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Jamie Woon – Spiral

In the Sub-bass playground that is currently South London, two young vocalists compete for dominance. You are almost certainly familiar with James Blake, whose post-dubstep sound has garnered huge popularity, despite it’s complete lack of similarity to anything from the mainstream. An interesting development is the recent re-emergence of his fellow Londoner, Jamie Woon, who makes what I would consider a more palatable version of the same thing – half way between the charts and post-dubstep. With production from the likes of the legendary Burial, bass is inevitably heavy. But here’s where he differs from Blake – instead of some slow jams, some samples, Woon is all about the vocals. And what vocals they are – his voice drags the listener into a eery, film noir world, as it bounces off the swirling bass below. Although his work is pretty limited so far, there is more to look forward to with the April release of Mirrorwriting, his debut.

Jamie Woon – Spiral

’Jamie Woon – Spiral’
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[Acoustic] Dry The River – History Book

I was quite taken aback when I first played History Book, by Dry The River.. it’s not exactly my normal choice listening.. It started off, fairly folky, and truth be told I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it… But quitters never win, as the old adage goes, so I stuck with it for a little while – and what a rewarding decision it was! This is a dainty, delicate song, and after a while I actually felt myself humming along! Highly recommended – folky or not.

Dry The River – History Book

’Dry The River – History Book’

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The Phantom’s Revenge – Charlie

If there’s a tried and tested formula for making a decent electronic song, it’s to go get an eighties sample, filter it a bit, hit a few repeats in there and then call it new. That’s exactly what the Phantom’s Revenge has done with his track, Charlie, and what do you know? It works a treat. Now, information’s not exactly easy to find on this guy, but I’m going to hedge my bets and tell you he’s probably French. Electro this good is rarely produced by anyone other than the French, with the noticeable exception of I Think I Like It by Fake Blood, which goes hand in hand with this track – check it out at the bottom. I’m not sure what else I can say really, except for the best quality of this song – it works everywhere – I mean you can be sat on the couch at home, or in a club with another Charlie entirely…

Want more from the Phantom’s Revenge? While creeping his myspace we found mediafire links to all his original songs, some of his remixes and bonus tracks.

The Phantom’s Revenge – Charlie


Fake Blood – I Think I Like It (Original Mix)

’02 I Think I Like It (Original Mix).mp3′
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[MP3/Video] Warpaint – Undertow + Blackbird Blackbird Remix

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2010 has seen the breakthrough of countless one-word name bands. To me, it seems they’ve all been slightly hyped by NME, iTunes etc but have very little to show for it. I’ve ignored them if I’m honest. However, I think with Los Angelians Warpaint, there may be a pearl in the sea of one-word pretenders. They’ve just released their debut album, the Fool, and the second track on it is the eponymous Warpaint. It starts of sinister and soaring, and could be the start to something by the likes of Bon Jovi. However as soon as soon as Emily Kokal starts singing, it’s the xx that are brought to mind, and Warpaint have actually supported them on tour. Now I don’t want to label Warpaint as the next xx, because quite simply they aren’t – their style is more upbeat and far less minimalistic, but it’s certainly from the same foundations, just with their own unique take on it – and it’s a take that you can expect to hear a lot of in the coming years.

Warpaint – Undertow

’Warpaint – Undertow’

Leave it to the electronic dreampop melodies of Blackbird Blackbird to make this song even more surreal in their recently released remix:

Warpaint – Undertow (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)

’Undertow (Blackbird Blackbird Remix).mp3′

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