September 2010

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Chromeo – Business Casual (Review) Business Casual is the new album from besuited time travelling lotharios, Chromeo. With their temporal dial still firmly stuck to the 70s and 80s, they reappear for the third time in the present day with ten tracks stolen from the eras that funk forged and fashion forgot. In 2007 Chromeo released 'Fancy Footwork', riding the blog-house/nu-rave/indie-dance crossover waves onto dance floors and radio playlists alike. Since then the genres have evolved, mutated or just plain expired. The retro sound has exploded with La Roux's synth-led pop topping the charts and everybody from Robyn to ... Read more / Preview track
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Fake Blood – Blood Music Fake Blood has just launched his own record label 'Blood Music'. A label that was inspired into creation by the artists on the debut release 'Clouds'. Clouds are two guys from Perth, Scotland who produce full-on brazen big room electro that combines tight precussion with soaring pads and crunchy basslines. Liquid is our pick as it has been smashing our home town of Brighton into submission with every rotation, also check Mauful Sir on the EP. Buy Now from itunes Clouds - Liquid Clouds - Mauful Sir Follow Clouds ... Read more / Preview track
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Counter Culture – 99 Days of Music & The Arts Counter Culture is a stimulating new multi-arts project based around a pop-up venue underneath London Bridge Station. It is a series of edgy yet accessible cultural and musical events that aims to take the focus away from East London’s perceived ‘cutting-edge’ hegemony and encourage the culturally curious to experience the Capital’s ‘counter culture’ in a relaxed and unthreatening environment. Events will run nightly under London Bridge Station for 99 days straight, from 24th September through to 1st January. The Counter Culture team have collaborated with a carefully selected ... Read more / Preview track
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Chromeo – “I Could Be Wrong” Feat. Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) Chromeo's third LP 'Business Casual' is only weeks away and we have already been teased with the superb 'Night by Night' and 'Dont Turn the Lights On' singles. Next up is the Vampire Weekend collaboration 'I Could Be Wrong'. I Could Be Wrong sounds like 80's George Michael meets 'The Girl is Mine' by Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney. Sounds horrific in words, but give it a listen and you will hear that Chromeo have pulled off another classic tongue in cheek moment. Chromeo - Business Casual - Released 27th September. Chromeo – “I Could Be Wrong” (Feat. Ezra ... Read more / Preview track
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Monarchy – Preview Monarchy are Ra Black and Andrew Armstrong both of Australian origin. Since forming through a chance meeting in London Monarchy have been steadily gathering blog recognition over the last 12 months with the likes of Neon Gold, The Recommender and others tipping them for greatness. Our first encounter was via the Gold in Fire (Demo) which is a perfectly formed slice of mature synth pop. Gold in Fire provides a clear reference for the Monarchy sound and If you're a fan of the Australian synth pop revoultion pioneered by the likes of The Presets, Cut Copy and the Midnight Juggernauts then ... Read more / Preview track
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WeAreBlahBlahBlah EP29 – Mixed Greenmoney Our latest EP is in and its a bit special. This time round we have the inimitable Greenmoney in the mix. Greenmoney is Alex Phountzi (formerly of Bugz In The Attic crew) and Leo Greenslade (party selector extraordinaire behind London's long-running YoYo bash). Combined these two significant figures have been compiling quite a reputation for themselves with a fresh sound steeped in musical heritage. Similar to our other current hot tip 'Hot City' Greenmoney take reference from a variety of sources both past and present to superb effect. Think 2-Step, UK Funky, dancehall, rave, and Zinc dubbed ... Read more / Preview track
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Zinc – Bounce Up (Free Download) Zinc is playing Rinse's 16th Birthday this weekend and in anticipation of playing this monstrous party he has got into the spirit of things early by giving away 'Bounce Up' from his lastest EP 'Crack House Vol 2'. 'Bounce Up' is not as strong as Nexx or GTAC (strongly recommend both) off the same EP, but it is still a great slice of Zinc house and its free.....cant complain really!! Zinc - Bounce Up Rinse 16th Birthday - 10th September - ... Read more / Preview track
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Fabriclive Mix 53: Drop The Lime (Review) Rising to fame during the demise of electro, as fidget house and dubstep emerged so did Drop The Lime. Part of the label / party / blog / collective Trouble And Bass he quickly gained a reputation for championing all types of bass music, destroying dance floors worldwide and, more recently, reintroducing vocals to house. Here he takes a step back from the dance-floor and crafts a mix much less for the club, although you'll still need Fabric's bass-bins (or a hefty pair of headphones) to fully enjoy his selections. Describing it as 'a rollercoaster of a ride' Drop The Lime kicks off with ... Read more / Preview track