lunes, 31 de octubre de 2011

Modular Update! 43

Download: Canyons 'See Blind Through' (DJ Harvey Remix)

'See Blind Through', from Canyons' forthcoming album Keep Your Dreams, has been remixed by the legendary DJ Harvey and is today available as a free MP3 download.

Canyons - See Blind Through (DJ Harvey Remix) by modularpeople

Keep Your Dreams is out October 28 (AUS), iTunes, Mod Shop, JB HIFI. Rest of the world, be on stand-by for November 14/15.

Also on the download tip, check out last week's Rolling Stone feature on the duo.

'See Blind Through', with additional remixes by Mic Newman and Heroes of the Galleon Trade, will be available digitally on November 15th.

Architecture in Helsinki's latest video, directed by fellow Melbournites Krozm features the very same animatronic dolphins used in the late 90s, Jessica Alba-featuring, teenboy fantasy TV series 'Flipper'.

In the bands' words: "W.O.W acts as the soundtrack to a film about one man's quest to find answers, and in turn his place, in the natural universe. Somewhere along the line we convinced Cameron to make his acting debut, which involved him swimming fully clothed in freezing water for a whole day."

Architecture in Helsinki are heading off on the final US Tour in support of the ARIA-nominated (for Best Pop Release) Moment Bends next week, dates here.

John "Juan" MacLean is a busy guy. Since his last full-length album (The Future Will Come) he's been relentlessly touring, guested on a number of other records (including Holy Ghost and Shit Robot's latest offerings), turned out a slew of remixes (apparently there are ones for Yoko Ono + Stevie Nicks in the works too) and is working on a new house project, going under the moniker 'Peach Melba'.

He's now back in the studio with Nancy Whang working on a third full-length Juan MacLean album.

This week he's released a collection of new tracks, remastered favourites and remixes. It's called Everybody Get Close and is out on DFA. Here's a Modcast to mark the occasion.


1. Tale Of Us - Dark Song
2. Ramadanman And Midland - Your Words Matter
3. Motor City Drum Ensemble - Basement L.O.V.E.
4. Radio Slave - K-Maze (youANDme secret vocal mix)
5. Son Of Raw - A Black Man In Space (Sax mix)
6. Dualton & Wollion - Fakin' Pages
7. Butch - Sweet In The Morning
8. Barila and Lodetti - El Jazz Del Barrio
9. Sonny Fodera - Get By
10. The Juan MacLean - Human Disaster (House of House Remix)
11. Fantastic Man Presents Plastic Fantastic - Nuthin' But A Thing
12. The Juan MacLean - Human Disaster (Holmes Price cover)

Official video for Miami Horror's "Holidays" from 2010's debut album "Illumination".
Filmed in Long Beach, CA. Directed by Krozm.

Housse de Racket’s headline show in Paris + Free mp3 + Deezer videos


After their stunning performance at Le Grand Journal – Canal +on Monday, the duo Housse de Racket will present their new album Alesia tomorrow in Paris for an amazing live at La Gaité Lyrique (you can buy your tickets here)

The band also played for the DEEZER UK LAUNCH last week, watch their performance here.

Last thing, to celebrate their show in Paris, they are happy to offer you a remix of their single Roman by Robotaki : download it here!

tourdates highlight :

20/10 – La Gaité Lyrique – PARIS (75)
21/10 – La Chapelle des Trinitaires – METZ (57)
22/10 – La Caravelle – MEAUX (77)
29/10 – Le Cargo de Nuit – ARLES (13)
04/11 – La Cité – RENNES (35)
10/11 – Centre Culturel – ORLÉANS (45)
12/11 – Festival Les Indisciplinés – LORIENT (56)
25/11 – Le Forum – VAURÉAL (95)
26/11 – Le Grand Mix – TOURCOING (59)

Trumpdisco Announce Free Track 'Love In A Cold Climate' + Euro 2011 Tour Dates‏

Providing a peculiar, experimental sample heavy, glitch hop tune ‘Love in a Cold Climate’ in similar vein with Mr Oizo’s Analogue Worms Attack circa 1998 are Australia’s pin-up boys of future house, Trumpdisco. Catch the duo on tour now in Europe. For more information head to Trumpdisco's new EP, 'Ov Shark' will be released later this year.

Euro Dates:
11/11/11 Rock Me On Electro@Fuse Brussels Belgium with DANGER

12/11/11 Bad Ass Bouncers@Amalgame Club Yverson-Les-Bains Switz

17/11/11 Pratersauna Vienna Austria

18/11/11 ROK Luzern Switzerland

19/11/11 Insane Festival Kofmehl Solothurn Switzerland +DIM+Haezer
24/11/11 Wildgroei Ekko Utrecht Netherlands

25/11/11 Zero @ Nancy Burgandy France

26/11/11 H.O.W Party Code Club Milan Italy
01/12/11 Slakthuset Stockholm Sweden

viernes, 21 de octubre de 2011

IS TROPICAL - LIES (Leopard of Honour Remix)

IS TROPICAL are set to release a new single on KITSUNÉ /CO-OP on the 31st of October 2011.

‘Lies’ is the follow up to the recent ‘The Greeks’ single with its now legendary video and is the third single to be lifted from the band’s debut album ‘Native to’, which was released in June this year.

The video is directed by Jonathan Leder, the creative director of 'Jacques' Magazine which is America’s only new luxury erotic magazine.

Formed in 2009, the IS TROPICAL line up of Gary Barber (Vocals / Guitar / keys), Simon Milner (Vocals / Guitars / Keys) and Dominic Apa (Drums) have developed a worldwide reputation for their stunning live shows. Taking to the stage in their trademark masks, and cloaked by self-made video projections, they improvise constantly changing soundscapes, effortlessly swooping from raw pop anthems to lo-fi dance songs with fantastic results.

IS TROPICAL are currently touring in the US, where they'll hit CMJ later this week. Following the North American tour, they'll be touring the old continent in November.

You can now download LIES (Leopard of Honour Remix) for free below

LIES (Leopard Of Honour RMX) by ISTROPICAL


10/19/11 Boston, MA, Great Scott
10/20/11 New York, NY, Good Units (Kitsune' Party) - 8.30PM
10/21/11 New York, NY, Santos Downstairs - 8.30PM
10/21/11 New York, NY, Brooklyn Bowl - 12AM
10/22/11 New York, NY, South Paw - 8.30PM
10/22/11 New Work, NY, Cameo - 12AM

10/24/11 Vancouver, BC, Fortune Sound Club
10/25/11 Los Angeles, CA, House Of Blues
10/26/11 San Francisco, CA, Mezzanine
10/27/11 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
10/29/11 Mexico City, Pasaguero (Kitsune' Party)


03/11/2011 Holland – Amsterdam - Paradiso
04/11/2011 Belgium - Brussels - Botanique
06/11/2011 Germany - Hamburg - Molotow
07/11/2011 Germany - Cologne - Gebaude
09/11/2011 Switzerland - Lausanne - Bleu Lezard
10/11/2011 Switzerland - Zurich - Stall6
11/11/2011 Italy - Milan - Plastic
17/11/2011 Germany - Berlin - Magnet
18/11/2011 Denmark - Copenhagen - Rust
19/11/2011 Sweden - Stockholm - Debaser Slussen
20/11/2011 Norway - Oslo - Venue TBC

jueves, 20 de octubre de 2011

Shiny Disco Club presents : Millenium Disco vol.2‏

One year after carrying off its bet with the first volume of the "Millenium Disco" compilation, the french label Shiny Disco Club strikes back with a second opus of this series.

This time, Shiny Disco Club mixed many genres by calling 24 different artists going from Disco House to Synth-Pop, with the aim of spreading their common love for disco around the world. These funky grooves will definitely bring some fresh air to your playlists and juice up your nights.

Like the previous one, this compilation is free for our fans and will always be. However, keep in mind that the best way to support the artists is to share this release as much as you can!

Listen to the compilation on Soundcloud.
Download the compilation for free on Mediafire.

Shiny Disco Club

miércoles, 12 de octubre de 2011

Tom Staar remixes Wolfgang Gartner!

As the sun sets on what has been an explosive Summer for the subject of this very script, the chill of Autumn seems the perfect context for Moda’s man of darkness. Having obliterated Space & Amnesia in Ibiza, Big Chill, Lovebox and countless other world stages, Tom Staar returns with three rounds of interstellar firepower.

For ‘Death Staar’ Tom teams up with one half of globe trotting Techno duo Spektre, today deliver a frantic end-of-the-night monster that’s is, quite simply, mental. It’s backed by the equally brilliant and instantly contagious ‘Weekenders’ and ‘Galaxy’; all carrying the unmistakable hallmarks of one of the UK’s finest production talents.

As one quarter of Moda, Tom is part of one of the most exciting club brands who are regularly throwing 2000 capacity warehouse raves and intimate basement parties, putting out records from Monarchy, Shake Aletti, Jaymo & Andy George and are on the cusp of everything that is exciting in dance music. In addition, Tom Staar is becoming the guy big pop acts go to when they want a slice of club credibility, both Example and The Saturdays have had the intergalactic treatment recently.

Wolfgang Gartner feat - Forever - Tom Starr Remix by Ministry of Sound

Forthcoming Tom Staar/Moda Dates

13/10: Moda vs Annie Mac Presents @ o2 Academy
15/10: Bournemouth WAYF
18/11: Moda @ Fabric, London
02/11: Cardiff Sugar Drop @ 10 Feet tall
05/11: Scandalism Queen Of Hoxton.
22/12: Shrewbury Onyx.

lunes, 10 de octubre de 2011

Kitsune announce Kitsune Maison 12 - The Good Fun Issue - Out November 14th‏

Outstanding, always more melodic and more to the point… here is the 12th edition of the Kitsuné Maison compilations , « The Good Fun Issue ».

Kitsuné’s head-honcho and the brain behind its renowned compilation series, Gildas Loaëc, is letting us discover it for the first time on headphones because his young sons are sleeping next door. However the energy is more present than ever in the spontaneous musical outbursts gathered in this new edition and which were of course conceived in bedrooms, kitchens, garages… These tunes sure don’t beat around the bush and never fail to provoke emotion or make you wanna jump up with joy.

1 Citizens ! « True Romance »

A brand new band signed to Kitsuné. Three handsome London boys who pen songs with a panoramic view. Warm, welcoming, traditional, as classy as marble… a brilliant lift to kick off proceedings. The album is pencilled for 2012.

2 Computer Magic « Ex Believer »

Computer Magic is a 21 year old American girl who writes music in her bedroom to escape school’s hell. A nice song… and we don’t even know what she looks like! " (no "")

3 Cast Of Cheers « Goose »

Already popular in Northern Ireland and still growing, these guys have released an acclaimed album only available as free download (kind or what?). The axe played the way Gildas likes it, for the rebellious seventeen year olds out there.

4 Housse de Racket « Roman » (Oliver remix)

They’ve just released their ace new album on Kitsuné, and write musically stimulating songs with cryptic lyrics. Remixed by L.A. hot-shots Oliver – spearheading the new US electrofunk scene - ‘Roman’ turns into a beautiful pop gem that sounds stylishly modern despite nostalgic 80s overtones.

5 Mark Ronson & the Business Intl « Record Collection 2012 » (Plastic Plates remix)

Complete with the unmistakable vocals of NY luminary MNDR (as in ‘Bang Bang Bang’), this song makes you feel like taking a drive in a convertible around the Bay of Naples with guys in moccasins and girls with headscarves at the back (please forget the easy analogy between song and car, we couldn’t resist it).

6 White Shadow « Let’s Go »

This track is by the Detroit producer behind 9 out of the 12 tracks on Gaga’s new album. A promising start… He’s already got a substantial amount of performances under his belt, like the time he played for candidate Obama in 2007. A weird hypnotic track that just goes ‘bow wow wow’ for 5 minutes.

7 The Magician feat Jeppe « I Don’t Know What To Do » (Fabian remix - Magic edit)

The compilation takes a dancey turn with this song which features ex-Junior Senior vocalist. It should bring to life the glowing Keith Haring baby who sleeps in each of us. Although quite secretive about his identity (he claims he “materialised in a cloud of crystal stars and soft pink smoke”), we can at least reveal that The Magician is Belgian. Road-tested for you by Gildas and already creating a stir on the dancefloor.

8 Lemaitre « Excuse Me »

A Norwegian duo with specific energy, they are Phoenix and Daft Punk’s spiritual and legitimate descendants – no mean feat we agree, yet they are beautiful children. Lemaitre’s music is pop and has a strong bite, nice breaks and post-disco fittings.

9 Juveniles « We Are Young »

An off-the-hook trio from Rennes in Brittany of which you could say their cold, synthetic songs have soaked up Manchester’s influence. Hotly tipped by Jean François Perrier from Saint Brieuc – AKA Grand Marnier, Yelle’s other half.

10 Theme Park « Milk » (Plaintext Kitsuné mix)

A remix only for Kitsuné. This lot are well good. Two twins and two friends. Makes you wanna be 16, play the guitar with your mates in a garage and look like the kids in Steven Spielberg’s movies before 1982. The kind of track that would make you feel your BMX’s going to take off when listened to on headphones… They’re going to make a racket on the festival circuit.

11 New Navy « Zimbabwe »

An efficient tune with fast African guitar accents from Australia’s latest hopefuls. This band could go a long way in no time. Perfect ballad to make out to.

12 Man Without Country « Closet Anonymous »

The intro, just the intro. And straight away the vox, magnificent. Great lyrics, heart-felt and personal. Produced in a bedroom and yet a diamond brooch of a song to offer to your lover. If their PR’s good, they’ll be massive.

13 Trophy Wife « Surfacing »

What a beautiful song, carefree and that. Just like calling at Portofino or spending the afternoon on a fabulous yacht opposite Taormina. Or watching the sunrise in Syracuse. Or an endless day in the Hamptons. Just like a luxurious holiday memory to put it simply.

14 Tesla Boy « In Your Eyes » (radio edit)

And for the first time on Kitsuné, drum rolls, a Rrrrrrussian band! Tesla Boy tours the Eastern Europe festivals and is appreciated on the blogosphere. Pop music with sprinkles of electro and eurodisco. No irony here, they’re on the money.

15 Heartsrevolution « Teenage Teardrops » (Pyramid remix)

French producer Pyramid won the Heartsrevolution flash remix contest. A kind of cathedral-esque and intimate mix at the same time, we didn’t know it was possible either… Hey, he didn’t win for nothing!

Check out the minimix by Jerry bouthier!