May 24, 2013 Posted by claude at 2:49 pm
British DJ / producer, Duke Dumont (aka Adam Dyment) has emerged slowly onto the kaleidoscope that is the dance music scene of 2013. Mentored by Switch in his early career, Duke made his name remixing a vast line up of artists in the vibe of Bonobo, Santigold, Lily Allen, AlunaGeorge & Metronomy.
His second single release, ‘Need U (100%)’ entered the UK Singles Chart at Number 1 and is undoubtedly an apex track for the distinct 90′s house sound being revived on scene today. ‘Need U’ features silky vocal enrichment from the Sierre Leone born, A*M*E and debuted as Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune earlier this year(!!!), with mixmag rating the track 9/10 calling it a ‘blimmin’ stonker!’. Big call y’all.
‘Need U (100%)’ brings the new age of dance music to a forefront and indulges in retrospect as key to get bodies moving today. The video clip has also clocked over 5 million views on Youtube. Don’t even worry about it.
Duke Dumont is to be kept under close watch but for now etcetc HQ has this one on the loop – 100%.
July 4, 2012 Posted by Ben.Zooky at 11:45 am
It’s a project which has been in the works for over 2 years, and in recent months we have merely heard it beamed across the pond via BBC Radio – a sensory experience which left much to be desired. But alas, the first video (and second single) from Elton John & PNAU’s conceptual album ‘Good Morning To The Night’ has hit the internet.
So, a little on the project…
The highly anticipated collaboration between one of modern music’s most influential artists and Australia’s leading electronic duo, liberates decades of archived recordings and compositions in lesson of creation, enlightenment and rebirth.
A dynamic modernization of original studio and live recordings, Good Morning To The Night redefines the timelessness of Elton John’s own works through collaborative exploration, sampling, sequencing and synthesis by the leading force in experimental and epic electronica, PNAU. The conceptual album draws elements from no-less-than 40 known, and unknown recordings, re-produced into eight euphonious moments. Spanning stratospheric and sonic bounds across the score, PNAU sculpt a warm, psychedelic symphony – rich in melodic keys and harmony — with the lead singles ‘Good Morning To The Night’ and ‘Sad’ a teasing gaze into what is destined to become one of the greatest musical works in celestial history.
February 20, 2012 Posted by Ben.Zooky at 5:38 pm
Guiding us through the labyrinth of misguided musical arrangements and phased electronic dreams, Greenskeepers’ front man James Curd has served up a divine offering of syncopated house music perfection for his first release on etcetc – ‘Guide Me’. Loving re-workings from Gigamesh, Frames, and Al White to come.
Single out 23rd March on etcetc.
December 8, 2011 Posted by admin at 2:20 pm
Silence is traditionally golden, except when you have been waiting too long between drinks… and when drinks actually means a new single from PNAU, then silence can be unbearable. We can finally reveal what’s next from the duo of Peter Mayes and Nick Littlemore – Unite Us. We could have revealed it a little earlier, but we thought that we’d make you sweat it out a little bit first, but the remixes and videos for Unite Us are well and truly in, and are have hit the internet.
Having already primed combustion tanks of their interstellar ‘Soft Universe’ voyager, PNAU have broken orbit to deliver their next single – Unite Us. An anthemic re-entry into the musical stratosphere, Unite Us is the lovers sonnet of the electronic age – hitting the soul with emotionally charged vocals, deep arpeggiated synth lines and stadium readied synth stabs which scream the sadistic woes of stretched heartstrings.
Never before has heartbreak sounded this good.
July 28, 2011 Posted by admin at 11:27 am
You know the first time that you hear a new track, and you’re taken back a little? Your mouth tightens and you smirk stupidly and the only vocal response you are able tos tructure is “Woah”. Well, the debut single from All The Lights had that effect on us. Chasing Colours is one of those records that defies being genre pigeon holed, projecting a luminous brilliance which encompasses blissful elements of indie, pop, dance and more. Did I mention there were key’s in there too yet?
Anyway, it’s one of the most infectious records we have come across in a long time, with a remix pack that seems almost frankenstein on the surface, with house music heavyweight Ian Carey bringing his A-game, along with some deep house beats and disco sampled treats from Plastic Plates and Moonchild. But it somehow comes together as a single remix pack, which is just a moment of total musical completedness. It’s out at the end of August, so you have a couple of weeks to prepare your soul for this.
July 25, 2011 Posted by admin at 4:09 pm
Trading in his main-room bleep-house for a sound fresher than a new pair of socks, UK house meister Ridney has over-filtered his way back from the future to reverberate his way through the loins and into your soul with his new jam Always With You. This is truly the good kind of music. Always With You is aurally viral; heaps of hats and full of warmth and vibe…. Soo much vibe. It’s a strobe-lit stereo popper, set to burn a whole through main-rooms, back-rooms, iPods, iPads and all other devices you can use to play music on these days.
Re-working this wonder, His Majesty Andre (Cheap Thrills/MODA) waives his musical wand across the track, compressing and sequencing the track into a four-minute-and-seven-second floor filling edit. Taking a few steps back from that front-left speaker stack, is James Curd (DFA/Greenskeepers) who provides no less than three loving re-workings of the track, each defining their own moment of beauty and perfection.
July 22, 2011 Posted by admin at 12:58 pm
PNAU have always caused a bit of fuss and fluster with every project they’re invovled with, and delivering their latest album Soft Universe was no different. “It’s the sound of now…” according to Rolling Stone, and we would tend to agree with them in this instance. Soft Universe is an amazing expression of emotive electronica, defining a point in space, time and music for the band. With the duo taking to the main-stage at Splendour In The Grass sooner than you can imagine, you’re running out of time to learn the lyrics, so grab your copy of Soft Universe from JB Hifi or iTunes today.
PNAU – Soft Universe by etcetcmusic
July 11, 2011 Posted by admin at 10:48 am
Why wasn’t this up on the internet earlier! The video for PNAU’s latest single ‘Solid Ground’ takes everything that is amazing about NYC, and compresses it into a nice little streamed video production that rames ‘Solid Ground’ perfectly. Album is out at the end of the month, and we’re already beaming about it. It’s definitely going to be huge.
June 14, 2011 Posted by admin at 9:59 am
After an eternity of mixing, re-recording, polishing, buffing, sequencing and synthesizing, the debut album from indie rockers Jump Jump Dance Dance is now up and available for pre-order through iTunes and JB Hi-Fi. Featuring a bunch of singles which you have heard, alongside a lot that you haven’t, the album is full of flare, oozing West Coast charisma in every bass line and chord stab.
Both pre-orders also include a bonus 4 Remixes, including a previously unreleased remix of City On Fire by Magik Johnson. So jump in and reserve your copy today.
June 6, 2011 Posted by admin at 9:35 am
Electronic powerhouse PNAU return with Solid Ground, the second single from their eagerly anticipated album Soft Universe – due to hit stores on July 22. It’s the kind of emotionally charged electronica that is expected from the band, rich with intricate musicality, catchy lyrics and infectious hooks, Solid Ground surges with energy and melodically rules the current electro-pop landscape. With the track hitting radio this week, and the duo’s album and East Coast + Splendour In The Grass tour in the coming weeks, all eyes (and ears) are definitely on PNAU.keep looking »