June 14, 2013 Posted by claude at 9:53 am
DUCK SAUCE – of Armand Van Helden and A-Trak fame – announce their long awaited return with forthcoming single,’It’s You‘, due out for Australian release June 28.
‘It’s You‘ follows previously mind melting disco house goods, ‘Anyway‘, ‘Big Bad Wolf‘ and ‘Barbera Streisand‘ which peaked in the top 10 in 7 countries back in 2010.
The duo really aren’t dripping much sweat on the single apart from an enigmatic link on their socials linking to a ‘Quack is Back‘ campaign, which loops up a shneaky little teaser of the track.
Much more needn’t be said apart from a parental advisory to stay tuned to etcetc for various quack development.
~watch this space~
June 7, 2013 Posted by claude at 1:39 pm
Chris Malinchak’s ‘So Good To Me’ first premiered in the UK as an ‘Essential New Tune’ on Radio 1 by Pete Tong.
Recently hitting the number 1 spot on Cool Cuts and Hype Machine, ‘So Good To Me’ has delivered the feels via Youtube 3 million times over, under the guise of online imperial dance curators – ‘Majestic Casual’.
‘So Good To Me’ renders Malinchak as the tipping point for America’s burgeoning deep house scene, with previous tracks ‘If U Got It’, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Deal ‘Em’ and ‘No Secrets’, resting their roots in the renowned cult house label, ‘French Express’.
Upon it’s release, ‘So Good To Me’ has smashed charts as the subject of some serious support from the likes of Duke Dumont, Diplo, Annie Mac and Faithless, asserting itself as an anthem for the Northern hemisphere summer of 2013 which we can now all be apart of, you guys.
The video clip follows a little girl as she tries to find her missing pet giraffe – we’ve all been there.
Malinchak is now signed to Ministry of Sound in the UK and etcetc welcome him with open arms into the Australian musical spectrum of minimal house ~ flowing energy ~ and above all, dat life.
Feel the love.
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 with The video clip clocking 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.
April 7, 2011 Posted by admin at 3:55 pm
In the latest expression of summer fun / aquatic-grotto-seduction. Victoria’s Secret have employed the always stunning Candice Swanepoel to model their finest swim cloth to date – the Strinkini. The fourty-something-second clip features much pouting, heaps of posing and music courtesy of our L.A. indie-rockers Jump Jump Dance Dance.