Walter Meego was formed in 2004 by Justin Sconza (guitar, keyboards and vocals), Pat Pellegrini, and Colin Yarck (production) in the basement of Pellegrini’s house. They were later joined by Andrew Adzemovic (guitar and vocals) in 2007. They released a series of EPs before their debut album, Voyager, which came out in May 2008.
More info on Water Meego’s official site.
Metronomy was born ten years ago in the tiny, bohemian market town of Totnes in Devon, when Joseph Mount got his first computer and started making electronic music inspired by the likes of Autechre and Aphex Twin. Metronomy’s debut album, released in 2006, was called Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe) and its largely instrumental electro-pop reflected the eccentricity of its title.
Joseph admits that he only, finally, saw the commercial possibilities of Metronomy when DJ/producer Erol Alkan began to feature the single “You Could Easily Have Me” in his sets, and asked Metronomy to play at his club. Cue the need for a proper live show, and the additions of Gabriel (keyboards and bass) and Oscar (saxophone, backing vocals and keyboards).
Move on 2 years to the sophomore album Nights Out, a second album that feels like a debut. the first to be vocal-led, with the self-effacing Joseph stepping up and grabbing the mic for most of the tracks. Check out the excellent single “Heartbreaker” remixed by French electropop duo Jupiter.
Metronomy - Heartbreaker (Jupiter Remix)
Find out more about Metronomy on MySpace. Buy their music on
Erlend Øye is a Norwegian musician from Bergen, Norway best known for being part of the pop duo Kings of Convenience together with Eirik Glambek Bøe. He has released one solo album, Unrest in 2003 and a mix CD in the DJ-Kicks series in 2004. On top of his solo work and his work with Kings Of Convenience, Erlend Øye is also part of indie pop band The Whitest Boy Alive. The band has released two albums so far.
Erlend Oye - Sudden Rush (The Twelves Remix)
Øye recently teamed up with Kompis to release a 7″ single on small underground label Off The Wall. Their collaboration actually goes way back since the two had worked together on the track “Sudden Rush” which appeared on Erlend Øye’s debut album. Check out the B-side to Kompis and Øye’s single…
Kompis & Erlend Øye - Untitled
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U R MY DISCO // vol.2 is out now!! You can stream the whole mix on 8tracks or, if you prefer, you can download it here:
Track list goes as follows:
1. Cut/Copy – Lights and Music
2. Robyn – Cobrastyle (Teddybear cover)
3. Crystal Castles – Courtship Dating
4. Basement Jaxx – Rendez-vu
5. The Little Ones – Lovers Who Uncover (Crystal Castles Remix)
6. Tracey Thorn – King’s Cross (Hot Chip Remix)
7. Foals – Astronauts and All (Barringtone Remix)
8. Feist – 1234 (Van She Tech Remix)
9. Simian Mobile Disco – I Believe
10. Tahiti 80 – Changes (Swayzak Darkfarmer Mix)
11. Cut/Copy – Zap Zap
12. Rubies – I Feel Electric
13. The Presets – This Boy’s in Love
14. My Brightest Diamond – Inside a Boy (Son Lux Remix)
15. Son Lux – where|sir
Crystal Castles is an electronic music duo from Toronto, which consists of producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass. Their swift rise to fame came after a string of successful singles and remixes (White Lies, Van She, The Whip), but also after a few chaotic live shows, that came to characterise the band. The video above is for the song “Courtship Dating”, taken off their debut album.
Get more info on Crystal Castles’ MySpace and buy their music on