You'll find a cornucopia of tasty tunes to bounce off your eardrums. I update with new tunes, art and photography every week, depending on what I'm doing and listening to at the time, old and new. I'm based in London UK but I love to travel and discovery new music along the way and share my musical journey on neoloop.
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DOOM and Jneiro Jarel’s joint project JJ DOOM came out this week. Titled Key To The Kuffs on August 21st. Featuring 15 new tracks, including collaborations with Damon Albarn and Portishead vocalist Beth Gibbons. Doom is at his upmost best and having resided in London of late you can hear the influence this has had. I'm just loving the late track, Wash Your Hands. Amazing Album, go get it. RECOMMENDED
Still loving the tinpot alley percussion and bass-heavy beats of this tune from TNGNT duo Glasgow's Hudson Mohawke and Montreal's Lunice.
Kieran Hebden has collected together all of Four Tet's vinyl only singles from the past year and put them on Pink, his new album. With two new tracks; the funk-fuelled Lion and the mellow and tranquil masterpiece Peace For Earth running in at over eleven minutes. This track entitled Pinnacles is still my favourite with it's driving funk groove and piano flourishes.
Perfect tune for a hot sunny day, El Guincho knows how to soundtrack the summer with this feel-good hit. As recommended by Jamie xx, taken from the 2010 album Pop Negro, the steel pans add a calypso vibe with chiming melodies and choppy percussion, bliss!
El Guincho is the recording alias of Spanish musician Pablo Díaz-Reixa. Also a member of Coconot, Díaz-Reixa rose to prominence with his 2008 album, Alegranza!
Fantasic new tune revealed from Coexist...
Official The xx website states: IT’S AN EXCITING DAY TO BE ABLE TO SHARE A NEW SONG THAT WE WROTE TOWARDS THE END OF RECORDING THE NEW ALBUM. IT’S GOING TO BE THE SECOND TRACK ON COEXIST, IT’S CALLED CHAINED.
Electro-goths Trust made their debut with TRST back in February this year, the Toronto duo Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski are virtual clones of Crystal Castles with a striking resemblance to their fellow Canadians. Dirty synthesizers and pulsating electro beats, heavy influences of 80's electronic masters such as Giorgio Moroder and Kraftwerk. The album has been a slow burner for me, growing in significance with more airplay. Dark and weird, tracks like Gloryhole and (single) Bulbform twist and turn from brutal trance to hi-energy disco. This track, This Ready Flesh is a slow and heavy monster-slab of a tune, Alfons and Postepski duet with sinister under-current. Scary, but in a good way!
Not sure about that cover though, it's certainly not the artsit in the picture!
Ah, the brilliant John Maus has just a released A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material. The usual Maus madness is evident on a mixture of tracks dating back to 1999. The Minnesota man's witty lyrics are in full effect on this track Bennington, a love story from 2007. Following the amazing 2011 album - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves this is obscure and pure future-retro-pop.
WhoMadeWho drummer and producer Tomas Barfod conjures up a big slab of glitch-pop on this track Broken Glass taken from his recent new solo album Salton Sea. WhoMadeWho guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg also features in this broken-vocal-synth-pop weirdness. Salton Sea is an eclectic array of genres singing in harmony on this quite exceptional LP from the Danish countryman. Brooding house (Till We Die featuring Nina Kinert) sits happily along side indie-dance-pop and pumping electro (Python). November Skies featuring Swedish singer Nina Kinert is ethereal grand pop. Very much in the mould of Röyksopp this album maintains a seal of quality throughout. Recommended.
Nice cover too...
While in Paris this week I made the usual homage to Serge Gainsbourg's old house in Rue De Verneuil to see the progress of the ever evolving graffiti. Looking as spectacular as ever there are currently some good pieces of art on there. It's an amazing house in the heart of Saint Germain.
Still enjoying John Talabot's ƒin album (Click here for review) and also some of his great remix work, this old track from The Golden Filter gets a full Talabot make-over, the steady build-up of the wonky organ and ghostly samples wash over a pulsating beat.
The eagerly anticipated follow-up to The xx's groundbreaking debut continues to gain momentum following a plethora of remixes of first single to come from Coexist. Angels has received a number of treatments over the last few weeks. This one from Bodhi is the pick of the bunch adding some sweet beats to original and keeping Romy Madley-Croft's delicate vocals in tack. Love this!