Florence and the Machine is an alternative rock band from England. It is the recording name of Florence Welch and a collaboration with other artists who provide backing music for her voice.
Florence and The Machine’s music has received praise across the British music media, especially from the BBC who played a large part in Florence and The Machine’s rise to prominence by promoting her as part of BBC Introducing. This led to her playing a number of music festivals in 2008, including Glastonbury and T in the Park. The band’s debut album, Lungs was released on 6 July 2009, and was at the number 2 position for its first five weeks in the charts, behind Michael Jackson.
Check out the track ‘You’ve Got the Love’ just below. This version is a rework by British band The xx and it really turns the song on its head. The result is quite amazing in its simplicity and when you listen to it once you won’t be able to get it out of head…
Florence and The Machine - You Got The Love (The XX Rework)
This second remix is very original in that it has a very linear structure and emphasizes the vocals, thereby giving a sense of urgency to the whole song. Have a listen…
Florence and the Machine - Rabbit Heart (Leo Zero Remix)
Florence + The Machine is on MySpace if you want more info and music. You can also buy Lungs on
Ben Watt is a British musician, DJ, producer and label owner, best known internationally as one half of 80s cult band Everything But The Girl. Based in North London, he lives with his spouse and creative partner Tracey Thorn, the other half of EBTG.
In 2003 Watt launched his own independent record label, Buzzin’ Fly, considered by most as a leading-edge imprint in the world of deep House and Techno. Home to Watt’s own club productions, the label released the single “Guinea Pig” a few months ago and the subsequent remixes (M.A.N.D.Y & Smallboy, DJ Koze). Check out the vocal edit below…
Ben Watt also regularly spins records in some of the best clubs around the world. In the next couple of months you’ll be able to see him live if you are anywhere near Helsinki, Chicago, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Rome, Lausanne or Prague.
For complete tour schedule, head over to MySpace. If you want to buy Watt’s latest single “Guinea Pig”, it is already available on
The Off Key Hat is Darren Morris and Leon Mayes. Darren has been working with the likes of Tim Goldsworthy (DFA), Ashley Beedle, David Holmes and Jagz Kooner (to name but a few), Leon does nothing but Dig. Darren and Leon hooked up a few years ago almost by chance during some down time in Brighton.
The Off Key Hat - Emergency Calling
The Off Key Hat have released four vinyls on hot UK label Dissident since the beginning of their collaboration in 2008. Their first release, “Emergency Calling”, hit the stores two years ago but it hasn’t aged a bit. The track is a futuristic disco piece that sounds as timeless as can possibly be. Its grinding beat, slow-paced synths and soft vocals by Michelle Manetti work their magic on the listener, taking him back to the 70s on a delightful musical journey. “Emergency Caling” is sexy and seductive and it’s the perfect song for a lazy sunday afternoon. Check it out!
More Off Key Hat music and news on MySpace. Buy on
WhoMadeWho are a Danish indie rock/dance-punk band from Copenhagen founded 2003 by falsetto voiced bassist Tomas Høffding coming from the Scandinavian rock underground, singer songwriter/guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg from the avantgarde jazz scene (with beard to match), and drummer Tomas Barfod – who also records as Tomboy – a rising star of electronic music.
Besides a number of 12” singles on German disco label Gomma Records and remixes for other artists, the band’s first full release was their self-titled debut, WhoMadeWho.
Their second album, The Plot, was released on February 24 2009. It showcases WhoMadeWho’s futuristic, danceable rock sound, always two steps ahead of musical trends.
Telefon Tel Aviv’s new studio album, the first in 4 years, has finally hit the stores. Immolate Yourself is out since January 20th on BPitch Control. This new album is unfortunately being released in very somber circumstances since it was announced on January 22nd that founding member Charles Cooper had been found dead after going missing for a day. It is unclear whether Telefon Tel Aviv will keep making music after this tragic event.
The Chicago-based electronic music duo (Charles Cooper and Joshua Eustis) released their first EP in 2001 to positive reviews. In 2002 and 2004 they released two LPs on Hefty Records’ Immediate Action label. After working with different bands and producing some noteworthy remixes (check out their remix of Bebel Gilberto’s track “All Around” below), they put out a remix collection and started working on new material.
Bebel Gilberto - All Around (Telefon Tel Aviv Remix)
Their third album is full of surprises. It sees the band taking a radically new approach to production, reverting to analog tape and analog synthesizers. Eustis and Cooper wanted to “sound more real” and this new direction clearly brings things back to the dancefloor. Their new compositions merge electronic noises and strong bass lines, still playing with loops and hypnotic melodies.
Telefon Tel Aviv - The Birds
Listen to more TTA music on MySpace. Buy the new album on
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