Masters Of The Radio; Van Go Lion; & Kele are today’s feature artists on The Hotness, a daily look at 3 songs that are amazing, essential and sure to make you horny.
Masters Of The Radio is a UK duo comprised of Anthony Paul Stevens and Matthew McMahon. I’ve written about these guys before and was muy excited to receive a copy of their latest single “Close To You” upon its arrival a few days ago. The song brings to mind a musical orgy with the likes of INXS and Pet Shop Boys; thanks to Anthony’s sing-speak vocals and the dark synthy production and beats that pulsate throughout. At first listen, I thought that maybe Anthony’s vocals needed to be louder..until I realized that I’m a fucking moron and should probably turn up the volume. My hair may have turned to brown over the years, but apparently my brain is still blond as ever! Anyway, if the idea of hearing a 2011 fresh interpretation of bands such as Tears For Fears, INXS and Pet Shop Boys is your bag, then I highly recommend giving “Close To You” a spin. Actually, fuck that. Even if your favorite artists include Shitney Spears and RuPaul, you should listen to this song anyway. Oh and make sure when you give the song a few spins that you do so WITH THE VOLUME UP.
*Masters Of The Radio’s debut EP, The Pleasure Age, will be out this fall and self-released.
Masters Of The Radio “Close To You” (FREE DOWNLOAD!)
Van Go Lion is a Portland-based electropop duo comprised of singer, Amy Paige, and producer, Josh Loerzel. If you’ve been reading FH for a while, you’ll know that I am a big supporter of all things Van Go Lion and would even go so far as to say that they have yet to make a misstep in their rapidly-growing music career. From the made-for-an-80s-soundtrack brilliance of “The Ache” to their dark house-y debut single “Body Moves” to the straight-up poptastic eargasm that is “We Don’t Miss A Beat”, these guys have kept fans constantly guessing their next musical direction. I had dinner with Amy over the summer at gay dining hotspot Elmo and spent the entire time laughing my nads off to the point where I am now nadless. I’ve been lucky enough to be privy to many of Van Go Lion’s songs before their release, but had only heard a remix of their current single “Colors” until last week. The song goes back to the dark house roots of Body Moves and improves on it with a nice deep dance beat and infectious chorus you’ll have in your head for days. Check it out below and download it on the house. (That means ‘free’)
Van Go Lion “Colors” (FREE DOWNLOAD!)
Kele Okereke is a UK solo artist and lead singer of wonderfully miserable indie rock band, Bloc Party. While I’ve always been a fan of Kele’s work with Bloc Party over the years, so far his solo career has been hit and miss for me. To be fair, it’s very rare for anyone to do anything for the first time and hit a homerun straight away, so I’ve been eager to hear new music from Kele and couldn’t be more excited for the November release of his upcoming EP “The Hunter”. The first offering from The Hunter comes in the form of a dancetastic duet with a young female artist named Lucy Taylor. The song’s called “What Did I Do?” and it’s a whole lot more fun and upbeat than anything on Kele’s 1st solo album, 2010’s “The Boxer”. As I’ve said many a time, I’m not really a fan of the whole ‘dubstep’ craze that’s swept through the dance music world in the last few years, but Kele does a great job of mixing some house beats in with the dubstep; making What Did I Do an absolute cracker! I am most certainly diggin it and hopefully you will, too. Check out the video below.
*Kele’s new EP, The Hunter, is out 7 November via Wichita Recordings.
Kele featuring Lucy Taylor “What Did I Do?”