TEEEL – “Hydrostatic” is available on on iTunes. Teeel will be releasing his latest full-length, Hydrostatic on Mush Records in 2014. Fans of his debut, Amulet and follow-up, University Hights know what to expect: big productions that sound like the electro-pop spawn of New Order and Toro Y Moi. With nods to giants like New Order and Daft Punk and modern critic darlings Washed Out and Toro Y Moi, Hydrostatic has all the makings of a synth-pop breakthrough. “Temple Of The Sun” kicks the album off with a perfect piece of songcraft. Intricate synth and guitar work dance around a bouncing bass line, laying the foundation for the first of an album full of vocal hooks. “Disc Go” is a clear standout with equal parts Chromeo style playfulness, Tom Tom Club rubbery bass, and a repetitive synth line that harkens to filter-based Frech house music. With standouts like “You’re Mine” and “Runners” anchoring the album, Teeel switches up styles from track to track delivering dancefloor ready grooves, dark washes of synthesized brooding, and pop hook after pop hook. The amazing jelly fish photography on the cover is provided by Alexander Semenov. You can check out his amazing work and help donate to his next diving expedition here!

The new song “Temple of the Sun” was recently featured on Electronic Rumor. Click here for the review.

I’m honored that Neil deGrasse Tyson used the song “Triangle Waves” in his latest Star Talk Radio “Cosmic Queries: A Powerful Potpourri” podcast. You’ll hear it around 35minute mark. Check it out.


LIVE MUSIC: Brothertiger / TEEEL / Jacob 2-2 / Crozet / AIMES

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New music is essential to the creative minds at the NOOKA Lab, so it is no surprise that our techno-progressivist designs are popular with musicians in the pop, dance, and electronic music space. NOOKA has teamed up with Synth Records to produce a music compilation of 14 original tracks from exciting up-and-coming artists. This is NOOZIK—the soundtrack for your future.


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I had the opportunity to meet up with Josh at YNOT radio to play a few live tracks, talk shop about music, movies and more along with sharing some of my favorite Philly artists.

Design + Conquer Electro Collection Preview from DESIGN + CONQUER on Vimeo.

Jim Smith—aka Teeel—is this month’s Guest Conqueror! The 80s-loving electronic music producer/songwriter from New Jersey collaborated with Design + Conquer on our Electro collection Teaser video [see video above], and inspired our Marx earring design. A self-proclaimed marathon movie watcher and gear head, Jim creates music that ranges from hypnotic vocal synthpop to dreamwave and dark electronic rock. He is often inspired by the 1980s new wave movement.

In celebration of Jim’s electro-tastic [yes, we've created a new word for the occasion] we’re giving away a pair of DC Marx earrings. Share this blog post via Facebook or Twitter, and you’re entered. The winner will chosen at random, and will be announced October 1, 2012, on Design + Conquer’s Twitter and Facebook pages. Entries can be from anywhere in the world.

Hop in your DeLorean, and Pump Teeel’s Guest Conqueror playlist by clicking here.