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WE HAVE BAND – WHB (Indie/Electro/Rock – UK)

We Have Band

We Have Band have been around for a while now and they’ve been attracting a lot of media attention ever since their formation. They are a do-it-yourself trio who encompass the grooves of Talking Heads and the best bits of Hot Chip. With Darren Bancroft on vocals, drums and sampler, Dede W-P on vocals, percussion and sampler and Thomas W-P on vocals, guitar, bass and programming, the band have been putting out singles and EPs that kept us asking for more. The good news is their debut album is finally out since April 5th. Simply titled WHB it shows the band’s sound has grown into a more serious kind of alternative electro rock.

We Have Band’s latest single, “Divisive”, is a party track and it has been remixed by a host of big names including Carl Craig, French Fries, DJ Mujava, Tom Starr and Golden Bug. Here are our favourite remixes..

We Have Band - Divisive (DJ Mujava Dub Mix)     

We Have Band - Divisive (Tom Staar mix)     

We Have Band - Divisive (Golden Bug extended mix)     

We Have Band are currently on tour across Europe, so check out MySpace to get all tour dates. You can also buy the album with bonus tracks on

WHITEY – CANNED LAUGHTER (Indie/Electro/Alt – UK)

Whitey is an ongoing solo project by N.J Whitey, a totally self-taught artist who sings, programs, plays guitar, keys, bass and drums. This UK-born Berlin-based music genius defies genre boundaries with songs that swing wildly between styles.  Although still unsigned, he has released plenty of records under a variety of names and managed to break through to mainstream daytime radio in the U.S and elsewhere.

In 2004, he released The Light at the End of the Tunnel is a Train, which was greeted at the time as a critical triumph. His next album, Great Shakes, was leaked onto the internet and, as a consequence, never got an official release. Some time later the track “Stay on the Outside” was featured on Kitsuné Maison Compilation 4 and earned Whitey further praise but his third album, which was planned for 2008, was delayed and then never released.

Whitey - Stay On The Outside     

Now the wait has been long but there’s finally some good news! Whitey’s brand new album, Canned Laughter, is out since April 1st 2010 and it’s brilliant. Released with no record label support, no press agent, no advertising budget, it will have to rely on word-of-mouth, bloggers, radio stations and other media to spread to the masses..

Whitey - Count Those Freaks     

If you appreciate good music and like this track, show your support and buy it on Whitey

Pay Whitey a visit on MySpace and vote for his tracks on Hype Machine!

CASSETTE CLUB – 4 ME (Electro/Pop – UK)

Cassette Club is a relatively newly formed UK electro duo consisting of Ben Macklin and Tom Hammond. The pair use their obsessive knowledge of all things electronic to create soulful electropop music. Sophisticated, yet irrepressibly feel-good, Cassette Club have perfected the art of electrosexy.

With influences ranging from ABC to Daft Punk, Go West to Justice, Depeche Mode to MGMT, their music is like a colourful afternoon in the sun – Cassette Club style. Their latest release, “4 Me”, is now out on Eye Industries with remixes by Rock DJ and Blackstone.

Cassette Club – 4 Me (Blackstone Mix) [removed by request]

Cassette Club have also remixed many first class acts, one of them being Passion Pit. Their remix of “Sleepyhead” has been around the blogosphere for a while now but it’s so good that we can’t possibly not post it. Flawless production, nice bass and sharp synths, these guys sure have the good recipe!

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Cassette Club Remix)     

Let’s not forget the remix they recently did for Relation. This remix of the track “Optimistic” is a personal favourite…

Relation - Optimistic (Cassette Club Later Remix)     

Listen to more Cassette Club tunes on their official MySpace. You can buy the full “4 Me” download package on Cassette Club

saturday nite with… BURNS

It’s getting pretty buzzy at the moment for Burns. This 24-year-old DJ has already received support from Tiga, Aeroplane and Crookers (who have playlisted his tracks) and NME has called him “the best Scottish electro terror since Mylo”.

Burns finished 2009 on a high, with remixes for Black Eyed Peas, Wolfmother, Frankmusik and Ladyhawke. A host of UK gigs led to a full UK tour with Calvin Harris and a 30 date US tour with Deadmau5.

He has now just released So Many Nights, his eagerly awaited fourth EP on 2112 Records. The EP’s four tracks show yet again that Burns has a musical breadth beyond most of his peers. His musical duality has been evident from the start, but the depth to his productions increases with every release. No wonder he’s being called by many one of the UK’s most promising electronic artists for a generation.

Burns - Kiss N' Hold     

Visit Burns on MySpace and buy the new EP on Beatport or Burns

ELECTROSEXUAL + SCREAM CLUB – BREAK YOU NICE (Electro – Germany)

As a producer, DJ and video director, Electrosexual has worked with the likes of Peaches, Robots In Disguise and Ssion. Deeply influenced by primitive analogic electronic music, he combines rough masculine basses, drum programming and old analog synths.

With releases and production on various albums, singles and compilations (including remixes for David Carretta, Mirah and Fil Ok), Electrosexual has now teamed up with Scream Club to release the Break You Nice/Screaming And Crying EP. This new release features vocals from: Shunda K. (Yo! Majesty), Zoe Vermillion (Vermillion Lies) and Mz Sunday Luv. It also includes exclusive remixes from Divider, Hard Ton and Leonard De Leonard…

Electrosexual and Scream Club - Break You Nice (Divider Remix)     

Scream Club is Cindy Wonderful and Sarah Adorable. They blend together elements of hip hop, pop, punk, dance, glam rock, electro and rap. While embracing the glitz and glamour of mainstream culture, they still remain true to their D.I.Y. roots. Now located in Berlin, they have built a solid following around the world. due to their catchy songs, artsy music videos, and energetic stage shows. They also run their own label: Crunks Not Dead Records.

They have three full length releases “Don’t Bite Your Sister” (2004), “Life of a Heartbreaker” (2006) and “Big Deal” (2009) and are currently recording their fourth album, due out in 2010. It will be produced by Electrosexual and will feature many guest appearances. Over the years, SC have worked with the likes of Beth Ditto and The Shoes and their tracks have been remixed by Yuksek, Leonard deLeonard, Hard Ton and many more.

The Shoes Feat. Scream Club - Keep That Control     

Electrosexual on MySpace – Scream Club on MySpace.

Buy Electrosexual and Scream Club’s brilliant Break You Nice / Screaming And Crying EP, with three remixes, on Break You Nice / Screaming and Crying - EP - Electrosexual & Scream Club