Flight Facilities promise to amuse us every year with a new song that makes you wiggle wiggle. This is the latest addition to their string of very impressive hits. This is amazing soul-house with a little disco element ready to hit a beach near you!
Who is excited for the Summer?
Shola Ama is somewhat back. She has a new sex-tinged single titled “Boyfriend.” Back in the day, we actually met Shola Ama when she was going into the Met Bar after a Janet Jackson concert. Yes, we said hi and all and she loved every minute of the paparazzi. Then, we heard she trash talked Janet Jackson to the press, allegedly. Anywho, here it is!
La Roux have waited way too long to come back on the scene. Since 2009’s debut, they haven’t release a thing. That’s a 4 year gap! Yes, they are that old.
Well, the duo are back doing a set of unannounced concerts to test out the new material. Four new song titles have surfaced and they are:
- Uptight Downtown
- Kiss And Not Tell
- Tropical Chancer
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“It’s funny in the pop world because everyone’s really worried about losing their spot. Everyone’s worried that if someone new comes along they might depose them, so everyone’s always looking over their shoulder.” So says Ayah Marar and she’d know. From her unique vantage point as part of both the pop world and all that it brings (she’s recently collaborated with both Calvin Harris and DJ Fresh) and engrained in the dance underground for the past 10 years, her vantage point is better than others. Basically, it’s probably time for those with crooked necks to start facing forward.
Dance music is a broad church but within each parish there’s usually a set of rules. A doesn’t always go with B and X shouldn’t really mix with Y, but sometimes those rules are meant to be broken or manipulated into odd new shapes. Ayah Marar’s kaleidoscopic debut album, The Real, is a case in point; thirteen songs that take inspiration from the underground dance scene, cherry-picking the very best elements of drum and bass, techno and house and bolting them onto well-crafted pop hooks that look set to shatter dance floors. “It’s an homage to dance music in whatever form, whether it’s garage or two step or house or drum and bass,” she explains.
Born in Jordan to a Czech-Bulgarian mum and a Palestinian-Jordanian dad and attending an international school with members of Jordan’s royal family, Marar refers to herself as a “proper mongrel”. From an early age she was exposed to a myriad of musical styles, the Marar household was full of everything from Elton John, Boney M and Freddie Mercury to The Beatles, Deep Purple and Thin Lizzy. Whilst at school, Marar moved onto hip-hop, finding an immediate connection: “I latched onto that, that was me”.
“Chasing Crazy” is one of the highlights of Brackles’ recent Rinse Presents CD setting Cherri V’s languid vocals above beats that flow like quicksilver. Rooted somewhere between UK funky and two-step, the track is continually in motion. Beneath the surface, the sub-bass forms a tense and deadly undertow, hitting with a force that belies the track’s apparent smoothness.
One of our favorite DJ’s internationally, DJ Angus Wong, spins the freshest beats all the over the world. This is his newest compilation of tracks and it’s perfect for some summer surrender by the beach. Click on the SoundCloud link to download. Check it out!