Move over Banks. We have a new R&B kid on the block.
Going by the name Mulay, her first solo endeavour called ‘SHAME’ instantly thrills and connects, harmonising within the space between soulful R&B, Trip-Hop, emphatic pop and electronica.
Representing the shame women go through in the raw all-female visuals for the track, there’s no doubting how strong Mulay is, as she explains,
“The track “SHAME” captures a conversation with myself, facing my own reflection, that leads to a moment of realization that beating myself down doesn’t help anyone and that there is no gain in self-hate and self-destruction. It’s a reminder to not judge myself too harshly and to be myself a better friend, which I’m still in the process of learning.
“It’s a self-confrontation striving for self-acceptance. An inner voice that encourages you to embrace who you are, to walk your own path with pride instead of constantly trying to meet other people’s expectations or hiding parts of you away in order to receive their confirmation. A dare to love yourself in all your dimensions.”
Expect her ‘ANTRACYTE’ in January 2021, also out on Groenland Records.
Thor Rixon‘s new single ‘Won’t Stop Crying’ is the third and final in a series of visuals featuring Thor, culminating in an EP at the end of the year. Sniff 🙁
It’s another big groover full of bounce and vibes, despite the turmoil Thor once again faces dealing with a break-up in today’s gross abundance of dating apps and social media.
Director, Rob Smith, gives his account of the filming experience,
“Thor is a natural performer. You put a camera on him and it’s hard to take it off. The main shoot itself was a tiny crew, consisting of myself, the “girl,” a DOP and two assistants. Thor and I later shot the iPhone footage all over Cape Town, pushing and pulling on those heart strings. Once Thor turned that tap on, there was no stopping him. He truly did not stop crying.”
Psychedelic-glamour duo Juno Francis shares ‘Queen’s Anthem’, a glistening song with lush disco synth-scapes and dreamy vocals.
The now Berlin-based duo (originally from Sweden) enjoy ocean kissed winds and musical trips to the woods, and the new single is a nostalgic swim in the memory river, back to the roots in the north of Sweden.
What started out as an anonymous project, soon landed a fair few streams, later to disappear just as quickly as it had arrived.
After hitting a creative block and focusing on ‘the normal life & paying too many bills including “broken mind & heart tax”‘, the non-conformist once again returns with enigmatic and intriguingly dark single ‘EUROTRASH’.
Written as a somewhat satirical political reference, could now equally be as appropriate in today’s current situation.
Berlin-based Demetrius releases his haunting and daring new single, ‘Speed of Life’.
Telling about an all-consuming time in Demetrius’ life when he booked a one-way ticket to a detox retreat in Vietnam, which ended up being a full-on rollercoaster ride filled with temptation and signs pointing to the German capital, it’s another example of the electronic wizardry the newcomer has up his sleeve.
It’s taken from his debut EP, out now via new imprint, Black Diamonds Records.
Newcomer Demetrius presents a soulful take on techno in his debut release ‘Black Diamonds’, out today.
Having originally begun his career as the singer of electronic/alternative outfit Suntalk, as well as a backing vocalist for both EltonJohn and AliciaKeys, producer Demetrius Subayar has spent the last few years forging a name for himself within Berlin’s illustrious techno scene. Now going by simply as Demetrius, the New Yorker looks to make a passionate entrance with the release of his debut single ‘Black Diamonds’.
Aptly the same title as the label in which the track is released – Black Diamonds Records, a new Berlin-based imprint from acclaimed house music veteran Joyce Muniz and guitarist Joshua Tennent that caters for all – Demetrius combines his Berlin techno routes with a forward thinking and dramatic synth-driven electronica.
SCHWARZ is the project of Meyer de Voltaire, who is also lead singer of indie band VOLTAIRE. The name means ‘black’ in English, and so it’s no surprise that his music fits nicely into a dark electronica realm.
Cinematic, provocative, complete with orchestral spheres with electronic beats, united by rare courage to great emotions, to feel self-indulgent.
The video for ‘Outside looking in’ outlines four characters, each at that fragile point in their lives: driven by love and the pressure to perform and searching for acceptance on the edge between breaking and breaking out. Watch below.
Sounds like: Thomas Azier, Depeche Mode, Moderat, Woodkid
Australian-born, Berlin-based artist Jackson Dyer shares the cinematic visuals for his playful and poetic new single, ‘CBSKY’.
Taking influences from both Australia and Berlin, and centred around conflicting emotions that many feel at the start of any great journey, Dyer explains, “‘CBSKY’ is a song of transition, hope, and yearning for what lies beyond the horizon.”
Sounds like: The Yukon Club, Rob Dekay, The Young Folk, Banner
Berlin electronic producer and singer, Queen Alaska (aka Anneli Bentler), shares her debut track called ‘Under My Skin’.
Also a composer and audio visual artist, Queen Alaska uses her skills to create an atmospheric landscape for her classically inspired and progressive music, one that brings the poetry in her songwriting to life.
Watch the beautifully imagined video below, which follows Queen Alaska explore her inner wanderlust, longing for another place close to the moon.
Sounds like: Robyn, Niki and the Dove, James Blake