Metronomy secured their house hold name in indie rock nearly a decade ago. With 2011′s “The Look” in our pack pockets we now turn to “the light” that is their newest record – ‘Metronomy Forever‘. “The Light” – the standout track for us- is a sexy ode to everything that made them attractive for us. It’s slow, alluring and sophisticated. It’s the type of track that’ll sound just as appealing another 10 years from now. If you have yet to take the latest record for a spin, don’t miss out. This one’s a hitter- front to back.
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It’s pretty rare when we get stopped in our tracks and have to pay full attention to a song that captures us from the very beginning. Especially when there is a music video attached to said track. French 79 is the solo project of producer Simon Henner who hails from Marseille, France. He has a new video out for his single “Hometown“ that has absolutely floored us.
It opens on a rainy night encompassed by his gorgeous synth heavy melodies that are ethereal and comforting picking up the pace gradually until we reach a pause. In this time we are introduced to four main characters that are witnesses to strange electrical and light anomalies that could indicate contact with something other worldly. Then the drop comes in with a glorious amalgamation of synthscapes, hypnotic vocals and a driving beat patterns. His forthcoming album ‘Joshua’ drops in November so we’ll make sure to keep ear to the ground for that. Stay tuned! Check out the video after the jump.
It’s always something to behold when artists pair stunning visuals with equally impactful music. In the case of Parisian electro duo Else they always go for quality over quantity. We waited a while for new music from them and it was definitely worth the wait. ‘Sequence Pt. I‘ is the name of their brand new EP and a few days ago they shared a music video for the track “Back To 8″ directed by the talented duo Adrien Lagier and Ousmane Ly who also worked on their previous video for ”Night Thoughts.” This time they take us to the corner of a city as voyeurs in a day in the life of a young man and his friends thriving in surges of adrenaline. The track is a gorgeous, deep electronic anthem that pairs seamlessly with both the vibrancy and raw beauty of the clip. Check it out after the jump!
Summer is winding down and the nights carry a much welcome chill that has us dreaming of Autumn. The duo known as Rivage returns with a brand new EP to help you transition to the new season in the most romantic of ways. This charming 5 track gem melts in your ear with soulful French vocals from collaborators like Luke Anger, Julia Jean Baptiste and Ferno. The entire EP gives us the effortless romance of sunsets on the coast. Out now via Roche Musique. Grab your copy here!
The don of all things disco and funk is back at it again! Yuksek dropped a new visualizer for his latest track “The Rollercoaster” and it has us dreaming of Ibiza. Sweeping strings and a bassline that won’t quit are all you need to get on your feet and sweating it out until the break of dawn. He even throws in a breakdown where he takes it slow motion and gradually works it back up to the tempo we all crave. Yuksek always knows hot to hit all the right spots. Grab the download here.
This bonus track off Memorex Memories‘ forthcoming LP is such a mood. It gives us all the late night feels as we put on our headphones sit back with a cocktail and take in all these gorgeous soundwaves. The track is called “Violet” and we’re so glad he decided to include it on the release. Lush synth waves ebb and flow with effervescent chords and deep bass to give us a track that engulfs the mind and takes it to the stars and back. Big ups to the Stratford Court crew for putting this one out! Keep an ear to the ground for the release on September 25th!
Mallorca, Spain’s seminal imprint Sub_Urban dropped these beauties a few weeks ago and we’ve been completely hypnotized. It’s the latest from seasoned producer Rony Breaker as he teams up with vocalist Shyam P on a tantalizing soulful house cut called “Get My Mind Right.” They also enlisted the golden touch of the one-and-only Crackazat for remix duty. Crackazat takes the original a bit deeper with stronger bass stabs, mesmerizing chords and solid synth arrangements. It’s a gorgeous rendition that allows the best elements of the original to shine bright. Full stream of both tracks after the jump!
After the magic that they created on Moon Boots‘ first album, we were hoping that he would collaborate with Nic Hanson again. And it looks like our wish has come to fruition as they bring a sultry, slow burning track called “Clear.” Nic’s sumptuous vocals pair seamlessly with Moon Boots’ magic touch. This is track number 3 from Moon Boots’ highly anticipated sophomore album and we are counting down the days until we can hold that vinyl in our hands. ‘Bimini Road’ is available for pre-order here!
Late summer nights can’t fully function without a Hush Hush original and fortunately there’s a new one coming out via Raund Haus‘ Seemingly Singles. This saucy little ditty is called “My Fire” and the funky house vibes are strong right from the jump. The chords are powerful and the vocal sample gives it the charisma that has come to be a signature for Hush Hush originals. Then the breakdown leads into a glorious cosmic synth treatment complete with plenty of bass. It’s the perfect end of summer treat.
The boys from Midnight Pool Party have also shared a top notch remix package for their ‘Motions’ EP and our beloved Anoraak has put his magic touch into the mix. He serves up a mesmerizing disco remix of “Slide” that lives up to all our late summer dreams. Picture this track coming on at a beachside lounge and the dance floor suddenly lighting up with everyone beaming from the good vibes, that bassline and those funky chords. The original was already great, but Anoraak gives it that French touch that brings out all the disco heathens. Grab your copy here.