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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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The Jezabels – Look of Love

The Jezabels

The Jezabels

Adoring dark clothing, you’d be fooled into thinking The Jezabels are an impure and gloomy band. They are not.

The Australian fourpiece may have taken more of an electronic approach with their second album, ‘The Brink’, but they still class themselves as ‘intensindie’.

‘Look of the Love’ is a heartfelt and emotional track, taken from the ‘Uptown Girl”s perspective. The track was recorded in London with producer Dan Grech-Marguerat.

Indietronica watched them perform last night and they were far from the cries of gothic urbania. With bright dressing room styled lights and a pink and blue lazered backdrop, it was as if the band had emerged straight from the boot of from Ryan Gosling’s car in Drive and landed on stage.

The Jacob Harper-directed video for ‘The Look of Love’ can be watched below:

‘The Brink’ is out now on iTunes.

Sounds like: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fenech-Soler, The Pretenders, The Naked and Famous

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Apparat – Black Water

Apparat

Apparat

Apparat (aka Sascha Ring) is an electronic producer from Germany, who is now based in Berlin. He is also co-owner of electronic German Record label, Shitkatapult Records.

Apparat has collaborated with a series of artists such as BPitch founder and fellow electronic producer, Ellen Allien, in 2003 on the album ‘Berlinette’, and again in 2006 on the album ‘Orchestra of Bubbles’. He also hooked up with one half of Modeselektor to form the electronic supergroup Moderat.

In 2011, he signed with Mute Records, where he released ‘The Devil’s Walk’, named after a political poem by romantic English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Despite a number of his tracks being featured in various TV shows and films, Apparat is still reasonably unknown in the mainstream music scene, although it is likely a lot of people have come across his music without realising it.

We may be 2 years late, but we still absolutely adore the track ‘Black Water’. The track is as epic as something M83 would produce and a far cry from Apparat’s techno roots. Who would have thought it would be so mesmerising watching sturdy assembles of items being filmed in a candlelit setting. The smoking items are likely to tip at any point, but every dusty relic neatly has its place.

The IDM composer has since taken a more orchestral and ambient approach with his latest album, ‘Kreig Und Frieden (Music For Theatre)’, which is now out via Mute Records. The album is made up of tracks composed for a German theatre production of Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’.

Whether this new direction is ephemeral remains unknown, but that is one of qualities we love about Apparat.

In September this year, he was unfortunately injured in a motorcycle accident with his girlfriend in Berlin, suffering a multiple leg fracture and postponing his tour with Moderat until January 2014. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Sounds like: Moderat, Ellen Allien, Jon Hopkins, M83

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