Jul 7 2015

vōx releases ‘Put The Poison In Me’ single

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Los Angeles based artists vōx returns with “Put The Poison In Me“, a track that sees her stripped down to just her haunting vocals and a piano accompanyment. Previous releases incorporated a melancholical electronic element but on this latest outing she shows she is equally comfortable when the light shines directly on her.

The track is part of a limited edition Vinyl EP released by Turntable Kitchen. Check out her previous output and put that name vōx on your ones to watch list for 2015/2016.

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Jun 6 2015

Weekend Videos: Ronny W – Never Gone

Ronny W recently released his brand new video for the single “Never Gone” to coincide with Memorial Day in the United States. This date wasn’t selected at random considering the track’s lyrics were co-written with the Semper Fi Sisters, a charity helping veterans find their feet.

Ronny himself is a veteran of the IDF where, as a tank commander in Lebanon in 2006, he was severely injured and left paralysed from the waist down. Such a tragic outcome would have broken most men but Ronny is not most men. Instead he immersed himself into his music even appearing on the Israeli version of X-Factor. This perservarance saw him relocate to Los Angeles in the past year to focus his attention fully on his music career.

On “Never Gone” he collaborated with longtime friend Ido Sagir who provided the accentuations with his fine Oud playing. It is this willingness to combine modern rock and pop elements with middleeastern influences that makes Ronny‘s music standout in his new town.

One thing is sure, this won’t be the last you hear from Ronny W.

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Mar 15 2015

Weekend Videos: Kosha DIllz – Been Down (Haim Remix)

Kosha Dillz recently unleashed his winning Haim sampling remix of the track “Been Down“. It comes with a suitably laidback video shot in Amsterdam and is well worth a spin.

Kosha is throwing his own official OY VEY! SXSW party on Wednesday 18th featuring acts from all over the world including scheduled performances from the likes of Gangsta Boo and Murs. If you are in Austin this week be sure to attend

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Feb 27 2015

Mutado Pintado – 336 W 17th ST

336 W 17th ST Mulato PintadoEclectic‘ is one of those overused words that musos love to hate, but it would be hard to describe Mulato Pintado’s new album without letting that pesky adjective sneak in here and there.

Ranging from Hip Hop to Indie to Garage Rock with Pop overtones and Electronica, the rather awkwardly named ‘336 W 17th ST‘ is as multifaceted as it’s hard to describe – a musical journey through New York City‘s underbelly, peppered with potholes, traffic jams and U-turns.

It’s as if Lemon Jelly and The Pixies moved to the ghetto and gave birth to a multiheaded baby doped up on anxiety medication.

Mutado Pintado, AKA Clams Baker, is a mystery man of many talents, with fingers in many pies – he’s the vocalist in vinyl-only word-of-mouth electro success story Paranoid London, frontman in Warmduscher alongside Saul and Jack of Fat White Family, and vocalist in Save – his collaboration with Colder‘s Marc Nguyen Tan.

Scuzzy walls of sound crescendo into a soundtrack for a panic attack, but on the flipside we get moments of real heart, as you can seein the video for ‘The Tick‘ here:

This album is so fluid it’s probably a music marketeer’s worst nightmare. ‘Eclectic‘. And it doesn’t really seem like Pintado gives a flying fuck.

Officially out on March 2nd, it’s already up for streaming in full on Soundcloud. If I were you, I’d go and have a listen, the opening track, ‘King of the Worker Bees‘, is a great place to start.

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Feb 3 2015

Angel Haze new single “Candles”

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I have loved Angel Haze‘s ever since she was dropping mixtapes and rapping on Eminem beats. Dropping her debut album while the credits where already rolling on 2013 meant she missed out on all those year end lists which is a shame because ‘Black Gold‘ was full of great moments.

If you have been keeping up with her on social media recently you will know she has been hinting at some new music for a few weeks now. Finally she’s released new track “CANDLXS” yesterday. Kicking off with a display of her rapping prowess the Troy Noka produced track then gives way to an eery indian flute sample which allow Haze to showcase her singing skills as well.

CANDLXS” is the lead off track from Angel Haze’s new EP ‘In The Winter Of Wet Years‘, can’t wait to hear more!

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Jan 21 2015

CM Top Albums of 2014: Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

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Mac DeMarco‘s 3rd album reflects back on the ‘Salad Days‘ of his youth. This nostalgia for the past, combined with the experience that came from it, allows the bittersweet nature of being a slacker to be portrayed better than ever whilst also showing off his undeniable talent.

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Jan 20 2015

CM Top Albums of 2014: D’Angelo – Black Messiah

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Having been 14 years without an album, D’Angelo was not rushing to get back into the industry unless he really had something to say. Recent developments in Ferguson incensed him to release the album early, with songs about the ingrained racism of a lot of Americas subconscious. Yet ‘Black Messiah‘ explores these tensions not simply by complaining about them but instead with a view to solving these problems through the pursuit of love and it is in this way that D’Angelo is truly prophetic.

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Jan 16 2015

CM Top Albums of 2014: Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence

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Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Ultraviolence‘ told the tale of the further demise of the Hollywood dreamers fate. In beautiful and powerful ballads, the characters tale of failed romance and crushed dreams is melancholic yet almost a reinforcement on the themes of ‘Born to Die‘. One more album in this vein could show Lana Del Rey is not a character but a true reflection on Lizzy Grant.

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