Kiesza Delivers Emotive Cover of Haddaway’s “What Is Love”

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Current UK #1 single champion (and deservingly so) Kiesza is keeping the momentum going by dropping a cover of Haddaway‘s ’90s club classic “What Is Love”. Yes it’s a bit of an obvious choice, but also not what you probably expected (it’s done in an emotive piano ballad style). The Canadian singer gets to show off her vocal chops here, and the beautiful strings towards the end really class it up. Check out her pensive cover below, and watch the self-directed video via NME.

 

STREAM: Kiesza – What Is Love (Haddaway Cover)

 
And just for extra content engagement I’m gonna squeeze in two cool remixes of “Hideaway” by Gorgon City and Zac Samuel.


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Listen: ZHU, THE NIGHTDAY EP

Do you want, nay, need to be slapped in the face with pop hooks straight out of a nightclub in outer space? Of course you do. Put ZHU’s bubbly, irresistible debut EP The Nightday into your heavy rotation playlist. Thank us later.

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ZHU is the nom de studio of shadowy San Francisco-cum-Los Angeles producer Steven Zhu, who spins magic out of 2-step and deep house. The EP is out now.


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Listen: White Lung, “Snake Jaw”

In a perfect marriage of song and publication, Rookie premiered White Lung’s new single single “Snake Jaw” this morning. It’s the second cut from the band’s forthcoming new album, Deep Fantasy, following the ferocious “Drown With The Monster.”

“Monster” was a step forward for the Vancouver punks, in terms making their loud, fast punk songs accessible. “Snake Jaw” takes that accessibility and pairs it with legit pop hooks that bring to mind Hole’s Live Through This, or some of Perfect Pussy’s prettier works.

Listen below; Deep Fantasy is out June 17 on Domino.

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HARD Summer Pulls Out All The Stops With Lineup Announcement Video

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It’s going to be a long HARD Summer this year if Gary Richards and Co.’s new lineup trailer is any indication of the debauchery that will ensue come August 2 & 3. With Jack U (Skrillex + Diplo) as the main characters, the scene is set as the super duo set out to find their “schtick” with the help of Grandma Skrillex. It’s soon discovered that anything on top of your head goes as a motley crew of DJ’s assemble, including Richards, Justin Martin, and Kill The Noise. Everything turns sour, though, as Dillon Francis realizes his pals Diplo and Skrillex have stolen his Strawberry concept and only A-Trak can console… Peep the full video below and take a gander at a lineup that just about scratches any possible Electronic Music itch you might have.

Besides our very own Bones making this star studded lineup, other house music noteables include Seth Troxler, Tchami, Dusky, Justin Martin, Tiga Vs. Audion, Rustie, J Phlip, Aeroplane, Louisahhh!!!, Alesia, 2manydjs, Maya Jane Coles, Rudimental, Julio Bashmore, Gorgon City, Cashmere Cat, Breach, Jesse Rose, Kastle, Wave Racer, Shiba San, Hanna Wants, Wax Motif, Jimmy Edgar, Sharam Jey, and Vindata.

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It’s hard to imagine almost half the lineup was left out of the aforementioned, but that’s what 5 stages and a bigger venue means for this years HARD Summer. With single day passes ON SALE NOW, it would be best to get your tickets while the gettin’s good and brace yourself for the madness of HARD’s sixth round in the ring with this Summer blockbuster.


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Scuba – Phoenix Podcast 1

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After releasing part 1 of the three part Phoenix EP series on his own Hot Flush label last week, Scuba has backed it up with an expertly and unsurprisingly techno driven podcast.

The mix contains some serious business in the form of UK dons Boddika & Joy Orbison with their track ‘In Here’, Radioslave’s infectious ‘Don’t Stop, No Sleep’, as well as a the mystical and moving FKA Twigs ‘Water Me’ cut.

The Hot Flush boss is grafting hard this year and there’s simply no complaining. Stream and download the 70 minute vibe-ridden mix below.

Scuba – Phoenix Podcast 1

scuba

After releasing part 1 of the three part Phoenix EP series on his own Hot Flush label last week, Scuba has backed it up with an expertly and unsurprisingly techno driven podcast.

The mix contains some serious business in the form of UK dons Boddika & Joy Orbison with their track ‘In Here’, Radioslave’s infectious ‘Don’t Stop, No Sleep’, as well as a the mystical and moving FKA Twigs ‘Water Me’ cut.

The Hot Flush boss is grafting hard this year and there’s simply no complaining. Stream and download the 70 minute vibe-ridden mix below.

ON ROTATION: Cloud Nothings – I’m Not Part of Me

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The hype surround Cloud Nothings‘ second album “Here and Nowhere Else” was so big I had to check it out myself. While the album as a whole wasn’t entirely to my taste, I can’t deny this irresistible punk-pop gem “I’m Not Part of Me”. Let’s not beat around the bush, this belongs in a ’90s teen flick soundtrack. Proper jump on your bed, sing into your hairbrush, dance like nobody’s watching stuff. The music video even features teenage girls having a weird slumber party. They’re in on it.
It helps that the frontman Dylan Baldi openly talks about his appreciation for Taylor Swift’s songcraft. Check out the Ohio-based indie rock’s single below, and good luck getting it out of your head.

 

MP3: Cloud Nothings – I’m Not Part of Me

 

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Tourist – Patterns EP [Method Records]

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Another moving release from Tourist with his four track Patterns EP out on Disclosure’s Method imprint. Brighton local and London-based William Phillips, who adopted the Tourist moniker in 2012 after previously working under Little Loud, has made a habit of producing tracks that are meant for cold winter nights to put it frankly as they are riddled with “emotions, atmosphere [and] honesty”, with his Tonight EP in 2013 perfectly exemplifying this.

His latest effort is again resoundingly atmospheric and emotive as he incorporates the talents of Lianne Le Haves for the title track as well as Will Heard for the ‘I Can’t Keep Up’ cut. It’s the sort of robust release that you can drive to, study to, run to and dance to, which is rather unique and something that sets him apart from most electronic artist right now – enjoy.