Archive | May, 2020

Young Ejecta – Crayon Cactus

31 May

‘Build A Fire’ by Young Ejecta remains a go to track here at T&D. Angelic vocals and crisp synthlines combined beautifully then and the same is true right now on brand new single ‘Crayon Cactus’. There’s a new album entitled ‘Ride Lonesome’ arriving at the end of June and there is a snappy looking orange vinyl to boot (which we shall be ordering pronto).

Frida Sundemo – Backbone

31 May

Another T&D hall of famer has returned and with an outstanding new 5 track EP. We’ve been Frida Sundemo supporters for some time now and you can only imagine our off the scale excitement when she was asked to guest on Kim Wilde’s ‘Rosetta’ track from the ‘Here Come The Aliens’ album. We just adore it when talent collides.

The new EP is very much classic Frida – that icy clear voice and lush arrangements – perfect Scandipop every time. ‘Backbone’ opens with “it doesn’t look bright, but we’ll be alright” – yet another line of hope that so many of us are searching for right now. The ‘Sounds In My Head’ EP is out now.

Natalie Major – Wild Things

31 May

It’s been a while since we shared a piano ballad and boy do we have a stunner for you this morning. ‘Waves’ was the track that introduced us to Natalie’s poppier side but she shows a controlled and subtle vocal on this beautiful new single.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Los Angeles

30 May

Being in lockdown has forced us into finding the joy in unexpected places. Becoming more in touch with nature both in terms of what we see but also hear has been one such development for many of us. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs was inspired by the sound of birdsong after a friend from the Canary (pun unintentional I’m sure) Islands set him a recording of the birdsong that was keeping her awake. This led to him receiving birdsong recordings from all over the planet and turning them into this breathtaking and really rather emotional EP called ‘I Can Hear The Birds’. ‘Los Angeles’ is the one which really has us with all the feels but it’s totally divine from start to finish.

Rebecca & Fiona – People Getting Mad

30 May

‘People Getting Mad’ is Rebecca & Fiona at their most euphoric for some time. Housey piano and references to “your name’s not down you’re not coming in” set the tone perfectly in the first twenty seconds. This is very much a club ready record and appears to describe various points in a night headed for the disco. A banger from first beat to last and another release on their own Big Romantic label.

 

The Lovers Of Valdaro – Rhythm & Decibel (SputnikVoid 12″)

30 May

Stefan Barkland is the producer behind our faves The Lovers Of Valdaro’s recent banger ‘Rhythm & Decibel’. Under his SputnikVoid alias he has just released a bunch of remixes of various tracks by the boys. The extended 12″ of the aforementioned new single is rather epic and gives the tune some added zing.

 

 

KLP & Commandeur – Feel The Love

30 May

Pre-lockdown two Aussie electronic music heavyweights came together to collaborate. Little could they know they were writing a song of hope for our crazy times. T&D legend KLP along with the also very awesome Commandeur give us the positive anthem we need right now with the reassuring and life affirming ‘Feel The Love’.

Nova Miller – Mi Amor

29 May

HUGE new single from Nova Miller – ‘Mi Amor’ is instantly our favourite of her singles. There’s so much going on – starting off with a sunny Cali coastal drive feel before erupting into an Abba-esque Eurovision mega Scandibop. Oh and then an 80s sax solo comes in to add another dimension. Attempting so much in one song could have been a disaster yet this is a total triumph.

David Harks – Twice (NTEIBINT Remix)

29 May

David Harks’ cover of Little Dragon’s ‘Twice’ is lush in original form but also delicious in a squelchy electronic soul style courtesy of a NTEIBINT remix. Check out the 4 track single which is David’s debut release for Boogie Angst.

Ekkah – Room 4 Love

29 May

Those Ekkah ladies must be smiling to themselves with so much talk of a Dua-inspired disco revival. This pair have been riding the disco love train for yonks and have created an absolutely stellar back catalogue of funky tunes despite remaining a little shy album-wise. Their quality control remains set to high, borne out with the release of the chugging indie funk of ‘Room 4 Love’.