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Gwilym Gold – Flex (Zomby Remix)

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Renewing his collaboration with artist Eddie Peake, Gwilym Gold will release his latest single ‘Flex’ on Peake’s HYMN label, backed by a fierce new remix from bass heavyweight Zomby.

Transforming Gold’s sparse and hypnotic original into a heady jungle roller, both tracks will be released on a limited 12″ accompanied by unique artwork and a new video piece by Peake.

You can stream the remix below and pre-order your copy of the 12″ here.

Video: Jean-Michel Jarre + M83 – Glory

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The video for “Glory“–the first official single from electronic musician JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’s upcoming studio album featuring fellow Frenchman M83–made its debut today (June 23) via Pitchfork. For it, Jarre tapped burgeoning French-Italian director Lisa Paclet to visualize the song. Her intention, she says, was “to make a film which glorifies human action, any action, even if completely meaningless.

“Glory,” which Jarre built from the ground up around M83’s Anthony Gonzalez’ voice, makes the perfect backdrop to her melancholy take on abstract athletics. “When I listened to ‘Glory,’ I was struck by the lyrics ‘We could never have it all.’ That to me crystallized a very contemporary feeling of impotence. Jean-Michel Jarre told me he wanted the video to be ‘dark and sunny,’ so I opted for a slightly sardonic take on the concept of glory. I wanted to glorify useless action though a series of absurd sports, preformed by athletes that run after unreachable, constantly shifting goals. Their performances are scrutinized by a uniform, stoic, public; whose reaction to their efforts is synchronized and coordinated like a well oiled machine,” adds Paclet. “As the clip progresses the athletes subtly rebel against their pointless task, either though deliberate action of failure, breaking the repetitive cycle to which they are constrained. Their failures reveal a breach of humanity, which ricochets within the public; who in turn reacts in a progressively entropic fashion.

In addition to the video, new Jarre tracks “Conquistador” with Gesaffelstein; “Watching You” with Massive Attack’s Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja; and “Zero Gravity,” Jarre’s new composition with Tangerine Dream will be released as vinyl EPs through The Vinyl Factory on June 30, with each 12-inch limited to 1000 copies. “Zero Gravity” is one of the final recordings Tangerine Dream’s Edgar Froese made before his passing earlier this year. Jarre recently revealed this track story with the late musician.

Garden City Movement – When We Had It Easy

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Garden City Movement’s new electronic track “When We Had It Easy” has Stereogum saying “There’s a longing here…which pushes through the blurry-eyed milieu of pretty keyboard noise and lands with a thud.

The tune is from the Tel Aviv trio’s forthcoming Modern West EP out April 6th on The Vinyl Factory. In support of their new project, Garden City Movement just announced they will play THE FULL HIT OF SUMMER festival in Vienna, Austria with Caribou, Rhye, Timber Timbre and Young Fathers.

Stream My Only Love here and Recollections here from the forthcoming release.

Garden City Movement – Recollections

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Rising electronic trio Garden City Movement unveil their newest track “Recollections” today on Noisey. The guys recently sat down to talk with Noisey editor Peter Sholley to chat about their forthcoming EP, Modern West, which will be released on April 6th 2015 via The Vinyl Factory.

darkly glittering new single “Recollections,” which should find favor with fans of SBTRKT, FKA twigs, as much as Washed Out and Seoul.” – Noisey

Listen to “Recollections” below and read the interview here.

Garden City Movement – My Only Love

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BLDG5 Records’ & The Vinyl Factory are thrilled to announce collaborative release from electronic trio ‘Garden City Movement‘ Modern West EP. Since surfacing onto the music scene 1 year ago, Garden City Movement have released two other well-received EPs, climbed the Hype Machine Popular Chart with multiple singles, opened for SOHN and the Cults, plus made their debut appearance at Glastonbury 2014. Recently, the band’s music video for pervious single “Move On” received a nomination for “Best Music Video” at the LA Film Festival 2014 and won “Best Video of The Year” at the MTV 2014 Israel Music Awards.

Garden City Movement’s Modern West EP coming out April 6th on vinyl and digitally via The Vinyl Factory. The first single from the 5-song project, “My Only Love” can be streamed below.

Watch Garden City Movement’s live session on the Boiler Room here:

Kim Ann Foxman – It’s All About You

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Kim Ann Foxman launches her own record label Firehouse in association with London based music and arts label, The Vinyl Factory, inspired by her New York residence.

“Early this year I moved into an amazing space in Brooklyn, it is an old firehouse. It is my base where my friends come over and I have a studio.”

Hailing from Hawaii, she is a rare visionary who yearns to celebrate the golden era of authentic dance music. After a brief move to San Francisco, she made her home in New York, surrounded by hedonists, freaks and people from all walks of life. Since Kim Ann stepped away from singing with New York’s neo­-disco collective Hercules and Love Affair she has become a force to be reckoned with, rocking clubs as a DJ and producing raw electronic music.

“Firehouse will be super­-dynamic, gorgeous and weird. I want to represent New York, represent its flavour and be a part of the music history that it is so abundant here. I will embrace music that I feel. It’s gotta have vibes! It’s gotta have passion, it’s gotta have heart.”

‘It’s All About You’ is hypnotic and deep, creating wistful loops and hooks around Kim Ann’s own subtle vocals. Her beguiling style is also eminent in ‘Steal My Secrets’, a track bleeding with energy. Out next week backed with “Steal My Secrets”.

“I´ve been having a lot of fun by making the production more about the process than ever before. I´ve not been afraid to get really weird and experiemental which has made things really exciting, and it keeps things fresh. I´m creating my own samples and putting a lot of care into it, creating special moments, creating my own adventures.”

Róisín Murphy – Mi Senti EP

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You can now stream Róisín Murphy‘s superb new EP “Mi Senti” in full ahead of its release next week via The Vinyl Factory. The EP will be limited to 1,000 copies, the first 500 of which have been hand-signed by Róisín. Pre-order here (vinyl) and here (digital).