Pahua – Vayayó

November 13

Pahua is the solo musical project of Mexican singer, songwriter, producer and DJ Paulina Sotomayor who also serves as one-half of Sotomayor. Today, the artist shares her vibrant new single ‘Vayayó’, taken from her forthcoming EP titled ‘Ofrenda’. Co-produced with Ramón Pérez-Prieto, ‘Vayayó’ finds the perfect sweet spot between latin rhythms and electronica as Pahua’s gorgeous tones sweep across the energetic soundscape. Check out the single here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Ofrenda’.

Aalok Bala – Sacred Mirror

Queens-raised, L.A.-based Chilean-American artist Aalok Bala shares one of the most striking and original projects of the year with ‘Sacred Mirror’. Having already impressed with her magical and enchanting sounds on previous singles ‘Sueño’, ‘Moon Juice’ and ‘The Hive’ this year, the EP is completed with new cuts ‘Body of Light’, ‘Crystal’ and ‘Alone With The Night’. Throughout the EP, Aalok Bala’s powerful and pristine vocals shine across Chilean beats blended wonderfully with soul and pop elements to create a sound that is truly unique – check it out for yourself here.

Isola – EP1

Las Vegas-based artist and synthesist Isola (aka Ivana Carrescia) unveils her spectacular debut EP ‘EP1’ which is out via L.A. based label GODMODE. From the opener ‘Ischia’ to closing number ‘Ricorda (Tell Me)’, the seven-track project is bursting with electronic-led beats interspersed with magical, haunting vocals that are epitomised by Isola’s signature synths. Created alongside GODMODE founder Nick Sylvester, ‘EP1’ is a stellar introduction to Isola’s work and cements her as one to watch in the years to come.

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Dasychira – Swirl

South African-born, New York-based artist Dasychira (pronounced /ˈdah.see.kira/) unveils transcendent new visual for ‘Swirl’. The spellbinding and otherworldly music video directed and edited by Guille Santos wonderfully captures the song’s magical and awe-inspiring atmospherics which combine celestial electronics with heavenly violins courtesy of Vivek Menon. Check out the brilliant music video to ‘Swirl’ here and be sure to check out their latest album ‘xDream’ if you haven’t already.

¿​T​e​o​?​​ – UNI2

Mateo Arias who creates exceptionally rich and intoxicating electronic-led tracks as ¿​T​e​o​?​ marks his return with the explosive ‘UNI2’. Serving as his first taste of new music in well over a year, ‘UNI2’ is one of those tracks that instantly has you hooked from the moment you press play. The Atlanta born artist of Colombian descent lays down his slick vocals over a crisp, bass-heavy hip-hop beat that thumps its way into your heart. Dive into the single here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from ¿​T​e​o​?.

Meth Math – Pompi

Mexican trio Meth Math, comprised of vocalist Angél Ballesteros and producers error.error (Efrén Coronado) and Bonsai Babies (To Robles), share their exceptional EP ‘Pompi’. Featuring previously released cuts ‘Perreando Y Llorando’ and ‘El Vals De La Piedra’, the project is an evocative and captivating take on the three-piece’s refreshing take on reggaeton. Dive into the striking EP here.

Zanski – Consequence

Canadian artist and multi-instrumentalist Zanski shares ‘Consequence’, the first single from his forthcoming EP ‘Upon Frigid Water’. With a handful of brilliant EPs released over the years, Tom Probizanski has continually showcased his versatility as a singer, songwriter and producer, and that’s exactly the case with ‘Consequence’. Another sparkling electronically laced R&B cut that boasts some stellar guitar licks and Zanski’s superb falsetto, the single serves as the perfect opener to this next chapter from the rising artist’s discography.

pecas – Hired Gun

Brooklyn based artist pecas aka Sandy Davis shares sensual and magical new electronic-led single ‘Hired Gun’ accompanied by a striking visual. The sparse production allows breathing space for Davis’ impeccably smooth and icy vocals to sweep across as she sings about “an imperfect human trying to love and be loved by a robotic counterpart”. Check out the luxuriously atmospheric track here.

Apashe – Behind My Eyes (ft. LIA)

April 12

Montreal based artist Apashe aka John De Buck teams up with LIA on spectacular new single ‘Behind My Eyes’ taken from his newly released album ‘Renaissance’. Soundtracked by a powerful, crunchy, electronic-led beat, the track is given a softer touch by LIA’s impeccably smooth vocals. Check out the hypnotic and uplifting single and be sure to dive into ‘Renaissance’ if you haven’t already done so.

min.a – Hi-FI

Consider yourself introduced to New York City based singer, songwriter and producer min.a who dazzles on her new EP ‘Hi-Fi’. Written, performed, produced, mixed AND mastered by min.a herself, the four-track project packs quite the punch, showcasing the artist’s striking production and eloquent songwriting skills. From opener ‘Own Up To It’ to closing number ‘Here For You’, each song serves as delicious slice of electronic pop that sounds just as refreshing with each listen.

Grimes – Delete Forever

February 14

Grimes shares yet another delightful cut from her forthcoming new album ‘Miss Anthropocene’ in the form of ‘Delete Forever’. Accompanied by an apocalyptic music video (made in collaboration between Grimes, Mac Boucher and Neil Hansen) which sees Grimes sat on a throne of sorts whilst everything around her crumbles, the track is driven by soothing guitar lines and strings that wonderfully carry Grimes’ angelic vocals. Check out the striking visual here and keep an eye out for ‘Miss Anthropocene’ which drops on February 21st.

Against All Logic – Illusions Of Shameless Abundance

Chilean-American producer Nicolas Jaar teases new Against All Logic album with double-A side EP ‘Illusions of Shameless Abundance’. The two tracks ‘Alucinao’ (featuring FKA twigs and Estado Unido) and ‘Illusions of Shameless Abundance’ (featuring Lydia Lunch)’ are shape-shifting electronic cuts that twist and turn, dip and dive in all directions. If this EP is anything to go by, the new record (titled ‘2017-2019’ which is out February 7th), is shaping up to be one of the most striking and vivid projects you’ll hear this year.

Lido Pimienta – No Pude

December 5

Colombia-born, Toronto-based artist Lido Pimienta returns with her first new music since 2016’s ‘La Papessa’ in the form of ‘No Pude’. The spectacular single comes accompanied by an other-worldly and utterly vibrant music video directed by Fitto Segura. A mixture of squelchy and sharp electronics coalesce to serve as the ideal backdrop for Pimienta’s slick vocals to gloss over with ease.

deka – Tepid

Somali-American fashion designer and artist deka shares ‘Tepid’, a dark and twisted fantastical electronic gem produced by frankie bash and RAFA MAYA. Apart from a few (brilliant) mixes, you can only find one other song by the Minneapolis based artist, it’s the mesmerising ‘ESCAPIST’ which dropped in 2017. On latest single ‘Tepid’, deka’s ghostly vocals creep across the moody soundscape creating an absolutely breathtaking atmosphere.

BAMBII – NITEVISION (Ft. Pamputtae)

November 13

Toronto based DJ and producer Bambii teams up with Pamputtae on the thrilling and utterly captivating dancehall banger ‘NITEVISION’. Serving as the artist’s official debut single, ‘NITEVISION’ packs quite the punch with Bambii laying down the perfect backdrop comprising of pumping basslines, powerful drums and sensational synths for Pamputtae to work her charm.

Sudan Archives – Confessions

L.A. based violinist, singer, songwriter and producer Sudan Archives unveils ‘Confessions’, the lead single from her forthcoming debut album. Produced by Sudan Archives and Will Archer, the track follows up last year’s sensational ‘Sink’ EP which featured stand out singles like ‘Nont For Sale’ and ‘Escape’. On ‘Confessions’, Sudan Archives enlists a sporadic and bold beat which creeps its way across whilst her soulful tones add a comforting warmth.

Tamacú – Crónicas de un Alienado

Tamacú is the name of a peculiar character from the Mexican Pacific coast able of taming crocodiles. He is also the inspiration that gave name to an emerging one-man project that takes the form of ancestral alien and arises after an experimentation that fused tribal sounds with rhythm machines. This, opened a gap that, allowing him to travel through time and space collecting sounds of different terrestrial and interplanetary tribes.

The influences on ‘Crónicas de un Alienado’, the Mexican’s debut album – range from sacred texts such as The Bible and novels by Bradbury, Vonnegut and Asimov to films such as ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ by Kubrick.Nuances from all of these permeate throughout the lyrics and sound to create an exogenous and apocalyptic mood.

DJDS & Dijon – Magic Loop

L.A. based duo DJDS (comprised of Same and Jerome) team up with R&B singer Dijon on the magical ‘Magic Loop. Serving as the first taste of music since they released their star-studded sophomore album ‘Big Wave More Fire’ which featured the likes of Amber Mark, Vic Mensa as well as COLORS alumni Marco McKinnis and Empress Of, ‘Magic Leap’ is delectable slice of electro-R&B. Whilst the song encompasses a slightly more mellow and softer sound compared to the pair’s more underground techno sounds, it shines just as bright with Dijon’s exceptional vocals accompanying the infectious “do do do”s that carry the track along.

W. Y. Huang – Mercy {开光}

Singapore born, New York City based singer, songwriter and producer W. Y. Huang concocts a hauntingly beautiful atmosphere in ‘Mercy {开光}’, the lead single from his forthcoming debut EP titled ‘Crossing The Great Water 利涉大川’. The hypnotic and utterly intoxicating song incorporates Eastern-inspired sounds and moulds them seamlessly with more contemporary inflections to create an entirely immersive sound. It’s one of those rare gems that unravels a new layer with each listen – a masterfully produced song that is further heightened by Huang’s ardent vocals.

Plastilina Mosh – Juan Manuel

November 11

Today we take a look back 18 years, to recall a jewel from legendary Mexican duo Plastilina Mosh. Founded in 1996 by Jonas González and Alejandro Rosso, the band released their second album “Juan Manuel” in 2000; a 13-track masterpiece, the album features a diverse range of sounds that make it almost impossible to classify by genre, mood or language whatsoever, with lyrics in English, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese.

The journey begins with “Nordic Laser”, an entirely instrumental krautrock piece, perhaps the simplest piece of the album before the madness is unleashed; the grooves of “Boombox Baby” and “Bareta 87” give the album a retro dancefloor sensation, drawing on Giorgio Moroder-esque richness, while “Shampoo” and “Aropador” are subtle and seductive and the likes of “International Stereo (Bassass)” and “Let The Speaker Speak” demonstrate a raw aggressive energy.

A classic record that is powerful, unpredictable, and truly timeless.

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