SPINELESS LAUGH
X-Spine (vol.14)

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as heard on radiospin on August 2nd, 2013
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Yes, we know: it has been a long long time since the last volume of the X-Spine series appeared round here. Maybe longer than the last time, this time. But now it’s the time! Vol.14 is here and so don’t look back and get ready to shake your hot asses diving into this hot dancing summer: a raise’n’jumpin’ compilation of the newest remixes of the coolest indie tunes hardly mixed by Spineless Laugh, ready to be burned and to rock your beach-parties.
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Spineless Laugh - X-Spine (vol.14)

ARTIST: AA.VV. selected & mixed by Spineless Laugh
TITLE: X-Spine (vol.14)
LABEL: Spineless Media
RELEASE DATE: Aug 2, 2013
TIME: 79:45 min.
WEB: http://www.spinelesslaugh.com/

01. SPINELESS LAUGH – Intro (comin’ down remix) [@00:00]
02. YUKSEK – On A Train (the magician remix) [@01:06]
03. HUMANS – Avec Mes Mecs (joseph martin bootleg) [@04:11]
04. KAMP – Cairo (moullinex remix) [@09:10]
05. M83 – Midnight City (alcala remix) [@13:59]
06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE – Houdini (RAC remix) [@18:15]
07. JESSIE & THE TOY BOYS – Push It (doctor rosen rosen remix) [@20:46]
08. MIKE POSNER – Looks Like Sex (it’s the dj kue remix) [@25:16]
09. OLYMPIC SWIMMERS – Where It Snows (miaoux miaoux remix) [@29:20]
10. PSYCHIC POWERS – Dreambot (RAC remix) [@34:38]
11. MORGAN PAGE – Fight For You (odmark & HOHME bootleg remix) [@38:23]
12. METRIC – Gold Gun Girls (kids with weapons remix) [@43:38]
13. THE KNOCKS (feat. ST. LUCIA) – Modern Hearts (keljet remix) [@45:23]
14. CHURCHILL – Change (penguin prison remix) [@50:54]
15. MITCH MURDER – The Touch (lifelike remix) [@54:57]
16. THE TEMPER TRAP – Sweet Disposition (BEAKR electro remix) [@61:50]
17. STADTKIND – Killer Deffos (broke one remix) [@66:12]
18. THE NATIONAL – Afraid of Everyone (we plants are happy plants remix) [@68:27]
19. WHOMADEWHO – Inside World (digitalism remix) [@72:07]
20. SPINELESS LAUGH – Outro (reversed world remix) [@77:35]

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RS HOT SPOT #16
MKAIO – Summer Mixtape

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as heard on radiospin on July 30th, 2013
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Hope you rememeber Mkaio and it’s wonderful debut A Far Off Horizon (if you don’t, blame it on your bad memory: so go and check it out). While he’s working on a follow-up record, Mkaio killed time putting together a Summer Mixtape of remixes, really perfectly engineered and produced, featuring the best of commercial pop re-worked (Daft Punk, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Lana del Rey and so on). You can stream it down below and, of course, you can’t help enjoying it.

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FLUNK
Lost Causes

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as heard on radiospin on July 17th, 2013
under album, download, experimental, indie, preview, recommended, remix

Someone called Flunk “veterans” recently, which might be technically true. But every time they make an album, it’s the first time they make this album, and they try to let the music take them along. Basically, that’s because they don’t try to force the music into any template.
Lost Causes is a little diamond about hope: yes, because, despite of the title, it is not about giving up, but about getting more overview, getting wised up. And “lost causes” not only means giving up on stuff, but also simply letting it go: and not because it’s lost anyway, because it’s the way it should go, that in some way, it’s always the best way to go. So why bother? Why not move on, and fight the ’causes’ that can be won? Putting beauty into music is Flunk‘s magic trick to kiss the demons goodbye.

Flunk - Lost Causes

ARTIST: Flunk
TITLE: Lost Causes
LABEL: Beatservice
RELEASE DATE: April 22, 2013
TIME: 46:29 min.
WEB: http://flunkmusic.com/
PURCHASE: price – 8.99$

01. Queen of the Underground [05:29]
02. Sanctuary [03:55]
03. Love and Halogen [05:55]
04. Awkward [04:41]
05. Lost Causes [03:46]
06. Subway (j’aime la pluie d’été) [03:54]
07. Primer [04:20]
08. Bummed [04:30]
09. Bus Ride [05:05]
10. As If You Didn’t Already Know [04:54]

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WAMPIRE
Curiosity

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as heard on radiospin on July 12th, 2013
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Wampire is one of the cutest synth-pop bands sprouting up in Portland over the past few years. Once a two-piece with a drum machine, they became a power trio three years ago only to recently return to their future-primitive ways. It’s been a long road for core members Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps, but they’re finally shimmying their way beyond the Pacific Northwest with their debut full-length for Polyvinyl. To be fair, Wampire have evolved since forming in 2008, and Curiosity is varied enough to separate them from the rest of the mustache-and-tank top crowd.

Wampire - Curiosity

ARTIST: Wampire
TITLE: Curiosity
LABEL: Polyvinyl
RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2013
TIME: 32:55 min.
WEB: http://wampiremusic.com/
PURCHASE: special offer – ONLY 6.99$

01. The Hearse [04:40]
02. Orchards [02:59]
03. Spirit Forest [03:09]
04. Giants [04:07]
05. I Can’t See Why [02:50]
06. Outta Money [04:44]
07. Trains [03:27]
08. Snacks [02:47]
09. Magic Light [04:12]

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PET SHOP BOYS
Electric

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as heard on radiospin on July 9th, 2013
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Would you ever said? The veteran British synth-pop duo is back. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe hit again the dancefloor with a banging release: Electric features eight new Pet Shop Boys songs, plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s anti-war track The Last to Die. Stuart Price (best known for his work with Madonna and The Killers) produced the album, which often evolves as a response to their previous works and has been developed through various techniques between old school synth and drum-machine programming and new school computer mangling. Pet Shop Boys: the old and the now.

Pet Shop Boys - Electric

ARTIST: Pet Shop Boys
TITLE: Electric
LABEL: X2
RELEASE DATE: July 2, 2013
TIME: 49:22 min.
WEB: http://www.petshopboys.co.uk/
PURCHASE: price – 9.99$

01. Axis [05:33]
02. Bolshy [05:45]
03. Love Is A Burgeois Construct [06:42]
04. Fluorescent [06:17]
05. Inside a Dream [05:38]
06. The Last to Die [04:13]
07. Shouting in the Evening [03:36]
08. Thursday [05:03]
09. Vocal [06:35]

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AUSTRA
Olympia

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as heard on radiospin on June 5th, 2013
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After three years of non-stop touring following the release of 2010′s debut Feel It Break, when it came time to record Olympia, Austra had evolved into a collaborative effort between its six members and presents a quantum evolution in the Toronto-based band’s sound, structure and style. Produced by Austra with additional production by Mike Haliechuk, the album also features vocal production by Damian Taylor (Björk, The Killers), engineering by Bill Skibbe and Leon Taheny and was mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Erasure, Hot Chip).

Austra - Olympia

ARTIST: Austra
TITLE: Olympia
LABEL: Domino
RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2013
TIME: 45:56 min.
WEB: http://www.austramusic.com/
PURCHASE: price – 9.99$

01. What We Done? [05:01]
02. Forgive Me [03:20]
03. Painful Like [04:00]
04. Sleep [04:33]
05. Home [04:16]
06. Fire [04:43]
07. I Don’t Care (i’m a man) [01:11]
08. We Become [04:23]
09. Reconcile [03:32]
10. Annie (oh muse, you) [03:48]
11. You Changed My Life [03:12]
12. Hurt Me Now [03:57]

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RS VIDEO OF THE WEEK – #157
REDRUM ALONE – OniricAct Part 3 (il leprotto remix)

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as heard on radiospin on May 19th, 2013
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ARTIST: Redrum Alone
TITLE: OniricAct Part 3 (il leprotto remix)
ALBUM: De Redrum Remixes
WEB: YouTube

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PORTFOLIO
We | Humans

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as heard on radiospin on May 18th, 2013
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Brand new EP from Reggio Emilia-based post-rockers Portfolio, featuring two unreleased tracks plus Beth Gibbons e Kim Novak, taken from their debut The Standing Babas, but here nicely re-worked. The first remixed by Silent Panda | Deadly Panda (a.k.a. Luca G from Julie’s Haircut), who plays guitars also on James Horses Chariot and Sion. The second one shows a wonderful different skin with less electronics and the introduction of a string quartet. An appreciated appetizer while waiting for their second full-length, sweetly enhanced by Laura Loriga‘s (Mimes of Wine, Giardini di Mirò) voice.

Portfolio - We | Humans

ARTIST: Portfolio
TITLE: We | Humans
LABEL: This Is the Land
RELEASE DATE: May 06, 2013
TIME: 24:54 min.
WEB: http://www.facebook.com/portfoliothesound
PURCHASE: special offer – NAME YOUR PRICE

01. James Horses Chariot [06:08]
02. Sion [07:17]
03. Kim Novak (with strings) [04:09]
04. Beth Gibbons (silent panda | deadly panda remix) [07:20]

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JOHN GRANT
Pale Green Ghosts

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as heard on radiospin on May 14th, 2013
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After a breakthrough year following his exceptional solo debut Queen of Denmark, John Grant hasn’t rested on his laurels but created a follow-up that underlines his uncanny and charismatic talents. Recorded in Iceland and featuring Sinead O’Connor on guest vocals, this brilliant Pale Green Ghosts adds sublime notes of dark, gleaming electronica to the anticipated velveteen ballads, calling on all of Grant’s influences and tastes, presenting an artist at the peak of his powers. Exclusively for RS readers, here’s a deluxe edition featuring a bunch of stunning remixes.

John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts

ARTIST: John Grant
TITLE: Pale Green Ghosts (deluxe edition)
LABEL: Bella Union / Partisan
RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2013
TIME: 1:40:47 min.
WEB: http://johngrantmusic.com/
PURCHASE: price – 11.90$

01. Pale Green Ghosts [06:04]
02. Black Belt [04:19]
03. GMF [05:14]
04. Vietnam [05:29]
05. It Doesn’t Matter to Him [06:27]
06. Why Don’t You Love Me Anymore? [06:12]
07. You Don’t Have To [05:54]
08. Sensitive New Age Guy [04:42]
09. Ernest Borgnine [04:54]
10. I Hate This Town [04:04]
11. Glacier [07:38]

01. Black Belt (hercules & love affair rmx) [07:48]
02. Black Belt (gluteus maximus vocal rmx) [08:24]
03. Pale Green Ghosts (nivolt rmx) [05:21]
04. Pale Green Ghosts (no ceremony rmx) [04:48]
05. Why Don’t You Love Me Anymore? (nivolt rmx) [05:49]
06. Why Don’t You Love Me Anymore? (bon homme rmx) [07:40]

PREVIEW: John Grant – Black Belt

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RS HOT SPOT #15
REDRUM ALONE – De Redrum Remixes

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as heard on radiospin on April 8th, 2013
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Surely you can’t have already forget one of the best album of 2012, Redrum Alone‘s De Redrum Natura. The Italian electronic duo is back with a new really appreciated gift: a collection of a bunch of remixes of their masterpiece. So here we are with De Redrum Remixes, featuring re-works by Clap! Clap!, Mars Solar, Digitalica and many others. We think it should be worth some pennies, but Redrum Alone let you download it for free (through the format “pay with a tweet / facebook share”) on their website. So, hurry up!

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DEPECHE MODE
Heaven

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as heard on radiospin on February 2nd, 2013
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Brand, highly-awaited, new single for Depeche Mode, first extract from the upcoming Delta Machine. Heaven projects an intimately dark atmosphere with a fuzzily infectious bass lead and solemn piano echoes. Dave Gahan’s voice sounds as good as ever, especially with his uptick in emotion during the second verse and its grimy longing. The bass-guitar interplay during the aerial chorus is also excellent. Exclusively for RS readers, this maxi-bonus edition features the b-side All That’s Mine and four stunning remixes by Matthew Dear, Blawan, Owlle, and Steps to Heaven.

Depeche Mode - Heaven

ARTIST: Depeche Mode
TITLE: Heaven
LABEL: Columbia
RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2013
TIME: 30:09 min.
WEB: special offer – ONLY 6.99$

01. Heaven [04:05]
02. All That’s Mine [03:22]

03. Heaven (owelle remix) [04:48]
04. Heaven (steps to heaven remix) [06:11]
05. Heaven (blawan remix) [05:44]
06. Heaven (matthew dear vs. audition vocal mix) [05:59]

Depeche Mode – All That’s Mine
Depeche Mode – Heaven (Blawan remix)

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RS HOT SPOT #11
Thom Yorke’s Dazed Mix

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as heard on radiospin on January 17th, 2013
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Thom Yorke has confirmed details of Atoms For Peace‘s debut album Amok, which is set for release on February 25th. Atoms For Peace are the Radiohead frontman’s side project with Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, super-producer Nigel Godrich and percussionist Mauro Refosco. We’ve already heard ’round the web the first two singles Default and Judge Jury and Executuioner, plus the stunning b-side What the Eyeballs Did. To celebrate such a colossal issue (and maybe to make the hype around it even bigger), Yorke has set up a mix of some of his favourite tunes, unreleased solo material and remixes.
Suffice to say, it’s essential listening.

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GRIMES
Visions

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as heard on radiospin on December 7th, 2012
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Grimes is the moniker of Canadian producer, singer and artist Claire Boucher. She approaches music in a way that is both sensually pleasurable and exploratory: sonic experimentalism run through a ‘pop’ filter. The music is youthfully schizophrenic and searching, a voyage into the yet undefined territory of post-internet, re-spiritualized sound. Grimes strongly values a physical and communal experience of music (it’s danceability), experimental vocalization, and psychedelia. Grimes is self-indulgence, devastation and ecstasy: humanity, spirituality, escapism, identity, reality.

Grimes - Visions

ARTIST: Grimes
TITLE: Visions
LABEL: 4AD
RELEASE DATE: February 21, 2012
TIME: 43:49 min.
WEB: http://www.grimesmusic.com/
PURCHASE: price – 9.99$

01. Infinite ♡ Without Fulfillment (intro) [01:36]
02. Genesis [04:15]
03. Oblivion [04:12]
04. Eight [01:48]
05. Circumambient [03:43]
06. Vowels = Space and Time [04:21]
07. Visiting Statue [01:59]
08. Be a Body (侘寂) [04:20]
09. Colour of Moonlight (antiochus) [04:00]
10. Symphonia IX (my wait is u) [04:53]
11. Nightmusic [05:03]
12. Skin [06:09]
13. Know the Way (outro) [1:45]

Grimes – Genesis (ryan hemsworth remix)

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