Ou Est Le Swimming Pool are a shiny new electro / nu wave outfit hailing from North London.
Their superb debut “Dance The Way I Feel”, released in November 2009, is a dark electro track with Pet Shop Boys influenced vocals and a catchy as hell bassline that will quite literally drag you onto the dance floor whether you like it or not. You wanna try? Listen to it below…
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - Dance The Way I Feel
After sharing stages with the likes of Sam Sparro, Cypress Hill and La Roux, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool are about to release their highly anticipated new single “These New Knights”. This track, which will soon be available for download, comes with a brilliant remix that you can check out just below.
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - These New Knights (Jocks Remix)
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool started life as a 3 piece when founding member Charles Haddon moved to Camden in 2008 where he met locals Joe Hutchinson and Caan Capan. Within a month of the trio’s paths first crossing, the band was born. Just as they started to make music together, they met production wizard Anders Kallmark who was instantly spellbound and asked if he could come aboard. They have been compared to a British version of Passion Pit, not too bad a band to be compared to…
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After the monumental success of their debut album Antidotes, Foals shied away from the public eye and spent two years working in silence. They are now back to announce the release of their sophomore album, Total Life Forever. Produced by Luke Smith in Gothenburg this highly anticipated new album is scheduled for release on May 10, 2010.
Foals - Spanish Sahara
On “Spanish Sahara”, the first track to surface from Total Life Forever, the Oxford-based quintet seems to have traded in their trademark hyperactive electroclash guitars for a more subdued post-rock, experimental sound.
Yannis Philippakis (vocals and guitar), Jack Bevan (drums), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Edwin Congreave (keyboards) and Walter Gervers (bass) seem to have become a hell of a lot more serious (grave?) and this also shows in the dark and disturbingly beautiful video that illustrates the song and that you can watch HERE.
Be it said that “Spanish Sahara” got the remix treatment by the hand of Mount Kimbie. The remixed version of the track, reminiscent of trip-hop and ambient electronica, is now available for free download on Foals’ official website.
Foals - Spanish Sahara (Mount Kimbie Remix)
You can also visit the band on MySpace and check out the dates of their forthcoming European tour, which kicks off on Arpil 12th in Berlin and will take them to Amsterdam, Paris, London, Dublin, etc…
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Brooklyn-based indie band MGMT was formed by Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden while attending Wesleyan University during their freshman year. Upon its release their first album Oracular Spectacular hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and was named the best album of 2008 by NME. MGMT also appeared prominently in Australia’s Triple J Hottest 100 2008, coming in 2nd with “Electric Feel” and 5th with “Kids”.
MGMT - Electric Feel (Justice Remix)
MGMT - Of Moons
All their singles have been playlisted by the best radio hosts and remixed by equally renowned DJs and producers. Justice, Aeroplane, Holy Ghost!, Diplo, Soulwax, MMMatthias.. The list goes on…
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Hailing from Cleveland, here come the Atypicals, a young electro band led by Adam Zucker on vocals. They perform both as a full live band, with Jacob Bergson on keyboards, James Muschler on drums and Wenzl McGowen on laptop, EWI and sax, and as a DJ duo with live elements.
Atypicals - Love Electric Soul
Atypicals offer a glorious return to the glistening synth-pop that ruled the 80s. They fuse influences of psychedelic rock, jazz, modern electropop and house into their music, creating a sound that’s both original yet familiar, infectious and highly danceable. Adam Zucker’s lush vocals, smooth and melancholic, perfectly fit the electro beats on standout track “Love Electric Soul”.
Atypicals - Venus (DIGIRAATII Remix)
Digiraatii’s remix of “Venus” is a very nice surprise. If you remember his excellent remix of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ no less amazing track “Heads Will Roll”, you will recognize his super classy disco touch. Let’s hope this remix will give Atypicals the little push they need to make it big on the blogosphere…
Check out the Atypicals’ site and show them some love on MySpace.
When Bomb the Bass released Future Chaos in late 2008 it had been nearly a decade in the making. Now, the dust had barely settled on Tim Simenon’s synthesizers before he met up with Gui Boratto in São Paulo to draft the follow up to this amazing release. Barely a year after Future Chaos, Tim Simenon is back with a new album whose accomplished songwriting and sonic scope show the spontaneity with which it came together. The title says it all: Back To Light.
Bomb the Bass - Up The Mountain (Gui Boratto Remix)
Back To Light is melodic, atmospheric and fresh – with the punch of classic techno sounds. The dusky atmosphere of Future Chaos has given way to a more radiant sound, buoyed by waves of synthesizers and propelled by clean-lined grooves. Raising the tempo, Simenon takes inspiration from classic techno, while vocal contributions from Richard Davis, Kelley Polar, The Battle of Land and Sea, and Paul Conboy bring Bomb the Bass into newfound melodic focus. It’s a brighter, more immediate sound than before; warmer, too, with the singers’ voices positively glowing inside intricately woven electronic nests. But there’s no lack of nuance. Every track is a delicate balance of intimate delivery and cosmic sonics, underscored by a faint sense of melancholy.
Bomb the Bass (Feat. Paul Conboy) - Boy Girl (Leo Zero Remix Dub)
Find out more on Bomb the Bass HERE or go to their official site or MySpace. Buy the new album on