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Jessie Ware / / ‘ 110 %’

Julio Bashmore is the man of the moment. His lush, chicago-house inspired grooves, have certainly struck a chord with Jessie Ware, and this collaboration with Bashmore is uptempo and  reaallll sexy.

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Alex Hall

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Black Tar creeps about on Facebook


If you are anything like us and spend the majority of your day cycling between various pornographic websites and music blogs ran by fellow losers then this message is for you. Spice up your day and  make sure you ‘Like’ us either on the Facebook Page– or the box at the bottom of this blog- for hourly posts about new music you just have to hear and images that’ll make your eyes water.


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Matthew Dear – ‘Headcage’ EP

It’s been a year and a half since Matthew Dear’s last original release. In the ever-evolving world of electronic music, that is a long time. What’s changed?
If you’re familiar with Dear’s lengthy back catalogue up to this point, don’t expect a cataclysmic change in sound palette. Sonically, Headcage is a continuation of the sensual, pad-laden techno explored on 2010’s excellent Black City. Headcage, though, shows both Dear’s more playful side – the titular track and ‘In the Middle (I Met You There) – and his more reflective side – the last two tracks, ‘Street Song’ and ‘Around A Fountain.’
Frankly, the former two could easily have fit on Black City, but it’s the the latter where new avenues are explores. On those two tracks percussion is minimal, allowing the Michigan producer’s unorthodox tendencies to breathe. ‘Around A Fountain’ is particularly impressive. It comes across like an amorphous hymn for the sleep-deprived raver; a lullaby for lost seratonin interjected with shamanic groans.
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Right, I can’t wait any longer. I was going to post this on Friday , but fuck it, weekdays are the new weekends anyway. As regular readers will know, Black Tar is fond of a solid Disco groove. It turns out that the good folks at Future Boogie Recordings have also got the bug, especially new signing Humberto Matias aka Social Disco Club. His recent mix is Disco at it’s finest. This is music for the dry-ice, the reflection of the disco ball on gyrating bodies, and the wait at the end of the night when you can’t find your fur coat. Get down on Wednesday night:
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Lapalux – Gutter Glitter

Meet Lapalux. Brainfeeder’s latest signing has been hailed as ‘the Barry White of electronica’ for his effervescent day-glo R’n’B. Seduction is the name of the game.

‘Gutter Glitter’ is taken from his forthcoming EP, When You’re Gone, and it’s promising. It’s sonic landscape is smattered with woozy oscillations, nicely offset by tumbling percussion and lusty vocal lines.

When You’re Gone will be released on Brainfeeder on 7th February.

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BLENDE- January Mix

BLENDE is an up and coming Swedish producer who crafts glitsy disco-Infused house music. While he may have workd with Roger Sanchez, MSTRKRFT and Klaxons to name but a few, his own material is only now starting to reverberate around the dance floor. See what you think of this January mix below:

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Sonic Youth have long been seen as  the talismans of alternative indie rock. With Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon going through a divorce, it’s likely that fans of the band will have to turn to solo material to fill that void of feedback and slacker 90’s cool.

Lee Ranaldo has always been an outspoken member of the group, yet his guitar playing has undoubtedly influenced the current generation of noise freaks. Recorded with veteran Sonic Youth producer John Angelo, “Off the Wall” is a melodic piece of guitar pop, which deals with Ranaldo’s childhood, and the typical description of teenage alienation that defined much of his old bands perspective. While this track may be very listenable, for me that’s the big problem with this record; how safe it is. While it may have been equally as bad to duplicate the aggressive guitar tones of Sonic Youth, succumbing to the soft balls indie rock approach is a cardinal error. Maybe Ranaldo was doomed either way. Fans of this can expect a  full length release in March, by the fine people at  Matador records, and a tour to follow later this year.

You can get it for free below:



Lee Ranaldo “Off the Wall”

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