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Blair – Planetary Feat. Argonaut & Wasp

Blair - Planetary Feat. Argonaut & Wasp

Blair – Planetary Feat. Argonaut & Wasp

Meet Canada-born, Los Angeles-residing artist Blair.

He’s teamed up with New York act, Argonaut & Wasp, on galactic new single, ‘Planetary’.

It has a steady driving synth beat, with vintage vocals and bright harmonics. This is definitely one to help you get ready for the weekend!

Sounds like: Empire of The Sun, Pnau, Miami Horror, St, Lucia, Capital Cities, Bag Raiders, Daft Punk

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Playlist: ZAGATA

ZAGATA

ZAGATA

Meet Montreal-based producer ZAGATA (aka Jesse Proteau).

ZAGATA makes slow embracing synth-led tunes and can put together a wicked playlist together.

On that note, here is said wicked playlist. Enjoy!

Moderat – A New Error
Very inspiring synth bass line and tones.

Porches – Underwater
Like the overall mix from Chris Coady on this. Sometimes less is better.

CHVRCHES – Under The Tide
Just my fav song from them. Definitely one of my fav bands as well.

Adriatique – Space Knights
I’m just so stoked about the mood of this track.

Crystal Castles – Not In Love (Feat. Robert Smith)
This track is the definition of a perfect song. That chorus is just awesome.

College and Electric Youth- A Real Hero
I like the simplicity of this one. Sweet blend. Perfect amount of melancholy and hope.

George Fitzgerald – Full Circle
My favourite song for training. Like the vibe, BPM, synths, tone and vocals. Best album of 2015.

Com Truise – Karova
I just love how Com Truise mixes his drums. Tone reference at all points.

Caribou – Can’t Do Without You
Such an amazing Canadian artist.

Moderat – Finder
1 Moderat song is not enough!

Sounds like: Goldroom, College, The Wild Wild

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Amy Guess – Comatose

Amy Guess

Amy Guess

Calgary born, 80’s lover, Amy Guess, is back with the brooding ‘Comatose’.

Having been classically trained in voice from a young age, the range of Amy’s vocals is impressive. Combine this with the catchy pop elements of her music, and the adept electronic production, we give Amy top marks all round.

Amy’s debut EP ’10 Times Out of 10′ is set for release on 20 January.

Sounds like: Kelly Clarkson, Monogem, Kyla La Grange, Lights

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Men I Trust – Plain View

Men I Trust

Men I Trust

Québec-based four piece, Men I Trust, share their new video for ‘Plain View’, which follows the band on their tour through China.

The track is a slow-burning number with delicate chimes, creating a sense of calm away from the chaos that they must have experienced during the tour.

Sounds like: Tame Impala, Wet, MUNA, Lucius, The Japanese House

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Closely – Years

Closely

Closely

Toronto-based band, Closely, return with the spine-tingling track, ‘Years’.

‘Years’ is incredibly emotionally-charged – it has been written by lead singer, Joel, about the untimely loss of his father to pancreatic cancer – and goes out to everyone who is also suffering a loss of someone close to them.

Sounds like: Foals, Honne, RÜFÜS, Miike Snow, Boxed In

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Heartstreets – Cruising With You

Heartstreets

Heartstreets

Don’t be fooled. Canadian duo, Heartstreets, may well write the soundtrack for the DIY youth of today, but they do not create bubblegum pop.

The new video for ‘Cruising With You’ says just that. It has been produced by Soulection’s Da-P, and immediately conjures up images of driving a lowrider through dodgy neighbours into the early hours.

Oddly enough, the video doesn’t offer this scenario to us, but rather focuses on a young man who is particularly sensitive to auditory stimuli and perceives sounds in a hypersensitive and amplified manner.

Watch below.

Sounds like: Shura, Jessie Ware, Wet

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RALPH – Something More

RALPH

RALPH

80’s music lover, RALPH, is questioning whether there is ‘Something More’ in her new track, asking whether the grass is always greener?

“‘Something More’ was inspired by Aziz Ansari’s Netflix show ‘Master of None’,” explains RALPH, continuing “The show honestly narrates the existential issues faced by young adults now. Consumed with social media and dating apps, we’re obsessed with the idea of something more or someone better, often leading us to sabotage the good things we have.”

Sounds like: Sizzy Rocket, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Susanne Sundfør, Lykke Li, Blondie, July Child, Scavenger Hunt

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PUSHER – Tell You (Feat. Hunnah)

PUSHER by Saty + Pratha

PUSHER by Saty + Pratha

PUSHER (aka Marty Bernie) is a musician/producer/DJ based in Toronto, who produces ‘Neon’ style music with influences of trap, pop, 90’s R&B, hip-hop, and jazz to create shiny, colourful, bass-driven music.

His new track ‘Tell You’ features the radiant pop vocals of fellow Canadian, Hunnuh, who was handpicked by PUSHER.

You can pre-order the ‘Laces’ EP here, out on 26th August via Black Butter Records.

Sounds like: Honne, Anne-Marie, Rudimental

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BLAJK – Lethal

BLAJK by Jeffrey Ayres

BLAJK by Jeffrey Ayres

Toronto band BLAJK, return with ‘Lethal’, another well put together offering from the four piece.

Of the track, the band say,

“Lethal is a song about a tarnished yet lustful relationship that has kept you going back and forth over time. Constantly yearning for the person while fully aware that reconnecting only leads to trouble and unhappiness. It’s about indulging in the guilty pleasure that is this person and living with the consequences.”

Sounds like: The Neighbourhood, Phantogram, The 1975, MOTHXR, LANY, Young Empires, Banners, KAPTAN

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Altamina – Under The Black Sea

Altamina

Altamina

Altamina was originally a side project from US-based, Francois Graham and French-Canadian, Marco Gervais of Montreal’s Surface of Atlantic, but it soon developed into a fully-fledged, international band, following the enlistment of Australian, Matt Davis on drums and French-Canadian, Roxanne Miller on bass in 2014.

Sincere lyrics touched with baritone vocals, steady drum beats, and ambient riffs make ‘Under The Black Sea’ a stand out track from an equally as impressive band.

Their album, ‘Tomorrow Morning Will Be Tonight’ is out now.

Sounds like: The National, War On Drugs, Nick Cave, Joy Division, Phoria

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