Sunday, 30 December 2012

YOUNG WONDER / SACRED ANIMALS

Saturday, 29 December 2012

CHAIRLIFT


Bit late on this one. Gorgeous.

Friday, 28 December 2012

MIGUEL


My song of 2012, sooooo smooth and sexy it's almost illegal. I could possibly fancy Susan Boyle if she happened to be in the same room with this track playing.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

CYRIL HAHN

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

WORK DRUGS

Monday, 17 December 2012

DISCLOSURE / SAM SMITH


THE XX


It's these guys again, I hope they sang this with mullets. Merry Christmas everyone.

THE XX / JOHN TALABOT / PIONAL BLINDED

Thursday, 13 December 2012

TORO Y MOI

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

FRIGHTENED RABBIT


Oh it's so bloody nice isn't it.

Monday, 10 December 2012

BONDAX

CYRIL HAHN / JESSIE WARE

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Friday, 7 December 2012

JAMIE XX

Thursday, 6 December 2012

XXYYXX / BEYONCE

CHAD VALLEY

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Monday, 3 December 2012

ARCADE FIRE


New material, oh yeah. Just try and pretend the massive, annoying head isn't in the way.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

FLUME

Thursday, 29 November 2012

FLYING LOTUS


FRODO!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

HE IS A PEGASUS

Shared his site on the facebook page t'other day, but seriously, have a listen.

HOW TO DRESS WELL

THE WEEKND

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

MEMORY TAPES


Have a bloody good stream of the new album.

Friday, 23 November 2012

SOLANGE


Produced by Dev Hynes aswell.

Monday, 19 November 2012

NIGHT WORKS

Friday, 16 November 2012

Thursday, 15 November 2012

BATHS

HAIM

ALT-J FT. MOUNTAIN MAN

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

TROPICS

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Sunday, 11 November 2012

KARMA KID MINIMIX


Saturday, 10 November 2012

THE STAVES

Friday, 9 November 2012

HOTLINE MIAMI SOUNDTRACK


Really great soundtrack for a new game..the game's supposed to be pretty good aswell.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

MESITA

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Monday, 5 November 2012

FOALS


That jacket is criminally good.

GOLD AND SOIL

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

TEEN DAZE


Stream the new album.

THE DREAM / GIRAFFAGE

Monday, 29 October 2012

FOUR TET / JAMIE XX


Big!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

VILLAGERS / MMOTHS


Saw Villagers last Sunday and they were great and some double greatness has happened now Mmoths has remixed them.

MLLNDLLR / KARMA KID

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD


New e.p, boom.

TEEN DAZE


Want to know what tracks inspired Teen Daze's new l.p 'The Inner Mansions'? Well here you bloody well go.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

WILD NOTHING


HEY MICHELLE

Monday, 22 October 2012

CHAD VALLEY

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Thursday, 18 October 2012

JULIO BASHMORE

LOCAL NATIVES


YES YES YES!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

CHAD VALLEY

TORO Y MOI

Sunday, 14 October 2012

MICHAEL ANGELAKOS

Friday, 12 October 2012

SOLANGE / TWIN SHADOW


Bit of a Solange-fest this week.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

COMA CINEMA

ROSES GABOR

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

DISCLOSURE


Vid's been released and it's freaking sexy.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

TAME IMPALA


New album 'Lonerism' is out now.

Friday, 5 October 2012

JESSIE WARE / JOE GODDARD


2nd Jessie Ware remix of late, no complaints there and this time it's by Joe Goddard of Hot Chip fame. Enjoy.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

YEARS & YEARS


Aaron Paul likes them..AARON PAUL.

SOLANGE


Sing it Solange!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

AU

Sunday, 30 September 2012

STUBBORN HEART

Saturday, 29 September 2012

BEACH BOYS


Still got it.

Friday, 28 September 2012

STARSLINGER

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

JESSIE WARE / PERSEUS

TENNIS

MAM


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Monday, 24 September 2012

FLYING LOTUS


Stream it, stream it my pretties.

WILLIS EARL BEAL


I think he hit someone in the crowd at one of his shows, but I'm not sure, so while I'm not sure, I'll post this.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

KARMA KID



It's my bloody birthday!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

FOUR TET / THE XX


Dropped last night, sublime.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

KING KRULE



B-side from King Krule's next single, 'Rock bottom', perfect Autumnal listening.

ANDREW ASHONG + THEO PARRISH

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

FLYING LOTUS

PEARS


A few months ago, I posted two beautiful, intricate albums by Pears, the brainchild of Gary Morris. They acted as a beacon of hope, whilst entangled in the tentacles of revision and also gave me some light, perplexing relief, as I discovered how many ACTUAL people 'like' pears, as in the fruit, on facebook (588,509..increasing as I speak), when finding the band page. Funky rhythmic beats and exotic undertones, you'll find yourself whimsically imagining purer shores as you listen to Pears.

First off, where are you in the world right now and what're you working on?
I am based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. I work in Manhattan, and I am from Cape Town, South Africa. Right now I am not working on any imminent releases, more just experimenting with new sounds, trying to set things up with different friends music-wise and getting ready to leave my job full-time and head back home for a few months.

Could you give a brief history of your career as an artist so far?
I have always been into music, and owe that to my brother, who has probably been the biggest influence in my musical (and regular) life. I started making music when I around 13 or so. I would use free or cracked software to make stuff with friends. When I finished high school, I decided to try come to New York and study sound engineering. I did that, and at the same time I interned at an audio repair shop called EARS (now called Analog Lab) run by Jeff Blenkinsopp. That was hugely formative experience for me and through Jeff, I got the job I have now, which is working for a music production company that does stuff for commercials, documentaries and films. While being in New York I have released different kinds of music through my own personal capacity or through small labels.

Who did you grow up listening to?
Firstly pop music, then heavy metal and industrial, then British electronic music, South African electronic music, dub music etc. Then moving to New York, opened up my ears to pretty much everything and anything. Especially stuff with a more abstract vibe.

Tell us a bit about the most recent song you've worked on.
Most recent stuff has been long-form tones done on the computer or synth and running it through various things under the name Golden Dwarves. I like playing with frequencies quite a bit. I also have an affinity to dance music made with machines, and to African guitar style music. I try funnel all my impressions into something coherent.

What would you say was the perfect environment or situation to listen to your music in?
The town of Clanwilliam, in South Africa.

What's the strangest subject you've created a song about?
I made a song about a friend getting on a bus.

What other artists are you into at the moment?
Harry Taussig. Don Carlos and Gold. John Pengu. La Negra Graciana with Trio Silva. Jared Ginsburg. Calvin Stables. Ricky Gordon. Jake Lipman. Marco Filby. Alec Fellman. My girlfriend has also been getting me into different Brazilian artists as well.

Where would you love to tour?
I don't actually tour, but if I did, probably somewhere warm and relaxed. like a tour of the Caribbean islands. Or a tour around the towns of the Karoo in South Africa.

Finally, what's next for you, future plans and such?
I am going to South Africa for 2 months in December, after that I will be back in New York with some time to make more music, meet more people, maybe write some stuff down. Also have an idea to bring my equipment into some classrooms for disadvantaged kids and get them into drum machines and synths and effects pedals, and maybe record some raps.

Friday, 14 September 2012

CRANE LAKE


Psychedelic synth with slick, neat production; Crane Lake's impressive output of innovative electronica is really exciting. I metaphorically sat down with Shane Lynch, the producer behind the Crane Lake alias, to find out his influences and plans for the future, or until he's 27!

How long have you been making music?
I started playing guitar at the tender age of 8, so really I have been making music in one form or another for most of my life. I began making electronic music about 5 months ago because I was fed up with not being able to make a band (unfortunately the market for guitarists at university is incredibly over saturated).

Who did you grow up listening to?
My earliest musical memory is driving in the car with my Dad playing Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. From 11 to 14 I was into a lot of punk, metal and nu-metal; NoFX, The Offspring, Deftones, Linkin Park, Lost Prophets, Metallica, Megadeth, so on... As I got older, I got more into electronic artists, like Simian Mobile Disco and Justice, as well as emo/screamo/harcore bands like From First To Last, Funeral For A Friend,Glassjaw, Refused and Alexisonfire. Still, I've always had a taste for the classics (Night Moves by the aforementioned Bob Seger is still one of my favourite all time songs).

Tell us a bit about the most recent song you've worked on.
I was sitting in a hotel room messing around with samples for a new song I was putting together, based on an acapella sample of Usher's "You Make Me Wanna", when I came across the electronic arpeggio that you hear at the beginning of my most recent song Solstice. From there, it was just one of those songs where, in terms of song structure and instrumental/sample foundations, the song almost wrote itself and came together in a matter of hours. It's got greater dance elements than most of my previous tracks, but I love the big finish where the synth lead and original drum line come together with the chanting and the rolling organic drums.

What would you say was the perfect environment or situation to listen to your music in?
I like to think I keep my sound varied enough to make a good accompaniment to a number of life's scenarios. It's hard to be objective when talking about your own music, but personally I like to listen to it whilst enjoying a few beverages and watching any program narrated by David Attenborough.

What programmes do you use to create your music?
Ableton Live 8 is my DAW of choice, which I use mostly to create synth lines and to compile/arrange samples. Other than that, I have a veritable plethora of music samples to mess around with to form various beats, ambient sounds and fx. I use the Izotope 5 plug-in to master my songs.

What other artists are you into at the moment?
My current favourite artist has to be Bonobo. His most recent original album, Black Sands, is quite simply a work of sonic art. Since I Left You by The Avalanches is a great album that every now and then I keep coming back to. In the past year or so I have gotten into a couple of indie bands, e.g. Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club. With regards to heavier music, I still listen to Deftones and Alexisonfire quite a bit (Dallas Green's City and Colour also has a great album in Little Hell). I recently bought Letlive's album Fake History after hearing the excellent emotionally-charged single Muther, and so that gets a lot of play at the moment.

Finally, what's next for you, future plans and such?
Well, to be honest I'm not entirely sure. I'm about to enter my third year in a degree in Economics, which is typically a precursor to a job in finance. I am also trying to learn how to DJ in the hope of eventually being able to do my own shows, with the ultimate goal being to have several platinum records, headlining world tours, several divorces and ultimately dying on the toilet aged 27 from an overdose on Bath Salts. Aside from that, I'm just taking each year as it comes.





JOHN TALABOT / CHAIRLIFT

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

NICOLAS JAAR


RADIO 1 ESSENTIAL MIX

Can't embed it, but visit the link, I urge you.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

TEEN DAZE

Sunday, 9 September 2012

BAND OF HORSES


Back to songs that break your heart....and make me write cheesy stuff.

Friday, 7 September 2012

DISCLOSURE


Hello. God, this is nice.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

CHAD VALLEY



This is also banging.

GOLD PANDA



Brb, going to Italy for 2 weeks.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Thursday, 16 August 2012

JESSIE WARE


I love Jessie, idst.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

BLOC PARTY


Have a stream.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

813

Friday, 10 August 2012

HOW TO DRESS WELL


Beautiful Boiler Room set.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

JESSIE WARE


Yep, it's Jessie again, with a stupendously sultry new song that'll make you fancy the first person you see, it's a spell.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

HIGH HIGHS



Exceptionally smooth and while you have a listen, why not read an INTERVIEW with the band from May.

BODHI


'With an artist name taken from the Buddhist tree of enlightenment, Bodhi’s sole intention is to build an inspiring and vital back catalogue of groove-based music that pushes house onto exciting new ground.

And just one listen of their first official release makes Bodhi’s potential crystal clear. A-side ‘SY’ is an entrancing rush of sunny, nostalgic synths underscored by the irresistible warmth of a funk-influenced bass line, going all out on joyous old-school house hype. Flip ‘Emanation’ takes a more laid back approach that pays off in a dreamy cascade of breathless, honeyed vocals, given a punchy presence by a determined bass pattern and tightly shuffled drums.

The relentless beauty of these debut tracks from Bodhi gears them towards dance floor euphoria, whilst always keeping losing their touch of class. ‘SY’ and ‘Emanation’ trickle through your aural capacities like sunlight and explode in powerful segments of funk-influenced house. We have no doubt that many will feel the waves of musical enthusiasm that roll off these tracks, and see Bodhi as one of the most fresh and exciting artists emerging in experimental house.'




Tuesday, 7 August 2012

THE XX


Here we go.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

MISTER LIES


Saturday, 4 August 2012

STEVE MCEVOY


Friday, 3 August 2012

JESSE RUINS


Japanese band, Jesse Ruins, are really producing some magical stuff at the moment. Celestial, ethereal sounds echo throughout their music creating assured and confident tracks.

First off, where are you in the world right now and what're you working on?

We are in Tokyo, doing this interview. 

Could you give a brief Jesse Ruins history?

Jesse Ruins started as Nobuyuki Sakuma as his solo project. then
released a cassette (already sold out) on Cuz Me Pain (the independent
label in Tokyo), then joined in Cuz Me Pain’s first compilation LP in
the same year. In 2011, Nah joined in Jesse Ruins. After some tracks
picked up on Gorilla vs Bear and etc., we released first 7" on Double
Denim Records. In December 2011, We signed to Captured Tracks and
released EP and are planning to put out first LP. recently, our
support drummer Yosuke Tuchida has become official member of Jesse
ruins.


Who did you grow up listening to?

Each of us have quite different backgrounds, and so is our taste in music, but also, we have common point so we can get on together.

Tell us a bit about the most recent song you've worked on.

We've been making songs for our first LP!

What would you say was the perfect environment or situation to listen to your music in?

Tokyo, at mid night.

What other artists are you into at the moment?

Hard Corps

Where would you love to tour?

Want to come to Europe and USA.

Finally, what's next for you, future plans and such?

Finishing the album, then going to tour!

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TUMBLR
BANDCAMP
TWITTER

Jesse Ruins / Sofija from Nitewin on Vimeo.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

GRIZZLY BEAR

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

HALLS



Lovely teaser. Haunting stuff that's made me want to look at videos of planets.

Monday, 30 July 2012

BONDAX / SEYE


Free download, grab it.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

OLYMPOMANIA

Sorry, I'm fucking obsessed with the Olympics at the moment. This is good though..

Thursday, 26 July 2012

SUMMER JAM


I'm making an educated guess that you're sweaty right now, this is perfect summer sweaty listening.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

GIRAFFAGE

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

BAT FOR LASHES


Well, it'd be rude not to post this because it's about me.

Monday, 23 July 2012

SBTRKT


Wow.

KARMA KID

Sunday, 22 July 2012

YUNG SATAN


Saturday, 21 July 2012

BLOOD DIAMONDS

Friday, 20 July 2012

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

THE XX / FAUXE



Praise for this rapid re-working.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

KILL THEM WITH COLOUR / KWIKFIKS

So I posted the teasers for the joint release 'Her Kingdom' a few weeks ago and now it's been released for your listening pleasure, absolute corker, enjoy!



Monday, 16 July 2012

TALL SHIPS


Great lyrics and too true.

THE XX

SUN AIRWAY




What's sun? I don't even know anymore.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

BONDAX

FEATHER BEDS



Friday, 13 July 2012

FUTURE ISLANDS


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

BLOC PARTY


Back to their best?

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

MICHELE STODART


It's a great time to be Michele Stodart, whilst also being a part of successful folk favourites, The Magic Numbers, she is forging her own solo career and with sweet, soulful sentiments, her forthcoming album looks set to be delightful.

First off, where are you in the world right now and what're you working on?
I'm working on some new songs at home in London.

Who did you grow up listening to?
Pretty much all of our family's old records - Patsy Cline, The Carpenters, Hank Williams, Connie Francis, Burt Bacharach. There is always someone singing in our house.

Tell us a bit about your latest single 'Foolish Love'
'Foolish Love' is one of those songs that says exactly what I wanted to say to someone a long time ago but couldn't. Instead, I put every word into this song.

What's the strangest subject you've ever written a song about?
I tend to write from personal experiences though 'Dead on the Water', (side b to my latest single) is about the ghost of a woman scorned who comes back to haunt her lovers.

What would you say was the perfect environment or situation to listen to your music in?
oh, That's a hard question - I'd have to say in silence?

What other artists are you into at the moment?
I'm always the last to hear about a new record… though I recently bought the new First Aid Kit album and fell in love with it straight away!

Is there anywhere specific you'd love to tour?
We've always said we'd like to tour the Caribbean - somewhere on the beach sipping cocktails and jamming the night away.
But failing that i'd love to spend a year or two touring the states - I always had a dream of riding the Greyhound bus with my acoustic guitar.


Finally, what's next for you, future plans and such?
Releasing the album and playing as much as possible with my new band, who are amazing guys and such good musicians. I've so many ideas of things i'd like to do… possibly a little EP at the end of the year. Then there's a tonne of new songs to record for the next album… it's all very exciting at the moment.



FACEBOOK
TWITTER
WEBSITE

You can catch Michele at the following places over the next few weeks, so make sure your diary is freshly inundated.

Wednesday 11th July – Powers Bar, Kilburn, London
http://www.powersbar.co.uk/

Thursday 19th July - Half Moon, Putney, London
http://www.halfmoon.co.uk/event/351

Truck Festival
20th July - http://www.truckfestival.com/

BAND OF HORSES


My one true love, Band of Horses are back and 'Knock Knock' is set to be the first single from new album 'Mirage Rock'. ALL HAIL THE BEARD.

Monday, 9 July 2012

PASSION PIT


Weird, cos this kind of reminds me of Flight of the Conchords in places.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

DISCLOSURE



Been playing this for the past week.

FRANK OCEAN



Can't wait for Channel Orange.

LIANNE LA HAVAS

Bloody gorgeous music, soothe your soul and stream 'Is your love big enough?' (mine is..FOR HER) by Lianne La Havas. Can't embed it, so visit the Guardian website below.

CLICK ME MY PRETTIES

Friday, 6 July 2012

GERMANY GERMANY