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POMPEYA – NIGHT EP (Indie/Rock – Russia)

Pompeya

Moscow-based indie/new-waver outfit Pompeya recently shared a funky new remix of “Does”, the latest single off their Night EP, released in spring via Brooklyn label No Shame. This beefed-up new version of the track comes courtesy of Brazilian producer duo The Twelves,who give it a whole new twist. This remix is out now on LessThan3 and it is only the first of many new remixes to come!

For the record, Pompeya’s Night EP follows the release of the band’s debut album Tropical last year and its companion album Tropical Remixed, featuring Fred Falke’s standout remix of “90” along with other reworks courtesy of Jimmy Edgar, Psychemagik, and Felix da Housecat. 2014 also saw the band tour extensively across the US and perform at SXSW for the first time and they are currently gearing up for the 2015 release of their new album Real.

More info on Pompeya’s official site or follow them on Facebook. Buy on

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB – SLEEP ALONE (Indie – UK)

Two Door Cinema Club

It’s official! Northern Ireland’s favourite indie pop trio Two Door Cinema Club are back! Their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Beacon, is set to drop on September 3rd on Kitsuné / September 4th on Glassnote (US/Canada) and the first single “Sleep Alone” is already out!

After shifting over one million copies of their debut album worldwide and selling out big venues all around the world, TDCC took a step back to think about what was coming next. Last april, the band travelled to Los Angeles to record their new full-length with acclaimed producer Jacknife Lee (Bloc Party, U2, REM) in his home studio. The result stays true to the band’s energetic blend of singalong indie pop but it is somehow more ambitious and bold, showcasing a broader and more inclusive sound.

Hardcore fans will probably need something to chew on until September, so here comes a little selection of remixes from the archives…

Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)     

Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk (Crystal Fighters Remix)     

Two Door Cinema Club - Come Back Home (Is Tropical Remix)     

FYI, the boys will be on tour in France and in Germany this fall! For more info, check out Two Door Cinema Club’s official site or Facebook. Buy their music on Tourist

BLACK KIDS – PARTIE TRAUMATIC (Indie/Pop – US)

Born and raised in Florida, Black Kids is an indie pop band formed in 2006 by siblings Reggie and Ali  Youngblood (guitar, vocals and keys), joined by Owen Holmes on bass, Dawn Watley on keys and backing vocals and Kevin Snow on drums. The band’s debut EP, Wizard of Ahhhs, received favorable critical response in 2007 and was followed by their album, Partie Traumatic, which went straight to #5 on the UK Albums Chart in July 2008.

Rolling Stone called them one of ten “Artists to Watch” in 2008 and they were also included in the BBC Top 10 Sound of 2008 poll. Their debut spawned two singles, “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance” and “Hurricane Jane”, which were both remixed by many a-class producers, including Brazil’s own The Twelves.

Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (Twelves Remix)     

Black Kids - Hurricane Jane (The Cansecos Remix)     

As a bonus, here’s another fun remix of “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance” by super cool Japanese electro outfit 80kidz

Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (80Kidz Remix)     

Black Kids are currently writing and recording new material for their sophomore album. For more info, check out the official website. You can buy Black Kids music on Black Kids

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saturday nite with… BLACK STROBE

Black Strobe

Black Strobe were formed in Paris in 1997 by producer Arnaud Rebotini and DJ Ivan Smagghe. Originally producing in the house genre, they later became more influenced by music from the 1970s and 1980s, especially industrial post punk and camp, European electronic body music (or EBM). However, they describe their dark electrosound as “frozen balearic gay biker house”. They were instrumental in the rise of the electroclash movement in the UK with their breakthrough single Me And Madonna, released in 2002 on Output Records.

Black Strobe - Me & Madonna (The Twelves Remix)     

Their tracks have been remixed by some of the biggest names on the electro scene, including Brazilian electro wizzards The Twelves (see remix above), but Black Strobe are also much sought after as remixers. They have worked with such diverse artists as Röyksopp, Nitzer Ebb, Rammstein, Frankmusic, The Rapture, and Tiefschwarz.

After Ivan Smagghe left in 2006, Black Strobe reinvented itself to re-emerge as a four-piece live band, with members David “Siskid” Shaw (guitar), Bastien Burger (bass and keyboard) and Benjamin Beaulieu (drums) joining Rebotini on vocals. They subsequently released the album Burn Your Own Church (Playlouderecordings) in 2007 and the Back From Beyond EP in 2009 (Supersoul Recordings). Theyare now putting the final touches to their new album, which is scheduled for a Marc 2011 release. In the meantime, here’s another remix from our vaults…

Black Strobe - Italian Fireflies (Eskimo Twins Re-Work)     

Remixed by Leeds-based production duo Eskimo Twins (who have already played with Simian Mobile Disco, Boys Noize and Erol Alkan), this rework of “Italian Fireflies” is a real electro finery of the finest kind.

For more information and music, go ahead and pay Black Strobe a visit on MySpace. Buy their music on

saturday nite with… YUKSEK

Yuksek

French-born DJ, producer and remixer Yuksek (aka Pierre-Alexandre Busson) has been building  an ever-growing halo of buzz in the past couple of years. Originally signed to Birdy Nam Nam’s label UWe, he has crafted some of the hottest remixes released in the first half of 2010. His productions include stellar remixes for the likes of The Kaiser Chiefs, M83, Gorillaz, Bot’Ox, Peaches, Siriusmo, Teenage Bad Girl, Van She, Chromeo, Adam Kesher… and the list goes on!

A classically-trained pianist, Yuksek spent his adolescence practicing piano several hours a day at music school but couldn’t seem to reconcile this routine with his love of pop music.  Indeed, his childhood was spent listening to The Beatles and Gainsbourg and he was later drawn to the early West Coast rap and stunned in his early secondary school years by Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.

Yuksek - So Far Away From The Sea (The Twelves Remix)     

This variety of influences is what you can find on his debut album, Away From The Sea, released in 2009. Now Yuksek’s problem may be his desire to put a little bit of everything in the mix. While his beats and production are both impressive, the album as a whole falls somewhat short of expectations. There is still plenty of good material on the album and it’s a credible debut effort for an artist who sure as hell has plenty to offer.

Yuksek - Supermenz (We're Not)     

For more info, visit Yuksek on MySpace. Buy his music on Yuksek