Formed in 2009, the Toronto-based duo Trust are Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski (also a member in Austra). They release their forthcoming debut full length, ‘TRST’ via Arts & Crafts on February 28, 2012 on vinyl / CD and by digital download. To provide some reference to explain the sound on this album – it is like a fusion of The Knife, Austra and Salem. It is dark, left of centre dance music with a hint of gothic swagger. ‘TRST’ is a very solid debut across all 11 tracks and definitely worth picking up as the soundtrack to kick off or as the come down for any party.
Jacques Lu Cont popped a new track up on his Soundcloud page yesterday. The track is titled, ‘Church’ which is the follow-up to ‘Reload’ (listen below), which he released a couple months back. ‘Church’ is a scorching dance track with an epic choir style vocals. He never disappoints. Take a listen below via Soundcloud.
The 2 Bears are an electronic duo formed in 2009 by Joe Goddard (of Hot Chip) and Raf Rundell. This week, they released their US debut, ‘Work: The Remixes EP 1′ which includes remixes by St. Etienne, a dub version made by the band themselves, and previously vinyl-only track Shakedown. See the EP tracklisting below.
They also release their debut album, ‘Be Strong’, on January 30, 2012 and it is available for preorder now on iTunes.
01. Work (LP Version)
02. Work (The 2 Bears Dub)
03. Work (St. Etienne Remix)
04. Shake Down
On ‘From Inside’ from DJ Kaos, he delivers some krautrock and this single is a celebration of Germany’s musical experimentation and innovation legacy, and a remembrance of Kaos’s lengthy history working at the legendary Conny Plank studio (Can, Neu!, Kraftwerk).
Listen to ‘From Inside’ below.
The B-side features two remixes by fellow DFA artist Tiago who is also DJ Kaos’s long-term musical colleague / friend. The vinyl is out now on DFA Records while the digital download version will be available next week.
Lifted from Holy Ghost!’s self-titled debut album, ‘Hold My Breath’ is electronic pop in its purest form and gives a huge, stern nod to the early ’80s electronic music innovators.
The Hold My Breath Remix EP release out on DFA records features remixes by Tiger & Woods, Cosmic Kids and Falty DL. The original version of the track has been reworked and remodelled by the duo Tiger & Woods, which brings the track into more of an ’80s R&B radio style and vibe. Cosmic Kids have taken the track in a more intense, dramatic direction. The last remix of the EP is by Falty DL’s re-working, which takes the original track in a different direction by incorporating big, thumping bass.
1. Hold My Breath (Original)
2. Hold My Breath (Tiger & Woods Remix)
3. Hold My Breath (Cosmic Kids Remix)
4. Hold My Breath (Falty DL Remix)
Listen to the Cosmic Kids remix below
Watch the video for the original version of ‘Hold My Breath’