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Still Corners’ “Berlin Lovers”

We’ve been away for a while lost in the dreamland of the real world. Apologies.

As I’ve been skating through life, one track that’s come across my radar has been a little offering from London’s Still Corners. Set to debut sophomore LP Strange Pleasures, the Sub Pop-signed project of Greg Hughes feeds off of 1980’s synth pop influences to produce gems like “Berlin Lovers.” With a video set to a retro roller rink, the teaser to the group’s second album is Grimes’ lovechild with Victoria Legrand, pumping a heavy synth over the wafting vocals of singer Tessa Murray. It’s dreamy–enough to take you away from the dullness of daily routine.

Strange Pleasures is out May 7 on Sub Pop.

Still Corners- Berlin Lovers (download)

Jensen Sportag Forces You To Dig Out Your Dancing Shoes

Jensen Sportag yourself in this photo. (Photo courtesy of Cascine.us)

A couple days ago, I missed my exit on the 101 during rush hour. If this means nothing to you, I’m eternally envious. But if it does, then you know it’s nearly impossible to miss ANYTHING when you’re going two mph, unless of course you’re jamming out to Jensen Sportag, as I was.

It’s been a little less than a year since the Nashville duo released their super-smooth electro EP Pure Wet and although we are thankful for their accompaniment on the road, we’ve been waiting for something new. It’s as though they detected our desperation, because they released, not one, but two new remixes that have us craving a disco ball and a lit-up dance floor yet again. From folk to indie pop, anything these two touch can be turned into 80s glossed gold — these two edits are no exception.

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