Penguin Prison and Oliver, we’re calling you out on what is probably going to be the collaboration of the year. The latter duo started dropping hints a couple of months ago and we’ve been in an anticipatory frenzy since. Just seeing those names together knocks the proverbial panties right off our bottoms. Oliver’s slightly rude take on disco has come together with the Penguin’s silky smooth, Prince-inspired style in Holy sonic matrimony. The result of this cosmic alliance is exactly what you’d expect from both artists: a timeless disco anthem, destined to circulate the dancefloor for years to come. “Calling Out” is officially out tomorrow, but you can stream their new single today, exclusively on Idolator! Oh, and if you like what you hear, Penguin Prison is on tour now!
You’re sitting with a loved one, the month of August closes in around you. As the sun sets even earlier than the day before, you reflect on the troubles behind, and the trials ahead. The high speed summer vibes soon fade into nostalgia, but you still know that the sun will rise again, and shine away your worries. Now Que the dramatic score. My friends, this is that song. This is the background to your existential desires. After much build-up, LA’s prince of trop-pop Goldroom finally unveiled his “Til’ Sunrise” track, featuring Mammals! This is the ultimate ‘end of summer’ tune, you heard it here folks. This is a song for a moment. Listen to “Til’ Sunrise (featuring Mammals)”, the new original by Goldroom below!
Josh Legg, the man behind the Gold, seems to have fully transitioned into an electronic pop sensation. The soul piercing release of his “Embrace” track caught the remix attention of dozens of artists, as well as charts across the globe. We’re certain that this is sure to receive the same accolade. Not only is Legg proving to be one of the most successful stars coming out of LA’s tropical disco scene, but he is truly a man of the fans. When he’s not touring with his live band or taking over club turntables, you can usually find him getting as involved with his followers as possible. He’s always giving away his music. The most noteworthy case of which is this very song. Before dropping his own original mix of the track, he released the vocal stem for “Til’ Sunrise” over a month ago, giving remix opportunities to any artists out there who wished to do so, for free. The electronic world is all about the sharing and spread of one’s music, but it’s pretty cool to give your work away before you have even finished it yourself. When you think it about market-wise, Goldroom is kind of like the Jerry Garcia of electronic disco pop (oh yeah, I went there). I’d be living a lie if I didn’t say, that this song was here to stay. This one goes out to YOU. -CB
“My dreams are always a world away
I’d be living a lie if I didn’t say
That night I wished for you to stay
What are your plans for tonight? Yeah it’s the middle of the week, but those can be the best shows! As you get older, it gets harder to drive back from a concert you’ve just thrown everything you had into, only to work 8-12 hours the next day. Sometimes it’s just simply worth it though. You deserve to occasionally get down for a one-off musical experience once in a while. If you live near the City, Goldroom will be heading to Rough Trade Brooklyn for a headlining DJ set tonight. After this, LA’s prince of beach-side disco will be hitting the road with his live band again, so you really don’t want to sleep on this mid-week party session!
Wednesday June 25th, 2014
[w/ Lips, and The Mast]
Rough Trade Brooklyn- Brooklyn, New York
There’s something about the summer and flashy synthesizers that go so well together. France is no stranger to glamour beats, and Zimmer might as well be their national spokesman on the subject. Tropical synth-pop and night-time disco house merge together in the new ‘Hills’ mixtape from the Parisian electronic producer. Grab the mix for free download below!
SPOILER ALERT: There’s a pretty mean Toto rework in there 🙂
Gypsy & the Cat- Piper’s Song (Aeroplane Remix)
Almost immediately topping the charts upon it’s release in 2010, this remix greatly overshadows G&TC’s original version and became an instant classic for fans of indie and electronic alike. “And this man he walks alone,
singing remixing songs of victory…”
Gigamesh just dropped his remix of Wunder Wunder’s optomistic pop tune, “Coastline”. Purchase and download information will be available soon, but you might as well check it out while you’re here!
After the fall of LCD Soundsystem, it seems the torch for DFA Records‘ chosen superstars has been passed down to Holy Ghost!. Their talent was never a matter of question. They’ve had a distinct reputation as some of Brooklyn’s finest musicians for years. However, since transitioning from a DJ duo to a fully equipped synth-pop band they’ve maintained a solid place in the limelight. The 3 year anniversary of LCD’s epic final performance just passed this week, so what better time to show you that DFA still remains one of the most prolific contemporary labels in America, huh? This week Holy Ghost! just premiered their new music video for “Bridge and Tunnel” on Earmilk. Akin to their sound, their new video features some old-school cinematography and editing to pack a full nostalgic punch. Wait what are we rambling on about, you can watch it now!
Oh and while you’re here, also check out this new a/just/ed remix of “Bridge and Tunnel”!
French Express Label’s ranking disco royality, Moon Boots, was generous enough to put his self released “Don’t Ask Why (featuring Kyiki)” up for free download! This collaboration is an excellent display of his ability to make true pop music. Kyiki’s soft and flirtatious vocals will take you right into the clouds. In the background, he carries on through the song with delicate synth arrangements, careful not take the focus away from her silky voice. Moon Boots’ productions are far from being simplistic, ephemeral, dance beats to be forgotten a year from now; he is a song writer. He can make you dance and fall in love at the same time. This is is the kind of pop tune you can enjoy getting stuck in your head. Download the song for free below!
The UK’s been on the musical up and up for decades now. From metal, to rock n’ roll, and pop, the Brits across the pond are one of the most constant, ubiquitous influences in our music. With revolutionary music from acts like Orbital and the Chemical Brothers spanning from over 20 years ago, to the modern underground house scene in London, it’s apparent that electronic music is no exception. Don’t get too down though folks, we’ve got roots too (Detroit and Chicago house for starters). In the last decade, the electro-indie movement has been especially huge. The days of new wave are once again upon us, and branching off into limitless blends of modern and old influences alike.
Enter the Manchester-based electronic indie band Silverclub. Although they might not register to American audiences, they’re building a solid following East of the Atlantic. This group takes indie and punk-rock flavors and applies them to synthesizer driven grooves and beautiful arrangements. There is a distinct softness to the vocals, but the music that they intertwine with is textured, and pulsating. It sort of reminds you of The Klaxons’ synth-heavy take on indie rock, only less intense and objectively danceable. Although they are quite heavy with vocals and pop style, they are certainly something to break a sweat to.
Well we brought these guys up for reason. We try to offer a little something for everyone here you know. This week Silverclub released two sparkling new tracks from a forthcoming EP due this April, so we thought we’d bring them to your attention. Both of these new tracks are available on Soundcloud, which you can visit here, or through the links below. “Trouble”, the first of the two new releases, is a more fast-paced synth-rock tune. The second of the two, “Gravity”, shows the darker tendencies the group can be capable of, mixing haunting vocals that overlap a heavy perpetual house groove. Both are a good listen and worth the 11 minutes it will take out of your day.
Their music might be not be necessarily innovative, but what they do, they do very well. There’s three dimensions to their existence. These guys aren’t DJ’s, they are live performers, and very consistent ones at that. Unlike some other bands in the genre, Silverclub has a powerful stage presence. The time frame between releases versus the success of the band overseas tells us they work hard on their tunes. They’re serious. They’re motivated. They clearly have a firm understanding of the anatomy of their music and equiment, and that commands respect.