This April saw James Blake play the Gdansk edition of the Electronic Beats Festival, and what a show it was. This 20 minute live recording captures the atmosphere and the spacious sonics of his performance that night, with Blake’s insinuating, cherubic vocals on ‘Never Learnt to Share’ and ‘Limit to Your Love’ resonating throughout the venue with a piercing clarity. Want more? You can also read a review from the night here.
Ditch that darkness for some rainbow-flavored sounds from Vatican Shadow, Troller, Puce Mary, Strange VIP, Visionist and Fatima Al Qadiri! – more
The hype for the new Major Lazer album is steadily building, and it’s about to get even hotter thanks to their clever use of social networking. If you want to listen to their new track ‘German Elephant Killer’, you have to ‘like’ it on the band’s Facebook page. Even if it’s not to your taste, – more
When starting to think about this new column about music that usually doesn’t have a place on Electronic Beats – however you might delineate that – I figured it might be best to start with a band whose chamber pop gorgeousness has haunted the blogosphere for a good while now: Long Island, New York’s amiable – more
What can you say (or not say) about one of the most popular bands of the last 30 years. With a back-catalogue that includes worldwide hits such as Rio, Planet Earth, The Reflex, Girls on Film and even a James Bond theme song – their music defined a generation. Having recently returned to the studio – more