Moon Boots has marked time doing remixes for the likes of Bondax and Little Boots. But on his own, the mysterious producer (his Facebook bio contains the phrase “These boots were made for hopping in zero gravity”) is sure to become your house/dance sole mate. (Our apologies to the pun police. It’s Friday…) Take a listen (or download) nu-disco gem “Love Strong” below. Warning: This is a slow burner, so be sure to listen all the way through to the end.
Here’s another cut from James Cooley’s (a.k.a. Mesita) XYXY EP. A bit more introverted than the title track, “Alone is Okay” still has that touch of Psapp-like magic. Check it out below, or buy it at Bandcamp for a price of your choosing.
Jungle is the groove-happy new signing by Chess Club Records. Their debut single “Platoon” will drop with a b-side called “Drops” on July 15. In the meanwhile, take a listen below. Dare you not to strut down the street Saturday Night Fever style.
“Willows and Pines” is a nostalgic piece of electro dance pop from Sweden’s Azure Blue. His forthcoming album Beyond the Dreams There’s Infinite Doubt won’t hit ears until later this fall, but if this first single is any indication we’re in for a treat.
We’re huge fans of cover songs at Under the Radar HQ. Of course, for every successful reworking of our favorite hits there’s a dozen more also-rans that would be better off never leaving the local bar’s open mic night.
Thankfully, New York singer/songwriter Kendra Morris has avoided the karaoke route when tackling Radiohead. Instead, she turns the band’s Orwellian ode “Karma Police” into a jazz lounge masterpiece. Like what you hear? Morris has a whole cover album called Mockingbird, due out July 30 on Wax Poetics Records.
“Our Love Has No Rhythm vs. Motel Mari / BLKJKSSNDSYSTM” MP3
May 22, 2013
Fans of Still Corners, we have a treat for you. Check out Woman’s Hour, an ethereal British outfit with a female vocalist. Sound good? Check out this remix, that sees South African musicians Motel Mari and BLK JKS face off with each other, bringing along a faster BMP and more beats. Yeah, I know, we’re exited too.
Abstract pop duo MYPET run across photonegative landscapes in their new video “Bodysnatcher.” It’s a weird, dystopian-feeling video for a mysterious tune that has us eager to hear more. A bizarre and beautiful first introduction.