The xx – On Hold (Official Audio)

 

The xx have confirmed their new album is on its way and will be released January 13,2017 via Young Turks. It is titled I See You, and it has 10 songs on it. To make the news even more exciting, the duo dropped a new track, “On Hold”, which you can listen to above. The song features a sample from “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”, the 80s classic single by Hall and Oates.

“On hold” might be a bit of a surprise for The xx fans, as it sounds quite different to what the guys got us used to. It still floats between atmospheric electronica, dream pop and delicate indie rock though, so all seems to be in the right place.

 

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Austra – Utopia (Official Video)

 

Toronto-based electronic outfit Austra have just announced their third album, Future Politics, to be released early next year. It will be a follow-up to 2013’s LP Olympia and 2014’s EP, Habitat. In addition to this great news, the recording project led by Katie Stelmanis has also shared a minimalistic, yet absorbing new video for the first single from the album, “Utopia”.

On their Facebook page, Stelmanis said: “Each person’s fantasy of the future is valid and possible and one should never feel like their imaginations can’t become the truth. I’ve written new music while following this path and am completely terrified (partially excited) to share it with you.”

Future Politics will be released January 20 with the following tracklist:

1. We Were Alive
2. Future Politics
3. Utopia
4. I’m A Monster
5. I Love You More Than You Love Yourself
6. Angel In Your Eye
7. Freepower
8. Gaia
9. Beyond A Mortal

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Poolside – And The Sea

 

Los Angeles duo Poolside just treated us with a new summery gem, “And The Sea”. The band of Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise have certainly been known to all daytime disco lovers already, but if you haven’t heard of them, it’s now time to do your homework. Fresh, warm ocean breeze, that’s what best describes the new single. Delicate vocals floating through the tropical melody make it a truly summery tune that will accompany you, whether you actually are on the beach or the beach is just in your head. Chilled, positive, sunny vibes all around!

Plus, you can download it for free!

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Weather Friends – Love Won`t Make It Easier (Official Music Video)

 

Long, long, long overdue new single from Fair Weather Friends is finally out, and is accompanied with a video full of summer and positive energy. ‘Love Won’t Make It Easier’ is said to be introducing a second LP by the Polish electropop band, however no details have yet been released.

If you liked Fair Weather Friends’s first album, Hurricane Days, and songs like ‘Fake Love’, or the older classic, ‘Fortune Player’, you will be delighted to hear they haven’t dropped in quality one bit. Seamless combination of synthesizers, guitars, drums and a catchy melody, again proves to be more than enough for a successful dance tune.

The video also fits perfectly with the summery climate of the song. The band members are cycling through the French Riviera and the Alps in Austria. They decided to take up the challenge and test their skills on the Tour de France route – successfully! The video was shot by Mariusz Rychłowski and it’s dedicated to Eddy Merckx, one of the greatest bicycle racers of all time.

 

*Fair Weather Friends – electropop, dance band from Poland, set up in 2011. After releasing their first EP, Eclectic Pixels (2012), they quickly became associated with alternative music which links modern electronic sounds and some old school dance tunes from 70s and 80s. Band members: Mateusz Zegan, Michał Maślak, Maciek Bywalec, Paweł Cyz.

 

Grimes – Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream

 

The queen of quirky synth-pop Grimes has just shared a self-directed double video for “Flesh Without Blood” and “Live in the Vivid Dream”, both from the upcoming album, Art Angels (out Nov 6). This clip is filled with so many colours that is worth watching even if you are not a big fan of her new pop-ish style.

 

Kamp! – No need to be kind

So, Kamp! is back and it seems to be a strong comeback. The Polish electronic trio has just shared the first single off their new LP, but you can already feel the smooth, melodic synthpop vibe, which has become some sort of their trademark by now.  The guys are also going on tour, and unofficially yet, but apparently will be back in Dublin in December. Hoorrraaay! No need to be kind, but that’s actually very kind!

1 RDJ – First

 

Just came across this and it instantly made my Friday. Sound debut from 1 RDJ. Catchy beat, fantastic progressive chords and expressive piano transitions all together will send shivers up your spine. I can smell a disco hit coming our way. The track will officially be out on August 3rd.

Róisín Murphy – Evil Eyes

Irish electropop artist Róisín Murphy just served us a new, self-directed video for “Evil Eyes”, off her recent album, Hairless Toys. It’s a fascinating and unpredictable clip, in which she acts as a hysterical woman. So full of personality. What a legend that woman is!

Cyril Hahn – Last ft. Joel Ford

Long time no hear from Cyril Hahn, but here he is! The freshly released song was created together with a producer Joel Ford. It’s a first single from Hahn’s new EP, and accordingly it’s called “Last”. Have a listen!

Disclosure – Bang That

‘Bang That’ – advise brothers Lawrence in their new track, which premiered yesterday on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. And it already caused some hot discussion and quite a lot of criticism that Disclosure don’t sound like Disclosure anymore. Well, we probably shall wait for their new album to decide. And for now let’s just dance to the old-school groovy house rhythm!

Hot Chip – Need You Now (Official Video)

 

Hot stuff from Hot Chip to brighten up this gloomy morning! The band have shared another song from their upcoming album, Why Make Sense? (out May 18). ‘Need You Now’ comes along with a cool, time-bending and surreal video in which Alexis Taylor is chasing his other self. Deep, but still very light and dancey electronic tune, absolutely fantastic!

Jamie xx – Loud Places (ft Romy)

What a happy Friday morning! Jamie xx has just shared a video for his latest (and how beautiful!) single ‘Loud Places’ (featuring The xx’s lovely Romy Madley Croft). The song forms part of his debut solo album, In Colour, (out June 1st). The LP will include his previous singles ‘Sleep Sound’, ‘Girl’ and some tracks recorded in collaboration with other artists like Four Tet or Young Thug. How delightful! ❤

Of Monsters and Men – Crystals (Lyric Video)

Good morning with some Icelandic freshness from Of Monsters and Men! After 4 years since their debut album, the band finally announced their new LP, Beneath the Skin (out June 9). And here’s a teaser – the first single off the album, ‘Crystals’ coming along with a lyric video. If you liked Me Head is an Animal, you won’t be disappointed. Indie pop just as you would expect  🙂

 

Grimes – REALiTi

New track from the lovely Grimes and it’s pretty sweet! ‘REALiTi’  is not gonna be included on the new album,  so she just decided to release it as an extra bonus. The video is a series of footage taken during her shows and travels through Asia. As for the never finished song (that’s what she says), it’s class! Dynamic rhythm and those delicate vocals, Ladies and Gentlemen, old Grimes is back! Welcome to unREALiTi!

Fool’s Gold – “I’m In Love (Poolside Remix)”

 

Check out this new remix from Poolside. This time the US duo reworked ‘I’m in Love’ by Fool’s Gold. Nice Friday disco vibes, enjoy!

Alex Metric (feat. Stefan Storm) – Heart Weighs A Ton (Official Video)

What a heartwarming new video from Alex Metric for his latest single ‘Heart Weighs A Ton’! It shows how a 60-year-old man called Glenn Bruno managed to fullfill his dream of being a performer. Admirable. And don’t get fooled by the “heavy” title, the tune is actually very uplifting (Alex Metric, after all)!

Iamamiwhoami – tap your glass

 

Oh my, oh my!! Iamamiwhoami and her new tune ‘Tap Your Glass’ are both just all sorts of amazing! Beautiful, mystical dream pop at its finest. And obviously a lot of water in the video to make to “Joanna Style”. Can’t go wrong.

 

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SBTRKT feat. Ezra Koenig – New Dorp, New York

 

Producer Aaron Jerome, better known as SBTRKT, paired up with Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) to record this masterpiece. ‘New Dorp New York’ is the lead single from SBTRKT’s forthcoming album, Wonder Where We Land. Minimal, groovy, catchy, rebel, class!

 

Baxter Dury – Pleasure

It’s been a long time since the last Baxter Dury’s releases. But the English musician finally comes back with a new single, ‘Pleasure’, which will appear on his upcoming album, It’s a Pleasure. A very relevant title, that’s all I’m saying 🙂

Russ Chimes – We Need Nothing To Collide (Soundcloud Edit)

New, magnificent track from Russ Chimes is already up! The London-based dj was a bit quiet recently, but this unreal piece of electronic was worth the wait! ♫♫♫ ❤

The track is taken from the Sula EP (out on July 14th).

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We Are One (Ole Ola) [The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song] – Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull & Claudia Leitte

Well, this just has to be posted today I guess 🙂 The official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song. Let’s kick it off! Good luck to all the teams! Hey, hey, hey! Força, força!

La Roux – Tropical Chancer

La Roux again proves that pop music doesn’t have to be bad. Just shared ‘Topical Chancer’ is the next single from her upcoming album, Trouble in Paradise (out July 7). Simple lyrics and melodic synths work together quite well taking you back to the 90s. Nice holiday vibe 🙂

 

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Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough (Official Video)

Blood Orange, aka Dev Hynes, has just shared a video for the sweet ‘You’re Not Good Enough’ from his latest album, Cupid Deluxe (out now). It was directed by Gia Coppola and features Hynes dancing charismatically among some nice ladies (well, charismatic too) . Lovely, oldskool disco-soul-funk fusion!

Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Soul Clap Remix)

Check out this new Soul Clap remix of the UK singer Sam Smith (known mostly for the single ‘Latch’ – fruitful collaboration with Disclosure). Glorious balearic vibe, impressive vocals and dancey rhytm. This remake is way beyond good! I’ll stay with you, yes! ❤

Bombay Bicycle Club – Feel (UNKLE Reconstruction)

Ha! Bombay Bicycle Club’s single ‘Feel’ has just received a very decent remix from dance legends UNKLE. It’s only their second official remix in the last four years and it’s brilliant. Just one feeling, just one feeling: top tune!

And free download till 8pm today, so hurry up! 🙂

 

 

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La Roux – Uptight Downtown

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A few days after sharing ‘Let Me Down Gently’, the English synthpop singer La Roux released another single from her forthcoming LP, Trouble in Paradise (out July 7). Nicely uplifting funky vibe, will make your feet jiggle 🙂

Major Lazer – Come On To Me ft. Sean Paul

Major Lazer and Sean Paul released a video for ‘Come on to Me’. Japanese-themed clip features women dancing in colorful geisha outfits and men playing taiko drums. Impressive choreography and massive drum power!

The video was directed by Ruben Fleisher.

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Ferdinand Dreyssig & Marvin Hey – Coeur De La Nuit

Watch this new stunning video for ‘Coeur De La Nuit’ by two Berlin-based DJs, Ferdinand Dreyssig and Marvin Hey. The track is a remix of ‘Vois sur ton Chemin’ from the classic french movie ‘Les choristes’. Beautiful choir plus melodic house beat plus artistic video, just a perfect combination! It will get stuck in your head, guaranteed 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

The 2 Bears – Angel (Official Video)

British duo The 2 Bears have released a video for their new single ‘Angel (Touch Me)’, to be found on their forthcoming album The Night. The song itself with its very light, delicate beat could appear a bit boring, but the video is worth watching 🙂