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autoKratz – free mp3

you can get a free mp3 from autoKratz via their label Kitsune here

MSTRKRFT remix Usher

MSTRKRFT‘s remix of Usher’s latest hit single Love In This Club can be heard on their myspace here

Download in good band shocker

The Haze have been added to the Download Festival line-up. Listen to them here

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With more bands being added to the line-ups of Glastonbury, Download and Leeds & Reading recently, The New Sound. has been picking out some of the best bands from the three festivals that we recommend you go see. Next up, it’s Britain’s most famous festival…

Glastonbury

Glastonbury is a very diverse festival, and you’ll already know whether or not to say the big names (Jay-Z anyone? The Hoosiers? James Blunt? No?) so we’ve been delving into the depths of the line-up poster to find the bands you mustn’t miss on the smaller stages.

Other Stage

Neon Neon

Super Furry Animals and Boom Bip man Gruff Rhys’ new project is two-piece Electro-pop outift Neon Neon. Debut album Stainless Style was a good listen, and if you’re digging their electro styles, I’d recommend taking the time out of your festival experience to experience their chilled pop first hand.

MP3: Neon Neon – I Told Her On Alderaan

John Peel Stage

The Ting Tings

Salford-based Boy-girl indie-pop duo The Ting Tings have swooped to indie stardom very quickly, with cracking singles Great DJ and That’s Not My Name. Check out Jules and Katie perform on the John Peel Stage at Glasto and you won’t regret it. Unless you call her Stacey or Jane, she doesn’t seem to like that.

MP3: The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name

Band Of Horses

Formerly known as simply Horses, (name changed to avoid confusion with HORSE the band, personally I don’t think it helped that much), Band Of Horses are aptly located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Their music is, pleasant, beautifully constructed indie-pop balladry. Often compared to My Morning Jacket because of the vocals, Band Of Horses are signed to Sub Pop records, home of atheist-punks The Thermals and The Shins, The Go! Team and many more.

MP3: Band Of Horses – The Funeral

MP3: The Thermals – No Culture Icons

Holy Fuck

Radio-friendly experimental electro band Holy Fuck are sure to be one of the more interesting bands to watch on this year’s Glastonbury line-up. Expect lots on buttons and knobs, and buttons with knobs on, as these four Canadians construct their powerful electronica for your listening pleasure.

MP3: Holy Fuck – Lovely Allen

Honourable Mentions

These are some more bands that are playing Glasto that shouldn’t be over-looked, but I’m going to end up with an EPIC post if I write about every band on this line-up that’s worth seeing, and quite frankly, I don’t have the time. Here are the pick of the bunch from the rest of the festival:

The Duke Spirit, MGMT, The Automatic (screamy guy out + youcodenameis:milo guy in = good trade), Seasick Steve, The Holloways, Captain, Elbow, Hercules and Love Affair, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, The Whip, autoKratz, Our Fold, and many many more…

The New Sound. Dance Special! Oh Em Gee kids! Let’s get the glitter-ball rolling with…

Danger

Like fellow Frenchmen Justice, Danger have a very dark, frenetic sound to their music, but occasionally complement it with lovely happy-sounding vocals to give it an extra layer of interest. Their EP simply titled 09/14/2007 is the best dance record I’ve heard since the earlier mentioned Justice brought out the album that had a cross symbol for a name, that I will not take the effort to recreate here.

Keeping with the symplistic theme, the track names on 09/14/2007 are all times, like 11h30 and 14h54 for example. You can also find their remix of Estelle‘s American Boy on their myspace.

Funnily enough, 09/14/2007 was released in 2007 and can be found on iTunes.

MP3: Danger – 11h30

SebastiAn

Looks like France is where it’s at for dance music right now. SebastiAn is another french maestro and single Ross Ross Ross is impossible to ignore. Also on iTunes, the Ross Ross Ross EP also features the equally impressive track Walkman. Just to demonstrate how amazing this guy is, Daft Punk (also French dontcha know) picked him to support them on the Alive 2007 Tour, and those helmet-wearing chaps know a bit about dance music. He’s signed to Ed Banger Records (Justice, Mr Oizo, Dj Mehdi) and has also dipped his dipper into the world of remixes, remixing the likes of Daft Punk, Bloc Party, Editors, Klaxons and Rage Against The Machine. I dare say this man has some mad skillz.

MP3: SebastiAn – Ross Ross Ross

MP3: Bloc Party – I Still Remember (SebastiAn Remix)

MP3: Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name (SebastiAn Remix)

Crystal Castles

Another remix-friendly dance outfit are Toronto, Canada’s Crystal Castles, they’ve remixed Bloc Party (the most remixed band in the world?) Klaxons and GoodBooks amongst others and their own music ain’t bad either. Imagine if your iPod mated with your old Gameboy. Those 8-bit musical children would be Crystal Castles. Head over to their myspace here to see what I mean. Ten points for anyone who recognises the Death From Above 1979 sample in Untrust Us.

autoKratz

These guys are on Kitsune Records – good sign. They have toured with Does It Offend You, Yeah? – good sign. They’re another two-person setup, like Crystal Castles, but they have a very different style. Less like the soundtrack to Pokemon Red, more like the soundtrack to a night out in London’s dirtiest electro clubs, which is probably where you’re most likely to find them. Pardon Garcon was on the 5th Kitune Compilation, and it’s not to be missed.

MP3: autoKratz – Pardon Garcon

MSTRKRFT

More cerial remixers here. Former Death From Above 1979 bassist Jesse F. Keller’s side-project-now-full-time-project with former DFA1979 producer Al-P, MSTRKRFT have not only remixed everyone from Death From Above 1979 themselves to Bloc Party (twice, surpise surprise) Wolfmother, Metric, The Gossip, Juliette and The Licks, The Kills, Justice, New Young Pony Club, All Saints (yes…) and even Kylie Minogue, all with amazing results, but their debut albumThe Looks was brilliant too. These guys have to be heard to be believed. Truly awesome, especially when you factor in that they like a bit of cow bell too…

That about wraps up our dance special, but don’t forget to pick up an empeethree partybag on your way out.

MP3: MSTRKRFT – Paris vs. Music Sounds Better With You (Live)

MP3: Bloc Party – Two More Years (MSTRKRFT Remix)

MP3: Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT Remix)

MP3: Kylie Minogue – Wow (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Enjoy. Dance. The New Sound. x