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Ladyhawke- New Album

Ladyhawke’s second album is out March 19, 2012. Its called “Anxiety” and was recorded in the South of France over the summer with Producer Pascal Gabriel. Previously set to be released in October 2011, it seems there wont be any further push-back than March, and we hope not. No singles out there yet but the below teaser, recently posted on NME, is a glimpse into the sound.

Tribute to an old favorite. Alex Metric’s remix of Paris is Burning and the original, my favorite, below.

Ladyhawke- Paris is Burning (Alex Metric Remix)

Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning

Le Miel du Mois: Fevrier


It’s the first of the month, and Le Miel du Mois: Fevrier is up on Et Musique Pour Tous!  Click on the tape to listen in full and download the mix for *free*

Some of forthebeat’s favorite new artists are on there including Sunglasses, Coma Cinema, Peasant and Walter Sobcek. Tracklist below:

XXXChange – Roll It Light It Smoke It
The Tough Alliance – Neo Violence (Shazam Remix)
Database vs. French Horn Rebellion – Beaches and Friends (The Twelves Remix)
Sunglasses – Whiplash
The Radio Dept. – Heaven’s On Fire
Ladyhawke – My Delirium (Walter Sobcek Remix)
The xx – VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)
Pinback – Fortress
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps (Elite Force Re-Fix)
Thieves Like Us – Drugs In My Body
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Turn Into
The Dig – Penitentiary
Peasant – Thinking
Coma Cinema – Flower Pills

Le Miel du Mois: Janvier


It’s the first of the month, and Le Miel du Mois: Janvier is up on Et Musique Pour Tous!  Click on the tape to listen in full and download the mixtape for *free*

Le Miel du Mois: Janvier Track List

1. Vega – No Reasons
2. Ladyhawke – Paris Is Burning
3. Tanlines – Saw
4. Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
5. Soulwax – Krack
6. Walter Sobcek – Traci’s Party
7. The Go Find – Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen, Only Not Tonight
8. Sebastien Tellier – Kilometer 1001010101001 remix
9. The Temper Trap – Science of Fear
10. Klaxons – Its Not Over Yet (Brodinski Remix)
11. Treasure Fingers – Cross The Dancefloor (Lifelike Remix)
12. Chromeo – Night By Night
13. Lookbook – True to Form (Gigamesh Remix)
14. Bodi Bill – Tip Toe Walk (Siriusmo Remix)
15. Toro Y Moi – Blessa
16. WhoMadeWho – I Lost My Voice (Moulinex Remix)

my heart is yearning, paris is burning


“my heart is dreaming but paris is screaming, paris is screaming all night long” – LADYHAWKE, “Paris is Burning”

Ladyhawke is the solo project of New Zealand singer-songwriter Phillipa Brown, one of the top and best electro acts to come out of New Zealand in the past decade or so. Having just finished her tour in mid-November, plans for a second album and supporting tour have not been revealed, though a new single  “Magic,” was released in late October.

Her first, self-titled album, which debuted in 2008, yielded 13 nominations for the New Zealand Music Awards and ARIA Music Awards, with 8 total wins — a great feat for a debut album. Among the awards, Ladyhawke took home a NZMA for “My Delirium” as Best Single of the Year, as well as an award for Album of the Year, along with a win at ARIA for Breakthrough Artist. While “My Delirium” won recognition and praise, “Paris is Burning” was surprisingly a bit overlooked, but in my opinion, the best single from her debut album. While there are some great remixes of the track from Cut Copy, Peaches and Alex Metric, I find the original in its best form.

Three things you may not know about Ladyhawke: 1. She never wears women’s clothes, only menswear and boys underwear; 2. She has Asperger syndrome, and believes much of her passion and obsession with music can be attributed to this; 3. There’s a video game created in her honor, play it here.

One of my favorite quotes from Ladyhawke: “We were all once teenagers, listening to music at full volume, jumping on the bed with the door shut.”

Listen to her latest single “Magic” below and one of my favorite tracks from 2008/my favorite from Ladyhawke “Paris is Burning”:

Ladyhawke – Magic

Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning

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