Get People are a London-based band making tropically tinged, electronic rock. It sounds a little like The Knife, a little like Caribou, a little like Metronomy and a lot like a dream. We’re streaming the track, “Macaw,” above. Enjoy.
This one’s a real slow burner. John Talabot – the mysterious Spanish producer that sometimes wraps his head in tinfoil to hide his identity – has added all kinds of restrained bounce to The Golden Filter‘s “Kill Me” for this remix. If you’re into it, we highly recommend you go out and check Talabot’s full-length ƒin and the Golden Filter album from which the original track comes, Syndromes.
100% Silk is a label spun off from LA’s Not Not Fun imprint. Since January of 2011, they’ve been releasing twelve-inches (and even some cassettes!) showcasing left-of-center, warm electronic music. Fort Romeau – a side project of La Roux keyboard player, Mike Norris – is their newest signing and the first artist to release a full LP on the label. The album, Kingdoms, is a meditation on Larry Heard and Theo Parrish-inspired house, with off-kilter grooves held up by thick, analog bass drums. We’re very happy to present the title track from the album for free download. Dig in.
HUGO Tracks Podcast Lucky Number Thirteen is here! This month we’ve got jams from Doe Paoro, Kasper Bjørke, 120 Days and Holy Ghost in the mix. If you don’t know, the HUGO Tracks Podcast is a monthly mix we make compiling all the music we’ve offered up to stream and download over the past month. You can listen to it right here right now, or you can download it via iTunes and take it wherever you want to go. We suggest outer space.
Joakim, the Parisian musical-polymath and head of Tigersushi Records, has been keeping the scene in awe with his eclectic releases for well over a decade now. Throughout his career, he has constantly managed to put out music that actually deserves the rather worn out label “avant-garde”, while never leaving the listener with a “doing homework”-sort of feel. His influences range from The Stooges to Italo Disco, but as his newest gem reveals again, he always finds his way out of the genre-labyrinth in a refreshingly classy manner. Forward ever, backward never!
In just a couple days, Kasper Bjørke, our favorite Danish producer ever, is releasing a new record called Fool. And though it’s being released on April Fool’s Day, this is no joke: we’ve got the bonus track from the new record here for free download. It’s called “Mansisters” (a very funny name if you ask us), and it’s grrrrrreat.
120 Days are a Norwegian group making heavily electronic, new-wave-tinged rock. They’ve been making music together for a decade, but 2011 saw the release of only their second record. The record’s been on heavy rotation in the HUGO offices since it came out, and we’re happy to present “Dahle Disco,” one of our favorite tracks, to you here. If you wanna catch up with the band, you can find them here on Facebook.
Tiger Stripes, a Stockholm-based producer we’ve been listening to for half a decade, has never been known for his vocals. The beat maker has made brilliant instrumental tracks on Get Physical and Liebe*detail, but it was My Favorite Robot Records that coaxed him out of his shell to sing. For his vocal debut, Mister Stripes has chosen a classic – old blues man Robert Johnson’s story of selling his soul to the devil, “Crossroads.” We’ve got the Phonogenic remix up for free download for the next couple days. Get it before it’s gone.
The Phenomenal Handclap Band is a veritable army of musicians from Brooklyn led by producers Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand. Onstage, we’ve seen fourteen or fifteen people performing in the group. We’re not really sure exactly how many… There were too many to count! No matter how many people are in the band, they sound great, and this track, “The Right One”, from their recent album, Form and Control is a treat.