/Tickets
6/02 – Bristol, UK – Dot To Dot Festival Info/Tickets
6/03 – Nottingham, UK – Dot to Dot Festival Info/Tickets
6/04 – Manchester, UK – Dot To Dot Festival Info/Tickets
6/06 – Zurich, CH – Exil Tickets
6/08 – Luzern, CH – Südpol Info/Tickets
6/09 – Imagine Festival, Basel, CH – Imagine Festival Info/Tickets
6/14 – Toronto, ON – Wrongbar (NXNE w/Purity Ring)
6/15 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
6/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
6/19 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
6/26 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
6/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
6/30 – Düsseldorf, DE – Open Source Festival Info/Tickets
7/07 – Saarbrücken, DE – Electro Magnetic Info/Tickets
7/28 – Diepholz, DE – Appletree Garden Festival Info/Tickets
8/03 – Salzburg, AT – Stuck! Festival Info/Tickets
8/10 – Hamburg, DE – Dockville Festival Info/Tickets
8/24-25 – Hannover, DE – Bootboohook Festival Info/Tickets

Maya Jane Coles remixes Bo Saris ‘She’s On Fire'(Stream)

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Bo Saris
She’s On Fire
(Maya Jane Coles Remix)
21st May

A bonafide popstar in his home country of The Netherlands, Bo Saris releases his first UK single ‘She’s On Fire’ on the 21st May, remixed by one of the biggest names in House music right now, Maya Jane Coles.

Reminiscent of classic Motown, ‘She’s On Fire’s’ soulful grooves and slick vocals are manna from heaven for multi-award winner Maya Jane Coles, who drives a beat akin to a rolling steam-train underneath Bo Saris’ sweet, love-sick harmonies.

Fans (and there are many) of Coles distinct brand of house music will instantly recognise her hand in the proceedings. ‘She’s On Fire’ is a certified dancefloor weapon, guaranteed to earn a permanent home in the best DJs boxes and soundtrack sunshine moments in bars and on terraces across Europe this Summer.

Whilst Bo Saris’ sound pays homage to the classic sounds of legends such as Bill Withers, Prince, Marvin Gaye and Amy Winehouse, he wears their influence lightly and with such a fresh and accessible approach, you’ll soon be remembering Bo’s name in the same esteem.