Archive for November, 2011

November 30, 2011

Premiere: Betty Black – “Low Tide Lullaby (D’Wave Remix)”

Under The Radar Magazine premiers  the new  Betty Black video  “Low Tide Lullaby (Here Comes D’Wave Mix)” !

“Low Tide Lullaby”(Here Comes D’Wave Mix) Video 

The video was conceived, directed and filmed by Sylvia Gordon (aka Betty Black).
Taken from the remix collection “Too Much To Resist: The Slow Dance EP Remixes” (Frau Pink / KID Recordings)

Too Much To Resist: The ‘Slow Dance’ EP Remixes - Betty Black

November 1, 2011

Betty Black “Too Much To Resist” Remix Album


BETTY BLACK
TOO MUCH TO RESIST: THE SLOW DANCE EP REMIXES
FRAU PINK PRODUCTIONS / KID RECORDINGS 
KIDDEP 10009
DIGITAL RELEASE DATE:  
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
GENRE: ELECTRONIC, INDIE DANCE, ALTERNATIVE, POP 

FOR FANS OF: LYKKE LI,, RONNIE SPECTOR, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, PJ HARVEY, FEIST, ADELE

“Torch songs over swirling electronic melodies… there isn’t a bad song in the bunch. More Betty Black, please. And soon.” (Jeffrey Sisk, The Daily News)

“Spine-tingling…an exotic blend of Julie London, Lena Horne and Dusty Springfield, with a Dinah Washington snarl lurking just beneath the velveteen surface for good measure” (My Old Kentucky Blog)

Multi-talented singer/songwriter/musician SYLVIA GORDON returns with the latest installment of her BETTY BLACK project, the searing 12-track remix collection TOO MUCH TOO RESIST: THE SLOW DANCE EP REMIXES.

Critics described the SLOW DANCE EP as “melancholic, trippy songs [with] free creativity that doesn’t seem to follow any rules/politics” (Afro-Punk) and “Goth Ronnie Spector doing ’60s pop with a dark ’80s edge” (Music & Musicians Magazine)   Another called it “spine-tingling…an exotic blend of Julie London, Lena Horne and Dusty Springfield, with a Dinah Washington snarl lurking just beneath the velveteen surface for good measure” (My Old Kentucky Blog).

Five months following the release of SLOW DANCE, Gordon’s insatiable appetite to defy genre surfaces with this narcotic collection of sparkling remixes with an ear towards the dancefloor spanning everything from  dubstep, house, electronic and indie-dance.  The likes of STARKEY, NATE MARS, RICHARD MOREL, DEANTONI PARKS (KUDU/MARS VOLTA/ME’SHELL N’DEGEOCELLO), HESS IS MORE, DON SUMMER, MATT MAX, along with others, take on the southern gothic chanteuse haunting melodies and romantic lyricism bringing new life to the fragrant, enigmatic tracks.

But even with such a stellar lineup of remixers, Gordon couldn’t sit on the sidelines, she explains: “I composed and arranged the Romeo mix with the mixing help of Rudyard Lee Cullers [Basement Jaxx / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Motion City Soundtrack / Brandon Flowers]. I like how it turns into its own ‘new wave’ style composition. I was very interested in obtaining darker and more abstract mixes to counter the more light-hearted style of the EP.”

TOO MUCH TOO RESIST is just a hint of things to come from Gordon and her Betty Black project. The in-demand songwriter and collaborator with artists like BLACK EYED PEAS, MOBY, KELIS, BENNY BENASSI, TELEPOPMUSIK, WILLIAM ORBIT and SPANK ROCK is currently gearing up for the release of her next Betty Black EP, BAD WEATHER. The title foreshadows a 2nd installment in a trilogy about the blossoming of young girls into womanhood, from blissful naiveté and longing to the harrowing pangs of innocence lost, self-discovery and maturity. It is slated for release in early 2012.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Low Tide Lullaby (Nate Mars Mix)
2. Low Tide Lullaby (Here Comes D’Wave Mix)
3. Low Tide Lullaby (Starkey Mix)
4. Low Tide Lullaby (Killahurtz Mix)
5. Came Home Cryin’ (Tembo Salty and Black Mix)
6.  Came Home Cryin’ (Matt Max Mix)
7.  Spring Blossoms (Romeo Mix)
8. Spring Blossoms (Ganga Mix)
9. Spring Blossoms (Don Summer Mix)
10. Spring Blossoms (Hess is More Mix)
11. Spring Blossoms (Richard Morel Single Edit)
12. Spring Blossoms (Richard Morel Extended Mix) * Bonus Track

Too Much To Resist: The ‘Slow Dance’ EP Remixes - Betty Black

November 1, 2011

Ganga “Forget Gravity” EP

GANGA
FORGET GRAVITY EP
FLINC MUSIC / KID RECORDINGS 
KIDDEP 10007
DIGITAL RELEASE DATE:  
NOVEMBER 29, 2011

GENRE: ELECTRONIC, DOWNTEMPO, CHILL-OUT/LOUNGE
FOR FANS OF: MUSIC FOR DREAMS, BUDDHA BAR, TRENTEMOLLER, THIEVERY CORPORATION, BLISS, 
DZIHAN & KAMIEN, NITIN SAWHNEY 

“Ganga has been making incredible music for years and their finest moments have been truly outstanding…pure quality.” Pete Gooding 

KID Recordings welcomes accomplished Danish composer, producer  and downtempo/chill-out lounge doyen GANGA (aka CHRISTIAN RØNN) to its roster with the release of his debut US EP, FORGET GRAVITY (released NOVEMBER 29).

RØNN first made his debut as GANGA in 2005, releasing I Dream About Trees on influential Danish label MUSIC FOR DREAMS, known for an eclectic roster of artists (including Kenneth Bager, Bliss, Aura, Banzai Republic, Hess Is More and Lulu Rouge) and compilation series including Folk Not Folk and Luftkastellet.  In 2007, he launched his own Flinc Music label and released three beautiful albums: Don’t Wake Me Up (2007), More Light Please (2009) and Gaia (2010). To date, his tracks have appeared on over 100 compilations worldwide including ‘BUDDHA BAR’, ‘REAL IBIZA’, ‘CAFÉ MAMBO’, ‘HED KANDI : SERVE CHILLED’ and ‘THE SUNSET LOUNGE’.

Increasingly in-demand as a DJ, composer, producer and live performer, Christian’s genre-defying downtempo DJ sets have brought him as far as Buddha Bar in Dubai, as well as several Ibizan hotspots including the legendary Café Del Mar. And obviously he plays out regularly at home in Copenhagen, where he’s frequently to be found seducing discerning club-goers.

As a composer and live performer, GANGA has collaborated with some of the most influential Danish performers (Hanne Boel, Peter Peter) and appeared several times at Roskilde Festival in Denmark providing live, original soundtracks for – amongst others – Fritz Lang’s silent sci-fi classic Metropolis and Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin.

With FORGET GRAVITY, RØNN creates an intoxicating, narcotic soundscape with a sharp intellect whose DNA is truly global. Recorded in Copenhagen and Goa, India, the 6-track EP layers sensuous Balearic rhythms with dub–deep basslines, blissed-out vocals and string-drenched lushness (reflecting Asian, Latin and Nordic influences) conjuring widescreen vistas that are glacially cool and skin-prickingly sensual; deep and weightless as its title suggests.

Heavy on melody and atmospherics that are crisp and luscious, bright and beautifully blurry; the set features fetching vocal and musical performances from all corners of the world: Anwar Ahmed Khan and his brother Naushad Hussain Khan, both from India, perform on “Clouds,” together with regular Ganga collaborator Helle Chirholm; Annemarie Zimakoff’s delicate vocals adorn two cinematic slow-burners “Secrets” and “Are You Hiding”; Steen Kyed (The Great Danes) lends languid guitar to the hypnotic groove of “Yellow Leaves”; “This Time” – the one previously released track, a standout on 2010’s Gaia album – features the smoky tones of acclaimed Bay Area vocalist Scheherazade Stone.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Golden
2. Secrets (feat. Annemarie Z.)
3. Clouds
4. Are You Hiding (feat. Annemarie Z.)
5. This Time (feat. Scheherazade Stone)
6.  Yellow Leaves

Forget Gravity EP - Ganga