Friday, 12 March 2010

Honour Before Glory FREE Show

New Leeds act Honour Before Glory, the solo project of former Forward Russia guitarist Whiskas, play a free show tonight at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds. While ordinarily not HWD’s cup of tea, on tracks like ‘Lions’ and ‘Broken Bottles, Empty Hearts’ Honour Before Glory reveal the beginnings of something genuinely special. Doors are at 7.30pm and support comes from Fran Rodgers and Yanni Montoya.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Woman E

Old friends of HWD, The Animal Farm, have just added their production magic to the new Few & Far EP by UK/German synth-pop duo Woman E. Woman E describe their music as “subversive pop” and have intrigued us by claiming to mix disco with a Leonard Cohen obsession. You can check out their tracks here or get yourself down to their own bi-monthly electro-pop night ‘Crime Wave’ at the Queen of Hoxton in London.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Justin Faust - Holdin' On

Well, it's great to have a chance to post this track. Our good friend Justin Faust is currently rampaging up the blog charts with his great new tune - 'Holdin' On' - out now on Discotexas records. Have a listen to the title track below. The release also includes remixes by Moulinex and Nightriders, and if we were you, we would BUY IT!

For those of you not yet familiar with Mr. Faust, he is a Munich based producer with a decidedly French, filter-disco influenced sound. He has in the past turned out a couple of superb remixes for us, and you can check out his take on 'You Are Never Alone With Model 21' from our Dance Technology album below.


Monday, 22 February 2010

Kid Cudi feat Ratatat – ‘Alive’

Despite its ubiquity and chav-ringtone appeal, HWD loved the Crookers remix of Kid Cudi’s ‘Day ‘N’ Nite’; we even worked it into ‘My Heart Is Set On You’ during our live sets. None of this prepared us for Kid Cudi’s debut album Man On The Moon: The End Of Day, a sprawling and surprising concept record which recalls Marvin Gaye, Andre 3000’s The Love Below and the best of Kanye West. Amongst numerous highlights is ‘Alive’, one of two collaborations with HWD favourites Ratatat.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Synthesizer Club

This is basically how we learned how to make our records:

CAUTION: Unless you are synth geeks, you will probably not find this video very funny. I think it's hilarious, which probably doesn't reflect very well on me.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Ryan Nexus Top 5

Ryan Nexus has been making waves with his remixes in recent months, his mix of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' 'Heads Will Roll' making it to the Hype Machine #1 spot late last year. He's put together a brilliantly morbid Top 5 for us and provided us with an exclusive new track, 'Poppin Young Pussy', for your download pleasure - we love it's old-school mashup vibe! 

Ryan Nexus' Top 5 Songs To Play At My Funeral

1. "We'll Meet Again" - Johnny Cash version
2. "Waters of Nazareth" - Justice
3. "Fake Plastic Trees" - Radiohead
4. "Blaze of Glory" - Bon Jovi
5. "Teardrop" - Massive Attack
Encore bonus track- "Where is my Mind?" - Pixies
We're wondering what exactly he has planned for the 'encore'... We've very kindly taken the time to turn this Top 5 into a Spotify Playlist for you, so click the link and pretend you are at Ryan's funeral. Yeah, you feel a bit sad but isn't the music great?

Now get your download on:

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

DeLooze - Big Love

It is our great pleasure to introduce you to our new label-mates DeLooze. They've given us their cover of Fleetwood Mac's 'Big Love' for you to download. HWD are split into two camps over the issue of Fleetwood Mac; Becky and Pete think they're great, Yoni thinks they are a crime against humanity. We are all however, in agreement that this is a great cover - check it out for yourselves: