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Playlist: Mar

Mar by Tatsiana Tribunalova

Meet Mar, a Dutch-Caribbean-Indonesian who grew up on a houseboat with his musical family in Amsterdam.

We have been blown away by his emotive and often heartbreaking music, specifically his current EP ‘Things Will Be’, which touches on key issues such as depression and suicide.

As a little introduction to the music of Mar, we asked him to put together a playlist for you.

Massive Attack – Teardrop
I was born in ’87 I really think the 90s era in music had a huge impact on me. I love the video for this one, the whole package. The simple chords the simple melodies yet so powerful.

D’Angelo – Africa
Big fan of D’Angelo’s album Voodoo. This song stands out to me because it’s the only lullaby, he made I think. It’s more pure and honest than the other songs. I love the choice for the snare sound.

Jeff Buckley – So Real
I heard Jeff kinda recently like 3/4 years ago or something and fell in love immediately, his guitar work is brilliant and his voice and falsetto are too. This song is truth to me.

Björk – All is Full of Love
Björk is not like any other artist in her presentation. I remember seeing this video and was like wtf, this speaks to my soul. Robot clones of her kissing eachother in slowmo. fkyh! The production and lyrics are gold too. Everything fits.

Chris Whitley – Big Sky Country
My father, a major infuence on my musical career, used to wake me and my sis up with this song and warm milk w honey. So everytime I hear this song I feel his love. Love the song and the bass specially.

James Blake – Retrograde
James to me has one of the best live shows I’ve seen thus far. So pure and everything so well played/sung. His music is so powerful, simple but well put together.

The Isley Brothers – Sensuality Part 1&2
My pianist played me this song, again the simplicity seems there, also in the solo, but the chord progression is kinda tricky to come up with. One of the most sexy tunes of all time to me

Prince – The Most Beautiful Girl
Prince. The one I connected to while discovering I could sing falsetto haha. So unique. So feminine and powerful but a brought to earth as a man. What an amazing artist. Even though I’m deffo not fan of all of his work, when he touched me with a song he really did it deeply. Like this one. (Sexy M.F in playlist as Most Beautiful . . . is not available on Spotify)

Bill Evans – My Foolish Heart
His trio formation live show is what I always put on when I need some background music. Love his style of chords choice. This song to me is peaceful autumn, warm ginger tea and a book.

Mats & Morgan Band – Hollmervalsen
My father came back from a Scandinavian tour and brought back this weird album from fusion duo Mats and Morgan. I used to listen to this song so often, trying to learn the tempo changes. When music becomes so boring for you, you decide make a robotic fusion song. That’s this to me.

Sounds like: Prince, Blood Orange, The 1975

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Sheila And The Kit – Next 2 U

Sheila And The Kit

Holland has kept pretty quiet on the new release front, until now. Meet synth-pop duo, Sheila and The Kit, who enjoy a good flirt with the sounds of the 80’s, and who doesn’t like a good flirt?!

Their second release ‘Next 2 U’ channels retro dance floor vibes with lush vocals and candid but catchy synths and drums.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Madonna, Beck

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Novo Amor & Ed Tullett – Silvery

Novo Amor & Ed Tullett by Alex Kozobolis

Introducing Ed Tullett and Novo Amor.

The duo have teamed up to serenade us with new music. Their single, ‘Silvery’, is a captivating and well-crafted song that starts off reasonably mellow before becoming progressively more beautiful the longer you listen to it.

Perfect for fans of Bon Iver, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, and James Vincent McMorrow.

It is taken off their upcoming album ‘Heiress’, out this November.

Sounds like: Bon Iver, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, James Vincent McMorrow, Talos

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Feiertag – Bunraku Feat. David Harks

David Harks

Dutch producer Feiertag has teamed up with UK-born singer David Harks (Safetalk) on new single, ‘Bunraku’.

Production of the electronic track is slow and steady, with a combination of light synths and hooks, all mirrored by David Harks’ echoey vocals.

‘Bunraku’ is out now on Boogie Angst.

Sounds like: Yoke Lore, Safetalk, Yellerkin, Miike Snow

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The Him – Secrets Feat. Cub Rayan

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The Him share their new track called ‘Secrets’.

The Dutch duo are getting a bit of a reputation for creating instantly appealing dance pop spillers with relatable lyrics and tropical flair.

Their new release, ‘Secrets’, features the vocals talents of Cub Rayan and is the type of song that you want to constantly click repeat on.

Sounds like: XY&O, Kygo, Sam Feldt, Gryffin, Spada

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Nina June – If We Never Go

Nina June

Dutch artist, Nina June, has just released ‘If We Never Go’.

It’s the fifth track taken from her BON VOYAGE project, which greets a generation that is on a constant quest to overcome loneliness, despite being more interconnected than ever before.

Sounds like: Thomas Azier, Agnes Obel, Rhye, London Grammar, Adele

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Thomas Azier – Winners

Thomas Azier

Thomas Azier

Thomas Azier has just shared the beautiful video for the uplifting ‘Winners’.

The now Paris-based Azier continues to bare his soul and evolve his sound through classical composition, using a single loop to build ‘Winners’ into an unforgettable climax.

Disclosure: I am Thomas Azier’s publicist at the time of writing.

Expect news of his sophomore album very soon.

Sounds like: Josef Salvat

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Thomas Azier – Talk To Me

Thomas Azier by Paul Rousteau

Thomas Azier by Paul Rousteau

Thomas Azier has been a busy man since we last shared his music, and his move from Paris to Berlin has had a clear impact on him.

Taking a classical approach, Thomas is focusing more on his songwriting and piano playing skills than ever before.

Watch the stylish video for ‘Talk To Me’ below.

Disclosure: I am Thomas Azier’s publicist at the time of writing.

Sounds like: Josef Salvat

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Saux – Save The World

Saux

Saux

Dutch producer/DJ and 22 Tracks curator, Saux takes inspiration from left-field disco, tropical music and contemporary pop.

His new track, ‘Saves The World’ is as you’d expect. It has a slow but solid disco back-beat with sweet funk guitar riffs, and stripped-back and smoothed-out vocals.

Of the track, Saux says; “Musically it’s a melting pot – it’s my interpretation of many different influences. Sound-wise it’s my way of trying to capture a warm saturated sound with few layers like the old Arthur Russell disco records or South African 70’s pop. The song talks about how relationships can be influenced so much by emotional and physical distance.”

The track is out now, on his own imprint, Cahors Recordings.

Sounds like: Friendly Fires, Metronomy, Ben Khan, Royce Wood Junior, XO

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Paul Mayson – Miles Away

Paul Mayson - Miles Away

Paul Mayson – Miles Away

Following the clubber’s favourite, ‘Want Me’, Dutch electronic producer Paul Mayson releases ‘Miles Away’, featuring the vocals of Ashley Hicklin.

Fulfilling piano keys and The Temper Trap style vocals, Paul Mayson continues to share innovative songs, straight from his heart.

Sounds like: Goldroom, Gryffin, RAC, The Temper Trap

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