Tag Archives: Indie

Two Door Cinema Club

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Kevin Baird, Alex Trimble, and Sam Halliday have been creating some awesome songs in the past couple years.  Hailing from Northern Ireland they go by Two Door Cinema Club.  Taking a step back from the EDM scene we bring you a band, like many others, who are responsible for making the EDM scene what it is today.  Without traditional bands, singers, and artists we would not have some of my most favorite electronic remixes, collabs, and productions.  These guys came out with their debut album in 2010 and have made quite a few gems since.  Probably my favorite song at this point in time was first heard in The Magician‘s mix, Magic Tape 28, which is an Alex Metric remix of “Sun“.  I know there are those out there who aren’t that into the “indie/hipster” scene or music, but honestly give this one a listen!  I definitely have a soft spot for some great vocals and piano, whether it maybe chill nu disco, house, or dnb.  Moulinex has a great take on “I Can Talk” electrifying the original with a great beat.  “What You Know” is an excellent original from the group showing off their great guitar skills and catchy vocals.  The Twelves do some justice remixing their original “Something Good Can Work”  being an excellent group themselves out of Brazil.  Ames and I were able to see The Twelves a few months ago here in Denver and they played an awesome show down at the Marquis!  Enjoy the super chilled out sounds from this Irish indie group and the wonderful remixes!  Gotta switch it up every once in awhile.

BarneyFranklin 

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Bag Raiders

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So it’s been a while…. Figured I’d do a classic post, on a classic group, with a CLASSIC song. What better choice than Australian synth electro masters: The Bag Raiders. I was reminded of this duo when they released a new mix last week (grab it here), and, much to my surprise we’ve never done a post on them!?! Their hit Shooting Stars took the electro world by storm like 3 years ago, and it still sounds fresh today. I forgot how much I love this track! A similar feel is found with their other EPIC hit Not Over. I love the 80’s pop synth sound these guys bang with, and this song is further proof that synth pop is AWESOME. They can pull off the obligatory indie remix as well. Check out their funky rework of Cut Copy’s Far Away. Lastly, I Won’t Let Go is a great deep house track that takes an awesome disco vibe towards the end.

Enjoy!

-Ames.

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Volta Bureau

 

Volta Bureau is a trio from DC, they have been on repeat in my cubicle all day, so I figured I’d pass on the love! Most known for their hit nu-disco single Alley Cat, they have a ton of other great tracks as well. I remember hearing The Magician drop this track, and I instantly ID’d and downloaded it. Instant Classic. The piano riff in the middle is uhhhmazing. During the past year, they have been featured on the likes of NPR, UBR, and the always epic BBCRadio1. The remix of Pat Lok’s No Shame takes a deeper, darker tone before breaking through into a after-hours techno jam. I really like the different direction on this one, it’s fun to listen to. Their newest EP “HOT” dropped last week, and it contains two tasty tracks. Hot, the title track, combines deep dark bass with a funk overlay. The result is a plodding deep disco jam. The b-side is called The Greatest, and has more of an upbeat world music feel. Both songs feel fresh, and I enjoyed listening to both. I’ll leave with the music video for their indie disco hit Hope. I already enjoy the track, but the video is awesome. Who doesn’t like a singing garage door, and a kidnapping muscle car?

Enjoy!

-Ames.

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