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by Gord

Tom Odell — Another Love ((Zwette Edit))

December 15, 2014 in Dance, Electronic by Gord

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This song sparked a small dance party last night, at a great gathering of wonderful people. (I’m going to miss Daniel, enjoy Copenhagen!) I had to find it out immediately. And it’s been playing ever since while I sit at home. Just a great blend of everything good in electronic music.

by Shea

Fever Blanket — You & The Things You Do

December 6, 2014 in Indie Rock by Shea

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Plumbing has consumed my life and I am unable to post for the time being. When I come back from this madness I will upload a surplus of incredible music that I have been hoarding to myself , but in the mean time here is a little diddy to tap your feet to. These guys have been getting a lot of play time recently with me among a ton of other stuff I don’t have time to get into. I gotta thank my boi Gord for keeping things tidy and orderly in my absence. I miss him dearly , this is truly an exercise in perpetual sadness and arizona tears. Jzt1boi signing off.

by Gord

Szymon — Katyusha

November 17, 2014 in Electronic, Instrumental Hip Hop by Gord

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Smooth, fluid, catchy. Every added layer just pulls you in deeper. This is just delicious instrumental music, and I know nothing about the makers of it. Hopefully more gets released, and if we’re lucky it will sound as good as this does.

by Gord

Yung Lean — Volt ϟϟϟϟϟϟ

November 17, 2014 in Rap, Trap-Rap by Gord

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The maturation of Yung Lean is an incredible thing. The beats go harder, the lines come smoother but everything Yung Lean Doer remains. From Lean’s new album Unknown Memory, VOLT has a long build-up and then delivers hard. Hit play again, let it repeat. Emotions and Arizona Iced Out Tears. This makes me wish all the sadboys were together again. Halifax and J2B misses Shea.

☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹

by Gord

Wolf Saga Ft. LYON — You Only Live Once, You Are Here Now

November 10, 2014 in Electronic, Synth Pop by Gord

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Wolf Saga got on my radar with his brilliant remix of Iggy Azalea’s ‘Work’. If there is one thing he established for me there, and in most subsequent releases, it’s that he lives to build up to a crescendo of joy. His music slowly adds layers, and teases the upcoming outcry. His latest original creation, ‘You Are Here Now’, does just this. It’s a song fit for a movie soundtrack, one where you might weep a little bit. In this latest little gemerald, Wolf Saga cover’s The Strokes. And even though bits of the original remain, it now has an entirely new flavor. And once again Wolf Saga builds up to a happy ending.

by Gord

White Arrows — We Can’t Ever Die *(Vacationer Remix)*

November 10, 2014 in Dance, Electronic by Gord

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There are really strong Empire of the Sun vibes here. I can’t say much more, other than I am really digging this sound and the larger-than-life lyrics. Monday’s need this kind of music.

by Gord

Vogue Dots — Skinny Thing

November 5, 2014 in Electronic, Synth Pop by Gord

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Maybe the biggest surprise of Pop Explosion was the very first band I saw on opening night. I knew I would like Vogue Dots, that was apparent when I first checked out their bandcamp. I hated that I missed their show at Gus’ Pub. But the end result was even better, because I got to see and hear them on a bigger stage and they came through. They were huge. I’ll make it a point to not miss their shows anymore. I also wouldn’t be surprised if they were a headlining show at Halifax Pop Explosion 2015. They deserved much better than opening for three other bands. Check them out, go see their upcoming shows.

by Gord

Rich Aucoin — Want to Believe

November 5, 2014 in Electronic, Indie Pop by Gord

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Local child-at-heart Rich Aucoin released his new album ‘Ephemeral’ just in time for Pop Explosion. Sadly, I missed that show, but it hasn’t stopped me from listening. The same energy that Rich brings to live shows comes through here, as you want to tilt your head back, close your eyes and holler the lyrics while your feet stomp their hardest. The accompanying video, directed by Jason Eisner, has nostalgic fingerprints all over it. The song and video are a great experience and fit each-other perfectly. It’s hard not to feel the amount of joy that is intended.

by Gord

Throwback Thursday – The Kinks — This Time Tomorrow

October 30, 2014 in Britpop by Gord

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A retunr to Throwback Thursday! Man do I ever miss my pal Shea right now.

Aside from being one of my favorite movies, the Darjeeling Limited also exposed me to some of The Kink’s greatest songs. I don’t really enjoy their huge library, and that 60′s Britpop sound, but man does this song ever make me feel good. It’s become a daily piece that can pick me up at work no matter the mood. I hope that it helps anyone else get through.

by Gord

Beach House — Irene

October 22, 2014 in Dream Pop by Gord

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While at a show last night, I ran in to Eastern Canada’s biggest Beach House fan and we talked about the recent Halifax show. Even though that show was taken over by an idiotic Halifax crowd, by the end of the show their MDMA fueled stupidity was worn out and Beach House finally took over to captivate everyone. Even though my blood was running hot, I finally had a moment to get lost in Victoria Legrand and the warm sounds of ‘Irene’. I didn’t know what song it was until pointed out to me last night, which is embarassing, but I’m better for it now. So I share it with everyone. Now you too can get lost in this wonderful song. I’m feeling a lot of nostalgia for great shows right now. Even though the real Beach House show for me was in Montreal, I still have a great moment to carry with me from their Halifax appearance.

by Gord

GOVS — There Comes A Time ft. San Mei

October 21, 2014 in Chillwave, Indie Pop by Gord

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Floaty, light and filled with sunshine. GOVS’ new song feels like a Washed Out track that is trying to deliver a little more than an aura of pleasant weather. Is it any surprise that this comes from Australia? Maybe it’s a product of always being upside down, but their music always feels so fresh.

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atOlla. — Ayapaneco

October 10, 2014 in Dark Wave, Electronic by Gord

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Haunting, dark and beautiful vocals, and a completely unique backing of instruments and sounds. atOlla is another great band to emerge from Australia where it seems music revolutionaries make names for themselves. This is as fresh and tasty as you can get. I’m in love. Check out their three EP’s on their soundcloud