Song of the Day

Song of the Day: Niki and the Dove – DJ Ease My Mind

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I’m not quite sure how to place Niki and the Dove‘s music.

It has a certain electronic pulse to it while at the same time sounding organic and green. The music feels like it would exist in the same world as Florence and the Machine. Basically, if the hobbits on the shire decided to throw a rave, I would imagine they would play a lot of Niki and the Dove. The much talked about Swedish act has their debut album Instincts coming out May 14th and judging from initial listens, it’s going to be good. How can it not be? check out this cover.

DJ Ease My Mind is a single off the record and it’s got a fantastic rolling percussive feel to it. I love the buildup during the song and Niki’s vocal is in perfect dramatic alignment. Check it out.

Song of the Day: Miike Snow – Bavarian #1 (Say You Will)

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If you’ve ever searched for a song that will make you enter an angry dance marathon, it’s Miike Snow‘s, Bavarian #1 (Say You Will) off of their newest album Happy to You. With it’s marching band drums, and Andrew Wyatt’s far ranging vocals, it serves almost as an anthem, while it’s lyrics begging a mystery person to give him another shot, even though he states bluntly “I can’t be trusted, to wait on hard times“. Andrew Wyatt has the ability to make you feel as if you’ve been emotionally punched with his vocals, like he’s getting that last word in the argument. Happy to You is Miike Snow’s sophomore album, and it definitely matches if not outdoes it’s predecessors electro-dance anthems.

Miike Snow plays the Sound Academy on May 1st, win tickets here!

It’s Almost Summer Song of the Day: DJ Fresh – The Power (Featuring Dizzee Rascal)

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It’s cold outside, yes I know.

Rest assured, summer is around the corner.

How do I know this?

Because Dizzee Rascal is back. The man behind recent hits such as Holiday and Bonkers has teamed up with DJ Fresh for the track The Power. Featuring a sample off Chic’s I Want Your Love, this song, like the video is just fun.

Consider it a nice distraction from a bleary day.

Song of the Day: The Chromatics – Kill for Love

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The Chromatics are back. Five years after releasing one of my favorite midnight soundtracks (entitled Night Drive), the group is back with their sophomore release – and it’s glorious. “Kill For Love” is a single off the album and it’s an epic delight.

The album’s tone is a bit lighter than the previous record and this track is a great example of it with Ruth Radelet’s dark/detached yet angelic voice singing over a shimmering synth line and a guitar riff that sounds like what would have happened if 1990s New Order travelled in time and jammed with early 1980s New Order. Check it out.

Their new album, Kill for Love was released on April 3rd. Get it.