French electro duo The Shoes are part of a new wave of indie artists from the Northern city of Reims (think Yuksek, Brodinski or The Bewitched Hands). Their debut album Crack My Bones was released in March 2011 to rave reviews and features a number of guest appearances including Esser, CocknBullKid and Wave Machines. There’s dancefloor moments that will be familiar to those who have followed the duo since their debut back in 2009, but there’s also dark electronic pop songs that you’re going to fall in love with.
The Shoes’ last single is the unstoppable stomper “Time To Dance”, released last month and backed by remixes from SebastiAn, Esser, Rocky Piano and Dddxie. You can stream the whole EP on SoundCloud and watch the video for the song (featuring Jake Gyllenhaal) on Vimeo.
The Shoes - Time To Dance (SebastiAn Remix)
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Berlin-based Siriusmo (aka Moritz Friedrich) has been on umstrum’s radar ever since he released his superb remix of Bodi Bill’s gorgeous track “Tip Toe Walk”.
The German composer / producer is actually not new to the scene. Over the past few years he has released a handful of albums and garnered a fair amount of praise amongst his peers. He works regularly with Modeselektor, either through collaboration or remixing but he has also collaborated with Breakbot, Chromeo, The Shoes, Housemeister or David Rubato.
Siriusmo - High Together
Scissor Sisters - Invisible Light (Siriusmo Remix)
Siruismo’s latest EP, The Plasterer Of Love, was released at the beginning of the month and has already rave reviews from influential bloggers and music critics. This record really doesn’t take itself sirius-ly: it’s fun and danceable with a few great moments of electro/house genius. Don’t believe me? Judge for yourself! Here’s the amazing track “Einmal In Der Woche Schreien”…
Siriusmo - Einmal In Der Woche Schreien
Don’t tell me you’re not smiling and bobbing your head. This song has such a contagious beat, you cannot sit still while listening to it!
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Berlin-based trio Bodi Bill make music that really breaks boundaries. Electrofolk? Experimental electronica? Indie pop? Well, let’s forget about genre definitions and focus on the music. Alex Amoon, Fabian Fenk (aka Pantasz) and Anton K. Feisthave have already released two albums and are currently working on their third LP. Their acclaimed debut, No More Wars, was followed by their equally amazing sophomore album Next Time, released in May 2008 (both albums on Sinnbus).
Bodi Bill - Tip Toe Walk (Siriusmo Remix)
“Tip Toe Walk” was given the remix treatment by Siriusmo, who is fast becoming one of our favourites here at umstrum||music. This mix is a completely different take on the original and its slow grinding vibe is so implacable it’s almost unnatural. Hypnotic loops, overpowering bass and jazzy keyboards wrap around compelling vocals and leave a penetrating impression of melancholy.
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