Today’s Indie: Tomorrow / Niki & the Dove
‘I’m ready to learn what it takes to burn / I’m going to let you show me what it means to breathe fire’
Fierce, fiery and female driven, I can’t help but start by saying that this song would be perfect for the Hunger Games soundtrack. Now that I have gotten that out of the way: I first heard of Niki and the Dove via Goldroom’s amazing remix of Mother Protect, but all the bells and whistles of untz caused me to miss the real power behind lead singer Malin’s vocals. Enter the Swedish electro pop duo’s newest track, Tomorrow, and you can hear her on fire.
The tribal beats put me under the sun somewhere on safari, and the build flourishing into an impassioned chorus is terrifically done. Malin’s voice reminds me of another talented Swede, Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano. Tomorrow is off Niki and the Dove’s upcoming album, Instinct, due out this May. #indie
Today’s Untz: Night Out / Martin Solveig (Madeon remix)
‘it’s a long shot but darling couldn’t loving you more’
Born in 1994, French DJ/producer Madeon is not old enough to buy a pack of cigarettes in the US, but has proven himself mature enough to craft remix gold and apparently tear up live sets at clubs he shouldn’t legally be permitted into. The phenom is on my must see list for Coachella this year, in part out of shear fascination/curiosity. Here is his nice little take on Night Out… can’t wait to hear it live. #untz