This one from Pelifics featuring AXXE almost reminds us of St. Vincent, with those breathy, almost pained (but still sweet) vocals. The music isn’t anything like the Saint’s, though. The instrumentation for “He Was The Best” is right out of an 80s film soundtrack, from the heavily reverberated drum machines to the distant guitar solo. It all comes together to make a track that sounds relevant but classic. Give it a spin, and hear for yourself.
We’ve had Bear In Heaven‘s most recent album, I Love You, It’s Cool, stuck on our record player since it came out at the beginning of April, in quite the same way that we had their last release Beast Rest Forth Mouth stuck on our record player for about three months after it came out. “Cool Light” is representative of I Love You‘s melding of dreamy soundscapes and driving yet subdued beats, a perfect update on their already wonderful sound. We’re psyched to present it here as a free download so that you can get it stuck on your iPod.
YACHT are not your typical electro pop group, that’s for sure. The Portland-based duo have a pretty serious (yet seriously funny) manifesto, they spell their name with all capital letters, and they cover French avant-pop music that was originally backed by an avant-jazz group – and they somehow make it funky. For evidence of the latter, please check the link above.
Didn’t we just tell you there were more Kasper Bjørke goodies on the way? Well, guess what, here’s the next one and this time it’s a truly special treat: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the exclusive premiere of Kasper’s new video “Deep Is The Breath”!
That’s right, for now it’s not available anywhere but here on the HUGO blog. Just like his last video for “Lose Yourself to Jenny”, it was directed by swiss-french graphic designer & illustrator Florence Tétier in collaboration with Nicolas Coulomb. Since we’re huge fans of Florence’s work and her arts and fashion-focused magazine Novembre, we asked her for a brief interview which you may kindly find below. And now without further ado, enjoy the exclusive video and remember where you saw it first!
What made you launch the magazine Novembre?
Novembre was born in Switzerland in 2010, where at the time there were no such magazines about fashion and arts, with international ambitions. We were evolving in a very productive crowd in both fields and we decided it was time to create a media where all these people could have a voice.
You seem to like the idea of presenting other peoples work. Have you ever thought of curating an exhibition?
Not really, for now, I’m more comfortable with pages as an exhibition space.
And if you were to curate a movie-retrospective, what films would you show?
Jurassic Park / Steven Spielberg
Cry Baby / John Waters
History of violence / Cronenberg
The little mermaid / Disney
Inauguration of the pleasure dome / Kenneth Anger
What was your inspiration for the lo-fi look of the “Lose Yourself to Jenny” video?
I wanted to do something that was really “me”. I film and take pictures with my Blackberry all the time, so it was pretty obvious for me to use it.
What have been your ideas for the new Video?
We wanted to show the idea of “missing someone”, as sung in the chorus, and wanted it to be the portrait of another girl, cause it’s gonna be a trilogy of portrait with the 3rd single.
I think the roadtrip feeling fits this song perfectly, and I wanted her to be alone, even if she was the “passenger” (don’t know if it’s the right word > i mean she’s not driving so she’s obviously not alone, but filmed alone anyway). We wanted it to be a bit surreal too, with lightnings and cabaret-like, as if she was just out of the guy’s imagination…
One final question: Hungry or Foolish?
We don’t know how to pronounce anything on this record – neither the name of the song nor the name of the Swedish artist. But music is the language of the soul, as they say, and this music is definitely speaking to the part of our soul that likes the 80′s and the summer. That pretty much sums it up, so just listen!
Bufi is a Mexican producer who gained a lot of attention with his latest remix of Little Dragon’s “Ritual Union”. Today we have his track “Will Be” as a free download for you. This catchy disco pop tune is taken from his forthcoming album Trilogy and will make you sing and dance… Grab it while it’s hot!
Hypnotic dance music from Oliver Koletzki. “Music From The Heart” is the name, but under the remixing knife of Andrea Crestani, it’s also music for the mind.
Rolla Scape is a Melbourne-born electronic music artist based in Athens, Greece. Living in the city of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, it’s not surprising he would tackle one of the great philosophical questions with his debut single “Heaven Is Real”. But don’t be fooled: with it’s soothing groove, accompanied by Marsheaux’ sweet voice, it is nothing short of a perfectly relaxed summer tune. Kick back, relax and enjoy!
It’s not a secret that we have a soft spot for Copenhagen’s own Kasper Bjørke. We were excited to present you the bonus song of his new album Fool a couple of weeks ago, and now we’re simply psyched to provide you with a free download of a remix of his upcoming single. It’s called “Deep Is The Breath” and Hannulelauri made sure the groove is deep as well – stunning! There’s even more Kasper coming your way on the HUGO Blog so stay tuned!