With Lorde‘s “Royals” rapidly rising up the charts, it seems like a better time than ever to be a part of her “Team.” Deciding to capitalize on her success, the young songstress felt particularly inspired to unleash her brand new single late last night. “Team” is a bouncy, infectious tune that follows in the same vein as its popular predecessor. With its rattling drums and glimmering synths, it won’t take very long for this one to get stuck in your head. I’ll let Lorde handle the rest of the description herself though:
i am in paris as i release this. every street we drive down makes my eyes pop with the most incredible things carved in stone, and gilded on pillars, and wrought with metal; the heroes and heroines of this city aren’t so hard to find. this song’s are a little more mismatched, less classic courtesans on their pedestals, but nonetheless brilliant. this song is kinda of that world, and at the same time, very much of this one. enjoy.
“Team” is currently available for purchase on iTunes
(strictly in Australia for now).
Black Out Days
Our last Phantogram sighting came in the form of an appearance on Big Boi‘s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, but now it seems like the duo are primed to finally release their second full-length album later this year. The New York based group are ready to start things off in a big way with “Black Out Days,” an addicting indie pop number that’s instantly ear-catching with its sweeping percussion and fleeting vocals. There’s no details yet on the status of the album (all we really have to go off of is this), but we’re hoping to learn more soon. In the interval, we’ll keep this little ditty endlessly on repeat.
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. We recently spoke with the Rolling Stone #1 Club in North America just last weekend, and you know what they said about you? That they love you guys, and they love the energy the ninjas bring to the crowd.
So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
- Get in line up front door before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier
Boom. That’s it, ninjas! The only stipulations to this deal is that you have to be 21 and older, and you have to be there by 11pm.
Who’s going to be lighting the decks up this week? Peep the killer talent below.
3LAU - September 12th
3LAU, Paris & Simo feat. Bright Lights
Escape (Original Mix)
Pegboard Nerds - September 13th
Jeff Mills - September 14th
Jeff Mills Live @ Crime Festival, Casablanca, Italy
Here Comes The Rain
Bordering between Indie Rock and experimental bedroom sensibilities, Malpas delivers an excruciatingly colorful palette of bright, at times elusive, melodies well surrounded by the soothing vocals of songwriter Ali M Forbes. Originally from Birmingham, the duo also brings forward the talented and meticulous production of Andy Savours, known for his involvement with major indie artists including The Horrors, Sigur Ros and My Bloody Valentine.
The inherently organic sounds from the debut EP ‘Promise’ seem progressive in nature, perhaps mirroring a cohesive grassroots movement that from its foundation of loops of layered acoustic instruments quickly build from the bottom up, only strengthening over the course of each rhythmic bar. The production clearly showcases Andy Savours’ confidence and sonic maturity while still maintaining an emotional honesty that pairs beautiful with the comfortable and welcoming vocals of Ali. It is quite clear in songs like ‘Here Comes The Rain’ of the active collaboration between the two and their respective roles – an exciting marriage that leads us to want more.
‘Promise’ EP, which is to be expected September 23rd via Killing Moon feels like one continues story, separated by four distinctively unique chapters that tell a tale through a mixture of intimate folk songs and ambient electronica.
London born singer/songwriter Joel Compass has a set of golden pipes on him that no one can deny. His impressive combination of undeniable talent and overwhelming commercial appeal will have ladies fawning left and right. Admittedly so, we’ll be right along side those ladies, especially after hearing his newly released EP, “Astronaut.”
The title track on this EP, which we’re featuring today, is a delectable electronically based RnB tune that accentuates Joel’s gorgeous falsetto capabilities. It’s deliciously bass heavy, making for a perfect track to indulge in all night long. Aside from the sultry stunner that is the original, we also have a few choice remixes for you as well.
Most recently (12 days ago), Henry Krinkle dialed “Astronaut” back a few notches to create an even more seductive version of the original. The pleasantly painful drawn out build provides adequate anticipation for the drop of low hitting bass tones and heavily treated samples from Compass,
Our other favorite in the bunch is Gorgon City’s lounge style house interpretation that features an added melody progression, and playful bass line that would be perfectly suited for a dance floor or the runway.
Astronaut (Gorgon City Remix)
Astronaut (Henry Krinkle Remix)