Karin Park

Karin’s latest album “Apocalypse Pop” is criminally not released in the US.  I don’t understand why record companies do this; in the digital age, it shouldn’t be difficult to release an album globally.  Have you ever gone to watch a video on Youtube or on a site, only to find that the content is not allowed in your country?  INFURIATING.  In any case, I strongly suggest you seek out this album.  I don’t know much about her other than she makes emotional, moody electropop, and her voice reminds me of the other Karin from the Knife.  Here are some standout tracks.

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Look What You’ve Done

Human Beings

Daemons

Apocalypse Pop Megamix

 

Alex Newell

Finally, a Glee alum that I can stand behind.  Alex is biologically male, but often dresses like a woman.  His voice can stand tall with some legendary soul divas of the present and past.  Let’s just say he defies categorization.   He has a new solo project coming in February, and if it’s anything like these collaborations, the 21st century may have its own Sylvester.

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This Ain’t Over

Collect My Love

Random Black Girl

All Cried Out

Great tunes, hot off the presses!

Welcome!

 

Rather than creating playlists of songs and sharing them after amassing a fair number, this blog aims to share great music as I come across it (while the music is still fresh, before advertisers snatch it up).

My first post will be about my Queen of Disco, Miss Róisín Murphy.  Straying from the cool electro sounds of her masterpiece “Overpowered” and the disco/house grooves of several  collaborations,  her latest album “Hairless Toys” is an unconventional trip of beautiful weirdness (and a Mercury Prize nominee). Leave it to clever remixers to tweak her original compositions into something a little more accessible.

Maurice Fulton infuses some disco magic to her track “House of Glass.”  It reminds me a bit of something Sade would do in a very funky mood, but it’s still very much a Róisín track.  Róisín liked it so much, she made a video for it!

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House of Glass (Maurice Fulton Remix)

 

Another remix that brings some extra magic to the original track without straying too far from the album version is the Prosumer Remix of “Unputdownable.”  Once this gets under your skin, the melody will play in the back of your mind for days.

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Unputdownable (Prosumer Remix)

 

Finally, my favorite track on the album gets a few memorable remix treatments.  Here are two stand-outs.

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Evil Eyes (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)

Evil Eyes (Claptone Remix)