Okay, so I kind of can’t believe this is actually happening right now but this is ACTUALLY HAPPENING right now.
MuuMuse favorites Angela McCluskey (of Télépopmusik fame), BT and Sultan & Ned Shepard have all come together to join forces with L.A.-based DJ Morgan Page for “In The Air,” the first single from his forthcoming studio album due out later this year. WHAT?!?!
The extended mix of the almighty collaborative club track–which was just released to Beatport on July 5 (yesterday)–is an (unsurprisingly) mind-blowing 7 minutes of luscious, pounding House rhythms, live instruments and signature hypnotic vocals from Ms. McCluskey. “I’m feeling a… / I’m feeling a change in the air,” the chanteuse croons on repeat.
Oh, and the lyrics were reportedly pieced together by clippings of magazine headlines. I MEAN…!!!
Chills. Absolute chills. This is everything. I cannot wait to add this to my Summer Nights soundtrack of ’11!
“In The Air” was released to Beatport on July 5. It will be released to iTunes on August 2. (Beatport)
It’s time for a brand new MuuCast!
Fair warning: This isn’t a collection of juicy booty bangers or sizzling electro stompers–instead, it’s the stuff of dreams.
Inspired by my recent longing to travel, plenty of downtime and perhaps a touch of the holiday blues, I now present MuuCast Episode 7: Miles Away, a sampling of songs with one idea in mind: To take you far, far away.
Music’s always been an escape for me, but the following collection inspires an especially strong sense of wanderlust. It’s the music I listen to when I’m looking for inspiration, feeling emotional, or–most often of all–when I’m preparing to drift into slumberville.
The playlist begins with El Perro Del Mar‘s “Change Of Heart,” my definitive come-down anthem for dulling the sound of loud drunks and creepy scumbags while riding the last train home out of Grand Central at 2 A.M., and closes with one of my all time favorites, Duke B‘s “Hey You (feat. Angela McCluskey),” which is one of the most haunting and beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. (It also makes an appearance on MuuCast Episode Three!)
Regardless, it’s yours to keep. I hope you enjoy the escape!
…And the semi-awkward spoken word introduction.
Oh, and apologies for no actual Utada on the tracklisting–I just thought her cover for Single Collection Volume 2 made a perfect match for the MuuCast’s mood!
To see the full tracklisting, click “Read More”!
One of my favorite sweet chanteuses from many of TÃ©lÃ©popmusik‘s works, Ms. Angela McCluskey, has wandered her way onto a Schick commercial campaign recently, featuring a brand new track called “I’m Not The Girl,” produced by LMNTL (a name that, until I spelled their name out just now, eluded me in its meaning. Wow.) The singer announced in a MySpace bulletin that the track was now available from Schick for free–not that she entirely loves this version of the song:
we did it a few weeks ago ..I;m still not convinced this should be the verison…as I know the vibe you all liked was the ah ah oh oh bit lol but the agency insisted on a song…whichyou might like…Im not too crazy about it …for more chilled electronic which is what the commercial is check out my telepop stuff….not too many words just a cool vibe…
Anyway, I think the song is gorgeous–perhaps a bit more structured and wordy than her usual work, but still just as airy and pleasant as anything else.
Just because she’s not in love with the song doesn’t mean I can’t be after all.
As anyone should already well know, TÃ©lÃ©popmusik is one of best electro trip-hop acts around these days. Of the wide range of collaborators through the TÃ©lÃ©popmusik collection, no artist is more representative of the classic TÃ©lÃ©popmusik sound than the incredible Angela McCluskey. (Who, by the way, happens to have a lovely discography of her own right.)
Just a few days ago, a track called “Hey You” cropped up on her own MySpace. While I can’t guarantee it as a new TÃ©lÃ©popmusik creation, it sure sounds like it. The song has since become a staple of my nighttime soundtrack. It’s both ethereal and absolutely essential, bursting with rich, textured layers and heavenly vocals.
Sadly, I have discovered in my incredible frustration that I cannot rip the track or find it elsewhere. I suppose that’s intentional…No bother, then. Please check out Angela’s MySpace here and listen to the track on repeat. I’m sure you’ll find yourself playing it on repeat the whole night through as well!
M. Mercer and Matt Keppel are the bodies behind the force known as Microfilm. After relocating from Chicago to Portland, the group is releasing their sophomore album on Nov. 11, entitled Teenage Symphonies.
I’m slightly in love with Microfilm’s overall sound–It’s raw, yet maintains melodic moments of dance and trip-hop that elevate each track’s overall composition. Formulated with all of the flavors that make pop minimalism so delectable in the first place, Microfilm’s sound contains tiny droplets of all of my favorites: The throbbing intensity of Kaito, the melodic crafting of the Pet Shop Boys, the electro tingles of TÃ©lÃ©popmusik, and occasional flarings of Royksopp‘s vocal techniques.” Beautiful work, especially considering this as a fully independent release.
Thanks to the band, we’ve got the title track of the album right here for download! This is a great one, similar to Royksopp’s “Poor Leno” off of their first album, Melody AM.