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11/21/2014
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Fancy: The Interview

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FANCY

French Glam rockers Fancy were among the many burgeoning acts that were coming out of France during the golden period of 2008 when not only Fancy were making a wee impact to the rest of the world but their fellow Parisians cohorts Justice who released “Cross” that broke through into America and sold 500, 000 units and was nominated for a Grammy.

Consisting of members Mom (guitar player), Rae Mone (bass player), Antoine Goussard (drummer) and of course the very flamboyant Jessie (vocals), Fancy embodies the spirit of glam rock mixed in with elements of Funk and Disco for taste. And its worth mentioning that Jessie has a rather unique tone to his voice once you experience it for yourself.

One of Fancy’s career moments was when Justice asked Fancy to play as support as their opening on both UK and USA tour dates due to Xavier and Gaspard love for the band. They were also the opening act for Daft Punk for their Ireland tour as well as opening for the O2 Festival in London.

Harking back to 2008, this was a rather good year for dance music especially in Europe where Soulwax changed the game of Djing by announcing the teachings of eclecticism. This was also the year where music media for a short while belong to the blog house movement where music from Europe and America was being funneled through the internet, which is why Justice became famous and where I actually did find the majority of Fancy’s Music at the time.

Fancy released their Kings of the World and Seventeen LPs in 2006 and 2007 (featuring a distinct art style no doubt paying homage to panel van air brushing of the 70’s) as well as some EPs and a remix from Busy P for what’s Your Name Again?

Fast forward to 2014 and luck would have it, I got in contact with Jessie Chaton through Facebook and it was a delight that we clicked because Fancy deserves your attention and praise. They should be the biggest rock stars straight outta France!

We talked to Jessie about new material, their experiences with fame and being Shocked.

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11/23/2014
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Empathy Test-Throwing Stones EP

Empathy Test

“Empathy Test’s new EP harkens back to the lovely 80s! If music like this doesn’t fit into a mainstream format, then we’re fucked” -NERDY FRAMES

The empathy test in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is based on the premise that machines, no matter how advanced, lack compassion. But for childhood friends, Isaac Howlett (vocals) and Adam Relf (production), Empathy Test is all about wearing their hearts on their digital sleeves. With soaring synthetic chords, precision beats, and jubilant 80s melodies — all coated in soft, irresistible melancholy — the London-based duo takes inspiration as much from modern acts like CHVRCHES and Purity Ring, as it does from Vangelis and Depeche Mode.
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Nov 23rd, 2014

11/23/2014
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LFO – LFO (Kiti808 Edit)

Dj Kiti

Dj Kiti is what I like to call ‘my sister from another retro mother’ because everytime we exchange stat updates on Facebook or post a kick arse playlist of tunes on our walls, it has the air of similar interest. She loves techno, I love Techno, She loves Gigolo Records, I love Gigolo records and so on.

She did these edits on her Soundcloud of classic bygone, timeless, tunes like this one from LFO. As you know Mark Bell from LFO passed away from complications following medical surgery he had and it was a total loss to the experimental techno scene.

So if hankering for some LFO time warping……dig on this one

Nov 23rd, 2014

11/23/2014
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King Mono

King Mono

King Mono, the live band/production duo of Little Shalimar (neé Torbitt Schwartz) and Jeremy Wilms, is consumed with the sweet spot between funk, RnB, house and 70s rock. Their debut EP, Straight to VHS (available now on Tummy Touch Records), comes from quirky electronic impulses based around a bunch of analogue synths and drum machines, modern programming and psychedelic mushrooms. The EP was highlighted as a “Best Bandcamp Release” by FACT Magazine, and described the tracks as “drum machine funk at its finest”. The debut full length album, Bump in the Night, will be released February 5th, 2015 via Tummy Touch and features vocals from up and coming RnB sensation Jesse Boykins III.
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Nov 23rd, 2014

11/23/2014
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You​Love​Her​Coz​Shes​Dead-‘Crystal Deth’ video

YOU LOVE HER COZ SHE'S DEAD

*DISCLAIMER: The content & subject matter of this video is in no way intended to condone, encourage or glorify the use of firearms, or the act of suicide. It is an artistic expression, intended to raise awareness of the possible psychological consequences of certain types of drug-use & violence. Seek help. Talk to people, not matter how lost you feel.

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Nov 23rd, 2014

11/22/2014
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Megan Vice streams psych pop-funk single “Ghost”

Megan Vice


“Megan Vice is a refreshing find as her voice soars into various genres including childhood favorites like Funk, Soul, New Jack and 80s” -Nerdy Frames

Megan Vice releases “Ghost”, a single equally mesmerizing and powerful. Grown on a steady pop-funk diet of the likes of Michael and Janet Jackson, Prince, and Zapp, Vice came of age in the golden era of r&b and classic pop.
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Nov 22nd, 2014

11/22/2014
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Gem by TRIP PONY

TRIP PONY

Remember the trio of beautiful ladies called The Sami Sisters? No? Refresh thy memory time. Okay it was a folk-like trio consisting of Anji Sami, Priya Sami and of course actress Madeleine Sami. Now you will forgive Nerdy for not being too familiar with their work musically…..It wasn’t my pack of toffee pops at the time, but thats just me.

As of right now the The Sami Sisters are on hiatus, but the other 2 sisters are still musically involved. Anji is in She So Rad and Priya is TRIP PONY, an electronic sketchbook for the artist to dabble in.

Funny thing about Trip Pony is that we added her in our controversial “WHERE ARE ALL THE FEMALE NZ MUSIC PRODUCERS IN THIS COUNTRY!!!!” post as a challenge that I, could 5 women that produced their own music that I was liking and she made the list.

Controversial topic aside, this release from TRIP PONY is pretty damn good, filled with variety of electronic fanfare courtesy of Jeremy Toy (except track five written by Trip Pony, Jeremy Toy and JayKin.).

Buy it on Bandcamp right now…..its easily a standout with its pink, Bukkake soaked cover.

Nov 22nd, 2014
SwitchArt

11/22/2014
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Mr. Switch – 15 Years Of THTC Mix

2014 marks the fifteenth birthday year of UK ethical clothing company THTC. Leading the game with their hemp t shirts designed by an array of different artists, this company has also developed close relationships with many musicians in its time. For an exclusive birthday mix, world DMC Champion Mr. Switch has stepped up to deliver a wonderful hip hop routine.

Showcasing his ability to move slickly through styles via mixing, chopping and scratching, Mr. Switch covers some serious musical ground within this mix. It’s a free download, so make sure you nab it here - to get more of an idea of THTC’s clothing, check out their new range here. 

Nov 22nd, 2014
FelgukArt

11/22/2014
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Felguk – Showtime

Out Monday via Vicious Recordings is the brand new and uncompromising single from Felguk. The Brazil based duo, who found themselves sitting in the DJ Mag Top 100 this year, have been making serious waves both with their production and DJ efforts.

“Showtime” is a snappy and thundering piece of electro, wasting no time in getting the listener fired up. Using dynamic drum rhythms alongside chopped vocals and emphasised synth riffs, this track is screaming out for the dance floor. You can pick up a copy of “Showtime” in just a couple of days time.

Nov 22nd, 2014