Ben Thomas of L’Étranger has had quite an exciting year: he recorded an album with Spectrals as lead guitarist, he founded his own record label, Thomorrow, and on top of all of that he released his first EP of the label.His EP, Don’t Ever Change [TMRW01], consists of the songs Now Or Never, Got To Know, Please, and Ask.
His French moniker, L’Étranger, translates to ‘The Stranger’, but he’s certainly no stranger to the French House music scene. With tropical riffs and groovy beats, these tracks are sun-soaked, washed out, and danceably deep. Dive in!
My friend Dermot McGowan aka Figure of 8 has a flair for well crafted, emotionally driven tracks. With this take on Lana’s take on the classic Blue Velvet he has outdone himself. Musical shifts, thoughtful arrangement, this one takes us on a hypnotic, sexual joyride. With so much fluff to sort through, this song brings some refreshing substance and a passion that is palpable. Thank you good sir. Well done indeed.
The Knocks, Goldroom, St Lucia…..as always Josh delivers a stellar remix. Considering the quality of the company he is keeping these projects have more and more of a collaborative type vibe. One of the many things that is awesome about how much Goldroom has blown up is watching people that he used to be blogging about for free on the blog working with him and seeking him out. Pretty inspiring. Beyond that the magic is obviously in the music, this one has an emotional edge, a little more subdued a little darker, still infectious and superbly done. Check it out.
This one has kind of a City Girls sentiment and vibe to me which is a high compliment as that is one of my all time favorites by Sir Goldroom, Irregardless, by 3:40, when the electric guitars come up front and the synth gets all sexy Sadeish this one stands alone. A cigarette boat bounces across the surf, the sun sets while the wind whips through our heroes hair, his eyes are far away, he is remembering love.Give this one some love. Free Download you say?? Binary Approves
This post features the talented Tim Bernhardt, or Satin Jackets: the guy who stole my heart (and probably yours) as I still continue to blare “You Make Me Feel Good” over and over and over. Alongside Tim you will find another Binary favorite, the irrepressible Patrick Baker.Get ready to fall in love.
We have a nu-disco masterpiece here: rollin’ bass, captivating vocals by the always incredible Patrick Baker, catchy chords. All in all, sheer smoothness (what else would we expect from Satin Jackets?) I am nothing but impressed with this one. Instant classic.
If anyone’s instagram account can make me “lol” – it’d have to be Jerome LOL’s (he also goes by Jeremy Potter for the more prim folk).More importantly, he deserves an award for emanating smiles through music.
Here’s a remix of Classixx’s “Holding On” – with a bit of a 90’s twist, as per the low frequencies, and with a hell of a lotta drum clap. He slows this one down slightly, but don’t fret – it’s still bright and shiny for the imminent summertime weather. It’s retro, dreamy and incredibly infectious.
Treasure Fingers is back. His latest, entitled “Cloud Life” is a reminder of how amazing he is as a producer and a breath of fresh air. Musical, awesome sounds, cool breaks, this is a beautiful song. Did I mention it is a free download as well? Happy Wednesday:
Final DJs and Gin Joints. City nights EP. Out Now! Great release, this showed up in my inbox and really grabbed me. At this point I have come to accept that I am going to be feeling the sounds that Final DJs come up with, having said that there are some that I am more partial to. This Ep represents some of their best work so far. Each remix adds a slightly different but worthy in its own right version. The original is tight. Final DJs // Gin Joints. Get up on it. Happy Wednesday.
This jam is on some drug induced, post apocalyptic, cruising through the war ravaged streets type illness. Fire everywhere, leather pants and crossbows type shit. Somehow though, a hope begins to build, the memory of beauty. The dream of somehow revisiting love. Deep right?
yeah…def. feeling this one. Check out his Night Flight EP and get familiar. Dreamy, emotional, thoughtful and blue. Gliding indeed. Binary approves.
Polish Pop-Electro trio, KAMP! return to Los Angeles and San Diego for one off shows after a week in Austin for SxSW. Party throwers La Nuit, will host a special event this Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles. The space is limited and will make for an intimate party not to be missed. Be sure to pick up your presale tickets to ensure entry.
If paying’s not your game, we’re give away a pair of tickets. Just message us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and why you feel you should win the tickets. Best/most creative answer wins! Don’t miss this show. Guaranteed fresh. Binary – La Nuit – Kamp! – Ride The Universe – 2013