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Lurayana – Dear Tempo

lurayana 'dear tempo'

Lurayana is the moniker of Milan-based Italian producer Ludovica Nazzaro.

She grew up in a family of musicians, surrounded by funk, jazz and the rock of the 70s. She further developed her passion for music thanks to her beloved late aunt, who’s still an inspiration for her.
Lurayana’s project started during Covid lockdown, when she put apart her previous pop demos and started approaching a more experimental sound.

Her debut single ‘Dear Tempo‘ is the result of her complete artistic freedom. Hypnotic electro sounds make the pair with drum and bass textures and a touch of edm. An intense and trippy background which perfectly encapsulated Lurayana’s silky, sampled vocals.

Speaking about the song, she explains: “This song and my project represent a new beginning. For the first time, I finally started understanding and truly loving myself for who I am, and what I am. I made the decision to distance myself from the standard pop format, in favor of a songwriting style, based off of a few selected sampled words. In the past I was almost obsessed with lyrics and their meaning, to the point it had almost become a paranoia, which was hurting my creativity. There’s room now, it’s liberating. It’s a different way for me to express myself, I’m vulnerable, but it’s sincere“.

She adds: ”’Dear Tempo’ was born during a studio session with a dear friend of mine from Avellino, gima. We were here, in my new city Milan, after quite some time spent experimenting with sounds and melodies. Then the guitar line arrived and the song started to take form. I felt the need to leave room for production, to make my voice a sample, distorted but clear at times, just like I often feel lately. I thank gima for being able to see and understand what I would like to be through my music. This song is a liberating anthem from any emotional chain. It feels so good to see how the strangest thoughts manage to take shape and birth in a song.

Dear Tempo‘ is the first single off of Lurayana’s debut EP, which will be released later this year.


Vallis Alps – Young

Vallis Alps

Vallis Alps

Vallis Alps is a new trio from Australia comprising of Parissa and David Ansari.

They are a prime example of the quality of music exports from Australia that we’ve seen in the last few years. Just think of all the artists on the Future Classic label alone!

Our favourite and most indietronica track from the self-titled EP is ‘Young’, but we also like the EDM production value of ‘Thru’. Have a listen to ‘Young’ below:

Sounds like: Goldroom, Chela, Broods, Prinze George, July Child, Banks, X Priest X, Daughter

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La+ch – Nights



Following a hiatus, the Canadian EDM producer, La+ch has teamed up with fellow Canadian Dustbuster to release latest track, ‘Nights’.

The track takes more of a soulful M83-esque direction with falsetto lyrics and more of a slow paced, and synthy beat.

With the pair promising more new music in the coming weeks, in addition to their production contributions to upcoming new releases from fellow sideways members, Coleman Hell and Shan Vincent de Paul (SVDP), this production team is quickly becoming prolific within dance and indie music circles.

The track is taken from the new EP, which has an anticipated due date of 4 November.

Sounds like: Fenech-Soler, Young The Giant, M83, Pistol Shrimp, Passion Pit, Miike Snow

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Le Youth – Feel Your Love (Feat. Javeon) (RAC remix)

Le Youth - Feel Your Love Feat. Javeon (RAC remix)

Le Youth – Feel Your Love Feat. Javeon (RAC remix)

Le Youth is back, this time with Javeon in tow and complete with a remix courtesy of RAC.

Javeon’s voice remains intact on ‘Feel Your Love’, but RAC breathes some summertime vibes into what is already a sterdy 90’s inspired R&B based track by the L.A. producer.

We were initially concerned that Le Youth may have pigeoned himself into a genre that will soon pass in popularity, but having watched him play last week we are certain that the talented producer is here to stay.

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Sounds like: Javeon, RAC, Disclosure, Lane 8, Ben Pearce, Ben Khan, Duke Dumont, Foxes

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Kidnap Kid – Stronger / Like You Used To

Kidnap Kid

Kidnap Kid

Kidnap Kid is Sheffield born and bred, DJ and producer, Matt Relton.

The mellow and slightly euphoric ‘Like You Used To’ is cushioned on Kidnap Kid’s double A-side single right next to the atmospheric and lengthier ‘Stronger’.

Kidnap Kid has played this well as there is no declared B side, and quite rightly so as it is pretty hard to choose between the two tracks. We’d recommend serially listening to both; ‘Like You Used To’ at the pre-party and ‘Stronger’ during the party, but the decision is yours.

The singles are released under the umbrella of The Black Butter label (Rudimental, Solomon Grey, Gorgon City).

Sounds like: London Grammar, Disclosure, Erykah Badu, Aluna George, Ronika, Indiana, Rudimental, The XX, Clean Bandit, Röyksopp

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Peking Duk – High (ft. Nicole Millar)

Peking Duk

Peking Duk

Peking Duk is Australian electronic duo, Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles.

New track ‘High’ may just be the single to break the EDM duo to the mainstream. Teaming up with Sydney-based Nicole Millar, the animalistic video for ‘High’ is set in a woodland and is pretty bizarre!

‘High’ has been released via Vicious Recordings Pty. Purchase the track on iTunes.

Sounds like: ASTR, Broods, I BREAK HORSES

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