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TEI SHI – BASSICALLY (Synth/ElectroPop – US)

Tei Shi

On the heels of her triumphant SXSW debut (no less than 7 shows over 6 days) hotly tipped newcomer Tei Shi released her highly anticipated Verde EP on April 14th to overwhelmingly good reviews.

The Brooklyn-based singer also teamed up with Body Language to give her most recent single “Bassically” a new, more dancefloor-friendly twist. Gone is the bass-laden moodiness and dark undertones of the R’n’B influenced original. Tei Shi’s hypnotic vocals now shine through layers of synths and disco beats.

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Fresh off the success of their debut album Social Studies, Brooklyn based electro-dance quartet Body Language are ready to reveal their sophomore album Grammar. With this new full length, the members bring their myriad influences home to create a vibrant collection of dance-pop gems and tasty floor-fillers.

Like Social Studies, this sophomore release embodies the band’s restless pop experiments with a future-shocked blend of soul and R&B. Or as multi-instrumentalist/producer Grant Wheeler puts it, “Our world still exists in an indie-disco bubble; we’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop”. Tracks like early single “Lose My Head” — a floor-filler that’s driven by late ‘70s funk licks and diamond-encrusted keys — show that continued versatility and collaboration is the core of Body Language’s creative process.

Bonus track: Body Language remixed by Sydney’s own Plastic Plates!

Body Language - Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix)     

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PLASTIC PLATES – TOYS (NuDisco/Electro – Australia/US)

Plastic Plates

Plastic Plates is the solo project of Sydney-born LA-based electro artist Felix Bloxsom. With early support from The Magician, who has included a number of his productions in his Magic Tapes, Bloxsom is fast becoming the go-to remixer for indie, dance and pop artists alike. Think Body Language, Sia, Mark Ronson, Midnight Juggernauts, Adele, The Wombats, I Blame Coco or Sneaky Sound System.

Body Language - Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix)     

Plastic Plates is now giving away two awesome original tracks on his SoundCloud: “More Than Love” and “Toys”. If you like smooth electro jams with a nu-disco twist, then Plastic Plates might just be your thing.

Plastic Plates - More Than Love     

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Body Language

Brooklyn’s own Body Language has risen from the underground armed with synths, vocoder, glockenspiel, percussion, and three graceful voices. Their original music was born from weekly dance parties set up by Grant Wheeler and Matt Young, who quickly enrolled glockenspiel guru Angelica Bess and drummer Ian Chang. Their efforts, which illustrated their life in Brooklyn, were delivered in the five-track Speaks EP.

After collaborating with such wildly different artists as Theophilus London, Machinedrum or Passion Pit and sharing stage with the likes of Zero 7, Sia, Little Boots and SVIIB, Body Language released the Social Studies EP last October. This mini album is a fitting followup to their 2009 debut, applying a refined pop palette to their synth-laden melodies, head-circling hooks and neon-lit grooves.

“The title sums it up perfectly,” explains Grant Wheeler. “Depending on the day, we’re producing indie music, DJing house, disco and Detroit techno, or writing pop songs on the piano. So we wrapped our record up like a tidy textbook of genres, or different cultures in a social studies class.”

Body Language - Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix)     

Body Language - You Can (Willy Joy Remix)     

Check out Body Language’s official site or MySpace for more info. Download the album on their Bandcamp or on