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Billy Fox Releases New Single, Mystery

Fresh from his debut festival performance at Big Pineapple Festival on the weekend, Sydney based electro enigma Billy Fox is proud to announce his new single, aptly titled Mystery.

Fox, the sole producer, musican and writer, introduced himself in late 2013 with his soulful debut release in single Monuments. Fast forward to 2014 and Fox is implementing his game plan, running off simplicity and gut instinct, with Mystery being the first single from his ambitious mini-album, set for release later this year. The track was released on May 17 through Inertia Music and was premiered by international taste makers, The Line of Best Fit.

The steady a smooth production of Mystery relaxes without sedating and has already drawn comparisons to seasoned music makers like James Blake and Sam Smith. With curiosity mounting for this new kid on the electro block, Mystery is another piece of the puzzle that will leave both taste makers and audiences eager to learn more about Billy Fox.

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Tycho Release New Video For Album Track, See

Following the release of album Awake earlier this year via Ghostly International, Tycho are pleased to unveil the mystical new video for album standout track See. Tycho are set to play at Latitude Festival as well as a string of other UK dates later this year.

Speaking about the inspirations and techniques behind the video GMNUK states: “When we first listened to See we immediately began thinking about perspective and what it means to have sight. We wanted to explore the difference between the perceived and the actual that constantly exist within each of us. We wanted to push the defined limits of vision both naturally and through technological enhancements. The resulting film presents the story of a woman living two parallel existences, expressed through rich, low­ contrast visuals that complement the dreamy and lucid feel of See.

“One keystone of the video is this intensely stylised mystic worldview of spiritual energy we see through our heroine’s perspective. Presented through full­ spectrum as well as infrared photography, our heroine’s experience has an unmistakably unique palette. We were very excited about this world of full spectrum photography and the idea of being able to ‘see’ things that were otherwise invisible. Using special filters we can achieve practical, in ­camera effects that drive home her familiar yet otherworldly perception.

“The band was treated as the interweave between the two dimensions in the film. Visually, they’re presented through a different infrared capture, providing a visual bridge while still giving us a reprieve from the intense environmental palettes. We captured the thousands of scattered, IR­visible dots emitted by a Kinect, supplemented with laser projections that bathe the image with fill light and colour. The band footage also acts as a narrative locomotive, spurring the transition points within the story.

“Tycho has Northern California roots so we wanted to tell the story using three iconic locations in the region — the beautiful redwood forests of Big Basin Redwoods State Park, the lush golden fields of Ano Nuevo and the stunning beaches of San Gregorio. All three locations provided a uniquely saturated colour palette, atmospheric lighting and rich texture that was definitively in the Tycho aesthetic. The lush vegetation of each location accentuated the infrared photography and amplified the contrast between “audience” and POV stylings.”

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Röyksopp And Robyn To Release Mini Album, Do It Again

Röyksopp and Robyn announce the release of the Do It Again mini album which will be released on Cherrytree Records/InterscopeMay 26 2014. Do It Again is the first single and is available now digitally via digital download stores and streaming via subscription services. The single serves as an introduction to a new Röyksopp album to be released later this month.

The highly anticipated Do It Again tour with Röyksopp and Robyn kicks off this summer in Spain at the Sonar Festival on June 13 and hits the US with stops including The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on June 29 and at Pier 97 in NYC on August 20.

Röyksopp and Robyn have also unveiled a clip from Monument, the first track on the mini album. Monument’s grandeur and grace is as distinctive as it is moving and was the first song where they wrote lyrics together. A defining moment on the mini album in the shape of a near ten-minute long anthem which was inspired by a sculpture from artist Juliana Cerqueira Leite which gave Robyn a “…physical experience of what it’s like to define yourself or stand for something or figure out who you are.”

Röyksopp said: “This five track mini-album is the accumulation and embodiment of the synergy between Robyn and ourselves. We’ve intended this to be a diverse yet cohesive and thought through musical venture; it’s meant to be an expression where pop and art reign side by side.”

Röyksopp and Robyn were inspired by each other’s company and compelled to create something they had never done before, building on the brief moments when they had come together in the past. Having worked together on The Girl and the Robot, which appeared on Röyksopp’s Junior album in 2009 and None Of Dem on Robyn’s Body Talk Pt. 1 in 2010, the Do It Again mini album sees the two artists doing just that.

Röyksopp added:“This doesn’t sound like Röyksopp featuring Robyn or Robyn produced by Röyksopp, it’s just something else entirely. The word ‘collaboration’ has never before been more justified in the world of music.

Robyn said: “Svein and Torbjörn and I started working on new music in the beginning of 2013. I’ve been going back and forth to Bergen to record and write with the boys up until recently. Collaborating with Svein and Torbjörn is something I enjoy very much. In the beginning we just knew we wanted to do something together and then it started to feel more like a band thing than songs for a Röyksopp or Robyn album so we’re releasing this music together as a band you could say.”

The Do It Again mini album represents the perfect coming together of three of the most original musical minds in the world.

Do It Again is the first single taken from the mini album and is an “accidental pop song” written after a night out together in Bergen. The effervescent, effortlessly uplifting electro-pop tune started out as a rave-inspired throwback.

Elsewhere, the Do It Again mini album covers big thumping house with the club-ready Sayit which features a near duet between Robyn and what sounds like an aroused robot. On the other end of the spectrum there is the closing Inside The Idle Hour Club which utilises Robyn’s vocal discreetly to create a pensive, slowly evolving soundscape that’s worth diving into headlong.

Do It Again is compelling not just for its personality but also because it is simply not what you expect.

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Introducing…VTCN Radio

VTCN Radio (pronounced Vatican Radio) is a Parisian duo of experimental electronic music inspired by the romantic music, CAN and Kubrick movies.

VTCN Radio

VTCN Radio

Using analog synthesisers, recorded sounds and machines amateurs, they drench you in a unique and intimate atmosphere emancipated from genres and influences where each track has its own story.

VTCN Radio have just released their debut single Riddle Song. Riddle Song combines soulful, indecipherable vocals with Bonobo style beats. It’s a relaxing number with slow, comforting grooves.

 

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Introducing…Summer Heart

Summer Heart is a music project led by Swedish-born David Alexander. Having their music used on H&M’s campaign’s playlists, chosen Act Of The Month by Fred Perry’s Subculture and topping the official chart list on Star.com, Summer Heart have been very busy indeed by turning heads in all the right places.

They’re now ready to release their long-awaited single called U Got All I’m Looking 4Equipped in MGMT¹s originality, Empire Of The Sun’s memorable hooks and PNAU’s mass appeal, this is a song for literally everyone. The overall production is electro enough without being too harsh, interesting without showing off and quirky without being weird. By releasing a hot summer hit in the middle of winter, Summer Heart have found the perfect way of getting into everyone’s minds and warming them up instantly.

Stripped back and groovy drums bring steady pace into the track while the airy and hook guitar riffs carry the whiff of an exciting beach breeze. The ethereal vocal lines haunt the listener’s ears in an unforgettable way and make for a sing-along treat all day long.

U Got All I’m Looking 4 has got all the right ingredients for those in search of a great and memorable tune. It will be available for sale and download on Sunday 27 April.

 

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