If you’ve been searching for the latest in gorgeous indie-pop, then look no further. Minus The Tiger are a group from the Netherlands, and as their track ‘Animals’ shows, they really are something special. Combining gentle guitars and electronics creates a delicate background for Anne Broekman’s feather-light vocals to shine through. One for the Lykke Li and jj fans out there, Minus The Tiger’s self-titled debut album is out now.
Welsh singer-songwriter Marina and the Diamonds is getting ready to release her upcoming second studio album ‘Electra Heart’ on April 30th. Just two weeks ago she released her first single ‘Primadonna’ to which dj/producer Mr. Larsson has carefully manipulated, shaping up a harmonious pop-friendly electro track that takes advantage of Marina’s beautiful voice. With ever evolving richly filtered basslines and vocal loops, Mr. Larsson gives justice to the original while in the process, making the song his own. You can check more songs from Mr. Larsson on his soundcloud.
Primadonna (Mr. Larsson Remix) (1).mp3
Ready to go play in the water? Get happy drunk in the afternoon? Yeah that is what Spring is all about right… and now, here’s your soundtrack. BIG FRILLS, NO FILLER
NO_ID & Martin Volt – Zelda (Original Mix)
Nari Milani – Atom
Congorock – Agarta
Alvaro & The Partysquad – Wataah
Deborah Cox – If it Wasnt For Love (Promise Land) (Dada No Vocal Edit)
Laidback Luke & Arno Cost & Norman Doray – Trilogy (Swanky Tunes Remix)
Beltek – Party Voice
Zedd – Shotgun
Porter Robinson – Language
NAPT & Peo De Pitte – Gonna Be Mine (Far Too Loud Remix)
Fast Foot – Cows To The Slaughter (Lazy Rich Remix)
Starkillers And Dmitry Ko – Light It Up (Michael Woods Re-edit)
Spencer & Hill feat. Giovanni Tha King – Miami Girlz (LAZRtag Remix)
Madonna – Girl Gone Wild (Dada Life Remix)
Two already infectious classics have been combined in a match made in melodic heaven to produce the perfect track as you try to wake up this Monday morning. This powerful union is both blessed and brought to us by Ugly Kids who are set to release their first EP coming on TUFFEM UP! records this year (2012).
The new single “Mercy” from Kanye West’s upcoming G.O.O.D. LP released sometime last week and we are already receiving a ton of remixes of the track. However, no other current remix really accentuates the original as this slow and gritty dubstep version from Kansas City Dj/producing duo Barbaric Merits . A simplistic approach to dubstep emphasizing in deep bass lines and letting vocals carry the track through. Enjoy.
Mercy ft Big Sean Pusha T 2 Chainz (Barbaric Merits Remix).mp3
Swedish boy/girl duo jj are set to release ‘n°4′ on May 7, much to the delight of many. One of the record’s highlights is ‘Beautiful Life’, a swirling collection of dreamy synths and hazy vocals. It’s a serene track which meanders slowly, allowing the blissed-out sounds to wash over and transport you to an island of calm. Well worth the wait, ‘n°4′ is out on Secretly Canandian.
Y La Bamba are another band to emerge from Portland, OR’s thriving scene, with more promise than most. Centred around frontwoman Luezelena Mendoza’s incredible soaring and soulful vocals, Y La Bamba make Latin-influenced folk music with a heart. ‘Squawk’ is a stand-out track from their record ‘Court The Storm’, and features infectious acoustic guitar and Mendoza’s Florence Welch-esque vocals. If you like your folk dramatic and a little unusual, then check out ‘Court The Storm’, available on Tender Loving Empire.