Comprised of two dudes (Daniel Hunt-L and Reuben Wu-R) on instruments and two ice-princess frontwomen (Mira Aroyo and Helena Marnie), Liverpool-based Ladytron is quite simply one of the most awesome bands to ever rise up out of electronic music’s ashes. In this week’s Spotlight, we caught up with Reuben Wu before this Thursday’s Seattle gig at the Decibel Festival to tell us which electronic artists are rocking his dance world.
Check out his list, and then grab a free download of a Ladytron song!
From Reuben Wu:
1. The Offkey Hat “Emergency Calling” I don’t know anything about this band but it was playing in a bar in East london and I Shazam’d it. Nice clubby mid-tempo electronica.
2. Carte Blanche “Gare Du Nord” An electro/techno track from 2010 – sounds like an updated Nervous Acid by Bobby Konders, a classic acid track from the 80s. Lots of groove where it needs it without sounding like a broken hoover.
3. Daniel Maloso “Ritmo Especial” A deep and motorik-sounding electro number with lots of arpeggiators. Sounds a bit late 80s techno.
4. Soft Moon “Breathe the Fire” Just been listening to this album – they’re from San Francisco. They do the Bauhaus/Joy Division thing very well without it sounding pastiche.
5. Sonoio “Houdini” Houdini from Sonoio, our friend Alessandro Cortini’s new project, featuring his droning analogue modular synths which feature on some of our music. I recently finished a remix of this great song which is available now on free download. A very beautiful and distinctive track.
And now for a little taste of Ladytron music. Download a free MP3 of “White Elephant” from the band’s 2011 album Gravity The Seducer.
27-sep tue US, Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
28-sep wed CA, Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
29-sep thu US, Seattle, WA – Decibel Festival
01-oct sat US, Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
03-oct mon US, Minneapolis, MN – The Fine Line
04-oct tue US, Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
05-oct wed CA, Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
06-oct thu CA, Montreal, QC – Telus Theatre
07-oct fri US, Boston, MA – The Paradise Rock Club
08-oct sat US, New York, NY – Terminal 5
09-oct sun US, Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
11-oct tue US, Washington DC – 9:30 Club
13-oct thu US, Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
14-oct fri US, Pensacola, FL – DeLuna Festival
15-oct sat US, Miami, FL – Grand Central
Come back tomorrow for more featured guest playlists and free MP3s!
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