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IYES – Feelings

IYES - Feelings

IYES – Feelings

Original Brighton duo IYES make a surprise return with ‘Feelings’.

Now residing in Berlin, Josh Christopher and Melis Soyaslanova have begun their new musical journey together, taking more of a dance/electronic direction. The Berlin music scene has definitely shown its influence.

‘Feelings’ is a modern number, although surprisingly, the track was written in 2015. Following many re-works and versions, the pair decided to join forces with upcoming production duo Kilian and Jo to take the song to its maximum potential.

Sounds like: Le Youth, Astronomyy, The XX, Niki & The Dove, Chvrches, Ellie Goulding, Ben Khan

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Geowulf – Don’t Talk About You

Geowulf

Geowulf

Geowulf are an Australian born dream pop duo comprised of Star Kendrick (vocals) and Toma Banjanin (guitar/production), who now reside in London/Berlin.

Following on from their summer hit, the amorous ‘Saltwater’, is the video for ‘Don’t Talk About You’. It was shot in Berlin and watches as the couple explore the city through a hazy filtered lens.

About the track, the duo explain,

“This song went through a geographical & creative metamorphosis over almost two years… We originally wrote it in Copenhagen, demo’ed it in Stockholm and then revisited it recently when Toma & I were both in London. I guess the song speaks for itself but ultimately it falls in the good ol’ “wanting-something-that-ain’t-good-for-you” vein …”

It’s out now on 37 Adventures.

Sounds like: Hazel English, Summer Heart, Rilo Kiley, Daywave, Kurt Vile, Warpaint

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WEIRDO – Sapphire

Weirdo by James Perolls

Weirdo by James Perolls

“Hey everybody. I’m the WEIRDO” declared Josh Christopher (formerly of Brighton duo, IYES) earlier today on his Facebook page.

We’ll let you into a little secret, we kind of already knew that WEIRDO was the project of the now Berlin-based producer, but it’s still exciting that he’s finally announced it to the world.

So now that the news is out, will we learn everything possible about the WEIRDO project through the realms of social media? Not quite.

Josh still appears to be maintaining some mystery, having slightly concealed his face on the dark blue track cover of new track ‘Sapphire’ (which also features some awesome drumming skills of Debbie Knox-Hewson (also Charli XCX‘s drummer)), and throughout the song, there is also an uncertainty as to whether the sapphire really is as beautiful as first thought.

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Sounds like: Phil Collins, Metronomy

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JATA – Ebony

JATA

JATA

JATA released the single, ‘Ebony’ a year a go now, so we are pretty excited to see him share the accompanying video.

Directed by Ramon Haindl, the video gives us a glimpse into the sultry and wondrous world of JATA.

Sounds like: Ratatat, James Blake, Jamie Woon, Deptford Goth, Gold Panda, SBTRKT, Boxed In, One Bit

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Sam Setton – Berlin

Sam Setton

Sam Setton

New York City native Sam Setton is a singer/songwriter who has been creating raw and honest music since his early teens.

Don’t be deceived, though. Sam has taken a while crafting his sound of electronically driven pop and R&B – possibly due to his high flying job as a financial consultant – but he has still managed to find time in the evenings to escape and experiment with his music.

His new track Berlin explores this struggle;

“Berlin is a song I wrote about the constant struggle of being in a toxic relationship. On the surface there’s honesty; feelings of regret, love and hate. But at the core, there is a hope that with patience, things will work out.”

Sounds like: Sam Sure, Honne, Canvas, Boxed In, Autograf, Denny White, LIVI

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GRIP TIGHT – Never Enough

GRIP TIGHT

GRIP TIGHT

GRIP TIGHT is the electronic project of English producer Benjamin Gregory.

The video for ‘Never Enough’ is a smooth cinematic replica of the track. Robotic beats of 808 drum machines and the oscillations of synthesisers, with the vocals captured in the crypt of Kirche Luisenstadt, a Polish Church in Berlin.

The track – written about one night in two lovers’ lives – emerged in an apartment by a canal in Berlin’s Neukölln district – Gregory’s home for almost two years, and where he explored abandoned places for inspiration and recorded sounds to document this period of time in his life.

‘Never Enough’ is released June 24th through FEINT (cd, digital) and Musclemilk (cassette).

Sounds like: Kraftwerk, Joy Division, Arthur Russell

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Favorite Child – Just Wanna Belong

Favourite Child

Favourite Child

Rebel pop group, Favorite Child release the funky number ‘Just Wanna Belong’, featuring the vocals of Eric Rapp. Slightly ironic, as Favorite Child don’t really appear to be bothered if they fit in or not;

“We have an almost childish approach to putting songs together that really defines our style. As musicians, we reached the point where we no longer care about what’s expected from us. It’s part of ‘why don’t we try this, might sound cool?’ and part ‘fuck you we won’t do what you tell us’. It’s sort of like the rebel and the mad scientist in perfect harmony.”

‘Just Wanna Belong’ will be released later this spring via Roxy Recordings. Go get!

Sounds like: Tove Lo, Icona Pop, Erik Hassle, Chromeo

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ADIAM – Desert Island

ADIAM

ADIAM

ADIAM is a Swedish singer living in Berlin. The name ADIAM means powerful and complete.

Her video for ‘Desert Island’ was released at the same time as ‘Dark Lake’ and follows a theme of simple, water-based videos filmed in black and white.

Although we know little else about ADIAM, we get the sense that she lives up to her name.

‘Desert Island’ has been taken from the ‘Dark Lake’ EP, out on iTunes and released via Vertigo/Capitol. She is currently signed to Universal Germany.

Sounds like: City & Colour, Banks, Rudimental

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Fountain Club – Catalyst

Fountain Club

Fountain Club

Fountain Club is a brand-new indie duo from Berlin, Germany.

They describe themselves as “mathpop”, which we can only decipher means music with a fast-paced guitar rhythm and catchy lyrics…something that we believe has been missing from recent indie music.

Have a listen to ‘Catalyst’ below.

It has been taken from their ‘Distance & Atmosphere’ EP.

Sounds like: We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Maccabees, Suzuki Method, Two Door Cinema Club, Atlas Genius

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Moonboy Inc. – Forever (Feat. Femme)

Moonboy Inc. - Forever (Feat Femme)

Moonboy Inc. – Forever (Feat Femme)

Moonboy Inc. is the project of Berlin based songwriter/producer Christoph Rymon.

Moonboy Inc. has teamed up with the ever-sassy FEMME on lead vocals for his upbeat debut single, ‘Forever’. The pair met at a party, when they were introduced by a mutual friend.

Get those hands up! This is one song that will get you dancing!

Sounds like: Goldroom, RAC, Le Youth, Blonde, FEMME, Shura

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