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Just a few months after Kill For Love, Johnny Jewel, Ruth Radelet and Adam Miller (aka Chromatics) are already back with a new tune! “Looking For Love” is edited down from an epic 17-minute piece commissioned for Chanel’s latest runway show.

This haunting song features Radelet’s whispery vocals over a polished hypnotic beat. The structure is linear, with a few subtle shifts here and there, and the result is classy and elegant. “Looking For Love” will appear on After Dark 2 (follow up to the Jewel’s recently remastered seminal compilation After Dark), out soon on Italians Do It Better.

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saturday nite with… VANBOT


Late night bike riding and endless love for retro synthesizers inspired Ester Ideskog to compose synth heavy electro pop hits under her new alias Vanbot. She has spent the past few years writing and producing music, constantly searching for the right sound, with the precious help of companion/producer Sebastian Forslund. Their many sonic experiments led to the release of Vanbot’s self-titled debut album in Spring 2011, quickly followed by a remix EP featuring Niva, Fear of Tigers and Bremen.

Vanbot - Bitter Is The Sweetest Part (Bremen Remix)     

The new chapter in Vanbot’s burgeoning career is the single “Got To Get Out”, which recently premiered on NYLON Magazine and is currently getting a lot of heat worlwide. This brand new tune showcases Vanbot’s talent for creating compelling electronic soundscapes with swirling synthesizers and drum machines. Some might say she’s walking too closely in Robyn‘s footsteps but who are we to complain?

Vanbot - Got To Get Out     

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The Penelopes

Parisian duo Axel Basquiat and Vincent T, better known as The Penelopes, are back after a long pause with the appropriately-titled new single “Now Now Now”. For this new track, released in the UK on November 11 and scheduled for release elsewhere in December, the pair is joined by vocalist Laura Kidd.

Influenced by everyone from Prefab Sprout to Felix Da Housecat to Devo,  The Penelopes make sparkly electropop, with elastic bass lines, lush keyboard sequences and funky guitars.

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BARRETSO – CELESTE EP (ElectroSynth/Club – Chile)

Chilean dreamwave wizard Barretso (born Francisco Cofré de la Fuente) first showed up on our radar at the beginning of 2010 and in just over a year his buzz factor has literally exploded! Both his original tracks and his remixes for the likes of Justice, Minitel Rose, Gemini Club and The Vanish have managed to propel him to the forefront of the electro scene.

The Vanish - Heartbeat (Barretso Remix)     

After the critically acclaimed Bright City Lights EP (released in April 2010), Barretso is now finally almost ready to introduce his new record, Celeste EP, which will be out in late Spring. As if we weren’t already shivering with anticipation, Barretso has decided to tease with a new song taken off the forthcoming EP. He dropped it a few days ago on his Soundcloud and it instantly created a shock wave amongst his numerous fans.

Barretso – Chase (Celeste EP Teaser)

On top of this, Tuff Em Up! Records and Trashbags have just announced a massive remix competition ahead of the release. You can already download the stems of “Chase” HERE (password: frankiechase) and start working on your very own remix of this brilliant track. The competition will close on May 23rd 2011 and the winner will  see his remix featured on the Celeste EP and will also get a record release through Tuff Em Up! Records and a pair of WESC headphones. All remixes are to be submitted to Fraser@tuffemup.com

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