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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Superb skanking tune, from Guts new album Freedom.
Time for a bit of in yer face booming dancehall. This tune sounds like Major Lazer partying with Basement Jaxx at an African street carnival. Recommended by @ablackcanvas. A real party banger, dropping in all the sirens and whistles jumping along to a thumping groove.
After seeing the Specials live again this week, I've been listening to a lot of Specials. This tune hasn't featured in their new live sets, which is a shame as it's one my top fives! Way ahead of it's time I think.
Some moody late night groovin' heavy percussion, hypnotic loops around your skull. For Love Cry, Kieran Hebden continues to explore new territory with a nine minute epic journey, utterly relentless and strangely haunting. Halfway through ghostly female vocals cry out the title repeatedly over the heavy pulverising bass. This is gonna be huge, a magic return from the glitch master. Love Cry is on a limited-edition 12", A new Four Tet album called "There Is Love In You" is set for release on January 25th 2010.
Like this Try: Fuck Buttons, Andrew Weatheral
"you're so loco, baby take me down before I go go!" Catchy pop, let's go!
Annie's debut album Anniemal was one of my albums of the year in 2004. She returns with the much delayed follow up album called Don't Stop. It was finished over a year before it's release then delayed due to problems with her record label. Well worth waiting for, it's the perfect pop record. Maybe she'll break into the mainstream with one. Anne Lilia Berge Strand (born 1977), better known by her stage name Annie, is a pop artist and DJ from Bergen, Norway.
A happy little indie pop tune from New Orleans band Generationals. This has a nice retro vibe, with sixties production sound and Beach boys harmonies. This single is their new album Con Law. Out Now.
Psychedelic euphoria, spine-tingling magic.
Brother Sport is the third single taken from Animal Collective's universally acclaimed album, Merriweather Post Pavilion. A real stand out track from the album, scaling to euphoric proportions! Available on 10" and is backed with a live version of a brand new track 'bleeding' (live) recorded recently at big sur in california. Open up your, open up your, Open up your throat, And let the all of that time, All of that time, all of that time go! Animal Collective is a band originally from Baltimore, Maryland, currently based in New York City. Animal Collective consists of Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin, or Deacon as spelled on Strawberry Jam (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz).
Like This Try: Grizzly Bear, Panda Bear, Atlas Sound
Chilled groove for a chilly day. A real dreamy tune.
Taken from the new album "Friends" which is only been released CD in Japan. But you can get on iTunes. It features regular collaborator Ayako Akashiba on vocals. Guitar is the pseudonym adopted by musician Michael Lückner. Lückner was born and raised in Germany.
While the Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca album has been well raved about since it's release earlier this Summer, I've found it to be a slow burner that just gets better with every listen. It's hard to highlight one individual track, in the world of mp3 it's easy to just pull out the popular tracks and never listen to rest of the album. So it takes a really good album stand up in its entirety. With Bitte Orca it really is a complete listening experience required. However, No Intention is a captivating listen, even if it does sound better at track 7 nestled in as part of the whole LP.
Surely a front runner contender for album of the year. Intricate melodies, epic landscapes stripped bare to reveal beauty in it's most simplistic and triumphant form. Frontman Dave Longstreth's lead vocal is strangely jarring at times but it works, add to that the female harmonies of amber coffin, angel deradoorian and haley dekle you end up with a unique record.
I keep hearing this tune in various bars and places, a slow blissed out vibe featuring the psychedelic harmonies of MGMT.
A happy leftfield tune with a wonky piano and strange guitar riffs on a broken drum machine beat produced by Ratatat. Being punted around as Kanye West's favourite new rapper, he collaborated on Kanye's last album and Kayne guests on Kid Cudi's new album Man On The Moon: The End Of Day released in September.
From the new Richard X remix of 1991's Foxbase Alpha album, the Neil Young cover "Only Love Can Break Your Heart", an epic Balearo-disco banger. Always loved the original Neil Young version and the original Saint Etienne version (amazing to think that it's nearly 20 years old, Saint Etienne were one of the bands that helped define the indie dance genre in the early 1990s), this new remix gives it a nice polish for another few years to come.
Cute little folky pop tune from British born singer-songwriter Lisa Mitchell, who grew up in Albury, New South Wales. This track is from her debut album Wonder that she recorded in England, interestingly she finished sixth in the 2006 season of Australian Idol. Still relatively unknown in the UK, hopefully this will get snapped up in a Vodaphone advert or something and she'll get some airplay.
Like this, try: Sara Schiralli, Nouvelle Vague, Vanessa Paradis
Just add clear blue skies on cold frosty morning!
Great start to winter's day, wake up with a happy face with Washington DC's Le loup's morning song. Melodic banjo's and sweat harmonies. Uplifting. Taken from Le Loup's 2nd album Family out now.
Like this, try: Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Bill Callahan
James Murphy does it again, another stunning track Bye Bye Bayou is the first new music from LCD Soundsystem since the release of Sound of Silver. This track is a cover of an Alan Vega song from his 1981 debut album. Hypnotic grooves swim around your head with a soulful swagger, very cool, very LCD Soundsystem. Looking forward to LCD’s upcoming third album to be released in March 2010.
See you down the roller disco!
Strangely addictive looped voice samples, odd lyrics about roller-skates, just another mad little tune to hum along to. The whole tune is completely made up of human voice samples and beat-boxing. Chilean-born Matias Aguayo takes a break from his usual funky house sound (he's half of minimal duo Closer Musik with pal Dirk Leyers) with this quirky experimental tune.
Dark psychedelia, freaky folk, bonkers bongos, wayward beats and wandering melodies and insane voices… this is The Witch And The Robot. Taken from their debut album 'On Safari' (released last month), possibly one of the strangest new acts you’ll encounter this year. They are from the Lake District, sounds like they spend most of their time in the woods dancing around a big fire!
Oregon's Yacht adds a bit of electronica swagger to this rock groover, almost crosses over in to a disco stomper! Like the freestyle rap by Yacht at the end, cool! The original track was posted up on neoloop last September.
Wolfmother are an Australian rock band that formed in Erskineville, Sydney in 2000.
The xx incredible remix of Florence + the Machine's version of Candi Staton's classic 'You've Got The Love'. Originally appears on her Mercury nominated Lungs LP. Every now and again a track comes along and blows you away, this is an amazing remix, practically a complete remake, stripping the original down to basics and reconstructing it with subtle xylophone and warped harp to dubstep beat and cutting up The XX's vocals with Florance Welch's chorus. The XX can do no wrong, captivating!
Who's There? A Banging tune! Primary 1 and Riton team up with Wiley, Sounding like a run away ghost train speeding through rave tent. Big tune.
Got a bit a chinese urdu going on on this remix by Memory Tapes.
Primary 1 is churning out good shit at the moment and Memory Tapes are right on the money. This just builds and builds, Tune!
The original track from Miike Snow's debut album is real stand out tune and one of the top 20 of the year so far. There have been many remixes of this track but Mark Ronson gives it a complete make over and takes to the tune in to an entirely different direction. A light ska beat, a wonky organ and Ronson's signature brass is superb. (There are a few versions of this mix on various blogs which has a bit Lady Ga Ga overlapping the end, but this is the complete version).