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Dirty Nice – Zero Summer

Zero Summer

Making a case for ‘Zero Summer’ is UK duo, Dirty Nice.

We are not entirely sure what the term ‘zero summer’ means, but the lyrics suggest the track maybe politically driven; “…the people are living in a zero-sum game…they accept there will always be a winner and a loser…they don’t try make things work for everyone…they don’t care?”. This despondent attitude is further displayed by the overtly chilled, lo-fi feel throughout the track.

Sounds like: Jai Paul, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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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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MOOKHI – Foul Play (Feat. Billy Fox)

MOOKHI

MOOKHI

Meet MOOKHI, the musical project of Australian, Olympia Henshaw.

She’s teamed up with Sydney producer and musician, Billy Fox, for her debut release called ‘Foul Play’.

‘Foul Play’ is essentially an electronic track, but we also enjoy the abstract piano chords, which MOOKHI said she composed during a flight in which she had very little sleep.

It is taken from her ‘Lost & Found’ EP, out on 24 February.

Sounds like: James Blake, Sam Smith, Jai Paul, Ben Khan, Crozet, Brotherun, One Bit, Until The Ribbon Breaks, TDeL2, James Vincent McMorrow

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B.Miles – Running

B.Miles

B.Miles

B.Miles is back with ‘Running’.

A funky and humble track, ‘Running’ is bang on the pop trend for 2017.

It’s the first offering from B.Miles’ self-titled EP, out 17 March. The EP was written in the same storage-unit-turned-studio where ‘Twenty Fifteen’ was recorded, alongside co-songwriter Eric Nizgretsky and Brooklyn-based production duo Noise Club. Producer Matias Quarleri was also added to the mix this time around.

Sounds like: Rhye, Years & Years, Jess Nolan, London Grammar, Banks, Ji Nilsson, Lyves, Broods, SOHN, The Weeknd, Jesse Ware, Shura, Noosa, James Blake, July Child, The xx, Jai Paul, Rationale, Austra

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Leo Kalyan – Daydream

Leo Kalyan

Leo Kalyan

London native, Leo Kalyan, releases the video for ‘Daydream’; a stunning and an emotive track with an equally as mesmerising video.

The hypnotic stock motion visual was animated by Ruth Barrett and directed by Hazlett-Beard. It once again showcases Kalyan’s boundless ability to draw upon ‘close to the bone’ emotions and wrap them perfectly in an infectious soulful R&B pop sheen.

Speaking of the video Kalyan, described how “For the “Daydream” video, I wanted to bring my collage artworks to life. I design all my own song artwork so the colours and textures that I use are chosen to represent how the song feels to me. For this video, I wanted to take it a step further by making it move. Much like my last video there isn’t a specific storyline to follow. It’s more about a mood, a vibe, and an aesthetic. It’s about momentarily letting your mind wander into a different, slightly surreal world – just like a daydream.”

Watch below.

Leo’s four-track EP, ‘Silver Linings’, has been produced by friend and frequent collaborator XO and is out now.

Sounds like: XO, Ben Khan, Xan Young, Jai Paul

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Ryan Egan – Finest Hour

Ryan Egan

Ryan Egan

Another cracking track from Ryan Egan. This one is called ‘Finest Hour’, and we are pretty sure this is Ryan’s finest musical hour to date.

While previous releases have seen Egan share production with Luca Buccellati (Tei Shi), ‘Finest Hour’ see’s Egan take on full production duties.

The result a glistening pop track full of 80’s vibes.

Sounds like: Ben Khan, Tei Shi, The Ugly Club, Twin Shadow, Jai Paul, JUNGLE, Shy Girls

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XO – Night Time Solace

XO

XO

A new wave of indie R&B male vocalists from the UK continues. This time, it’s 20 year old Staffordshire born producer and songwriter XO (aka Sunil Heera).

His latest release continues to live up to the hype and sees XO play with just as many disparate influences as his first two EP’s — neo soul, funk, hip hop, the faint pulse of deep house – with an added abstract twist.

The A side, ‘Divive Disaster’, features the vocals of Sydney based newcomer James Chatburn, and was also influenced by the story of 2014 film ‘Gone Girl’ with Heera claiming the EP to be about how “our head and heart can sometimes be in two different places, in some cases we confront it and in others we learn to live with it”.

The B-side, ‘Night Time Solace’, favours woozy, blown-out sounds and sample-heavy electronica for a gorgeous slice of twisted soul.

‘Divine Disaster’ / ‘Night Time Solace’ is out now on his own label, He Loves You Not Recordings,

Sounds like: Jai Paul, Ben Khan, The Weeknd, SOHN, Jack Garratt, Alex Vargas, NAO

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Miles From Kinshasa – Kaya

Miles From Kinshasa

Miles From Kinshasa

Tending to our earlobes is Miles From Kinshasa, a South London based multi-instrumentalist and producer who makes “rumba-pop”.

His latest offering, called ‘Kaya’, is infectious and intense. Imagine the essence of the late 80’s has been captured in a glass bottle, which has been stored until current day, only to be shattered in an underground R&B club.

Miles says of the self-produced track “The name Kaya itself means little and wise amongst other things but generally has to do with some kind of wisdom”.

‘Kaya’ will be released as a double a-side on new South London based label One Time – available digitally and as a 7″ vinyl single.

Sounds like: Ben Khan, July Child, Solange, Blood Orange, Jai Paul

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Ryan Egan – Between The Pages

Ryan Egan

Ryan Egan

Ryan Egan is a 26 year old NYC based artist, who is also one fourth of The Ugly Club.

Following on from the success of ‘Restoration’ is ‘Between The Pages’, Egan’s second track that he has worked on with producer, Luca Buccellati (Tei Shi).

It definitely has those Tei Shi urban vibes coupled with raw lyrics, further proving how well Egan and Buccellati work together to create a new slant on modern pop/RnB.

The upcoming debut EP ‘Postures’ is set for release in Autumn.

Sounds like: Ben Khan, Tei Shi, The Ugly Club, Twin Shadow, Jai Paul, JUNGLE, Shy Girls

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Xan Young – Passion

Xan Young

Xan Young

There is a new kid joining the electro-soul world, and he’s one that we are particularly excited about.

Xan Young, with similarities to Ben Khan, releases his debut track ‘Passion’. It is built on quivering synths and obscure percussion…and the simplicity is beautiful.

We expect his debut record, ‘The Flood’, to be released in August via Astro Nautico.

Sounds like: Ben Khan, Years & Years, Leo Kalyan, Twin Shadow, Jai Paul, JUNGLE, Disclosure, Prince, Blood Orange, Harts, Oyinda, Shy Girls, Harriet

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