Candie Payne hails form Liverpool and has that revival Motown sound I love, think Amy Winehouse and The Pipettes meets St. Etienne. This track would fit nicely on a James bond sound track, I’m of course taking about a 1960’s Sean Connery, “BOND, JAMES BOND” version.
Buy Album: I Wish I Could Have Loved You More
Nice mix of samples, loops and real instrumentation. This track mixes 1930’s swing/Cab Calloway coolness, old big band music, electronic wizardry, and modern beats.
This track is taken off of Mocean Workers fifth album called appropriately enough, “Cinco De Mowo“
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6TKKK1YsAY ]Mocean Worker – Shake ya Boogie]
Funky mid tempo dance track. Matthew Dear is a top act in the emerging “micro-house” scene. Basically micro-house is, according to the wiki on Microhouse, “a subgenre of house and glitch music …Microhouse strips house music down to a more minimal and sparse aesthetic, in the same vein as tech house.”. I love the dead pan vocals on this track.
Matthew Dear – Neighborhoods
Buy Album: Asa Breed
Right out of the gate, this track just transcends the listener back to the hey day of the Beach Boys meets brit pop of the 1960’s.This track feels like a 1960’s Kaleidoscope.
Buy Album: Andorra
This track from Animal Collective is from their newest album Strawberry Jam which was released yesterday (Sept 10, 2007).
Layers on top of layers of noisy, scratchy, glitchy, music that builds and colescest into a bubbling fun choirs. The vocals on this track remind me alot of They Might Be Giants.
Buy Album: Strawberry Jam