Category Archives: Electronic

Full Of Fire

Seven years have flown by hey? I still remember being 23, DJing every Saturday night in an indie club in Southampton and dropping ‘Heartbeats’ every single set without fail.

Then, The Knife went silent.

Until now. I’m almost 30, I haven’t listened to ‘Heartbeats’ in longer than I can remember and that indie club in Southampton seems like a lifetime ago, but with this new track, The Knife have pulled me back in. Definitely one of my most eagerly awaited albums of 2013.

Shaking The Habitual is released on April 8th.

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White Noise

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Could this be the dreamiest collaboration of the year? Ok, its only January and I might be getting ahead of myself, but tracks as good as this don’t come around often do they?

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I swear it was literally days ago I was thinking about Katy B and how much the world needed her return. And here she is, with not only a seamless E.P featuring collaborations with Jessie Ware, Diplo, Zinc, Wiley and more, but a FREE E.P too.

Why she’d give away such a strong release for free, I’m unsure. But if nothing else it does an important job, it reminds the world shes still here and ‘On A Mission’ wasn’t a one off, flash in the pan success. Big things are definitely still to come.

Download the E.P for free here.

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She’s got a boyfriend anyway…

“And this is how it starts / You take your shoes off in the back of my van / My shirt looks so good / When it’s just hanging off your back”

Released on November 16th, Manchester band The 1975 are back with a follow up to their well received EP ‘ Facedown’ with a new four track which goes by the name of ‘Sex’.

If you like your alternative bands to be mixed with electronica, grungy guitars and R&B influenced vocal harmonies, then this EP is potentially your new favourite listen.

Opening track ‘Intro / Set 3’ and its follow up ‘Undo’ bring their R&B and slowjam influences to the forefront. For me, with this sound is where The 1975’s strengths lie. They blend these elements with chilled yet glitchy electronic beats which build slowly but surely into pulsating anthems.

‘Sex’ the lead single from the E.P has received its fair share of radio support with airplay from Radio 1, XFM and Kerrang recently and based on the quality of the release as a whole this is set to continue. With its upbeat sound, melodic vocals, catchy lyrics and reverb filled guitars this will take you back to the glory days of American bands such as Jimmy Eat World whilst still managing to sound fresh and on point.

With the EP’s closing track, ‘You’, we find nothing we haven’t heard from indie bands previously which could be seen as disappointing after the brilliance of the first three songs. But still, its catchy, its melodic, the lyrics are simple yet memorable and for me, even if its not the stand out track, its definitely worth more than a couple of listens.

Overall, a really strong EP which will no doubt be on rotation in my headphones for a little while yet.

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Felice In Paris

This has got my feet tapping loads this morning. Wanting to go out at 11am isn’t a great indication of how your day is going to go really…

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Hannah Wants – Mixtape 1012

I can’t tell you how much I’m starting to obsess over midlands DJ and Producer Hannah Wants’ music. Rapidly climbing the ranks in the DJ / Production world recently, she’s taken over Rinse FM, shes smashed Creamfields, shes played alongside Annie Mac, Disclosure, SBTRKT and Jaguar Skills to name a few and shes been championed by Eats Everything, Foamo, Shadow Child and many more. To put it bluntly, this girl is KILLING IT.

Sink her latest mix into your eardrums below, trust me, it won’t disappoint. And keep an eye on her too, big things are going to happen soon, guaranteed.

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CHAINED

Check out the new video from The XX for the second single from ‘Coexist’, ‘Chained’.

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Latching onto you

Disclosure are absolutely killing it this year and this track is one of their best so far. I had the pleasure of seeing them support SBTRKT at Shepherds Bush Empire last week and I was absolutely blown away. Their live set is miles ahead of any other producers performing live right now and Sam Smith’s vocal on this song was absolutely phenomenal.

And as if that wasn’t enough, there’s now this beaut of a video to accompany it too. Ideal.

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Cry Me A River

 

Not only is this track one of my favourite pop songs of all time, but now, eSenTRIK has increased its value by producing this remix. This has got some serious vibes.

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SAY MY NAME

Hands down, this is one of the most unique and simply amazing remixes I have ever heard. There are no words, except maybe…Cyril Hahn = GENUIS.

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