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Hot Casandra Getaway Heart EP(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2013 by E.N.

HOT CASANDRA2013 has been a busy year for London based duo Hot Casandra. Fresh off the back of performances at Pacha, Proud Camden and Café 1001 and with sets at Ministry of Sound, the duo have been spinning their Smooth Electro sounds at top clubs around the London circuit.

Originally hailing from Romania, Hot Casandra are by no means strangers to the limelight. In Romania they enjoyed high profile, with regular appearances on MTV, National Television and Eastern European festivals. Meanwhile on the press front they have seen reviews in FHM, The Guardian and Tillate. But 2013 sees the duo move to the UK as they introduce their brand of Electro the UK crowd.

‘Getaway Heart’ is the new single from the duo. A slow burn Electro groove that works it’s way towards climax. With Paul Ballo on live drums and bass and Elena providing haunting female vocals, the track draws inspiration from acts like Simian Mobile Disco and classic Italo-Disco. The track bubbles on increasingly draws the listener in as it builds in emotion and tension.

Next up on the package is ‘Mouthwatering’. An emotive Electro trip, with 80s Electro influences and great male and female vocals, answering each other as the track rolls on. Synth stabs prevail, alongside driving live drums and thoughtful melodies. Not to be missed!

REL. DATE: DECEMBER 2013
LABEL: SUB STREAM RECORDINGS

TRACKLISTING:

1. OPERATIC FEMALE HAVING A CRACK
2. GET AWAY HEART
3. MOUTHWATERING
4. MOUTHWATERING (PELLECTRONICA & ULLMANN REMIX)
5. GET AWAY HEART (BLISSFUL REMIX)

Footprintz – Escape Yourself(album preview) Out 18th March

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2013 by E.N.

Visionquest Reveal Footprintz Debut Album 'Escape Yourself'

TRACK LISTING

A1. The Things That Last Forever
A2. Heaven Felt Like Night
A3. Utopia
B1. The Favourite Game
B2. Private Enemy
B3. The Invisible
C1. Uncertain Change
C2. Zanzibar
C3. Dangers Of The Mouth
D1. The Fear Of Numbers
D2. The Nightingale
D3. Keys To The Sky

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You can pre-order it here:

Visionquest Reveal Footprintz Debut Album ‘Escape Yourself’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2013 by E.N.

Visionquest Reveal Footprintz Debut Album 'Escape Yourself'Every journey has its beginning, and as the opening chords of ‘The Things That Last Forever’ give way to a hypnotic bassline, you know you’re on your way. Basslines form a key part of the Footprintz sound, acting as an anchor from which vocal melodies, synth lines and warm chords weave around in an often psychedelic style. Debut single, ‘Utopia’, exemplifies this ethic with its synth flirtations and optimistic vocal musings adding layers upon a solid core.

As Clarian and Addy say, “We wanted to work around a concept of escaping the confused years of growing up. 16-25, those are the years where you’re figuring yourself out, going through the motions of meeting different people and finding new things”.Tracks like ‘Uncertain Change’ and recent single ‘Dangers of The Mouth’ tackle this subject head on, focusing on the insecurities that arise from growing up. ‘Zanzibar’ takes a lighter approach, touching on the innocence of youth that brings with it, its own simple pleasures.

What becomes apparent throughout ‘Escape Yourself’ is a real craftsmanship toFootprintz’s songwriting. Each track reveals a little more on each listen, aided by the slick production work, done predominantly by the guys themselves in their Montreal bunker studio full of analogue equipment, odd instruments and a fridge laden with ‘special brownies’; which goes some way to explain a noirish-haze that permeates through the album.

Having met at an afterparty aged 15, Clarian North & Adam Hunter have experienced most of their adult life together. ‘Escape Yourself’ distills their experiences, wraps them in a warm analogue fuzz and shares them with the listener. You join them on their journey, and deep down they hope it helps you shape your own.

Stream Visions of Trees debut album ahead of release

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2012 by E.N.

East London “disco-noir” duo Sara Atalar and Joni Juden, aka Visions of Trees, present their debut self-titled album, due out Monday through Something In Construction.

Great Production,dont miss this album

Goldroom Releases 2 Remixes And A Special Minimix Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2012 by E.N.

Nu Disco Goes On…
Citizens! – Reptile (Goldroom Remix)

Lancelot – We Can Dance (Goldroom Remix)

Download Goldroom – Kissed Minimix (Feb 2012)

Bio:
Born of the simplicity of soulful choruses and small electronic ornaments, Goldroom has transformed into a magnificent display of modern music culture; a fascinating tale of tropical textures, soundscapes, and rhythms doused in nostalgic romance.

Truly an undiscovered gem, Goldroom surfaced through various styles fused mainly by impeccable music production. Josh (Goldroom) creates a sound of such high caliber, that it becomes the pure gold in the pseudonym. Particularly Goldroom’s latest production is what we feel highlights his unique blend; with a mixture of complimentary percussive elements, keyboards and endless melody, Goldroom’s remix of Mother Protect by Niki & The Dove has been supported/played by endless acts including Mylo,The Magician and Aeroplane. If the impressive array of supportive members has yet to convince you of Goldroom’s rarity, you can submerge in one of his unique mixes posted below, and judge for yourself.
This past year has undoubtedly paved a golden path in Josh’s musical career, branching out from Nightwaves with an exquisite sound and incredible tunes that have completely blown up. With countless of new projects up his sleeve– we can expect new productions full of great sensations for the continuation of Goldroom’s success in 2012.

http://goldroomtunes.com/

Escort Release “Why Oh Why” Remix MP3(free download) + LP Out Jan 31!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2012 by E.N.

“…  Escort sounds loose and curious on this album, with even their four-minute songs feeling like dance-floor epics. “
– The New York Times

“The Best Disco Album Of 2011″
– SPIN

“The best New York disco tracks since West End Records’ early-‘80s heyday.”
– Pitchfork

Escort has been setting dance floors ablaze with their disco-infused beats, irresistibly catchy hooks and seductive live show since releasing a series of 12” singles in 2006. The seventeen-member “disco orchestra”, founded by producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis, and fronted by lead singer Adeline Michèle, features an incredible cast of musicians who have played with everyone from indie-rock titans Arcade Fire to avant-classical luminaries Alarm Will Sound. The new “Why Oh Why” (Pounds Sterling Remix) MP3 is a dancefloor banger that dares you not to move.

Download the MP3  HERE.

Download Escort – Makeover

Download Escort – Cameleon Chameleon (Club Remix)

With the self-titled debut album dubbed by SPIN Magazine as one of the “Best Dance Albums of 2011,” the band has received accolades ranging from Pitchfork to the New York Times as well as recently being featured on the cover of the Village Voice! Escort’s long-awaited debut LP will be released on vinyl and CD January 31st and is out oniTunes and digitally retailers now through Escort Records.

Steeped in the venerable tradition of club-land’s holy trinity, New York, Chicago, and Detroit, Escort’s self-titled new album pays homage to mutant-pop luminaries such as Kid Creole and the Coconuts & Ian Dury. While embracing the legacy of these forward-thinking but classic acts, Escort has managed to create something strikingly new. Featuring the theatrical masterpiece “Caméleon Chameleon,” the piercing horns and silky smooth vocals of “A Bright New Life” and “Makeover” which effortlessly explores the lost possibilities of another era the album also includes versions of their 12” DJ releases remixed, re-mastered, rearranged, and re-recorded specially for the LP, completing the album as a sonic experience from beginning to end.

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains release new album on Domino USA( February 14, 2012)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2011 by E.N.

Pensive indie pop, delicate electronica, as well as North African guitar stylings and percussion combine on the forthcoming release by Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains. The new album, entitled E Volo Love (Domino USA) releases February 14, 2012.

In a centuries-old French church high on a hill, Malian-style finger-picked guitar riffs bounced off cabaret-ready piano lines. Whispering calabash brushed against shimmering minimal techno. All in service of a dreamy set of songs that became E Volo Love (Domino USA; release: February 14, 2012), tracks that straddle the catchiest of indie rock and electronica and the lush borders of globally inflected experimentation.

This is the world of Fránçois and the Atlas Mountains. Fránçois has opened for incandescent Afrobeat scion Femi Kuti, and he has played with effusive retro-rockers Camera Obscura. He’s leaped unexpectedly onto the indie scene in an English industrial town and learned to embrace the sounds of his native Southwestern France. He’s gotten lost in the outskirts of Fez and dug into the complexities of Senegalese mbalax’s rolling club beats.

Shaped by the quiet influence of West and North African sounds and by the gritty yet friendly vibe of Bristol’s underground arts scene, Fránçois and the Atlas Mountains make a return to roots—hometowns, lost loves, Western pop transformed in the crucibles of the Sahara or Dakar—utterly engaging and fresh.

Also Check
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains – Piscine Remixes EP (Stream+Free Download)
Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains – Be Water (Je Suis De L’eau)(preview)

BIO
Fránçois was raised on Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Prévert, the classics of French pop and poetry. He also grew up hearing tales from Cameroon, where his mother spent her girlhood. Yet the rural French kid’s mind was blown when he first heard grunge and pounded on a distortion pedal, and he started making his own tapes.

When work took him to Bristol, England, Fránçois immediately jumped into a thriving scene, one that included both the speed-of-weed trip hop of groups like Portishead and Massive Attack, and a DIY-loving arts underground where experimentation and collaboration were welcome. Fránçois, merrily collecting a menagerie of instruments and accompanying himself live on keys he played with his feet, fit in perfectly and soon connected with bands from The Pastels to Movietone to Camera Obscura, who invited him to join.

Yet there are other currents that run through Fránçois’s music and that flow across North and West Africa, back to Europe. Things clicked for Fránçois when he heard the brilliant African blues of Ali Farka Touré and the gritty Sahara rock of Tinariwen. He found himself wandering through Morocco, shadowing groups of Senegalese drummers, trying to master the polyrhythmic spree of Dakar’s dance music (mbalax, made famous by singers like Youssou NDour).

On E Volo Love, these fascinations get folded back into indie rock and electronica in an organic way. Inspired by Touré—and constantly mislaying his picks— Fránçois figured out how to touch the electric guitar strings and approach the bare fingered, rippling sound of Mali’s guitar greats. He invited Tinariwen engineer Jean-Paul Romann to add his imprint to the album.

And almost accidentally, E Volo Love gained an African pulse. As Fránçois was spending some time in his hometown of Saintes, he wound up playing a gig at the old church where the album was eventually recorded, with versatile drummer Amaury Ranger. A dance class had left behind a hand drum and a calabash, and the duo picked them up spontaneously during the show.

“The sound had a power and drive, but was gentle enough not to overwhelm what I was doing,” explains Fránçois. This sound, rich with the church’s natural resonance, blends seamlessly with the drum kit and beats of tracks like the album’s otherworldly opener, “Les Plus Beaux.”

“As we were putting the album together, the idea of return, of palindromes, kept popping up, which was perfect because I recorded the album where I grew up, around things I knew so well but was re-experiencing from the point of view of an adult,” Fránçois reflects. “It’s about things that never move, or things that return: sounds, people, feelings.”

Things that loop back transformed echo throughout E Volo Love, whether it’s the mysterious marimba sample from a field recording that merges into the bittersweet Afro-indie rock of “Edge of Town,” or the overwhelming nostalgia of the electronica-inflected “Bail Eternel.”

Opposites attract and coexist: a French cabaret piano line goes Congotronic on “Piscine,” horns add grit to a gentle indie ballad on “Azrou Tune.” The landscape on the cover looks like a blazing desert, but is actually a freezing morning: “The cover was shot at 7 AM in February on the coldest day you can get,” Fránçois recalls. “It has this strange feeling of things being the opposite at the same time.” Much like tension between airy and earthy that makes E Volo Love shine.

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains – Piscine Remixes EP (Stream+Free Download)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2011 by E.N.

The first ever French Domino signings are ready to spread their wings over indie pop’s vast international landscape. With vivid looks and a slender body, Fránçois builds up castles in Saintonge, France, with Moroccan mountains, British phlegm and sturdy friendships. After seven years of passionate gigs and road trips across Europe which has seen them tour with Electrelane, Camera Obscura and most recently with Mercury-nominated King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains convey a magnetic presence on stage. A deep sense of lightness and sincerity sets in as voices, keyboards and African percussion blend into instant pop.

An open collective, Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains has become a four-piece band over the years. Besides Fránçois who gives the band its name and soul, Amaury Ranger embodies its vibrating body thanks to the sheer intensity of his percussive skills. A new recruit, Scottish Gerard Black made a name for himself playing with Bill Wells and Findo Gask before joining forces with the band and leading an underground dolce vita in Bordeaux. Another Bordeaux stalwart, Pierre aka Petit Fantôme is a local musical treasure.

E VOLO LOVE
Tracklist

01. Les Plus Beaux
02. Muddy Heart
03. Edge Of Town
04. City Kiss
05. Azrou Tune
06. Buried Treasures
07. Cherchant Des Ponts
08. Slow Love
09. Bail Eternel
10. Piscine
11. Do You Want To Dance

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