Solardip are an indie-electro band from Istanbul, and the tracks they’ve sent keep popping up on my iPod and grabbing me for their absolutely captivating and addictive vocals from Duygu Aba, she reminds me of New Young Pony Club’s excellent Tahita Bulmer, and their tracks are written perfectly to make the best of her voice. I actually can’t stop listening.
Here’s a video teaser for their debut album The Future Now, out April on Remoov Records.
I loved Lovebox last year, the atmosphere is truly a box (well, Victoria Park) full of love, the sun was shining (somewhat painfully, as we attended the sunday straight from Claude VonStroke‘s epic set at Fabric) and people smiled, made best friends, and sang to New Young Pony Club, Cut Copy and Chromeo, one after the other on the same stage. No running around, no missing things, just great great music and arms in the air. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.
The lineup for 2011 has just been announced, including a UK festival rarity from Snoop Dogg (with Warren G in attendance), and the best way to show you is probably in pictorial form, so see below for Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17th July. Check out the Ed Banger Arena on the Friday, Busy P and So Me will be teaming up for Busy Pictionary (I remember hearing about this on the Australian appearances last year – So Me makes live art on stage while Busy’s on the decks), and SebastiAn (watch out for his new album Total, due to hit in May) Cassius and Carte Blanche will be playing as part of Ed Banger’s first festival appearance. Whoop!
It’s the time of year when we really start to think about relocating to Australia. Heading into a blistering Summer while we shiver our way through the next six months, Bang Gang releasing great mix after great mix, and enticing a ridiculous lineup of bands and DJs for Parklife festival, which travels during late September/early October from the Gold Coast to Perth to Melbourne to Sydney, finishing in Adelaide. I mean who could forget the legendary party videos from Busy P last year “I am going to arrive on stage with just my skateboard and my smile and my records.”
1. LXR – Freak Me – Phonat mix (vs MJ)
2. Vhyce – Voivodine (vs Rhythm is a Dancer)
3. Aniki – Suck My Disko – Nom De Strip mix
4. FormatB – Dog Tag – Sebastien Leger mix (vs Music is the Answer)
5. Nom De Strip – Skweekee
6. TV Rock – Beatbox
7. Pleasurekraft – Tarantula
8. Jazzbit – Sing Sing Sing – Yolanda Be Cool vs DCUP dub
9. The Martin Brothers – Steal Drums (vs Woozy)
10. Jamie Fanatic, DJ Rockid – Let It Whip
11. Tony Senghore – If You Came Here To Party
12. Drop The Lime – Sex Sax – Bart B More mix (vs I Wish)
13. Crazibiza – Spinning Around – Tommyboy mix (vs Vem Que Tem)
14. The Potbelleez – Hello – Bass Kleph mix
15. Gregor Salto, DJ Gregory – Canoa
16. ALCA – Calling Africa – J.A.S.C. mix
17. Tim Green (TG) – Old Sunshine
18. Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey – Yolanda Be Cool vs DCUP mix
19. DJ Chus, Gonzalo Gonzalez – One Night In Havana
20. Round Table Knights ft. Reverend BeatMan – Cut To The Top
21. Monkey Safari – Dancing Days
22. In Flagranti – Ex Ex Ex – Riton Mox6 rerub (vs Smooth Criminal)
23. Yasmin Le Bon – Undercover Romance
24. Tommy Trash, Carl Kennedy – Blackwater
25. Tom Flynn – Miami Lanza
26. Subskrpt – We’ll Be Fine
27. Senor Stereo – Unintentional ft Danny Daze
28. We Are Fans – Into My Life
29. Walter Murphy – A Fifth Of Beethoven – Soulwax edit (vs Stand Up)
30. Mash n Munkee – Make A Difference – Neighbour remix
31. Staygold – Justify – Lorenz Rhode remix
32. Jean Jaques Smoothie – 2 People – DCUP remix
33. A Taste Of Honey – Rescue Me – Go Go Bizkitt remix
34. Lifelike – Love Emulator
35. Those Usual Suspects – Lets Go Togeter – DCUP remix
36. Phonat – Intimate Confessions
Mario Basanov is responsible for the kind of beautiful records that you catch snippets of floating on a breeze, or that quietly enter your subconscious on a sunny day. Crystal clear vocals fuse with sparing yet sensitive bass just perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
His real name is Marijus Adomaitis, and he’s a secret genius, producing for an array of other artists, ranging broadly from jazz records, to pop, to his own style of deep house. His studio work is included in the Metal on Metal remixes of Kissy Sell Out‘s Her, Bloc Party‘s Flux and New Young Pony Club‘s Ice Cream.
We began to take notice when we heard the very lovely I’ll Be Gone, and other tracks to go and check out are: Caribbean Girl (Ilya Santana Remix), In My System (Make You Move) featuring Kathy Diamond, and Who’s Shot the Silence (released in 2009 as a limited 1000-copy edition).
The latest Mario Basanov partnership is with fellow Lithuanian Vidis, and their first single Test came out as an exclusive download with Juno yesterday. The first album is due for release in June, so to celebrate they have their UK debut at the beautiful Adam Street Members Club near The Strand on 14th May.
Have a listen:
There are just too many fantastic candidates for Track For The Day out there at the moment, I find I want to write something about every song that comes my way. 2010 is already proving itself to be one of those bumper years of creativity where monumental and long-awaited projects come to fruition.These are tracks that were recent runners-up, and have been giving me a lot of enjoyment in the headphones ever since.
Or get them all in one tasty zipped-up nugget here.
Out on Monday:
The album that’s been doing it for me this week is the excellent Tourist History from Two Door Cinema Club, on Kitsuné from 1st March. I can happily listen to the whole thing two or three times in a row. Here’s my favourite track (although there are so many greats to choose from this changes day-to-day), What You Know.