Cudi Does It Better

Early this morning Kid Cudi released a snippet of “Teleport 2 Me,” the first single from his new album WZRD. If the song sounds familiar, it’s because it features a prominent sample of Desire‘s “Under Your Spell.” First released on their debut album in 2009, the song was used in the recent Cannes-winning, Ryan Gosling-starring Drive, and since then it’s picked up almost two million plays on YouTube. We are thrilled that Kid Cudi and his producer Dot Da Genius have added another chapter to the story of “Under Your Spell.”

Jeppe Laursen, Grammy Nominee

We are extremely happy and proud of Jeppe Laursen, who last night was nominated for a Grammy for his production work on Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, which is up for Album Of The Year. It’s been a long road since Jeppe first started working with Gaga, and it’s an amazing moment to see his hard work, ideas, and creativity be recognized. Korsbæk represent!

EPR Blows Up Los Globos

We are very excited to announce that we have purchased the landmark Silver Lake club Los Globos! EPR was approached by Steve Edelson (El Cid, The Joint) in August about partnering with Steve on the club and of course we gladly accepted the opportunity. Los Globos is a historic venue in LA’s musical history, being one of the first gay nightclubs in the city, as well as hosting the first-ever legal rave in the US (Sextacy in 1989).

For the last 38 years, the club has primarily only been open three nights a week, and only the upstairs portion of the club. Our goal is to have the entire club (including the downstairs, which has been shuttered for several decades) open 7 nights a week. To accomplish this, we’ve hired Travis Holcombe to be the club’s talent buyer. When we used to throw Echo Park Records parties regularly Travis was always our resident DJ, and since then he’s become a DJ on KCRW. We’re very excited to have Travis as part of the EPR team now and we’re even more excited to see Los Globos flourish into the cultural landmark it should be. We also have some very cool news about a sister property for Los Globos but we’re not ready to spill the beans just yet…

Chromatics Kill For Love

Kill For Love album cover

We are very excited to announce that Chromatics‘ new album Kill For Love will be out in February! Between now and then, we’ll be leaking videos and singles from the album. The first single and title track is available now on iTunes, and Alberto Rossini’s video for the song is on YouTube (and embedded below).

2012 is going to be a big year for Italians Do It Better, and to celebrate we’re throwing a giant Italians Do It Better party in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve! The party will be at Los Globos and there will be live sets from Glass Candy, Chromatics, and Desire, with DJ sets from Mike Simonetti & more friends all night long. After the jump check out Kill For Love‘s tracklisting and the video for the title track.

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I Don’t Know What To Do

In his first release since co-writing and co-producing Lady Gaga’s #1 hit “Born This Way,” Jeppe‘s collaboration with The Magician, “I Don’t Know What To Do,” has been released by Kitsune. Hitting the top 5 of the Hype Machine charts, the song has received a strong critical reception as well, with the Guardian calling it “an ’80s anthem to trump all predecessors. Think early house and new romantic, big hair and 1989, Tears For Fears and Jack Your Body, all boxy, epic backbeat and a bit of Simple Minds glitter-pop, a song that wears its heart on its sleeve and its sleeves halfway up its arms.” Jeppe is currently working on more original material and we will have an update on that very soon.

The Magician Feat. Jeppe “I Don’t Know What To Do” (Original) by TheMagician