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Pale Blue – Comes Home / Have You Walked Through This

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Pale Blue is the new alias for Mike Simonetti, one of NYC’s most infamous underground producers, paired with the vocals of Elizabeth Wight. The duo’s seductive double sided EP Comes Home / Have You Walked Through This Night is remixed by breakthrough Spanish producer Pional on Man Power’s Me Me Me label.

Have You Passed Through is raw and daring, its female vocal reminiscent of innovative early electro, this is a intoxicating late night anthem of leftfield electronica. Its lyrics are taken from the film The Thin Red Line, a movie about mans destruction of nature, his world and himself. Come Home is equally alluring with a dreamier narrative, and Pional’s remix is stripped back and effortless.

“For these two songs, the inspiration is coming out of the darkness that is inside all of us. It sounds heavy and overbearing, but dance music is the ideal music for escape. It fits perfectly into the Pale Blue agenda. This music was made for a small, dark crowded dance floors, with low ceilings and high hopes. Humanity is bombarded with suffering and pain at every turn – it’s almost like we thrive on it. But we deserve better. These two songs represent part of that struggle- moving towards the light. Take your frustrations out on the dance floor. Throw it all away for the night. The b-side is about coming out of darkness, coming home. Finding euphoria in love and security in one another. Feeling lost in the best way.” Pale Blue

The breakthrough young Spanish producer Pional has toured with The XX, released on Young Turks and frequently collaborates with John Talabot, using his own vocals to complement his deep, compulsive electronics. Pale Blue is Mike Simonetti and Elizabeth Wight. Simonetti has over a decade of DJ and production experience and was behind coveted dance music labels Troubleman and Italians Do It Better. His range of influences move between techno and krautrock, ambient to soundtracks, and after remixing tracks from West Coast duo Silver Hands, he became taken by the incredible range of lead-vocalist Elizabeth Wight, and Pale Blue was born from their collaboration. His freshly minted label 2MR (Two Mikes Records) will launch a double album from Pale Blue in the near future.

Man Power’s ear for the more captivating and experimental side of electronic music is being championing through Me Me Me, putting discerning dance floors to the test through its releases. 2017 contributions include Andrew Weatherall, Chida, Hammer, Rex The Dog, Daniel Maloso and many more.

Tracklisting:
01. Comes Home (Pional Remix)
02. Have You Passed Through This Night
03. Comes Home

‘Comes Home / Have You Passed Through This Night’ is scheduled for April 7 release.

Pional – The Way That You Like feat. Empress Of

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Pional’s latest EP, and his first for Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint), marks something of a breakthrough for the young Spanish producer. It’s been a productive few years which have seen him release music via Young Turks, Hivern Discs and Permanent Vacation; play an integral part in frequent production collaborator John Talabot’s celebrated live show, with the performance featuring prominently in Resident Advisor’s “Top 20 Live Acts”; tour the US & Europe with musical like-minds The xx and even pen a song for the Divina Pastora Marathon in Valencia, Spain. When Love Hurts arrives as not only his most personal work to date, but his best. Inspired by love and loss, this four track collection sees Pional finding the confidence to add pop melodies and his own vocals to his deep, compulsive electronics. ‘Casualty’, ‘Of My Mind’ and ‘As Time Was Passing By’, all vocalled by the young Madrid musician, play out as the anatomy of a breakup. ‘The Way You Like’ closes out the collection, Empress Of’s featuring vocal providing a startling epilogue to this brilliant EP.

Stream ‘The Way That You Like feat. Empress Of’:

Stream previous single ‘Casualty’ here.

“A year ago I started working on this record, its been a long journey and I can´t believe that it’s coming out. So far, this is the most personal music I´ve ever made. Here is “Casualty”, my first single from “When Love Hurts” and I feel it’s reflective of the story behind the EP. The full release will be out 30th September on Counter Records. Hope you enjoy it and THANKS for your support!” – Pional

Tracklist:
1. Casualty
2. Of My Mind
3. As Time Was Passing By
4. The Way You Like feat. Empress Of

Pre-order links: https://pional.lnk.to/wlh

Tour dates: http://www.songkick.com/artists/4427843-pional

Pional – Casualty

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Pional announces new EP When Love Hurts, shares track ‘Casualty’.

Pional’s latest EP, and his first for Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint), marks something of a breakthrough for the young Spanish producer. It’s been a productive few years which have seen him release music via Young Turks, Hivern Discs and Permanent Vacation; play an integral part in frequent production collaborator John Talabot’s celebrated live show, with the performance featuring prominently in Resident Advisor’s “Top 20 Live Acts”; tour the US & Europe with musical like-minds The xx and even pen a song for the Divina Pastora Marathon in Valencia, Spain. When Love Hurts arrives as not only his most personal work to date, but his best. Inspired by love and loss, this four track collection sees Pional finding the confidence to add pop melodies and his own vocals to his deep, compulsive electronics. ‘Casualty’, ‘Of My Mind’ and ‘As Time Was Passing By’, all vocalled by the young Madrid musician, play out as the anatomy of a breakup. ‘The Way You Like’ closes out the collection, Empress Of’s featuring vocal providing a startling epilogue to this brilliant EP.

A year ago I started working on this record, its been a long journey and I can´t believe that it’s coming out. So far, this is the most personal music I´ve ever made. Here is “Casualty”, my first single from “When Love Hurts” and I feel it’s reflective of the story behind the EP. The full release will be out 30th September on Counter Records. Hope you enjoy it and THANKS for your support!” – Pional

Tracklist:
1. Casualty
2. Of My Mind
3. As Time Was Passing By
4. The Way You Like feat. Empress Of

Pre-order links: https://pional.lnk.to/wlh

Tour dates: http://www.songkick.com/artists/4427843-pional

Jamie xx feat. Oliver Sim – Stranger In A Room” (Pional’s Room Version)

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Spanish house producer and frequent John Talabot collaborator Pional has shared an edit of Jamie xx track “Stranger In A Room”, featuring vocals from his fellow The xx bandmate Oliver Sim.

I´ve been listening to the original song for a while, and I was curious to tried to add a few layers on top of the original version, and here is the result. I hope you like it. Enjoy!” – Pional

Jessie Ware – Keep On Lying (Nina Kraviz / Pional Remixes)

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Below you can stream two great remixes of Jessie Ware’s “Keep On Lying”, taken from her recent second album “Tough Love”, out now via PMR/Island. The first one is a minimal techno rework by the beautiful Nina Kraviz and the second one from Spanish house producer Pional. Recorded at Red Bull Studios Paris as part of the “Jessie Ware: Remixed” project, which also features reworks by the likes of Preditah, Harry Fraud and Tokimonsta.

Rosie Lowe – Water Came Down (Pional Remix)

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Prolific Spanish house producer and frequent John Talabot collaborator Pional remixes London’s singer Rosie Lowe newest single “Water Came Down”. You can also check a Joe “Hot Chip” Goddard remix of the track here.

Video: Pional – It’s All Over

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Here’s the official watercolored video for Spanish producer Pional‘s excellent single “It’s All Over”, out now via John Talabot’s label Hivern Discs. The 12” includes a remix by Belgium’s producer Locked Groove and a “stripped” version by John Talabot himself. Order here. Directed by Tomás Peña & Pau López Peñalver aka Manson.

Pional – It’s All Over (John Talabot’s Stormbreak Refix)

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John Talabot‘s Hivern Discs will reissue 2013’s track “It’s All Over”, which was released last year as an anonymous Blanc series single, and was later revealed to be the work of Madrid-based producer and frequent collaborator PionalIt’s All Over Remixes will drop on August 4th 2014, featuring two remixes by Talabot, one rework by Belgian producer and Hotflush affiliate Locked Groove (which was also featured on Talabot’s DJ Kicks mix), alongside an alternate title track version by Pional himself.

John Talabot’s “Stormbreak Refix” is available for free download here.

Tracklist:
It’s All Over (John Talabot’s Stripped Refix)
It’s All Over (Locked Groove Rendition)
It’s All Over (John Talabot’s Stormbreak Refix)*
It’s All Over (Pional’s Fosc Version)*
*Digital only