Metronomy – The Bay (Clock Opera remix)

Clock Opera have been entrusted with remix duties for Metronomy ‘s latest single, ‘The Bay’, taken from the Mercury Prize nominated album, The English Riviera. 

The rework retains the chilled feeling of the original but adds a touch of energy, tempo and ‘Nightrider-esque’ bass/beats. Everyone’s been telling me to listen to Metronomy’s debut album but this remix will get me through the weekend anyway.

You can catch Clock Opera playing at Castlepalooza next weekend.

Download: Metronomy – The Bay (Clock Opera remix)

Introducing: Tracksuit Warrior

Tracksuit Warrior is the new project from former beat maker and tennis racket wielder with Super Extra Bonus Party, Mike Donnelly (DOI: He’s a good friend).

Having left SEBP to pursue other interests Mike now resides in London and has just released Naff Naff Jack It EP. Since first hearing about this project I’ve been extremely excited to see what the outcome would be.

Naff Naff Jack It sails between an astonishing array of electronic styles, from the hazy and ambient ‘I Hope Your Happiness’ and ‘Square One’ to the dark slow building minimal atmospherics of ‘Cold Sweat’. ‘Suit Up And GO’ adds some shimmering sparkle, oozing with a carefree and feelgood ambiance of Screamdelica proportions. ‘Travelling’ Feat. Harry J deserves special praise; magnificent beats, guitars and glorious trumpets kicking into gear for an astonishing climax, spectacular!

Tracksuit Warrior’s Naff Naff Jack It EP is certainly worthy of a few quid but it’s available for FREE from Bandcamp now! 

Download: Tracksuit Warrior – Travelling (Feat. Harry J)

Download: Tracksuit Warrior – Suit Up And GO

Tracksuit Warrior – Cold Sweat

Simian Mobile Disco – Gizzard

‘Gizzard’ is the fifth release in the series of 12″ on Simian Mobile Disco‘s new imprint Delicacies. 

‘Gizzard’ is a deep dark beast of slow burning techno with hard-edged analogue beats, building to climactic finish. It is a quite similar formula to ‘10,000 Horses Can’t Be Wrong’. The 12″ also features a guest remix from Irish producers Psycatron , a tasty and lively take on the original.

‘Gizzard’ out now on limited edition 12″ vinyl and will get a digital release on July 25th.

 Simian Mobile Disco – Gizzard

 Simian Mobile Disco – Gizzard (Psycatron Remix)

Introducing: Candidate

Candidate are Lexington trio Cedric Sparkman, Laurence Adams and Jason Matuskiewicz. American they may be, but their music has a distinctly British edge to it.

Their sound reeks of mid to late ’80s British indie but is not pretending to be anything else. They have embraced those bands who inspired them for which there  are obvious comparisons, namely The Cure, The Stone Roses and The Smiths. The later seems to permeate every ounce of what they do and you can almost hear a young Morrissey shining through Sparkman’s vocals.

This straight edge indie approach appears to suit them very well. The songs are catchy, poetic, passionate and filled with hooks and melodies, it’s hard to dislike.

Like what you hear? You can pick up Candidate’s debut record A New Life from Bandcamp right now!

Download: Candidate – Need It Most

Download: Candidate – I’d Come Running

Candidate – A New Life

Clubfeet – Edge of Extremes

‘Edge of Extremes is the latest track from Clubfeet‘s debut LP, Gold on Gold, to get it’s own release.

Originating in the Southern Hemisphere (Melbourne, Australia and Cape Town, South Africa) they create a dancey brand of electro-indie famed by the likes of Hot Chip. ‘Edge of Extremes’ is the personification of this approach; it is instantly charming and permeated by an overwhelming daydream, carefree vibe. This is also the very first single from their new ‘Gold on Gold’ video collaboration with acclaimed Sydney videographer Alex Goddard.

‘Edge of Extremes’ is the first in a series of videos to be rolled out in the second half of 2011 and is accompanied by remixes from the likes of Munk, French Horn Rebellion, Urchins and Danny Daze.

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Clubfeet – Edge of Extremes via Future Classic

Clubfeet – Edge of Extremes (Munk Remix)

Free Music: REID – ‘Genesis EP’

REID is Eoghan Reid, a 22-year-old producer from Cork who, a few weeks back, released his debut EP for free download on Bandcamp.

Genesis EP  is an exciting blend of atmospheric electronica. The EP is an enthralling listen but it’s strength lies in how tranquil and laid back tracks sit so comfortably with those filled with boisterous energy, al a the title track and the thumping ‘Diptera’. A clever, assured and engrossing debut record.

With fellow Corkman Toby Kaar becoming one rising stars of the burgeoning Irish electronica scene in 2011 and now REID, you would be forgiven for wondering if there is something in the water down there.

Grab the EP for free now via Bandcamp.

Download: REID – Forrest

Download: REID – Diptera

Free Music: Max Tannone – Ghostfunk

New York producer Max Tannone, the brains behind Mos Dub, Dub Kweli and Jaydiohead projects is back, with a genius new mash-up record.

This guy needs no introduction, his previous work speaks for itself. The new project is called Ghostfunk and on this occasion Tannone pairs Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music. A daunting to task to most but as we’ve seen from his previous work, Max Tannone can pull it off

Here’s three reasons to grab the entire album for FREE from his website.

Download: Ghostfunk – Make It N.Y.

Download: Ghostfunk – Mighty Agho

Download: Ghostfunk – The Same Girl