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“The Belle Époque or La Belle Époque is our period in Swedish history. It is a period characterized by distrust for the politicians, war at home and madness at the ballots, new spew of hatred and classism. The hardships and failure in Sweden allowed the arts to flourish, and many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition.”

Gidge – Growth

Sep 23 2014
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We’ve been sleeping on this a bit but since the beautiful new album “Autumn Bells” from Swedish duo Gidge was released yesterday we thought it was due time for a post.

The track “Growth” is a gorgeous example of their organic electronica sound, expanding slowly into masterful track of brooding vocal samples and floating, intricate melodies, listen closely because this is the sound of autumn in Sweden.

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Los Angeles based duo Peaking Lights are about to release their new album “Cosmic Logic” (due to be released October 7th) and the album track “Everyone And Us” was unveiled yesterday, it’s a feel good, steeldrum laced tropical pop smash with hypnotic vocals that is bound to make you walk with a spring in your step.

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A bit late to the game on this one, but good music never has an expiration date. Enter UK house duo, Siente. They’ve been on may radar for a moment now with a string of high quality tunes and a couple free downloads, just like this one here. ‘I Remember’ is a silky-smooth, R&B flavored house joint with lots of dubby samples and goregeousness by the spoonful. Show the lads some love and cop it at their Facebook page.

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The good folks at The House Of Disco have landed with their third, collaborative compilation. Teaming up with Hamburg based imprint, Jeudi Records, the cheekily titled, ‘The House of Jeudi,’ is a tightly curated, diverse selection of tunes featuring the likes of HNNY, ENNIO, LeSale, Toomy Disco, James Silk and Monitor 66 plus a host of impressive, fresh faces.

Previous co-releases sought the involvement of quality outlets such as Kolour Recordings (The House Of Kolour) and Dikso Records (The House Of Dikso) and, obviously, these outings where far more ‘disco’ in their aural offerings. But this collab with Jeudi Records is decidedly more ‘House,’ as demonstrated by the shuffling, garage-inspired ‘Woe & Flutter’ from James Silk & Lee M Kelsall, to the spastic chord stabs of Roberto Rodriguez‘, ‘North Step.’ ‘Oma Doris’ injects some sampled soul, courtesy of HNNY, while Toomy Disco steals the show with the chunky, warehouse vibes of ‘What You Hear.’

Forthcoming, October 6th.