Listen to the superb italodisco remix by Johan Agebjörn & Le Prix of Brooklyn band Lindbergh Palace’s “Days Don’t Fade” (the original version was taken from their 2010 self-titled EP). The band has also just released a new EP titled Rollerskater and for the price of an email, you can download the title track from it.
Louisa Rose Allen, better known as Foxes, is a 22 year old chick from Southhampton. After moving to London to study music and finding out that the studying part wasn’t for her, she decided to get her hands dirty and put out her first EP Youth via Neon Gold Records. With the single “Youth” and B-side “Home,” it wasn’t long before the resplendent synths, industrial percussions and soaring vocals gained over a million combined Soundcloud and YouTube plays; she quickly became the new It Girl. The expected follow-up EP, Warrior, will be released on June 25th, but you can already watch the video for “White Coats,” directed by Flora Hanitijo, below.
Make sure you also listen to “Youth” and “Home.”
Juvelen is a one man band from Stockholm, consisting of Jonas Pettersson. Pettersson was previously a member of the indie pop band Pine Forest Crunch as well as synth pop band Kamera. He’s gone solo now and may we interject and tell you that he’s awesome? With his gentle yet seductive Prince-like voice and soul dance beats, Juvelen has been making everyone dance, gaining major airplay in huge summer festivals around Sweden, partially thanks to his latest song “For Only U” (which is available via Hybris). If you like kittens (who doesn’t?), you should watch the Michael Szymczak-directed video! Warning: maximum kitten happiness and cuteness.
It’d be such a sin for us not to mention our new hipster guilty pleasure. We are of course talking about flavour of the moment Kitty Pryde! The 15 year old rapping princess gained some Tumblr fame rapping about Justin Bieber, being a pimp, being a stalker and snorting pills. And who would’ve thought that all of those things combined would just work? Her video for “Okay Cupid” (by the way, she’s giving the track away for free here) was unleashed last week and we wouldn’t mind (and actually secretly hoping) hearing some more of her swag rap in the near future. Bryan McKay and Shannen Ortale directed the clip.
The wait is finally over! “Kings & Queens” is the latest single to come out from Stockholm synthpop quintet Urban Cone. The single comes from their fantastic new EP Our Youth pt. 2, which is is out on Universal Sweden, and it doesn’t disappoint. The track features handclaps and sharp synthesizer sounds against Rasmus Flyckt and Emil Gustafsson’s soft, wispy and catchy vocals. Watch the video, directed by Niclas Larsson and Olof Lindh below.
MØ is the new face in the Copenhagen electronica scene. And aren’t we glad she has just entered our musical universe? Visual artist and now singer Karen Marie Ørsted has finally released her first solo single “Maiden” which was co-written and produced by Ronni Vandalh, her former bandmate in Ivory & Gold. The catchy guitar hooks and the hip hop drum beats influence will definitely make you pull some moves. Some head-shaking moves maybe? Anne Sofie Skaaring directed the video and you can watch it below.
Simian Mobile Disco’s new album Unpatterns came out a couple of days ago and the band have made it availalble for streaming on their Soundcloud and we’ve embedded below for you. They’ve also just shared the video for “Pareidolia,” which was directed by Kate Moross and Hans Lo. Watch it below the album stream.
German electro duo Digitalism are next in line for the DJ-Kicks series, due out on June 24th on !K7, and not a moment too soon! But you don’t have to wait ‘til then to get a taste of it. K7’s Soundcloud has started streaming the new Digitalism track, which is featured on the mix, just a few hours ago. Even better: you can download the track for the price of an email here.
Melbournian synthpop band Clubfeet are releasing a split single, the band’s first offering since their 2010 debut album Gold on Gold. The 7” vinyl for “City of Light/This Time” is being released through Too Pure Singles Club (a subdivision of Beggars Group). A new album is expected mid/late 2012; we’ll obviously keep you posted.
The KDMS (that’s British disco diva Kathy Diamond with Polish producer Max Skiba) have just released their debut album Kinky Dramas and Magic Stories via our favourite German electronic label Gomma. If you’ve listened to their single “Tonight,” released about a year ago, you’d understand why we are delighted about the album finally coming out. Gomma has decided to share excerpts of all the tracks from the album to get you addicted.
Bonus: here’s the video for their latest single “Wonderman.”
The Parisian duo of Amélie and Quarles, known as Jupiter, will be releasing their long-awaited debut album, titled Juicy Lucy, via Grand Blanc on June 4th. To give us a taste of it, they’ve made a minimix of all the 11 tracks on their album. You can download it here or just stream it below.
Swedish electro house duo Dada Life’s “Kick Out the Epic Motherfucker” has been floating around the web for a little while now, and they’ve even released a video for it last December, but they’ve decided to release a new version for it. The result is, excuse the pun, pretty smashing.
Italian-born/Los Angeles resident Rocco Rampino, aka Congorock, has just recently unveiled the video for his latest single “Ivory.” The video was directed by AG Rojas. The EP, which is availble via Ultra Records, also includes remixes by NT89, The Bloody Beetroots and Laidback Luke. We’ve embedded it underneath the video for your aural pleasures (we suggest you start with The Bloody Beetroots remix).
Watch the ultra-cute video for London duo Delta Heavy’s “Get By.” The track is taken from the Down the Rabbit Hole EP, which gets released on the 28th May via RAM Records (but you can already stream it underneath the embedded video). The video was directed, produced and animated by Ian Robertson.