My boy Simon Curtis loves giving back to his loyal Robot Army.
Last evening, the ever-so-sneaky Monsieur Curtis re-launched his official website, along with the long awaited remix of “Flesh” by Vincent Did It (That’s Vincent Frank, formerly of Frankmusik fame for those following along.)
As you can tell within the first half second or so, it was well worth the wait: Bouncing along an utterly blazing electro pulse, Mr. Frank injects his signature skittering beats, chopped ‘n’ screwed vocals and delightfully blippy 8-bit beats into Simon’s thirstin’ sex fest. It’s a full-on dance floor stormer!
Head on over to the snazzily re-swizzled Simon-Curtis.com now to view the lyrics from RA, check out previously unreleased photos (all shot by Tyler Shields) and sink your teeth into the brand new remix of “Flesh”!
Oh, and about that remix cover… Want it in HQ? Yeah, yeah you do.
RA was released last June. (iTunes)
Summer days driftin’ away…so oh, what better time for a Grease-inspired music video?
Watch above as electro-pop maven Frankmusik slicks back his hair and rolls up his sleeves along with up-and-coming popstress and fellow Cherrytree Records act Colette Carr (along with a cameo by robo-dork Simon Curtis!) for a fun ‘n’ flirty Grease homage in the video for his brand new single, “No I.D.”
I’m loving the adorable chemistry Mr. Frank and Ms. Carr are sharing together onscreen (the water fountain splashing!), and the bright bubble-gum pop styling is totally spot-on. Oh, and the choreography is super cute too!
And while the video as a whole is one big moment of kawaii, the best moment is when Colette goes good girl gone bad and comes strolling in like a fiery hot mamacita cholita with her hair tossed to the side and her ta-tas hanging out to watch Frankmusik rev up his motor for the big race. Serving pure Cher Lloyd realness!
“No I.D.” was released on September 6. (iTunes)
Oh, that silly ol’ Frankmusik!
The UK electro-pop crooner just took time out of his busy schedule to send over this sweet little MuuMuse shout-out. Looks like we caught the cutie right in the middle of a massage session from some beary hairy men, all while sipping on a fine glass of red. Now ain’t that just the sweetest? I sure hope it was a deep muscle treatment!
Speaking of, Mr. Frank recently unleashed a megamix from his upcoming second studio album Do It In The AM, due out on September 27. Current favorites include “No I.D. (feat. Colette Carr)” (which, funnily enough, is the next single from the album!), “Wrecking Ball” and “Cut Me Down”–but you’ll need to go ahead and have a listen for yourselves from the stream above.
And if you’d like more (MOAH!) of Frankmusik, the singer is just about to kick off a nationwide tour alongside legendary pop duo Erasure on the Tomorrow’s World Tour (along with some club stops along the way!) beginning tomorrow in Tampa.
So go on and have a blast, Mr. Musik! Just don’t get in too much trouble while you’re out on the road…
Do It In The AM will be released on September 27. (iTunes)
Ellie Goulding is an unlikely pop star.
Her public image is subdued, even self-effacing; her voice is a gorgeous, fragile wisp that would sound more at home at a coffee shop than layered over a bouncing synth track; her lyrics are imbued with an aching vulnerability that most singer-songwriters would kill for. But like some other sonic greats who have paired distinctive vocals with dance beats — like Björk or Siobhan Donaghy — Ellie’s music derives much of its power from its pop sound. Likable, accessible, and danceable, her work with producers like Starsmith, Biff Stannard, and Frankmusik makes her poetry radio-friendly.
Since bursting onto the scene with her debut single, “Under the Sheets” — released via uber-hip singles label Neon Gold — Ellie was the top breakthrough act in the BBC’s Sound of 2010 poll and won the Critics’ Choice Award at the BRITs, a feat previously managed only by Adele. Her debut album, Lights, was released to commercial and critical acclaim, cementing Ellie’s position in the English cultural consciousness. But the re-release, Bright Lights, was even better, containing her sharpest work to date — collaborations with Fred Falke and Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons took her glistening folk-dance to dramatic extremes.
Ellie has toured in the U.S. more than most English artists — we don’t usually get so lucky here in the States — and she’s just kicked off her latest stateside tour. Her evolution as a live artist has been an exhilarating thing to watch, as she’s become the kind of pop performer who genuinely lights up the stage with a rare ferocity. If she’s coming to your town, don’t miss her.
Genre: Dance-pop, electro
Sounds like: Ke$ha, Uffie, Jessie and the Toy Boys
Meet Kay, nee Kay Kristin Boutillier, the newest electropop princess on the block who already seems poised for world domination.
Kay first popped up on my radar just over a year ago, when her glitchy, ambient interpretation of Nancy Sinatra‘s classic “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” began circulating. Kay’s version featured an instrumental track sampling Lil Wayne‘s “Lollipop”–an unlikely pairing that reminded me of Sky Ferreira‘s similarly haunting “Happy Dre” mash-up.
A few well-chosen buzz tracks followed–including the swaggerific “M.A.J.O.R.”, produced by MuuMuse fave Doctor Rosen Rosen, a tongue-in-cheek cover of Justin Bieber‘s “Baby,” and a dance floor-ready collaboration with Tiesto titled “Work Hard, Play Hard”–but Kay really grabbed my attention with her official first single, “My Name is Kay.”
Penned with mega-hitmakers Ryan Tedder and Evan “Kidd” Bogart, “My Name is Kay” combines the contagious teen spirit of “Hollaback Girl” with the faux-gangster posturing that Ke$ha perfected with “Sleazy.”(Unsurprisingly, the track has already been championed by ArjanWrites and Perez Hilton.)
Better still than the studio version, though, might be Frankmusik‘s “Lost the Damn Gameboy” remix, which swaps the stop-and-go vibes of the original with a driving house beat.
Kay’s as-yet untitled debut album is due out via Interscope/Universal sometime this year.