Monday, 31 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music! Duchess Leo!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Duchess Leo - 'Your Sweet Love' 'Your Sweet Love' is the first track on Duchess Leo's debut full length called 'Golden Gray'. As mentioned in the post below - this is another one of the more electronic based songs from the album - accompanied by some gorgeous strings! You can buy the download or cd here: (as well as on itunes).

If you like what you hear you can also support their Facebook page here:

I absolutely love the production on this song... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Duchess Leo!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Duchess Leo - 'Hindsight' Duchess Leo are an indie/folk/pop/electronic duo signed to Brooklyn's Whale Heart Records label. Dan Ryan and Todd Buchler have been friends for most of their lives - having grown up together in the same New Jersey neighborhood. They started working on music together in the fall of 2007 - Todd has a background in electronic music and Dan is more into the software and production side of things.

They released their self titled five song debut EP in May of 2009 - and now they've just released their first full length album entitled 'Golden Gray'! It's available on itunes and from their label's website here: - where it's also available on cd - limited to 400 copies! I need to order one chop chop!

There are more traditional indie sounding tracks on the album, but I'm going to post a couple that are more atmospheric and electronic based - this is the sixth track (of ten) on the album called 'Hindsight'... Enjoy!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Remix + Free Download! Arcade Fire!

SummersRadio™ New Remix + Free Download! Arcade Fire - 'Rebellion (Lies)' (Myagi Bootleg Remix) Andrew Mavor aka Myagi (not to be confused with Brighton's Fujiya & Miyagi who I posted on Tuesday!) is a dj/ artist/ producer from Stratford Ontario. He originally made this remix for a show he played in Montreal back before Arcade Fire became huge - however he just posted it online for the first time last night! If this remix is to your liking you can download a copy for free here courtesy of Myagi himself: Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! Alcoholic Faith Mission!

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! Alcoholic Faith Mission - 'Running With Insanity' Alcoholic Faith Mission are an indie-folk collective that formed in Brooklyn - but are based in Copenhagen - in 2006. They've released three full length albums and they're set to release a new 5 track EP called 'Running With Insanity' on March 29th. This is the title track which you can download for free here courtesy of their label Paper Garden Records:  Enjoy!

Alcoholic Faith Mission - Running With Insanity by Paper Garden Records

SummersRadio™ New Music! Betoko Vs Al Zhimer!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Betoko Vs Al Zhimer - 'To Da Phunk!' (Original Mix) London's Betoko and Al Zhimer have just released a new song called 'To Da Phunk!' on the Oko Recordings label. It's a great driving disco/ tech house tune and it's currently available exclusively on Beatport... Enjoy!

Betoko Vs Al Zhimer - To da Phunk 320 by Betoko

Saturday, 29 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music! Woodhead!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Woodhead - 'Hot Stuff' Vancouver's Darren Woodhead has a new self titled 7 track EP out on Calgary's Punchout! Recordings label. It contains six songs plus one remix - a collection of disco and funk re-edits, along with this disco house number called 'Hot Stuff'. The EP is currently available exclusively on Juno Download here: and it's already ranked #3 on the disco/ nu-disco chart for this week's releases! It will also see a full release on other sites on Monday the 31st. I previously posted his excellent dubstep remix of Brenda Lee's 'I'm Sorry' here on Dec. 12th, as part of my Best Of 2010 listings - and it's been in my top 5 most viewed posts ever since! You can check it out here: This is the 5th track on his new EP - 'Hot Stuff'... Enjoy!

HISCORE 600 Woodhead - Hot Stuff by Punchout! Recordings

Friday, 28 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music! Marco Carola!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Marco Carola - 'Groove Catcher' (Martin Buttrich Catcher Remix) Marco Carola is an Italian producer/ dj and he's just released his new 'Groove Catcher' EP! It's out on Richie Hawtin's Minus (or M-nus) record label - which is based in both Berlin and Windsor Ontario. It's currently exclusive to Beatport and has 3 tracks - the original plus two remixes by Martin Buttrich - this is his 'Catcher Remix'... yesterday's track from Mark Broom & Mihalis Safras was a journey by train - tonight we're going on a boat cruise... Enjoy!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music! Mark Broom & Mihalis Safras!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Mark Broom & Mihalis Safras - 'Tru Tru' (Paul Ritch Remix) Mark Broom is a dj/ producer from the U.K. and Mihalis Safras is a dj/producer based in Athens, Greece - and they've teamed up to make this mind altering new track called 'Tru Tru'! It's part of their new 4 track EP (the original plus three remixes) called 'Grey' released on the Material label - and it's available on Beatport here:

This remix is from Paris's Paul Ritch and it's appropriate that the youtube picture here is of a train track - as this largely instrumental number is about to take you on a journey (as many great songs do) to somewhere even better! I probably listened to parts of 100 different songs tonight, and I was getting a bit discouraged. But then I listened to this song and smiled - because I knew exactly what to post today... Enjoy!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music! Cut Copy!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Cut Copy - 'Need You Now' While I quite liked the Tim Goldsworthy remix of the first single 'Take Me Over' from Cut Copy's forthcoming new album 'Zonoscope' (posted on Dec. 28th - I wasn't quite as thrilled with the original (posted on Nov. 22nd I just found it a bit too poppy - but now that the album's release has neared (it's out on Feb 8th!) a few more new tracks from the album have surfaced on the interweb. While this album opener 'Need You Now' certainly contains pop elements (holy OMD influence!) this song is more electronic and dancey than 'Take Me Over'... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ Concert News + New Remix + Free Download! Two Door Cinema Club!

SummersRadio™ Concert News + New Remix + Free Download! Two Door Cinema Club - 'What You Know' (Barrientos Remix) First the news - just announced - Northern Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club are coming to Vancouver on Monday April 11th to perform at Venue! Tickets go on sale this Friday morning. Barrientos is Ivan Hall Barrientos - a 21 year old from Glasgow who is 'all about house'. And I must say that he's made a very tasteful house remix of Two Door Cinema Club's track 'What You Know' - the video post here is certainly worthy of more than 69 views/ listens! If this remix is to your liking you can download a copy free on Soundcloud courtesy of Barrientos himself here:   Enjoy!

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music! Cex!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Cex - 'Secret Monog' (Baconhead Remix) Rjyan Kidwell started his musical project called Cex in 1998 when he was only 16! In 1999 he formed the Tigerbeat6 record label with Miguel Depedro aka Kid 606. He's just released a new EP today called 'Megamuse'. It's has eight tracks - five different songs along with a number of remixes.

His early releases were classified as IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) - this is how the label describes this new EP 'Megamuse is a sexy beast of spaced out IDM/Hip-Hop sped up and played at 11, pumping out Dr. Dre style Cali-love synth melodies over meaty double-time Baltimore club hi-hats and a laid-back 808 groove. While most of his contemporaries were busy installing new plug-ins or trying to make Dubstep, Cex dug deep into his freakiest electrofunk roots to create a whole new musical vocabulary to speak with, born from long nights jamming with high-end FM synths driven by step sequencers and freestyle MPC blasting.'

'Megamuse' is the first single from the forthcoming 'Tiny Creature' album, and this is the second track on the EP - and one of two mixes of the song - this is the Baconhead Remix of 'Secret Monog'... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Fujiya & Miyagi!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Fujiya & Miyagi - 'Universe' Fujiya & Miyagi are a band from Brighton that have just released their new album called 'Ventriloquizzing' in North America today! It's their fourth full length and the first that they've co-produced. This is the final track on the album - and like many of the songs on it - it's kinda spacey and kinda hypnotic... Enjoy!

Monday, 24 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Stars On 45!

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Stars On 45 - 'Stars On 45' (Addy Van Der Zwan Remix) Stars On 45 were a Dutch pop act that had a massive hit in 1981 with an album of medleys - the most popular of which were the Beatles numbers. The album hit number one in the U.K. and the top 10 in North America. They've just released a new 4 track remix EP featuring all new 2011 remixes! Truth be told I had a hard time deciding which mix to post as there are several good ones - I liked them all! I was all set to go with Olav Basoski - but then I gave the Addy Van Der Zwan remix another listen - and the fellow Dutchman won me over with the simple '45' vocoder bit at about 2:35 in - I wish they did it more than once - but still - it's kinda cool... Enjoy!

Sunday, 23 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music! Christoph Andersson!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Christoph Andersson - 'Metropol' Christoph Andersson is a 19 year old musician/ producer from New Orleans. He released the first of four EP's in November called 'Tuxedo', followed by 'Capital' in December - on his own Hurst Recordings label. He classifies his sound as neo-disco and his new 3 song EP called 'Metropol' is released on Tuesday! It contains two remixes - one called 'Metropolis' and another called the 'Night Drugs Remix'. This is the original - and it has perhaps the most cheerful sounding keyboard melodies since Frank Mills' piano classic 'Music Box Dancer'... Enjoy!  p.s. you can check out other mixes of 'Metropol' and his other tracks on Soundcloud here: and if you'd like to join his Facebook fan page as I have you can do so here:!/pages/Christoph-Andersson/115404058483943?v=info Cheers!

Saturday, 22 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Alan Fitzpatrick!

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Alan Fitzpatrick - 'A Small Decline' (Mark Broom Dubbed Mix) Alan Fitzpatrick is from the U.K. and he's just released a new EP called 'Shadows In The Dark (Remixes)' on the Swedish techno label Drumcode. It contains remixes of three tracks that first appeared on his 'Shadows In The Dark' full length which came out last summer - including this one of 'A Small Decline' by Mark Broom... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Laurent Garnier!

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Laurent Garnier - 'Flashback' (Christian Smith & Wehbba 3am Mix) Laurent Garnier is a French techno producer and dj, who started dj'ing in Manchester in the late 80's. He's held residencies at legendary clubs such as the Hacienda and The End. 'Flashback' first appeared on his second album called '30' which was released in 1997. This is a new remix by Christian Smith and Wehbba - and the video features the fascinating work of German experimental filmmaker Matthias Muller... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ Classic! Company B!

SummersRadio™ Classic! Company B - 'Fascinated' The new Prok & Fitch track 'Yalla' that I posted yesterday samples this song (just for a few seconds at 2:25, then for the entire breakdown at 3:33) - so I thought it a good opportunity to post this original! Company B were a Latin freestyle dance trio that formed in 1986. 'Fascinated' was their first single - first released on an indie label called The Summer in 1986. It became a hit in the Miami area, and then when released by Atlantic in 1987 it became a number one U.S. club smash! Enjoy...

Friday, 21 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music! Prok & Fitch + Guy Williams!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Prok & Fitch with Guy Williams - 'Yalla' (Original Mix) 'Yalla' from U.K. duo Ben Prok & James Fitch - in a collaboration with Guy Williams - is another fine track featured on Roger Sanchez's latest EP called 'Roger Sanchez Presents Battle Weapons Volume 3'. The song features a keyboard sample from Company B's 1987 club hit 'Fascinated'... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ Classic! Da Hool!

SummersRadio™ Classic! Da Hool - 'Meet Her At The Love Parade' (Nalin & Kane Remix) There were certain elements of the Geoff M & Terrence T song 'Bang!' that I posted yesterday, that reminded me of this classic - but I couldn't think of the name last night! Well after a good sleep (until 4pm!) I remembered! Frank Tomiczek - better known as Da Hool - is a German dj/producer. 'Meet Her At The Love Parade' was first released in 1996, then re-released in 1997 on the Kosmo Records label where it became a worldwide hit well into '98 selling over six million copies! This is the Nalin & Kane remix... Enjoy!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music! Geoff M & Terrence T!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Geoff M & Terrence T - 'Bang!' New York's Roger Sanchez has released a new EP called 'Roger Sanchez Presents Battle Weapons Volume 3' - it contains 5 tracks and four different artists. Both Geoff M and Terrence T are from Glasgow and Geoff also runs the new Glasgow house label called Superecordings. The EP is released on Roger's own Stealth Records label - it's available on Beatport and it's also just been released on itunes this week... Enjoy!

Geoff M & Terrence T 'Bang!' (Stealth Records) by Terrence T

SummersRadio™ New Music! Shpongle!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Shpongle - 'Before The Big Bang' Shpongle are a duo from the U.K. that make music that's been described as downtempo/ ambient psychedelic trance or 'psybient'. I like the ambient side to it - but also that there's still a lot going on sonically. They've just released a new 2 track EP called 'The God Particle' - consisting of the title track and this one called 'Before The Big Bang'... Enjoy!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! White Lies!

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! White Lies - 'Is Love' (Stereolab Remix) As mentioned previously (see Jan. 10th's post for another new White Lies remix - or click on the White Lies label for lots more remixes!) White Lies released their new album called 'Ritual' - available on cd, lp, digital download and a limited edition boxed set - this week. To celebrate they are giving away a free remix of the album's opening track called 'Is Love' by Stereolab! Click on the player below to download your copy... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ New Remix + Free Download! Daft Punk/ Basic Slack!

SummersRadio™ New Remix + Free Downloads! Daft Punk - 'Solar Sailer' (Basic Slack Remix) While Daft Punk's score for the 'Tron: Legacy' film contains more orchestration than beats, a number of great bootleg remixes have surfaced online. (Check out my previous post for the awesome Cassettes Won't Listen remix of 'Derezzed'' on Nov. 21st!) Paris's N'Joy has just released a remix of 'Solar Sailer' this week which you can check out here: 

However, I much prefer this remix from fellow Parisian Basic Slack - who has actually remixed 6 different tracks from the soundtrack! You can join Basic Slack's Facebook group and access the link to download the 6 pack for free here:


Tuesday, 18 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download (for some)! Glasvegas!

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download (maybe)! Glasvegas - 'The World Is Yours' Like The Kills, Glasgow's Glasvegas release their new album on April 5th (the 4th in Europe)! It will be their second full length album and it's called 'Euphoric ///Heartbreak\\\'. The first single released online is 'The World Is Yours' - and it could be yours for free - depending on what part of the world you're in! If you happen to be in Europe you can download a copy for free from their official website here: The rest of us can have a listen here... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ Concert News! The Kills!

SummersRadio™ Concert News! The Kills! The Kills - 'Cheap and Cheerful' (SebastiAn Remix) Just announced - The Kills are coming to Vancouver on Sunday May 8th - playing at the Commodore! Presale tickets go on sale tomorrow morning with regular tickets going on sale Friday. The Kills are releasing their fourth studio album called 'Blood Pressures' on April 5th. They haven't released a new single yet so here's a great remix by France's SebastiAn of their single 'Cheap and Cheerful' from their 'Midnight Boom' album released in 2008... Enjoy!

Monday, 17 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! DZ!

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! DZ - 'Les Drouges' Sean Harten aka DZ is a Canadian dubstep producer currently based in Lethbridge Alberta. He runs his own record label called Badman Press and plans to release a new album (the first in a two part set) called 'DZ - Eleven Part 1' on January 25th. I recognized the vocal samples in this song pretty quick - as they're from one of my favorite tv shows - the Jon Dore Television Show! The samples are from an interview featured in the 'Jon Does Drugs' episode in season two - sadly the show has since been canceled - booo! This is 'Les Drouges'... Enjoy!

DZ - Les Drouges FREE by Generation Bass Fish

SummersRadio™ New Music! Miss Kittin!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Miss Kittin - 'All You Need' Miss Kittin has just released her new 3 song EP on the Mobilee label called 'All You Need'! It includes this original version plus remixes from Lee Van Dowski and Gesaffelstein and is currently available exclusively on Beatport. ( Enjoy...

Sunday, 16 January 2011

SummersRadio™ Classic! Golden Boy with Miss Kittin!

SummersRadio™ Classic! Golden Boy with Miss Kittin - 'After 8' Zurich's Golden Boy along with France's Caroline Herve - better known as Miss Kittin - released their collaboration cd 'Or' in 2002. This is one of those classic album tracks that should have been released as a single with remixes, but it never was - but that's ok because the original is perfect just as it is! Cuckoo! Cuckoo! It's 8 o'clock! Mmmm - space cakes... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Bass Kleph!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Bass Kleph - 'Oh Yeah' (Original Mix) Australia's Bass Kleph has just released his new 3 track EP online this week! It's called the 'I'll Be OK' EP and it features two versions of the self titled jazz influenced track and this driving club tune called 'Oh Yeah' - and it's available exclusively on Beatport ( - Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ Classic! Bass Kleph!

SummersRadio™ Classic! Bass Kleph - 'Keyboard Cat' Stuart Tyson - better known as Bass Kleph - is an Australian dj and producer based in Sydney. He started his music career in the 90's as the drummer for the rock band Loki before his obsession with dj'ing began. In 2007 he founded Vacation Records and then in 2009 the Exit Row label. 'Keyboard Cat' (named after the youtube sensation) was released in the summer of 2009 and became his first original song to hit the top 20 on Beatport... Enjoy!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! Retrotation!

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! Retrotation - 'Classical Divine a la Dubstep' Retrotation is the recording moniker of a man named Matt Olick from Easton Pennsylvania. He's only been producing for about a year but has already been featured by radio stations from to BBC Radio! He currently has 10 tracks posted on Soundcloud - and although each once is described differently, the majority of them mix classical music with dubstep - with this particular track tagged as 'divine opera dubstep'! This track begins with some lovely piano setting a nice chilled pace and then gets more experimental about two minutes in - this is 'Classical Divine a la Dubstep' which you can download for free here courtesy of Retrotation:  Enjoy!

Classical Divine à la Dubstep by Retrotation

Thursday, 13 January 2011

SummersRadio™ Classic! S'Express!

SummersRadio™ Classic! S'Express - 'Theme From S'Express' Like myself you may have recognized the sample in the Moullinex track below from this 1988 club classic - however this isn't where it originated! As Moullinex mentions on Soundcloud 'And yeah, the sample is blatant.. and No, it's not S'Express... ;)' The horn sample is from a song called 'Is It Love You're After' by Rose Royce from their 1979 album called 'Rose Royce IV: Rainbow Connection'. Rose Royce were a soul/ funk band from Los Angeles and are best known for their title track from the 1976 hit movie 'Car Wash'.

The main force behind S'Express was dj/ producer Mark Moore and although this song is based around the Rose Royce sample, it's just one of 15 songs that were sampled in the 'Theme From S'Express'. The song is considered a classic for both it's use of samples and also because it brought the acid house sound to the masses - reaching number 1 on both the U.K. singles and U.S. club charts. Enjoy this trip...!

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! Moullinex!

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! Moullinex - 'Love It Is, Then' Moullinex is Luis Clara Gomes - an artist/ producer who is from Portugal, now based in Munich. He's released two EP's so far - last year's 'Superman' EP and last month's 'Chocolat' EP. As a thank you to fans for supporting the 'Chocolat' EP he's just released a new song online called 'Love It Is, Then' which you can download for free here:  Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! Holy Ghost!

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! Holy Ghost! - 'Do It Again' Holy Ghost! are a duo from Brooklyn NY and they are set to release their self titled debut album on April 5th! They are signed to DFA Records - and like a few other artists on the label - perhaps not surprisingly, sound a bit like LCD Soundsystem. In fact they opened for LCD Soundsystem on their 'This Is Happening' Tour last year. This is their new single called 'Do It Again' which you can download for free courtesy of the band here:  Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Beth Ditto!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Beth Ditto - 'Open Heart Surgery' Portland's Mary Beth Patterson - better known as Beth Ditto - vocalist for The Gossip - has just released her first solo EP! It has four tracks and is simply titled 'Beth Ditto EP' and is available exclusively through Beatport. The EP is produced by Simian Mobile Disco - the artists having previously collaborated on SMD's track 'Cruel Intentions' from their 2009 album 'Temporary Pleasure'. This is the first track on the EP called 'Open Heart Surgery'... Enjoy!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Ladytron!

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Ladytron - 'Ace Of Hz' (Punks Jump Up Remix) I first featured Ladytron's new single 'Ace Of Hz' way back in October when it was first released as part of the FIFA 11 soundtrack. Now it's just been released as an official single with 5 new remixes online today! This is my favorite remix of the lot - by London's Punks Jump Up - it starts out with some housey xylophone/ steel drum type sounds but gradually morphs into this disco/ techno hybrid with some cowbell along for the ride... Enjoy!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Tiga!

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Tiga - 'Love Don't Dance Here Anymore' (C2 Remix 2) Montreal's Tiga has just released his latest EP on itunes for 'Love Don't Dance Here Anymore' which first appeared on his 2009 album 'Ciao!'. The original album version was produced by Soulwax and this EP features 2 new remixes from Detroit techno legend Carl Craig. The original clocked in at a mere 10 minutes long so it's now been extended to over 12 and 13 minutes! There's also an instrumental version available - in case you haven't noticed itunes is a bit weird when it comes to songs over 8 minutes long - most often making them available as full album only purchases. Such is the case here - but it's quite a deal - as the 3 tracks combined are over 36 minutes long and the 'album' price for all three songs is only $1.99! This version is known as the 'C2 Remix 2'... Enjoy!

Monday, 10 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Remix! White Lies!

SummersRadio™ New Remix! White Lies - 'Bigger Than Us' (Walls Remix) I first featured White Lies new single back on Nov. 18th, when their new album's release still seemed too far away - but it's out next week! 'Ritual' is their second full length and it's out Monday in the U.K. and Tuesday here in North America. The regular cd contains ten tracks - the itunes download will feature two bonus remixes - although this isn't one of them! This remix will only be available for purchase physically on the limited edition boxed set which contains 2 cd's (one of remixes), six 7" singles and signed artwork! This version is nothing like the original - more spacious and electronic, but still awesome - this is the 'Walls Remix'... Enjoy!

White Lies - Bigger Than Us (WALLS Hold Me remix) by welikeitindie

Sunday, 9 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Air!

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Air - 'La Femme D'Argent' (Pyramid Remix) 'La Femme D'Argent' is the opening track from Air's 1998 electronic/ chillout classic 'Moon Safari' and translated means 'The Silver Woman'! This remix is from Pyramidhall - an artist from Lyon, France - who just posted this on Soundcloud this week... Enjoy!

Air - La Femme d'Argent (Pyramid Remix) by Pyramidhall

Saturday, 8 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Sleigh Bells!

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Sleigh Bells - 'Run The Heart' (Ensemble Economique's 'Run With Drugs' Remix) Sleigh Bells are a noise pop duo from Brooklyn that released their debut album called 'Treats' last May. Indaba Music is a great website for both producers and fans of remixes (I featured a track from their Metric remix contest yesterday) they also currently have a contest on to remix the Sleigh Bells track 'Run The Heart' - among others! You can check out their site here:!/logged_out/home I'll be voting for this spaced out remix from California's Ensemble Economique... Enjoy!

Sleigh Bells, Run The Heart(RUN With DRUGS) (Ensemble Economique Remix) by Ensemble Economique

SummersRadio™ Weekend!

SummersRadio™ Weekend - 'Coma Summer' Weekend are a post punk group from San Francisco that released their debut album called 'Sports' in November. This is the first track on the ten song set available on cd and double vinyl called 'Coma Summer' on the Slumberland Records label. I like what has been described as their 'wall of reverb' sound... Enjoy!

Friday, 7 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music! AutoKratz!

SummersRadio™ New Music! AutoKratz - 'Opposite Of Love' (Les Petits Pilous Remix) AutoKratz are a London based duo that are releasing their new EP called 'Opposite Of Love' on January 24th! It's the first single from the band's forthcoming second album called 'Self Help For Beginners' coming out on the Bad Life label in March - and the album will feature collaborations with Jagz Kooner and Primal Scream. This remix is from another duo - from France - called Les Petits Pilous... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ New Remix + Free Download! Metric!

SummersRadio™ New Remix! Metric - 'Gold Guns Girls' (RIOT 87 Remix) Toronto's Metric announced their 'Fantasies' remix contest in conjunction with Indaba Music at the end of September and we're now a mere two weeks away from the winners being announced! There's an individual contest for each track on the album and each winner receives $1,000 cash - and most likely an official release as Metric is considering releasing a full remix album as well! As one of Metric's biggest fans it's hard to believe that it's been two whole months since I've posted any remixes - so it's certainly time for a new one!

This one is currently sitting in first place for 'Gold Guns Girls' - by Serbian duo RIOT 87 - and I must say it rocks! If this remix is to your liking you can download a copy for free here courtesy of Riot 87: Enjoy!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

SummersRadio™ New Music! Hercules and Love Affair!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Hercules and Love Affair - 'My House' Hercules and Love Affair just released the video for their new single 'My House' online today! It's the first single from their second album called 'Blue Songs' which is due for release on the Moshi Moshi label on January 31st. It contains 11 tracks including another called 'Step Up' which features vocals from Bloc Party's Kele Okereke. The album features two new vocalists - one of which is Shaun Wright - who sings on this first single 'My House'. Apparently he was a fan of the band that got to meet Andy Butler - told him he could sing and that they should work together - and now he's a member of the band! If only life was always that easy... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ Classic! Hercules and Love Affair!

SummersRadio™ Classic! Hercules and Love Affair - 'Blind' Hercules and Love Affair is a musical project of New York based dj Andy Butler. Their self titled debut album was released in March 2008 and their first single 'Blind' featured the vocals of - and was co-written with - Antony & The Johnsons' Antony Hegarty... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Afrojack vs Tocadisco!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Afrojack vs Tocadisco - 'Tequila Sunrise' (Original Mix) Nick Van De Wall aka Afrojack is a Dutch dj and producer. Tocadisco (which is Spanish for turntable!) is a German dj and producer. Together they have just released a new song today called 'Tequila Sunrise' - and it sounds set to be one of the first big club tunes of 2011... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ Classic! Boney M!

SummersRadio™ And now for something completely different! Boney M - 'No More Chain Gang' On Dec. 30th Bobby Farrell - best known as the frontman and vocalist for Boney M - passed away in St. Petersberg Russia. Strangely this was the day after the anniversary of Rasputin's death - the Russian mystic who's story is told in their monster hit 'Rasputin' from 1978 - and in the same city!

Bobby Farrell was born and raised in Aruba - once he finished school he worked as a sailor for 2 years before settling in Norway. From there he went on to the Netherlands where he started djing - which led him to Germany where he met producer Frank Farian. Although Farrell is recognized as the male face of the band it was later revealed that he in fact only sang vocals during live performances, as all the vocals in the studio were performed by producer Frank Farian. Regardless it is Farrell and the three female members of the band that everyone recognizes from their performances, videos and album covers. Rather than post one of their obvious hits I thought that this was a fine opportunity to post one of their underrated songs. 'No More Chain Gang' is an album track from 1979's 'Oceans Of Fantasy' album - the one that came out after 'Nightflight To Venus' that featured the megahits 'Rasputin' and 'Rivers Of Babylon'. What stands out to me on this track is the drumming and the production - such a perfect sound - I'm actually surprised that it hasn't been sampled at some point. There are other posts on youtube with better visuals - but this one is the full version - and it has the best sound - so you can FEEL the drums... Enjoy!

Monday, 3 January 2011

SummersRadio™ Film School!

SummersRadio™ Film School - 'Heart Full Of Pentagons' (Cereal Spiller Remix) Film School are an indie rock band from San Francisco and 'Heart Full Of Pentagons' is the first track on their most recent album (their fourth) called 'Fission' - this is a great remix from New York's Cereal Spiller... Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Daughter! + Free Downloads!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Daughter - 'Run' (demo) Daughter is aka Elena Tonra - a 19 year old acoustic/ experimental artist based in London. She's currently unsigned but I doubt she'll stay that way for very long! She's just released a very impressive four track 'Demo EP' online for free. All four songs are really good but I particularly like the opening lines of this one 'While I powder my nose, he will powder his gums And if I try to get close, he is already gone' - this is 'Run' - you can download all four of her new songs here courtesy of Daughter herself:  Enjoy!

Daughter - Run (demo) by ohDaughter

Sunday, 2 January 2011

SummersRadio™ Massive Attack vs Portishead + Free Download!

SummersRadio™ Massive Attack vs Portishead - 'Teardrop On Roads' This mashup by Austin's Jaya Prime stitches together Massive Attack's 'Teardrop' (featuring vocals by Elizabeth Fraser - former vocalist for the Cocteau Twins) and Portishead's 'Roads'! 'Teardrops' is a single from Massive Attack's 1998 release called 'Mezzanine' and 'Roads' is a standout track from Portishead's 1994 debut 'Dummy' - both bands are from Bristol. This seems like more of a medley than a mashup, but that's perhaps because it fits together so seamlessly. If this remix is to your liking you can download a copy here for free courtesy of Jaya Prime himself:  Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Gorillaz!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Gorillaz - 'California & The Slipping Of The Sun' This is the second last track on the Gorillaz new 15 song album called 'The Fall' and was recorded in Oakland. Apparently there are plans for a physical release although no date has been set thus far. I'm not sure if this would be a wise decision as a lot of it sounds unfinished - more like a collection of demos than a proper album. I like this song as it starts out quite ambient and gets more dancey towards the end - but even still it seems to end too quickly. You can decide for yourself and check out the entire album from their official website here: Enjoy!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Gorillaz!

SummersRadio™ New Music! Gorillaz - 'Aspen Forest' Gorillaz released their new album called 'The Fall' on Christmas day! It was recorded on the North American leg of their 'Escape To Plastic Beach World Tour' which started Oct. 3rd in Montreal and wrapped up here in Vancouver on Nov. 3rd. It has been released 'free' to fans - meaning that you can download it legally for free if you're a member of their official fan club - but you must pay to be a member! It was recorded using an iPad - along with a number of additional instruments. This instrumental number called 'Aspen Forest' was partially written in Santa Fe and then finished here in Vancouver... Enjoy!