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MP3: Electric Youth – Runaway

Posted on July 23rd, by digits in MP3

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Electric Youth‘s grand return!!! Finally, after the crazy success of “A Real Hero” and the incredible Sally Shapiro collaboration “Starman”, Electric Youth are at long last gearing up to release their debut album Innerworld. This first single “Runaway” is a soaring, floating, electro ballad that’s still highly danceable, and definitely seems influenced by the work of Sally Shapiro and Johan Agebjorn, as of course all good music should be. Very promising! This album could be glorious indeed.

Innerworld is out September 30. You can pre-order it on vinyl, CD, and MP3 from Last Gang Records.

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Remix: Beta Frontiers x Weaves

Posted on July 22nd, by digits in Remix, Video

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Regular readers know we have a penchant for posting all things Beta Frontiers and all things Weaves. Well today, we get an idea of what an amalgam band (Beta Waves or Beta Weaves?) would sound like, as our favourite Toronto electronic producer gets to slather his magic all over Weaves’ now-classic-seeming “Motorcycle”. It’s now got his characteristic shimmery, summery bounce. Probably good cycling music! From the Weaves Remixed EP, featuring remixes by our faves J FM, Babe Rainbow, Thomas and more, out now on Buzz Records.

Weaves is performing a special one-time-only theatrical collaboration with Allison Cummings entitled “Weaves Through Time” on August 10 in Toronto, part of the Summerworks Music Series curated by Silent Shout.

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Remix: Delta Will x Kira May

Posted on July 22nd, by digits in Remix

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Kira May might still be a relative newcomer to the Toronto electronic scene, but her loop-based compositions and performances have been attracting attention from all corners, and we were not immune. So we’re ever-so-pleased to get to premiere this Delta Will remix of “Visions,” the closing track from her excellent January EP HEALTH. Delta Will take the meditative and languid original into a much more uptempo direction, chopping up Kira’s many vocal samples and turning it into a slightly-frantic, but still grooving, head-bopper of a track.

If you’re in Toronto, Kira May opens for Nat Baldwin (of Dirty Projectors) and Black Walls this Thursday at Wavelength at the Monarch Tavern, which seems like a show well worth seeing indeed.

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Pile of Best Albums: Hey Mother Death – Highway

Posted on July 21st, by Chuck in Pile of Best Albums

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Highway is the exceptional debut album by Halifax/Paris duo Hey Mother Death. Here, Laurence Strelka and Denma Peisinger are in full command of a classic yet highly distinct aesthetic which explores and reimagines some of the more artful and stylish corners of rock’s iconic past; picture the nexus between Histoire de Melody Nelson and Chris & Cosey, but far more ominous and dub-inflected, overall. The result is an alluring intercontinental travelogue, steeped in spontaneous guitar gestures, cold electronics, mid-tempo grooves, and haunting ambience. Most impressively, Highway showcases a cogent, signature musical style that manages to sound both novel and timeless. Expect big things from Hey Mother Death, as this album — one of the finest we’ve heard this year — bodes very well for their future.

Stream the entire album below and pick up a digital or vinyl edition from Snake Power Records. Half of the proceeds from digital sales will be donated directly to 350.org, Amnesty International, Global Network of Sex Work Projects, and The World Wildlife Fund.

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MP3: Mekele – Ānanda

Posted on July 18th, by Chuck in MP3

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Mekele excels at crafting gorgeous, immersive music, and his latest production “Ānanda” is no exception. Eschewing the beat-driven aspects of 2012′s Nocturne EP, this track evokes the transcendental and celestial qualities found only in the finest ethereal electronic ambient music. With its widescreen sound design and ornate arrangement, “Ānanda” showcases Mekele’s remarkable musicality, imagination, and technical skill.

Stream “Ānanda”, and if you’re in Toronto, Mekele performs live tonight at Milk Glass Co. at Ken Park‘s album release party.

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MP3: Bile Sister – Guppy Ab

Posted on July 17th, by elena in MP3

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The last we heard from the inimitable Bile Sister, she was guesting on a Janet Jackson cover with Montreal’s YlangYlang. It must have been a great collaborative fit, since this new song comes to us from a compilation by Jeunesse Cosmique, a label that represents other featured artists such as Telephone Maison, Hazy Montagne Mystique, and YlangYlang herself. The compilation is called “tripping” after its stoner vibes, but it could also easily refer to the unpredictable and uneven beat of this particular offering.

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MP3: Wyon – King’s Woods

Posted on July 15th, by digits in MP3

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We’re not sure what kind of “King’s Woods” Halifax’s Wyon is accustomed to travelling in, but clearly it’s a kingdom with good taste in synthesizers and a dark moody atmosphere. Quest slowly and dramatically, adventurers. Wyon’s EP Young Portrait, containing five delicious synth instrumentals, is available now from Bandcamp.

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