South African singer/songwriter Dear Reader writes for us about all Day Fever, her first album in four years, revealing the inspirations behind each track.
Roosevelt is Marius Lauber, who leant the sensibilities of both his indie rock background and the techno scene of his adopted base of Cologne, Germany to his debut single, "Sea," released in 2012. That song, with its grooving, summery flow, brought him to the attention of labels. The tune appears here on his eponymous Roosevelt debut, released by City Slang and Greco-Roman, which is co-owned by Joe Goddard of Hot Chip. The album's techno-infused indie pop manages to incorporate dance tropes (four on the floor, '80s Casio tones, occasional tropical instruments, etc.) without turning out mere style exercises.
After the lackluster performance of Adrenalize, Def Leppard realized it was time to abandon their trademark wall-of-guitars sound. Jettisoning producer Mutt Lange – who, admittedly, was busy producing his wife, country singer Shania Twain – the group stripped its sound to the basics for Slang…
RARE TRAX is a continued series of promotional samplers given away with the german edition of Rolling Stone magazine since the 1990's and has reached volume 80 already. Each version covers a special topic and presents lesser known songs and/or artists.