L.A.-based singer-songwriter MEIKO has recorded a remake of the Paul McCartney holiday classic, “Wonderful Christmastime”, and has made the track available as a free download on her website, http://www.meikomusic.com
Meiko will perform an online concert, viewable worldwide, via Stageit.com on Sunday, December 15 at 2PM (PST). A portion of the proceeds from this ‘pay what you can’ performance will be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The New Royales have a background as interesting as the music they create together. The band will release Freedom’s For The Brave: The Mixtape on January 14th - an album of covers featuring some of their various influences, including tracks by Depeche Mode, The Zombies, Jefferson Airplane & more.
Having previously unveiled their interpretation of The Monks’ classic, “Drugs In My Pocket“ The New Royales drop their irresistible take on The White Stripes’ “Fell In Love With A Girl”.
Download: The New Royales – “Fell In Love With A Girl”
The New Royales band member Liz Rodrigues recently lent her voice to Eminem’s latest hit, “Survival.” 2-time GRAMMY winning (4-time nominated) producer, DJ Khalil, has worked with the likes of Jay Z, Dr. Dre, Drake, Kendrick Lamar & Aloe Blacc, whose hit “Wake Me Up” is currently #1 on the iTunes R&B chart and featured in a national Beats by Dre campaign with Kevin Garnett & Colin Kapernic. In addition, DJ Khalil and Liz, along with Canadian multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Erik Alcock & Chin Injeti, have co-written with Pink on her 5 million albums sold, The Truth About Love, Pitbull’s Can’t Stop Me Now & Eminem‘s new hit record Marshall Mathers LP 2 (“Survival”), which debuted at #1 on the iTunes album chart.
Hailing from separate parts of the world; Liz (Portuguese), Erik (English Canadian), Chin (East Indian) & DJ Khalil (African American), The New Royales’ diverse makeup lends a hand in the uniqueness of their sound, pushing their own musical boundaries whilst still remaining a cohesive unit.
Their diverse backgrounds and unifying passion and respect for music has led to a sound that is eclectic and futuristic with a twist of the past.
Russian pop/funk outfit Pompeya are set to release the Tropical Remix Compilation on December 10 via Brooklyn label No Shame.
The compilation follows the Oct 29 release of their debut album, Tropical, via No Shame.
Fred Falke has remixed “90″, marking the first single release from the Tropical Remix Compilation.
Listen: Pompeya – 90 (Fred Falke Remix)
A native of France and French house pioneer, Falke has defined a signature sound bridging electronic and pop styles garnering acclaim through notable reworks of and remixes of mainstream acts including Katy Perry and Lana Del Rey. His remix of Pompeya’s “90″ hits hard across nu-disco and funk while showcasing his skill in channeling the essence of the original into a polished remix that stands confidently on its own.
With roots firmly established in their Russian homeland including extensive touring and TV appearances, Pompeya are broadening their reach to the U.S. and beyond with their distinct blend of 70s disco, 80s New Wave, and 90s indie rock. Recently, the band’s debut album Tropical received praise across influential outlets including Under The Radar Mag, MTV Hive, Interview Mag, Earmilk, and DUMMY Mag.
Listen/stream album: Pompeya – Tropical
Pompeya will tour Mexico and the U.S. in late 2013 and plan to play SXSW 2014.
Pompeya 2013 Tour Dates
- Sat, Nov 23 // Miami, FL @ The Garrett at Grand Central
- Wed, Nov 27 // Autlán, Mexico @ Autlán’s Festival
- Thu, Nov 28 // Mexico City, Mexico @ El Imperial
- Fri, Nov 29 // Guadalajara, Mexico @ Casa Ignacio Diaz Morales
- Sun, Dec 1 // Managua, Nicaragua @ Meka House
- Thu, Dec 5 // Tampa, FL @ The Hub
- Fri, Dec 6 // Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
- Sun, Dec 8 // Raleigh, NC @ Pour House Music Hall
- Tue, Dec 10 // Washington, DC @ Black Cat
- Thu, Dec 12 // Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
- Fri, Dec 13 // Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
Don’t miss UK’s TOURIST, the classically trained producer when he returns to play live in New York, Miami and Los Angeles this December. You can watch a piano version of “I Have No Fear” to get in the mood…
or listen to the NPR Live in Concert session that was taped at his Mountain Oasis show here. The recent signing to the UK duo Disclosure’s label Method Records will release his brand new Patterns EP in 2014. In honor of his first American tour which brought him to CMJ to do showcases with Pigeons & Planes and Pitchfork, and visits to Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Denver and Los Angeles’ HARD Festival, he had shared the track ”Together” which you can listen to below.
Listen: Tourist. – “Together”
The new collection, self-produced by William Phillips, features the track “Stay”, which you can also have a listen at.
Listen/download: Tourist. – “Stay”
His new remixes for CHVRCHES, Haim and Sam Smith tracks are out now and reached #1 spots in the Hype Machine charts (listen to them all below).
You can see a live video registration of Tourist’s live show at Boiler Room TV HERE.
TOURIST Tour Dates:
11/17 – Milan (IT) @ Elita Sunday Park Teatro Parenti
11/18 – Leeds, UK @ 02 Academy (w / Disclosure)
11/19 – Newcastle, UK @ 02 Academy (w / Disclosure)
11/22 – Manchester (UK) @ Warehouse Project (w/ Disclosure)
11/23 – Barcelona, SP @ Razzmatazz (w / Ryan Hemsworth)
12/5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (tix HERE)
12/6 – Miami, FL @ Grand Central (No sale / RSVP only)
12/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lyric Theatre (tix HERE)
Listen: CHVRCHES – “Lies” ( Tourist Remix)
Listen: Haim – “The Wire” (Tourist remix)
Listen: Sam Smith – “Safe With Me” (Tourist remix)
Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach release Miracle (Remixes) EP via Nettwerk Records today. Formed in 2012, the duo of Josh Ocean and Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn have perfected a blend of retro and futuristic soaring synth pop that can best be described as Tropical Grit Pop.
Miracle (Remixes) EP will include the album version, as well as several remixes of the title track by Le Youth, DallasK and Nathan C. East coast meets west coast when Los Angeles-based Le Youth does a funky disco remix of “Miracle.” Nathan C remixes the track into a driving progressive house track while Dallas K takes the synth-heavy route, pairing lush saw sounds with guitars. Download the “Miracle” (DallasK Remix) below and listen to the Miracle (Remixes) EP HERE.
With their self-titled debut EP and follow-up EP Modern Tongues, Ghost Beach has set the Internet ablaze with consistent number ones on Hype Machine. With upbeat anthems and a preference for ’80s synth, the band left their mark at this year’s SXSW, and have played shows alongside artists including Robert DeLong, The 1975, The Neighbourhood, Imagine Dragons, St. Lucia and Youngblood Hawke.
Listen/download: Ghost Beach – “Miracle” (DallasK Remix)
Miracle (Remixes) EP Track List
1. Miracle (Jon O’Mahoney Radio Mix)
2. Miracle (Le Youth Remix)
3. Miracle (DallasK Remix)
4. Miracle (Nathan C Remix)
Ghost Beach Tour Dates
11/18: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
(opening For Washed Out) SOLD OUT
12/12: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Here’s a Halloween “treat” for ya in the form of a free download! This spooky dubstep is perfect to add to your soundtrack. Dubkiller has had chart toppers on Beatport, as well as songs featured on award winning shows like Breaking Bad.
Download: Dubkiller – “She Scares Me”
Download: Dubkiller – “She Scares Me” (Instrumental Version)
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If you missed my post last month for SWF’s “Black & Golden”, be sure to check it out. Of the video, Impose Magazine says “The beach-side conquering-god-like-antics are what sell the song as you and ride to the tide of the song’s title verse. Kick it the sand and watch what might be your favorite song and video to rock beneath the sweltering beams of sun.”
Now, Brooklyn’s lo-fi rock & roll mystic SWF has shared a free download of “Let It Be Told,” the title track from his debut album, which see a vinyl/digital release October 8th through Mecca Lecca. From the fuzzed-out bass at the beginning, to the unforgettable hooks (and impassioned lyrics) throughout, “Let It Be Told” is truly representative of the feel-good nature of the album as a whole.
Listen/download: SWF – “Let It Be Told”
SWF’s messages of love and longing roll from his debut album, Let It Be Told, like mantras blasted from the radio of a brightly re-painted VW van, cruising a metaphysical highway of endless summer with the windows down. Revealed in both the spirit of light and darkness, Let It Be Told is a work of truth, love, and a heart that beats for rock & roll. It has a lot of soul.
Listen/download: Caveman vs Al Green – In the City (Chrome Canyon remash)
# w/ Ra Ra Riot
Tue 9/17 - Marfa, TX @ Padre’s #
Thu 9/19 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s #
Fri 9/20 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s East # (tickets)
Sun 9/22 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon # (tickets)
Fri 9/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
Sat 9/28 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival (tickets)
Sun 9/29 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #
Wed 10/9 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 # (tickets)
Thu 10/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts #
Fri 10/11 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club # (tickets)
Sun 10/13 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues # (tickets)
Victory’s music is sun-bleached rock ‘n’ roll with a pop edge. Set on a foundation of buzzing guitars, fuzzed-out bass, and archaic drum machines, his howling vocal licks and pop hooks make for songs that are energetic and playful, but still rooted in ’60s-era rock. His latest LP, Victory Is Music, explores a range of styles & influences, featuring everything from doo woo-inspired tunes to dancefloor bangers.
Listen/download: Victory – “This, That or This”