Toronto native John O made a big impact with his intimate Diamond Rings debut Special Affections. His expressive baritone shined on DIY ditties like “All Yr Songs” and “You Oughta Know” with matching home-spun videos that struck an emotional chord and brought back Ziggy Stardust eye makeup. He supported Swedish pop star Robyn on her 2011 North American Tour and landed in the studio recording his follow-up LP with her producer Damian Taylor (Björk, Austra, The Prodigy). The lead single from his forthcoming Free Dimensional LP is a bold statement on owning who you are and embracing one’s true self. It’s a fresh take on synthesized pop that opens with mysteriously subtle keys that explode into a defiant chorus. Teenage Swedish upstart Jakob Lido whips the song into a pumping carnival ride and Reidiculous turns it into pure poppin’ electro-house bling.
8/27 – The new MOTi, Yelle DJs and DJ Reidiculous Piano mixes were just added. Download them altogether with the zip (2) mp3 link
“If Robyn and Interpol had an intensely glam and stylish baby, this is the music he would make 20 years from now” – MTV Buzzworthy