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2009! #20-#16

27 Dec

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20 Bombay Bicycle Club – Dust on The Ground

This indie four piece from North London have really grabbed our attention with Dust On The Ground. Featuring serene guitar riffs, calmed vocals and the occasional harmony, this song instantly transports you to a more relaxed place. After coming into the scene in 2006 via V Festival, they finally released their debut album, I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose, in July. But before this, at just 15, they toured under the name The Canals. Now they are really starting to establish themselves as a high level indie band, producing quality synth-rock music. Also, listen to Tanlines remix.

Bombay Bicycle Club – Dust On The Ground (Tanlines Remix)

Bombay Bicycle Club – Dust On The Ground

19 Chew Lips – Salt Air

To Begin with, the video clip for this track is really cool, fully embossed in sketch outline with whack scribble drawings popping up all over the place. Bit it’s a great video clip for a great song. Like most tracks released through the Kitsune Label, this song is super charged with disco synth in an ultra cool fashion, which is perfectly complimented by the strong vocals of lead singer Tigs. Formed in 2008, this has been the year that Chew Lips have really started to spread their music around and make an impression, releasing Salt Air and Solo, and watch for Unicorn, to be released in January 2010.

Chew Lips – Salt Air Video Clip

Chew Lips – Salt Air

18 Fischerspooner – Money Can’t Dance

Over a decade old, Fischerspooner are still as good as ever. Money Can’t Dance is a bit slower and less in your face electronic-rock  than classics like Emerge but still has the addictive electro bassline backed up by delicious synth numbers and wavering vocals. Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner put a lot of time into their recordings, several years per album, and it shows through the quality of the recording. This one is no exception, even sampling Astronaut, Major Tom from NOVA at the beginning. An absolutely synthie-discoey-electronica delight.

Fischerspooner – Money Can’t Dance

17 Classixx feat. Jeppe- I’ll Get You

Another Kitsune Label release, the Classixx have managed to evolve from making kick arse remixes to making a kick-arse, catchy as track from scratch. The LA based synth-electro duo teamed up with Dutch vocalist Jeppe to release I’ll Get You, an instant summer anthem with a lot of influence from the 80s and a lot of cool. And did I mention that Jeppe is actually from Junior Senior? Thought he sounded familiar right, and those kind of vocals are used to emitting a summer vibe.

Classixx feat. Jeppe – I’ll Get You

16 Tanlines – Bejan

Just a really tranquil, melodic synth-focused track. Tanlines is an amazing nu-disco act from New York, and on this track they really deliver a cool, calm, relaxing and completely feel-good anthem for the cocktail bar dance floor. It’s not hard to recognise that this one is also a Kitsune release as they seem to pray on these synthie disco hits and know exactly which ones are really worthy. Get ready to instantly be transported to a remote beach in Ibiza as you listen to this one.

Tanlines – Bejan