On October 11th, Grammy-nominated Morgan Page will release In The Air, a six song EP of the lead single from his forthcoming 2012 studio album. In The Air, a collaboration between Page, Sultan + Ned Shepard and BT and featuring Angela McCluskey on vocals, will include several versions of the title track, in addition to remixes by Hardwell and Hard Rock Sofa.
The Hardwell remix of “In The Air” is a punchy, synth-sonic, luscious reworking of its original. Hardwell brings rhythmic nuances with tickling percussions that perfectly compliment the raspy, seductive vocal charm of McCluskey. Russian collective, Hard Rock Sofa adds their signature style to the track, serving up an edgy, driving progressive house touch.
“In The Air" entered into the Top 10 (#9) on the Billboard Dance Radio Chart last week. The track has exploded since its debut, steadily selling more than 1,500 copies a week and remaining the highest rated record at AOL Radio.
"Gravity is possibly the most fearless and fully realized album of Ladytron’s career."
- Black Book Magazine
"Elegant" - New York Magazine
"...front-runners for album of the year." - Buzzbands.la
Ladytron has been making their signature brand of erudite electro-pop for over a decade. Following the Best Of Ladytron: 00-10 album (released earlier this year), the band releases their deftly executed fifth studio album, Gravity The Seducer (out today). While listeners have come to expect the four-piece collective to write serenely stoic synth tracks —Gravity is a lush, orchestral, cinematic, ethereal beauty. A mastered piece of baroque n’ roll, Gravity The Seducer is best enjoyed as a whole. As such, discover one of the most anticipated albums of this year; full album stream linked below:
Today, Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) releases a new single EP for the track “Molly’s E” via Nettwerk Records. “Molly’s E” is the lead single from the Dutch-born musician, remixer and producer’s forthcoming studio album, set to drop in 2012. The EP features the original track, along with remixes from Azari & III and Canblaster.
Azari & III is the Toronto based house quintet who is building momentum with already classic tracks like: "Hungry For The Power", "Reckless With Your Love" and the new single off the long player Into The Night (August 8). Canblaster is a young French based producer and part of the über-cool Club Cheval collective.
Brit-rock band The Rifles have just released a new video for "Tangled Up In Love," the lead single from their upcoming album Freedom Run, out September 20. Freedom Run further enhances the reputation of one of the most exciting, enduring and diverse London bands of the last ten years. Recorded at Paul Weller’s studio, Black Barn, and produced by the legendary Chris Potter (who has guided such luminaries as The Clash, The Stones and The Verve), the album has a fresh, revitalized sound, loaded with inspirational tracks that range from light and fun pop symphonies to the raucous soul-inflected heartfelt pop-rock that has dominated The Rifles’ back catalogue and given them a fan-base that continues to sell-out venues across Europe.
The Rifles burst onto the UK music scene in 2006 with their rebellious and attitude-laden debut No Love Lost, an album revealing the hopes and dreams of working-class suburban drudgery. The band spent the next two years touring relentlessly and building an enormous army of fans along the way, which includes some of their musical heroes like Paul Weller, Tim Lovejoy, Oasis and more. The Rifles released their second album (and Stateside debut) Great Escape in 2009, which peaked at 27 on the UK charts and reached the number 2 slot in the UK indie charts.
Today, Waterloo trio Kidstreet release their fourth single “Never Coming Back” from their upcoming debut album Fuh Yeah, out September 27, 2011. The percussive club banger is accompanied by an exclusive b-side called “Crazy.”
Last week, Kidstreet released a new video for the rambunctious dance single “Birthday Boy.” Directed by Angus McLellan and Kidstreeters Karl and Cliff Snyder, the video was shot from the perspective of a pint glass at a party. “A friend of ours took rein of the glass and had his way with it,” Karl said of the shoot. Watch the video HERE.
Visionary artist BT releases a new single EP package for the track “A Million Stars” from his GRAMMY® nominated album These Hopeful Machines (Nettwerk/Black Hole). A true collaboration between BT and vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw, the EP features new remixes from Marc Simz, Myon & Shane 54, Jason van Wyk, Airwave, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Digital Stories and Save The Robot.
“Kidstreet’s sound embraces both ‘90s big-beat dance music and indie rock, hearkening back to the electronic-tinged glory days…” – Exclaim!
“When I saw three dorky-looking twenty somethings setting up a row of synthesizers at the front of the stage, I wasn’t expecting much. Boy, was I wrong.”- CHARTattack
Waterloo sibling trio Karl, Cliff and Edna Snyder--better known as Kidstreet--are set to release their debut album Fuh Yeah on September 27, 2011. The band gives listeners a taste of Fuh Yeah with a new music video for single “Birthday Boy” (available now on iTunes).
Premiering earlier today on Exclaim!, the video was directed by Angus McLellan and Karl & Cliff Snyder, and was shot from the perspective of a pint glass at a party. Karl explains, “A friend of ours took rein of the glass and had his way with it. Dancing, barfing, naked games of Twister, climbing onto rooftops…all the typical things any one glass might witness at a party.” Check out the newly unveiled video for “Birthday Boy” below.
Brit-rock band The Rifles return to release their third studio album Freedom Run on September 20, 2011, with lead single “Tangled Up In Love” out August 16, 2011. The track is a dangerously infectious melody, topped with a luscious string riff and the familiar Rifles’ crunching guitars.
Freedom Run further enhances the reputation of one of the most exciting, enduring and diverse London bands of the last ten years. Recorded at Paul Weller’s studio, Black Barn, and produced by the legendary Chris Potter (who has guided such luminaries as The Clash, The Stones and The Verve), the album has a fresh, revitalized sound, loaded with inspirational tracks that range from light and fun pop symphonies to the raucous soul-inflected heartfelt pop-rock that has dominated The Rifles’ back catalogue and given them a fan-base that continues to sell-out venues across Europe.
Only a month until the release of their highly anticipated fifth studio album Gravity The Seducer (September 13 in the US; September 12 in the UK), Nettwerk recording artist Ladytron reveals a fourth album track entitled “Mirage.”
The UK-based quartet (Daniel Hunt, Reuben Wu, Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo) created Gravity The Seducer to operate like a book, with tracks acting as chapters that hold the album together. As a teaser, Aroyo says, “scenes that are set up in ‘Mirage’ return and reflect in a later track, ‘Melting Ice.’”
Ladytron shared the music video for lead single, “White Elephant.” Directed by Michele Civetta, the video was filmed in Normandy, France and can be watched below:
"Love it!" - Chris Douridas (KCRW, Los Angeles)
"Excellent" - Liza Richardson (KCRW, Los Angeles)
"Really nice song, It’s like the mega collaboration" - Kaskade (DJ)
Nettwerk Records’ Morgan Page has just released lead single, “In The Air” from upcoming studio album. “In The Air” is a collaboration with Grammy nominated Page, Sultan + Ned Shepard and BT and featuring Angela McCluskey (Telepopmusik) on vocals. McCluskey had a unique approach to penning the lyrics by clipping out magazine headlines.
“In The Air” has been added at KHNC (Seattle), BPM (National) and KVBE (Las Vegas) and is warming up nicely at pop radio, getting early support at KIIS FM in Los Angeles.
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You don’t have to spend long in the company of Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass to work out the secret behind the success of Swiss/German duo BOY’s debut album. Mutual Friends is a magical collection of songs – suffused with equal parts joy and melancholy – that reflects the two women’s personalities flawlessly. Mutual Friends is an album of simple, heartfelt pop decorated with art school elegance and occasional folky flourishes. Their infectiously catchy single, "Little Numbers," has collected more than 7 million views on YouTube.