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Cal Zafiro – Chlorine

Cal Zafiro - Chlorine

Cal Zafiro – Chlorine

Los Angeles-based R&B singer Cal Zafiro has released the beautiful ‘Chlorine’.

The minimalistic track has been produced by mood wave advocate Midoca and has wildly deep R&B tones.

Sounds like: MAALA, Chet Faker, James Blake, Active Child, Ben Khan, Fyfe, Josef Salvat, The Kite String Tangle, Le Youth, MNEK

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Alex Brittan – (Can’t) Relax

Alex Brittan

Alex Brittan

Alex Brittan is an Australian-based, self-acclaimed “songwriter, producer & pop fanatic”.

We first fell in love with Alex’s sound listening to ‘Thirsty Bird’, which can be found on our April playlist.

His latest track ‘(Can’t) Relax’ is (according to Alex) about being stuck in a relationship where you’re Sandra Bullock and the other person is OUTER SPACE!

Whoever and whatever the track is about, it’s a great introduction to Alex’s sound.

Listen below and enjoy!

Sounds like: Jack Peñate, Kid Astray, Fenech Soler, Josef Salvat, Ben Khan, James Blake

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Josef Salvat – Till I Found You

Josef Salvat

Josef Salvat

Australia’s loss is the UK’s gain. Josef Salvat. An artist that needs no introduction.

New single, ‘Till I Found You’, includes thought provoking lyrics (a quintessential feature of Salvat’s work), endearing vocals, slow and heavy beats, and a beautifully shot video to finish.

Sounds like: James Blake, Alex Clare, Jamie Woon

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Lucy Rose – Our Eyes

Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose

Acoustic singer Lucy Rose is back with ‘Your Eyes’.

The track showcases a development in Rose’s vocals from previous work. Her voice has matured, being more bold and textural than before. This works perfectly with the introduction of a soaring electronic backdrop.

‘Your Eyes’ has been taken from ‘Work It Out’, which was produced by Rich Cooper (Banks, Mystery Jets, Josef Salvat). It is released on the 6 July through Columbia Records.

Tour dates below:

31st May – Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham
13th June – Bushstock, London
20th June – 110 Above Festival, Leicestershire
21st June – Smoked and Uncut Festival, Swanage
10th July – T In The Park, Perthshire
18th July – Truck Festival, Steventon
24th July – Somersault Festival, Devon
1st August – Kendal Calling, Penrith
29th August – Reading Festival
30th August – Leeds Festival

Sounds like: Rae Morris, Bombay Bicycle Club, EVVY, Noosa, Monogem, Banks, Mystery Jets, Josef Salvat, Daughter

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MAALA – Touch

MAALA

MAALA

With no bio and only 100 followers on Soundcloud, little is known about New Zealander native, MAALA.

His debut track, ‘Touch’, is synth-heavy with grind-worthy vocals.

Definitely one to watch.

Sounds like: Chet Faker, James Blake, Active Child, Ben Khan, Bastille, Fyfe, Josef Salvat, The Kite String Tangle, Billy Who

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TWICEYOUNG – Uncover

TWICEYOUNG

TWICEYOUNG

TWICEYOUNG is a Nashville three-piece.

Their cool new slow synth track ‘Uncover’ is on our August playlist, but the video has just been released and we are loving it.

The video is directed by Ronald Bingaman and follows a young girl who gets caught up in a burglary with her bad boy companion.

‘Uncover’ is the first single taken from upcoming album, ‘Prefer You’, which has been mixed by Chad Howat (Paper Route) and produced by Kyle Rictor.

‘Uncover’ is out on 11 November.

Sounds like: James Blake, Phantogram, Kye Kye, Broods, Gungor, Billy Fox, The Kite String Tangle, Until The Ribbon Breaks, Josef Salvat, Brotherun, Phoria, IYES

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Josef Salvat – Every Night

Josef Salvat

Josef Salvat

Australian-born Londoner, Josef Salvat introduces ‘Every Night’.

‘Every Night’ is a soulful track with falsettos that will make any credible singer jealous, and utterly sensual riffs similar to those in Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Games’.

Following on from the sharp-witted track ‘Hustler’, ‘Every Night’ will be released on 9 December 2013 as a double A-side single on Fingers & Thumbs.

We guarantee this song will be in your head every night…

Sounds like: James Blake, Alex Clare, Jamie Woon

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An Indietronica Collaboration With Indieverse

An Indietronica first! A collaboration with Indieverse.

Indieverse has kindly set up a mixtape of 10 hot indietronica tunes for you to listen to at your heart’s content. Here’s a lowdown on each track:

1. The Chain Gang of 1974 – ‘Miko’

The Chain Gang of 1974

The Chain Gang of 1974

The Chain Gang of 1974 is an indietronica project that is the moniker of L.A. based, multi-instrumentalist and DJ Kamtin Mohage.

His track, ‘Miko’ initially has a reflective and heartfelt melody similar to a production that would be displayed by The Postal Service, but it quickly and frantically switches up a notch with a darker and punchier beat.

His upcoming LP is due for release next year.

Sounds like: The Postal Service

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2. Mons Montis – ‘Swept’

Mons Montis

Mons Montis

Mons Montis are Viktor Paulsrud, Herman Båverud Olsson and Julia Hjertström. Forming the band was a 2013 summer project that they decided to share with their friends and families via Soundcloud.

Read more on the track here.

Sounds like: College

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3. The Weeknd – ‘The Party’ (Chi Duly Remix)

The Weeknd

The Weeknd

Slightly more R&B based now.

Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) has been dubbed ‘the songbird of our generation’, despite breaking some of the most accepted rules in the music industry.

The Chi Duly remix of ‘The Party’ has a more energetic feel, without disguising Tesfaye’s smooth vocals.

Sounds like: James Blake, Alex Clare, Jamie Woon, Josef Salvat, SOHN, Gent Mason

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4. Lina Fouro – ‘Bang Bang Baby’

Lina Fouro

Lina Fouro

Lina Fouro is a street smart Afghan-Canadian singer. Her super catchy track, ‘Bang Bang Baby’ is expected to be on her upcoming album ‘The Love Cycle’, which explores the highs and lows of love.

‘Bang Bang Baby’ sounds like it has been produced in Ibiza, but don’t be fooled into thinking this is just another Balearic-sounding summer hit from an artist across the pond because 1 minute in, ‘Bang Bang Baby’ is flipped on its head and turns into a molten of dubstep inspired bass.

Sounds like: Lady Gaga, Madonna

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5. The New Division – ‘Pride’

The New Division

The New Division

‘Pride’ is the first track on the The New Division‘s four-song digital EP ‘Night Escape’, which is out now on The New Division’s own label, Division 87 Records.

The track immediately engulfs us with weightless and dreamy synths. Then John Kunkel’s vocals start and we are immediately grounded. Close your eyes and imagine a love story unravel just like in an 80’s movie.

Sounds like: New Order, Depeche Mode, Suzuki Method, Delphic, Joy Division

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6. KYLIAN – ‘Remind Me’

KYLIAN

KYLIAN

Violin-trained Emily Holden (aka KYLIAN) has impressed us with her classical twist on electronica. Her first ballad is subtle, yet it gives us a snippet of what is to come from the singer. The primitive synths and towering drums definitely intrigue us.

Sounds like: Death Rattle, OH Land, College, I BREAK HORSES, Us Baby Bear Bones

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7. Futurecop! – ‘Living in a Daydream’

Futurecop!

Futurecop!

British Futurecop! are full impact, disney-loaded electronica. Growing up together, the nostalgic Futurecop! boys, Manzur Iqbal and Peter Carrol, listened to punk pop, but always had an interest in 80’s and early 90’s pop culture.

‘Living in a Daydream’ is no exception with its emo nostalgia.

Sounds like: KAVINSKY, Justice, Daft Punk, Owl City, Hellogoodbye

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8. Stop Drop Robot – ‘Sugar Weep’

Stop Drop Robot

Stop Drop Robot

Stop Drop Robot are an electronic rock band from Sheffield. The band are yet to be signed, but are known for their impressive live shows.

Their track ‘Sugar Weep’ is guitar heavy with echoey vocals and a touch of synths.

Sounds like: Suzuki Method

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9. Cosmonaut Grechko – ‘Singin” (feat. Joywave)

Cosmonaut Grechko

Cosmonaut Grechko

Cosmonaut Grechko is Russian electro wunderkind. His track, ‘Singin” serves up superb synth and pop electro. Grechko constantly mixes the track up so that it doesn’t get tiring. We want more from Greschko!

Sounds like: Joywave, RAC, Cut Copy, Owl City, ROOSEVELT, Goldroom

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10. No Doubt – ‘Don’t Speak’ (cover by Computer Magic)

Computer Magic

Computer Magic

Computer Magic are Brooklyn-based Danielle Johnson (vocals, keyboards), James Morley (guitar), Justin Coles (bass), and Chris Egan (drums).

Sci-fi obsessed Johnson’s vocals are logical and delicate.

For a bit more of an idea about the band, have a listen and a free download of their awesome track ‘Time to Decide’:

As far as we know, there have been no official releases yet.

Sounds like: No Doubt, OH Land, Still Corners, MGMT, Best Coast

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The mixtape is available for free download here, but hurry it’s only limited to 200 downloads a month!

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