Monthly Archives: June 2011

M83: New Album Teaser [Video]

French electro producer Anthony Gonzalez better known by stage moniker M83, is soon set to unleash the follow-up to his highly acclaimed Saturdays = Youth LP. So much so that he has sent out a little teaser/preview clip to get us frothing.

No information regarding the album’s title or even a release date have yet surfaced. However, Gonzalez did mention recently that it will be “very very very epic”. The double album will feature a collaboration with Zola Jesus (Beck is also rumoured to be making an appearance) and is inspired “mostly by dreams”.

The clip in question is titled ‘Echoes…’:

Meanwhile, here’s the epic opening track from 2008’s Saturdays = Youth, ‘Kim & Jessie’:

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The album has been rumoured to be released sometime in October this year.

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The Falls Festival 2011: Line Up

The organisers of The Falls Music & Art Festival have just this morning released a small taste of what they have in store for this year’s event. The first artists to be confirmed are:

Arctic Monkeys
Fleet Foxes
Crystal Castles
J Mascis
Josh Pyke
Papa Vs Pretty
The Wonderful World of DJ Yoda
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Tim Finn
The Jezabels
Arj Barker
Easy Star All Stars (performing Dub Side of the Moon in full)

There are 60+ more artists to be announced over the coming weeks. We’ll be sure to keep you all updated.

The festival will once again be taking place over New Years Eve 2011/2012. It will be held over 4 days in Victoria and 3 days in Tasmania. To be in the running for a ticket, you do need to enter the ballot so be sure to get onto this as soon as possible!

Lorne, Victoria – December 28 to January 21     BALLOT

Marion Bay, Tasmania – December 29 to January 21    BALLOT

Aeroplane: June 2011 Mix

It’s that time of the month again – Vito Aeroplane has dropped yet another MixTape and as usual, it is packed with silky, sexy beats.

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1. Tricksky – Beginning
2. Juan Soto – ISS 2015
3. Out of City – Galactica
4. Human League – Sky    [Plastic Plates Remix]
5. Moon Runner – Cultural Track One
6. Mario Basonov – Lonely Days
7. Penguin Prison – Fair Warning   [Goldroom Dub]
8. Nonoman – Phase 2 Edit
9. Djuma Soundsystem & diskJoKKe
10. The Supermen Lovers – Keep the Funk Alive   [Cytizen Remix]

Aeroplane: Monthly Mixes

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Bombay Bicycle Club: A Different Kind of Fix

Crouch End’s very own indie-folk pop crew Bombay Bicycle Club are back with LP number three,  A Different Kind of Fix.

They have just dropped first single, ‘Shuffle’ – a very uplifting/Summery tune which comes with two remixes in-tow:

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A Different Kind of Fix is due out August 29 via iTunes.

Check out their tour page for a bunch of upcoming shows across Europe from now through to December.

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True Blood: Neko Case & Nick Cave [Zombies Cover]

Last night, the long awaited fourth season of the successful TV series, True Blood premiered on HBO. To coincide with the launch of the new season, the station also released a track from the forthcoming True Blood – Volume Three Soundtrack.

The track is a reinterpretation of The Zombies’ classic 1964 hit, ‘She’s Not There’ by American singer-songwriter Neko Case, in collaboration with the legendary Nick Cave.

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True Blood – Volume Three Soundtrack is set to drop in the coming months.

If you missed Episode 1 of True Blood Season 4, you can stream it right HERE.


Washed Out: Amor Fati [New Music]


Lo-fi chillwave producer Ernest Greene (aka Washed Out) has unveiled another tune from his forthcoming debut LP, Within and Without. The two already released tracks are below. In less than a month we’ll be able to cop a full listen of the record – no doubt we’ll be sporting many excitement boners closer to its release.

‘Eyes Be Closed’:    Mobile users, click here to listen.


As mentioned above, the latest single to fall from the debut LP is ‘Amor Fati’:

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Within and Without drops around the globe on July 11 via Weird World Record Co. and Domino Records.

Greene has also locked in some European gigs over the coming months. Grab all the details from his tour page.

Update:  Stream the entire album right right here.

Gold Panda: MPB [Single]

UK born composer, performer and producer Derwin Panda (aka Gold Panda) is giving away yet another new song over at his website. Derwin states that “the track isn’t from a forthcoming release nor part of the Lucky Shiner album, it’s absolutely brand new.”

The tune is titled ‘MPB’:

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He has also announced a string of shows across Europe and the USA between now and October. You can grab all those dates here.

Before you go anywhere, take a look at this mini-documentary by director Shai Levy as he follows Gold Panda on tour in Germany, off the back of his recent album release Lucky Shiner. They discuss loneliness on the road as a solo artist, self-guessing your art and, the future.

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FM Belfast: Don't Want to Sleep [Album Stream]

Hailing from Reykjavík, Iceland comes indie-dance crew FM Belfast. With them, they bring album number two, Don’t Want to Sleep. It is the perfect follow up to their 2008 debut release, How to Make Friends. Full of energy and adventure, this infectious electro pop album is a sure fire way to get you grooving in your seat.

Check it out in full over at Spinner and then grab a copy here.

Before you do head off though, listen to the group’s above mentioned debut, How to Make Friends:

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FM Belfast have a bunch of shows across Europe between July and September. Cop all the deets from their tour page.

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Lamb: 5 [Album Stream]

English electro duo Lamb are back with record number five, originally titled 5. It is the very long awaited follow-up to their 2003 release, Between Darkness and Wonder. The record sports 12 tracks, one of which being a collaborative effort with Irish singer-songwriter Damian Rice on ‘Back to Beginning’.

The LP is available for streaming now over at 3VOOR12. Get your very own copy here.

We also have this mini-documentary on the making of 5 which gives some insight into the minds of the album’s making creators, Andy Barlow and Lou Rhodes:

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AutoKratz: Self Help For Beginners [Album Stream]

AutoKratz return with their second album and it’s a killer.  Self Help For Beginners is the follow-up to 2009’s Kitsuné released LP, Animal. It boasts a heavy mix of collaborative tracks featuring New Order bassist Peter Hook, Primal Scream guitarist Andrew Innes and Primal Scream/Kasabian producer, Jagz Kooner.

The LP comes from the London duo’s own recently launched label, Bad Life. You can stream the entire thing right now over at 3VOOR12.

The album dropped yesterday and you can get a digital download from iTunes or order your own hard copy from RecordStore. Both versions come with bonus material.

Lastly, here is a Yuksek remix of track ‘Always More’ taken from their above mentioned debut LP:   Mobile users, click here to listen.

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Azari & III: Manic [New Music]

Canada’s disco quartet, Azari & III have a new single on the way. Called ‘Manic’, it’s full of funky grooves and out on July 24.



The group’s debut album (cover art above) is due for release on August 1. Stay tuned for more deets.

They are doing a bunch of European shows between now and August, get all the dates form their tour page.

Vibe CD: The Chillout Suite [Giveaway]

The folks at Vibe Hotels and Sony Music have collaborated to produce a sweet compilation of tunes perfect to vibe out to, some may say.

Vibe CD: The Chillout Suite sports a wicked line-up of artists, with tracks from Broken Bells, Death Cab for Cutie, Gotye, Sparkadia, Gypsy & The Cat, Flight Facilities, Adrian Lux, Lykke Li and stacks more. You can cop the full track listing from here.

It just so happens that we have five of these bad boys up for grabs. Want one? Comment below and tell us which DJ, producer or band member you would most like to accompany you on a naughty weekend away. Winners will be notified via email on July 14. Good luck!

The Vibe CD can be purchased from Reception at any Vibe Hotel or at any good music store. You can also download it via or iTunes.

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AllSaints Basement Sessions: Jacques Renault [Interview]

Jacques Renault is a New Yorker/DJ/producer initially famed for his co-production work as Runaway on the world famous DFA Records.

Now, however, Jacques is equally known for his remix abilities (including his rework of Midnight Magic‘s ‘Beam Me Up’ – a huge dance-floor hit) and his now-firmly-established record label On The Prowl.

As part of AllSaints Clothing‘s ongoing Basement Sessions project,  Chris Tubbs chats with Mr Renault about his productions, history, inspirations and current favourite tunes.

Just this week, Jacques unleashed a remix of Breakbot’s ‘Fantasy’ for his EP – released via Ed Banger on June 20. Jacques Renault x Breakbot, the ultimate funk and disco collaboration. Stream it for good times:

Finally, the above mentioned remix of ‘Beam Me Up’:

Ford & Lopatin: MASTERSOFZOOLOGY / Channel Pressure [Album Stream]

American electro duo Ford & Lopatin (formerly known as GAMES) dropped their debut LP under new monkier Channel Pressure. Last weekend, they released the below mix for the Oki-Ni’s Mix Series – essentially a platform for Oki-Ni to showcase some of their favourite acts each week, via FREE downloadable podcasts.

The set is called MASTERSOFZOOLOGY:

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Get your copy of Channel Pressure now via F&L’s own label Software Imprint. You can also stream the entire LP right here:

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Lastly, check out the below EP titled GAMES: That We Can Play – released earlier this year by the boys under their former title, GAMES:

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