Boys Noize today released a bootleg he did in tribute to the late queen of disco Donna Summer title Donnastag. He previously released the track in 2006 on limited vinyl under the synonym 909D1SCO. In celebration of Donna Summer’s life and work, he has made the track available again and you can download the track below.
London-based dance pop duo Chew Lips have announced the release details for their new single Do You Chew? which will be out on June 11 via their own label Family Records, as part of a new deal with Sony Music. Do You Chew? is lifted from their forthcoming second album.
Listen to Do You Chew? via Soundcloud below.
The band’s debut album ‘Unicorn’ from 2010 was released via Kitsune, but Chew Lips decided to release their record independently this time. They have always had a very DIY attitude, which is something they are plan to continue now that their own label has been signed to Sony Music.
Chew Lips are vocalist / front-woman Tigs and multi-instrumentalist James Watkins. The band formed in 2009 after the pair had been in indie bands but then had the desire to form something new, something pop and something exciting. The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their second, as yet untitled album, which will be released in late 2012.
Watch ‘Salt Air’ lifted from 2010s ‘Unicorn’ below.
Chew Lips will be touring in the UK from May onwards in support of the single. Check out the list of live dates below.
05/01 Oxford @ Academy supporting The Rapture
05/03 Norwich @ Arts Centre supporting The Rapture
05/05 London @ Camden Crawl
05/05 Leeds @ Live At Leeds
05/11 Brighton @ Great Escape
05/17 Liverpool @ Liverpool Sound City
05/25 Manchester @ Chorlton Weekender
06/04 London @ Queen of Hoxton, Coppafeel! Curated by Fearne Cotton
06/07 London @ New Slang club night
06/15 London @ Fred Perry / Subsonic @ Garage
06/17 London @ Lovebox Festival / Dalston Superstore Stage
07/21 Sheffield @ Tramlines
07/27 Cornwall @ Leopallooza Festival, Cornwall
For more information, visit www.chew-lips.com.
Listen to Restless (Ladytron Remix) below via Soundcloud.
For more information on Karin Park, visit http://www.karinpark.com/.
Marcus Lambkin aka Shit Robot returns with his first new material since his debut LP, 2010′s “From The Cradle To The Rave”. After spending much of 2010 and 2011 touring the globe with his live show, Shit Robot is back with “The Green Machine”.
The first result of his latest studio work are Teenage Bass b/w Space Race, which will be released on vinyl and digitally via DFA on May 21. It’s the first in a series of releases called “The Green Machine”, which will plateau with an album in Spring 2013.
Lead track Teenage Bass has an EBM bassline and rave alert sirens, before expanding further with key changing chords and arpeggiator. The hypnotic Space Race is a distant relative of 2007’s Chasm – a meandering, melodic, star-gazing Robo-techno track. Speaking about the new single, Shit Robot said: “After the album, I just wanted to go back to my roots and make some dance 12″s, music for people to get drunk and jump around to.”
Listen to a sample of the single below.
A limited number of each of The Green Machine 12” releases will feature customized, hand-made sleeves available via the DFA webstore.
To mark the new release, Shit Robot has announced a series of live/DJ dates, with more soon to be announced.
5/25 – San Francisco
7/01 – Chicago
For more information on Shit Robot, visit www.shitrobot.com.
French DJ and producer, The Toxic Avenger aka Simon Delacroix, has announced his first full-length record, “ANGST” which will be released in North America on May 29 via Little Owl Recordings. I first discovered Toxic Avenger when he did a really cool remix for Travis’ track, Writing To Reach You and his singles including Toxic is Dead have been Culture Addicts faves.
Watch the video for Angst One, lifted from “ANGST”
Some of the album tracks on “ANGST” include Nu 1553, Angst One, Alien Summer and Never Stop. Exclusive to the North American release of the album are remixes by Beat Torrent and Equateur for single 3,2,1, a thumping ghostly track offering a glimpse into Toxic’s dark world with a shimmering ethereal breakdown building to an explosive climax.
Listen to Never Stop from “ANGST” below.
MP3: The Toxic Avenger – Never Stop
In addition to sharing stages with artists like Diplo, MSTRKRFT, Bloody Beetroots and Crystal Castles, The Toxic Avenger has made a name for himself remixing tracks by Ladytron, Benny Benasi, Chromeo and others.
JD Samson & MEN release their new “Time EP” on Tuesday, May 8 via their MEN Make Music moniker which is the second of 4 EPs the band will release during 2012. After releasing the self-produced Next EP in February, the Time EP with the tracks “Time”, “Take It Away” and “Make Him Pay” (AKA JK Remix) includes production work from CHAINS (which is Alex Suarez and Ryland of Cobra Starship). The standout track is Take It Away with machine gun rhythms, driving guitar riffs and singalong friendly lyrics.
Watch the video for original version of Make Him Pay below.
“Working with Alex from CHAINS was an incredible collaboration. As our first real foray into production with an outside producer, we felt comfortable and excited to take the songs to a new level,” says JD who met CHAINS while writing with Cobra Starship earlier this year.
These four EP releases are true to the unique and collaborative style of earlier MEN releases, such as the partnership for a tour only split 7″ with Brazil’s CSS, and “Who Am I to Feel So Free” featuring Antony (from Antony & The Johnsons).
JD Samson + MEN is Le Tigre’s JD Samson and Michael O’Neill who focus on the energy of live performance and radical potential of dance music. The band will tour Europe this August, and U.S. in the Fall. Their music speaks of issues such as wartime economies, sexual compromise, and the demand for liberties through lyrical content and an inventive, high-energy stage show.
Time EP Tracklisting:
2 Take It Away
3 Make Him Pay (AKA JK Vocal Remix)
For more information on MEN, visit http://www.menmakemusic.com
Crystal Castles have offered up a remix of their 2010 track ‘Suffocation’ reworked by LA experimental dance punks HEALTH. Previously, Crystal Castles created a brilliant remix for HEALTH’s ‘Crimewave’.
The band are currently recording their third record in Warsaw, Poland which is the followup to 2010′s “II“. The record is expected to be out this summer.