26 January 2012

Mini Reviews In 20 Words: 24

THE WHIP - "MOVEMENT"


A relentless pace truncated by stabbing keys, progressive back beats and juvenile electro bleeps; the Mancunian band cement their sound.





SLEIGH BELLS - "COMEBACK KID"


The boisterous Americans fuel their stereotypical angst-pop-noisia with raucous guitar sets and mammoth choral build-ups laced with wallowy vocal backdrops.





THE ASTEROIDS GALAXY TOUR - "HEART ATTACK"


This latest import from the Hallucinogenic Danish retro bubble-pop duo is incredibly B-52 loveshack-esque, quirky, ostentatiously camp and invigoratingly fresh.




OH MY! - "BAD DATE"


The pugnacious Londoners spread gnarly youth vocals and flippant lyrics over a finely constructed warped electro bassline and erratic chorus.



JAKWOB FT JETTA - "ELECTRIFY"



Edging towards commercialism, the renowned producer glues dubstep with fiery dance beat progressions, piano tweaks over Jetta's soulful power chords.

22 January 2012

Mini Reviews In 20 Words: 23

JUSTICE - "ON 'N' ON"


France's finest deliver proggy-electro plateaus of stimulating moody alt-pop. A thumping chorus with neon vocals let the track shimmer wildly.



BLACK LIGHT DINNER PARTY - "GOLD CHAIN"


The New Yorkers' summery yet tentative vocal layouts filter through solar synth bursts and chirpy electro peaks; breezy and simplistic.





TRUST - "SULK"


Increasingly acclaimed Toronto duo who wallow in murky bubble-goth electro soundscapes. Miike-Snow-esque sultry vocals and mesmerising synthy beats work diligently.





SANTIGOLD - "BIG MOUTH"


Santigold whoops and chants over this menacing array of brash tribal beats and cataclysmic tempo changes, frenetic and delightfully skittish.




I AM CAMERA - "COMMUTER LOVE"


Newcomers with techno-laced bleeping synths melted over cyclical arrays of lazy warping beats with a sprinkling of artistic vocal cleanliness.


14 January 2012

Mini Reviews In 20 Words: 22

LANA DEL REY - "BORN TO DIE" (GEMINI REMIX)


The Dubstep maestro juxtapositionally reworks the Youtube phenomenon's customary sultry mellow chords over some contemporary progressive and euphoric dance beats.





THE CONCEPT - "GIMME TWICE"


Trickling summer sweet indie-pop guitar twangs and boisterous chorus compositions into the ear canal is second nature for these Swedes.




DEV - "DANCING SHOES"


Proving her credibility, collaboration songstress Dev laces her crystalline vocals over this gentile pop number; ultimately refreshing and lyrically thought-provoking.


FAR EAST MOVEMENT FT RYE RYE - "JELLO" (CHEW FU JELLO SHOT REFIX)


The urban-dance group and producer twist together gritty resounding beats, concrete thumbs and trumpeting synths into a monstrous club floorfiller.





JESSIE AND THE TOYBOYS - "LET'S GET NAUGHTY"


The Americano-pop-vamp is yet to ignite UK charts but this volcanic culmination of beats and sharp vocals is a winner.


09 January 2012

Mini Reviews In 20 Words: 21

SCISSOR SISTERS VS KYRSTAL PEPSY (AZEALIA BANKS) - "SHADY LOVE"


The 'Scissters' return with an edgy disco-tastic slab of reverberating beats, tempestuous rapping and wild tempo switches; a refreshing metamorphosis.




LITTLE BOOTS - "SHAKE"


Victoria's underestimated comeback lassos together sordid house grooves with retro electronica loops into a hypnotic blend of seductive dancefloor promiscuity.




DJ FRESH FT RITA ORA - "HOT RIGHT NOW"


Incorporating punchy powerhouse vocals from emerging Kosovan-Londoner Rita Ora gives this tune atomic verve and bashful commercialistic dubstep energy throughout.





PNAU - "UNITE US"



Australia's renowned duo return with a fluffy assortment of giddy spaced-out electro tinkles and dynamic lyrical drive; sparkly audio heaven.




THE GHOSTS - "GHOSTS"


Mixing spectral electro jostling with hauntingly pitched vocals and sweeping guitar tweaks adds to this London band's air of mystery.


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