#50 Guess who’s back…

Once you’ve completed the Eminem recitation we can get back to the fact I’ve returned from my New York adventure and have heard some amazing tunes. It’s ridiculous how much catching up you have to do in just 7 days.

If you’ve ever been to Cyber Dog then this rabid bass beat that opens the new Tessela won’t sound too new. Hardcore is being showcased in the British producers new tune and it sounds great! Happy clappers ahoyyyy!

Taking the dancey vibes down a notch a remix of a big tune brought to me by the boss of dance anthems Danny Howard this week: Hot Natured have certainly earnt the watchful eyes of the music industry from their previous single ‘Reverse Skydiving’, but when you pop Jacques Lu Cont on the remix of the new track ‘Isis’ it gives it something else. This is the kind of music I listen to and come out the other side wanting to take on the world and create a new me. Bit profound? Everyone’s a bit different, but the land of dance and trance has a place for everyone. What’s your take?

Not only have we got another rad tune from M.I.A. she’s gone and given us a pretty trippy video with some lucid colour schemes that are Puff the magic dragon. If you get me. If you can get past the first 90-100 seconds ‘Come Walk With Me’ turns into a fantastic indian infused beat albeit with bad grammar in the lyrics. Matangi is a wonderful human being to have in the music industry. The new album will be immense.

London trio Dems come back into the spotlight with a beautifully performed cover of Fragma – Toca’s Miracle (yeah – remember that one). Vocalist Dan really shows something special in this version, with new original material from the band coming soon. In the meantime – if this takes your fancy you can get it for free via their soundcloud.

At a time when I thought the initial fuss over Sohn had faded he goes and chucks out a track like ‘Lessons’. Already clocking up over 18k likes on Facebook and already accessing audiences in the states why not join the other 110,000 people who’ve pressed play on this next anthem.

If you’re missing a bit of Sampha, ambient vocal infused RnB inspired beats then Oceaán could well be right up your street. This Manchester producer has had this track on the net since July, but it seems only now that it’s turning out online heads.

Now since I was in Brooklyn recently I thought it only fair to bring you all back something a bit special from there. They come in the form of Phantogram and concoct an aural image of Imagine Dragons meets CHVRCHES meets MSMR. Joshua and Sarah make all the noise with beats and vocals. It almost reminds me of the hairs standing up on my neck when I first heard The Neighbourhood.

I always imagined Meg Myers would turn out to be the modern day Alanis Morissette but I think she’s still finding her sound and experimenting and getting angry and passionate and powerful in every tune she presents. And the new one ‘Desire’ shows no signs of slowing down and a great musical ride to go along with as a listener.

Returning to a more indie inspired area we meet an Australian band sounding like an ambient Fenech Soler for want of a comparison; but RÜFÜS are definitely doing it their own way. Since forming last year the trio have been incredibly busy touring and releasing their debut just last month.

This guy is so new that only the bizniz have the proper wav copies of the music, but if you’ve been to one of the Parquet Courts or are well on the pulse and have seen Theo Verney yourself, then you’ll know he’s done a damn fantastic job of mixing this new wave indie shiz (think Peace) and brought back some well deserved UMMMMPH in to the rocklight.  He has hair, he rocks out and his music sounds rad. Welcome to stardom.

And ending on something a little poppy for the AAA (Alive And Amplified) world, but quite refreshing compared to what you’ve already heard from the The 1975. Having had the pleasure of working with and meeting these fine folk numerous times now I am continually impressed by their eloquence and musical prowess for such young aritists. With no need to prove themselves to the opinionated blogger now after gaining a Number 1 album of late, this track is something a little different to the mainstream offering of the singles we know from the radio. A friend of mine said earlier this year they’d be selling out stadiums soon enough. After hearing this album with gems on it like this…I’m starting to believe him.

Elise x

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