Bostonian-by-way-of-Sydney Jess Newham (Betty Who) is one of our favorite new electropop sensations. Her debut EP The Movement effortlessly blends an accessible radio pop style with 80s revival electronica in the vein of Mitch Murder, Washed Out, Futurecop! and Fm Attack. Jess’ graceful yet commanding vocals are the perfect complement to lush synthpop backing tracks produced by the talented young Peter Thomas, a 22-year-old phenom who teamed up with Jess when they were both attending Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music.
My personal favorite track off The Movement, “High Society,” was recently given the remix treatment by New York/Seattle-based production duo The Soundmen. Their mashup-esque spin on the song sandwiches Jess’ vocals between 90s hip hop samples in a breezy, laidback timewarp of a production that feels just right for summer. Stream it below.
Stars On 33 is the brainchild of German house and techno producer Kris Menace. Here, he teams up with New Yorkers, Radical Peterson and vocalist, Lawrence “LT” Thompson to deliver a solid, debut album in the form of “This Is Love,” forthcoming on his own, Work It Baby Records.
No stranger to collaboration, Menace has released tunes with the likes of Alan Braxe, DJ Pierre, Felix da Housecat, Lifelike and Rex The Dog, and produced remixes for LCD Soundsystem, Depeche Mode, Bag Raiders, Air and Moby. With releases on Vulture, DFA (as Black Van), Defected, his other label, Compuphonic, and not one, but two solo albums in 2012, Menace is one busy boy that gets around.
Keep your eyes peeled for the July 8th release date and preview the album below.
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow’s Harvest
On May 27th the first ever listening of the new Boards of Canada album ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ took place in the middle of the Californian desert. Decoded from a graphic and a film, with no promise of what lay at the end of the road - around 100 fans drove for up to 15 hours to this long-abandoned water park. A week later, on Monday 3rd June, the album was broadcast to the whole world live in its entirety.
The new and very promising Swedish start up Revibe, a streaming service for electronic music, will be in charge of a series of parties at F12 in Stockholm. The first party is tomorrow Sunday June 16th and features Swedish house producer/dj Özgur Can, in order to get the party started, here’s an exclusive mix from Özgur featuring a bunch of new and unreleased tracks.
We’re giving away 10 places on the guestlist for the party tomorrow, just e-mail us your full name before 2PM on Sunday June 16th and you’re in the draw.
Austrian dj/producer Dizzy Womack returns to our friends in Finnish label Top Billin with his “Black Ice EP” on which house meets bass meets tropical and all combined they bring forth a filthy club sound that also includes elements of garage and hip hop.
Milan based outfit Milangeles and Copenhagen producer Eloq takes the Douster track “King Of Africa” on a trip to a moombahton filled landscape of slow, trap sounding bass and chopped up vocal samples.
A small collection of remixes that I’ve habitually been jammin’ much to the annoyance of everyone around me. My gf’s been like, “who the f*ck is SHEILA!”
A blend of synthetic and classical elements, “Tough Love” is the debut single from Swedish newcomers Sailor & I. The track seems to swallow you whole with carefully orchestrated strings and beautiful harmonized vocals. Sailor & I’s first EP will be available July 7th on Black Butter Records, providing a promising yet different addition to the normally bass-driven UK label. A true melodic-pop gem, this won’t be the last time you hear from these Swedes.
Bass Drum Of Death - “Shattered Me”
Innovative Leisure presents Bass Drum Of Death the inevitable and unstoppable road rage garage rock teeny bopper album of this year.