Woodkid the musical project of French filmmaker Yoann Lemoine. Having directed music videos for the likes of Moby, Taylor Swift, The Shoes, and Katy Perry, Lemoine decided to try his hand at music after a chance encounter with a personal idol, Richie Havens. For the Woodkid project, Lemoine took on the roles of songwriter, singer and filmmaker for the release of his debut Woodkid EP and the accompanying video for the song "Iron" (seen below). Here are two remixes of the song "Iron" by Gucci Vump and Mystery Jets.
Woodkid - Iron (Remix By Gucci Vump)
Woodkid - Iron (Remix By Mystery Jets)
Video: Woodkid - Iron (Original)
Woodkid - Iron from WOODKID on Vimeo.
*Image Courtesy of Woodkid
Friday, July 29, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
SBTRKT is the enigmatic, London-basedDJ/producer Aaron Jerome. Performing with a mask, Jerome initially witheld his identity, citing his intentions to have listeners focus on the project and the music instead of the man behind the mask. The track "Look At Stars" featuring the vocalist Sampha, was released on his debut EP, Step In Shadows last November, along with this video.
SBTRKT - Look At Stars
*Image Courtesy of Young Turks Records
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Brooklyn-based band, TV on the Radio, has teamed up with DJ/Producer Switch on this remix of their track 'Will Do' from their most recent release Nine Types of Light. Switch, who is perhaps best known for his work with MIA and Santigold also runs the labels Dubsided and Counterfeet, and is one half of the DJ Duo Major Lazer with Diplo. Nine Types of Light (released earlier this year) is TV on the Radio's first release since 2008's Dear Science, which was received with warm critical acclaim. The group is known for combining elements of countless genres (free-form jazz, electro, indie-rock, punk, blues, etc) with intelligent, thought out lyrics.
TV on the Radio - Will Do (Switch Remix)
TV on the Radio - Will Do (Original)
*Image Courtesy of Interscope Records
What can I say about Canadian Producer/Composer/Musician Daniel Victor Snaith (aka Manitoba, aka Caribou) other than that his music is entrancing. Having earned his PhD in Mathematics at the Imperial College in London, England, Snaith creates music that is simultaneously artistic and scientific. Music, like math, with it's structure, theory, and composition is truly a universal language, and while you may never hear Caribou on the radio, or in a club, I think it certainly speaks to us all. The song "Jamelia" is the final track off the 2010 release Swim, and lately I haven't been able to stop listening to it. Enjoy.
Caribou - Jamelia
*Image Courtesy of City Slang Records
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Andy Cato and Tom Findlay comprise this electronic chill-out duo from the UK. Having first come to fame in 1997 with their hit single 'At The River,' the pair have collaborated with the likes of Fatboy Slim, and Jay-Z. This single comes straight off their 2010 release Black Light.
Groove Armada - History (feat. Will Young)
Groove Armada - History (Grum Remix)
*Image Courtesy of Columbia UK
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Early, last Sunday morning, Derrick Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights debuted this track at the All Good Music Festival in Masontown, West Virginia. Celebrating its 15th year, All Good typically features a bevy of artists and musicians from Further to moe. to the Toots & the Maytals, though recently has been adding electronic artists to their late night sets. This years' line-up of electronic artists included Sound Tribe Sector 9, Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, and Umphrey's McGee.
Pretty Lights has been touring heavily this summer, hitting festivals from coast to coast, and across the ocean. At this years' Camp Bisco Tenth Anniversary Party, Pretty Lights late-night dance tent set was easily one of the most attended of the weekend, but it's great to see that given his busy tour schedule, he's able to come out with some regular releases from 'I Know The Truth' at this year's Bonnaroo, and some of his mashups, 'Pretty Lights vs Summertime,' and 'Pretty Lights vs Radiohead vs Nirvana vs NIN.'
*Image Courtesy of RCA Records