You know you’re doing something right when music giants Daft Punk produce your next single. This would be the scenario with Parcels, whose ‘Hideout’ EP was a sexy deal of poolside pop that is the ultimate summer listen. Their latest track ‘Overnight’ is no exception to the rules. Delivering a golden touch of disco and funk, this Daft Punk/Parcels combo fit like a hand in glove with the tune being a season anthem. Check it out.
Definitely not one to have been slacking for the past few years, Berlin producer and DJ Carolian Luf has been blazing through the house and techno scene, releasing tracks on labels such as Nein Records and WHATIPLAY. Now connecting with the Gruuv label, Luf is set to drop her new ‘Blasfamous’ EP on June 30th. Comprised of two original cuts, tech-fused rhythms along with upbeat funk-styled house decorate the project with Tuff City Kids providing a hedonistic and synth shaking remix of the tune ‘Goddam’. You can expect to hear tracks from the upcoming recording doing a number of rounds in the raves this summer.
Berlin’s Lea Porcelain will release their debut album ‘Hymns To The Night’ on June 16th. As anticipation builds, the duo have shared the Vessels remix of their single ‘Bones’. What begins as a haunting blanket of minimalism, eventually explodes into a euphoric electronic deliverance.
Over the years there have been a resurgence of the post-punk, industrial, synth and new wave sound that groups like Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails helped to foster into the mainstream psyche. However, it is a rare feat at times to actually come across bands who are trying to push the sound further rather than simply fostering a carbon copy version of the previous groups mentioned. However, when Berlin-based Lea Porcelain came on the scene back in 2015, there was something very other about the pair. Songs such as ‘A Year From Here’ and ‘Out Is In’ straddled between melancholic electronica, krautrock, post punk and things in between.
With Lea Porcelain’s LP ‘Hymns To The Night’ finally out June 16th, the Berlin-based duo now drops a touching video for the track ‘A Year From Here’. Directed by Micki Rosi Richter along with Lea Porcelain, the story revolves around a mother who is standing strong for her daughter yet is clearly dealing with a sense of personal pain. Shot in black and white, the video is a brilliant accompaniment to another great track from the group. Have a look.
Gianna Gehlhar aka Jylda is an artist who needs to be on everyone’s psyche. The Berlin-based singer and producer delivered a stream of singles back in 2016, garnishing praises around Germany. Making her return, Jylda steps up with her creamy and lush new single ‘The Body’. With absolutely gorgous vocals swimming around an ethereal electronic pop soundscape, there is an uncanny sophistication and grace bursting from the sound, with a sense of passion embedded in every note. Recorded at Kaiku Studios in Berlin, ‘The Body’ is a slow and sensual working, making Jylda a definite force in the pop and electronic scene. You can stream that tune down at the bottom.
As the released date Lea Porcelain’s debut LP ‘HYMNS TO THE NIGHT’ slowly approaches, the Berlin-based duo have shared the official video to their latest single ‘Remember’. Directed by Micki Rosi Richter and Lea Porcelain themselves, the desert landscape of California, Nevada and Arizona serve as the backdrop as Julien Bracht and Markus Nikolaus stroll the terrain. You can even catch clips of the boys at the casino in Las Vegas.
Berlin’s Lea Porcelain will release their debut LP ‘Hymns To The Night’ next month. With an already impeccable selection of post-punk tracks to their name, the duo have shared a new song called ‘Remember’. Dripping with an air of melancholy, the moody tune is another handing from the band’s nocturnal soundscape. Have a listen.
Unveiling her ‘Criminal’ EP over a month ago, Berlin’s Non-Human Persons returns with a moody and surreal electronic gem titled ‘Poppies’. Built around electric synths, shifting drum patterns and Non-Human Person’s melodic vocals, the spacey bit is another stellar offering from the bold and unquestionably brilliant creative. Have a listen.
Jazz music has definitely gone through its share of phases over the years. Whilst a resurrected interest in the genre manifested through late 80s and 90s Hip-Hop, as well as the rare groove and acid jazz scene of the same period, the music slowly took backseat to various modern and not so modern forms of music. However, in this day and age, it takes an almost Godsent act to be able to brilliantly bridge the gaps between the past and present, doing it in a manner that is classically respected and currently accessible. Perhaps Swiss singer Lucia Cadotsch was sent down from the Heavens. With her 2016 critically acclaimed ‘Speak Low’ LP placing the singer among the top tier list of current jazz singers, her latest record ‘Speak Low Renditions’ perfectly restructures the album into experimental works of art that sounds like nothing else at the moment.