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Delta Spirit debut new track ‘From Now On’ ahead of their fourth studio album ‘Into The Wide’ coming this Fall

By Sam Bathe on 25 Jun 2014

Recorded in their Greenpoint studio, east coast five-piece Delta Spirit have teased a track off their eagerly anticipated fourth studio album, due this fall. Darker, harder and harsher, lead vocalist Matt Vasquez has credited their new, more visceral style with a move to the city, settling in Brooklyn a couple of years ago, after much of their lives in sunny Long Beach. Teaser, From Now On, is a fine example, and the band have posted the track online to get your anticipation stirring.

Into The Wide is out September 9th on Dualtone Records. Pre-order the album now to receive three brand new tracks:

Track Of The Week: ‘Deadly Sin’ By Shy Nature

By Eva Alex Liu on 17 Apr 2013

Deadly Sin is an exhilarating introduction from new North London five-piece Shy Nature. Show the rest of this post…

The track’s bare intro swiftly builds into three minutes of accelerating rock and roll as frontman William spearheads the energy with a burgeoning story of a broken home atop fuzz guitars and biting drums. This marriage of bleak lyrics with sanguine music is reminiscent of classic 1960′s songwriting akin to Gerry Gofffin and Carole King. Produced and mixed at the band’s home studio by Luciano Rossi, the summery track will pervade your bones with an unrequited desire to hear more from one of London’s most exciting new bands.

Shy Nature make their live debut on May 17th at our clubnight Friday Night Fist Fight at the Old Blue Last

Track Of The Week: ‘Sunsick (Royal Scams Remix)’ By Fort Lean

By Eva Alex Liu on 17 May 2012

Fort Lean, hotly-tipped after this year’s SXSW, recently released their track Sunsick through Neon Gold Records, but it just got even better. The summer indie-anthem has been decapitated and reconstructed by Royal Scams, delivering the verve of the original but with added bursts of mesmerising cosmic beats and sci-fi synthesizers; Royal Scams’ remix provides the club audience with a gratifying spank of dance magic. Download or listen below.

Track Of The Week: ‘Alexa’ By Book Affair

By Eva Alex Liu on 13 Feb 2012

At our last Friday Night Fist Fight club night we were delighted to have the amazing Book Affair grace the stage. So when they uploaded a new track, Alexa, we wanted to share that with you too, a guitar twisting indie-pop track with a peppering of synths. They’re set to do big things this year, and hopefully an EP ready in the coming months.

One of our current favourite producers Royal Scams has also produced a hot remix of Alexa. Free download here.

Track Of The Week: ‘California’ By Delta Spirit

By Sam Bathe on 19 Jan 2012

2012 in music is pretty much all about one band for us. Returning with their eagerly anticipated self-titled third album, Delta Spirit have released teaser single California to get your warmed up. And boy will it have you excited.

Track Of The Week: ‘House Of Glass (Vela Vs. Royal Blood Remix)’ By Worship

By Eva Alex Liu on 9 Nov 2011

New popstress Vela teams up with young music producer Royal Blood for a brilliant remix of the upcoming single House Of Glass by Worship. Stream the track below or download it by clicking the arrow on the right hand side.

Track Of The Week: ‘Audio, Video, Disco’ By Justice

By Dave Callais Krummel on 6 Sep 2011

The sophomore release of electro house duo Justice is, to say the least, highly anticipated. After their debut album, Cross, because an instant dance classic, the Ed Banger-signed pair were rocketed to the height of the electro music scene, though have talked of a slight new direction for their upcoming record. Less aggressive, more “daytime music”, if this title track is anything to go by then we’re pretty much sold. Audio, Video, Disco is something of a departure from what we’re used to, but with a textbook drop and a feverish momentum, even possessing a more laidback aesthetic, this track will still do very well on the dancefloor. Roll on October 25th and album number #2.

Get Your Skates On

By Rob Henneberry on 30 Nov 2009

We love this track especially the super warm bass. It might keep you warm on these cold winter nights. Its the Sanfuentes & Alex Thunder Remix of Matias Aguayo’s Rollerskates. Minimal but not as you know it:

Track Of The Week

By Rob Henneberry on 24 Aug 2009

I haven’t posted a track for a couple of weeks so here’s three. Show the rest of this post…

First fidgety-disco goodness that is: ‘Everyday (Lalory Remix)’ by Killer Keller

Second some dubstep, which for me is a variable genre, it used to be unpretentious but some tracks now are as derivative and inaccessible as the elecro/fidget tracks that fill the blogosphere. This track, digidesign, by Joker is epic and very accessable.

Humbug, the new Arctic Monkeys album, has had mixed reviews. I really like where they’re going, they’re evolving from a Sheffield version of the Strokes into something much heavier and darker. Alex’s lyrics remain excellent (if increasingly pretentious through the albums) and still work with the new sound. Admittedly, it’s less radio-worthy and mainstream than the earlier stuff but you get the feeling they never wanted to be bastions of mainstream lad-rock. My third track is the opening track from Humbug, My Propeller (excuse the Hypem link but upload are being taken down).

Finally a bit of shameless promotion for my latest mix: The Knight club!

I’ve Got The Williams Blood In Me

By Rob Henneberry on 29 Jul 2009

Grace Jones

If you’re in London this weekend head to Field Day in Victoria part. Its only 35 quid and you get a lot for your money with bands such as Mogwai, The Horrors and Mystery Jets Standing out. The DJ lineup is even better with Erol Alkan, Fake Blood and Rusko on the decks. The act that i’m looking forward to most is Aeroplane, who are two Belgian Italodisco producers and DJs that brought us the sublime remix of Sebastien Tellier’s Kilometre earlier in the year. Show the rest of this post…

I’m choosing for my track of the week a remix of Grace Jones’ track Williams Blood which they dropped way back in 2008. Its a beautiful track and is a perfect example of nu-disco/italodisco (which is a supremely danceable sound with tracks of about 110 BPM). Its a refreshing change from the distortion heavy, fidgety electro I’ve been listening to recently, kinda reminds me of why I got into dance music in the first place.

Hopefully Aeroplane will bring a bit of sunshine to Victoria Park this weekend because it looks like the weather is going to be terrible in England all summer. They’re also playing at the official Field Day afterparty at the newly opened Cable Club under the arches on the south bank, the lineup for this is also pretty pretty good.

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