The Dustbowl Revival is a California roots orchestra out of Los Angeles that is really making some noise. In 2013, LA WEEKLY considered this folky ensemble to be the best live band in Los Angeles. Their album, “With a Lampshade On”, was released in July of 2015 and features all the excitement that you can catch at their live shows. The songs on the album range from blues, bluegrass, to hot New Orleans swing and soulful spirituals that really resonate with Americana-Folk fans.
GIRL DON’T FIGHT is Ari Afsar (vocals, tambo, synth), Russell Angelico (vocals, drum pad), Taylor Fugit (vocals, guitar, 12-step) and hailing from Los Angeles, California.
GDF is a band of 3 voices. They have been singing together for over 8 years, starting at UCLA, and now set free. The trio has grouped together electronic, acoustic, soulful and anthemic textures using harmonies, guitar, percussion, and synths, bringing fans of all backgrounds and tastes together.
Originally released in the latter half of last year, Chasing Kurt’s ‘From The Inside’ quickly became regarded as one of the most anthemic house tracks of the 2013. The track combines soulful piano chords with an overwhelmingly powerful and emotive vocal; an innovative modern deep house classic which possesses genuine originality. Made up of Pascal Blanché, Wojtek Kutschke and vocalist Lukas Polocze, the Polish house group re-release alongside remixes from some of world’s most credible producers.
First up to remix Chasing Kurt’s vocal anthem is legendary German artist Henrik Schwarz who has a knack for making every one of his productions as exciting as the next. His rendition of ‘From The Inside’ is certainly no anomaly.
Konstantin Sibold’s mix is a completely different reworking altogether, as he uses denser kick drums and haunting claps as the bed for reverberating vocals and a bouncy hook.
Hamburg producer Lovebirds provides a classic house twist on the original with his Forte Piano Mix; a remix that combines gentle bongo percussion and soulful piano chords resulting in a funkier and more upbeat cut.
Tying up the release is an energetic remix from Copyright who make use of busy percussion and a catchy lead hook to forge a track capable of setting fire to any dancefloor
Self produced and mixed by Emre Ramazanoglu (Warpaint, Palma Violets, Summer Camp) ‘Speak’ shows off a fresh side to the band with it’s hypnotic driving loop and clattering rhythms underpinning their more familiar group harmonies and evocative lyrics.
Written in a remote cottage in Wales and recorded in a living room home studio by David Pye (Wild Beasts, Faithless), ‘Speak’ is about being closed off and seeking isolation, about crawling into yourself to avoid confrontation. The lyrics teeter on the edge of a confession, but despite the build up, the ‘thing’ that so desperately needs to be communicated never is.
IS TROPICAL have been busy learning some important musical lessons: namely, that 100mph craziness isn’t necessarily all you need to make a record. ‘I’m Leaving’ marks itself out as a distinct progression from its predecessor. Produced by seasoned pro and friend of the band Luke Smith (Depeche Mode, Foals), ‘Dancing Anymore’ features a duet between Gary and his girlfriend – one of many tracks on the record that, again for the first time, feature a female vocal (the rest are provided by Crystal Fighters’ singer Ellie Fletcher).
ISTROPICAL – Dancing Anymore (Spectral Park Remix) | DOWNLOAD
Back in April, IS TROPICAL decided they wanted to be one of the first bands to play in Mongolia. They headed over there and took NOISEY with them to report on their amazing trip. Here is the first part of the documentary which resulted from it. Watch that and stream their new album after the jump…
Miam Lxed discovered that…” by shifting the pitch to Get Lucky, the track sounds a lot like Michael Jackson. The “He-hee’s”, “Woo’s” , “shamonas” and other MJ sounds developed on their own when the track was sped up”
All I know is the Michael Jackson would have killed this track :'(
March 31, 2014 — New York, NY — On May 13, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album. For the ultimate fan experience, XSCAPE will also be available in a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form. The XSCAPE standard and Deluxe Editions are available for pre-order beginning April 1 on iTunes.com/MichaelJackson and elsewhere, and available at all retailers worldwide on May 13.