once we say forever that’s the first lie we tell each other
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Frank + Derol live a handful of times now and they are definitely coming into their own. Still a little wet behind the ears but their current tour with Wolf Gang should go a long way to strengthening their stage show. They certainly have no shortage of jams.Â UnfortunatelyÂ only 4 of them are included on their debut EP. “Let It Go” is the one that makes me roll my windows down and sing along at top volume like a spastic. Get into it.
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Why: “True Romance” is one of the great songs of the year. It stands strong on its own and lends itself beautifully to some stellarremixes, like the one above. If Citizens!’ worthwhile contributions stopped there it would still be something appreciated. Luckily for us they have more swinging indie dance rock for us.Â Here We Are is chock full of bendyÂ baselinesÂ and hopping percussion, making a set of jams sure to start up your next party. Take “She Said” for example, I just hit play and already there are people knocking. And I don’t even have enough dip!
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Why: While Germany Germany has been a Burning Ear favorite for years, Drew Harris and his beautful electronic sounds have goneÂ under-appreciatedÂ among most. It’s understandable, though. Harris doesn’t bow to anyone’s expectation or genre boundaries. He follows his heart and has evolved down more pathways than any other artist I have followed on this site. With that said, his latest album is another journey through a mellower and more ambient sound than some of his previous dance jams. I just put on the album to write this review and 90 seconds in heard my friend say “This is nice! Who is this?” One more fan!
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Why: Portasound are solidfavorites at TBE HQ but the world doesn’t seem to like awesomeÂ instrumental electroÂ party jams as much as I do! With under 1000 likes on Facebook they fall squarely into the sameÂ under-appreciatedÂ camp as similar TBE instrumental faves Civil Civic. Just try cranking up “To The Colours” on a night drive and not rolling down the windows, lead-footing the pedal, and generally feeling like a badass. You cant! EP opener “Dreadnought” may start off slow but when it kicks in it brings full-on 80s car chase grooves with it! Rage on!
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With previously posted Joe & Will Ask track “Freya” kicking off Vikings you know it starts right. And if you know the legendary status of their previous jams then you can imagine it continues just as right. And then you could toast to having been 100% correct so far. Cheers. This London duo continues flying under too many radars as they dropÂ glitchy,Â bouncy, funky, groove jams that openly beg for low lights and high body movement. They may not be dancefloor crushers to everybody but the kinetic mood they set is undeniable. “Santander” builds up and then pulls back, leaving various trails of a beat in its path. Its a journey you just have to give yourself to.
Why: Whitey is a dude I haven’t rocked out to since pre-TBE days when “Wrap It Up” was my jaaam. Apparently he has been regularly releasing music and albums since them but the guy’s success is so underground I didn’t even know about it. Thank goodness I got my hands on his new album Lost Summer because “Brief and Bright” is one of my new favorite songs. A big beat stomp that demands to be turned up! The album is full of other jams like 1st single “Saturday Night Ate Our Lives” and “People” so dive into them below and then get caught up on one of the most talented and underrated guys making electronic indie dance music.
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no if you’re never gonna move, oh my love, you’ll make me come to you, but i’m still dancing on my own, still dancing on my own
Jessie Ware is so killing it right now. The former back-up singer for TBE alum’s like Jack PeÃ±ateÂ (Where is he these days?), Man Like Me, and SBTRKT already dropped one of the years best songs with “Wildest Moments.” Now that I have been selfishly getting acquainted with her debut LP Devotion, I can finally come up for air long enough to make sure you get on board. It’s beautiful, sexy, and will probably stop you in your tracks on more than one song.
JESSIE WARE BONUS CORNER:
1. I was just thinking about that Jack PeÃ±ate connection and remembering that his backup singer from the 2009 tour (with Miike Snow!) struck a chord in my mind at the time. A quick zip through my iPhoto revealedÂ these. She is looking a lot fitter these days but it’s still hott to know I was only an arms length away from her…
Jessie Ware on tour with Jack PeÃ±ate – September 2009. Maxwells, Hoboken, NJ.
when i see you again and i’m greeted as a friend, it is understood that we did all we could
If for some reason you haven’t been mellowing out to The xx’s new LP Coexist for the past few weeks then let this serve as a reminder to get with it. The subtle evolutions in their sound are slipped into Jamie xx’s slightly bigger beats and the result â€“ while perhaps not as addictive as their debut â€“ is fantastic. Basking in the jumpy beat of “Sunset,” its clear how his attention to perfection is evident in every sound you hear. Not to mention the perfect complimentary vocals of Romy & Oliver. However, for the full experience you’ll have to catch them live.
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