Ice on the Dune by Empire of the Sun

 
Australian electronic music duo, Empire of the Sun, burst into the new-wave scene with their debut album Walking on a Dream. With striking similarities (and yet unlike) to MGMT, the duo’s charm lies with their strange music videos, outlandish costumes, tripping-on-drugs lyrics and of course stellar music. Continue reading
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Random Access Memories – Daft Punk

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With their 2001 smash-hit album Discovery, Daft Punk found that popularizing a rising trend is one thing and staying ahead of the curve is an entirely different challenge. Their only effort after that, Human After All not only cemented their success on the charts but also pigeon-holed them into club-music. Continue reading

OutRun – Kavinsky

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Kavinsky (Vincent Belorgey) is a French electronica artist who rose to fame with his track “Nightcall” being used on the Drive soundtrack. After several EPs, he finally came out with his first studio album, OutRun. Unlike his peers Daft Punk and Justice, both of whom he has toured with, Kavinsky favours retro-electro rather than dance.

The album is a soundtrack of sorts for Belorgey’s story behind his stage alter-ego Kavinsky and starts with “Prelude” which gives you a comic book style narrative of Kavinsky’s story  – a man who dies crashing his Ferrari Testarossa only to rise from the dead as a kickass electronic-music-producing zombie whose soul has now been linked to that of his car – which then sets the theme for the rest of the album. Continue reading