Originally Posted by kwitel
Wow; thank you.
A bit to much for me to sift through here...
Can you give me 2-3 of the "must-haves" of the above?
I like that Empire has this groovy-disco vibe to it but also enjoy the slightly harder/darker/dancier stuff, ala The Presets too.
Fair enough, I like just compiling name after name and the process of finding what I like from all that the information overload... but that's me I guess.
I'll give you some in track form, might be easier to soundcloud/youtube/whatever to see if you like them. Hopefully you've already heard some of this, otherwise what rock have you been living under ?
Can't define it down much more... it's too hard.
PNAU - Embrace | With You Forever
Empire of the Sun is Nick Littlemore and Luke Steele, but also with the help of Peter Mayes and Donnie Sloan. PNAU is Littlemore and Mayes, so a natural recommendation if this is what you're after. Embrace features the vocals of Ladyhawke, who I'll come back to in a sec.
Cut Copy - Far Away | Take Me Over | Saturdays
Doing electro-pop since back when it was indie.
Van She - Kelly | Changes | Jamaica
The Bravery - Time Won't Let Me Go (Van She Tech Remix) | Feist - 1234 (Van She Tech Remix)
Liars, orange juice does stain. One of my favourite bands, as Van She Tech they did some amazing electro remixes, their moustachioed synth wizard Michael Di Francesco is currently doing a bit of solo noodling as Touch Sensitive.
Miami Horror - Holidays | Moon Theory
Can't believe I forgot them initially. Well worth a listen.
Ladyhawke - Another Runaway | Back of the Van | Blue Eyes
Ladyhawke was in a band with Nick Littlemore way back when, Di Francesco from Van She also helped out on Back of the Van.
Lots more but I'll cut myself off here, so many more to share...
For pure disco-ishness, because I'm obsessed at the moment, honorable mentions:
Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars
Flight Facilities - I Didn't Believe
Breakbot - Fantasy
The Swiss - Eliousa
Classixx - Holding On
The Swiss have toured with/backed Empire of the Sun, Ladyhawke and Donnie Sloan has been involved as a producer/collaborator with them. Not to mention all the the touring a lot of them have done with each other...
There is method to my madness.
More Presets style, harder with more grit, Justice or Boys Noize perhaps ?
Okay, I'll stop.