Sunday, August 29, 2010

We love Velo

Stumbled upon these unsigned London guys of Velo a couple of months back. Were thrilled of their amazing sound. Fell in love. Now I noticed that they still are unsigned but they have finally released their first EP "Trading Alibis" on Eurostar Records.

When I saw the release I heard this remix of Mondkopf. Heavy stuff compared to Velo's kind of 80s guitar based electro pop it took a complete other turn, a good marriage.

Velo - Trading Alibis (Mondkopf Remix) by mondkopf

Back when I took my first listen of Velo, these three tracks got stuck in my head, especially "White Nights". These tracks are only in low quality so you first can discover Velo and then head over and buy the whole EP with remixes at iTunes, alright!

Velo - White Nights

Velo - Trading Alibis

Velo - Perfect Twisted World

Earlier this year, they also got a huge hit over at Hype Machine with their remix of Ellie Goulding's "Starry Eyed". A track that have a lot of great remixes, we're especially in love with Monsieur Adi's version but Velo's is also a superb remix. In other words, Velo are not only good in making their own music, they're also good with the remix work.

Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed (Velo's Wild Eyed Edit)

Penguin Prison - Funny Thing (Velo Remix)

And as the final bonus of this love declaration to Velo, they have made this wonderful disco flavoured mixtape. A lot of nice tracks from back in the days mixed with some newer ones.