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Demo Taped – Game On

Demo Taped

Demo Taped

18-year-old Demo Taped shares the juxtaposing, colourful video for his synth pop number, ‘Game On’; a bold shout out to anxiety and depression, which he has suffered for years.

Demo Taped decided, that despite the panic attacks and suicidal thoughts, and despite the heartbreak that lead him to write this song (it’s a love song, but also a “fuck you, mental illness” anthem), he would channel that energy into making music and staying alive.

Sounds like: NAO, XO, Ben Khan, Flume

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XO – Night Time Solace



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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