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Monday, Feb 16, 2015
Connecticut rock outfit Chaser Eight forge "an infinite circle of visual sound" with their debut self-titled album.

Following their recent TV debut on WTNH’s Connecticut Style Stage 8, the rock quintet Chaser Eight has continued to rise in their native Connecticut music scene. With their debut self-titled LP, the group is poised to continue growing both in artistic skill and public appreciation. The impressive pipes of frontwoman *AUDRA* make a distinct impression right out of the gate, but the four men who back her are no slouches. The interplay is tight as the band’s ambitions are large.


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Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
In memory of the legendary DJ and producer Frankie Knuckles, a team of English artists -- Underworld, Heller and Farley, the Misterons -- have covered his "Baby Wants to Ride".

Last spring, the world lost an inimitable talent when Frankie Knuckles passed away at age 59 from complications related to Type II Diabetes. To pay their musical respects to the man, Underworld, Heller and Farley, and the Misterons have put together an unsurprisingly groovy cover of Knuckles’ “Baby Wants to Ride”. The track will be available to download and purchase on 12” vinyl; the former is out now, while the latter’s UK release date is set for 13 April. All proceeds from the single will benefit the Frankie Knuckles Fund which is associated with the Elton John Aids Foundation.


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Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
"Guerrero", a track off the Argentinian musician and producer Panda Elliot's latest album Forastera, is given a supremely danceable remix, boosted by laser-sharp synths.

Argentinian producer and musician Panda Elliot—described as three in one, “woman, band, and producer”—dropped her sophomore LP, Forastera, in the fall of 2014. Not but a few months later, she has gotten someone to remix the album cut “Guerrero”, the follow-up to lead single ‘Ligerita’. The original tune’s energy is potent enough on its own; in the hands of _AlexPatri_, the danceability is boosted considerably, with laser-sharp synths making this remix right for the club.


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Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
Detroit's Eddie Logix and Britney Stoney conjure sultry ambience in new single "Air Balloons".

Airy synths and evocative, tumbling beats float up effervescently in the suitably titled “Air Balloons”, the new single borne of the collaboration between producer Eddie Logix and singer/songwriter Britney Stoney. Dream poppy with a spaciousness that spreads as the tune goes on, “Air Balloons” is rife with seduction. Layers of intricate bleeps, vocal inflections, and swirling melodies serve as the bed upon which Stoney’s sultry voice rises up, singing the moving query of “Do you feel me now?” amidst the dusky atmosphere.


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Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
The Portland, Oregon quartet Grand Lake Islands looked to the ubiquitous television phenomenon that is The Wire as inspiration for their latest video, "Diamond Eyes".

Erik Emanuelson spearheads the self-described “collective” called Grand Lake Islands. He dove headfirst into the project after leaving his job as an English teacher, which led to him moving from New York to the green and quirky confines of Portland, Oregon, to pursue music full-time. Existing somewhere between indie folk and indie rock, Grand Lake Islands’ debut LP, Song From Afar fits comfortably both within the music coming out of Portland and Emanuelson’s former New York. The group’s Bandcamp describes its sound as “infused with that pungent New England feel—dried leaves and water tones swirling around the more mechanical beat of the city”. Yet so too does it fit within the chilled-out, folksy vibes that regularly emanate from the Pacific Northwest.


Below you can watch the video for the Song From Afar cut “Diamond Eyes”, a track that finds Emanuelson’s vocals treading close to that most prized of singer/songwriter adjectives: “Dylanesque”.


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