Tag Archives: synthpop

MINITEL ROSE – ATLANTIQUE (Electro/Synth/Pop – France)

French electro trio Minitel Rose is back in the game. Two years after their first album, The French Machine (Futur, 2008), Raphael, Romain and Quentin are finally releasing its follow-up. Their new full length is called Atlantique and it’s out since Monday 7th June.

On their MySpace, Minitel Rose allowed fans and reviewers to preview the album, thereby creating a lot of anticipation and excitement ahead of the release. Now the LP is out and the first single taken off it is “Wild Birds”. On remix duties we have some big names, including Barretso and Thieves Like Us.

Minitel Rose - Wild Birds (Barretso Remix)     

With his signature driven bassline, Barretso creates a pulsating electro track that clearly shows that he hasn’t lost his touch. Word is out that he’s currently working on his second EP, which should be released on TUFFEM UP! soon…

Minitel Rose – Wild Birds (Thieves Like Us Remix)     

For this second remix, Thieves Like Us slow things down a notch. Groovy beats and wah-wah guitars for a track that has “Summer!” written all over it. Doesn’t it just make you wanna order a cocktail and sip on it in the sunset?

To find out more about Minitel Rose, check out their page on MySpace. You can buy their new album on Minitel Rose

CHEW LIPS – UNICORN (ElectroPop/Indie – UK)

After releasing two acclaimed singles on hip Parisian label Kitsuné, British electro-pop trio Chew Lips finally released their highly anticipated debut album in January. Unicorn is a consistent pop album packed with catchy tunes and impeccable synth melodies. On this album, Tigs (vocals), James Watkins (bass, synths) and Will Sanderson (guitar, synths) teamed up with Bat For Lashes collaborator, David Kosten, who helped them craft ten slices of pitch-perfect stylish pop.

Chew Lips - Play Together     

Taking cues from the 80s (think KRAFTWERK), Chew Lips is part of the current wave of girl-fronted electro bands (La Roux, Robyn, Little Boots) but their strong songwriting displays more serious ambitions that you can sense on tracks such as “Too Much Talking” or “Piano Song”, revealing a much more sensitive side of the group.

If you’ve been following this blog, you will remember Chew Lips’ first single “Solo”, which was included on U R MY DISCO // vol.3 and their subsequent hit “Salt Air”, which was given the remix treatment by French electro geniuses Jupiter

Chew Lips - Salt Air (Jupiter Remix)     

Check out the video for their new single “Seven” just below and don’t forget to visit MySpace for more info, more music and tour dates. Unicorn is available now on Chew Lips

ANORAAK – MAKE IT BETTER (Electro/SynthPop – France)

Anoraak

Almost two years after his debut album, Nightdrive With you, Anoraak is finally back with new material! The French synthpop maestro is ready to make us dance again with his retro synths and perfect beats, so put on your dancing shoes!

Anoraak’s new single is called “Make It Better” and it has just been featured on the compilation Edges – A new French Electronic Generation. This compilation is a project that presents a selection of exclusive or rare tracks by new French artists and producers tipped for great things in 2009.

Anoraak - Make It Better (Original Mix)     

Anoraak - Nightdrive With You (Grum Remix)     

If you like what you hear and you want to find out more about Anoraak, check out his page on MySpace. You can of course buy his music on Anoraak

KYLIE MINOGUE – BOOMBOX (ElectroPop – Australia)

Kylie Minogue

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!

Get more info on Kylie’s official website and buy her music on

saturday nite with… DRAGONETTE

Playing non-stop on my mp3 right now is “I Get Around” by Dragonette

This Canadian electropop four piece is great at crafting catchy pop songs with great hooks and this exactly what they did on their new single “I Get Around”. Uplifting, unashamedly pop and highly danceable, this is excatly the kind of music you what you wanna hear when you’re riding the metro and everyone around you looks sad and grey. Give it a try and you might end up dancing and singing in the metro very soon.

Dragonette - I Get Around     

The band consists of singer-songwriter Martina Sorbara, bassist and producer Dan Kurtz, guitarist Chris Hugget and drummer Joel Stouffer. Their first record, the Dragonette EP, was released in 2005, prior to signing a record deal with Mercury Records. Dragonette then relocated to London to record their debut album Galore and toured the UK supporting local acts, including Basement Jaxx.

The singles “Take It Like  A Man” and “I Get Around” performed quite poorly on UK charts but Dragonette did get some airplay with “The Boys”, a cover of Calvin Harris‘ hit single “The Girls”, and they also became a favourite of many electro blogs…

Check out more music by Dragonette on MySpace. If you like what you hear and want to buy the music, head over to Dragonette