I know we mostly past dance music so I thought we would do some exposure to non dance artists this week. One of my favorite new rock bands have been Royal Blood. I have a few tracks of there’s on my wake up in the morning playlist. This English duo from Brighton formed in 2013 and have been doing very well for themselves. They have had there songs on TV adverts and are touring around the world. Check out my favorite track which I have posted below.
Listen to Figure It Out by Royal Blood (Official) #np on #SoundCloud
I have been listening to this track for the past week and think it’s going to be one of the dance tracks of the year. This rebooted track of “more than friends” has mainstream and underground appeal and I expect to see it in many mixtapes for the rest of the year.
I have posted links to the original and remixes from Sammy Porter & Elliot Kay.
Listen to More Than Friends (feat. Kelli-Leigh) by James Hype #np on #SoundCloud
Listen to James Hype ft. Kelli-Leigh – More Than Friends (Sammy Porter Remix) [Preview] by Sammy Porter #np on #SoundCloud
Listen to More Than Friends – James Hype feat. Kelli-Leigh (Elliott Kay Remix) [Kiss FM Radio Rip] by Elliott Kay #np on #SoundCloud
The word prolific can be used quite loosely and far too often sometimes, but when it comes Joshua ‘Herve’ Harvey it’s probably the only the word that confidently describes his production prowess. Speakerjunk, Voodoo Chilli, The Count & Sinden, Action Man, Bloodline,Machines Don’t Care, and of course Herve are some of his production alias’. He even sound tracked Guy Ritchie’s ‘Snatch’ with the track ‘Diamonds’ under his Klint guise.
So it’s no surprise that such a versatile producer will embark on something new. Boo Shaka is his new crew, something he’s been working on for the last year where he goes back to his early love of breakdance/80’S movie soundtracks/80s electro and disco funk. But as ever, he put’s his own forward thinking spin on it.
Body Rock is the first teaser into his new moniker, an electro brainstorm for the club – a head rocking, body shocking groove, and there’s a string of new Boo Shaka material to come this summer including the massive Shake It To Ground featuring Iris Gold.
Support from Busy P, Andi Durrant, Timo Maas, DJ Paulette,
Have to say this is one song that I love hearing. Rudimental is one of my favorite main stream artists these days, making great music with top artists from around the world such as Ed Sheeran and John Newman. This latest is probably my favorite one to date with James Arthur, it has that uplifting vibe that is already nice to hear no matter what mood your in.
Listen to Sun Comes Up (feat. James Arthur) by Rudimental #np on #SoundCloud
Respected producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Elderbrook is set to round off the summer with his biggest body of original work to date; the 7 track ‘Talking’ EP is available now.
The deluxe EP is a culmination of the many styles that have influenced Alexander Kotz over the course of his career. Moving through various moods and subgenres, it still contains his inimitable vocals and overarching sense of feeling that have come to characterise the Elderbrook sound.
The first single to come from the full-length production, ‘Woman’, was released earlier in August. The laid back pace is matched with pitched-down chopped vocals, contrasting with the wistful lyrics. It’s produced by Craven J, but exemplifies Kotz’s unique approach to being a singer and a producer; “phonetics are as important as lyrics. My voice adds another percussive element to the sounds.”
Packed full of material that will please both existing Elderbrook fans and convert the uninitiated, each track on the EP feels strong enough to be a standalone single in its own right. Despite the diversity of styles on show, the EP also works as a body of work overall thanks to the distinctive, ever evolving ‘Elderbrook sound’ that ties each track together. ‘Talking’ cements Kotz’ status as one of the most innovative, undeniably multitalented young producers on the rise right now.
‘Talking’ out now:https://awal.lnk.to/Talking
I love a good remake of a old dance classic and this one is superbly done by Feddle le Grand and Dannic. This is a remake of Toca’s Miracle by Fragma back in 2001, which was a big tune when I was back in school. Im sure most of you remember all those 16 years ago when you only had snake on your Nokia 3310 and battery powered stereo system playing cds or even cassettes ha!
I actually just found out that there track was originally Coco’s track back in 1996 from one of our viewers on Facebook and not Fragma so big ups to Leigh for the spot.
Anyways give it a listen on soundcloud below or if you want there is a buy link for beatport and the original music video on youtube, what more could you want.
To celebrate the release of LCD Soundsystem’s excellent new album ‘American Dream’, the band are giving away a free track, Pulse(v1), which band frontman James Murphy says was too long to fit on the album. Murphy announced via the band’s Facebook page that:
“We shared an extra track for the LP called pulse (v.1). it’s not precisely part of the record, but it’s an addendum (or maybe a codicil?) meant to go after the last track, black screen.
There are a few reasons for this: one, pulse wouldn’t fit on the vinyl, so I didn’t include it there (I think we’ll put together a 12″ with the other versions of pulse when there’s a moment, but that won’t be quick… tour and all.) And two, i really, really like this track.
This track began as a weird and fun synth collaboration between the amazing Gavin Russom and I on some very weird machines, and wound up developing into something else entirely, with Pat (Mahoney) and Al (Doyle) and Nancy (Whang), and Korey (Richey) playing congas. There was even more development which isn’t included in this version, but that’s for future iterations. Tyler (Pope) was in Berlin, unfortunately. But there will be other versions.
It’s a mix that we did a long time ago after the first session of the track, and it’s grown on me as a track to listen to after the LP. It’s super wonky, and I really didn’t want to square the human-ness off of it, but just let it be what it is. So you don’t have to tell me that it sounds super fucked up. I know.
Anyway, we figured the best thing to do was just give it away for free. Sure, you can still get it on various platforms, and it’ll be on the streaming service things, but you can also just go to the LCD homepage and get it for free”.
The track is a serene, 8-bit bleeping wonder. The band has certainly channelled Brian Eno on this album. The link to download the track is here.
Murphy, who has Irish roots, and LCD Soundsystem return to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre for 3 nights, from Wednesday September 27th to Friday September 29th