The Budgie EP came out in June of this year on DC-born DJ and musician Theo Parrish‘s Wildheart Recordings
Tamara Wellons’ new single “Behind the Veil” is as uplifting as it is musically sophisticated, and the video treatment really shows the warmth of her personality.
Andreas Dorau’s “Fred Vom Jupiter” is my current ear worm. Give this a listen and you may find yourself unknowingly humming it as you go about your day.
Halfway through my opening DJ set for Echo & the Bunnymen, I worked in “Get the Message” by Electronic, the 1991 collaboration between Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr.
Jensen Sportag is Austin Wilkinson and Elvis Craig from Nashville, TN. Their song “Mapquest” is on their 2011 debut EP, Pure Wet, on Cascine Records.
A promising remix for a J-Pop singer early in Röyksopp’s career arc eventually became “Vision One”, an underrated banger on the Norwegian duo’s third album Wall Of Sound.
Atticus’ Song of the Day leads to an in-depth study in bass weight’s past and present.
Here is my top ten for 2011, as you can see I have some chill wave and some straight up dance-floor bombs filling out my top ten. This has been an amazing year musically, and we were blessed with tons of great albums and singles.
German electro-pop pioneers Kraftwerk flew mostly below the radar stateside, yet they were a very influential group to many synth based artists that charted highly in America. Driving rhythms with flowing melodies can be a formula for pop success and this was the basic recipe for their 1978 release, “The Model.”
A late entry into the Halloween-themed downloads, Glass Candy have created an homage to John Carpenter’s legendary all-synthesizer scores for his own “Halloween” films. A sing-song “trick or treat” melody glides atop slick synths creeping along at a stalker pace. Nicely done!