Glass Candy is an American nu-disco duo from Portland that formed in 1996. Johnny Jewel plays guitar, synths and produces most of the music on old-school analogic gear, while charismatic front woman Ida No sings vocals.
Glass Candy’s work is quite difficult to define, their music can be dark and disturbing at times and other times upbeat and almost carefree. The only thing that’s for sure is that the songs’ repetitive lyrics and polished beats have a strong hypnotic effect, that makes you want to play them on repeat and drown in the sound.
Glass Candy - Animal Imagination
While the band’s early work blended noise rock with electropop, their later work incorporates Italo disco. They have released a number of albums since the early 2000s, their most recent being 2008’s Deep Gems.
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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
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Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue knows how to reinvent herself and she intends to prove it!
Her new album, Boombox, is a collection of fifteen remixes produced between 2000 and 2008 by some of the best artists, DJs and producers out there. These reworks, which cover all genres from disco to electropop, show all facets of Kylie’s incredible return to the forefront of the pop world from 2000 onwards.
Boombox counts with contributions from Kid Crème, Chemical Brothers, CSS, Fischerspooner, Whitey, Mylo, Sebastien Léger, Bitrocka, LA Riots and more…
Kylie Minogue – In My Arms (Sebastien Leger Vocal Remix)
Let’s also point out that the album includes the previously unreleased (but highly circulated on the internet) title track, “Boombox”, remixed by LA Riots!
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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.
On the heels of the immensily successful single “Back of the Van”, Kiwi songstress Ladyhawke is releasing “My Delirium” as the fourth single off her self-titled debut album, out now via Modular. This fist in the air anthem showcases everything that is right about Ladyhawke right now… Pure pop at its best!
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