Duck Sauce :: 'Barbra Streisand'

It's been a year since Brian first posted about Duck Sauce (Armand van Helden and A-Trak) and now they're back. They're new single is inexplicably called 'Barbara Streisand' and is a throw back to the late 90's club house bangers that made Van Helden famous. The video is by Justice and Kanye colaborator So-Me and features a huge roll call of famous faces (Kanye, Pharrell, Santigold, Chromeo...) amid some raucous New York party footage.


Glasser :: 'Home'

Glasser is the alias of LA-based Cameron Mesirow and her laptop copy of GarageBand. Her debut album Ring is out tomorrow and is generating lots of attention for its' rich, multi-textural sound and the dramatic atmospheres she creates. At times stark and gothic, tribal and elemental, comparisons to School of Seven Bells, Telepathe and Homogenic-era Bjork are deserved if insufficient.
'Home' is a useful introduction to her sound, progressing from a tumbling child-like rhythm in the beginning to a glorious wave of synths, strings and aching vocals.

Download: Glasser - 'Home' (via Pitchfork.com)

Buy the album Ring here.


Aeroplane remix their remix

Aeroplane have had a succession of impressive tracks and remixes over the past year, none more so than this perfect intersection of disco, house and pop. Having already remixed Friendly Fires' Paris a few months back they were clearly impressed by the beautiful vocals on Australian group Flight Facilities' superb single 'Crave You' and saw an opportunity and the two fit together perfectly.
Stream and download the track below by clicking the little downward arrow on the right-hand side.

I Crave Paris by Aeroplane (Official)

Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner. Stream entire album!

Lucky Shiner is the debut album from London electronic producer Gold Panda and is streaming in it's entirety online. It's a really thrilling piece of work that's part minimal techno, part chill-wave electropop. Imagine the hypnotic loops of The Field meeting the hazy warmth of an Air France record. Lovely.


New Jamiroquai Material

I'm sure if you were to dust off both Jamie and my now defunct CD collections you would find a wealth of Jamiroquai releases. I've always been a fan of their early work, but Synkronized really was the turning point for me. They had done their bit by then and I wasn't really that bothered with A Funk Odyssey and Dynamite, apart from the singles that were presented to me in the charts.

So there's been a five year break, and they've decided to back to their early style; how many times have I heard this from bands who are really just looking for old fans to take note so they can have one last shot in the limelight? Umpteen - and they usually disappoint.

However, I've given their first single, White Knuckle Ride, a good listen, and they have actually gone back to that classic Jamiroquai sound, with a pinch of Fred Falke/Chromeo synth styling. The new album, Rock Dust Light Star, is out November 1. Lets hope it's more of the same.

Site here, myspace here, pre-order here.

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Ra Ra Riot and a Re Re Remix

Ra Ra Riot released their second long player last week entitled 'The Orchard'. Not bad for a second attempt, and worth a listen if you are into the whole Vampire Weekend or Arcade Fire sound. The first single from the album, 'Boy', will leave you hungry for more, but nothing else satisfies. If you like what you hear below, best to check out their debut album, 'The Rhumb Line', for a more consistent produce.


Myspace here, official site here, buy album here