Victoria Trunova better known as KOY, is undoubtedly one of our top choice artists who blends originality and a passion for creating, fostering ear-grabbing pieces of music that is like fine art. Stepping forth with her second single entitled ‘Run’, the Berlin-based singer bridges an 80s pop and new wave style with forward-thinking electronica, again producing an infectious and overly stunning recording that we simply can’t get enough of. You can stream ‘Run’ below.
With the advent of accessible software helping to launch a democracy within the musical landscape in regards to recording, countless acts have emerged around the world in droves creating an immense flooding in the market, often times bypassing the tools as a means to push sounds forward, rather replicating whatever is in the charts. So where does that leave a group like the Zurich-originated, Berlin-based duo Egopusher, who have managed to merge moody electronica and post-classical with songs such as ‘Purple Pit’ from a couple years back? Simple – rather than trying to keep up with any particular trend, they simply went inside the studio and created a deep and emotionally ranged debut LP titled ‘Blood Red’.
Berlin-based producer Aparde is a mastermind at creating deep and forward-thinking electronica. However with his debut album ‘GLASS’, out October 13th via Ki Records, he has opted to construct a sound through the use of analog gear resulting in a delicate and affecting soundscape that navigates throughout the digital terrain. Revealing the title track to the new LP, Aparde delivers an atmospheric and touching piece with just the right amount of BPM to also cater to the dance.
Having shared tracks from their upcoming EP ‘Lea Porcelain Remixed’ including reworks from Scuba, as well as Ruede Hagelstein & Amin Fallaha, Lea Porcelain now unveil a new version of their track ‘Remember’, courtesy of Thom alt-J. Probably one of the more left-field remixes we’ve heard, the first two and a half minutes are spearheaded by menacing synths and vocals dipped in reverb. Quite miminal and eerie, boot-kicking drums then erupt towards the end, shifting the cut further into obscure territory.
Aside from having one of the best albums of the year, Berlin-based artist Sarah P. brings forth the official video to her single ‘LoveStory’. Directed by Eftychia Iosifidou, the imagery features Sarah and Clio Arvaniti strolling through a park, demonstrated an incredible bond of friendship that will likely never be broken. The song is taken from Sarah P.’s debut LP ‘Who Am I’, which is currently out via EraseRestart.
Although both respective producers in their own right, there is something magical that happens when Yves Murasca and Rosario Galati come together. Their recent collaboration cut ‘From The Stars’ was an uplifitng taste of house and now the pair have returned with a new release titled ‘The Light’. Enlisting Chasing Kurt for vocals, the single is a euphoric feel of deep and tech-layered house music for the soul. The package includes remixes courtesy of Superlover and Keyano. ‘The Light’ is currently out now via Kittball Records.
Berlin-based duo Lea Porcelain’s ‘Hymns To The Night’ is already in the running for our list of top albums of the year. A flawless presentation of post-punk, the band ar now gearing up for their forthcoming ‘Lea Porcelain Remixed’ EP. Having already shared Scuba’s killer rework of ‘Warsaw Street’, they now unveil the Ruede Hagelstein & Amin Fallaha versionof ‘Similar Familiar’. Keeping the main, huskly synths of the original, they transform the cut into an eerie 4×4 bit that whilst deep and dark, is just as open and spacicous.
Joe Haege may be known to many through bands such as Tu Fawning, Menomena & The Dodos and 31 Knots, however, his Leipzig-based band White Wine is a different entity on to itself, crossing the boundaries of dark and haunting post-punk. With their album ‘Killer Brilliance’ landing September 29th on Altin Village & Mine, the group have now shared the video for their track ‘Falling From The Same Place’. Self-directed, a collage of projections flash about on the screen as trippy clips of Joe Haege are weaved in-between. You can check the video down at the bottom.
Having set up one of the most respectable labels in techno and house, Mobilee founder Anja Schneider has taken a break from the successful company to launch her latest imprint Sous Music. This new direction has also manifested the release of her forthcoming LP titled ‘SoM’, landing November 7th. Revisiting her collection of 90s drum and bass, techno, house and more, this will be Schneider’s first album in 9 years.
Berlin-based producer Ben Esser has remixed the XXXTENTACION cut ‘Dead Inside’. The rework is a slow-burning trap infused bit, shaking with heavy low end and hazy vocals. This is definitely one that you should turn up your speakers for and zone out to. Have a listen.