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THE ANSWERING MACHINE THE ANSWERING MACHINE - "It's Over! It's Over! It's Over!"

This quartet out of Manchester is causing quite a buzz with their well-formed energetic indie-pop. Their sound - Casio bleeps, electronic handclaps, driving guitar and hyper drum beats coupled with anthemic vocal harmonies - is already being compared to bands like The Strokes and Franz Ferdinand.

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LITTLE BOOTS LITTLE BOOTS - "New In Town"

One of our latest signings and one of the hottest buzz artists of 2009, Little Boots (moniker for Victoria Hesketh) has been causing quite a stir with her danceable, punchy disco pop sound coupled with her angelic voice. Her highly anticipated debut album, Hands, drops this summer...

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HARD-FI HARD-FI - "Suburban Knights"

These West London electro punks always deliver the goods, cramming their songs with memorable hooks, stomping Motown choruses, and plenty of their adventurous spirit. One of our latest favorites, "Suburban Knights", is a bouncing Clash-like romp.

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COMMON featuring CHESTER FRENCH COMMON featuring CHESTER FRENCH - "What A World"

His latest album Universal Mind Control keeps alive the refined lyrical performance and flowing syncopations of jazz-rap that we have come to expect from Common. This track is a clear standout, featuring the highly buzzed about duo Chester French.

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PLASTIC BERTRAND PLASTIC BERTRAND - "Ca Plane Pour Moi"

We couldn't help but include this absolutely classic 1978 single, a fantastic piece of outlandish punk from the Belgian artist who sings in French! "Ca Plane Pour Moi", which translates into 'This Life's For Me', was one of the most popular songs of the New Wave era and still sounds fresh and funky today.

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FLORENCE & THE MACHINE FLORENCE & THE MACHINE - "Dog Days Are Over"

This heralded single from Florence Welch is like a whirling dervish, knocking the listener sideways with stomping bass drum, hand claps and jangling guitar plucks. Her pure soulful voice, ringing like a bell, can rival any of the Sixties Motown singers. We can't wait for her debut album to drop this summer...

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STRAY PALACE STRAY PALACE - "What I Want"

The bandmates of the trio Stray Palace, hailing from San Francisco, L.A. and Atlanta, are each solo musicians and producers in their own right. They decided to have a go at a new kind of collaboration and the result represents an attempt to weld together the funk of American indie dance-rock and epic British new wave.

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SEASICK STEVE SEASICK STEVE - "Happy Man"

This legendary blues guitarist is a grizzled, self-described former hobo but has a resume that covers the whole spectrum: playing guitar with Joni Mitchell and Lightin' Hopkins as well as producing recent work by Modest Mouse. Up next for Steve? - A highly anticipated collaboration with the White Stripes' Jack White.
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SONNY J SONNY J - "Handsfree (If You Hold My Hand)"

Always known for his clever sampling uses, here Sonny J does a great job reinventing the Donna Hightower hit "If You Hold My Hand". Originally from Liverpool, Sonny J has been making heads bob and feet shuffle on both sides of the Atlantic for several years now. After his most recent string of energetic dance hits we are anxious to hear what he comes out with next.
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KINGS OF CONVENIENCE KINGS OF CONVENIENCE - "I Don't Know What I Can Save You From" (Ryksopp Remix)

On this track off the acclaimed remix album Versus, the Norwegian duo's folksy, soothing aesthetics, reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel, are reworked by ambient electronica kings Röyksopp - transforming the sparse original into a composition with winsome vocals and sleepy electro beats.
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NEFF-U NEFF-U - "Smile"

Ron "Neff-U" Feemster has been cutting his teeth and building his resume as a producer and songwriter, working with artists such as Ne-Yo, Mary J Blige & Eminem. On "Smile" he steps up to the microphone himself and dishes out a sweet pop treat of a song.
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ALISTER ALISTER - "Filles à Problèmes"

Full of hand claps and driving guitar chords, this single from France's Alister sounds like a modern indie rock version of a classic Beatles tune while exuding a chic French attitude.
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SEA DRAGON SEA DRAGON - "Living Today"

Nyles Lannon is best known for his dreamy "folktronic" sound which he perfected on 3 critically acclaimed solo records. With his new moniker Sea Dragon, Nyles is focusing on a livelier rock formula, combining catchy melodies with a bombastic synth sound.
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RINRSE RINRSE - "Get Ready Now"

This French duo has been taking us on funky escapes for years with their unique sound of house mix meets guitar riffs. They finally achieved some widespread acclaim when their song "Cubicle" showed up in an iPod commercial. This track off their album Schizophrenia shows off their talent of being electronic in spirit and rock at heart.
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A TRIBE CALLED QUEST A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - "Jam"

Among the pioneers of hip hop's golden age, these battle-ready MCs crafted potent lyrics with playful beats and solidified their reputation as the most intelligent, artistic rap group of the 90's. The track we included, "Jam", smoothly unfolds into an intoxicating short story about a lazy day filled with parties and good times.
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WHITEST BOY ALIVE WHITEST BOY ALIVE - "1517"

This side project of Kings of Convenience's Erlend ye has just released a brand new assured and beguiling album. Its songs are at one moment full of tenderness and subtlety and the next, like on "1517" they are streamlined and funky gems with playful guitar licks.
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MILES DAVIS MILES DAVIS - "Blue in Green"

1959 was arguably the most creative year in all of jazz history. Miles Davis's timeless classic Kind of Blue represents the pinnacle of the monumental jazz recordings released in that year. Miles and his hand-picked all-star band which included John Coltrane and Bill Evans set a new standard that defined jazz to come. Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of 1959 by enjoying the music that made it a landmark year for jazz.
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MICHEL LEGRAND MICHEL LEGRAND - "Di-Gue-Ding-Ding"

Heralded as one of the best French film composers of the 20th century, Michel Legrand is a celebrated performer and musician. He has made his fame and fortune from writing for films, but he has also done significant work in jazz, working with such legends as Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan & John Coltrane. This quirky tune from the 1960's is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
 

  
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