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Young Robots Records will release limited edition vinyl EP at Creep Records on 3/1 with a performance by The Downtown Club

The Downtown Club | Photo by Theo Constantinou
The Downtown Club | Photo by Theo Constantinou

Young Robots Records, home to local acts The Downtown Club, Nicos Gun, Instamatic and others, will release a limited edition vinyl EP on March 1st.  Taking a selection of cuts originally released on the label’s Philadelphia Maneto compilation, the new wax run will includes original songs from the bands mentioned above alongside remixes by label boss DJ Apt One.  A release show and party will be held at Creep Records in the Piazza on March 1st with appearances by The Downtown Club and DJ Apt One.  Admission to the event includes a hand-numbered copy of the EP and can be purchased here.  Check out Philadelphia Maneto below.

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Watch a new Red Bull Sounds of the City session featuring Nicos Gun

Nicos Gun | Photo by Ryan Muir/Red Bull Content Pool
Nicos Gun | Photo by Ryan Muir/Red Bull Content Pool

Local electro-dance crew Nicos Gun went acoustic for their new Sounds of the City session, presented by Red Bull Sound Select.  The band performed three tracks, including music from their upcoming record Dream Vacation.  The videos were filmed in locations around Philly, including their apartment in Northern Liberties, Northern Liberties Park and at The Fire on Girard Ave.  The filming spots are more than just notable Philadelphia points of interest – the band chose locations that are important to them as musicians in this city (The Fire is where they played their first show together).  Below, check out the video for Nicos Gun’s new single “Power Back,” followed by “Island of Sirens” from the new record and “Business and Pleasure” from their debut Plush.

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Lushlife to play next Red Bull Sound Select event on 9/17 with Cuddle Magic, Heliotropes and Johnny Showcase

redbullsoundselect The next Philly Red Bull Sound Select show will be held on Tuesday, September 17th at a secret location TBA. Curated by Tayyib Smith of Little Giant Media, the showcase will feature Cuddle Magic, Heliotropes, Johnny Showcase and Lushlife. Tonight is the August edition of Red Bull Sound Select at The Blockley with Kilo Kish, Nico’s Gun, Mic Stewart & Joie. Go here for more information about tonight’s show, curated by Veteran Freshman. Below, listen to some tunes from Lushlife, Cuddle Magic and Johnny Showcase.

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Check out who’s playing the Red Bull Sound Select show at the Blockley 8/16

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Red Bull is hosting a show at the Blockley on August 16 as part of its Sound Select concert series, which aims to bring together and “break” new music. Headlining the show is experimental, alternative hip-hop driven artist Kilo Kish. She dropped her record, K+, earlier this year – you can stream it below through SoundCloud. Curated by Veteran Freshman, the show also include performances by local singer-songwriter/hip-hop artist Joie, and Philly quirky psych-rockers Nico’s Gun. Also on the bill is Mic Stewart, who just recently released the music video for “Let it Bump,” his track with Chill Moody and DJ Damage. Tickets for the show can be bought at the door – $3 before 10 p.m, and $10 after.

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Download Nicos’ Gun “Dirty Girl (DJ Apt One Remix)” from the forthcoming Philadelphia Maneto compilation

Local record label Young Robots has been working hard this summer to put together a Philly-centric compilation of new songs and remixes from local bands and producers, called Philadelphia Maneto. Curated by local electronic artist DJ Apt One, the comp will feature additional help by a selection of other dance-centric artists, with the set released next week on digital-download and 12″ vinyl. On July 18th, there will be a concert at the Race Street Pier to celebrate the whole thing. Last week we got a taste of the set with The Downtown Club’s “Dance”; today, we have a featured remix of the Nicos Gun track “Dirty Girl.” The track (recently remixed by Philly’s own Les Professionnels as well) is full of delightful synth programming and an infectious beat. Listen to it and grab your download below.

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Les Professionnels remix Nicos Gun’s “Dirty Girl”

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Philly-based dance-punk outfit Nicos Gun released their full-length record Plush in December of 2011, and it featured the Prince-y opening track “Dirty Girl.” Fast forward a couple of years, and it seems about time that the song gets a little reboot, courtesy of none other than fellow Philly-natives, Les Professionnels. The newly remixed “Dirty Girls” reinvents the tune in only a way that the self-proclaimed “cosmic voyagers” could.  Featuring the same punch and attitude of the original, while adding a funky new layer of electro-pop, too, Les Professionnels manage to give the song new life, yet are careful not to distract from its original appeal. The remixed track is now available on iTunes, and can be streamed via Spotify. Listen to it below. Les Prof plays MilkBoy next Friday, June 28th; tickets and information can be found here.

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