Thursday, January 28, 2010


We alluded to the huge remix package that's come together to support the upcoming release of Ellie Goulding's debut single proper "Starry Eyed", and last week we unveiled the jaw-dropping first effort from Russ Chimes. This week we shift our gaze from London to NYC, where the city's best new producer and hottest young rap sensation have teamed up to take the original to new levels of AMAZING. Stripping the original of Starsmith's synth-laden pop production, Penguin Prison transforms the track into an after hours disco burner, complete with a huge feature from Brooklyn hip hop phenom Theophilus London. Penguin, Ellie and Theo are already three of the most hyped new names in music in their own right, so much so that we fear this union of the three in a holy trinity of pop perfection could potentially be enough to throw the earth off its axis, but fuck it, we can't bear to keep this under wraps any longer.

MP3: "Starry Eyed" (Penguin Prison Mix ft. Theophilus London) - Ellie Goulding

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


This just in, found footage from Marina & The Diamonds' debut television performance on Estonia's premier music revue program, Pop! Joining her is the infamous Gonzales, who lends his orchestral genius and priceless facial expressions to "Hollywood", Marina's finest pop moment to date and the first proper taste of her phenomenal debut album, The Family Jewels.

MP3: "Hollywood" (Gonzales Version) - Marina & The Diamonds

Monday, January 25, 2010


Monarchy have been generating some serious buzz over the past few months, debuting a flurry of amazing tracks around the blogs and causing rampant speculation as to their true identities. Rumoured to be the same pop masterminds behind Milke and amazing tracks like "Love Get Out of My Way", they're finally ready to unleash their much-hyped debut single "Gold In The Fire" on limited edition 7" vinyl with us early next month. Coming off like the halfway point between the cosmic soul of Magistrates (R.I.P.) and an even more disco-centric Friendly Fires, "Gold In The Fire" slays on the A-side while "Black The Colour of My Heart" shines on the flipside with Timbaland-esque drum loops and the dramatic synth washes of Royksopp. Both "Gold" and "Black" have been kicking about for a minute now, but we've got them available below as a special Monarchy double drop to remind you what you may or may not have been missing out on.

MP3: "Gold In The Fire" - Monarchy
MP3: "Black The Colour of My Heart" - Monarchy

The single's out February 1st and comes sporting the bands signature cover artwork, and will be available as usual from the Neon Gold Shop in the US and at Puregroove for our international customers. Given the hype this lot have generated so far, we don't expect this one to stay on shelves long, so get a-steppin' friends.

Friday, January 22, 2010


"Starry Eyed" first lit up the blogs last spring in its original demo form, but now it's back with a new makeover for 2010 as Ellie Goulding gears up to release it as her debut single proper on Polydor next month. With a few tweaks here and there and a glossy new paint job from Starsmith, the track is bigger than ever and we're breathless in anticipation of the havoc it's sure to wreak on the charts when it drops February 22nd. The single is already pretty much the total package, but sweetening the deal considerably is an amazing new OneInThree-directed video for the single (viewable in all it's next level glory above), as well as a flurry of shit hot remixes supporting the release, the first of which we've got for you here today.

Proving once again why he's the most underrated remixer in the game, Russ Chimes comes through with his finest effort to date on what's sure to go down as one of 2010's biggest club tracks. Russ first sent this through to us last spring when the demo first surfaced, and nearly a full year on it still hasn't lost any of its luster, consistently slaying us with its unrelenting house piano brilliance and that massive drop that never ceases to send us into paralytic shock with its sheer immensity. Seriously people, get ready to hear this on the regular in every club west of the iron curtain this year, Russ Chimes just owned 2010.

MP3: "Starry Eyed" (Russ Chimes Remix) - Ellie Goulding [exclusive]

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Yes Giantess have been laying low for a minute getting their next single ready for release on Neon Gold next month, but an epic resurgence is imminent and it starts with the earth-shattering Miley Cyrus remix they launched via their blog today. As described by YG ringleader Jan Brosenfeld himself, "it's as though Miley finally went euroclubbing on Saturn", and to be honest that sounds pretty spot on to us. Your weekend starts here.

MP3: "Party In The USA" (Yes Giantess Remix) - Miley Cyrus

Monday, January 18, 2010


So we've clearly been a little bit hung up on Fear of Tigers as of late, but can you blame us? That Mille remix is straight BANANAS, his Cossus Snufsigalonica album is the shit, and now he's hit us with this totally rad video for Cossus standout "I Can Make The Pain Disappear" that we can't take our eyes off of. We already posted the track a few weeks back, but it's good enough to have another dance with, and the video (above) is 1000% worth your time. Three Ninjas 4 life y'all.

MP3: "I Can Make The Pain Disappear" - Fear of Tigers

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Yesterday marked the release of our first record of 2010, the amazing Crysteena 12" (available for purchase here) courtesy of Sweden's new electro king Mille, and to ring it in we've got the unspeakably good Fear of Tigers remix for you. Fear of Tigers has been making quite the name for himself as of late, with his massive Sound of Arrows remix and debut album lighting up the blogs at the end of last year, and with his "Crysteena" remix he's taken things to a whole new level of HELL YES. Keeping the blueprint of the original firmly intact, Fear of Tigers just rolls up and turns everything up to 11, destroying everything in his path with an appetite for intensity only hinted at on the original. The pristine, emotive synth lead that makes "Crysteena" so amazing remains the centerpiece of the track and one of the most beautiful electronic riffs we've ever heard, but Fear of Tigers counters Mille's masterwork with a magical synth moment of his own in the bridge, taking the original to new heights we never thought possible. For real, this is seriously amazing stuff people. Fear of Tigers, you're cordially invited to remix our faces off any day of the week.

MP3: "Crysteena" (Fear of Tigers Remix) - Mille [exclusive]

Sunday, January 3, 2010


After a little holiday hiatus we're back and stronger than ever. 2009 was nothing short of amazing for us thanks to your support, and we hope you'll stay on board with us in 2010 as we take things to the next level. Look for us to graduate to full-length albums and broaden our horizons to include limited edition clothing releases, as well as keeping things moving on the 7" and 12" front with a batch of exciting new single releases from the likes of Monarchy, Penguin Prison, Yes Giantess and so much more.

Further info on all of that in the months to come, but for now we turn our eyes to two of the brightest prospects for pop music in 2010, our beloved Sound of Arrows and everyone's favorite guilty pleasure Alphabeat. Having jumped the sinking ship that is EMI, Alphabeat have found a new home on Universal and look set to build on the runaway success of their Gold-selling debut album. The Sound of Arrows roll into the new year on a swelling wave of hype (including Single of the Year honors from Popjustice) and a fully-loaded arsenal of pop smashes, and high expectations as the next great hope for Swedish pop. Their remix of Alphabeat's upcoming single "Hole In My Heart" (which is a little bit amazing in its own right) is a holy matrimony of Scandinavian pop bliss, as the duo take the massive original and somehow make it even more immense, all spiraling electronics and pulsing synths converging to establish The Sound of Arrows as one of the brightest new talents in the remix game. Thanks to Discodust for the tip.

MP3: "Hole In My Heart" (The Sound of Arrows Remix) - Alphabeat