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Stockholm artist and producer ishi vu shares the first taste of his forthcoming debut album in the form of ‘Isolated Incidents’. A solid dancefloor track that’s packed with gritty electronics and catchy melodies, ‘Isolated Incidents’ wonderfully straddles the line between experimental and pop to create an entirely immersive and hypnotic atmosphere. Dive into the swirling soundscapes here and be sure to keep an eye out for ishi vu’s debut album which is out early next via Different Recordings.
French-Algerian artist Sabrina Bellaouel shares electrifying new single ‘The Build Up’ which is taken from her forthcoming project ‘Libra’. A masterful blend of soulful alt-R&B with electronic flourishes, ‘The Build Up’ is interspersed with snippets of speech from astrologer Fernando Prudhomme that complement Bellaouel’s exploration of the zodiac sign. Check out ‘The Build Up’ here and keep an eye out for ‘Libra’ which is out November 27th.
Copenhagen-based, Norwegian electronic duo Smerz share ‘I don’t talk about that much / Hva hvis’, taken from their forthcoming ‘Believer’ project. The singles follow Catharina Stoltenberg and Henriette Motzfeldt’s 2018 EP ‘Have fun’ as well as recent cuts ‘The favourite / Rap interlude’ and capture the pair’s exhilarating and cinematic sound. Blistering electronics and synths skitter across the sweeping soundscape as the pair’s heavenly tones are laid down with a delicate touch to create the perfectly juxtaposing sound on ‘I don’t talk about that much’ whilst the latter single embodies a minimal instrumentation of gorgeous strings. Check out the songs here and keep an eye out for ‘Believer’ which will be released via XL Recordings soon.
Paris-based producer and singer/songwriter Oklou unveils her incredible, long-awaited debut full length project ‘GALORE’. Split into three parts, the eleven-track project features ‘Fall’, the spellbinding single which Oklou performed as part of her COLORS show earlier this year. Joining the pack are glorious electronic-led cuts like ‘Unearth Me’, ‘God’s Chariot’, ‘Rosebud’, ‘Another Night’ and more. Dive into the glorious depths of ‘GALORE’ here, it’s absolutely breathtaking from start to finish!
London based producer MODEL 86 returns with ‘So We’re Here Then’, a crisp, electronic-led single that serves as a taste of his forthcoming debut album. A striking combination of sounds, the single brings to mind the glittering atmospherics of SOPHIE, the powerful orchestration of Hudson Mohawke and the intricacies of Jamie xx’s concoctions and blends them together to create a sound that further pushes the boundaries of experimental pop. Check out the dazzling single here and be sure to keep an eye out for MODEL 86’s album which is set to be released later this year.
London based producer Haich Ber Na follows up last year’s exceptional project ‘Everywhere’s Home’ with striking new single ‘By Floras’. Laced by intricate electronics that skip and squeeze their way through the soundscape to create an ordered chaos, Haich Ber Na’s delicate, falsetto-laden tones offer a warmth to juxtapose the cool instrumentation as he sings about the growing distance between a friend. Check out the cinematic and otherworldly single here.
Glasgow based production duo VARDI and Rory Comerford team up as Zazim Soundsystem to share their incredible new EP ‘AYÉ’, which means “Life” in Yoruba and “Yes” in Scots. Opening with the lush soundscapes of ‘AYEE’, the three-track project expertly combines UK bass, Latin and West African percussion along with traditional Celtic music to create a sound unlike anything else. Check out the sensational EP which features ‘BAND TUNE’ and ‘EVERYTHING’ here.
Norwegian artist Sassy 009 aka Sunniva Lindgaard delivers an explosive electronic-led single in the form of ‘Ghost Town’. Recorded in collaboration with Spotify’s Oyster Playlist, the single serves as the striking follow up to last year’s exceptional ‘Thrasher’. On ‘Ghost Town’, Sassy 009 works her magic over a potent bassline that boasts equally frenetic breakbeats that’ll get your heart racing from start to finish. Dive into the single here, it’s a stomper!
Italian producer Cristiano Crisci, commonly known by stage name Clap! Clap! teams up with Martha Da’ro on the tantalising new single ‘Moving On’. Lifted from his forthcoming new album titled ‘Liquid Portraits’ (out via Black Acre), the track is accompanied by a mesmerising and vibrant music video by RUFFMERCY who wonderfully captures the song’s infectious energy. Listen and watch as Martha Da’ro’s sublime and unique vocals traipse across the playful electronic instrumentation and be sure to keep an eye out for Clap! Clap!’s ‘Liquid Portraits’ which drops June 12th.
Paris based singer, songwriter, producer and director Woodkid (aka Yoann Lemoine) returns with cinematic and atmospheric new single ‘Goliath’, the lead cut from his forthcoming second album. The single serves as the first taste of music from Woodkid who exploded onto the scene back in 2011 with his exceptional ‘Iron’ EP which was succeeded by his debut full length ‘The Golden Age’ in 2013. With ‘Goliath’, Woodkid lays down his buttery rich vocals across a clattery, electronic-led beat. Check out the single and the self-directed, industrialised visual here.
Rising London based artist NEO 10Y shares ‘Y’, an ethereal curiosity banger that boasts a powerful electronic soundscape penned alongside S.B.O. The track follows up previously released cut ‘ILY’ and strikes quite a chord from the get go with its pounding bass and NEO 10Y’s inviting and intriguing vocals which ask “Am I right or am I wrong?”. Check out the emphatic single up top and be sure to keep an eye out for more from NEO 10Y.
Consider yourself introduced to the hypnotic and captivating sounds of South London based artist Amani who impresses on ‘Power Games’. The track follows up Amani’s ‘Perpendicular’ EP from 2017, and is soundtracked by blistering electronics that carry her gorgeous falsetto along with ease; creating an entirely immersive and cinematic soundscape. Check out ‘Power Games’ here.
French duo Première Fois (comprised of Jordane Saunal and Raphaël D’hervez) share dazzling new synthpop cut in the form of ‘Pur Sang’. A refreshing amalgamation of electronica, pop, hip-hop and soul, ‘Pur Sang’ sees the pair’s soothing tones intertwine wonderfully as glorious synths and a super sharp beat serve as the perfect backdrop. Check out the track here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Première Fois.
If you’re looking for a record that will quite frankly blow your socks off, look no further than Glaswegian producer, singer and songwriter Sega Bodega’s long-awaited debut album ‘Salvador’. The off-kilter record is a futuristic blend of pop, electronic and R&B that features previously released singles ‘U Suck’, ‘Raising Hell’ and ‘Salv Goes to Hollywood’. Sega Bodega’s infectious production and hypnotic vocals are present throughout ‘Salvador’, but what makes this album hit harder is the songwriting – where Salvador tackles heavy topics like his relationship with alcohol, romance and mental health with a graceful honesty.
Dutch/Iranian artist SEVDALIZA marks her return with the hypnotic electronic-led single ‘OH MY GOD’, which comes with a heartwarming visual that patches together snapshots of the producer’s past. The distorted production and pitched vocals are a nod to SEVDALIZA’s signature augmented sounds as she alludes to the current current sociopolitical climate between the United States and her birthplace of Iran.
Premiering at COLORS, check out the absolutely bonkers music video for ‘How Do You Do It’, the latest single from Glasgow based DJ/producer Peter Ferguson aka Wuh Oh. An amalgamation of powerful and energetic electronics, ‘How Do You Do It’ follows up previous cuts like ‘Pretty Boy’ and ‘Ziggy’, and perfectly exemplifies Wuh Oh’s forward-thinking production style. The same can be said for the track’s accompanying visual, which channels “the style of 90’s/00’s fish-eye lens visuals” a la Hype Williams, but cranks up the energy ten-fold – see for yourself here.
British artist Mura Masa teams up with Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell on ‘Teenage Headache Dreams’, a magnificent cut taken from his new album, ‘R.Y.C.’ (Raw Youth Collage). The song serves as the follow up to previously released singles ‘I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again’ and ‘Deal Wiv It’ which featured Clairo and Slowthai respectively. On ‘Teenage Headache Dreams’ Mura Masa, real name Alex Crosson, continues his evolved sound as gritty guitars and drums build a grungey atmosphere as Rowsell’s delicate tones join Crossons in great harmony. Check out the track here and keep an eye out for ‘R.Y.C.’ which is out next week.
London-based producer and singer Azadi.mp3 shares intoxicating and captivating new EP in the form of ‘Summer In The Crypt’. Combining sparse, crisp electronic beats with smooth R&B infusions, the three-track EP opens with the mellow ‘My Imaginary Friend’ and ‘Honeydew’ which showcases the singer’s soothing tones whilst closer ‘Bloodletting’ encompasses a more explorative aesthetic as well as a killer verse from 24Carot.
Canadian-born, London-based artist Dan Snaith aka Caribou marks his return with the fantastic ‘You and I’. the dazzling single from forthcoming new album ‘Suddenly’.An absolutely roller-coaster of a track, the single opens with a twinkling synth-laden soundscape as Snaith’s dreamy tones enter the foray, that’s before the track takes an unexpected turn and bursts into an amalgam of textures and colours. In contrast, the track’s lyrics echo darker shades as Snaith sings about dealing with the passing of a loved one. Check out the single here and look out for ‘Suddenly’ which is out February 22nd.
London based singer, songwriter and producer Låpsley returns with another gorgeous song in the form of ‘Ligne 3’. Taken from her forthcoming new EP (out December 6th) titled ‘These Elements’, the track follows up lead single ‘My Love Was Like The Rain’, her first taste of new music since releasing her stunning debut album ‘Long Way Home’ back in March 2016. On ‘Ligne 3’, Låpsley’s endearing vocals rise above the sombre soundscape as she sings about a profound breakup and how it isn’t always as simple when it comes to falling out of love.