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Video: Lana Del Rey – Love


Lana Del Rey has premiered the video to her new track “LOVE”. The video was directed by Rich Lee.

‘LOVE’ is the first track to be taken from her forthcoming album, which is due out later this year. The album is a body of work created by Lana and her longtime producer and collaborator Rick Nowels. Producers Benny Blanco and Emile Haynie also participated on ‘LOVE’. The album is also set to include some exciting guest featured artists – full details to be shared at a later date. Of the announcement, Lana said: “I made my first 4 albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed”.

‘LOVE’ is available via Interscope/Polydor.

Cassius – Feel Like Me feat. Cat Power


Renowned French duo Cassius have shared “Feel Like Me” featuring Cat Power off their upcoming Ibifornia LP, out August 26th via Interscope / Polydor. Listen below and download as an instant grat with all album pre-orders.


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“One day while we were working on Cat Power’s last album ‘Sun,’ we played Chan our song ‘I

SRTW – We Were Young (Sascha Kloeber / Maya Jane Coles Remix)


Sascha Kloeber’s chilled-out rework of SRTW’s new single ‘We Were Young’ will be released by Polydor Records on March 22nd 2015. To accompany the track, Trunk Animation have brought the track into glorious Technicolor with a high-energy official video.

First unveiled in the ‘Spinnin’ Records Summer 2014 Mix’, the extended edit of ‘We Were Young’ dropped via Beatport in October. On remix duty, renowned deep house producer Sascha Kloeber puts a melodic spin on the track turning it into a blissed-out, balearic anthem.

In case you missed it, below you can also stream the great Maya Jane Coles remix of the track.

SRTW – We Were Young (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

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The latest rework of SRTW’s new single ‘We Were Young’ comes from London-based producer/DJ Maya Jane Coles. Both the original and remix will be available to buy on January 26th 2015 via Polydor Records.

First unveiled in the ‘Spinnin’ Records Summer 2014 Mix’, the extended edit of ‘We Were Young’ dropped via Beatport in October. On mix duty, renowned deep house producer Sascha Kloeber put a melodic spin on the track turning it into a blissed-out, balearic anthem. Taking it into uncharted territory, Maya Jane Coles gives ‘We Were Young’ its deepest mix yet. Stream in below.

Shura – Indecision (Jungle Remix)


Shura has unveiled the Jungle remix of latest track ‘Indecision‘, fresh from her nomination for the BBC Sound of 2015 list. The Anglo-Russian singer and producer has also been confirmed for the Radio 1 Future Festival on January 13 (featuring the likes of James Bay and Years & Years) before playing the likes of Eurosonic, Sonar Stockholm and a March 25 headline date at Village Underground. With ‘Indecision’ added to the In New Music We Trust list at Radio 1, going Top 10 on iTunes’ Electronic chart and reaching #1 on Hype Machine, Shura is currently writing and recordings songs for her debut album, which will be released in the UK via Polydor Records next year.

Commenting on the Jungle mix, Shura writes: “I remember hearing Platoon on Jungle’s Soundcloud over a year ago and freaking out about how good it was. I had no idea who there were and what the profile picture of a cartoon jungle teeming with animals meant the future held for them. Less than a year later, having released a few singles and signed to XL I heard they dropped Touch in an mix they did for Annie Mac from a mate who was listening at the time. It was pretty exciting. The fact that they’re also from Shepherd’s Bush – this tiny but amazing part of London – meant that I felt we had to collaborate in some way. Lucky they were really up for remixing and have added their awesome flavour to Indecision with this remix.

Laura Welsh – Soft Control LP

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Laura Welsh has just announced her debut album ‘Soft Control’, out on January 19th 2015 through Outsiders/ Polydor Records. The album includes the acclaimed singles ‘Break The Fall‘, ‘Cold Front’, and ‘Undiscovered’, plus new single ‘Ghosts’.

On ‘Soft Control’ the Staffordshire-born singer-songwriter worked with an eclectic bunch of co-stars, collaborating with indie polymath Dev Hynes, Robin Hannibal from R&B minimalists Rhye, Jonathan Lipsey (Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse) on ‘Ghosts’, Greg Kurstin (The Shins, Beck, Lily Allen), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Ray, Kanye West), Scissor Sisters’ Babydaddy and Amanda Ghost. The album also includes an incredible duet with John Legend, ‘Hardest Part’.

1. Soft Control
2. Ghosts
3. Break The Fall
4. Unravel
5. God Keeps
6. Cold Front
7. Hardest Part
8. Still Life
9. Breathe Me In
10. Call To Arms
11. Hollow Drum

Shura – Indecision

Shura has unveiled a brand new track, ‘Indecision’, in the build up to her keenly-anticipated debut live shows. Kicking off at Pitchfork Paris on October 29 – on a bill also featuring Kindness and Kelela – Shu’s “accidental European tour” also stops off at Iceland’s Airwaves festival, Amsterdam’s London Calling and Berlin’s Electronic Beats festival: a headline, homecoming show at London’s Studio Spaces on November 5 sold out in a day. Fresh from signing an album deal with Polydor Records, a limited edition, white-label 12″ vinyl for ‘Indecision’ will be announced shortly, together with further live, remix and video plans for the rest of the year.

In ‘Touch‘, Shura established herself as one of the most stirring and resonant new voices in Pop: topping Hype Machine upon its emergence in February, earning fans diverse enough to include Jessie Ware (who Shura’s since remixed) and Chloe Moretz, and already approaching 3 million hits (despite no official release). This summer’s ‘Just Once‘ (ironically) repeated the trick, also gaining support across the likes of Radio 1 (Zane Lowe’s Next Hype, Annie Mac, Phil & Alice, Huw Stephens), 6Music and XFM. Shura’s third track, ‘Indecision’, is stronger still: the sound of an artist, producer and remixer on a singular path, at her own pace.

More upbeat but just as emotive, ‘Indecision’ is deft, contemporary mix of twinkling, ‘Lucky-Star’-era Madonna with the bedroom-R&B grooves of Blood Orange, filtered through a haze of Balearic synths and swirling, Warpaint-inspired guitars. Lyrically, ‘Indecision’ falls in that appropriately messy middle-ground between the post-break-up anthem of ‘Touch’, and ‘Just Once’s’ bittersweet fantasy of fresh attraction: this is about having no clue where you stand in a relationship, and subsequently who you are as a person. In its breathy, anxious refrain, ‘Indecision’ simply asks your partner to call it, one way or the other (“Tell me why / we can’t make this work / it may be over but there’s something you should know / you’ve got my love boy, you’ve got my love”). The track was recorded in Shepherds Bush but features field recordings from the home of heartbreak-pop itself, Sweden (with the ambient sound of Stockholm streets echoing throughout, as if fading from memory).

A performer, producer, remixer and video editor, Shura was born in Moscow to a Russian actress and an English documentary filmmaker. Her passion for music came via her brother, who would DJ drum-and-bass at the weekends, installing an early love of electronic music in his sister. Keen to impress him, Shura began building her own songs at University, though her songwriting would find its focus in South America, where she worked for an extended period after her studies – contemplating past relationships, and future music. Between working in The Amazon and walking pumas, Shura “came back less afraid to attack pop, and make it my own thing”: she began working as an assistant video editor, writing songs in the quiet night-shifts and recruiting her close friends to kiss on camera for the DIY but quickly-viral video for ‘Touch’ (they soon found themselves being turned into gifs, apart from Shura – who didn’t get to snog anybody). It’s this personal but playful twist on the often-luxurious classic R&B which will see Shura – for instance – base the ‘Indecision’ artwork on a scene from 1990’s cult-sci-fi-classic Total Recall (in partnership with illustrator Louise Pomeroy). Immediately-recognisable in both sound and sentiment, ‘Indecision’ is that next step from an artist who, despite it all, remains decisive in all the right places.