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THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 17

Wipe your feet on the welcome mat, let me hang up your coat, so you can throw your arms open for a great big Recommender hug. Welcome home to all your new music needs. Now kick back and try these three on for size…

LA ROUX
She hasn’t quite produced enough yet to warrant getting onto our upcoming post about the ‘Scene Queens’, where we will list a collection of pioneering female artists currently on show. However, this is one female solo artist that ticks many of those same boxes – talented, pioneering, unique, independent and super-cool! Once I’ve got my ears wrapped around more of her tunes and perhaps caught her live we may have to slot her into that same group. For now she at least deserves a Recommender posting. She’s touted as a blend of The Knives and The Cocteau Twins. Not half-bad eh!? As if that isn’t enough of a sweetner, her electric beat-clap pop is getting released through the uber-cool French label Kitsune. The blog world has gone crazy for her. Conclusion;  2009 = MASSIVE!!!

 

Find her here:     Myspace

Here her here:    LA ROUXFASCINATION     (ysi)


MMMATHIAS

We are taking one step back away from the guitars with this entry, but it’s only a small one, as this German DJ is the latest remixer on the block that’s slicing up our favourite guitar bands and electronic acts to create something very special indeed. His choices are to be respected as he merrily chops up the likes of Sigur Ros, Bloc Party, Digitalism (linked below), and MGMT with truly outstanding results. It’s powerful, thumping electro blended with the usual bleeps and crunchy excellence in all the right places. Described as a true rising star DJ, he’s grabbing worthy attention from the best of blogs around Europe.

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Find them here:     Myspace   

Hear him here:   DIGITALISMTAKEN AWAY (MMMATHIAS Remix)     (ysi)
 

LA MODE
Another post from The Recommender and yet another group that hail from Australia! To stand out in the variety of brilliant Oz scenes requires some doing and this Melbourne threesome are producing tunes that show some truly excellent talent. A little bit Daft Punk, a little bit Mylo. These guys have stuck together since their school days and the polished music they create shows a great understanding of what makes a tune bang. Making brave remixes for anybody from P Diddy to Digitalism, as well as my favourite Bloc Party remix, they show no fear and bring a four-beat to the dancefloor that’s totally irresistible. However, it is their original works with tracks like Salami, Rays and Bluebird (listed below) that I’ve truly fallen for.

Find them here:     Myspace     Last.fm

Hear them here:     LA MODEBLUEBIRD     (ysi)

If we have enjoyed one long amazing year of music in 2008, then it’s fair to say that 2009 is lining up to be the mother of all parties! New music creeps up on the horizon every day and we couldn’t be more buoyant about what we see on the horizon. Keep on checking back for plenty more hand-plucked bundles of joy in the coming days, weeks and months ahead.

Mike

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