December 5, 2012 - by labeladmin
During the hot Belgian Summer of 2011, out of the dark and into the
blue, a boy and a girl collide to create Shindu. True Flemings Chibi and
Christopher exploded on to the electronic dance scene with their
debut EP ‘Happy House’, which had a solid release on renowned French
label Kitsuné. Shindu rapidly were called a new and refreshing
synthpopsensation, dreaming up stories to create jaunty yet clever tracks
drenched in late 80s electronica and atmospherics.
As every tale has its beginning, so does this dynamic duo.
Christopher started out as a dj with a repertory mainly consisting of
miscellaneous electro and pop digressions. Minds tend to change and
so did his ambition to aim for a higher level of music perception. Along the
journey roaming different venues, clubs, studios, radio shows and meeting
industry big shots over the years, the time felt right to reinvent himself.
Merging with Shindu’s leading lady Chibi, meant creating electronic pop
chemistry. She carries Shindu’s vocals on a carpet of colors.
These music makers deliver tracks in their typical unrestrained and
spontaneous way, whether it’s in the studio or behind decks, they
always bear happiness and love wherever they go.
Shindu literally means a celebration with friends, a drive along
sunny roads, shorelessly being yourself in a continuous loop…
Download ‘Just Go’ EP press kit here
September 12, 2012 - by labeladmin
Introducing Kill The Hero, Japan’s latest electrodisco duo on the move, comprising Osaka’s famed dj Taku Hero and sidekick Kila, who have both made their marks on this imposing city’s club scene over the past few years. Indeed, any notable dj booked in Osaka inevitably finds Taku on the bill, doing his thing, which usually means expert scratching, acapellas thrown in and most certainly the latest FX technology raring to go in the mix.
Enter Maggie K de Monde, formerly the vocalist of late 80s pop duo Scarlet Fantastic, whose hit ‘No Memory’ developed into a cult classic still revered today thanks to pushes by Andy Weatherall & co at Boys Own’s legendary acid house parties. The artistic collision between her legendary glammed-up vocalizations and this renowned Japanese duo’s big room approach has given rise to ‘Surrender’, a hymn to the energy that drives love through the darkness of the night until the dawn’s early light.
Download ‘Surrender’ EP press kit here
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July 26, 2012 - by labeladmin
Brought together by a stormy Byron Bay night and a mutual love of electronic music, RÜFÜS are what happens when a self-taught folk singer/songwriter, a deep house producer and a 4/4 driven drummer write tunes to heat your Saturday nights and warm your Sunday afternoons.
After shaking the blogoshpere with several EPs and catching the attention of Kitsuné which have licensed one of their tracks for Gildas & Jerry’s Soleil mix released by the label, the trio is soon to start work on a debut album pencilled for 2013 - and lots more touring of course, as RÜFÜS are no mere bedroom project. George, Lindqvist and Hunt have been gathering a loyal cult following, selling out shows in Sydney, Melbourne and beyond, as well as supporting Royksøpp, Yuksek, Van She and many others.
Download ‘This Summer/Selena’ EP press kit here
June 21, 2012 - by labeladmin
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Jerry Bouthier and Andrea Gorgerino are the duo JBAG.
The first is French, the second Italian, they met in London where they are both based.
Part of the Kitsuné family, sound designer of Vivienne Westwood & other fashion labels, dj/producer & A&R-music consultant Jerry Bouthier has recently kicked off his digital imprint Continental records with a compelling roster. A classically trained musician turned skilled producer Andrea Gorgerino reigns supreme in the studio where he practices musical alchemy, turning synthetic chaos into organized magic.
The pair were resident djs at groundbreaking London fashion club BoomBox (now Ponystep) and are often found spinning for the fashion world (Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Gareth Pugh, Colette, Givenchy…).
The pitch? After bonding over a love of all things melodic and funky - you could call it balearic - the pair started to produce dance music. Tired of the noise out there, they started to draw from their multiple influences, indie, italo, electro, disco, house, funk… all tied up by a little pop twist, and swore they would do all to bring uplifting vibes and (decent) songs back to the dancefloor.
Energy and attitude are of course part of the equation, Bouthier & Gorgerino enjoy nothing more than rocking the party; their prime motivation remains sharing with all their enthusiasm for the music that makes their heart beat.
Constantly fine-tuning their ideas over remixes for the likes of Kitsuné, Disco Texas, Modular…, JBAG have released their debut single ‘X Ray Sex’ in 2011 and are currently finishing off the follow-up out on Continental this summer.
Gigamesh ‘Your Body’ (Kitsuné)
Reflex ‘Wavering’ (Continental)
Housse de Racket ‘Chateau’ (Kitsuné)
Kamp! ‘Cairo’ (Disco Texas)
Arnaud Rebotini ‘Another Time, Another Place’ (Black Strobe)
Shindu ‘Happy House’ (Kitsuné)
Bunny Lake ‘Army Of Lovers (JBAG’s hot pop remix)’ (Universal)
Ladyhawke ‘My Delirium (JBAG’s hot pop remix)’ (Modular)
Sparks ‘Good Morning (JBAG remix)’ (Lil’ Beethoven)
Kylie ‘BoomBox (JBAG remix)’ (EMI)
S-Express ‘Stupid Little Girls (JBAG remix)’ (Kitsuné)
May 22, 2012 - by labeladmin
With a musical history stretching back to the eighties, Adamski (also known as Adam Tinley) remains one of pop’s great British eccentrics, forever fusing house, electro and new wave with catchy choruses and all around dementia. Inspired by punk ethos, he swore he’d never compromise and went off on an idiosyncratic journey galvanized by Ibiza’s original party spirit and fuelled by his acid-house anthems ‘NRG’ and ‘Killer’.
Since then his performances across the world have been complemented by a stream of releases as Adam Sky on tastemakers imprints Kitsuné, Crosstown Rebels and Exploited. Now reprising his original Adamski identity, he returns to discotheques with a vengeance and a bagful of hot dance tunes and enough pop appeal for Continental to welcome this unique character into its growing stable.
Download the artist’s press kit here.
February 24, 2012 - by labeladmin
Born and bred under the scorching sun of Southern France, André Dalcan and Ludmilla Cassar are a pairing both inside and outside the studio. Together they produce and perform as REFLEX. André is an established French DJ boasting a consistently solid tour diary and a rising international profile, with years of production experience under his belt. Ludmilla (Lud for short) is a gifted singer and songwriter with a refined ear for melodies and great hooks, as much at ease behind keyboards as on the bass. Their music translates perfectly to the stage for their energetic live shows infused with a rock attitude. Rock? Remember they’re Frenchies…
Don’t get them wrong though, we’re talking about funky electro-disco here, with shades of balearic (the sand, the sea, the sky and the sun of their natural habitat) and even indie (‘I may be hot, but I’m no bimbo…’). Set over cascades of vintage synths, head-spinning arpeggios, fat analog basslines and 808 claps, the Eighties are never far away, but this is no revival as the duo keep their eyes firmly focused on the future. With choruses that evoke memories of a carefree past, their songs fill your heart and mind with feelgood vibes and don’t let go. Try as you might, there’s just no way to resist falling in love with REFLEX.
Download the artist’s press kit here.