DNKL: “Warm Dark Night (VUURWERK Remix)” MP3 Stream
Mar 03, 2015
Swedish band DNKL traffic is sensuous synths and icy pop melodies. VUURWERK’s remix of their Wolfhour single “Warm Dark Night” doesn’t stray too far away from the band’s sonic mandate—but it does introduce some playful percussion and female vocals. Take a listen to our premiere below.
For fans in London, the bad will be playing their first ever show in the U.K. this Thursday, March 5 at the Lexington. They’ll also be performing twice this weekend at by:Larm. Revisit the mixtape they made in honor of the occasion here.
We admit it—we’re not Norwegian. So despite our love for the country, sometimes we miss things that are happening within its borders. That’s why Kid Astray’s by:Larm mixtape is such a surprise. The band is out to turn us on to a scene we never even knew existed.
“We're currently part of a musical movement of sorts in Norway,” says the band. “A wave of new artists and bands have all gotten together in the small town Sandvika just outside Oslo, and 2015 looks like it's going to be a big year for many of them. It's also very varied, with everything from electronic artists like Coucheron, CLMD and Kasket Club, to folk pop acts like Einar Stray Orchestra and Fay Wildhagen. We want to let people get the chance to discover this scene with this mixtape, so it's basically filled with our favorite new Sandvika songs and remixes by our local heroes. And as a small bonus we've left one of our earliest studio drafts for 'Back To The Ordinary' as the outro. Most of us will be playing at by:Larm, so be sure to catch a glimpse of everyone live!"
Listen to Kid Astray’s tape below. For more in our by:Larm mixtape series, check out contributions from Broen, The Amazing, Long-Sam, LUGN, Vök, DNKL, and AV AV AV. If you’re joining us on our Nordic music adventure, you can check out the by:Larm lineup and ticket details here.
1. Kid Astray: Still Chasing Nothing 2. Coucheron: Deep End 3. Kasket Club: Straight West 4. Frøder: Keep Forever 5. Dan Croll: From Nowhere (Baardsen Remix) 6. Surfalot: My My Oh My 7. Fay Wildhagen: We Are 8. Emilie Nicolas: Fail 9. Einar Stray Orchestra: Politricks 10. Bernhoft: Come Around With Me 11. Hanne Kolstø: We Don’t See Ourselves 12. CLMD: Keep Dreaming (Johnsen Remix)
Bonus Track: Kid Astray: Back To The Ordinary (Early Studio Draft)
The Danish trio of producers known as AV AV AV ignites our passion for all things electronic. Their by:Larm mixtape follows in line with their work, celebrating fellow ones and zeros jockeys, Anna of the North, James Blake, and Jamie xx among others. Listen below.
For more in our by:Larm mixtape series, check out contributions from Broen, The Amazing, Long-Sam, LUGN, Vök, and DNKL. If you’re joining us on our Nordic music adventure, you can check out the by:Larm lineup and ticket details here.
DNKL may make understated and elegant electronic music, but damn, the Swedish trio is bringing the sexy back with their by:Larm mixtape. (Why, hello there Marvin Gay.) Wrap your ears around the mix below. For more in our by:Larm mixtape series, check out contributions from Broen, The Amazing, Long-Sam, LUGN, and Vök. If you’re joining us on our Nordic music adventure, you can check out the by:Larm lineup and ticket details here.
Premiere: “Jaqueline The Ripper (Fotonovela Remix)” MP3 Stream
Feb 27, 2015
Kid Moxie (a.k.a. Elena Charbila) is a Los Angeles-based musician with a taste for dark and sparkly electro pop. When likeminded outfit Fotonovela got a hold of 1888 single “Jacqueline The Ripper,” things really heated up, as we learned from today’s premiere. Check out the stream below. (You can also wrap your ears around the original here.) Like what you hear? 1888 is out now.
Icelandic duo Logi Pedro Stefansson and Karin Sveinsdottir (a.k.a. Young Karin) perform their ethereal electro pop with some waxy, silent audience members. Don’t worry, these creepy characters don’t roam the country—the Icelanders keep their wax figures locked up at the National Museum. (Not like that won’t stop them from running lose in our dreams…thanks guys.) Watch the clip below. You can also revisit Young Karin’s previous single “Hearts” here. The band’s debut EP N1 is out now on Pannonica.
As a lead up to by:Larm festival, we’ve been doing our homework, listening to the bands playing the event, and getting ready to experience aspects of Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, and Icelandic pop culture that has yet to be exported to our shores. Icelandic trio Vök is doing their part by teaching us about another important aspect of Nordic life—getting through winter. Their contribution to our mixtape series is called Surviving Iceland. The very description has us reaching for our overcoats.
“Living in Iceland can sometimes be really bad for your soul and for your overall mojo,” says the band. “When things are at its worst we only get five hours of daylight a day which can get really depressing. During that time we’re usually drowning in snow or rain and heavy winds. To make things even worse, that is what’s happening now...BUT to fill our lives with hope during these horrid times we have made this amazing playlist! It is full of love, power, happiness, joy and DISCO! Its sole purpose is making our darkest days brighter and warmer. Not all of it is our everyday cup of tea, but these songs make us happy when we need to be and hopefully they’ll make you happy!”
Listen to the mix below. For more in our by:Larm mixtape series, check out contributions from Broen, The Amazing, Long-Sam, and LUGN. For those joining us on our Nordic music adventure, you can check out the by:Larm lineup and ticket details here.
We’ve had our eyes on Eternal Death for over a year now. (Oh wow, that sounds grim.) After flirting with fans (see: our premiere of the excellent single “Bullet”), the Swedish duo are finally ready to unveil their self-titled. But just because Johan Angergård and Elin Berlin have gone dark doesn’t mean there won’t be dancing. Listen to the premiere album stream below. Like what you hear? You can grab it via Labrador Records.