Introducing: Ghost Estates

Dublin 5 piece, Ghost Estates were formed from the remnants of two pretty different bands, SickBoy and 8Ball.

Named after the post ‘Celtic Tiger’ Ireland phenomena of unoccupied and unfinished housing projects, this coming together of forces results in a mish mash of different styles which works ever so well.

Debut single ‘Paris’ is electronic, euphoric in places while haunting and poppy in others, while second single ‘Forever or Never’, couldn’t be more different. It is a sublime slice of chipper indie rock, a la The Rifles etc. from across the water (my favourite of the two cuts).

A lot of potential here and with a debut album recorded and expected in the near future, these guys are ones to watch out for.

Catch them live at Electric Picnic next week or HWCH in October.

Download: Ghost Estates – Forever or Never

Download: Ghost Estates – Paris

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Introducing: Attaque

Attaque is a young producer from Colchester who has already been getting heavy support from Tiga, Fake Blood, Erol Alkan and Brodinski.

Now relocated to a studio in Brighton he has quite the talent for making hard-edged techno tunes – minimal yet rich and not to far from Laurent Garnier or Simian Mobile Disco’s ‘1000 Horses Can’t Be Wrong’ or ‘Gizzard’ stuff. Going by these latest few offerings we should expect be hearing a lot more from this promising up and comer in the future.

His first EP, Light Falls, will be released on London’s Bad Life label. You can grab his latest track, ‘False’, below.

Download: Attaque – False

 Attaque – Light Falls

Download: Friendly Fires – Live Those Days Tonight (Attaque remix)

Lecs Luther – ‘Luther’ (video)

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Last week I was introduced to promising Dublin-based teenager Alex Chiedu aka Lecs Luther

One week on and he has dropped a video for ‘Luther’. This is seriously slick hip-hop and the video, filmed in Brighton, works really well. Also on a side note, it’s always good to see someone rocking an old school Candy Liverpool jersey.

No word on when his Fish & Chips EP is going to be released but it is something to get very excited about.

Introducing: Lasertom & The Blast Crew

Lasertom & The Blast Crew were one of the highlights from Castlepalooza this year and by far the best new discovery of the weekend. Anyone going to Electric Picnic next week would be wise to catch their set.

There’s not much info on Lasertom & The Blast Crew apart from it is the latest project of former Les Bien member and Synth Eastwood collective man, Simon Cullen. Cullen, along with friends, make spacey slow-burning DFA-esque tunes mixed with an array of trumpets, disco, funk, electro-punk and gospel.

Lasertom’s Two Sides EP was released back in March and plans are already in motion for a long player in time for Christmas.

Lasertom & The Blast Crew – By My Side

 Lasertom & The Blast Crew – Two Sides

The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love (Emperor Machine Remix Edit)

The Rapture make their long awaited return with new album, In the Grace Of Your Love, on September 6th.

In the meantime check out this excellent Emperor Machine remix of their single, ‘How Deep Is Your Love’. The track has been fleshed out into a full blown brilliant disco-funk remix.

Yet another top notch remix from Emperor Machine.

Download: The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love (Emperor Machine Remix Edit)