Video : Sylas : “Shore”

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London duo Sylas have their debut EP Shore out next week via Aesop Label. Ahead of the release, they have hooked up with the director Jacek Zmarz for a new visual for the title track to the EP. In it, you will see an internet strip tease that continues their “ongoing theme of examining different levels of physical and digital connection.” Watch below.

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Song : Anna of the North : “Sway” (et aliae Remix)

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Earlier this year, Scandi newcomer Anna of the North dazzled with her proper song debut “Sway” and she is not ready to move on just quite yet. She recently enlisted London producer et aliae to give the song an even more dreamlike remix covering it in a smoky haze leaving just enough space for light to creep through. Stream it below and check out a previous reworking of the song by Togetherness here.

MOKB Premiere : Pr0files : “Forgive” (BetaTraxx Remix)

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LA’s Lauren Pardini and Danny Sternbaum have worked with or been associated in some form or fashion with the likes of Skrillex, Corin Roddick of Purity Ring, Ellie Goulding, Gorillaz, and Miami Horror, so it is no surprise that they decided to stake out their own claim with the project Pr0files. Having released several great tracks already this year, their latest song is Kavinsky-styled “Forgive” with a little more sheen from the vocals from Pardini. The remix we have for you today takes the original and gives a ’90s big beat twist in the vein of The Chemical Brothers courtesy of another LA resident BetaTraxx. Stream both versions below and do yourself a favor and also give a listen to their cover of Phosphorescent’s “Song for Zulu”.

MOKB Video Premiere : Grace Sings Sludge : “Such A Vision”

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Following 2010’s This Time It’s Personal and 2012’s Last Year’s Friend, Grace Sings Sludge, the solo project of The Sandwitches’ Grace Cooper, has recently released the third installment of her home recordings Red Light Museum via Empty Cellar Records. The release is a intimate, yet somehow cinematic look into Cooper’s personal life, both good and bad. One of the gems, in an album packed full of them, is the song “Such A Vision”.

Today, we are happy to premiere the VHS-shot visual for the song. Unfortunately, just like many of the songs on the release, the video does not come with out some sadness as director, male lead in the video, and close friend of Cooper, Johnnie Roberto Russell, recently passed away. On behalf of Cooper, we would like to dedicate the release of the video in his memory. Watch below.

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Song : MOTHXR : “Stranger”

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Brooklyn’s MOTHXR (fka MOTHER), the four-piece comprised of Penn Badgley, Simon Oscroft, Jimmy Giannopoulos, and Darren Will, have really started out on a tear with songs “Easy”, “Victim”, and “Centerfold” finding a brooding, sensual balance between mainstream and underground. Their latest and fourth single really is no different. Badgely brings his whispering falsetto over grey-toned production that intertwines both organic and electronic instrumentation flawlessly. It is downright sexy and the perfect track to go make out in the corner of a dark club to.

Song : TĀLĀ : “Unfinished Business”

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Next week on November 17th, TĀLĀ will finally release her Alchemy EP digitally with the physical following on December 1st via Aesop Label. Today, she has put up for streaming the final installment of the release with new track “Unfinished Business”. Just like everything else from her, it is great pop track built on frantic, hook-laden production. Stream it below.

Song : Rome Fortune : “Pure” (Prod. by Jacques Greene)

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Atlanta’s Rome Fortune is easily one of, if not the best new name in hip hop for 2014 culminating with the release of his excellent Small VVorld LP last month (download for free here). Not resting on his laurels with that LP, he has released “No Drugs Anymore” and this phenomenal new one “Pure” produced by Montreal’s Jacques Greene. The song is pretty laid back in presentation flowing steady and consistent throughout making for perfect driving music. Stream below.

Song : School ‘94 : “Like You”

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Gothenburg four-piece School have renamed themselves School ‘94 and signed with Cascine for their debut EP. The new song from it and EP title track “Like You” is some gorgeously romanticized pop-rock pulling in influences from ‘80 new wave to ’90s alternative. The beautiful melodic instrumentation is pulled back to really put front and center the lovesick lyrics and vocal delivery of Alice Botéus, who you can’t help but be drawn to. It follows their previously released, but equally great song “SoLong”. Stream the song below.

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