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CUT/COPY – ZONOSCOPE (SynthPop/Electro – Australia)

It’s been a long and painful wait but we can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. Indeed, there’s just over two weeks to go until Australia’s finest pioneers of disco synth pop Cut Copy release their new album, Zonoscope, on Modular Records.

After their highly praised 2008 release, In Ghost Colours, which spawned gorgeous singles such as “So Haunted”, “Hearts On Fire”, “Lights and Music” and “Far Away”, expectations are high for its long-awaited follow-up. Well, judging by the quality of the first single taken off Zonoscope, Cut Copy are not going to disappoint.

As one would expect with any Cut Copy release, “Take Me Over” has been remixed by a host of prestigious artists, including Mylo, Flight Facilities, Azari & III, Midnight Magic… First up is Flight Facilities, who give the track their trademark funky tropical vibe, turning it into a bashy summer slow-jam with warm synths, wah wah guitar and even some sea gull samples.

Cut Copy - Take Me Over (Flight Facilities Remix)     

Mylo takes a different approach to this track and decides to go all out on big beats and clubby synths. This six and half minute long super sleek electro extravaganza takes things back to the disco and we thank him for that.

CUT COPY – Take Me Over (Mylo remix)

The Cutters are currently polishing their live show ahead of the worldwide Zonoscope tour which will take them to the UK, Scandinavia, Germany and France in March, and then on to the fair shores of the USA in March and April. Get more info and take a look at the full list of touring dates on the official site or MySpace.

You can now pre order Zonoscope at the Mod Shop, JB Hi-Fi and Cut Copy

MUNK – MONDO VAGABONDO (Disco/Electro/House – Germany)


After a two-year break, disco punk torchbearer and Gomma label boss Mathias Modica (aka Munk) has just announced the release of a new EP, Mondo Vagabondo, which will be out on October 18 on Gomma Records.

The Italo-German DJ and musician has released two critically-acclaimed albums so far: Aperitivo (2004) and Cloudbuster (2008). He has collaborated with many iconic artists, such as LCD Soundsystem‘s frontman James Murphy, Micky Moonlight and Italian actress Asia Argento.

Munk - Live Fast! Die Old! (Feat. Asia Argento)     

Munk’s effortlessly cool mix of futuristic disco and classic house has been hailed by critics. NME even called him “the most influential German disco act since Moroder… like a European version of New York’s DFA”.

Munk - Back Down (Cut Copy Jackmaster Remix)     

Besides making music, touring the world as a DJ, designing T-shirts and organising exhibitions, Mathias “Munk” Modica is also the owner of hip German label Gomma Records. The label is home to acts such as Whomadewho, Headman and Box Codax (the upcoming solo project of Franz Ferdinand’s Nick McCarthy).

Munk - Down In L.A. (Shazam Remix)     

The Mondo Vagabondo EP is a sunny romantic dance record filled with influences from psychedelic rock, Italo disco and even French chanson. Munk has peppered this with electronic afro percussions, super sweet melodies, big chords, screaming organs, and irresistible bass lines. On these five new tracks, you’ll find an eclectic mix of instruments: pianos, keys, bass, guitar, drums, xylophones, drum machines and vocals in English, Italian, French, German and even Hindi! This extravagant mix of sounds and languages is the result of Modica’s vagabond lifestyle. As a DJ, he embarked on a long pilgrimage around the world, finally settling in Rome. Now he spends most of his time shuttling between Marseille and Berlin.

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From August 23rd to 28th, umstrum||music will be relocating to the sunny city of Nice on the French Riviera to cover the CROSSOVER Festival. Taking place in eight different locations around town, the festival will feature concerts, exhibitions, DJ sets, movie screenings and performances by some of the biggest names in contemporary electronic music.

For its sixth anniversary the CROSSOVER Festival has gone all out wth an all-star guest list which includes Berlin-based minimal legend Paul Kalkbrenner, Italian electro-punk outfit The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, DJ Koze, electro-reggae crossover artist Major Lazer, German DJ/producer Boys Noize, Parisian hipsters I Am Un Chien, Daft Punk-inspired band Nasser, LA-based Hip-Hop duo Lexicon, H-Tenza, Kevin Saunderson, Orestt, OneLight, Misty Rabbit…

Cut Copy - Lights & Music (Boys Noize Happy Birthday Remix)     

Alex Gopher - The Game (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)     

Created by the Panda 06 association (the crew behind the Electronic Beach Festival in Cannes), the CROSSOVER Festival is a celebration of cultural diversity, musical experimentation and hybrid artistic projects. It’s a place where artists, music fans and club-goers cross paths and mingle, whether it be on a beach, in a theatre or in a club.

The party starts today and will go on till Sunday morning so hurry up and get your tix HERE and HERE. Tune in to umstrum||music all week for news and reviews!

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CUT/COPY – WHERE I’M GOING (Electro/Psychedelica/Retro – Australia)

Time for a little Cut/Copy update! After their acclaimed sophomore abum In Ghost Colours Modular, 2008), the Melbourne-based band embarked on a lengthy world tour and then decided to take some time off to work on new material. While they still occasionally came under the spotlight with some remixes they did for bands such as Cansei De Ser Sexy, Ladyhawke or The Juan MacLean, Dan Whitford, Tim Hoey and Mitchell Scott were keeping a relatively low profile.

Now Cut/Copy are back in the eye of a storm with a brand new song “Where I’m Going”, taken off their as-yet-untitled third album (due early 2011). The song was premiered on Australian indie radio Triple J last month and was then made available for free download on the band’s website.

Cut Copy - Where I'm Going     

The song will also be released on vinyl this month. It will be available as a strictly limited, one-sided etched 7″. To celebrate the release of their new song Cut/Copy are now back on tour playing some new tunes and old favorites to festival-goers and clubbers alike (US in August and Australia in October).

Cut Copy - So Haunted (Knightlife Sun-Soaked Reprise)     

Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire (Aeroplane Pop Remix)     
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We will have to wait a few months for the new album to come out. It is currently being mixed with the help of Ben Allen, who has worked with Gnarls Barkley and Animal Collective amongst others. Stay in touch with Cut/Copy on MySpace and buy all their music on Cut

REDLIGHT – REMIXES (Club/Electro/House – US)

Redlight is a DJ / producer who spent the last two years rocking clubs in NYC and crafting high energy remixes for artists such as Boris Dlugosch, Kings of Convenience or Ladyhawke. Having now relocated to LA, he is spending less time DJing and concentrating on production work. He has released a few original tracks and some pretty amazing mashups.

Cut Copy - Ghosts on Fire (RedLight Mashup)     

All of Redlight’s remixes seek to improve on the original and to make them ever more dancefloor friendly. With this in mind, he brings his personal touch to the tracks he remixes and often comes up with remixes that are completely different from the originals. His take on Vampire Weekend’s “Ottoman” is eloquent enough in this respect…

Vampire Weekend - Ottoman (Redlight Remix)     

Always in touch with the latest trends, Redlight just dropped an excellent remix of up-and-coming Irish band Two Door Cinema Club. On the heels of their recently released debut album and a sold out European tour, this trio has been getting a lot of media attention. With this great remix of their song “What You Know”, they’re now sure to take the dancefloors by storm…

Two Door Cinema Club - What You Know (Redlight Remix)     

For more info, check out Redlight’s blog or head over to MySpace.