Download Mayer Hawthorne’s new Impressions EP of cover songs to hear his smoky take on Chromeo’s “Don’t Turn The Lights On.” Says Mayer: “On the surface it’s an electro-funk, dance floor filler, but underneath is a brilliant love ballad with lyrics that reminded me of something from Tyrone Davis. Dave1 told me the song is about a guy who falls in love with a ghost, so I wanted my version to have an eerie, ghostly feel to it.”
Check out Kingdom’s “Uptown Buck” (alongside new tracks from our friends Cubic Zirconia, Michna, Drop The Lime and Hussle Club) on the Trouble & Bass-curated Sounds Of NYC compilation for Scion A/V. Drop your email in the lil download widget and it’s yours for free.
Nacho Lovers just remixed Jacques Greene’s new single “Lay It Down,” out on vinyl this month (with digital to follow) on new NYC imprint Uno. It is a jammer! XLR8R has the mp3 for your downloading delight, and you can also stream courtesy Nachos’ SoundCloud.
This week, JOTS embark on their latest techno voyage through the old continent, the “Life Laughter Death” tour. It kicks off this Thursday (5/12) at Pratersauna in Vienna and crosses countries till June 4th, when JOTS close out big at Wet Club in Espenhain, Germany.
Smack in the middle of these dates is a show at Fabric in London on May 20th for Kill Em All, alongside Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team, Filthy Dukes, Stopmakingme and more, not to mention the whole Boys Noize crew in the other room. To celebrate, the Fabric First blog posted up a new Q&A with Chris and Linus, as well as a new “Life Laughter Death” mix you can download here.
Mishka just collected all of their “Keep Watch” DJ mixes on a single Soundcloud page for your streaming / downloading enjoyment. The long running series launched with an exclusive Jokers Of The Scene mix in 2008, and has since featured contributions from Congorock, Crookers, and way more friends. Re-up on favorites, grab any mixes you missed the first time around, and rave out your weekend.