Wednesday, December 28, 2011

[Indie - Pop] Polarsets - Just Don't Open Your Eyes Yet

Wooo Indie Pop overdose. Polarsets are Rob Howe, Mickey Smith and James Rudd, three lads from the land of Little Comets, glorious tropical weather and Alan Shearer— Newcastle, England. With fast-paced guitar, electronic accents and energetic vocals, their songs reminds me of a simpler, more cowbell-loving Two Door Cinema Club.

Download - Just Don't Open Your Eyes yet

[Hip - Hop] Sol - Stage Dive

An absolute must listen and one of the chillest hip/hop song I have come across in a while. Well this track has got a great beat, then Sol coming in with a very on point flow and rhythm. Hearing real music like this is refreshing in the midst of so many rappers not offering much other then trying to be famous. This is off his upcoming EP which I can’t wait for. Enjoy!

Download - Stage Dive

[Indie - Pop] Swiss Lips - DANZ

I know two things about this band, for one they are from Manchester and secondly they will be very successful. As of now they have released 3 songs - 3 very good songs heavily influenced by the likes of Friendly Fires, Passion Pit and MGMT. Believe me it was extremely hard to post just one of their songs, i would have loved to post them all! This is music for people who have their happy switch permanently flicked on and this is further evidenced by their tune, Danz. SYNTH HAPPINESS.

Download - DANZ

Monday, December 12, 2011

[Indie - Pop] Winter Gloves - Dancing My Heart Out

Montreal indie rockers, Winter Gloves, recently announced that they’re going to be touring with New Zealand’s The Naked and Famous this summer. Winter Gloves’ latest release was a three-song EP entitled “Heart Out” released back in March. I’ve had “Dancing My Heart Out” on repeat for the past couple of days. I just can’t seem to get enough of this one song! If you haven’t given the EP a listen yet, I would highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of it.

Download - Dancing My Heart Out

[Alternative] The Vaccines - Tiger Blood

The Vaccines took a plane to NYC to work with a familiar face, Mr. Albert Hammond Jr (from the Strokes) who produced their most recent song 'Tiger Blood'. Albert’s role here feels more like a collaboration that just being the conductor, the drums fast-lead us through the track (in a “Wreckin’ Bar” style) and we have two guitars fighting over each other for the main riff while the gravelly voice of Justin moves smoothly along the straight forward Jesus And Mary Chain-esque melody.

Download - Tiger Blood

[Hip-Hop] Lupe Fiasco - American Terrorist III

After just releasing Friend Of The People: I Fight Evil not so long ago, this Saturday evening Lupe Fiasco unexpectedly released a new track. The track is entitled '“American Terrorist III', the record samples Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx song 'Nightcall ' which was one of the featured tracks on this years motion picture soundtrack "Drive". This is rumored to be on Fiasco’s forthcoming Food & Liquor 2 project.Check It Out And Enjoy.

Download - American Terrorist III

Sunday, December 11, 2011

[Indie] Young Empires - Enter Through the Sun

Young Empires have released their new single “Enter Through The Sun”. The release comes via the label Pirates Blend. The clean vibrant dance efforts that have made them one of my favorite up-and-comers is not lost on “Enter Through The Sun”. Feel good chants over deep bass grooves make a nice pact with icy cool synths. It’s the bands tightest moment yet, leaving a solid feeling that this is only the beginning. There’s not a doubt in my mind that Young Empires are in for a big 2012.

Download - Enter Through The Sun

Friday, December 9, 2011

[Nu-Disco] Foster the People - Call It What You Want (Treasure Fingers Remix)

Finally a decent remix of a well deserved song, mind you I did thoroughly enjoy the original but this remix gives it a nice disco feel. Treasure Fingers is the remixer here and he does a great job in reinventing this song to make it much more danceable. Although the differences are subtle they do make quite a difference to the overall feel to the song. Kudos to you Ashley Jones.

Download - Call It What You Want (Treasure Fingers Remix)

[Pop] Cher Lloyd - Want U Back

Technically I don't like this kind of music but I'm sure many of you will agree Cher Lloyd has just got this swag about her (funnily enough she doesn't say swag in this song). Want U Back comes from her newly released album Sticks and Stones, what can i say, it's just really catchy, she sure has a way with words. Be sure to check out 'Grow Up' from the album dam she can rap, her flow is so clean and it features the one, the only BUSTA RHYMES. This one's for you Binny!

Download - Want U Back

[Dub-Electro] Example - Midnight Run (Flux Pavillion Remix)

One of the UK’s finest, Flux Pavilion, brings some serious heat with his new remix of Example‘s ‘Midnight Run’. It turns out that Example’s vocals matched with Flux Pavilion’s production is something I definitely want need to hear more of. The drop won’t be what you’re expecting, so don’t hesitate to listen and you’ll be rewarded

Download - Midnight Run (Flux Pavillion Remix)

[Electro-House] Calvin Harris - You Used to Hold Me (Trampboat Remix)

Fresh remix for one of the best (in my opinion) Calvin Harris songs. It hits pretty hard and having heard some of Trampboats other releases it has a more dance feel to it. The first time I heard this track I thought Madeon had remixed it since it sounds nearly identical to his sounds with the high energy synths combined with a slur of edited vocals. The track is a definite remix to throw on any party playlist coming up. Enjoy.

Download - You Used to Hold Me (Trampboat Remix)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

[Indie - Rock] Loon Lake - Bad To Me

The Melbourne indie-rock outfit returns with their brand new single Bad to Me. Following on from their outrageously catchy song 'In the summer', Loon Lake manages to produce a solid rock anthem song about girls behaving badly (not the good kind of bad), remind you of anyone? This could definitely be big, watch this space!

Download - Bad to Me

[Indie - Pop] Cub Scouts - Evie

Cub Scouts are an energetic Brisbane based 5 piece that have been crafting their own style of indie pop music. 'Evie' is the first single from Cub Scouts’ new EP due to be released in early 2012. Inspired by a dog (of all things) and complete with steel drums, Evie is something colourful, charming, and sure to have you singing along before the song is over!

Download - Evie

[Electronic] Miike Snow - Devil's Work

They're back! After singles like 'Animal' and 'Sylvia' there was no doubt that Miike Snow was going to return bigger and better than ever. 'Devil's Work is a great electronic-rock track, the song doesn’t work too hard to upstage prior hits like “Animal” or “Billie Holiday.” Instead, it picks up right where they left off, with a fantastically produced track and a thoroughly recognizable sound.

Download - Devil's Work

[Hip - Hop] Rizzle Kicks - Down with the Trumpets

This is a fantastic hip-hop duo from the UK called Rizzle Kicks (saying that in a British accent sounds so awesome). It seems like they already have a pretty solid following, which is definitely understandable considering their incredibly catchy hooks and inviting raps. Definitely an act to follow into the future.

Download - Down with the Trumpets