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Lapalux Remixes Lianne La Havas | PlayGround | Music Media
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Lapalux Remixes Lianne La Havas

Listen to his moving version of “Lost & Found”

After the excellent "When You're Gone EP" on Brainfeeder, Lapalux continues his way up. On his remix of upcoming London singer Lianne La Havas' “Lost & Found”, the inspired British producer wraps the delicate vocals in warm clouds and fragile, grainy rhythms, giving the tune a perfect dose of emotion and sweetness.

Maya Jane Coles Is Sharing Her 'DJ-Kicks' | PlayGround | Music Media
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Maya Jane Coles Is Sharing Her 'DJ-Kicks'

Stream her contribution to the legendary mix series

Five days from now, London girl Maya Jane Coles will be added to the select group of !K7's notorious “DJ-Kicks” contributors. Find the details about the release here. Today you can stream the whole album on the Resident Advisor website, and even download “Not Listening”, one of the exclusive tracks Coles included in the mix.

Othello Woolf And His Eighties R&B Spirits | PlayGround | Music Media
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Othello Woolf And His Eighties R&B Spirits

Listen to his new track “Make Ya High”

Othello Woolf keeps paving his own way with golden tiles. After independently releasing a self-titled album last year (get it here for free), the Londoner continues to show off his talents on his Soundcloud page. His latest offering is this here “Make Ya High”. Even more synthetically textured than before, the artist offers a modern vision of the keyboard-laden new wave and silky R&B we used to hear on the radio in the eighties.

Follow Lambchop On Their European Tour | PlayGround | Music Media
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Follow Lambchop On Their European Tour

Kurt Wagner's band premiere the video of “2B2”

Though we have to say we enjoyed their previous video, “Gone Tomorrow”, with wrestling as the central theme, quite a bit more, anything released by Lambchop is always welcome in this house. For the video o f“2B2”, another track from their recent Mr. M (City Slang/Merge, 2011), director Zack Spiger used live footage shot during Kurt Wagner's band’s present European tour.

The Shoegaze Brightness Of Echo Lake | PlayGround | Music Media
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The Shoegaze Brightness Of Echo Lake

“Even The Blind” is the first advance track from their debut album

Echo Lake, the South London band formed in late 2010 by Thom Hill and Linda Jarvis, have their first LP ready. Wild Peace” will be out on No Pain In Pop (Europe) and Slumberland (North America) on 25th June. As an appetiser, they bring us what they call their most daring track, “Even The Blind”, a luminous and nostalgic shoegaze exercise.

Neneh Cherry Gets Dazzled By The Thing's Jazz | PlayGround | Music Media
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Neneh Cherry Gets Dazzled By The Thing's Jazz

Listen to their rendition of Suicide's “Dream Baby Dream”

On 18th June, Neneh Cherry is releasing The Cherry Thing”, a jazz album featuring originals and cover versions. When we told you about it a few weeks ago, Smalltown Supersound had not yet released any advance tracks. But now they have – listen to Neneh Cherry & The Things's rendition of Suicide's “Dream Baby Dream”.

tUnE-yArDs, A Friend For All The Children | PlayGround | Music Media
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tUnE-yArDs, A Friend For All The Children

“My Country” is the third single off of “w h o k i l l”

Everybody knows Merrill Garbus, alma mater of tUnE-yArDs, is a charming loony. What we didn't know, however, is that she's great with kids. Here's the proof: the video of the infectious “My Country”, taken from her “w h o k i l l (4AD, 2011).

Virtual Worlds For Kuedo | PlayGround | Music Media
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Virtual Worlds For Kuedo

Konx-om-Pax directs the video of “Ascension Phase”

Konx-om-Pax (with the aid of Sabrina Ratté) is handling the clip for “Ascension Phase” by Kuedo, taken from “Severant” for Planet Mu. The Scottish director outlines virtual worlds in which digital technology reigns, submerging us in an experience that is similar to what it would be like to get lost in “Tron” with a bag of magical truffles in your pocket. Both Kuedo and Kon-om-Pax have releases on the way for Mike Paradinas’ label; the first will release the remix EP “Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space” on 18th June, while the second will release a debut LP, “Regional Surrealism”, on 9th July.