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Playlist: Tube & Berger

Tube & Berger by Claudio Oliverio

Tube & Berger by Claudio Oliverio

German duo, Tube & Berger (aka Arndt Roerig and Marko Vidovic) have been producing music for a while now, but it’s only recently that they’ve really sparked our interest. Working hard on evolving their sound from pure club grooves to a more ‘live’ focused indietronica styling, they have quite literally blown us away with their new track, ‘We Are All Stars’.

To help you get used to the transition, the guys have put together a playlist. It fuses indie/electronica/dance into one delicious pot.

GusGus – Crossfade (Maceo Plex Remix)
This has been a huge​ track​ in our DJ sets for over 2 years now​, we ​wish we had made it​!​

Moderat – Running
Big respect to our fellow Germans​, Moderat are ​the best live electronic band​​ in the world right now​.​

Royksopp – What Else Is There? – Trentemoller Remix
Mid Noughties Electro House classic. Sounding just as epically dark and dangerous today​. ​

Mylo – Destroy Rock n Roll
A track to dance and laugh to at the same time​. ​

RÜFÜS ​-​ Innerbloom
Kings of the Electronica new breed smashing it with a chilled masterpiece​.​

Foals – Late Night – Solomun Remix
​Foals are an amazing Indie Rock band​ and with​ Solomon on the ​re​mix​, ​it was always going to be good​…and it is​!​

The Chemical Brothers – Do it Again
Probably our favourite ever band. ​We ​could have chosen loads of their tracks​. ​

SOHN – Conrad
Downtempo brilliance. Spiritual and soulful​.​

The XX – Crystalised
The perfect mix of chiming guitars, indie vocals and electronic beats sensibilities​.​

Justice VS Simian – We Are Your Friends
Not sure any rock band has made a better rabble rousing festival anthem in recent times​.​

Live Dates

Fri 03 Mar – Zero Gravity, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fri 07 Apr – Hehku, Tampere, Finland
Sat 22 Jul – Open Beatz Festival, Herzogenaurach, Germany​

Expect Tube & Berger’s album to drop shortly, via Embassy One. If you can’t wait, take a listen to ‘We Are All Stars’ below.

Sounds like: Justice, Bakermat, RÜFÜS

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Jaguar Ma – O B 1

Jaguar Ma

Jaguar Ma

‘O B 1’ is the first taster of Jaguar Ma‘s new material.

Written by Jono Ma and Gabriel Winterfeld, and produced by Jono Ma, the accompanying video is a psychedelic journey of footage filmed over the past couple of years, performing and recording around the world, including their recent tour dates with Tame Impala. It features visuals from Hans Lo; the guy responsible for their kaleidoscopic stage visuals.

Their album, ‘Every Now & Then’ is due out in the Autumn via Marathon Artists / Mom + Pop / Future Classic.

Live dates

July 24 Australia, Splendour in the Grass Festival
Jul 29 France, Aulnoye Aimeries, Nuits Secretes
July 30 France, Cabourg Mon Amour, Cabourg,
Aug 19 Austria, Frequency
Aug 20 UK, Green Man Festival
Aug 25 US, Salt Lake City, Pioneer Park W/ Grimes
Aug 27 US, Los Angeles, FYF Festival
Aug 29 US, San Diego, Casbah
Aug 30 US, The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Aug 31 US,The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Sep 02 US, Portland, Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Sep 03 US, Seattle, Bumbershoot Festival
Sep 10 Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza
Sep 11 UK, Bestival, Isle Of Wight
Oct 01 UK, Margate, By The Sea Festival
Oct 20 UK, Glasgow, The Art School
Oct 21 UK, Manchester, Manchester Academy 2
Oct 23 UK, Bristol, Marble Factory
Oct 25 UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Oct 26 UK, London, Electric Ballroom
Nov 3 US, Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Nov 4-6 US, McDade, TX Sound on Sound Fest
Nov 7 US, The Hoxton, Toronto, ON
Nov 8 US, Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC
Nov 9 CA, Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Nov 11 US, The Foundry at The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 12 US, New York, NY Webster Hall
Nov 18 France, Torching ,Grand Mix (Les Inrocks)
Nov 19 France, Paris La Cigale,(Les Inrocks)
Nov 20 France, Nantes, Stereolux (Les Inrocks)
Nov 22 France, Bordeaux, Rock School (Les Inrocks)

Sound like: Hot Chip, Beach Boys, Happy Mondays, Tame Impala, The Chemical Brothers, Orbital

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Playlist: Step Rockets

Step Rockets

Step Rockets

Step Rockets are a band from Minneapolis, who like to blend pop melodies with rock-inducing riffs.

They put together an incredible playlist for us. Check it out below.

Miike Snow – For U (Feat. Charli XCX)

Always a big fan of this group. Loving the non-traditional song structure here.

M83 – Go! (Feat. Mai Lan)

This song is a smash! The guitar solo is killing!

Tuxedo – Do It

Could listen to that funky synth bass all night long.

Yeasayer – I Am Chemistry

Their production is always spot on! Pushing the pop envelope by keeping it weird.

What So Not – High You Are (Branchez Remix)

Spicy future bass remix that keeps ya smilin’.

Autograf – Heartbeat

Summertime vibes.

Step Rockets – Love Is Just A Chemical

One of our favorite cuts to play live!

Tora – Latp

Super forward thinking electro-pop.

Chairlift – Ch-Ching

Just one of the many dope dance cuts off their new album. Go check the whole thing out.

Robert DeLong – Jealousy

Can’t argue with the stellar arrangement and production on this track.

Big Grams, Skrillex – Drum Machine

puts his magic touch on this crazy collab. Had to include one trap banger.

The Chemical Brothers – Wide Open

Digging Beck’s vibey vox and understated production from the Chem Bros.

Neon Indian – Polish Girl

More acid please!

Cut Copy – Lights & Music

These Aussies know how to keep the dance floor interesting.

J Dilla – Shake It Down

Wouldn’t be a Step Rockets playlist without at least one big flow cut.

The Step Rockets’ EP, ‘Future Nature’, is out now via Harbour / Caroline Records.

Sounds like: Atlas Genius, Mainland, Cold War Kids

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Playlist: POSTAAL

POSTAAL

POSTAAL

POSTAAL are an electronic duo from Paris, who write raw tunes with poignantly robust vocals.

Their EP is out on 3rd June, and to celebrate it’s release, we asked them to put together a playlist for us.

Inüit – Tomboy
Best new band in France.

Judy – Ouzos
Another best new band in France.

Catchment – DJ’s delight

Apparently we’re from London and Paris. we’re not really though.. we’re from Bournemouth and Paris.. these lads are from Bournemouth too and they’re having it.

DJ Koze – XTC

Listened to this track because we thought it was about the band XTC.. turns out its about hard drugs and Meditation.

The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin Beats

Been listening to this loads recently.. thinking of sampling the drums, but turns out its already samples though, so we’ll probably just sample the original.

Jelani Blackman – Sharp Shooter

Fucking tune.

Tour Dates
5/20: The Great Escape – UK
5/28: Lost Village Festival- Lincolnshire, UK
5/29: Liverpool Sound City-Liverpool, UK
6/4: Curiosities Festival- Toulouse, FR
7/3: Grand Parquet de Fontainebleau, FR
7/15: Out Of The Woods Festival- Weisen, AU
7/16: Positives Festival- Salacgriva, Latvia
7/22: Secret Garden Party- UK
7/30: Leopallooza- Cornwall, UK
8/18: Pstereo Festival- Norway, DK

Sounds like: Rationale, Seinabo Sey, Future Islands, Disclosure

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NIAGARA – VanillaCola

NIAGARA

NIAGARA

Niagara is the collaborative project of Turin-based artists/producers David Tomat and Gabriele Ottino.

The experimental duo is always one step ahead with their shifting electronic sounds, and always maintain a concept behind their music.

Their quirky track ‘VanillaCola’ considers how technology can work in harmony with nature.

‘VanillaCola’ will be released by Monotreme Records on 31 July.

Sounds like: Foals, Evvol, Phoenix, Jagwar Ma, The Chemical Brothers

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I Break Horses – Faith

I BREAK HORSES

I BREAK HORSES

With their much-anticipated second album due in early 2014, Maria Lindén and Fredrik Balck (aka I BREAK HORSES) have just unveiled an incredible video for new single ‘Faith’.

With its hypnotic beats and swirling synths, ‘Faith’ brilliantly signals the more electronically charged, dance-oriented direction of the band’s new material.

Directed by Magnus Härdner, the mesmerizing black and white accompanying video was shot in Stockholm.

Black and white is definitely cool.

The goosebump-inducing ‘Faith’ is in direct competition with our favourite track ‘Winter Beats’, taken from the band’s first album, ‘Hearts’ (which you can purchase on iTunes here). There is no denying that with their new work, they continue to break horses, and hearts.

I BREAK HORSES are supporting Sigur Rós on their European tour in November 2013 starting in Dublin on November 16 and finishing in Oslo on 28 November.

Sounds like: Death Rattle, Soft As Snow, The Chemical Brothers, The Sounds

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