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Lune (Sweden) Announces Her Debut Album ‘Music & Sports’ (out 3/10 via Refune), Shares First Track “Tonight”Posted in News with tags 'Music & Sports', Ambient, Carl-Michael Herlöfsson, Electronic, EMN Promo, House, Listen, Lune, Promo, Refune Records, Stream, Sweden on February 15, 2014 by E.N.
Lune (translated as ‘moon’ in French) is a new music project fronted by Sweden’s Linnèa Martinsson, and today she has unveiled the details for her debut album, Music & Sports, which will see a US release on March 10th through Refune Records.
The core of Lune’s music is rooted in the dance and performance world she started in at an early age, writing simple songs with two chords, and simple, direct lyrics. Her sound ripened when creating music with Adrian Lux and Carl-Michael Herlöfsson, which resulted in movie-like pop melodies and lyrics about art, fighting, sport, love and sex. She has a haunting reinterpretation of Swedish House Mafia’s hit song “Leave The World Behind” (video), that the group heard and hand-picked for the soundtrack to their upcoming documentary of the same name, which premieres at SXSW 2014.
Music & Sports is Lune’s debut album, recorded during a few intense autumn months in a vicarage on the Swedish isle of Gotland. Mixed by Carl-Michael Herlöfsson, and the legendary Mike Marsh, who has worked with everyone from Massive Attack to Depeche Mode, mastered the album. Lune has also collaborated with musicians and producers Alexis Weak and Adrian Lux, for which she delivered vocals on “Teenage Crime” and co-wrote single “Fire.”
Music & Sports Tracklisting:
3. Close Dance
4. Standing Eagle
5. That Day
6. Boys & Roses
9. Girls With Bangs
10. Call Me A Taxi
Subb-an is back with one of the most hyped tracks to land on Crosstown Rebels in recent times. A collaboration with Cedric from Azari & III under new moniker S.Y.F (Starving Yet Full), ‘Say No More’ shows the wunderkind producer on a wholly satisfying song-based tip. A killer weapon for any peak-time dancefloor, it’s a bumpy infectious ride with a wonky edge – steeped in the soul of Cedric’s vocals rolling over immaculately crafted grooves.
Announcing themselves on the scene with 2013’s pumping rework of Whitney Houston’s classic ‘It’s Okay’, Arches return in 2014 with their debut single‘There’s A Place’, released 7th April via Columbia.
Fusing a forward thinking electronic sound with their love for old school house, Arches is Seba (Moonlight Matters) and Jochen (Sound of Stereo). Hailing from Belgium, the duo take inspiration from ‘New Beat’, a genre of dance music that was popularised throughout the late 80’s and originated from their homeland. ‘There’s A Place’ is an absorbing fusion of genres comprising an electronic soundscape built to shake dancefloors.
Arches live set-up includes the honey-coated vocals of Gustaph (Hercules And The Love Affair), who features on ‘There’s A Place’s’B-side, ‘Move On’, a driving club anthem complete with euphoric drops and grooving bass melodies. Throw in remixes from Sinden and Russ Chimes and ‘There’s A Place’ is set to be an enthralling debut from newcomers Arches.
Accomplished producer, Phil Kieran, makes his Hotflush debut with a two-track ode to hedonistic flight. “Yes I’m going there” goes the lead track’s refrain. Where ‘there’ is, who knows? But you can enjoy a soundtrack of sun-kissed piano chords and heraldic horns on the way. As Kieran ‘gets away’ on the A2, the mood takes a turn for the dark. Lost in the early hours, pockets full of miniature plastic bags and no money…thank fuck for the throb of that kick in these lonely but exciting times.
Richy Ahmed and Ryan Elliott, offer their interpretations of Kieran’s bacchanalia on the B-side with the former creating a barnstorm of minor stabs and attitude, and the latter tearing it up, down, left and right with his broken beats and wailing vox. Gone there. Got Away.
Going There / Getting Away
A1. Going There
A2. Getting Away
B1. Going There (Richy Ahmed Remix)
B2. Getting Away (Ryan Elliott Remix)
Release date: February 24th 2014
After a spectacular end to 2013 where they were named ’3rd Best Label in Belgium at Red Bull’s Elektropedia Awards, Brussels-based imprint Electronical Reeds follows up their recent success here thanks to the work of Lex Newton. The Belgian producer has previously released on the label, and even featured on the label’s recent Y3ARS compilation.
The original is first up. A subdued track full of classy fare and a harmonious touch, it glides on a gentle tip that’s bolstered by its refined organ chords and a pitched-back, almost suggestive male vocal. A track that’ll work the floor into a sweat and get the girls dancing at the same time.
Opening the remix duties is none other than returning Electronical Reeds favorite Superdrums. He spruces the original up just a tad, adding a new bassline that helps give it a whole new sheen and exterior. O.D. Math gently lets the vocal shine through as he also re-works the track. It’s a bumping and grinding affair that’s sure to go down a treat with Chicago players especially.
Newton’s second original is ”Take On Me”, a track that’s cut from an entirely different cloth. Almost electro-inspired in its outlook, it coasts by in a steady manner before the hazy, cloudy timbres transform it into a meandering, positive slice of sensuous house music. Waving goodbye to the EP is Da Fat Love Dub; an analogue sounding take on the latter that nods its hat to the old school in the most respectful manner imaginable.