Soul Clap: “Shine (This Is It)” (feat. Nona Hendryx)

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August 31st, 2016
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Boston duo Soul Clap are back with their second self-titled album that has been four years in the making. Our first taste from the upcoming record comes in the form of “Shine (This Is It)”, a piano-driven house anthem featuring legendary vocalist Nona Hendryx, a founding member of the group Labelle. Speaking about the album, Charles Levine, one half of the duo, said: “it digs deep into our funky souls and turns our wildest dreams into sound. If ‘EFUNK’ [their first album] was an attempt to create a blueprint using our past inspirations, then “Soul Clap” is the beautiful skyscraper, standing tall as it looks to the future.” The album will drop on October 14th on on !K7 Records/Crew Love.

The single “Shine (This Is It)” comes backed with a pair of remixes from Erodiscotique, a collaboration between Dimitri From Paris and DJ Rocca. You can grab a free download of Erodiscotique’s instrumental version of “Shine (This Is It)” below. Classy!

Download it for free here.

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Soul Clap: “So Sedated” (feat. Dayonne Rollins)

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Tuff City Kids with Annie: “Labyrinth”

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August 31st, 2016
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Tuff City Kids, the production duo of German producer Phillip Lauer and Running Back boss Gerd Janson, return with their stellar new track “Labyrinth”, the first taste off their upcoming first LP “Adoldesscent”. The single “Labyrinth”, which marks the pair’s first full vocal track, is a delicious disco affair featuring vocals from Norwegian electro-pop star Annie. You can stream the seven-minute club mix of “Labyrinth” above. Set to drop on October 14th on Permanent Vacation, the 10-track album also features guest appearances from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Kelley Polar, and Jasnau.

The “Labyrinth” EP, which comes complete with a remix by New York house maestro Morgan Geist, a rework by Tuff City Kids themselves, and a “Drum & Bass dub” by mysterious DJ Oyster, will arrive on September 23. Pre-order it here.

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Tuff City Kids: “Highlights” (feat. Shan)

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Client Liaison: “Wild Life”

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August 31st, 2016
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Following the release of their single “World Of Our Love”, Melbourne’s Client Liaison, the dance-pop duo of Monte Morgan and Harvey Miller, have offered another taste from their forthcoming album album “Q3/Q4”, which is expected to drop later this year. The duo’s new single “Wild Life”, co-written with Cleopold’s Geordie Hewitt, is “a journey of long distance love, where paradise is a state of mind, acting as the perfect antidote to the crazy ups and downs of the relationship jungle.” Blast it above.

The single “Wild Life” is out now on Dot Dash/Remote Control. Get it here.

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Client Liaison: “World Of Our Love”

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Tensnake: “Freundchen”

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August 30th, 2016
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After dropping his great “Desire” EP a few months ago, the mighty German producer Tensnake is already back, bringing us some serious heat. His latest offering, a three-tracker called “Freundchen”, finds him delivering a frenzied, sun-drenched package filled with dancefloor magic. Our favorite cut is the EPs title track, an irresistible disco number with an infectious bassline, filtered funky loops, and thumping rhythms. Summer is not over yet, right? Play it loud!

Tensnake’s “Freundchen” EP is out now via his own imprint, True Romance. Buy it here.

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Tensnake: “Desire”

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Låpsley: “Operator (DJ Koze Radio Edit)” Video

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August 29th, 2016
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DJ Koze’s great disco version of Låpsley’s “Operator” has been on repeat on our car stereo for a while now. The remix now has a video to go along with it, which was directed by Cherise Payne. Just perfect. The extended disco version of “Operator” is out now digitally on XL Recordings. Get it here.

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Roman Flügel: “9 Years” [DJ Koze Remix]

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Paradis: “Message Vocal” Mix

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August 29th, 2016
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With their debut album “Recto Verso” a little less than a month away, Parisian electro-pop duo Paradis have put together a special mix called “Message Vocal” for i-D. Let’s push back the end of the summer with this excellent mix full of songs in French. Enjoy the ride.

Tracklist:
François And The Atlas Mountains – Nights = Days
Il Etait Une Fois – Rien Qu’Un Ciel
Graziella Madrigal – New Delhi
Michel Polnareff – Petite Petite
Etienne Daho – Il Ne Dira Pas
Cristina – La Poupée Qui Fait Non
Telex – Moscow Diskow
Space – Carry On, Turn Me On
Flavien Berger – Saint-Donatien
Michel Berger – Le Monde Est Stone
Françoise Hardy – Première Rencontre
Jeanette – L’Amour Joue Au Violon
Mikado – Par Hasard
Syracuse – Vapeurs D’Équateur
Francis Lai – Number One
Visage – Devenir Gris
Angelillo & Hamel – Je Veux Te Dire Une Chanson
Miss Kittin – 3ème Sexe
Max Berlin – Elle Et Moi (Joakim Remix)
Première Classe – La Fille Qui Rit

Download the mix for free here.

Paradis’ debut “Recto Verso” LP drops on September 23.

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Flavien Berger: “Trésor [Paradis Shuffle Mix]

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Chaos In The CBD: “Invisible Spectrum” EP

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August 29th, 2016
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Peckham-based Kiwi duo Chaos In The CBD return to Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section International Imprint one year after their breakthrough EP “Midnight In Peckham”. Entitled “Invisible Spectrum”, the new three-tracker finds the brotherly duo of Ben and Louis Helliker-Hales delivering a sublime collection of jazz-infused house tracks that revel in the late-night soulful feel that Chaos in The CBD have been honing over the past two years. Get your fill of the duo’s new track “Observe Pt. 2” above, and drive slow.

Chaos In The CBD’s “Invisible Spectrum” EP drops on September 9th. Pre-order it here.

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KiNK: “The French Affair”

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August 29th, 2016
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Bulgarian producer Strahil Velchev, better known as KiNK, just dropped a free new EP that he recorded at the Red Bull Studios in Paris. Recorded in one week, the record includes three original tracks: the club-ready “The French Affair”, “Say The Word” (in both vocal and dub versions), and the jazz-tinged “Naive”, featuring vocals from his frequent collaborator Rachel Row. “I made a conscious decision to limit myself and to use only what I could find in the studio to compose and record…It was a very intense experience,” he says.

Download the EPs opening track “The French Affair” here, and grab the whole thing here.

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KiNK: “Pocket Piano”

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Midnight To Monaco: “One Way Ticket”

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August 29th, 2016
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Los Angeles-based duo Midnight To Monaco, consisting of vocalist Ricky Ducati and songwriter/producer Donnie Sloan, who has also worked with Empire Of The Sun, have returned with their superb new single “One Way Ticket”. The free-spirited cut, with its radiant vocals, offers a wistful snapshot of journeying through California, where Midnight to Monaco record most of their music. The track will appear on the pair’s upcoming debut EP on Future Classic.

“I originally wrote the music as an idea for Empire of the Sun, another group I work with, complete with acoustic guitars and synthesizers. But when Ricky sang on the track, it really came alive and perfectly lent itself to the 50’s and 60’s doo-wop sound we’re inspired by. So much so, that the final version features backing vocals from Matt Jardine, the son of original Beach Boy, Al Jardine. It’s an ode to Annie, the dream girl that never actually turns up, and perhaps only exists in your imagination,” says Donnie Sloan.

Get yourself a copy of “One Way Ticket” here, and, just in case you missed it, watch the video for their previous single “One In A Million” here.

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Abrão: “Por Ela”

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August 29th, 2016
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Brazilian-born Israel-based singer/songwriter/producer Abrão, former lead singer of the underground post-punk band “Kafka”, is notable for his frequent collaborations with Tel Aviv’s Red Axes, the duo of Dori Sadovnik and Niv Arzi. He’s now getting ready to drop his first self-titled solo EP, which was produced by Red Axes. The record features four songs that talk about his past, his future, love and hate, dirt and clean, they are sometimes happy and sometimes sad, but they are always different. Our first taste comes in the form of “Por Ela”, a beauty of a tune. Give it a spin above, and take a ride with this tropical magician.

Abrão’s debut EP will arrive on September 16 on Red Axes’ own imprint, Garzen Records.
Pre-order it here.

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Red Axes: “Sabor” (feat. Abrão)

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