Archive for Synth-Pop

The Great Void – ‘Eve Of Destruction’ (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2015 by dk

great void
The “Eve of Destruction” cover is a stand alone track and video that The Great Void will be releasing before their upcoming full length album, Shift Age (Sept 4th)

The Great Void
The Great Void is the brainchild of Brooklyn producer and electronic musician Josh Ascalon. His obsession with analog synthesizers began at age 14 when he started experimenting with their expansive sonic capabilities. Musically, this experimentation continues to be the driving force behind his unique brand of left-field electronic pop. Writing, recording and mixing his forthcoming debut album himself, he draws on themes of imagination, futurism, and the infinite possibilities of existence. Josh has been active in NYC’s music scene for many years and in 2010 he co-founded Rad Studio along with George Lewis Jr (Twin Shadow) and Damon Dorsey. He has worked on records by Neon Indian, Hooray for Earth, Das Racist, Chairlift, Twin Shadow, Acrylics, and Cities Aviv.

Shift Age is the debut album from producer and electronic musician Josh Ascalon, aka The Great Void. For the recording of Shift Age, Josh set specific creative parameters which banned the use of software-synths, plug-ins, and digital sequencing. Forsaking modern studio conveniences for a more hands-on and intensively crafted approach. Recording, producing and mixing the record himself, the album features contributions from like-minded musicians such as Alan Palomo (Neon Indian), Noel Heroux (Hooray for Earth), George Lewis Jr. (Twin Shadow) Morgan Whirledge (Chrome Canyon) and Joe Stickney (Bear in Heaven, Autre Ne Veut). On stage, The Great Void is joined by a full band, transforming his recordings into dynamic and high energy performances.

Coma Coast release 1989/The Ritual – 24 Feb

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2014 by dk

COMA COAST release 1989 The Ritual - 24 Feb
A / 1989 AA / 1989 (Attar! remix)
B / The Ritual BB / The Ritual (Sano remix)
Release date: Mon 24 Feb 2014
Label: Parissi La Musique

Electro-pop duo Coma Coast are set to release their debut single 1989/The Ritual through Parissi La Musique Records on 24th February. Both tracks have been given deluxe treatment by Belgium remixer Attar! Transforming 1989 into a dark, bass-driven affair, ready-made for the dance floor. The Ritual sees Sano deliver a signature rework, packed with Latin acid flair and reminiscent of his previous releases through Comeme Records.

 The pair, made up of London-based singer / DJ Mariano Robles and Venezuelan producer / DJ Rey Morales met by chance in Caracas in 2012, jamming in Rey’s studio until the early hours after bonding over musical influences. Living on separate continents hasn’t halted the flow of ComaCoast’s creativity, frequently bouncing ideas across the Atlantic and working at their own pace, inspired by their own environments and collaborators.

Mariano’s vocals are littered with playful lyrics inspired by wanderlust. 2013 saw Coma Coast begin their electronic odyssey, playing DJ sets in festivals and clubs across Europe and South America and spending time honing their trademark sound. They now plan to release 3 EP’s in 2014 ahead of the premiere of their live show in London later on this year.

Brazil’s Synth-Pop Duo Club America Releases “To Get There” + Sexy, Provocative Video “GIRLS”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2014 by dk

Club AmericaClub America is composed by the brothers Andy and Bruno Alves, natives from the “Manchester City” of Brazil, Sorocaba. With influences that go from synth-pop, indie-rock and post-punk, the duo launched in 2012 with their first single “Believe.” The music video rapidly caught on by being broadcasted on Brazilian music channels such as MTVPlayTVMixTVWoohooMusic Box TVVH1 and Canal Brasil. The instant hit gave them recognition on big-name magazines like Rolling Stone Brasil. The duo has performed around 500 shows in their career including international festivals such as SXSWCMWVOV FestivalPlaneta Terra FestivalGoiânia Noise and Demosul sharing the stage with big name acts like The StrokesToro y MoiInterpolBombay Bicycle Club and Beady Eye

 After two EP releases, countless performances, commercial campaigns for giants like Coca-Cola in Brazil and being selected as one of the six Brazilian songs for the worldwide launch of Windows 8, Club America finally released their debut album. It includes the single “Girls.” The video goes hand in hand with the lyrics depicting two girls in a “friends with benefits” situation, having fun and being carefree about what people might think or say about their amorous, lustful relationship.

Hot Casandra Getaway Heart EP(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2013 by dk

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!




Midnight Magic new album + North American Tour with Holy Ghost!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2013 by dk

Midnight_MagicMidnight Magic release new album ‘Midnight Creepers’ + North American Tour with Holy Ghost!
‘Midnight Creepers’ out on October 4th via Permanent Vacation.
Tour Stops Include NYC, LA and Chicago!

A NYC ensemble bonded by an unwavering desire to make the listener and the rhythm become one.
Fall 2013 will see Midnight Magic link up with buddies Holy Ghost! for an extensive US tour! The tour will see Midnight Magic celebrate the release of their forthcoming ‘Midnight Creepers’ album on Permanent Vacation.

As if they were the secret love children of Donna Summer and George Clinton, Midnight Magic join the dots between funk, disco, electro and soul, stamping their own musical footprint on NYC’s revered dance music landscape.

Since releasing their interstellar dance floor mainstay “Beam Me Up” 12” in 2010, Magic Midnight have forged a family bond with Permanent Vacation. Released on October 4th the ‘Midnight Creepers’ album pools together a hot body of the bands music, deeply soaked in the rhythms of New York City.

– Tour dates… w/ Holy Ghost! –

10/12/13 Denver, CO / Bluebird Theatre
10/13/13 Salt Lake City, UT / Urban Lounge
10/15/13 Seattle, WA / Neumos
10/16/13 Portland, OR / Velvet Jones
10/18/13 Santa Barbara, CA / Velvet Jones
10/19/13 San Francisco, CA / Treasure Island
10/20/13 Los Angeles, CA / Fonda
10/21/13 Phoenix, AZ / Crescent Ballroom
10/22/13 Tuscon, AZ / Club Congress
10/24/13 Austin, TX / Emo’s East
10/25/13 Houston, TX / Fitzgerald’s
10/26/13 Dallas, TX / Club Dada
10/28/13 Atlanta, GA / Terminal West
10/30/13 Cambridge, MA / Sinclair
10/31/13 New York, NY / Terminal 5
11/01/13 / Washington, DC / 9:30 Club
11/02/13 Philadelphia, PA / Theatre of Living Arts
11/04/13 Burlington, VT / Higher Ground
11/05/13 Montreal, ON / Belmont
11/07/13 Columbus, OH / A&R Bar
11/08/13 / Pontiac. MI / Crofoot Ballroom
11/09/13 Chicago, IL / Metro

Holy Ghost! Release Video for “Teenagers in Heat” +Free Download and Announce More Tour Dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2013 by dk

holy-ghost-dynamics-608x608_zpscc7c3b58Brooklyn-based band Holy Ghost! have unveiled a lyric video for their song “Teenagers In Heat,” a song co-produced by James Murphy that the band gave away for free last week. Watch the music video for “Teenagers In Heat” below, and then download the track for free.

“Teenagers in Heat” is an outtake from the recording sessions that birthed the band’s upcoming sophomore record Dynamics, which will be released on September 10th via DFA Records. Dynamics is the follow-up to the group’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was released in 2011 and was hailed as a “classic pop album” by The Los Angeles Times.

Holy Ghost! have been mainstays at the spring and summer festival circuit so far, and the band are preparing to hit the road soon for a run of dates with New Order. Check out the full itinerary below.

Dynamics Track Listing
1. Okay
2. Dumb Disco Ideas
3. Changing of the Guard
4. Dance A Little Closer
5. It Must Be The Weather
6. 1 For Edgar
7. I Wanna Be Your Hand
8. Bridge and Tunnel
9. Don’t Look Down
10. In The Red
11. Cheap Shots

07-24 Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Park, Brooklyn *
07-26 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center *
07-28 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion *
07-31 Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion *
08-04 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga
08-25 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
08-31 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Marina de Sans Souci
10-12 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
10-13 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10-15 Seattle, WA – Neumos
10-16 Portland, OR -Wonder Ballroom
10-18 Sacramento, CA – Velvet Jones
10-19 San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island
10-21 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10-22 Tucscon, AZ – Club Congress
10-24 Austin, TX – Emo’s East
10-25 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
10-26 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
10-28 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
11-04 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
11-05 Montreal, Quebec – Belmont
11-06 Toronto, Ontario – The Hoxton
11-07 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
11-08 Columbus, OH – The Basement
11-09 Chicago, IL – Metro

* with New Order

New SPC ECO single – Delusional Waste(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on July 18, 2013 by dk

SPC ECO - Delusional Waste ArtworkThe first release on Kaboom Music is set to be unleashed on July 29th 2013.
SPC ECO are Rose Berlin (vox and words) and Dean Garcia (bass, drums, guitars, studio engineer and producer, and best known for being one half of seminal 90s band Curve). Having recently completed a BA Sculpture (with first class honours!) Rose is now concentrating her efforts on her music, together as always with her multi-instrumentalist and maverick producer father, Dean. Rose and Dean have been writing and recording songs from as soon as Rose was able to make a sound. The chemistry between them is undeniable.

SPC ECO have produced and recorded a succession of albums and EPs since 2008 all of which are listed on BandCamp . Their last release, Push EP, was picked up by the likes of Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music (UK), WZBC (Boston), Amazing Radio (UK), WRIR (Virginia) and was championed by BBC London’s Gary Crowley. It was also widely praised online by influential sites and blogs such as Drowned In Sound, Black Book Magazine, God Is In The TV, Wave Maker Magazine, Breaking More Waves, The VPME and Right Chord Music (plus many more!).

Delusional Waste is the first track to see the light of day from their new album (which is due for release later this year on double vinyl and all the usual formats).