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Miami Horror – “The Shapes” *artsy concept album

March 24th, 2017 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Electropop, New Wave, synthpop |

unnamed3 600x600 Miami Horror   The Shapes *artsy concept albumOne of my favorite Australian bands is back with some great new music with their new concept album, The Shapes. After a two-year hiatus spent writing, experimenting and exploring, Melbourne’s Miami Horror return with their new conceptual project The Shapes.

The Shapes comes to life as a sonic / art experience and sees the band delve deep into rhythm and percussion with influences ranging from the art pop and lyrical wit of Talking Heads to Caribbean funk and African beats.  The first taste from The Shapes, “Leila” embodies the glitzy, glamorous sunshine of LA, draped in 80s synth melodies and topped with those iconic Miami Horror vocals, it’s a fitting first single.

Stream The Shapes below.

Previous: Miami Horror – “Leila”

Miami Horror – “Leila” *NEW ’80s-INSPIRED CONCEPTUAL RECORD

March 3rd, 2017 by | Dance, Disco, Electropop, New Wave, synthpop |

unnamed 600x600 Miami Horror   Leila *NEW 80s INSPIRED CONCEPTUAL RECORDOne of my all-time favorite Australian bands Miami Horror has released a new single “Leila” which will be on their new 80′s-inspired conceptual record The Shapes out March 17th.

Stream “Leila” below which has this upbeat disco vibe that is a lot of

“Leila” is the first song released from Miami Horror‘s new conceptual release The Shapes - a unique 5 track release that has Miami Horror step out of their comfort zone. The Shapes combines upbeat percussive grooves, with experimental vocal styles that echo Talking Heads and other post-new wave groups of the 80s.

In conjunction with the EP’s release, Miami Horror are working closely with visual artists that have inspired their music such as Erin Garcia, Spenceroni, Lynnie Zulu & Annukil, as well as Argentinian and South African artists John Mccam & Sebatian Borkenhagen.

I can’t wait to hear the rest of The Shapes and give you guys a thorough review of the 5-track EP, I love everything Miami Horror does and this continues their vibrant electric vibe they bring to their music.

Best songs on Soundcloud November 2015 *Miike Snow, Run The Jewels and more!

December 1st, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Ambient, Before Bigs Exclusive, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Daily Mix, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, New Wave, Pop, R&B, Remix, Rock, synthpop |

Miike Snow Heart Is Full remix Best songs on Soundcloud November 2015 *Miike Snow, Run The Jewels and more!

Last month we had some great releases on Soundcloud, here’s my 30 favorite song releases below to stream (and some to download!).

Ok let’s get to discussing some of my favorites and ones that got personally sent to us.
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Review: Walk The Moon, Saint Motel and Holychild at The Greek Theatre

November 3rd, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Electronic Rock, Electropop, New Wave, Pop, Rock, synthpop |

11258028 190690484600661 1148279324 n 600x600 Review: Walk The Moon, Saint Motel and Holychild at The Greek TheatreThe best concert I attended this year was seeing Walk The Moon, Saint Motel and a bit of HOLYCHILD live at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. It was an incredible show mostly because of Walk The Moon, Saint Motel and the perfect weather at the magical outdoor intimate venue of The Greek, where almost a full moon led to an incredible night of catchy tunes.
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Stream: Best of October 2015 *new Miike Snow, Goldroom, Skrillex & The Game, and Outasight

November 1st, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Daily Mix, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Mashup, New Wave, Pop, R&B, Remix, Rock, synthpop |

artworks 000129199036 09lknm t500x500 Stream: Best of October 2015 *new Miike Snow, Goldroom, Skrillex & The Game, and OutasightOk so below is a 50 track playlist of my favorite songs that got released in October 2015 on Soundcloud. It’s a huge variety and below the playlist, I’ll touch on some that were personally sent to me or from artists that we’ve written on here before and are big fans.

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Thank You Thursday #2 – Thanksgiving Edition

November 28th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Electronic Dance Music, House, Music Video, New Wave, Pop, Rock |

thanksgiving Thank You Thursday #2   Thanksgiving Edition

It’s Thanksgiving (or close to it… hey we all got things to do!) and it wouldn’t be right to not give a quick THANK YOU to some dope ass artists that have done some dope ass shit this year.  To keep it nice and concise I’m just gonna touch on one dope thing they did that was original and/or creative and/or unique and/or interesting.  If you don’t know what this is or why I do it please go here for a quick explanation.

Noir x Lomez x Atnarko – Lost Again (Feat. Symbol)

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. Is pretty much all I can say. This shit is so damn sexy and cool and right it kinda hurts.  Production, Melody, Composition, bass chord progression, lyrics, etc. Not to mention it has that new wave vibe to it that I have always absolutely love.  One of the best parts of the song is the very tasteful bridge that comes in and introduces a whole new section of the song and it kinda almost takes off (if that makes any sense) at 2:55. Pretty cool that Pete Tong made this an Essential New Tune also. Thankful to have worked with Symbol in the past. Great shit has been made here.

Walking Shapes – Keep

The whole video is ridiculously well shot and the song is amazingly well written.  The first thing (along with many) that struck me as impressive was the whole Indie aesthetic of the video to go with the indie-rock song. Nate HoHo (lead singer/front man in the video) had a stellar performance coupled in with the tasteful nudity that was 100% well placed all made sense.  Great pay off at the end too. Dude is a visionary. Much respect, THANK YOU! slightly NSFW

Pre10d *Full Album*

16 minutes for a whole album? Yes, I could take a few lessons in this. Thank you for showing me that a short and concise album can be done and effective. Interesting beats, direct (and indirect) lyrics at times that actually are saying a lot (and nothing) all at the same time. Got a dope track with him and LAZERlibby coming out in 2014. THANK YOU!

Carolyn Malachi – Finally
Love this lyrics video & song. Love the over the top dramatic facial features of every word. Love her whole brand packaging.  THANK YOU!

Lazerbitch – Bass Goes Boom [Feat. Symbol]
Music don’t always gotta be so cereal, right?! Great Beat, Great Rhymes, Great Hook. But the video… very very well done with very minimal resources. The strip club shots were all pro looking. NSFW?! maybe. 100% dope though. THANK YOU!

“Two of the most powerful words in the English language for bringing about change, Daren, are “thank you.” Especially when offered before the change even occurs and everything still looks pretty much like it did yesterday. ”
(c) The Universe

Download: Futurecop! – Till Eternity (I Miss You) *dreamwave

August 20th, 2012 by | Ambient, New Wave, synthpop |

futurecop Download: Futurecop!   Till Eternity (I Miss You) *dreamwaveHere’s some dream-wave from Futurecop! who are one of my favorite up-and-coming synth-pop duo’s and probably my favorite coming out of the UK. Warning: this track may put you in a peaceful sleep and have you dreaming about flying with the whole world dancing and cheering because of how amazing it is to see you flying.

This is really random, but I wish Futurecop! did the soundtrack for The Never Ending Story. Please share this blog post if you agree!

Previous: Futurecop! – The Only Way (GRVRBBRS Remix)

Passion Pit – Take A Walk

May 7th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, New Wave, synthpop |

artworks 000022794806 leuxm2 original 600x600 Passion Pit   Take A WalkNew song from Passion Pit! This is the 1st track off their album, Gossamer, dropping July 24th. The track will be available for download on iTunes May 8.

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Futurecop! – “Starworshipper” EP *synth-wave/dream-wave pop

April 8th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Electropop, New Wave, Pop, Remix, synthpop |

artworks 000021145989 sf09nl original 600x600 Futurecop!   Starworshipper EP *synth wave/dream wave popThis week Futurecop! released their EP for the single, “Starworshipper” which has such a fun 80′s sound. I would categorize it as synth-wave pop/dream-wave pop.

The official release date for this EP single is April 24 but we wanted to let you stream and download 1 of the remixes to “Starworshipper”.

Previous: Taylor Swift – a (robot) Love Story (Futurecop! remix)

Joywave – Anemone *alternative electronica

March 13th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Ambient, New Wave |

 Joywave   Anemone *alternative electronicaGot a new one from Joywave. This is called “Anemone”, off their forthcoming debut release, Koda Vista, out March 27, 2012. It’s real alternative has this chill electronica sound that sounds unique and is very chill.

Previous: Joywave – True Grit


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