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Goss – Soo Bad

Goss

Meet Danish musician, Goss.

Having already written with some of Denmark’s finest musical exports, including on ’s upcoming album, Goss now shares ‘Soo Bad’, taken from his ‘Healthcare’ EP, out on 28 April.

It’s a buzzy pop track that warms you straight in the heart.

Sounds like: Ben Khan, MOTHXR, Mura Masa, Jai Paul

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Masasolo – Ordinary Day

Masasolo

Masasolo is a four-piece from Copenhagen, who write drowsy lo-fi tunes mixed with 70s-infuenced, indie-psych.

Their slow tempo single, ‘Ordinary Day’, creates such a chilled vibe, your worries will disappear in no time.

Expect an announcement of European shows in due course.

Sounds like: Lana Del Rey, Tame Impala, Palace Winter

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MATTIS – Loverboy

MATTIS

Copenhagen-based superstar in the making, MATTIS, shares his stunning debut, ‘Loverboy’.

This self confessed “viking soul” uses somewhat minimalistic production, relying heavily on his vocals (think James Blake or Sampha), but ‘Loverboy’ also tells an emotive story, driven from a dark place that MATTIS found himself in three years ago, having lost his apartment following a break up, and generally feeling like a lone wolf away from the pack.

​The single is out via Sony Music in Scandinavia and Tigerspring/The Orchard elsewhere.

Sounds like: Rationale, Ben Pearce, James Blake, Sampha

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CHINAH – Even Love

Chinah

Chinah

Danish band, CHINAH, are back with new track, ‘Even Love’.

Echoed vocals fit nicely amongst some laid back synths, yet upbeat and funky riffs.

Sounds like: Shura, Fickle Friends, Madonna, Ellie Goulding, Ayer, Keyes

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FJER – Better

FJER

FJER

Making us feel a lot ‘Better’ about the beginning of winter, is New York based, Danish artist, FJER (aka Maja Barløse).

We’ve become a fan of FJER’s ability to switch her vocals between celestial falsettos and brooding, R&B flecked tones.

‘Better’ has been produced by Nector.

Expert her debut album to be released in 2017 via QUINTIC.

Sounds like: Banks, Sia, VÉRITÉ, Dominique, Kill J, Kacy Hill, July Child

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KING – Blood

KING

KING

Denmark has a new pop star in the making, and she’s called KING.

Born in Copenhagen to a Cuban mother and a Chilean father, KING has had a bit of an unbringing, watching her uncle work as one of Fidel Castro’s personal bodyguards.

With her street smart dance style and accomplished vocals, we kindly ask Banks and Grimes to step aside for the KING.

Sounds like: CAPPA, Grimes, Banks, MØ

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Bodebrixen – Change It Back

Bodebrixen

Bodebrixen

Danish indie pop outfit, Bodebrixen, are bringing Spanish guitar back, and it’s sounding pretty damn good.

Not only that, the new disco-tinged lo-fi single, ‘Change It Back’, also features strings and synths. Bodebrixen know how to spoil us, but we think the effort is worth it.

Sounds like: Cut Copy, Summer Heart, Day Wave, Clean Bandit, Roosevelt, Tough Alliance

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Saint Best – In The Morning

SAINT BEST

SAINT BEST

Copenhagen-based quartet, SAINT BEST debut the video for ‘In The Morning’; also a tribute to 1985 Japanese cult film, ‘Tampopo’.

Usually a time for the most weary, this energetic synth-pop number will get you dancing straight out of bed. And this pretty much sums up the SAINT BEST ethos; always seeing the positive in things and not holding back as there will always be tomorrow.

When their rehearsal space burned to the ground, along with all of their instruments, the foursome saw this as a new beginning, and thus began the new sound of SAINT BEST. The ruined guitars were substituted with synthesisers and samples. Inspired by nu-disco and new wave, SAINT BEST decided to make danceable electro-pop. “We were looking for a new dynamic sound and got together around a percussion and synth-driven sound universe”.

‘In The Morning’ is released via Fake Diamond Records.

Sounds like: Girl Friend, Calypso, Kid Astray

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Slowes – I Need You

Slowes

Slowes

Slowes are a Danish duo, who formed in 2015 and like to merge alternative psychedelic pop with the dreamy sounds of chillwave.

One of the results is ‘I Need You’; a track comprised of textured lo-fi vocals, phased-out synths, and melodic waves from the retro keys. The trackwas recorded and co-produced by Christian Alex Petersen (Mew, Virgin Suicide, LISS).

‘I Need You’ is released on 8 July. Expect an EP in early 2017.

Sounds like: Sundara Karma, Tame Impala, Day Wave, Jo Marches

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Soleima – Wasted

Soleima

Soleima

It’s Monday morning and some of you may still be wasted from the weekend’s antics, or even contemplating how the weekend was wasted.

One woman heavily discussing the wasted topic is Copenhagen-based singer Soleima (aka Sarah Mariegaard, formerly of Danish hip-hop outfit Flødeklinikken).

“Off-sounding” writings merged between electronic pop and hip-hop, luxurious synth arrangeents and majestic instrumental touches, ‘Wasted’ is a summery track. Production is courtesy of Vera (Liss, )

Previously living in Tanzania for a portion of her life, some of the vocal melody structures could arguably be inspired by the Sukumaland song tradition, the specific region in Tanzania where Sarah lived.

According to Soleima, “…the song is about allowing yourself to run away from a crazy and awful world. Using a disguise and forgetting everything for a moment. But also it is a song about having blinders on. Not recognising, or choosing to forget – that we are living in a fucked-up world.”

“To me the term “wasted” gets double sided in this song,” Soleima explains. “The obvious meaning is of cause being drunk/high and therefore unable to process thoughts and logic. The other way to look at it, is that some people, like myself, are able to lead a certain kind of life whereas many don’t have the same possibilities as me – and sometimes that chance can be wasted.”

Sounds like: LIVI, MØ, Zara Larsson, Alice Jemima, FØRTE, Dominique, Hotel Garuda

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