Tuesday, November 25, 2008
GOLD ON GOLD.
The Neon Gold team will be spending the holidays in London this year, taking some much needed time off, kicking it with our respective families and friends and taking in some seriously rad shows around town. The big news across the pond has been the descent of mysterious NYC wonders The Golden Filter on the Big Smoke, where they've been playing their first ever live gigs and showcasing their winning brand of shit-hot electro all around town. This week sees them jumping on some unreal line-ups, Thursday with Late of the Pier, Metronomy and Erol Alkan at Heaven and then Friday opening for the inimitable Hercules & Love Affair at new Fabric-owned megaclub Matter out at The O2. With an elite team already set up around them, an incredible remix of Cut Copy's "Far Away" out this week and such incredible UK support slots as the aforementioned, look for this to be the jumping off point for a huge year for the secretive duo in 2009.
"Solid Gold" will serve as their statement of intent when it drops early next year as their debut single and the first-ever release on Dummy Records, an offspring of the lauded magazine of the same name. Decisively establishing the duo's churning synth style and razor-sharp production touch and backed by an elite crop of remixes from the likes of Russ Chimes and more, look for "Solid Gold" to be one of the premier debuts of '09.
MP3: "Solid Gold" - The Golden Filter
Elsewhere, the kind gentlemen of Transparent have gone ahead and dropped their essential tracks of 2008 list, with Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead" sitting triumphantly atop the rest of the crop. We'd like to thank them for their ongoing support and kind words and also direct you to check out their other picks, as these kids know their shit better than anyone else around. And yeah we nicked their header image.