“A bright and colourful African adventure, complete with wild animals, zef savages singing and dancing in the streets, and a special guest appearance by a sneaky little prawn star.” …Official description
If you pause at the :46 mark you may notice a multi-headed cat featuring the faces of Kanye West and Nicki Minaj defecating the members of the Black Eyed Peas I love these guys!!!
Quick note: Lady Gaga asked them to open up for her on a couple of dates and this was Ninja’s reply “Um, no don’t worry about it, no thanks. We like making pop music, but we like making hardcore music at the same time, mixing them, but they’ve got, like, soul. It’s not like weak, superficial shit. You know?”
My philosophy is one good artist will always lead you to another one. While digging for some Last Japan tracks I came across his great Analyzer remix he did for AlunaGeorge. That was my first real introduction to them. Aluna’s vocals are lush, interesting and matched by the support of some great Future Garage Blip-Pop incarnation.
Aluna Francis and George Reid have only been working together for about a year and with just a hand full of tracks out they’ve already been given the nod by Radio 1. For a young group just hitting birth, that’s a good start. It’s no surprise though the three track Ep is filled with memorable moments that kept me coming back to it all week.
You know lately it just feels like I can step out my front door and chuck a stick and hit any number of groups that are saturating the scene with mindless drivel. It’s just dam nice to see some creative and quality artist working together and standing apart from the rest. So go support some good music and check out their site for tour dates and pick up the Ep on Triangle Records, you can also nab it on Itunes as well. The Last Japan remix is a free download via Soundcloud, Grab that below.
Loving this new track from Morocco Plus and I have to thank Eric Berglund for sending it to us. Now being on this side of the ocean the name Eric Berglund may not be familiar as it should be. You might know him from his solo project CEO and his massive cover he did of Beyoncé’s Halo. Or, if you’re really paying attention, one of my personal favorites The Tough Alliance a Swedish Electro Pop group he formed with his childhood friend Henning Fürst. A group that is extremely underrated here in the US.
Here is what we know about Morocco Plus they are Ben James & Oisin Haze from Cork, Ireland. The track ”Scurvy” is a free download featuring a great electro melody blended with heavy guitar riffs giving it a gritty noise pop feel. Downloaded it, love it and go support some great underground music. Look for them on Band Camp & Soundcloud.
Parisian duo Paradis has turned out some serious warm and fuzzy disco lately. This 12″ released yesterday on Beats in Space Records is full of sensual moments and infectious melodies that draw you in and hold you in there warm in brace. The best thing you can do for your self this week is pick up this 12″.
The new track from Hot Chip is full of warm fuzzy vibes and splendid melodic moments reminding me of my Moon tribe days of dessert sunrises and dance floor euphoria. Thanks for the trip back boys, I hope the rest of the album is as good as this track. Watch for their forthcoming album “In our heads” out June 2012. Pre-order links are available below.
Don’ make the same mistake I did and watch this video drunk!!
You’ve been warned.
Pre-Order In Our Heads here
Here are some tunes to get you through the rest of your week. Starting off with the track “So Real” from New Looks debut self-titled album. It took them three years to record in a variety of locations from Berlin to Niagra Falls. After the release of their album and a string of acclaimed European shows the duo has become one of the most talked about new acts of the moment.
Then we have “Dance” from Rebecca & Fiona. Though the bands songs can be a bit hit miss with me, they definitely got it right with “Dance”. So I’m keeping a close eye with my fingers crossed.
Next up is a remix of ”Hit the Police” by FJH. This London based producer has become an important part of the UK Dubstep scene. Forging both his London and Russian underground roots he brings a super charged concoction of Tech house, DnB, and Dubstep. You can check out his Monday night radio show in London 9pm- 11pm (1pm -3pm U.S. West Coast) on Dubstepfm.co.uk
Finally Kill the Noise gets in your head like a slushy induced brain freeze and I mean that in a good way with “Dying” and “Talk to me” from The “Kill Kill Kill” EP. If somebody wanted to hear some innovative hard-line Dubstep that pushes the genre forward, this is what I would play for them.
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