It takes a special kind of skill to make electronic music that deserves to be blasted through speakers, headphones, car stereos, and more; SLDGHMR seems to have accomplished that feat with their latest: the Reset EP.
A French electro/techno duo out of Miami, Florida includes members Corey Siegel and Antonio Torres. Within one year they have already become a major force with such accomplishments as a top 5 remix on Hype Machine (for Bloc Party), a top 5 original song “I Just Want You To Know” and shows with Steve Aoki, Crookers, Brodinski and M Machine.
Starting with the title track, a massive techno-driven jaunt with commanding vocals and a post TRON vibe, the Reset EP traverses over six tracks that effectively deliver a dark yet danceable sound. “I Just Want You To Know” continues along the techno route, with slamming kick drums and vocals with the help of You Love Her Cos She’s Dead. Pitched down vocals on “Welcome To The Technodome” are a tongue-in-cheek ode to techno and, upon more careful examination, outside genres as well. “BAOM” is perhaps the darkest of the release, channeling the dark French techno wave with carefully placed stabs and staccatos.
SLDGHMR & You Love Her Coz Shes Dead – I Just Want You To Know | DOWNLOAD
Download Classixx’s summer anthem “All You’re Waiting For”. The bouncy tune featuring Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem is free via iTunes Single of the Week. Their debut album Hanging Gardens is out now!
Classixx Feat. Nancy Whang – All You’re Waiting For | DOWNLOAD
New York City-based act MS MR have filmed an official video for “Hurricane,” the 1st single off of their upcoming debut release Secondhand Rapture out May 14th. Filmed in Southern California by writer/director Luke Gilford, the video is a bewitching glimpse into otherworldly experiences of suburban youth. Watch the video after the jump.
Download a remix of “Hurricane” by Glasgow synth-pop trio CHVRCHES below. The re-mix is pretty 80’s-ish Kinda sounds like it belongs in the Pretty in Pink soundtrack.
Picture Book are brothers Dario Darnell and Lorne Ashley, born in New York City and raised in Manchester, UK. Dario and Lorne have inherited a love of song writing and performing from their father August Darnell, lead singer and band leader of the legendary Kid Creole & The Coconuts.
Dario and Lorne have spent the last three years based in Liverpool, where they attended University whilst writing, recording and performing, often contributing their skills to other artists work. whilst creating a musical agenda for their artist project, Picture Book. In creating their own unique style of electronic dance music, they perform multiple instruments in their live show, often simultaneously, to create exciting and memorable live performances.
Picture Book will release their first commercial EP ‘At Last’ in January 2012. The four track EP was co-written and recorded with Grammy nominated vocalist Greta Svabo Bech, who featured on Deadmau5’s ‘Raise Your Weapon’. The EP demonstrates the breadth of songwriting skills, from the uptempo and immediate Sunshine, to the more reflective Terminally in Love.
The lead single, ‘Sunshine’, was produced by Picture Book, with additional production and mixing by super hot French DJ & producer ‘Hugo Leclercq. Second track ‘Jealousy’ was co-produced and mixed with Dan Grech, who produced The Vaccines 2011 breakthrough album. The third track, Terminally In Love, and final track, Surrender, were produced and mixed by Picture Book.
‘At Last’ will be closely followed by a remix package in February 2012.
Picture Book – Sunshine (Justin Faust Remix) | Download