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Intern Demi is choosing the LoveLive tunes again! Today it’s all about Designer Drugs…
Empty Hearted, featuring Alvin Risk, is the newest original song from American electro/house duo Designer Drugs.
I’ve literally had this song on replay since I first heard it - it seems like every tune that these guys bring us is bigger, badder and dirtier than the last, and that’s how it should be. the fact that this one song alone can hop from dub to happy hardcore and even house in the space of three minutes is a respectable feat in itself but to do all that, feature one of the coolest guys in electro right now AND make it sound this good? Well, it is Designer Drugs we are talking about.
I think it’s safe to say that Designer Drugs are here for the long run.
You can check out their other stuff here
- Demi Scott
Video of the Day
This video for Battles’ track Ice Cream is directed by Canada - a collective of directors originally hailing from Barcelona. The flashing images, camera tricks and neon colours are (we think) the ideal to wake yourself up on a Monday morning. Enjoy!
Alix (@paveraver) recommends… Canalival Festival
So finally summer is starting, the sun is gradually coming out and burning our freshly exposed skin, and best of all festivals are kicking off very soon! However, if, like me, you have hand to forehead in despair because you haven’t yet planned your budget to buy tickets and all your friends seem to be going to at least 4 or 5 festivals already – despair no more!
Introducing Canalival 2013! (@Canalival) This very young and cool festival aims to be up and running for its second year in a row on Saturday the 1st of June along Regents Canal in East London. This festival is all about canals, so think water, boats, DJ’s, and lots of Pimms! There will be floats and boats with live DJ’s and bands on board as well as dancers and performers. And most importantly, the festival is FREE!!
However – this eccentric festival is not yet fully funded and is in need of more money and quickly to go ahead with all of its plans.
So (and get ready for the puns..) if the sound of this festival “floats your boat” then “jump aboard” and pledge as much or as little as you can to make this awesome day happen! The organisers are asking for another £2000, which they need in the next 9 days in order for it to go ahead. So rather than spending £120 on a festival ticket elsewhere, why not donate a simple £25 to a great cause, and help East London kick off the festival season with a BANG! Or is that a Splash..??
For more information and to pledge an amount please visit: https://spacehive.com/theflotilla
- Alix Paver
Our monthly playlist has landed!
The team here at LoveLive will be curating an awesome playlist each month for our friends. April’s features the likes of Fryars, Kid Cudi, Coco O., Snakehips, Empress Of & more.
Demi’s gig recommendation: London Crypt 8/5/2013
Calling all grave ravers! It’s going down tonight at THE SHELTER in Dalston. Silent Drape Runners (NYC), Bunny (Aural Sects), ••∆•• and Alex Wolf are going to be tearing it up tonight, bringing us a mixture of Witch House, Drag, Cold Wave, Gothtronica, Zombie Rave, Grave Wave, Vaporwave, #Seapunk and a bunch of other sick sounds, so if you’re in the area or you’re looking for a good night make sure you get down to this.
Note, due to unforeseen circumstances, the venue has been changes from Hysteria to The Shelter, just around the corner from the original venue.
Visit the event page here.
Video of the Day
Our brilliant intern Alix Paver (@paveraver on Twitter) has selected SBTRKT ‘Wildfire’ to add to our growing catalogue of top tracks and videos. Read on for her musical musings…
The first time I heard SBTRKT’s song ‘Wildfire’ ft Little Dragon I couldn’t help but sway along, shake my hips and even attempt a couple of belly rolls (not a sight to look out for…) This track successfully mixes a contemporary, simple dub bass line with an edgy pop melody to create a very cool and sexy song which makes you want to get up and dance R&B style.
The video brings a new take on the song, complimenting the mystery of the lyrics. The bedroom scene reminds us of The Exorcist, with the leading lady doing a very impressive job of looking pretty scary! But this song for me is all about the combination of a simple bass line, a simple melody and a sturdy beat to create a very complex mixture of feelings in the listener – it is a song which cannot easily be pigeonholed into a specific genre.
With SBTRKT’s debut album nearing two years since its original release date, we have a feeling that we might not have to wait too long for the next one … Let’s hope!
- Alix Paver
Now Playing in The LoveLive Office
We’re loving Cashmere Cat right now (take note if you’re a fan of Snakehips, who we championed a few weeks ago). Check out this remix of Jeremih’s 773 Love, then see what Cashmere Cat has done with Miguel, 2 Chainz and more on his Soundcloud page here.
Source: SoundCloud / Cashmere Cat
I hope the film is as good as the soundtrack…
We’ve just been to the press screening of Rihanna 777, the official tour documentary, produced and directed by the team here at LoveLive. Released on DVD released May 7th (preorder here) we cannot tell you how good it is… The excitement, the drama, the epic-ness of the whole idea - seeing it all come to life on screen is absolute magic. We’re very proud and looking forward to everyone else seeing it!
Muse kick off a huge stadium tour this May. Find out the full details, watch past live performances and get more Muse news by clicking this interactive image!
Now Playing in the LoveLive Office
Our intern Demi is back on the playlist and today’s listening recommendation is Radioactive. Read on to find out why…
Radioactive is the second single released from debut album ‘Night Visions’ by Las Vegas based indie rock band Imagine Dragons. Their sound is unique and distinctive. everything about them, from the haunting vocals to the unforgettable live shows, feels like it’s been formulated to draw you in and keep you there.
Imagine Dragons are set to make their mark this year, after shooting into the billboard top ten literally days after releasing their debut - since then their music has been used in countless adverts, video games and even movies.
Anyone wanting to check out more of their stuff can find it here.