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Friday, December 07, 2012

Listen To – “The Blow” by YADi


By Mandy Rogers

OK I’m going to say it! While the mainstream contrived pop mush of Will.I.am and Britney does absolute diddly squat for me, I am beyond thrilled to see that one of my most favourite EQ Discovery artists YADi has put up another track online.

In a live recording session filmed at the Fish Factory Studios, YADi tore into her mystical taster track of yore “Sahara Heart” and went on to additionally unveil a track that is new to me “The Blow”.

Coming at us somewhat indie, YADi’s multicultural blend of pop is right on the money for me. Suffice to say, I can’t help but remain in adoration of Hannah YADi’s svelte emotionally outpoured vocals.

The Blow” is a co-write between YADi and American record producer Ariel Rechtshaid who has also been behind hits for Haim, Charli XCX, and Sky Ferreira.

It’s been quite a journey over the last couple of years to this point for YADi, but I sincerely hope that 2013 will bring much more of her stylish pop to the fore.  I so WANT it and I know that I'm not standing alone on this.


Monarchy Set To Release A Collaboration With International Muse Dita von Teese

Monarchy Dita Von Teese

By Mandy Rogers / Photo: Ali Mahdavi

Oh WOWEE if the steam rising off this will allow, would you LOOK at this press shot! isn’t it rather scandalously sex-ay, in an “Eyes Wide Shut” kind of way!  and its all because……  Electro pop titans Monarchy will be opening up the New Year with an exciting venture.

The super hot electro maestros have scored themselves a super-fan in international muse Dita von Teese, friendship has blossomed betwixt all parties and they have conjured up a tune for the sensual siren called “Disintegration” that will make it’s way to digital outlets mid January 2013. 

In prelude to release of the track; Monarchy reveal that “the song is about losing the self in a moment, in a love affair, in a partner, drawing from a metaphor of “le Petit mort” that post sex moment where the mind goes blank, as a symbol of the larger loss of self in a relationship”.  Hmmmm quite the thought there! Anyway, we’re confident that it’ll be the stuff that electro dreams are made of with Monarchy at the steer of it.

Also the video is to see Dita portray the classic 1950’s housewife escaping the monotony of her marriage through sexual fantasy…. Allo, allo lightbulb!  haven’t synth slayers Parralox just had a similar story idea for their freshly released video to “Sharper Than A Knife”!  oh well, it’s a retro fantastic idea I’m sure both electro duo’s have seen that it’s turned out with both their usual stunning panache. 

We await with steamy baited breath for further Monarchy and Dita updates…….

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Listen To – “Copy Cat” by Skream Ft Kelis


By Mandy Rogers

When all things dubstep first began thrusting things at us, I was like whoa NO! with the wobblies, but as it’s increasingly filtering it’s way into the mainstream, on occasion I’ve found myself to have been won over into submission by the sub woofers. It still all can’t be whhhaaa whhhhaaa though, just a little wiggle here and there and it gets the message across, quite adequately in my opinion.

You sure know an accomplished hand when you hear it, dub pioneer Skream lifts a seductive screen on dubstep to reveal a sleek minimalist aesthetic on collaborative effort “Copy Cat”.  Teaming up with Kelis who positively purrs this one out in her provocatively ravishing come to bed tones.

Meeoooowwwww, we are feline this one in it’s restful spliced state of beats and mind bending.



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