You might not have heard of Bright Moments yet, but I can almost guarantee that you have heard them before. The sole member of the band, a musical genius known as Kelly Pratt, has been making a name for himself among the giants of the indie scene for years. From playing trumpet in Beirut to playing flute/various horns on Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible, Pratt has surrounded himself with the right people for the job- both in terms of promotion and creativity.
The band’s new single “Tourists” is an electric adventure full of spectacular horn work and catchy melodies that follows up on some ideas that Pratt’s previous band, Team B, set in motion. Check it out below.
Bright Moments – Tourists
Bright Moments’ debut album, Natives, was recorded in Pratt’s own home studio during the winter of 2010 and is to be released on Luaka Bop 2/21/12.
Three of Europe’s best producers have teamed up to bring you a new club anthem aptly titled “Trilogy”. With a smooth blending of Laidback Luke‘s bouncy house beats, Arno Cost‘s disco funk stylings and Norman Doray‘s eclectic vocal musing, this track has everything a packed discotheque needs. Due to their respective busy touring schedules we may not see a Swedish House Mafia style three man power house team anytime soon but it is always exciting to hear the way senior club veterans bounce ideas off each other in audio form. Based on their schedule of releases its fair to guess that none of these artists plan on slowing down anytime soon either. Look out for more on Mixmash Records in the future and support house music if you can – its a cause that always gives back on the dance floor.
Laidback Luke, Arno Cost & Norman Doray – Trilogy (Original Mix)
Laidback Luke, Arno Cost and Norman Doray
With a highly successful string of remixes under their belt, original tracks that are constantly breaking the top 10 Beatport charts, a fresh new label (Hysteria) and a jet setting tour schedule, the Netherlands-based house duo Bingo Players have firmly arrived on the international stage. These guys make the kind of big room house that always gets crowd pumped up and their latest single “L’Amour” is no exception. Bringing to mind elements of Daft Punk, David Guetta and Afrojack this new release is sure to keep dance floors and festival grounds moving with its driving rhythms and robot rave sound.
Bingo Players – L’Amour (Original Mix)
506 seconds of classic Deadmau5 for you here with his new track ‘Get In The October Cart, Pig‘. The Canadian is one of the biggest DJ’s & Producers on the planet and has corporates like Nokia reportedly dropping close to $1million just to have him play their 4d building projection event in London [YouTube link]… allthough – not many people are going to turn that down!
This latest track is my favourite of the mouses’ styles – the long builds, progressive beats and creative hooks leave you wanting more and more and hopefully – if his SoundCloud page keeps updating as frequently as it has done this week – it’s gonna keep on flowing!
Deadmau5 – get in the october cart, pig.
get in the october cart, pig.
Steph Brown, AKA LIPS, has had her gorgeous soft electro track ‘Everything To Me’ remixed by countless producers (check this one out here). This latest, by Bronze Whale, is a gloriously light reworking that makes ‘Everything To Me’ even more of a pleasure to have as an earworm. One for the inevitable day of relaxing after a wild night out, let this take on LIPS’ finest help you chill.
To support the release of Vacation Remixes on February 28th, Friends of Friends Music has released Nicolas Jaar‘s edit of Shlohmo‘s “Rained The Whole Time.” The track is a moody and emotional illustration of how much one song can move by simple changes in the beat. For the first half of the track the guitar is playing two chords back and forth… but it never feels stagnant or boring. When it drops, Jaar’s intuition and krautrock influences take hold and the song really moves as the layers and textures take over and turn the track into something undeniably big. Stream Jaar’s remix of “Rained The Whole Time” below:
Charli XCX is the UK’s latest pop princess, and her fierce image is more than matched by her instant dance-along hits. Like its predecessor ‘Valentine’, ‘I’ll Never Know’ is another monster track, but this time Charli goes with a tropical beat to accompany her fresh vocals. A surefire hit-in-the-making, ‘I’ll Never Know’ has the potential to be a Number 1 single for this bright young thing. Look out for Charli XCX when she performs at SXSW in March.
Charli XCX – I’ll Never Know