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Dance Electronic Electropop

ASTR – Activate Me (Darkchild Mix)

You already know ASTR from such intoxicating, synth pop hits as “Operate”, “Part of Me” and “Blue Hawaii”. You should also already know Darkchild (aka Rodney Jerkins) from his impressive R&B production discography with the likes of Destiny’s Child, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. Now get to know them together on ASTR’s new single “Activate […]

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Indie Pop

paperwhite – Magic

Fresh off the synthpop goodness of “Got Me Goin’”, Brooklyn siblings paperwhite return with “Magic”. The new single is just as breezy with a touch of HAIM-style hook and bubbling synth. Stream “Magic” below and purchase on iTunes. BONUS: Got Me Goin (Robotaki remix)

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Dance Electronic

J. Tropic – Love Up

File newcomer J. Tropic‘s “Love Up” under your Sounds of Summer playlist. The breezy synth aligns nicely with the seductive vocals from the mysterious act. Stream “Love Up” below and hopefully we’ll get to know this intriguing act more soon.

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Dance New Wave

PREMIERE: Bearstronaut – Where I’ll Die (Kraver remix)

Speaking of remixes, I’m ready to unleash a reworking of a track I’ve selfishly had on repeat for the past week. Boston’s Bearstronaut had already impressed with Duran Duran-style, nostalgic, sunny synth on “Where I’ll Die”, then Kraver got a hold of it. Amsterdam producer Kraver took the track and dials up an even more […]

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Electropop Festivalist

Laneway Fest Preview: CHVRCHES – Pavilion Stage – 3:15pm

Whether Laneway Festival organizers knew it or not, they packed the first US edition of the fest with lady power galore. From R&B chameleon Solange to bruising punk rockers Savages, Saturday at Meadowbrook is beaming with ladies who know how to command a stage. Aside from Alunageorge and Icona Pop, Scottish trio CHVRCHES is the […]

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Indie Pop

RAC – Let Go ft Kele & MNDR

Last Friday, Andre Allen Anjos teased the latest original track from one of my favorite acts, RAC. The collective’s first original, “Hollywood”, was one of my top tracks of top 2012, but “Let Go” might surpass its replay-ability. RAC‘s remix and production work over the years has led to some great relationships and big names […]

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Electropop

The Naked and Famous – Hearts Like Ours & new album

Alisa Xayalith and The Naked and Famous stole a lot of hearts in 2010 with “Punching In A Dream” and their debut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You. Luckily, the Auckland, NZ synth-pop act isn’t making us wait too long for their follow-up. New single “Hearts Like Ours” follows similar territory, but stands as an excellent […]