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Lilly Wolf – Terrible Mistake

Lilly Wolf

Lilly Wolf

Based in Brooklyn, Lilly Wolf is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Lilly Wolfson and producer Alex Neuhausen, better known as Dr. Nu (an appropriate pseudonym for Neuhausen, who has a PhD in electrical engineering).

They like to toy with emotions and play with our musical minds, through the creation of dark synth pop that is bursting at the seams with infectious melodies about vulnerable subject matters.

Explaining the motivation for the video, Wolfson says “It started with this letter that’s been attributed to Bukowski, although if you look it up, no one can cite exactly where it’s from. It’s got the line “find what you love and let it kill you….for all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.” I was on a couch in Alex’s loft at maybe 6am on New Years morning when I first read it. We’d been up all night, the light was coming in through the big window, we (there were maybe eight of us at that point) were all draped over couches or talking quietly, and that’s when I started working on that song.”

Describing the making of the video, Neuhausen explains “We started with finding our awesome director, Luke Choi. He did the video for “Blue Hawaii” by ASTR, and the colors and vibe for that video are perfectly matched to the song. We reached out to him and he was psyched about working with us, so we started kicking ideas back and forth. We decided to basically reenact the inspiration for the song, shooting in the same locations I went to during that crazy New Years. A lot of the footage slow-motion reversed, as if we could undo the mistakes we’re depicting in the video.”

Sounds like: Little Boots, Pink Feathers, Avec Sans, St Etienne, Aeroplane, Lindstrøm, RAC, CHVRCHES, Grimes, Phantogram

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Exclusive: ROOM8 Playlist

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ROOM8

ROOM8 is a Los Angeles based duo composed of Ezra Reich and Nic Johns. They produce ice cold synth pop for late summer nights.

They kindly put together a playlist for us, and we are pleased to say it includes most of the artists already covered on Indietronica at some point!

Giorgio Moroder – From Here to Eternity

The one old classic included on this playlist. The godfather of synth/dance/pop/disco.

Noonie Bao – Pyramids

Much of the modern music we listen to is Scandinavian. Great track from Noonie who writes with Charlie XCX but we like the Kate Bush meets Bjork quirkiness of her voice and vibe.

ROOM8 (Feat. King Deco) – No Hard Feelings

Our single from summer 2015. An ice cold breakup song over a sunny beat.

Ji Nilsson – Nothing

Ji is one of our favorite Swedish singers. Heartbreak Free is one of her best, but Nothing, off her latest EP, is a heart wrenching honest and gorgeous song which always cuts us to the core.

Erik Hassle – Talk About It

One of our favourite modern male vocalists. Minimal and perfect jam.

Kate Boy – Self Control

Kate and Markus are friends of ours and fantastic musicians. This one is one of our favorites they have done. Peter Gabriel beat with Knife-esque vox. Perfect.

Elliphant – Step Down

The latest from our homegirl Elli. This one should be massive. Perfect piece of Caribbean electro pop. “You’re hot, I’m cold thats why I thought we could make a cloud but you can’t get no higher, fuck it, your not my type at all”.

Electric Youth and ROOM8 – Without You

The song we co-wrote and produced with Electric Youth for their debut album Innerworld. About imminent loss.

Niki & The Dove – So Much it Hurts

The new jam from them. Perfect synths, echoes of Fleetwood Mac.

Foxes – Body Talk

A song that didn’t get nearly enough love in 2015. Any music with the words “Body” and “Talk” in it is amazing whether it’s Robyn, Tove Lo, Kix, Ratt, The Deele or, in this case, Foxes.

Whilst we have you, have a listen to ROOM8’s new track with Christina (aka Little Boots).

Sounds like: St Etienne, Aeroplane, Lindstrøm, Ronika, RAC

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RAC – Magic Hour (ft. Little Boots)

RAC - Magic Hour Ft Little Boots

RAC – Magic Hour Ft Little Boots

Continuing with his monthly singles, and putting the worlds to rights, it’s the new collab between Grammy nominated RAC and British gem, Little Boots.

True to form, the track is full of whirling synths and delightful vocals.

Sounds like: Pink Feathers, St Etienne, Aeroplane, Lindstrøm, Ronika, Penguin Prison, ODESZA, Goldroom, Hot Chip, Friendly Fires

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Little Boots – Better In The Morning

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Little Boots

Back and meaning business is Little Boots (aka Victoria Hesketh) with her new track, ‘Better In The Morning’

‘Better In The Morning’ is “an ode to ‘the walk of shame’, the morning after the night before”.

We are not entirely convinced that things are better in the morning, but we certainly love the track!

The catchy number was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Madonna, Charli XCX) and has been taken from her third album, ‘Working Girl’, which is out on 10 July via On Repeat Records. Pre-order on iTunes.

Sounds like: St Etienne, Aeroplane, Lindstrøm, Ronika

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Soft Touch – Swim In The Night feat. Silya

Soft Touch - Swim In The Night feat. Silya

Soft Touch – Swim In The Night feat. Silya

We received a press release in our inbox for Soft Touch‘s new track ‘Swim In The Night’ featuring Norweigen vocalist Silya and we couldn’t stop pressing repeat!

Soft Touch is made up of Chrome Canyon of Stones Throw Records (Peanut Butter Wolf, Aloe Blacc, Dam-Funk) and Saarid of VHS or Beta.

The duo formed in Brooklyn in 2012 with an intention to make adventurous pop music, and it appears that they have succeeded.

‘Swim In The Night’ is the epitome of a nu-disco 80’s track.

Sounds like: Futurecop!, Ronika, Aeroplane, Breakbot, Ballet School, Ladyhawke, Color War, The Human League, Little Boots

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PWNDTIAC – Hey Girl

PWNDTIAC by Sascha Bente

PWNDTIAC by Sascha Bente

We absolutely crave the music produced by this German musketeer, PWNDTIAC. Describing himself on his facebook page as “The PWNDTIAC cruises around with heavy basslines, crispy drumsets and cheesy synths. Nothing new so far, yet there is something about it… and you won’t be able to find out until you hop on for a ride, bitch!”

And that is exactly what Indietronica has done…as have a few others including Aeroplane who has included ‘Hey Girl’ on his ‘Not-So-Monthly Mix July 2014‘.

The video follows Maike Mohr and Tessa Achtermann looking very cool dancing around a city. The track is nu-disco at it’s finest and we especially love the deep sax interlude mixed in with the early 80’s bassline.

The EP was released on 30 June via We Love This Rec and includes a just as infectious track called ‘Ready’ feat digitalfoxglove, as well as remixes by Justin Faust and Douze. You can buy the ‘Hey Girl EP’ here.

Sounds like: Ronika, Aeroplane, Prince, Harts, Blondie, Chromeo, Daft Punk, Justice, Ballet School, Bananarama

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Scenic – Shockwaves

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Youthful Perth boys Scenic joined the likes of Aeroplane and fellow Aussies Jagwar Ma on the Future Classic roster in 2011, fitting in like a missing giant disco jigsaw piece.

They were quickly spotted by ‘The Godfather of French Electro’, Joakim, who released their first single ‘This Can’t Be’ on his Tigersushi label out of Paris.

Their fantastic debut EP ‘Another Sky’ was recorded in a studio that the boys set up in a beach house in a small community south of Perth and the songs are simply written about the places they’ve been and the people they’ve met.

Following the release of ‘Another Sky’ with the two original tracks and an insanely good remix from The Magician, Future Classic introduces the lead single and title track from their sophomore EP titled ‘Shockwaves’. The single was released on iTunes on 28 June. The release date of the EP is still being kept under wraps by Future Classic.

The new video of ‘Shockwaves’ is a montage of well-timed scenes from the early 80s and is classic retro, nostalgic, and disco psychedelia.

Sounds like: Phoenix, Jagwar Ma, Cut Copy, Gypsy & The Cat, Du Tonc

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Little Boots – Motorway (Little Boots Discotheque edit)

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Blackpool/London disco-indietronica producer Little Boots  has released a ‘discotheque’ extended mix of her own track ‘Motorway’ ahead of her performance at Glastonbury, as part of her ongoing ‘Little Boots Discotheque’ (LBD) which is is a brand new remixed live experience suitable for dancing to against a live show. LBD sets include old and new songs from Little Boots and her favourite artists. The ‘Motorway’ mix is a disco-infused medley with a Balearic feel and is offered as a free download via Soundcloud below.

The ‘Motorway’ original can be listened to/watched below, and is the first track on Little Boot’s sophomore album ‘Nocturnes’ which was released on May 5th 2013 on Little Boots’ own label On Repeat and is available for purchase here.

Sounds like: St Etienne, Aeroplane, Lindstrøm
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