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Another Thursday, another week of amazing new music. Here are our top 4 tracks of last week.
1. Laura Marling – Master Hunter
The second cut from the 23-year-old’s upcoming album, “Once I Was A Bird”. Laura takes her folky stylings up a notch on this track, featuring pounding drums and almost rock riffs all topped of with her distinctive vocal.
2. Disclosure (feat. Eliza Doolittle) – You & Me
Brothers Guy and Howard deliver another hit with the soon-to-be club-dominating ‘You & Me’. Eliza Doolittle may seem like an odd choice of featuring artist but she delivers a strong vocal on a track that further establishes Disclosure as the new kings of the dancefloor.
3. MGMT – Alien Days
Originally released in conjunction with this year’s Record Store Day, the newest track by MGMT was actually sold as a cassette tape. Their next full-length has been forecast to be just as strange–if not stranger–than Congratulations, which will distance them even further from fans they may have gained during their extremely ”poppy” debut. However we love this record.
4. Janelle Monae (feat. Erykah Badu) – Q.U.E.E.N.
She’s back! This time with R&B legend Erykah Badu on this spacey-funk song. Discussing a number of things including religious tolerance and the negative depiction of women, ‘Q.U.E.E.N,’ was apparently inspired by a series of conversations held between the two singers who happen to be very close friends.
Week 3 of our round-up of songs we’ve been really enjoying the last 7 days.
1. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)
So after the many weeks of fakes, remixes and so called “leaks”, it seems a final studio version of the new Daft Punk single has emerged. This tune combines the funky guitar of Nile Rodgers while the N.E.R.D. frontman provides vocals. The full album, “Random Access Memories” comes out 17th May.
2. Empire Of The Sun – Alive
On “Alive,” Empire of the Sun have adopted a bit of the Greg Kurstin model of synths found in the bombastically wonderful latest album by Tegan and Sara, mixed in with some Ellie Goulding-esque tug-at-the-heart-strings production. It’s a future sound replete with sparkling electronic riffs and angelic bridges that swell the heart to gigantic proportions.
3. Yes Sir Boss – MRS#1 (feat. Joss Stone)
The latest single by Bristol based Yes Sir Boss is quite the stamper. Featuring guest vocals from label boss Joss Stone, this is a rousing summer anthem that is bound to get anybody up and dancing. The single is out 22nd April and you can catch Yes Sir Boss on their current UK Tour.
4. FOXES – Beauty Queen
London based singer Foxes returns with the anthemic single ‘Beauty Queen.’ Compared to the likes of Florence and The Machine, the young singer is set to make her own name in the industry when her debut album is released this fall.
So it’s that time of the week again. Below are 4 songs that we’ve really been in love with the last 7 days.
1. James Blake – Overgrown
The second “official” single from the latest effort by the electronic DJ/Producer see’s Blake’s voice dancing delicately over piano chords and thick bass lines. His second album “Overgrown” is out now and is a must buy.
2. Parquet Courts – Borrowed Time
The band that everyone’s talking about, Parquet Courts are a New York outfit who have stormed into the musical zeitgeist with their classic take on punk / DIY indie. Check out our favourite cut from their latest album “Light Up Gold”.
3. Sultanov – Keep on Running
Brand new music direct from Russia. Our very own Dan Sultanov is a singer-songwriter who combines elements of 80′s pop, indie and rock to create a refreshing take on 21st century western music. Expect big things from him!
4. Cat Power – Bully
Cat Power unveiled a brand new song on the newest edition of Jools Holland this Tues and we were blown away. The simple piano led medley really captures the emotions of the song and gives for a spine-tingling performance.
So we thought we’d start a new feature over here at EMMS. Every Thursday we’ll share 4 new tracks we’ve really been into over the past week. Just songs that we can’t get out of our heads. Here we go!
1. Yeah Yeah Yeah’s - Sacrilege
Check out the brand new video featuring Lily Cole stuck in the middle of a very bizarre love triangle.
2. Major Lazer (feat. Ezra Koenig) – Jessica
Proof that an odd collaboration can actually work. The Vampire Weekend frontman provides leads vocals from this new single by Diplo’s alter- ego Major Lazer. Can’t wait for the full album on the 15th April.
3. Scarlette Fever – Where’s The Fun?
Our very own Scarlette Fever returns with this first cut from her up-coming new album. It will be a free download from the singer’s website on the 15th April.
4. Walk Of The Earth – Red Hands
The Canadian YouTube sensation are playing the Kentish Town Forum this up-coming Saturday and Red Hands is one of our favourite tracks from their debut album, “R.E.V.O.”
Intec Digital have confirmed they’ll be re-launching the ‘Pure Intec’ series on April 8, with ‘Pure Intec Two’ – the long-awaited follow up to the hugely successful ‘Pure Intec,’ released back in 2004.
“Jon and I thought it was time,” says Carl. “We’ve been working hard the last few years to get Intec back to the forefront of Techno. We have a great roster, with very talented DJs that deserve recognition. This is our way of celebrating the label’s success, showcasing some of our artists, and of course putting out some amazing tracks.”
Part 1 will be mixed by Carl himself, bringing a whole load of unheard remixes from his acclaimed album, ‘All Roads Lead to The Dancefloor’ by some of Intec’s finest, plus others from outside the label, including Jim Rivers, Ben Sims, Yousef, Foamo, Tomy Declerque, Reso, Nicole Moudaber, Sharam, Layo & Bushwacka! and Loco Dice.
Part 2 comes courtesy of Jon Rundell – his first compilation, and will feature forthcoming tracks from Intec by artists from the label, brought together exclusively for the first time. Artists include The Junkies, Victor Vera, Nicole Moudaber, Daryl Stay, Dosem, Pirupa, Alex Sibley, Marco Bailey, Carlo Lio, Tomy DeClerque, Mark Reeve, Ben Sims and Jon himself, with Digital Primate.
‘All Roads Lead to the Dancefloor’ broke the mould – the first ever self-updating USB album released in phases, with fans paying one price and continuing to receive parts of the album itself as well as other pushed content throughout the year. Following the critical acclaim of the USB and the success of the album, it was the obvious format choice for ‘Pure Intec Two.’ ‘We are returning to this technology as we believe in the concept.’ says Jon.
‘In this day and age it’s important to offer people something different. We 100% believe there’s life left in electronic compilation releases. The demand is there. It’s about presenting things differently and offering fans value for money.’
The concept is simple, fans who pay for the USB with the first compilation included, also receive every other Pure Intec compilation, as they are released – the music being automatically ‘pushed’ to their USBs.
Jon Rundell: ‘When you look at the number of compilations, the number of hours of music you’ll be getting, from an array of Intec artists, buying the USB is well worth the money. And it’s a chance for people to embrace a cutting edge new digital music format that is still also tangible.’
Traditionalists have no fear, the compilation will also be available on all download stores as a bundle, with Carl’s album remixes being released as individual downloads at a not too distant date.
And finally, to coincide with the release, Intec have confirmed a brand new series of nights across London and Europe for 2013. Kicking off this April, with an album release party at one of London’s coolest venues, they’ll soon be confirming details of a string of dates in the capital, Ibiza and beyond, giving Intec the opportunity to showcase their talent and musical ethos like never before.
Stay tuned for more details, coming soon…
MORE INFO SOON AT http://www.facebook.com/intecdigital
Moya’s new single ‘A Little More Love’, out March 25, made Record of the Day yesterday.
This is the second time Moya has been featured on Record of the Day, previously making the grade with ‘Making Me Fall’ last August. This time ROTD say she’s ‘Primed to go stratospheric’ – we like that!
Check out the full Record of the Day here
‘A Little More Love’ is out March 25. For more information on Moya visit her website.
London based trio Plastique release their new single, ‘A Paper Cut From A Paper Kiss’ today. ‘A Paper Cut From a Paper Kiss’ is the second single taken from the band’s self-titled debut album, released this summer.
‘A Paper Cut From A Paper Kiss’ is out now on iTunes, Amazon, Deezer and more (Spotify to follow soon); featuring two excellent remixes from Superfunk-Daddy and MAN KID!
Click below to view the video.
Perfect listening and viewing for a Friday afternoon, Check out the killer new single from Moya:
‘It’s a bit of a transition for me,’ admits 21-year-old Moya. ‘There’s no doubt that I love everything I’ve recorded so far, but with this single I wanted to incorporate the kind of music that I listen to. I think it’s important to keep my sound current.’
Opening with Moya’s delicate vocals and a simple piano melody, ‘A Little More Love’ slowly builds into its tender chorus, before the pulsing synths and shuffling beats kick in, heavy enough at times to sound like it’s about to break into full-on dance territory. ‘You think it’s going to go somewhere it doesn’t,’ says Moya. ‘But that’s what I like about it.’
The song itself is about the effect of fame on a relationship, but with a much wider message in the song’s chorus – echoed in this powerful accompanying video, featuring footage of the homeless shot across London and Manchester. ‘The main sentiment is money doesn’t make you a better person. What people need more than anything is love, respect and attention, and all the money in the world can’t replace that.’
‘A Little More Love’ is produced and co-written with David Blair-Oliphant, the producer behind Moya’s biggest hit to date ‘Making Me Fall.’ Taking the airwaves by storm in October, the single spent 3 weeks on the BBC Radio 2 A-List, with interviews and countless plays across the station, including The Chris Evan’s Breakfast Show and Ken Bruce. Fearne Cotton loved the single, featuring it on her Radio 1 show and even Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton was won over, branding Moya ‘the female Bruno Mars.’
She’s already been featured everywhere from the Daily Mirror, Daily Star and Reveal Magazine and with fashion shoots in More Magazine and Bliss, the ‘Making Me Fall’ video has since rocketed to over 337, 168 views on YouTube, a number Moya still can’t quite get her head round. ‘These past few months have been pretty amazing,’ says Moya. ‘But now it’s about stepping up and giving it even more. I’m really excited about what this year could bring.’
A Little More Love is out March 25.