Monthly Archives: May 2013

BANDS: CHVRCHES – Run

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The very excellent CHVRCHES have dropped the third track to be taken from their super hyped upcoming debut album. Run is perhaps poppier and synth heavy than previous offerings The Mother We Share, Lies and Recover, but equally awesome. It’s been a while since we have heard a band have come out of nowhere with such strong singles, so it’s we’re going to go ahead and stamp CHVRCHES with the official BXB ‘Next Big Thing’ stamp.

Remind yourself of previous singles LiesThe Mother We Share and the mighty Recover.

And their remix of MS MR’s Hurricane:

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MMX – Ritual

Having missed their somewhat secret show at The Great Escape, we’ve settled to listening to the spellbinding Ritual from mysterious pop foursome MMX on repeat in the BXB office. Above the insanely catchy melodies a stunningly dark vocal is what sticks with this track, almost reminiscent of an early Chris Martin with edge. As the chorus slams in, awash with indie pop goodness, you find yourself tripping over each beautiful chord and heartfelt lyric. We don’t know if it’s just us feeling a bit emotional after the weekend’s frivolities, or this is something truly special. We favor the latter.

Check out the video for Ritual below, and listen to their 4 track EP ‘Child’.

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Stream ‘Child’ below:

BEATS: Banks ft Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Warm Water

The ever-illustrious BANKS has teamed up with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs to produce her latest slice of trip-hop pop ‘Warm Water’. A surprising polar opposite to her  previous single ‘Fall’, Banks lays down an alluring mouse-like vocal on Warm Weather, further making her mark as one of the most versitle singers around right now. An unlikely yet seemingly perfect pairing, TEED and BANKS’s Warm Water will have you swooning for days. Enjoy.

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Robot Koch – Supreme Sound From Berlin

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After Supreme Sound From Paris featuring Onra and Walter Mecca, and Supreme Sound From London featuring Deft and Flako, Skullcandy launches Supreme Sound from Berlin EP featuring legendary Berlin producer Robot Koch.

Skullcandy’s ‘Supreme Sound From’ series forms part of many new exciting Skullcandy music projects coming up in 2013, collaborating with the brightest young talents from the current European electro scene and beyond. This project focuses once again on production quality, true to its Skullcandy Supreme Sound mantra – attacking bass, precision highs, natural vocals.

Koch has picked up critical acclaim for his past releases, picking up the attention of Dazed and Confused (“A gothic galactic aesthetic of ten ton beats and space age melodies”),XLR8R, (“A middle ground between the far-out experimentation of Brainfeeder and the futuristic pop of artists like Jamie Lidell, The xx, and Jimmy Edgar”) and even the late great John Peel of BBC Radio 1 fame (“Wonderful and strange – pop music from the future”).

For the Supreme Sound From Berlin EP, Koch has calibrated killer bass with intricate instrumentals, teaming up with his friends from Arcadeon and with Project Mooncircle labelmate Sieren. The EP also includes a new solo track called ‘Starfish’ as well as two collaborative tracks: ‘Corridors of Time, created with his friends Arcadeon (aka Sneaky from UK Nu-Hip Hop pioneers Fingathing & US multi instrumentalist Dan Stetich) and ‘Melville’, a team effort with Berlin producer Sieren, recently signed to Project Mooncircle for his debut split 12 inch vinyl.

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BANDS: The Mispers – You Hold

Having only played 4 shows together as a full band, London-based The Mispers have aroused the Capital with their infectious brand of folk pop. Trembling male vocals soar over soothing strings and pounding drums, reminiscent of a youthful Foals or very early Mumford & Sons. A sure fire band to watch for 2013, check out the track ‘You Hold’ filmed at the beautiful Lightship 95, and try not to fall in love with these new kids on the block.

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BEATS: ASTR – Operate

NY duo ASTR drop their debut single in the form of trip-hop infused ‘Operate’. RnB melodies provide the backbeat to a strong chorus which will be in your head for days. Check out the mysterious duo’s website HERE and listen to Operate below.

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BEATS: Bondax ‘No Diggity’ (Blackstreet Remix)

The Princes of new-wave house step it up again with a bouncy remix of the Blackstreet classic ‘No Diggity’. Complete with their signature funky beat and a Justin Timberlake sample at the end, what’s not to love? Check it out below.

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