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Exclusive: ROOM8 Playlist

ROOM8

ROOM8

ROOM8 is a Los Angeles based duo composed of Ezra Reich and Nic Johns. They produce ice cold synth pop for late summer nights.

They kindly put together a playlist for us, and we are pleased to say it includes most of the artists already covered on Indietronica at some point!

Giorgio Moroder – From Here to Eternity

The one old classic included on this playlist. The godfather of synth/dance/pop/disco.

Noonie Bao – Pyramids

Much of the modern music we listen to is Scandinavian. Great track from Noonie who writes with Charlie XCX but we like the Kate Bush meets Bjork quirkiness of her voice and vibe.

ROOM8 (Feat. King Deco) – No Hard Feelings

Our single from summer 2015. An ice cold breakup song over a sunny beat.

Ji Nilsson – Nothing

Ji is one of our favorite Swedish singers. Heartbreak Free is one of her best, but Nothing, off her latest EP, is a heart wrenching honest and gorgeous song which always cuts us to the core.

Erik Hassle – Talk About It

One of our favourite modern male vocalists. Minimal and perfect jam.

Kate Boy – Self Control

Kate and Markus are friends of ours and fantastic musicians. This one is one of our favorites they have done. Peter Gabriel beat with Knife-esque vox. Perfect.

Elliphant – Step Down

The latest from our homegirl Elli. This one should be massive. Perfect piece of Caribbean electro pop. “You’re hot, I’m cold thats why I thought we could make a cloud but you can’t get no higher, fuck it, your not my type at all”.

Electric Youth and ROOM8 – Without You

The song we co-wrote and produced with Electric Youth for their debut album Innerworld. About imminent loss.

Niki & The Dove – So Much it Hurts

The new jam from them. Perfect synths, echoes of Fleetwood Mac.

Foxes – Body Talk

A song that didn’t get nearly enough love in 2015. Any music with the words “Body” and “Talk” in it is amazing whether it’s Robyn, Tove Lo, Kix, Ratt, The Deele or, in this case, Foxes.

Whilst we have you, have a listen to ROOM8’s new track with Christina (aka Little Boots).

Sounds like: St Etienne, Aeroplane, Lindstrøm, Ronika, RAC

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RAC – Magic Hour (ft. Little Boots)

RAC - Magic Hour Ft Little Boots

RAC – Magic Hour Ft Little Boots

Continuing with his monthly singles, and putting the worlds to rights, it’s the new collab between Grammy nominated RAC and British gem, Little Boots.

True to form, the track is full of whirling synths and delightful vocals.

Sounds like: Pink Feathers, St Etienne, Aeroplane, Lindstrøm, Ronika, Penguin Prison, ODESZA, Goldroom, Hot Chip, Friendly Fires

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KLOE – Touch

KLOE by Alena Jascanka

KLOE by Alena Jascanka

Glaswegian KLOE has been making waves in Scotland and beyond.

Her latest track ‘Touch’ has been produced by Lewis Gardiner of Scottish band Prides, and emulates modern youth, providing an honest insight into KLOE and the teenage generation of today. It features KLOE’s signature whispered vocals lined up over bass-laden synths.

KLOE said, “I’m so excited to finally be releasing new music. Touch is the last piece of the puzzle to my little trilogy – which began last December with Grip. The track is about a guy who introduced me to a lot of vice and made me grow up a lot. This song marks the end of an era – and also the beginning of what’s to come.”

Watch her teenage dream inspired video below.

‘Touch’ has been released through Columbia / IAMSOUND / National Anthem.

Sounds like: Lana Del Rey, Evvy, CAPPA, Chelsea Lankes, Kyla La Grange, Indiana, Leena Ojala, St. Vincent, The Weeknd, Drake, Justin Bieber

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Kyla La Grange – So Sweet

Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange

The lovely Kyla La Grange is back, following the release of the enslaving ‘Cut Your Teeth‘, which was later remixed by tropical house DJ of the moment, Kygo.

Less of a goth princess this time, and more of an 80’s electro star, ‘So Sweet’ is a sugary pop treat. It has a backdrop of minimalistic synth beats, but it is Kyla’s vocals that really take the lead.

“I wrote So Sweet in my kitchen when I was feeling really happy and in love” explains Kyla, continuing “I started out with this arpeggiated jerky tuba type sound that I really liked but then wanted the choruses to feel a bit more cinematic with the dreamy guitars and harmonies, so there is kind of a weird contrast between the verses and the choruses, but I like it.”

If you’re wondering why the song feels different from Kyla’s previous material, she says “I guess 150bpm is pretty fast for a four to the floor track but I think it’s because I felt kind of buzzy when I was writing it. I never really wrote a love song before, at least not one that wasn’t sad.”

It is one of a collection of singles remixed by Jakwob.

Kyla will play Oval Space in London on 19 November; her biggest headline gig to date.

Sounds like: Little Boots, Robyn, Alison Moyet, Oh Land, MØ, Lana Del Ray, Grimes, Indiana, MS MR, Jakwob

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Dragonette – Let The Night Fall

Dragonette

Dragonette

Canadian synthpop band, Dragonette is back with new single, ‘Let The Night Fall’.

Noting similarities to their huge track ‘Hello’ with Martin Solveig, ‘Let the Night Fall’ has gleaming lead vocals that immediately jump out at you from their dance surroundings.

Listen below:

Tour dates:

2 July // Sumol Summer Fest in Ericeira, Portugal // Tickets
11 July // Summer Sensation Music Festival in Sylvan Lake, Canada // Tickets
19 July // Panamania in Toronto, Canada // FREE

Sounds like: Icona Pop, OH Land, Martin Solveig, Little Boots

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Little Boots – Better In The Morning

Little Boots

Little Boots

Back and meaning business is Little Boots (aka Victoria Hesketh) with her new track, ‘Better In The Morning’

‘Better In The Morning’ is “an ode to ‘the walk of shame’, the morning after the night before”.

We are not entirely convinced that things are better in the morning, but we certainly love the track!

The catchy number was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Madonna, Charli XCX) and has been taken from her third album, ‘Working Girl’, which is out on 10 July via On Repeat Records. Pre-order on iTunes.

Sounds like: St Etienne, Aeroplane, Lindstrøm, Ronika

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Indiana – Only The Lonely

Indiana - Only The Lonely

Indiana – Only The Lonely

We love Indiana‘s music videos and the new one for ‘Only The Lonely’ is no exception.

Expanding on the water/pool theme of the artwork from her new album, the De La Muerte-directed video follows Indiana swimming around a pool covered in glitter.

‘Only The Lonely’ is the latest single from Indiana’s forthcoming debut album ‘No Romeo’ that is released on 26 January 2015 via Epic. The single has a release date of 19 January 2015.

Sounds like: Banks, Little Boots, Robyn, La Roux, Goldfrapp, Kyla La Grange

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Soft Touch – Swim In The Night feat. Silya

Soft Touch - Swim In The Night feat. Silya

Soft Touch – Swim In The Night feat. Silya

We received a press release in our inbox for Soft Touch‘s new track ‘Swim In The Night’ featuring Norweigen vocalist Silya and we couldn’t stop pressing repeat!

Soft Touch is made up of Chrome Canyon of Stones Throw Records (Peanut Butter Wolf, Aloe Blacc, Dam-Funk) and Saarid of VHS or Beta.

The duo formed in Brooklyn in 2012 with an intention to make adventurous pop music, and it appears that they have succeeded.

‘Swim In The Night’ is the epitome of a nu-disco 80’s track.

Sounds like: Futurecop!, Ronika, Aeroplane, Breakbot, Ballet School, Ladyhawke, Color War, The Human League, Little Boots

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Ronika – Marathon

Ronika

Ronika

Nottingham songstress Ronika is back with new track ‘Marathon’ and it’s a corker!

The self-written and produced ‘Marathon’ jumps straight into Ronika’s smooth Chaka Khan reverberating vocals and has a classic disco and soulful electronic vibe to it.

The song’s lyrics refer to that rush of energy you get when falling in love, and the high you get which makes you feel like you could do anything, like running a marathon.

Ronika’s ‘Marathon’ EP is her first new material since this summer’s acclaimed ‘Selectadisc’. The EP will be released on 1 December.

If you want to catch Ronika, she will be performing on 17 October at STFD‘s ‘The Summer After Party’ in Brixton, London. See below for more info and click for link to tickets!

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STFD

Sounds like: Chaka Khan, Aeroplane, Breakbot, Ballet School, Ladyhawke, Color War, The Human League, Little Boots, Bananarama, Annie

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Indiana – Heart on Fire

Indiana

Indiana

Nottingham songstress Indiana is back with a video for her new track, ‘Heart on Fire’. The video follows Indiana on a drug bust as a private detective, but we suspect there may be a little more than a bit of police activity going on between her and one of the two guys…

‘Heart on Fire’ is taken from her forthcoming 13 track debut album ‘No Romeo’ that will be released on 1 September 2014 on Epic.

Sounds like: Banks, Little Boots, Robyn, La Roux, Goldfrapp, Kyla La Grange

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