Arrivals: Django Django – Reflection


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The Scottish dance punk quartet, Django Django are set to release their second LP in May and they have yet another track to prove that (listen to the previous single, First Light here). The band had made some serious waves with their 2012 self-titled debut and even bigger ones with its lead single Default (which snatched UK Festival Award for Anthem Of The Summer that year). It might be hard to beat the youthful energy and precise symmetry of Default but their new track, Reflections, is a different kind of animal. It’s a mature indie dance track, shapeshifting between the bands previous festival sized personality (vocal harmonies, house piano stabs and post-punk rhythm session) and a whimsical, moonlit entity complete with smoky sax and synth arpeggios. 

Reflections taken from Django Django’s new album Born Under Saturn, out May 4 on Because Music.

March 17, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . 2015, Arrivals. Leave a comment.

NSA’s Selection Box: Remixes vol 31


Celebrating the best remix work around.

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Wild Cub

Sondre Lerche – Bad Law (Wild Cub Remix)


Daughter

Daughter

Warpaint – Feeling Alright (Daughter Remix)


Carl Craig

Carl Craig

Caribou – Your Will Set You Free (C2S Set U Free Remix)


Four Tet

Four Tet

John Beltram – Faux (Four Tet Remix)


Basement Jaxx

Basement Jaxx

Mary J Blidge – Right Now (Basement Jaxx Remix)

March 13, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Playlist, Remix Academy, Selection box. Leave a comment.

Arrivals: Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Double Talk


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You might not have heard of Jaakko Eino Kalevi yet, but apparently in Helsinki he already can proud himself with cult status. Self taught multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer, Kalevi, is an artist definitely worth checking out. His soft and mature material made up of equal measures of dream pop, funk and folk is a true listening pleasure. This mixture of indie pop charm, love for the vintage instruments as well as electronic sound, old-fashioned songwriting and crooning with a healthy dose of eccentricism puts him in a long line of self-made Scandinavian artists such as Jimi Tenor, Jens Lekman and El Perro Del Mar.

Jaakko (Eino?) is also not shy to go out outside the borders of his familiar genres, as he already borrowed his vocals to Kasper Bjorke’s album and has released a remix version of his standout, debut EP, Dreamzone. 

 

This summer will see (Eino?) Kalevi debuting his first international full-length release. Heralding the LP is Double Talk, a  summery and nostalgic, krauty-dream pop track, crowned with Kalevi’s vulnerable croon. The self-titled album is out in June.

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Also, recently the Helsinkian worked his magic on the latest single from the promising, Swedish songstress, Alice Bodan. Her sweetly indolent vocals glue so well with Jaakko’s musical vision.

 

 

March 13, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . 2015, Arrivals. 1 comment.

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