Tag Archives: Electro

NERO – “Crush On You” [VIDEO]

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Everyone says it’s always about your timing especially when dropping any sort of news and I must say it was pretty damn good right now as NERO just posted their latest video release. The video features the forthcoming single, “Crush On You” which is to be released October 16th 2011. This initially cheerful track takes to chaos as the killer dubstep bass tones take over your ears and the life of the video. Definitely a great one to have stumbledupon at such a perfect moment. Not really much to add here as I was in the middle of some other work but I just had to get this out to you as I was hearing it for the first time!

Richard the Third – “Boss feat. Ribone” [MUSIC]

Richard the Third

Being a central agent in South Africa’s electronic music scene, Richard the Third is a regular DJ at the country’s biggest music clubs such as The Assembly, Fiction, The Woods and Alexander Theatre.  As one half of local dubstep warriors Biscope,, producer and performer for Spoek Mathamobo & Mshini Wam, Richard the Third’s sets are a roller-coaster ride of the best modern bass music: grinding electro, rising dubstep and everything in between.  He has put his own music out on local labels such as African Dope and On A Break Records as well as producing  and remixing with numerous other South African artists, including 340ml and Sibot.  He describes his music as, “Somewhere between the warm waters of dub and downbeat and the rocky mountains of banging dancefloor electronica” Check out his track Boss, featuring Ribone.

 

 

By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Dirty Paraffin – “Exhibit A” [VIDEO]

Dirty Paraffin

Dirty Paraffin hails from Duban, but is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Their unique sound is heavily influenced by South African Kwaito music and Zulu culture.  They have been cultivating a new style of music combining dubstep and electro, which is highlighted by their videos. Check out Exhibit A.

 

 

By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

 

Youth Lagoon – “Cannons” [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Trevor Powers is the genius behind the recent independent electro-pop sensation Youth Lagoon. The more recent hit “Cannons” is nothing short of the word, ‘genius’, as he quickly captures you with a familiarly beautiful keyboard riff. Having released this track about 3 months ago it is hardly new this age of music, but it’s definitely new to me and I’m sure many more. Currently Trevor hosts the Youth Lagoon name on a number of music and social networks for his fans to interact and share his growing music catalogue.

Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

youth lagoonThis Boise, Idaho native has made his mark in the European circuit, and with that growing fan base he has sparked the interest of Youth Lagoon’s current independent label Fat Possum Records. With only 3 tracks on soundcloud, it is only the beginning for this modern day composer, with a sure-to-be bright future in store for Youth Lagoon and Trevor Powers altogether. As I’m sure you noticed the “Free Download” mention at the top, simply visit Youth Lagoon’s bandcamp site for 2 free downloads including “Cannons”.

MaXXXimum – “Destroy the Dancefloor” [VIDEO]

Meet Max Kline, a London-based electro producer who goes by the stage name MaXXXimum. Recently, he released a new track entitled “Destroy the Dancefloor” which I have taken a serious liking to. It has even supplanted The Shrugs‘ nearly two week hold of my cell phone’s ringtone. I once read, of MaXXXimum’s basslines, that the “XXX” in his name was appropriate because his basslines were so dirty.

Klein has been garnering local attention and has been featured on BBC’s “Introducing…,” which strives to support unsigned, undiscovered, and under the radar artists. You can hear a portion of that segment here. For you viewing pleasure, Klein has also created a video, a video mashup of sorts, for “Destroy the Dancefloor.” Set to the backdrop of the vampiric thriller The Lost Boys, Kline creates an audial thriller of his own, which you can download here free of charge.

Kyle C. Stilley | Marketing Strategist | @stillz | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC | kyle@musicwithoutlabels.com

 

UNKLE – Money & Run [Video]

 

James Lavelle’s longtime project UNKLE teamed up with a few different vocalists for an upcoming five-song EP,Only The Lonely. Nick Cave handles the mic on the raucous opener “Money And Run.” As with most things Cave touches, he owns it

 

By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland |@shaynewithMWL| Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Music of Mullingar [PLAYLIST]

Eleven track selection from Irish bands based in the midlands town of Mullingar, Westmeath

Featuring :

The Aftermath

The Aftermath are an Irish mod/pop rock band, currently based in Mullingar. They are composed of brothers Johnny (guitar, keys, vocals) and Michael Cronin (drums, percussion, samples, vocals), both of whom are originally from Longford but raised in Leeds, UK, as well as Mullingar guitarist, Justin McNabb and bassist Martin Gray. The Aftermath released their debut album, Friendlier Up Here on 25 April 2008

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Innate

Innate emerged from Mullingar in 1999 and since then they have proved as impossible to pin down as mercury. Innate are centred around 4 members: FRANK BYRNE on vocals and guitar, ROSS KENNEDY on drums, NIALL MASTERSON on bass and JOHNNY OWENS on guitar, vocals and occasionally, violin. Innate sound exactly like a band should, with guitar sounds that slip between the maudlin and fury, a fluid and sublime rhythm section and vocals to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Many have tried to pigeonhole Innate onto a previously heard template, but the reality is Innate are in a league of their own, one where comparisons count for nothing and the music counts for everything.


Peter Doran

Peter’s been honing his own craft since age 11, when, inspired by his cousin’s heavy metal albums, he first picked up the guitar. (Music is in the family lineage; his father also plays guitar and writes songs, and an uncle, Anthony Doran, is the bassist for platinum-selling band the Blizzards.) After a few years of high-velocity shredding, Peter “became less interested in the speed of the notes, but in their character instead.” In 2006 he released Wood, a rich collection of startlingly mature songs heralded by leading music publication Hot Press as “an admirable debut that should open doors and minds.”

In 2009 Peter was contacted by acclaimed Italian producer Filippo Gaetani, who had heard one of the singer-songwriter’s demo tracks online and was eager to collaborate.
“Peter has the capability of moving your soul with simple yet profound lyrics, and his vocal tone and melodies are uncommon,” raves Gaetani, who has worked with Andy Bell, Stefano Bollini, and Adrina Thorpe.  Sleepless Street is the glorious result, a gorgeous, multi-layered work by a gifted artist swiftly gaining ground on the paths of his idols.


Darragh J Glennon

Darragh J. Glennon has been crafting and performing his alternative music since the age of fifteen, sharing the stage with the likes of Fionn Regan, Declan O’ Rourke and Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs).

Since beginning his travels, performing with Mullingar band ‘Triega’, Darragh went on to release the singles ‘For My Love’, ‘Smile’ and ‘I’m on the Way’. His debut album ‘Detour’ was released in 2009.

The new album is nearing completion and is due for release in 2011


Crimson

Crimson are Fergal O’Rourke – Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar, Kevin Leech – Bass Guitar, Aidan O’Rourke – Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals, Kieran O’Rourke – Drums.
Crimson, a four piece rock band hailing from County Westmeath, Ireland. After paying tribute to their heroes as a covers group, Crimson left the covers circuit and began writing their own material. Supporting many bands, Crimson’s fan base is rapidly growing throughout the country. Crimson have recently launched their debut album “Untamed/Underground/Unwell” which is available in selected E2 and Eason stores and will is also available on iTunes.


Arrow in the Sky

Formed from the ashes of folktronica ensemble Till the Morning Comes, bassist turned singer Conor McCauley returns from his Japanese exile to work once again with longtime collaborator Brian Murphy. Six months later and they would shape the new/ancient sound that was haunting their heads into debut Ep Do What Thou Wilt.

Flash Forward a year and the duo are getting set to unleash their sophomore EP, Winter’s Requiem. The EP is a celebratory funeral mass, a farewell to the past and a heartfelt greeting to the future.

The sound live can be likened to other harmony laden song driven artists such as CSN and Simon Garfunkel or more contemporary artists such as My Morning Jacket Fleet Foxes and Bowerbirds.With an arsenal of traditional instruments doing very untraditional things strange and boundless vocals soaring then cascading AITS have created a world and sonic imagery all of their own. Weaving an aural tapestry of folk, blues, alt-rock into their own unique blend of Irish-Americana.


We Go Go

We Go Go are a four piece alternative rock band from the Irish midlands musical hotbed of Mullingar. Formed in March 2009 from the remains of other projects, the band’s profile has risen steadily in the intervening months, playing shows the length and breadth of Ireland and gaining a reputation as an incendiary live act. Combining powerful angular guitar lines, pounding drums and tight harmonies, the band’s debut single Nitpicker released in October ’09 reached no.4 in the downloadmusic.ie weekly chart, and led to the band being just one of 20 unsigned Irish bands chosen for the 2010 JD Set.
After just finishing their first Irish tour in October 2010, the band are planning to release their next single ‘Clean up’, in the spring of 2011. Currently in the middle of a joint Irish tour with The Vibes. We Go Go are definately a band to keep one eye on!!


Jung Turks

With just classical guitar and drums for comfort, Jung Turks sound like the offspring of the White Stripes and Rodrigo y Gabriela; lost musical children who were reared in a South American gypsy camp by former Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, before being sent to boot camp with Frank Zappa, who in turn sent them to the bog where they dug turf and fusion music.’
quote by – Ronan Casey, Westmeath Examiner


Hail To Farewell

‘Hail To Farewell’ are a 4 piece prog rock band that formed in 2010. Since their launch onto the Irish music scene they’ve supported many amazing Irish acts including ‘Republic of Loose’ and ‘Fight Like Apes‘ and have many exciting things lined up for the future.

This powerful collaboration came about when long standing rhythm section partners , Tanya O‘Callaghan and Eoin Fitzsimons teamed back up after years of successful session work and projects.

Bassist Tanya O’Callaghan has gigged up and down the country with various musicians including a highly acclaimed session job with Maynard James Keana, front man with world renowned American band Tool which lead to working in USA for many months.

Established musician, Eoin Fitzsimons has been banging out the groves since the age of 16 and sessioned with many great bands around the country. He has also been apart of original bands such as Waiting To Explode.

This meteor nominated rhythm section joined forces with powerhouse vocalist Carolyn Cahill who has enjoyed great success performing in many of Irelands greatest music venues and on the IMRO Tour 2010. Her vocal range has not yet failed to wow audiences every time she performs.

The final piece of the jigsaw was to be completed in the form of Davy Blythe – long established session player who has gigged all over Ireland. His distinctive guitar sound was to complete this exciting and unique new Irish sound.

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The Acid Test

Mike Cole

Mike Cole is a folk artist from the midlands who is currently writing and recording his first solo album (The profits of which are to be donated to charity). He began writing songs as soon as he could put 3 chords together at quite an early age. Over the years he has worked hard at the art of songwriting and played a number of gigs around Mullingar incorporating many instruments into the live show such as guitar, piano, harmonica and ukulele. His love of listening to music is matched only by his love of creating it so catch a live show or listen to his music online to get a sense of what this emerging songwriter rele has to offer.


By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland | @shaynewithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC


Autumn Owls [MUSIC]

you can check out more tracks @ their Myspace, and keep up to date with the band @ their FacebookTwitter

Autumn Owls formed and began preparing their sound and ideas in 2008. The four-piece from Dublin converted a shed into a recording space and began writing and recording. The bands first year together was a productive one, resulting in some impressive demos leading to a selection to represent Irish Music in the New York Tisch School of Arts Music Video Project. The song went on to feature regularly on Irish TV show “The Last Broadcast”. The band decided that they would become full time musicians and completed the year by playing Ireland’s premier music showcase ” Hard Working Class Heroes Festival” in Dublin that year.

With a commitment to hard work, constant practice and continuous song writing, the band self-released their debut EP “Insomnia Lodge” in May 2008 to very favourable reviews. The follow up to their debut EP was released in December 2008. Another five track EP titled “On the Trail of the Disappearing” The new tracks were recorded at Westland Studios with acclaimed producer Ciaran Bradshaw. “On the Trail of the Disappearing” marked a new, bigger and more adventurous sound from the band. The EP was greeted with a wave of critical acclaim from Irish, UK and US reviewers. The EP continues to sell in outlets throughout Ireland. International sales continue to grow on iTunes and Amazon MP3. “A Thousand Blind Windows” the first single taken from the EP is still enjoys steady airplay from 2FM, Today FM, Phantom FM , BBC (UK)and CLC (Spain)

After the release of “On the Trail” 2009 gave the band the opportunity to hone their live performance. Supporting many UK and US acts such as Micah P Hinson, Real Estate, Early Day Miners and Devotchka, as well as playing their own shows they recorded numerous live sessions for Irish, US and Candian Radio and TV.

2010 has already seen the band tour their music in Italy, Norway, the UK, Canada and the U.S. The band played the renowned SXSW Festival in March as well as appearing at Liverpool’s Sound City Festival in May and Toronto’s NXNE Festival in June. Autumn Owls appeared at the CMJ 2010 Music Marathon in New York in October and are currently in the studio finishing their debut album scheduled for release in Early 2011.

By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland | @shaynewithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Angkorwat Early E​.​P. [Music]

Early E.P. Cover Art

Angkorwat is a pop experiment by Niamh Corcoran, a classical musician who started at square one, composing basic melodies on her macbook keys.

from there took her new sound to new heights of skewed electro pop, not that Niamh abandoned her training all together . “A certain amount of traditionalism is useful if you know how to exploit it”.

influences include hidden histories, stendhal syndrome, cocteau twins, extreme moods, long wave radio atlantic 252, synesthesia, chicago/detroit, remorse, mothers, daughters.

you can check out more sounds here – Bandcamp

and keep up to date with all the Angkorwat happenings here – Facebook

also a wicked live video from her Aug 09 Whelans gig below

By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland | @shaynewithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Strands : Strands [MUSIC]

Strands Cover Art

Strands aka Steve Shannon. Steve is a Dublin-based producer and musician who has played with Halfset and recorded albums by Babybeef, Cap Pas Cap and Groom, and Strands is his first venture into releasing his own music.

Check out 4 remixes of Stands track Chow Bell

http://strands.bandcamp.com/album/chow-bell-remixed

Follow on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/strandsmusic

By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland | @shaynewithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC