The Amplifetes – Somebody New

The Amplifetes are a sort 4 piece super collective from Sweden — yes, as in the same place that has already produced Miike Snow, Peter Bjorn and John, and The Hives — the Swedes are killing it as of late.  The Amplifetes are about to release their first full length album at the end of the month.   Taken from it are the following tracks that are full of dance energy and enough pop sparkle to shine any Friday right up.

The Amplifetes – Somebody New

The Amplifetes – It’s My Life

I Blame Coco – Self Machine (Chew Fu Robotix Fix)

Can’t not wait for Coco Sumner (aka I Blame Coco) to drop her full length album, “The Constant”,  this  September.   Coco Sumner is the daughter of rock legend Sting, so there is an  inherited  grit to her vocals that is such a stark contrast to the electronic backing tracks.

She has been quite busy as of late:

1 Teaming up with  Drum and Bass producer Sub Focus to lend her vox on the track, “Splash”.

Sub Focus –  Splash (ft. Coco – Rusko Remix)

2 Then her first single, “Caesar ft. Robyn”, got the  remix treatment from non other than Miike Snow’s.

I Blame Coco – Caesar (Ft. Robyn – Miike Snow Remix)

3 And now her latest single, “Self Machine” also gets an equally energetic remix from Chew Fu.  And it’s the best one yet.   To coincide with her full length release she will also be releasing a third single called

I Blame Coco – Self Machine (Chew Fu Robotix Fix)

And here’s an unreleased track called, “Never Be”.

I Blame Coco – Never Be

Mark Ronson – Bang Bang Bang (ft. MNDR & Q-Tip)

Took me a couple of listens but I finally figured out who MNDR (pseudonym of Amanda Warner) reminds me of on this track, it’s Missing Person’s lead singer, Dale Bozzio – check her  out here:  “Walking in LA“.
So Mark Ronson (as in Grammy winner – produce of the year 2008 for Amy Winehouse’s, “Back to Black”) is set to release a new full length titled, “Record Collection”, from which this is the first single.  And damn, it’s good.   Great jam for summer with its breezy vibe and 80’s esque keyboards.   Mark gets help on this track from not only MNDR but also Q-TIP.  This is an automatic for my iPod.

Ceo – Come With Me

My new favorite song as of this morning.   Really well crafted track that makes creative use of a string sample.  It’s just the right amount of twist on the sample that makes this track stand out.  This track is taken from the forthcoming full lenght album titled “White Magic” due out June 29th.
Ceo is the solo project of  Eric Berglund of The Tough Alliance.

Ceo – Come With Me

Ceo – White Magic (album tracklist)

01. all around

02. illuminata

03. love and do what you will

04. white magic

05. oh god oh dear

06. no mercy

07. come with me

08. ***

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