Post-punk duo Lea Porcelain released one of our top five albums of 2017 ‘Hymns To The Night’. Refusing to take any time off, the Berlin-based pair have now announced the release of their upcoming self-titled EP, out this April. Comprised of four songs, they have also unveiled the first single from the record entitled ‘If Time Was on My Side’. Blanketed with haunting synths and ghostly, echoing vocals, tinges of melancholy floats around the track, with Lea Porcelain still presenting their post-punk flow of goodness.
Gregor McEwan is an artist who exudes brilliance across the board. Making a name for himself as one of Germany’s prolific acts, the Berlin-based artist has released his new album ‘From A To Beginning’ via Stargazer Records and Midsummer Records. Gliding across the spectrum of indie and folk, he has also brought forth his latest single ‘You And I’, which is featured on the new record.
Berlin-based Graciela María is one of the most multi-faceted artists in the industry. Having weaved between various styles of music ranging from experimental electronica, moody and cinematic lo-fi, jazz-tinged downtempo on over to more Hip-Hop underlying beat cuts with Robot Koch, unlike many acts who tend to make an attempt at style shifting, she actually does it well…great in fact. Set to release a new album titled ‘Canto Siete’ on January 25th, Graciela María revisits the classic sounds of her native Mexico. The first offering from the LP comes in the form of this gorgeous version of ‘Adoro’, written by Armando Manzanero and originally released in 1967. Bursting with beauty, the spacious rendition is minimalist art with Graciela María’s exquisite vocals accompanied simply by tender guitar cello. Ripe with mesmeric qualities, ‘Adoro’ displays Graciela María at her best.
Releasing her EP ‘Marée Basse’ on Rekids back in March of 2017, Swiss producer Honorée now returns to the label with another offering entitled the ‘Marée Haute’ EP. Out January 19th, the record is a lush journey into the deeper side of house presented with two original tracks. ‘Dorian’ is a thumping sliding spearheaded by a thick, reeling bass line and sleek synths propelling a jacking experience whilst ‘208’ shoots right into the peak hour of the club with bouncing low end, steamy, sparse vocals and sharp keys that is the perfect music backing for hedonism. The EP also includes a lo-fi and atmospheric remix of ‘Dorian’ courtesy of producer Margaret Dygas. ‘Marée Haute’ is a sexy and exciting record by one of the top gunners of the Swiss house scene.
Having released their blazing EP ‘The Romance’ about four months back, Detroit/Berlin pair Shaun J. Wright and Alinka fire-off with their latest release ‘Walk Into The Unknown’. Driving down the lane of acid house and venturing into the tech side of things, the record, whilst darker in sound than their previous release, still contains that sultry and nocturnal styling of 4×4 that originally captured us initially. Definitely a soundtrack to the night, you can stream the EP down below.
California-raised, now Berlin-based Luis Vasquez, known by his moniker The Soft Moon, has shared the video for his track ‘It Kills’. The Kelsey Henderson-directed vid contains split-screen clips of Vasquez along with chaotic footage of cars smashed, barbed-wire fences, roses set on fire and more.
Kraków Loves Adana channel their angst and frustration over the current political and social climate around the world with their latest single and video ‘American Boy’. Clips of Deniz Cicek walking and dancing through a field whilst performing the tune is accompanied by the powerful lyrics to the track. ‘American Boy’ is taken from Kraków Loves Adana’s forthcoming LP ‘Songs After The Blue’ released on Better Call Rob / Rough Trade.
Berlin-based KOY has shared the official video to her ethereal single ‘Run’. Directed by Dylan Gephart, warping digital effects adds to the dark, trippy experience of the sci-fi like journey. ‘Run’ is the impressive follow-up to KOY’s insanely impressive debut ‘Heat’. Watch the video down below. Read more […]
With their new remix EP landing this month, Lea Porcelain share another rework, this time by the group’s own Julien Bracht. Reconstructing their song ‘Loose Life’, Bracht puts together a raw and gritty version that sways between industrial and hard-stomping techno. Almost subterranean in sound, this version will be included on the ‘LEA PORCELAIN REMIXED’ release which features production by Scuba, Thom alt-J and more.
Swiss-born, now Berlin-based singer and artist Evelinn Trouble continues to push through any boundaries of normality with her latest single ‘Sunset Everytime’. A woozy and hazy taste of alt-pop, the song is the closing of a chapter and the start of a new beginning, which was a manifestation in Trouble’s personal life. Swaying 50s guitar riffs coincide with light drumming as the song morphs into a haunting dreamlike state.