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LAVID – BURN feat. Klei

LAVID

LAVID is Emanuel Bender’s new modern pop project.

‘Burn’- one Emanuel’s first releases under this new alias – firmly confirms his place amongst other pop writers and electronic producers.

Vocals and co-production are courtesy of Klei.

Sounds like: Halsey

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Secret Weapons – My Blue Heaven

Secret Weapons

It turns out Secret Weapons have been keeping a few things from us, the unfortunate news of lead singer Gerry Lange being ill. Whilst touring with bands like Weezer and Panic! at the Disco, the band kept Gerry’s health struggles quiet and as Danny Rocco says “strangely, the album became about making the album.”

Their latest single ‘My Blue Heaven’ embodies that very struggle.

Sounds like: Future Islands, The 1975, Lionel Richie, The Levity, The Island Club, Ghost Beach, Backstreet Boys, LANY, Great Good Fine Ok, The Knocks, Dagny

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Alexander Bernard – Wax

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Los Angeles-based producer/songwriter Alexander Bernard gives us a taste of his musical swagger on ‘Wax’.

Like wax melting in the sun, Alexander offers us warm bass lines of nu-disco and psych, synth sounds of pop with his soulful pipes.

Listen below.

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Elizabritz – The Other Side

Elizabritz - The Other Side

Elizabritz is an electro pop/R&B duo composed of producer ‘Fantom’ from North Carolina and singer Rachael Eff from Los Angeles.

Their offbeat track ‘Other Side’ reminds us of an early Clean Bandit, and considers being becoming complacent with a long term partner.

Sounds like: Clean Bandit

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Paris and Simo – Come As You Are Feat. Karen Harding

Paris & Simo

Canadian electronic dance duo Paris and Simo have teamed up with Karen Harding for ‘Come As You Are’.

The ultra-positive dance-tinged anthem is grounded in the belief that “everyone should have freedom of expression without being judged”, according to Paris & Simo.

Sounds like: RAC, The Him, Goldroom, Flight Facilities, Pusha T

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NOVAA x LO – Go There

NOVAA x LO

A collaborative album sounds exciting to us, especially when it’s written and produced by rising singer/songwriter/producer NOVAA and UK bedroom producer LO.

‘Go There’ is the third single from their ‘LIGHTS’ album, and “is about empty promises and letting go of someone that doesn’t really want you. It’s the moment you realize that you’re put on hold and that it’s not a romance but a game. The bubble you lived in pops and you find yourself playing a role and being someone that you don’t want to be.”

The album is out now on 29 September via Majestic Casual.

Sounds like: FØRTE, Mura Masa, Aurora, Diplo, AlunaGeorge, Grimes

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NOTNO – Body Feat. Freda James

NOTNO

NOTNO share brand new single, ‘Body’.

Essentially a nu-disco number, ‘Body’ is lovingly soaked in neon synths, sweet percussions, and glossy vocals, courtesy of Freda James.

Whack this track on your car stereo and go for that late night drive.

Sounds like: Goldroom, Flight Facilities, LANY

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isle&fever – Keep Working

isle&fever

It’s been a while since we’ve written about some Los Angeles-based nu-disco.

Born from Echo Park, isle&fever are a duo who have a pretty simple way of recording music – “pass around vintage instruments and the mic until a vibe catches. Rinse, Repeat.” – and it appears this method is working as their last single reached number 1 on Hype Machine.

Their latest endeavour is called ‘Keep Working’ and it takes you on a jazz infused, sonic journey. Listen below.

Sounds like: Joe Goddard, Flight Facilities, Chromeo, Roosevelt, Phoenix, Goldroom

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Goldroom – Spread Love

Goldroom

We absolutely love a positive message, especially when conveyed through music, and it appears that ‘Spread Love’ by Goldroom does just that.

Goldroom has decided to release the live favourite as a single (featuring vocals by Rooty) and although it edges towards pop more than his former releases, it still offers that signature feel-good dance sound that Goldroom is renowned for.

Goldroom said of the release: “My goal for this song was to try and capture the kind of simple earnestness that a lot of early French House had, which was a major inspiration for me. Playing it on the road the last few months, the vibe in the room would just light up as audiences reacted to the energy of the song. It felt like it was the right time to release the song to the world.”

Sounds like: Holy Ghost!, Flight Facilities, Autograf, Cut Copy

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LEFTI – City Heart

LEFTI

LEFTI

Let us reintroduce you to a man who made a name for himself in Cobra Starship. His new project is called LEFTI.

With some decent remixes already under his belt, LEFTI has today released an original track called ‘City Heart’.

Looping disco-led synths and lush vocals are sure to set us up for a night out in the city.

It’s out today via YEBO.

Sounds like: Fenech Soler, Goldroom, Flight Facilities, Bag Raiders

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The Knocks – Trouble Feat. Absofacto

The Knocks - Trouble

The Knocks – Trouble

Noisy New York electronic dance duo and remix gurus, The Knocks, have shared their summery track ‘Trouble’, featuring Absofacto.

Of the track, The Knocks say,

“We originally wrote “Trouble” with Abso in NYC at our studio as a slow, piano ballad, at 90 bpm. The idea was to write something that felt melancholy and classic. After we laid down the original idea, he left and we started experimenting with it – treating it like a sample – totally chopping it up and flipping it. This is the same way we approach some of our earlier songs like “Dancing With The DJ” and “Make it Better” so it was cool to go back to that formula while making a sound that was new and fresh.”

‘Trouble’ is out on Big Beat/Neon Gold and is the first single from their forthcoming EP ‘TESTIFY’, released on 3 February.

Sounds like: RAC, St. Lucia, Cut Copy, Flight Facilities, Passion Pit, Pink Feathers, Chromeo, Holy Ghost!, Penguin Prison

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Paris & Simo – Evermore Feat. Gabrielle Current & FINNEAS

Paris & Simo

Paris & Simo

Meet Canadian electronic dance duo, Paris & Simo.

The video for their latest track, ‘Evermore’, features the melodic vocals of Gabrielle Current and FINNEAS (THE SLIGHTLYS), and follows Paris & Simon charmingly wandering the streets of Montreal.

Speaking of the track, Paris & Simo explain,

“We had so many ideas of what we wanted to do musically, so we set out to find some of the newest and most talented songwriters we could find to bring the best new set. When we found Finn and Gabrielle they brought exactly what took the song to another level and created a bond between us as songwriters that we hope inspires more material in the future, Enjoy!”

‘Evermore’ is out now via The Bearded Man imprint on Armada Music.

Sounds like: RAC, The Him, Goldroom, Flight Facilities

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Youngr – Too Keen

Youngr

Youngr

The talent that is Youngr follows up ‘Out Of My System‘ with another great track called ‘Too Keen’.

The video for ‘Too Keen’ showcases what fans can expect from Youngr live. It’s his first release on Island Records, and is about “a past relationship. Everyone can come off too keen sometimes. We have all been there!”

European Tour Dates

21.02: Cologne/YUCA
22.02: Berlin/ Prince Charles
24.02: Paris/Les Etoiles Theatre
25.02: Amsterdam/ Melkweg Theatre
27.02: Glasgow 02 ABC2 Glasgow
28.02: Manchester/ Deaf Institute
02.03: London/Oslo

Sounds like: Phoenix, Miike Snow, Flight Facilities

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Playlist: Jason Gaffner

Jason Gaffner

Jason Gaffner

Los Angeles-based resident, Jason Gaffner, creates danceable, disco-funk tunes with highly emotional content.

His latest release is called ‘Feel Something’, and it’s written about how just one person can make you drop your barriers and learn to love again.

In a bid to get to grips with how Jason manages to balance vulnerability in his music with upbeat vibes, we asked him to put together a playlist for us comprised of his current, favourite songs.

Drona & Nanok – Horizons
I love this song because it really hooked me almost instantly with the vocal production and bass tones.

TV Noise – Think feat Jessame
Just has so much going on that I like. Great vocal production and really cool samples. Fun & funky gets me every time! haha : )

Sam Padrul – Hold On Me feat Mammals
I might me a little biased because I played all the sweet funky guitars on this track, but I think it came together wonderfully. Very good for wrapping up summer.

Jazz Morley – Take Me Down (New Immunity Remix)
Kind of has that looking off into the sunset driving down the coast vibe to it.

THANKS – Dizzy
Like Justice meets Daft Punk— what’s not to like? Will be doing some music with these guys in the future as well! : )

Ark Patrol – Trouble feat. Josh Rubin
Like when you’re wandering aimlessly through a quiet neighborhood on a summer night.

Farleon – Tell Me feat. Jason Gaffner
Yes. Shameless self promotion. But really I think this is a song that will be around for summers to come. I envision this in some sort of 2017 Ray Bans commercial with lots of beautiful beach shots.

Iman Omari – Take Away feat. Good Joon
Love that guitar line. Seriously so dope. We were in the studio trying to figure out if that was a real guitar or a synth for like 3 hrs the other day haha

Lenno – All Eyes On Us
I really don’t understand how this has only 13k plays on soundcloud. I’m perturbed by this fact haha. Anyways LOVE this track. Lenno and I are also working on some music together!

SOHN – Signal
Really this song is just fucking awesome on so many levels. Vibessss : )

Sounds like: RAC, Flight Facilities, Goldroom, NVDES, Raeko, Chromeo

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Goldroom – Lying To You

Goldroom

Goldroom

Goldroom is always at the forefront of Californian indietronica, effortlessly and always combing upbeat disco beats with graceful vocals (whether his own, or others).

So imagine our excitement when he announced the new video for ‘Lying To You’, directed by Tim Nackashi (OK Go, TV On The Radio).

Set on a boat, off the coast of Catalina Island, regular sailor, Goldroom makes us feel right at home in his “vintage thriller with a twist”.

‘Lying To You’ has been taken from Goldroom’s ‘West of The West’ album, out on 23 September via Downtown Records.

Sounds like: Holy Ghost!, Flight Facilities, Autograf, Cut Copy

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