Archives: June 2015

LISTEN — Bomba Estéreo “Mar (Lo Que Siento)”

June 26th, 2015

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“Bomba Estéreo has always been associated with fiery, trance-inducing dance songs like “Fuego.” But one of their lesser-known sweet spots is in the more mellow, breezy songs, the kind you want to listen to after a full night of hard-partying, while recovering on a beach, watching the sun rise.” — via NPR

Check out “Mar (Lo Que Siento)” below!

WATCH — Tourist ” Holding On (ft. Josef Salvat & Niia)”

June 26th, 2015

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“When I heard “Holding On” I was drawn to the way Tourist was presenting a love song (if we talk of it in it’s basic form) but was addressing something more subtle in the subject. There is a boy and a girl and they sing of either each other or someone else, something we never really find out and I liked that idea. I wondered about these relationships we create throughout life and how our actions can be so disproportionate to what we’re trying to express or articulate, we can act in ways completely opposite to our intention. And then ultimately, if we had to pull it all down to a few basic actions what would they look like?” – Holly Blakey (Director/Choreographer for “Holding On”)

Watch “Holding On” below!

WATCH — Beach Baby “No Mind No Money”

June 25th, 2015

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i-D recently premiered the new Beach Baby video, “No Mind No Money,” and offered this as a description, “Directed by photographer Lily Rose Thomas (who also created their last video, Ladybird) the visuals are sweet like sugary cereal, leaving us craving handholding and maybe even a cheeky snog. “She wanted to create a fantasy” explain the band, “but a fantasy that makes you feel good, rather than an obsession. As the song has a sense of yearning and desire, the idea was to evoke the feelings you get when you first fancy someone”.”

Check out the “No Mind No Money” below!

LISTEN — Howling Interview w/ “Abstract Science”

June 25th, 2015

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Frank Weidemann of Howling recently stepped into the WLUW studios in Chicago for a chat with Mister Joshua of Abstract Science. The exclusive interview sheds light on the origins of the Howling project, and its couched in several cuts from their new album.

Check out the full podcast HERE, or check out the Âme remix of the group’s namesake track below.

WATCH — WIN WIN “Been So Long”

June 24th, 2015

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“WIN WIN is the Brooklyn-based trio featuring Alex Epton—also known as “XXXChange”—who produced rapper Spank Rock’s hit debut album in 2006 and has been working on his own stuff ever since. The group released their first album in 2011, featuring some eclectic and semi-high profile collaborations, like Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance, among others. Now, WIN WIN is preparing to drop a third record, called Primaries, due out June 30 via Arts & Crafts Records, and we are premiering their video for the song “Been So Long.” The track blends electronic instrumentation with a freak-folk pop vibe, and the video itself is a bizarre computer-generated psychedelic dance wormhole.” — via VICE

Check out “Been So Long” below!

LISTEN — Jean-Michel Jarre and M83’s “Glory” (Steve Angello Remix)

June 24th, 2015

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“Jean-Michel Jarre and M83’s “Glory” is a glitchy, dramatically sighing slow jam that blooms into an epic of outsized proportions. Jarre built an expansive world of sound around Anthony Gonzalez’s vocals, rippling dancefloor electronics and heavy layers of atmospheric synths sharing space with festival-rock drums and vocals. A new remix by former Swedish House Mafia DJ Steve Angello, created in equal partnership with Jarre, turns the track into a thumping four-on-the-floor onslaught that maintains and even amplifies the original’s exultant spirit.” — via Stereogum

Check out the Steve Angello remix of “Glory” below.

WATCH — Little Boots “Better In The Morning”

June 23rd, 2015

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“No one makes a walk of shame look as cute as Little Boots’ Victoria Hesketh. The UK electropop singer based her first single from Working Girl, “Better in the Morning,” on the headache of pulling yourself together the morning after—but you’d never know based on her appearance in the song’s video. It’s a dreamy continuation of the album artwork, with Hesketh masterfully pulling off a trench coat, a pantsuit, and pastels as she tries to get ready for her day.” — via The Fader