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LISTEN — Tiga’s Resident Advisor Mix

November 28th, 2015


“Tiga is about to return with his as-yet-unnamed third album. “Love and romance,” is its theme, he told us. “More romance than love. I have to love certain people; I’ll romance whomever I please.” It follows a productive couple of years for the Montreal artist. He’s spent time in the studio with Matthew Dear, releasing stompers like “Let’s Go Dancing” and “Fever,” collaborated with Boys Noize on the similarly massive “100,” and turned out “Bugatti,” a track that was earwormy even by his standards. He’s currently bringing all of this together in a new live show, which sees Tiga assume the frontman role he always seem destined to play. In addition to hits like “You Gonna Want Me” and “Pleasure From The Bass,” the set also includes new material produced in collaboration with Hudson Mohawke, Matthew Dear, Boys Noize and Martin Buttrich, some (or all) of which presumably features on the new album.” — via Resident Advisor

Click HERE to listen to the podcast and read the full write up. Check out a few remixes that don’t appear in the podcast below.

WATCH — Caravan Palace “Lone Digger”

November 27th, 2015


Fronted by vocalist Zoé Colotis and founding members Hugues Payen (violin), Charles Delaporte (upright bass) and Arnaud Vial (guitar) alongside Antoine Toustou (trombone, machines), Caravan Palace cites influences as diverse as Cab Calloway and Daft Punk. The group first formed when approached to compose the score to a silent porn movie from the early 20th century and broke out in their home country with their self-titled 2008 debut, which charted at #11 in France and remained on the charts for 68 consecutive weeks. Their profile in the U.S. has grown largely via word of mouth, selling over 40,000 records in North America and recently performing at Coachella, where LAist included them in their list of “15 Under-The-Radar Acts…You Shouldn’t Miss” and noted that “you’ll need your dancing shoes on for this keyboard and horn-heavy band.”

Caravan Palace will return to the U.S. to tour in spring 2016; dates will be announced shortly.

Watch the video for “Lone Digger” below!

WATCH — Jean-Michel Jarre and Air’s “Close Your Eyes” (Mini-Doc)

November 26th, 2015


“The music world is abuzz with excitement over the breadth of collaborations found on Jean-Michel Jarre’s 19th album, Electronica 1: The Time Machine. Released [in October], the album features everyone from Gesaffelstein to Boys Noize to The Who’s Pete Townshend. One of the most emotional and patriotic collaborations for Jarre was with Air, his fellow French electronic impressionists. The trio worked together on the track “Close Your Eyes,” and the brand new documentary vignette [below] details the unique process they used to put the track together.” — via Thump

WATCH — King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard “Trapdoor”

November 25th, 2015


“King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard released their new album Paper Mâché Dream Balloon last week and if you haven’t heard it yet it’s streaming through the service of your choice. The record eschews their crazed psych-garage in favor of acoustic instruments, jazzy arrangements and more than a little flute.” — Brooklyn Vegan

Check out “Trapdoor” below, and scroll down for spring tour dates!

5/2 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
5/3 – Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone Cafe
5/4 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
5/5 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
5/6 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
5/7 – Indianapolis, ID – The Hi-Fi
5/8 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
5/14 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
5/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
5/25 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
5/27 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
5/28 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

WATCH — DJDS “Stand Up and Speak”

November 24th, 2015


““Stand up and Speak” is the third clip released by DJDS from their forthcoming album of the same name. Best known in music circles as DJ Dodger Stadium until a certain spoilsport MLB team threatened to rain on their parade, the pair thrive at the intersection of mesmerizing beats and visually striking videos. Their fantastic 2014 debut album, “Friend of Mine,” was one of my favorite dance records of last year — and the videos were just as striking. That through-line continues. DJDS has already teased the forthcoming album, which comes out early next year via their own Body High Records label in conjunction with the respected imprint Loma Vista, with two prior videos.” — via L.A. Times

Watch “Stand Up and Speak” below, or click HERE for the full write up and more videos!

WATCH — Strange Talk “When It Feels So Good”

November 23rd, 2015


“Strange Talk‘s video for “When It Feels So Good” is odd and a little mysterious. It certainly keeps you guessing. In the video you see a foxy gal on a sad little bed flipping through old photographs. She stares at photos of a young boy, a teenage girl, a married couple on their wedding day, some girls playing in front of a house. The common thread remains a mystery to me, but you watch the photos come to life and tell little stories about the people in it. This video certainly gets my wheels turning about love and human connection. I gather that is the point, so well done Strange Talk! When It Feels So Good has a great hook too. It’s stuck in my head after one listen.” — via Kick Kick Snare

Check out “When It Feels So Good” below!

WATCH — Stick Figure Dub “Fire on the Horizon”

November 22nd, 2015


“Despite huge touring success, five full-length albums, over 25 million SoundCloud plays on a summer single and 50,000 records sold, Southern California roots reggae favorite Stick Figure has a new musical milestone lined up: its first-ever music video for “Fire on the Horizon,” a track from their upcoming album Set in Stone (due out Nov. 13). The refreshingly relaxing song and vid was shot DIY-style in the Santa Cruz Mountains and beaches by the home studio of band frontman and producer Scott Woodruff. Backed by bassist Tommy Suliman, drummer Kevin Offitzer, and keyboardist Kevin Bong, Stick Figure combines both reggae and dub influences to create their signature sound.” — via Billboard

Watch “Fire On The Horizon” below!

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