The hfn label will release the second edition of their Sisters & Brothers compilation series on May 4th titled ‘Second Gathering’. Curated by Kasper Bjørke and Sexy Lazer, the record picks up from the previous ‘First Gathering’ comp, exploring some of the more experimental sides of electronica and dance. Comprised of five songs, artists featured on ‘Second Gathering’ include Rodion and Local Suicide, Fufanu, mode_alone, Russian Girls, as well as Andi. A varied collection of obscure indie dance, electro, acid and more, you can preview the tracks down at the bottom.
NYC duo Sofi Tukker will drop their debut album ‘Treehouse’ on April 13th. The LP includes guest appearances by NERVO, The Knocks, Alisa Ueno and Charlie Barker. Comprised of ten cuts including their previous hit song ‘Best Friend’, the album release will be followed by a world tour beginning April 18th in Washington, DC and ending September 8th in Berlin.
London’s Esther Joy is definitely one of the more exciting acts out today, treading on the darker side of electronica. Having announced the release of forthcoming debut EP ‘The Acid Caves Vol 1.’, she returns with a futuritsic meeting of electronica, dance and hard-hitting trap. And while musically the track itself is a heavy-hitter for the raves, the content actually revolves around a story in which Esther Joy states:
NYC-based duo Sofi Tukker have announce details regarding their forthcoming debut album ‘Treehouse’. Landing April 13th via Ultra Music, the LP features guest appearances by NERVO, Alisa Ueno and Charlie Barker. The new record also features their hit ‘Best Friend’.
Back in 2016 NYC singer Mïrändä released her ‘Empire’ EP, an experimental and upbeat handing of electronic pop. Making her return, she now unveils her latest treat titled ‘Glow’. Sounding better than ever, the song is a dance-friendly and spirited offering that bursts with character. Whether played in a club or in an advert, the track seems to be fit for practically any occasion. Mïrändä is definitely a widely talented artist who is poised to do big things. Have a listen.
There is no denying the sonic distinction of modern pop music coming out of Sweden. With a reputation that includes sharp synth work and stadium style choruses, the Scandi-pop sound is a magnet for chart success. Whilst it could be easy for a Swedish artist to get caught up in a formulaic web, Stockholm-based singer and producer Bishat is definitely not afraid of trekking down alternate routes. From dark pop to soul, she has proven on numerous occasions that she is as versatile as they come with a power packing voice that can practically carry any rhythm.
Marva Von Theo have released their debut album ‘Dream within a Dream’. Comprised of twelve tracks, the LP marries various styles of electronica with elements of jazz, rock and dark pop. Whilst definitely experimental, there are also considered factors to the various orchestrations of the music, making it slick and logical. Below is a stream of ‘Dream within a Dream’.
A solid cast of grime and rap talent joins with rappers, MC’s, and DJs flying the flag. North-West London’s AJ Tracey brings pure heat to the Outlook stage, with stalwart and ex Roll Deep member Killa P. Camden mic-murkers YGG are set to slay at Outlook ‘18 too. Deep MC’s are a plenty – Lady Leshurr, Jaykae and Kamakaze rep for the Midlands with raw and rugged bars, and MCR Darkside Crew member, President T, all join. Rinse FM’s Grandmixxer journeys through his record collection – expect stone cold grime classics and more, whilst Trends & Boylan showcase dark, icy instrumentals. UK rap has risen to the top this year, with the likes of MIST putting the scene, and his hometown of Birmingham back on the map after a Mobo win and more. Melanin 9 and Ocean Wisdom are part of the next wave of rappers putting a distinct take on UK hip-hop, Outlook welcomes them along with mainstay acts like Devilman. Alternative beats come from the wondrous, soulful Fatima, hip-hop explorer Open Mike Eagle, Israeli MC Miss Red, and Goth-trad. Boundary defying breakouts to check are Ryan De La Cruz, Ezra Collective and Layfullstop, who fuse jazz and hip-hop influences. Stone’s Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf, BBZ member Shy One and eclectic selector Eva Lazarus lay down selections across the week.
Having released their ‘Tree Of Life’ EP back in February of this year, Manchester trio Ambiere return with a new track titled ‘I See Faces’. A melodic electronic pop meets subtle indie dance, the track is lifting as the angelic vocals of Amber Lane-Mcivor fuse brilliantly with the ethereal instrumentation, creating a magical and exciting offering from the rising band.
Shy Luv have unveiled the video to their song ‘Lungs’. Directed by HUMANS, the story revolves around a girlfriend who constantly crushes the heart of her lover, who in this case happens to be Karma Kid. Factor in the abuse from her and what you have is a situation that’s all bad. ‘Lungs’ is the title track of Shy Luv’s latest EP which is out now. Regarding the video, Shy Luv stated: “We wanted the video for ‘Lungs’ to really capture the feelings we were trying to create with the song, so Read more […]