1. Nadia Oh – Taking Over The Dancefloor (Kate Middleton) (01:28)
2. Kito & Reija Lee – On The Jam (03:10)
3. Alex Metric & Steve Angello – Open Your Eyes ft. Ian Brown (03:28)
4. MNDR – Cut Me Out (03:15)
5. Niki & The Dove – The Fox (Audio Only) (04:20)
6. Lykke Li – Sadness is a Blessing (06:41)
7. Big Boi feat. Janelle Monae – Be Still (04:37)
8. ANR – Big Problem (05:05)
9. Monarchy – I Won’t Let Go (03:55)
10. Gold Panda – Marriage (Star Slinger Remix) (04:42)
OK… So I’ve had a little bit of a quiet month on here. Fully intending on getting things back up and running at full steam in May, but in the meantime here’s a little collection of some of the better new things that appeared in April. Enjoy!
The most classically Go! Team sounding track on their latest record, Apollo Throwdown now gets its own – again, fairly typically Go! Team video. All very nice, and all that, but this is really just another excuse to link to the utterly sublime Star Slinger remix, below. If you haven’t already checked it out, you should. Awesome:
Despite a couple of big disappointments, February was a pretty good month overall for new music and videos. The playlist above has 10 of my highlights – video where available, audio where not. Links to the original posts below:
One of my favourite songs of the last few months, that I seem to have curiously forgotten to write about. I was reminded the other day by Aerial Noise posting a nice little remix. Anyway, lovely stuff that fits into that ‘dream pop’ category, but sounds a little more grounded and regimented than lots of music in that bracket. Also very wintry, so give it a spin before it gets too warm.
The Go! Team have just released another decent album in Rolling Blackouts, but signs are pointing towards them growing disillusioned and calling it quits. On this evidence, if they need a creative jumpstart, why not just call in Star Slinger to produce their next album? Gorgeous.
Damn near impossible to pick out a track from this utterly beguiling album. So far away from the straightforward PJ Harvey lifts I was expecting. It’s moving precisely because it doesn’t feel like it’s straining to move you. It’s got melodrama in spades, but it’s not studied. Genuinely brilliant stuff. Here’s one great track among many.
Paul is a French dude who makes dance music which sounds very French. This is a proper party tune and that’s about all there is to it. Credit due once again to Aerial Noise, who posted this a few weeks back.
…and I know this did the rounds a few weeks ago but it’s not been off my playlist since and I didn’t do a Friday Five last week. A great single to start with, polished into something quite magical by Richard X.