Blogger buzz continues to build around a new '80s pop revival track released by Belgian electronic artist Stephen Fassano, aka The Magician, who recently left the group Aeroplane for a solo career. Also claiming a top spot in The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart on September 26 is Swedish up-and-coming singer Amanda Mair.
The Magician recently released a track called "I Don't Know What to Do" featuring artists Dane Jeppe Laursen, known as Jeppe, and Plastic Plates, and bloggers have been talking about the new song for weeks. "The Magician can do no wrong. Neither can Plastic Plates, and neither can Jeppe," writes blogger
Uh Oh Disco, adding that the new track is "pure nu-disco bouncy goodness."
Another hot topic in the music blogosphere is newcomer Mair, who recently released two singles, "Doubt" and "House," from her upcoming debut album, due out next year via Swedish label Labrador. "Mair is what a young, Swedish Dusty Springfield produced by Kate Bush would sound like," describes blogger Kick Kick Snare. "With melodies lit by sunlight and a voice that goes straight to the heart, this is nothing less than pure magic."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on September 26 at 9:30 GMT:
Wild Beasts (no change)
Real Estate (reentry)
Gauntlet Hair (+2)
Childish Gambino (-2)
The Magician feat. Jeppe (reentry)
Amanda Mair (new)
Neon Indian (-6)
Launched in 2005, The Hype Machine aggregates information from more than 1,000 music blogs worldwide. Known for identifying up-and-coming artists, the site enables music fans to easily find out what music is hot in the blogosphere and to instantly hear and buy mp3s.
Listen to Mair's "House": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OU2eghWj1c