Joshua Worden – Easy to Say Feat. Casey Harper
Joshua Worden recently hit a deeply introspective period and his new selection of releases shows this.
With an educational background in Jazz Guitar and English Literature, his music is stripped back and takes a slower pace these days, dabbling in R&B, pop, trip-hop, and chillwave. Listen to ‘Easy To Say’ featuring Casey Harper.
Sounds like: Kllo, Kudu Blue, Rhye, Blood Orange, Moses Sumney, The Internet
Logan Prescott – How We Wanted
Dallas-based Indie Pop artist Logan Prescott shares the uber dreamy pop single ‘How We Wanted’.
Tender guitars, dreamy synths and an all encompassing 80’s boyband vibe. Perfect for fans of LANY and joan.
Sounds lik: LANY, The 1975, COIN, joan
Junípero – New Beginnings
The Mexican dream-pop scene is bubbling away like a reactive volcano.
Junípero is the project of Joán Melendrez and Janelle Saucedo, who enjoy experimenting with transcendent thunderous and melodic sounds. Listen to their debut single ‘New Beginnings’ below.
Sounds like: Beach House, Explosions In the Sky, Mogwai
DiRTY RADiO x Jafunk – The Baddest
From dreampop to nu-disco tinged funk, DiRTY RADiO team up with Jafunk on ultra smooth new track, ‘The Baddest’.
Despite never meeting, the two worlds have somehow collided into a kaleidoscope of sounds. With summer written all over it, click play right now.
Sounds like: Pat Lok, Jean Tonique, Keljet, Gigamesh, Moon Boots, Tobtok, Moullinex, Pomo, Anderson Paak, Mac Miller
Blu DeTiger – Figure It Out
Meet Blu DeTiger, touring bassist for Caroline Polachek, The Knocks, and Fletcher, and a credible artist in her own right.
Her art-pop single ‘Figure It Out’ is so bright and colourful that you need to put on those sunnies sharpsih.
Sounds like: Kitten, Sofi Tukker, The Knocks
Far West – Can’t Let Go
Far West is, as you’ve guessed it, from the West Coast of the US, in California.
They have a unique take on bellowing indie/synthpop, reminiscent of the early ’00s. The new single ‘Can’t Let Go’ has big synth leads with a poppy vibe, and is written about trying to let go of something that isn’t good for you.
Sounds like: Passion Pit, Bombay Bicycle Club
Night Tales – Feel Nothing
Australian electronic duo Night Tales – aka amaliza (Australian-born Kamaliza Salamba, formerly of Olympic Ayres) and Third Floor (UK-born/Aussie-based Aaron Bannie) drop their 3rd single of 2020 titled ‘Feel Nothing.’
It’s a positively-led dance number with a tender touch, written about a relationship that is emotionally spent.
Sounds like: Duke Dumont, Just Kiddin, The Magician, The Aston Shuffle, Hayden James
Makk Mikkael – fear
Montreal based artist Makk Mikkael (MacKenzie Michael) has been writing music from a young age. Since then, she has explored different cities in her home country of Canada, to finally settle in Montréal.
The heartbeat of her new single is a minimalistic down-tempo electro track with ethereal vocals and driving rhythm, which soon goes off-kilter as the ‘fear’ takes over.
Sounds like: BABii, Men I Trust
Bronze Whale – Hold. Wait. Fall. Feat Poles
First Bronze Whale are walking, next they are stopping.
Stripped right back, the minimal electronic track features fellow label mate and longtime friend, Poles. It’s about being dragged back into a relationship even when you know it’s toxic. Needing to see it through regardless of what it takes from you.
Sounds like: James Blake, Chet Faker, Flume, Droeloe, Weeknd, OTR, CLN
Nao Yoshioka – Up and Away feat. PHER
Rising Japanese star Nao Yoshioka is showcasing her modern R&B and soul.
Born in Japan, now living in the US, Nao has been perfecting her craft and working alongside legendary musicians in the scene to create an authentic & powerful new album ‘Undeniable’, out now. Listen to her slow and sensual single, ‘Up And Away’ featuring PHER.
Sounds like: Aaliyah, Solange, H.E.R, Marie Dahlstrom, Oscar Jerome, Ella Mai, Alicia Keys
Madnap – Silhouettes Feat. Little Shadows
After relocating to Los Angeles in 2017, producer/songwriter/remixer Madnap – aka Kyle Fitzgibbons – shares ‘Silhouettes’ featuring Little Shadows.
The emo-tinged, trap-pop track is his favourite to date, and perfectly captures the Madnap sound in 2020.
Sounds like: yetep, Rome In Silver, Manila Killa, LIONE, juuku
SamYell – Lose Yourself
California native Samyell has a creative superpower that he is meant to share with the world.
Produced by Osinachi Nwaneri (T.I., Ciara, Black Eyed Peas), ‘Lose Yourself’ will make you do just that.
An infectious nighttime, jazz infused R&B anthem, it urges you to “get lost through temptations of money drugs and false promises.”
Sounds like: The Weeknd, Babyface, Timbaland, Ginuwine, Pharrell
Mona Vale – All This Time
Songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Hoddle – aka Mona Vale – has created an altogether chilled track called ‘All This Time’.
Starting in the pop realms and soon developing into an indie form of ambient electronica, the song is about the early stages of a relationship, setting nostalgic emotions on fire.
Sounds like: XY&O, Nightly, Great Good Fine Ok, Maribou State
Melyz – Bad Together
Swiss artist Melyz shares her provactive new single ‘Bad Together’.
with a hint of R&B club vibes, the song takes a darker approach than previous releases, as it considers how toxic and destructive a relationship can become when it gets too passionate.
Sounds like: Banks