“…and I’ll pay for it tomorrow when I wake up!”
Bodyparts track “My Legs” is a buzzing, danceworthy cut that captures the electric energy of a wild night out on the town. The “My Legs” single will be released digitally on May 20th, and Beatport is currently hosting a remix contest for the track, which you can enter HERE through April 22nd.
Stream: Dragonette – “My Legs”
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“You can’t deny that this band pens blistering psych-rock tunes.” – MTV Hive
Swimm is the swirling and whirling combination of Chris Hess’s guitar, keyboard and voice and Adam Winn’s drums and harmonica; Formerly of Le Blorr, this duo is bringing a fresh sound to their art as Swimm with their debut Feel EP to be released on April 23rd.
Feel EP starts out riding high on a psychedelic wave of rock ‘n roll distortion with the record’s first single “Too Old” which you can listen and download below.
Listen/download: Swimm – “Too Old”
Swimm has manifested a shoegaze-influenced sound on Feel EP that also contains acoustic, gauzy tracks with an intimacy that will draw you in like “Darkness of Love”, as well as breezy, danceable songs like “Feels”.
“I think we are into music that stretches in different directions,” singer Chris Hess explained. “We love float-y feeling dance music as much as we like psychedelic rock.”
4/5 – Jacksonville, FL – Mellow Mushroom
4/6 – Melbourne, FL – Downtown Debauchery
4/13 – Deerfield Beach, FL – Kahuna Bar & Grill
4/19 – Ybor City, FL – New World Brewery
4/20 – West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable Street
4/26 – Orlando, FL – The Social
4/27 – Satellite Beach, FL – The Sports Page Live
4/28 – The Garage – Winston Salem, NC
4/29 – Asbury Park, NJ – Lance & Debbie’s Wonder Bar
5/2 – Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY
5/3 – Glasslands – New York, NY
Meet Mary Jane Smith and Victor Alexander Thell. Also known as Smith & Thell for short.
Some time ago they met and fell completely head over heels in love with each other’s musical urge, ambition, vision and passion for the art. After joining forces the outcome of their musical marriage has taken many turns and looked and sounded very different and members of the collective have come and gone. At a certain point Mary and Victor decided to replace them all with machines and somewhere in this electro acoustic landscape inspired by strong influences such as Björk, Chemical Brothers and Bat For Lashes they´ve managed to give birth to something we like to call unique and very promising.
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Dayglow (Life in Color), known worldwide as the “World’s Largest Paint Party”, have announced their most ambitious tour to date. With a staggering 30 dates already confirmed for the “2012 The E.N.D (Electronic Never Dies) Tour”, the epic scope of this festival is second to none.
Taking the paint party to new levels of production, technology and talent, Dayglow events are meticulously designed and produced, the refined culmination of years within the now booming electronic music industry.
Events now play host to the globes most electrifying DJ talent. Names like; Sander van Doorn, Chuckie, Alesso, R3hab, Axwell, Laidback Luke, Benny Benassi and resident Dayglow DJ David Solano have all graced the stages of Dayglow in 2012. The event itself is so exciting for festival goers that ticket sales continue to skyrocket even before the names of headliners are released.
Dayglow, along with parent company Committee Entertainment, have always been a key player in the world of dance music festivals for some 10 combined years. With over 200 sold out shows already to their credit, the enormity of accomplishments and events is unmatched. The promoters have brought the festival to an international audience as well, having showcased the Dayglow experience in Poland, Australia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Canada and Ecuador.
And make no mistake about it this party IS an experience. Not content to rest on the tried and true methods of typical concert productions, Dayglow ramped things up by creating a truly immersive experience. Paint cannons blast party-goers (who are always encouraged to wear white) with spectacular colors, while LED screens create a symbiotic visual effect that permeates through to every last person within eye-shot. Performers interact from the stage and inside the massive crowd to further enhance the interactive experience between party goer and event. At Dayglow, the lines between talent and patron are permanently blurred.
Strip Steve’s debut, Micro Mega, will be out July 16th via Boysnoize Records
STRIP STEVE DJ DATES:
6/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dim Mak Studios – BNR Night “Astral Projection” Release Party w/ D.I.M. & Destructo
6/30 – Chicago, IL @ Wavefront Festival w/ Boys Noize & D.I.M.
7/1 – New York, NY @ Le Bain – BNR Night w/ D.I.M.
9/2 – New York, NY @ Electric Zoo w/ Boys Noize & Djedjotronic
Strip Steve – Micro Mega Tracklisting:
01 – Micro
02 – Stomp
03 – Money Trouble Funk
04 – Astral Projection Feat. Puro Instinct
05 – Radiocheck
06 – All The Time
07 – Music for the Ringtone Generation
08 – Hood
09 – One Thing Feat. Robert Owens
10 – Skate Control
11 – Don’t Know When
12 – Calcium Feat. Das Glow
13 – Mega
Gigamesh is releasing the brand new All My Life EP just in time for summer via Parisian record label Kitsuné. If you haven’t heard the soundcloud sampler, check it out. It will be available on all digital music retailers May 28th and is currently available for sale exclusively through Beatport.
Also, check out the latest remixes Gigamesh has done:
Listen: Punks Jump Up ft. Dave 1 – Mister Overtime (Gigamesh Remix)
Listen: Ladyhawke – Sunday Drive (Gigamesh Remix)
Hailing from Kansas City’s unexpected art-scene, SSION has reached the apex of synth-pop perfection with the album Bent, out August 7th on Dovecote. Led by the charismatically avant gender outlaw Cody Critcheloe, SSION creates music that is simultaneously dance inducing and cheekily crass and that irreverently pokes fun at contemporary culture. Tracks are meticulously crafted with reverbed synth, deep bass and vocals that verge on the addictive. Critcheloe’s creativity is not bounded by music making, as he has been commissioned to produce music videos for a multitude of heavyweights in the unconventional-pop world, including Peaches, Gossip, CSS and Santigold as well as promotional videos for the vibrant outsider designer and fellow Kansas City local, Peggy Noland.
Drawing from a multifaceted artistic background, SSION is a total multimedia experience playfully on the vanguard of culture, replete with high-concept visuals, performance, costuming and make-up. The enhanced hard copy re-release of Bent will include previously unreleased bonus tracks and remixes from MNDR, Grimes, Nightfeelings, Physical Therapy and more.
Bent features the lushly reverbed introverted single “My Love Grows In The Dark.” In the accompanying video, conceived and produced by Critcheloe, the front man portrays himself as the antithesized pop-star, journeying through a surreal house of androgynous dancers and confronted with issues of representation, indifference and intimacy. The track got a dreamy disco remix treatment by Nightfeelings (Nick Weiss of Teengirl Fantasy).
SSION not only nods to the most influential and iconic pop artists of the past, but also stands to carve out its own place in the future as a whole new breed of pop.
SSION will play select live dates across on the east and west coast, appearing with Gossip, JD Samson and Sharon Needles. He will also be performing at this year’s San Francisco Pride.
1. Listen 2 The Grrrls
2. Blonde With U
7. Feelz Good (4-Evr)
8. My Love Grows In The Dark
9. Nothing Happens At Nite
10. Weird Yearz
With two EPs behind him this year already, Yves Larock has been on fire since the start of 2012 – but latest track “Strange World” sees the Swiss producer crank things up to a WHOLE new level.
Collaborating with The Cruzaders and featuring the Hacienda-esque vocals of Juiceppe, “Strange World” is truly one of the most stunning tracks ever to come out of Larock’s Millia Records stable with its lush electronic 80s-inspired synthesized backdrop and softly pulsating filtered percussion.
Remixes come from Tiesto-favourite and Mixmash, Musical Freedom Records alumni Avesta, who turns in a truly zeitgeist remix that smacks of arena anthem, and also Stereo Fish, who intuitively shade the lower end of the track in darker tones, only to add a ray of musical sunshine through their emphasized piano line.
“Strange World” is a beautiful and original piece of work from Larock & The Cruzaders that is destined to hit all the right notes whether on the dance floor or across international radio waves.
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Along with the recently released single “The Right Woman,” which was featured on Diane Von Furstenberg’s compilation Proud To Be Woman Vol. 3, Let It Go marks the first of many new tracks to come from the Toronto band as they gear up to release a new full-length. After touring for two years, lead singer Martina Sorbara says that the prospect of writing a new album was intimidating, and the band wondered, “’How does this whole writing thing work again? Do we actually know how to do this part of our job? Are we ever going to write another song?’, and so on.’ But now somehow, miraculously we have a whole album’s worth of songs that we all love and can’t wait to unleash on stage and in stereo.”
Dragonette Tour Dates
- 3/30: St. Johns, NL @ Club One – Tickets Available at the Door
- 4/1: Ottawa, ON – Juno Awards @ Scotiabank Place – BUY TICKETS
- 4/6: Miami, FL @ The Mansion – BUY TICKETS
- 4/7: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT
- 4/14: Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival @ Empire Polo Club – SOLD OUT
- 4/19: Whistler, BC – World Ski & Snowboard Festival @ Skier’s Plaza – FREE SHOW
- 4/21: Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival @ Empire Polo Club – SOLD OUT
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