Posts Tagged ‘electronic’

Never being boring

Posted by DJ • May 10, 2013 at 07:27 AM

30 years in the business, and it looks like the Pet Shop Boys are laughing at the face of laws of physics. The duo has a new album coming out in July, and this track, Axis, sounds totally vibrant and up to date, while drawing from a rich tradition of electronic dance music.

The surprising factor is that we can’t really hear the familiar voice of Neil Tennant, as the track is a pure adrenaline rush of pulsating synthesizers and drum machines. Press play and lose yourself in the music.

Empire state of mind

Posted by DJ • May 06, 2013 at 07:08 AM

Australian pop maestros, Empire of the Sun, are back. 5 years after We Are the People, that timeless slice of pop perfection, they return with Alive, a flamboyant slice of positivity. Check out the song and the video – probably a great way to kick start your week :)

 

 

A breath of French Air

Posted by DJ • January 03, 2012 at 10:40 AM

French duo, Air, are back with another project – soundtrack for a classic 1901 film (!) ‘Le Voyage dans la Lune‘ (the Trip to the Moon). Seems only apt, as their first album was called Moon Safari, don’t you agree?

Anyway, here’s a first glimpse into the album, a beautiful track which features the vocals of Victoria Legrand (Beach House).

Spank me

Posted by DJ • October 16, 2011 at 12:40 PM

The new album from rapper Spank Rock has him collaborating musically with German techno maestro, Boysnoize.  He’s clearly aiming for the big league now, after the underground success of his debut album Yoyoyoyoyo.

Check out this sick video, for single #1 Hit, and grab the album on iMesh

League of Justice

Posted by DJ • October 03, 2011 at 08:17 AM

Justice, the French electronic duo and alleged heirs to the Crown of French electronic music currently held by Daft Punk, are back.  Audio, Video, Disco – the first single from the new album, carries all the usual evidence of a Justice hit: infectious melody, heavy traces of 70’s pop songs, a thick beat and a glamorous video.  Watch it right here while waiting for the full album to drop…

 

The Bjork side of the moon

Posted by DJ • September 30, 2011 at 08:02 AM

Bjork is certainly one of the most colorful figures to be working in the field of popular music today.  She’s also one of the most talented, daring and brave artists out there; keeping her artistic vision and integrity way ahead of many others.

Her latest project is called Biophilia: an album but also a multimedia affair where each song has its own app…

The harp driven Moon is one of the standout tracks from this project.

Discover Thundercat

Posted by DJ • September 08, 2011 at 07:27 AM

 

Stephen Bruner is Thundercat, a bass player and singer, who teamed up with beatsmith Flying Lotus to produce one of this year’s dazzling debut albums. The Golden Age of Apocalypse is equally Jazz, Electronic, Soul and pop, marrying all of the above in a glamorous ceremony in a far away galaxy.

No videos have been released so far from the album, so here’s a beautiful video from last year’s collaboration between FlyLo and Thundercat, which will put you in the right mood for the album.

 

Crash test dummies

Posted by DJ • July 11, 2011 at 08:06 AM

Africa Hitech are Steve Spacek & Mark Pritchard, two English musicians who relocated to Australia a few years ago (wow, that’s 3 continents in one sentence!). Their latest album, 93 Million Miles is one of the best bass heavy electronic albums of the year so far, and the lead single off it has just got a brand spanking new video. Malfunctioning robots, crashing cars and urban chaos are all magically co-existing in this great piece of audio visual goodness..

By the way, the main sample here is probably familiar to you from Damian Marley’s huge hit from a couple of years back, Welcome to Jamrock, but the original vocal cut (Out in the streets, they call it murder..) is from World-A-Music by Ini Kamoze, which was released back in 1984.

 

Owls in the sky

Posted by DJ • June 16, 2011 at 08:37 AM

Owl City from Minnesota became a worldwide household name thanks to his huge hit, Fireflies. Get ready for his new album, All Things Bright and Beautiful, which comes out this week (also available for download on iMesh). Check out Alligator Sky, the latest official video from the Owl City camp.

Up Close & Personal

Posted by DJ • June 07, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Over 30 years in the business, Depeche Mode are regarded as a hugely influential band, paving the way for electronic music and dance producers, and also one of the most popular bands in the world. They are about to release an album of remixes, check out this club work out to Personal Jesus,  one of their biggest hits, originally released in 1989 on the album Violator. You may also be familiar with the Johnny Cash chilling cover version…