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Happy 2012 + free downloads!

Well, hello there!

I am very sorry for the lack of musical posts as of late. My day job (aka real job) has been overly overwhelming, then there was the holidays…but I know no one is interested in excuses.

ANYWAYS — I’m going to get back in the groove a little bit here, bear with me…

I hope everyone had a FANTASTIC holiday and are excited for what 2012 is to bring.

Here’s a little sumthin’ sumthins for being so patient with me — you’re gonna love it!

Free Download: Ducky – “Killing Time”

Ducky aka Morgan Neiman, has a producer’s instinct and a powerful voice. She has been making music since she was 13 years old and has played alongside the likes of Japanther, Ninjasonik, Roxy Cottontail, Trouble Andrew and Action Bronson. Her latest release, The Whether EP out February 21, fearlessly explores the sinister side. In this vein, Ducky recently released an introductory single “Killing Time” produced by Dingo Dog. The track is at once an ebullient Saturday afternoon love song and a subtle confession of its disintegration. Ducky matches a sophisticated pop sensibility to incisive vocals, addressing an absent “friend” with checked ferocity.

New Outasight!

Brand new song from Outasight! Listen to it above and download it for free below!

Free Download: Outasight – “Let’s Go”

New Yuksek!

Classically trained musician and electro-pop composer Yuksek (aka Pierre-Alexander Busson) is about to invade the US, bringing a flurry of swooping, dance-pop anthems guaranteed to make you hum and sway. Empowered by his previous work with artists such as Chromeo and Amanda Blank, Yuksek’s new album pushes our lovely Frenchman to the front lines, both as vocalist and leading a fierce live band. On Living On The Edge Of Time, he marries the distorted, saturated sounds of dance floor decadence for which he’s known with a more melodic and catchy, and dare we say “pop” vibe. Living On The Edge Of Time will be released January 24th on Ultra Records.

There’s always been a pop heart beating inside Yuksek’s unique brand of electronic dancefloor bangers. Always catchy hooks hidden between the acid loops, hints of glam and indie infiltrating his energized house beats. Tunes like “So Far Away From The Sea” and “Extraball” from his acclaimed debut album revealed a powerful pop sensibility, deeply rooted into a lifelong affinity to artists as David Bowie, Gary Numan and The Cure, but also a devoted love for Lou Reed circa Transformer, Serge Gainsbourg, early West Coast-rap and the Warp label. Living On The Edge Of Time is the sound of an artist who can’t ignore the muse, a restless producer constantly in motion and a musician devoted to evolution. The album opens with “Always on the Run,” a track that sets the album’s underlying tone of chaos and movement grabbing you with a transfixing vocal melody that submerges you into the album. The first single, “On a Train” is a true dance-floor anthem that builds to an explosive chorus with a skittering beat that will get stuck in your head for days. On “White Keys,” a hauntingly eerie synthesizer sets a more contemplative mood while lingering over an up-tempo beat. Lyrically referencing the album title, “The Edge” has a pulsating beat sliced by keyboards stabs eventually exploding into a synth-fueled chorus. Closing the record is the 5 minute throbbing psychedelic pop-behemoth “Out Of Control,” complete with finger snaps and a driving bass line. Continuing his journey of musical evolution Yuksek is prepared to unleash his tour de force sound, making a lasting impression on American shores.

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Musically Fashionable

The Music Tee is a new product line that combines digital music and t-shirt fashion in one eye and ear-catching package.  Each Music Tee features an artist (or compilation) with a graphic image (“cover art”) on the front of the shirt and a track listing on the back. Each shirt comes with a unique code that can be used to download a digital copy of the album featured on the shirt, redeemable at www.themusictee.com.  The result is a new way of delivering music to fans, allowing them to easily fill their iPod while landing the “album art” a coveted place in their wardrobe!

Already generating a huge buzz state-side, The Music Tee boasts over fifty artist collaborations, including The Cold War Kids,  Amanda Blank,  Mos Def, Monsters of Folk and more. The line has also launched a “vintage” collection, featuring Bad Brains, Bad  Religion and The Exciter, with more titles coming soon. With festival season upon us, The Music Tee is sure to be a must-have for the summer season.

“The Music Tee has been a phenomenal success in the US by giving artists a new platform to distribute their music,” says Jeremy Wineberg, President of The Music Tee.  “We continue to sign new major label partners and content providers each day.  For the UK launch (June 9th) we wanted to introduce fresh artists and will be kicking off with The Daisy Dares You Music Tee arriving in June. We are excited about engaging music and fashion fans in the UK while continuing to grow our collection of compelling artists.”

“The Music Tee is a unique fashion concept that’s perfect for the summertime,” notes Selfridges Contemporary Buying Manager, Gary Edgley. “Band tees have long been a wardrobe essential and the idea brings an interesting update to a modern style classic.“

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