Cyclist & Maiko: “Shine” Video

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September 2nd, 2014
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Last summer, we premiered Toronto’s producer/DJ Mark Penner, aka Cyclist, delicious funky tune “Shine”, featuring the soulful vocals from fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Maiko Watson. Now, the track has received a flashy video treatment, directed by Adam Goldhammer. Turn the lights off and and get ready to groove. As a bonus, you can grab a free download of Anoraak’s tasty new remix of “Shine” below.

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Jessie Ware: “Want Your Feeling”

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September 2nd, 2014
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British soul singer Jessie Ware has shared “Want Your Feeling”, her collaboration with Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes, another song from her forthcoming sophomore album, “Tough Love”. “Want Your Feeling”, which was produced by James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco, is a superb tune that has a serious sultry disco feel to it. Give it a spin or two above, and watch Jessie Ware perform “Want Your Feeling” live at the Barbican in London, below.

“Tough Love”, the follow-up to Ware’s 2012 breakthrough “Devotion”, will arrive on October 6 in the UK and October 21 in North America through PMR/Island. Pre-order here.

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Mickey: “Holding Hands”

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September 2nd, 2014
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Brussels-based DJ/producer Mickey has returned with yet another beauty of a tune “Holding Hands” that has been on repeat on our car stereo for the last few weeks. With its infectious bassline, smooth vibe, and sultry vocal sample, this deep house groover is about as good as it gets. “Holding Hands” appears on the ninth installment of the “Black Jukebox” series from Berlin-based DJ/producer and Exploited Records boss Shir Khan. The release also includes Mickey’s “LA Anyway” and new tracks from Parisian producer The Mekanism and Philadelphia’s Matpat.

Mickey’s new two-track effort, “Holding Hands” and “LA Anyway”, on Exploited Records follows his previous releases for the label, the much-played house jams “Walk Away” and “Sweet Baby”. Buy your copy here.

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Octave Minds: “Anthem”

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September 2nd, 2014
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A few days ago, Boys Noize and Chilly Gonzales have unveiled the third track from their new collaborative album under the moniker Octave Minds. Let’s take a heavenly ride with “Anthem”, one of our favorite tracks from their forthcoming LP. It’s a “banger with French horn, somewhat like ‘Knight Moves’ in a major key,” Gonzales says, describing the track. Give the radio edit of “Anthem” a spin above, and make sure to check out the clip for “Symmetry Slice”, the first in a series of videos directed by Berlin-based filmmaker Rolf Bremer, below. The pair’s self-titled album of new-age-electronic-romance will land on September 15th via Alex Ridha’s own label, Boysnoize Records. Pre-order your copy here.

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George Maple: “Talk Talk”

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September 1st, 2014
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Having already impressed with last year’s splendid singles “Uphill” and “Fixed”, not to mention her collaborations with Flume, Flight Facilities and Snakehips, Australia-born, London-based singer-songwriter George Maple is now getting ready to drop her new EP called “Vacant Space”, her debut release for the mighty Future Classic, on October 3. Here’s the EPs infectious lead single “Talk Talk”, which finds the supremely talented songstress delivering one of her best tracks to date. The track was produced by none other than Flume. Give it a few spins above.

The five-track “Vacant Space” EP also includes her previous tracks “Gripp”, a collaboration with New York rapper Kilo Kish and London producer Kwes, and “Began To Say”, featuring vocals from Slime. You can pre-order the EP here.

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Julio Bashmore: “Simple Love” (feat. J’Danna)

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September 1st, 2014
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Bristol house don Julio Bashmore makes a welcome return with his brand-new single “Simple Love”, an effortlessly smooth tune featuring vocals from J’Danna. What’s not to love? This track will appear on Bashore’s forthcoming debut album, which is expected to arrive in February 2015 via his own Broadwalk Records label.

The “Simple Love” single will drop digitally on September 29th.

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The 2 Bears: “Get Out”

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August 29th, 2014
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London-based duo The 2 Bears, aka Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raphael ‘Raf Daddy’ Rundell return to our pages with another taster of their forthcoming new album, “The Night Is Young”, which will arrive on October 13th via Southern Fried Records. Here’s the album’s opening track, “Get Out”, for your listening pleasure. And just in case you missed it, make sure to check out the duo’s previous single, the piano-led house jam “Angel (Touch Me)”, below.

You can pre-order the album “The Night Is Young” here.

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The Svens: “Odéon”

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August 28th, 2014
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Hailing from Strasbourg, France, The Svens is a two-piece DJ/production outfit who has been making playful dancefloor tunes for a while now. Freshly signed to the always on-point Greco-Roman label, The Svens are now ready to drop their debut single “Odéon”, and it’s a winner. Filled with some serious house grooves, lush melodies and a sultry vocal sample, “Odéon” oozes good vibes in all directions. Bass for love.

The Svens’ three-track EP “Odéon”, which also includes a brand-new track called “Foolish” and a remix of the title tack by Canadian producer Hrdvsion, will drop on September 1st via Greco-Roman. Pre-order here.

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Ghost Culture: “Arms” Video

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August 28th, 2014
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London-based producer Ghost Culture, known to his friends and family as James Greenwood, has returned to Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound imprint with his third single “Arms”, which follows his perfectly crafted acid-tinged tunes “Mouth” and “Giudecca”. Here’s the trippy, animated video for the track, a “tale of confusion and yearning seen from a ‘word’s’ perspective.” Peep the clip above, and make sure to check out the single’s b-side cut “Understand”, featuring Kelly Lee Owens on vocals. The “Arms” single, along with the forthcoming debut LP released sometime later this year, was co-produced and mixed with Erol Alkan. Pick up your 12” here.

Directed and animated by John Christian Ferner Apalnes.

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Kamp!: “Baltimore”

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August 28th, 2014
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This week saw Polish electro-pop trio Kamp! drop their new “Baltimore” EP via Cascine. It’s a fine collection of three new-wave-y,’80s-inspired tracks that showcases a darker side of Kamp!’s sound. We’ve already heard “Early Days”, and now we’re treated to a stream of the record’s title track, an infectious and danceable late-night synth jam. We can always count on Kamp! to bring us great stuff!

Kamp!’s “Baltimore” EP is out now on Cascine. Get it here.

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