Wednesday, October 1, 2014


It was fairly recent I became seriously addicted to the dance floor friendly sounds of Medio Mutante, after being introduced to them by a friend for the purpose of inclusion in a live DJ Set.  I couldn't get enough of the MM yet was discouraged that they did not have much material since most of what they record is fantastic.  Later after a brief sadness, upon hearing of their deactivate status I became uplifted yet again when I heard certain key members are involved in acts such as the provided 'Boan' as well as others such as //Tense//,  October just started and I'm ready to get my Babylon!

Artist: Boan
Origin: Houston, Texas USA

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Shabazz Palaces

I was happy to learn that this previously featured artist has released an equally compellingly listenable album this very year 2014.  Shabazz Palaces has maintained their expansive experimentative approach, yet now adds to the ingredients some of the discipline brought on by their experience and growth as artists.  This new mix of sounds has generously provided us, the music fan with a spectacular collection of multi-use sonic pieces wrapped in the gift package they have entitled "Lese Majesty."  The monarchs might not like it, but we the proletariats sure could be served well by a listen or two.

Artist: Shabazz Palaces
Origin: Seattle, Washington USA

Sunday, August 17, 2014


This month restores TionTunes to its original flagship mission of identifying those tracks that are highly likeable on the very first listen.  This track definitely fits the bill with its cascading rumble of opening guitar chords that frame the crystal clear, and delectable vocal talents of its talented lead singer.   Hearing this track gives a bit of reminiscence towards the amazing girl fronted tracks of the early 90's.  Give it a listen and discover how its 'fingerprints' will imprint on your musical memory.

Origin: San Francisco, California USA

Friday, July 11, 2014


This month's featured artist rides in on a lovely yet ugly tidal wave of distorted synths, with an under current like supporting system of strong cowboy western beats. The voice is oddly submerged, which only adds to the tension and pushes the listener to hear more of this track in an attempt to maybe decipher what is being transmitted on the third, fourth or eighty-ninth listen. A powerful track which would be great ammunition for the dance clubs that matter. In fact, I'm considering spinning it myself at my next appearance.  Enjoy!

Artist: The KVB
Origin: London, United Kingdom

Monday, June 2, 2014

Each Other

Going to start off June with a gem of a discovery!  First time I heard this was in the morning, and I heard an immediate paradox towards the way lots of things usually go.   Just as in the tune, there is a progressive alteration/switch of reflection versus high energy which lasts almost entirely throughout the process of what you are going to do, until a sluggish feel finally shuts the event down.  The art and visual design of this video is absolutely fantastic, it features various hand pencil drawn images which eventually peels off to reveal great cinematography of the band. I really think this group has lots of potential and can't wait to see what else they will create in the future.

Artist: Each Other
Origin: Montréal, Québec Canada.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


These guys are relatively new, but they are retro-y but still fresh.  I know..that was confusing sentence. You'll have to hear for yourself what I mean, as this band melds together elements of psychedelia, surf and brit-pop and churns it up creating their own approach to all of these genres. What I love most to hear about these guys is their implementation of the 12-String guitar, with the very under seen/heard omnichord these two instruments blend seamlessly in conjunction with a solid rhythm section and a clever vocalist. They are out on tour as of the date of this writing, catch them if you can!

Artist: Froth
Origin: Los Angeles, California USA

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Holidays

Fresh off the presses, the new song of the down under band 'The Holidays' gives us all hope that well composed tracks aren't limited to the end of the year months.   This track features a bouncy ball synth-rhythm section and trickling musical percussion that unites seamlessly with a visual journey which is provided by an apparently well traveled protagonist.  Meanwhile, the vocalist serenades us throughout the course of the sensory feast with a tale of summer travels that are at once both nostalgic and blissful. You'll want to go home for "The Holidays" after watching this!

Artist: The Holidays
Origin: Sydney, Australia
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