Archive | October, 2008

SWEDISH NU-BALEARIC BEAT

30 Oct

 

I’m loving the return of Balearic beat (maybe Nu-Balearic now?) …. analogue drum machines, disco infused percussion beats, dreamy guitars, soft synth pads, gentle echo vocals – in short, “post-rave” bliss.  Whilst the genre was popularised in Ibiza (and surrounding Balearic Islands) during the mid 90s it seems to be the Swedish now leading the charge.
 
Air France is Henrik Joel from Göteborg, Sweden. Their latest album, No Way Down was recently voted best album of the week at Rough Trade in London – it’s got sort of an Avalanches feel to it.  Released under record labels S I C (UK) and E C (Japan).
 
 
Boat Club are a Balearic pop duo from Gothenburg, Sweden that consists of the members Andreas and Magnus.  They are under the label Luxxury.

BOAT CLUB – WARMER CLIMES

Fontan are another group from Göteborg Sweden consisting of Johan Melin and Jesper Jarold (who were previously part of Citylights). Released under a record label called Information.

FONTAN – EARLY MORNING

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PONI HOAX

29 Oct

Poni Hoax are a five piece indie / electro / rock / arty-farty post punk electronica (whatever you want to call it) from Paris, France under independent record label – Tigersushi. Dark synths, infectious bass lines, epic hooks and a touch of italo disco ….

PONI HOAX – BUDAPEST

PONI HOAX – ANTIBODIES (TO THE BONES EDIT)

MISSION CONTROL

28 Oct

Mission Control are a bunch of cool Melbourne kids who are signed to the ETCETC label (which is also home to pnau, the knife, datarock and mylo).

MISSION CONTROL – INTERSPACE

MISSION CONTROL – CHARIOTS of FIRE

28 Oct

If you’re in Australia (which I’m not) then DON’T MISS the upcoming NEVERLAND show which is being put on by the Modular gang who were previously responsible for touring Daft Punk in Australia. The lineup will include the whole Modular cast …. The Presets, Klaxons, Cut Copy, Hercules And Love Affair, Whitest Boy Alive, Ladyhawke, The Bumblebeez, Muscles, Van She, Tame Impala, The Bang Gang Deejays, AJAX, The Lost Valentinos, Mission Control, Temper Trap, Canyons, Toni Pepperoni, Andee Van Damage and Bag Raiders.  For those in the know – advanced tickets will be on sale 30 October … check the Modular site for more details. 

For the ex-pats in London there is a bit of NEVERLAND sweetness too – a small Modular crew with Fred Falke, Aeroplane and Lifelike – 15 November – check the Modular site for more details.

HOLY GHOST!

27 Oct

Holy Ghost! are two coolies from Brooklyn, NY – Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser – who you may also know from The Juan Maclean. They are currently signed to DFA (who are also responsible for LCD Soundsystem amongst others). The duo are absolutely tearing it up at the moment with their disco remixes of Moby, Cut Copy and MGMT.

 IN FLAGRANTI – BUSINESS ACUMEN (HOLY GHOST! DUB)

PANTHERS – GOBLIN CITY (HOLY GHOST! COVER)

BUFI – HOMELESS HERO

24 Oct

Bufi (pronounced “boofee”)is tearing up the indie dance / electro-pop scene at the moment.  Based in Mexico City, he has his own label called Le Touch Records and runs a blog by the same name, “Le Touch”.

BUFI – HOMELESS HERO

CUT COPY

24 Oct

 

Cut Copy need no introduction – everything they touch turns to gold ….

CSS – MOVE (CUT COPY REMIX)

CUT COPY – SO HAUNTED