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New Pop House Anthem "Never Say Never" from Basement Jaxx

New Pop House Anthem “Never Say Never” from Basement Jaxx

A catchy new jam from Basement Jaxx comes complete with a topical video referencing twerking, of all things. The LA Times had this to say about the video: A ridiculously funky, bawdy and funny sendup of a promotional film for a robotics company, the clip for “Never Say Never” depicts engineers working to resurrect the...
Heritage 5 - Deep House Mix From Andy Caldwell

Heritage 5 – Deep House Mix From Andy Caldwell

Heritage 5 is Andy Caldwell’s soundtrack for the World Cup. It’s a deep house mix featuring some bangers such as Sasha’s remix of “Hey Now” by London Grammar. 1. Hold The Line Andy Caldwell feat. Lisa Shaw 2. Melody Like A Drum (Wild Culture Mix) Andy Caldwell vs. Lisa Donnelly 4:14 3. Walking With Elephants...
Summery Scottish House from Discopolis - Summer Nightmares

Summery Scottish House from Discopolis – Summer Nightmares

So this brilliant gem of wistful,summery house music comes from the Scottish outfit Discopolis.  I discovered this track thanks to it being featured in a scene from the BBC3 TV show “Lip Service”, and I’ve had it on repeat ever since. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWLHhyUmnY0 BUY AT iTUNES: A couple more tracks for your enjoyment….Let me know how...
Kimbra - Settle Down (Feature Cuts Remix)

Kimbra – Settle Down (Feature Cuts Remix)

Maybe y’all already knew this, but this Kimbra chick is apparently kinda hot sh*t at the moment. All of a sudden I keep hearing about her, and just bought her album Vows on Emusic. I had anticipated it being much more indie-kid, but in reality it has a nice quirky soulfulness to it. Adding to...
Mr Fogg - A Little Letting Go (Maribou State Remix) - Downtempo Electronic

Mr Fogg – A Little Letting Go (Maribou State Remix) – Downtempo Electronic

This is a really nice remix by Maribou State, of a new song from Mr. Fogg. After checking out more of each artist’s music on SoundCloud, I have to say I think this collaboration highlights the best in both. The official blurb about the forthcoming release: Mr Fogg provides a second taste of what is...
New Paul Pre Mix For Laid Back Radio

New Paul Pre Mix For Laid Back Radio

German DJ Paul Pre, one of my favorites, has a new mix he did for Laid Back Radio in Belgium, featuring “chilled beat music”. As usual he comes correct with a selection of soulful, futuristic beats featuring AFTA-1, fLako and more (full tracklist below). Paul Pre for LDBK by Laid Back on Mixcloud Tracklist: 01....
New From Stereo MCs - Manner (Download)

New From Stereo MCs – Manner (Download)

The Stereo MCs are back! They have a new album, Emperor’s Nightingale out on August 30th. “Manner” is the first, and pretty impressive single to be released from it, and as you’ll hear below, still features a strong hip-hop meets electro vibe. They sort of remind me of Daft Punk or maybe even Basement Jaxx...
Saturn Never Sleeps - Yesterday's Machine

Saturn Never Sleeps – Yesterday’s Machine

Yesterday’s Machine is the debut release from King Britt’s Saturn Never Sleeps project, his collaboration with singer/artist Rucyl. The blurb from the label describes it as well as I could: Their debut album, Yesterday’s Machine, combines an experimental create-in-the-moment vibe with inspirational lyrics and vocal sonics that range from Sade tones to Flora Purim’s ethereal...