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French Electronic Duo Kuage | A Part of You
The French electronic duo Kuage have recently announced their hotly anticipated ‘A Part of You’ EP, an excursion into electronic niceness. The talented pair have already shown off their skills behind the decks at Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris, whilst a set at Worldwide Festival and a place in the latest Brownswood Recordings compilation firmly positions Kuage as innovators of their genre. Check out the title track from ‘A Part of You’ here:
Posted on Tuesday, October 21st 2014
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Premiere: Audio District’s New Single ‘Reach For The Sky’
We recently came across a talented trio called Audio District from Copenhagen. Their sound is something like a brilliant mix between A-ha and Phoenix, meaning you can count on plenty of pop melodies and deep synths to keep you dancing all night. Their new single “Reach For The Sky” is a future pop classic and we’re pleased to be premiering here first at the Style of Sound.
Check out the video for Audio District’s “Reach For The Sky” below. Norwegian video director Anders Overgaard has made sure that the visual identity of the band isn’t something to laugh about, creating a visual feast of colour bursts against a narrative told in black and white.
Listen to the remixes here:
“Reach For The Sky” will be released on the 27th October on ComputerScience.
Posted on Monday, October 20th 2014
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Autumn Leaves Mixtape by Tokyo’s Boys Get Hurt
Rather enjoying the ‘Autumn Leaves’ mixtape from Tokyo’s very own Boys Get Hurt. The mix is reminding us of just how good this weekend was and hopefully your’s too.
- Chris McClenney – Best You Got
- Glass Animals – Gooey (Klaves Bootleg)
- Embody feat. A*M*E – Give Me Your Love (Radio Edit)
- Soleil Soleil – Love Is The Great Refreshment In Life (Boys Get Hurt Remix)
- KAASI – Work With Me
- Yumi Zouma – Alena
- LeMarquis – Warm Me Up
- Hotlane – Whenever
- Glen Check – Paint It Gold (Anoraak Remix)
- Little Dragon – Cat Rider (Poolside Remix)
- Redinho – Get You Off My Mind
- Ferraz – XTC (feat. Marti Ann)
Posted on Sunday, October 19th 2014
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People of Nothing | Haircut the Grass Video
People of Nothing is a cold wave/indie music project started by Parisian Florian Chombart. Following the release of an EP through the French indie label Anywave in 2013 and a relocation to Dublin, People of Nothing’s eponymous debut album released on Parisian label Manic Depression, now gets a proper UK/Ireland release.
The above video from People of Nothing’s lead single ‘Haircut the grass’ was shot in New York and directed by French film maker Gregory De Maria.
Posted on Thursday, October 16th 2014
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Track of the Week: Man Made by London Electronic Pop Trio BAY
Normally when we hear about three-piece acts we tend to think of bands with a singer/guitarist, a bassist and a drummer under some indie moniker. Fortunately Bay from Croydon, London isn’t all about that stereotype. Instead BAY combine a gorgeous and intelligent blend of soulful, horn-led electronic pop with vocals that stir one into ecstasy, well maybe not ecstasy, but a sense of feeling good. Keep an eye out for their upcoming single ‘Man Made’set for release on November 3rd.
Posted on Wednesday, October 15th 2014
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Exclusive SOS Interview with KITSUNÉ star Danglo
If you listened to our last Autumnal dance mix you’ll certainly have noticed the first track which comes from Londoner Danglo. We recently caught up with Danglo ahead of the next KITSUNÉ Maison party in London to ask him a few questions abut his music and life in general. Enjoy!
- What motivates you to create music?`
Great question. There are so many answers to this and so many answers to what motivates anyone to bother getting out of bed in the morning. But the quickest most immediate answer is this… I remember being on a school trip when I was about 12, and I started getting really pissed off/sad half way through the week. I realised when a teacher got out a guitar that I hadn’t played or listening to music all week and that music made me happy.
- Describe your sound?
I don’t know if I’ve got one to be honest as I get impatient and want to try new sounds all the time.. but a mate of mine described it to someone else after seeing my live show. He summed it up as Soulful, Housey, Garage.
- Who has made the biggest impact on you? Explain?
Apart from my mum and dad who obviously created me and nurtured me I’d say my little 3 month old nephew Hughey. I think I might know what love is now.
- Top three albums of all time?
Of all time! Man that’s a lot of pressure!
Radiohead – OK Computer
Nirvana – Nevermind
Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
- What bores you?
Normally these blog questions, but this one is good! Thanks
- What’s something you should throw away but can’t?
My smartphone, the other day I thought to myself “I’m gunna buy a £1 phone from Carphone warehouse and just use that”. I thought about it for about 20 seconds and then realised. How will I respond to emails? How will I update my beloved instagram? How will I know how to get home when I’m in far flung Hackney Wick warehouse? I hate it. My last phone ran really slowly by the end, I quite liked that, because I only went on it when I really needed to. I’ve smashed this new one, so hopefully it’ll go the same way.
- What is the perfect environment to enjoy the Danglo sound?
God. Good question. In the bath.
Actually, people keep saying that my music would work really well with films and visuals in general. So maybe the cinema?
- What room in your house best reflects your personality? Why?
My bedroom, it’s a complete shambles.
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?”
- If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
I’d follow some politicians or CEO’s around the place and see what really motivates them.
- Have you ever helped out a total stranger? How?
I often help women with prams up the stairs on the underground. I told a someone not to buy Bose headphones in the Apple store “sennheiser every time” I said.
- Best place in the world to hear music?
Music from the UK, on the sound systems of Berlin with the enthusiasm of Japan!
- Where do you think you spend most of your money?
Boris Johnson’s lunch.
- From where does evil come?
A thirst for power. But let’s not forget that birds rape each other and chimpanzee’s eat each other and that duckbill platypus’ are just silly.
- What can we expect from Danglo in 2015?
I’m gonna keep releasing music and DJ about the place.
Danglo will be playing at the next KITSUNÉ MAISON PARTY at the Village Underground in London this Saturday alongside Citizens!, Nimmo & The Gauntletts, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Eli & Fur, and Davidian.
Get tickets to the event from Resident Advisor.
Posted on Tuesday, October 14th 2014
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Off Land | Quinarian Album Sampler for fans of Pete Namlook
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness,” once wrote John Steinbeck, and so in this post we move away from music with beats and tread in to more ambient territory. In this sneak peek into Quinarian from Off Land (aka Tim Dwyer), the combination of lush synth pads and choice vocal samples create a beautiful space soundscape that fans of the late Pete Namlook and Tangerine Dream will adore.
The album is officially out on the 27th October and you can pre-order the album here.
In case you were wondering about the word ‘Quinarian’, the Quinarian system was a method of zoological classification which had a brief period of popularity in the mid 19th century, especially among British naturalist.
Posted on Monday, October 13th 2014
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Alexander Saykov | October Promo Mix 2014
Quite enjoying this mix from Alexander Saykov, a dj from the town of Kaluga in Russia. According to Saykov, in Kaluga “there is much space between the buildings, which obstruct neither earth nor sky. Visitors often tell hearted tales of the colour of clouds and of the curious constellations here.” Perhaps you’ll see some of this imagery by listening to Saykov’s October Promo Mix.
Posted on Saturday, October 11th 2014
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Natalie TBA Beridze | UN MEANING
It’s been some time since we’ve heard any new music from Georgian musician Natalie TBA Beridze, but this rather nice unreleased track from this year shows that the electronic artist is still at it, defining her own style of music which is both rich in texture and depth of vision. Natalie TBA Beridze’s music is captivating and yet at the same time leaves enough room to let the listeners’ imagination run off in its own direction.
Posted on Tuesday, October 7th 2014
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Windrum~Scoggin | Blithe Spirit (Shorter Vocal)
Just came across this lovely synth pop track from Windrum~Scoggin, aka the late Gregory Allen. Allen was one half of the Shortwave Mystery, a band from Central California who latched on to the darker side of the New Romantic movement. Initially an all electronic, live synth-noise duo consisting of Greg Scoggin and Scott Alain Campbell, (coined ‘The Veil’) their sole intent was to create hard-edged, experimental electronic rhythms (an early form of Electronic Body Music) for the fledgling, underground dance music scene forming in the alternative, gay, and art clubs of mid-eighties California.
You said I was always a fool whats dead is dead it seems so cruel
If souls are locked to netherworlds then why is it now, I fell so cold?
there’s no beginning and there is no end when you’re trapped
by thoughts of what could have been- To yearn for something you did avoid
A spectral faith thats now devoid.
Chrous: Go on Go on fade away, a place in times is where memories should stay..(x3)
Go on, go on fade away, don’t haunt my dreams anymore in this way.
Ghost Spectre Fool or Fiend, never more will thou convene. Shepards work and holy rite, banish thee into the night!
Posted on Sunday, October 5th 2014
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Nadia Struiwigh | Cinematique Visions 010 Melodic Techno Mixtape
Each month an artist who is somehow connected to the Cinematique label gets a chance to inspire and share his or her vision on good music during the one hour show of Cinematique Visions.
Posted on Wednesday, October 1st 2014
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Alexander Saykov | Promo Mixtape September 2014
Quite enjoying this mix from Alexander Saykov which contains a selection of deep, tech, and progressive house tracks to round off this rather nice September. Download the mix for free.
1) The Timewriter – Love Is Beautiful (Francois Dubois Remix)
2) Matt Lange – Rift (Original Mix)
3) PANG! – Cry Me A River (Original Mix)
4) Mark Lower – Tell Me (feat. Red.f)
5) Addex – Till’ the Sunrise (Original mix)
6) Pete Oak – My Nights (Original Mix)
7) Alexander Saykov and Ouvert – Night Road (Original MIx)
8) Movement – Ivory (Original mix)
9) Tibor Dragan – Hibernation (Original Mix)
10) Matt Lange – I Can’t Forgive (feat. JEZA)
11) Jay Leblone – Alma (Francois Dubois Remix)
12) Alexander Saykov and Ouvert – Aberration (Ivan Garci Remix)
13) Matt Lange – This Is How It Is (Original mix)
14) Alexander Saykov – Volga (Original mix)
15) Addex – Up Togheter (Original mix)
16) Alexander Saykov – Sisters Grimm (Original mix)
17) Movement – Us (Original mix)
Posted on Monday, September 29th 2014
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Oscar & The Wolf X Dries Van Noten | S/S15
The soundtrack to a fashion show often defines the mood and feeling of a collection and in the latest shows held for Spring/Summer 2015 this was evident everywhere, but most notably at the Dries Van Noten fashion show in Paris. Oscar & The Wolf’s new single ‘Strange Entity’ acted as the backdrop for the collection, adding a sensual moody soundscape which captured the attention of all who were present.
Watch the fashion video here and pay particular attention to the soundtrack.
Posted on Monday, September 29th 2014
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Sophia Hamadi | Mixtape Bleue
Just a good blue mix to kick-start the weekend from Sophia Hamadi, one-half of the French duo Opale.
- Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part VI-IX)- Pink Floyd
- Hitzefrei – Jérôme Laufer (Unreleased)
- Cruise Control – Aril Brikha (+ Information Doubles – Flat Fix)
- Speak Out – Jaakko Eino Kalevi
- Mad Rush Organ – Pantha Du Prince (REWORK_Philip Glass remixed)
- Break – EDH
- Half Age – Weval
- Future Love Theme – Carl Craig
Posted on Saturday, September 27th 2014
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Celebrating the New Dntel album | Human Voice
Just enjoying the new Dntel album Human Voice from Jimmy Tamborello, aka Dntel, from Los Angeles. If you’re a fan of mutating electronic blips and bleeps fading in and out to a steady beat, then this album is for you. The vinyl offering seems to be the better deal as it comes with an outtakes cassette with non-album tracks. Check it out at Stone Throw Records.
Posted on Friday, September 26th 2014