Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Indie is In!*13 Fresh! Synth-Pop Around The World on July








...as the answer to life’s great quest.


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Indie is In!
*vol. 13

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The Horrors
"Skying"



*I Proud To Recommended!!!*


It’ll need some time bedding in, but on first inspection Skying seems a periodically inspired — if slightly uneven — follow-up to Primary Colours. Which is fine, since even that record wasn’t all killer, lest we forget — it’s just that one had the shock of the new on its side. We’re still struggling with some of the baggier overtures, to be honest, but this’ll do absolutely no harm to The Horrors’ burgeoning rep for slyly reinventing the psychedelic wheel. And they look like an actual, proper band! We’re beginning to forget what that looks like nowadays.







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*Porta's favourite!*
expo
"I Don't Mind"



*I proud to highly
Recommended!*

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Expo, the new Ghent-based band from Belgium, manages to deliver some powerful and extremely catchy feel good synth/electro-pop tunes. The first Expo track, I Don’t Mind, immediately gained national attention and it's clear it's going to get even bigger than this. Watch these guys over the next few months, as you'll be hearing and seeing a lot more of them.

You can catch the single on national radiostation Studio Brussel and as a free download on this facebook page.

http://www.expomusic.be



I Don't Mind by expomusic




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*Porta's favourite!*

Pien Feith
"Dance On Time"



*I proud to highly
Recommended!*

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*Porta's favourite!*

YUKSEK
"Living On The Edge Of Time"



*I proud to highly
Recommended!*

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Boredom and solitude are two things most musicians don't wear well. Once detachment starts to kick in, terrible things tend to happen - hard drugs, loose women, broken television sets, you know the picture. But when French electro maverick Yuksek found himself more or less bored with the self-serving demands of the dancefloor and all too often alone on tour, solely accompanied by his collection of synths and FX boarLinkds, he wisely decided to avoid the aforementioned trappings and pour his heart and soul into song. Yuksek's first single 'On A Train' shudders with a twitchy new wave bass line and explodes with chirpy synths and a jumpy melody. Proof that Yuksek hasn't totally abandoned the club kids 'On A Train' is a continuous crescendo of guitars and swooshing sounds that's destined to become a live favourite! An album inspired by the numbness of life on the road, the feeling of being alone in a crowd and the constant need for creative exploration - but also a collection of unabashed







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DIGITALISM
"I Club You Dude"



*I Proud To Recommended!!!*

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Digitalism is back. With a new EP. This awesome techno EP will have you on the dancefloor in seconds!







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pnau
"Solid Ground"


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Dig it and dance!






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*Porta's favourite!*

Tom Vek
"Leisure Seizure"



*I Proud To Recommended!!!*

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Where Vek truly excels is creating simple, catchy tracks with lyrics and beats that become ingrained in your memory. “We Do Nothing” is filled with brash bursts of percussion and a smooth breakdown featuring static and playful synths. “We do nothing with our time/you’ll have to listen now/that is all that I can do,” Vek repeats, perhaps instructing fans on how to handle his return. A lesson in spelling comes courtesy of “A.P.O.L.O.G.Y.”, swapping severe bass with frantic synths and an unforgettable chorus.

A hiatus of such length leaves fans expecting Vek to deliver. Though his sound hasn’t changed much, it is clear Vek has matured. “Close Mic’ed” best represents this seasoned Vek: a gloomy track with soft vocals over an ominous snyth and melancholy backing beats. It’s unlike anything he’s done previously. How long before the next Vek release remains to be seen, but Leisure Seizure will be stuck in your head long after you quit listening.









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