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Ben Phipps – Mrs Mr Feat. Lizzy Land

Ben Phipps - Mrs Mr Feat. Lizzy Land

Some things are just meant to be. Take Swedish-born/NYC-residing producer and label owner Ben Phipps and Los Angeles-based Lizzy Land.

Ben discovered Lizzy’s music via his Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify so reached out to her about making a track together. The result is ‘Mrs Mr’, which celebrates Lizzy’s delicate tones and Ben’s ability to create melodic indietronica.

Sounds like: Emma Louise, VÉRITÉ, Draper, NoMBe, Ayer, Evvy, Micky Blue, Josef Salvat, Gryffin, Jack LNDN

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Sam Setton – Luv U Right

Sam Setton

New York singer Sam Setton shares ‘Luv U Right’, as featured on his ‘Renegade’ EP, which explores the end of his most recent relationship.

Speaking about ‘Luv U Right’, Sam explains, “This song is about the feeling I had when I realized I was in love, but at the same time conflicted, because I’m not sure she realizes it and if she’s ready or not. I’m asking her to let me in, and letting her know I’m the one for her… I wrote this song in hopes it can be an anthem for people who think they aren’t valued enough in the eyes of their lovers.”

Sounds like: Sam Sure, Honne, Canvas, Boxed In, Autograf, Denny White, LIVI, Dead Ceremony

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Jenna Kyle – Dust

Jenna Kyle - Dust

Jenna Kyle – Dust

Meet Jenna Kyle, a NYC-based musician.

Classically trained in piano and self-taught in singing, Jenna played and sang at every opportunity she got (even if it was at the back of her dad’s pickup truck).

She grew up listening to disco and folk, but when she turned 20 and moved to NYC, she discovered minimal techno and deep house.

The result is ‘Dust’, her debut track full of past, present and future layers of sound.

Sounds like: Evvy, Noosa, Ayer, Banks, Tove Lo

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Aria Wunderland – Coup D’etat

Aria Wunderland - Coup D'etat

Aria Wunderland – Coup D’etat

NYC-born Aria Wunderland is going to be making quite a name for herself, having already written for the likes of J-Lo.

Using music as an escape from the political chaos of her home country, her debut single, ‘Coup D’etat’, talks of the lies fed to a powerless public.

Time to stand up and listen. This is one hell of a protest pop song.

Sounds like: ASTR, Tove Lo, Lana Del Rey, Banks, Halsey, Lorde

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VHS Collection – The Black

VHS Collection

VHS Collection

NYC synth-rockers, VHS Collection, return with ‘The Black’.

Channelling some Chris Isaak vibes (possibly as a result of only using analogue gear during the track’s recording), the light electronic floor filler is paradoxically about the darkest and ugliest emotions you suffer during a breakup.

It’s taken off their ‘Stereo Hype’ EP.

Sounds like: The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Savoir Adore, Bloc Party, Brandon Flowers, Future Islands, The Bravery, MOTHXR, Empire Of The Sun

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VHS Collection – The Longest Drive

VHS Collection

VHS Collection

NYC-based, electronic synth-rock band, VHS Collection, share new track called ‘The Longest Drive’.

It’s a favourite of theirs to play at live shows, and it’s not surprising as this one apparently makes the crowd go nuts!

The band say ‘The Longest Drive’ is “about never wanting to grow up and about how people like to fake different levels of maturity.”

Listen below and book one of their shows asap.

Sounds like: The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Savoir Adore, Bloc Party, Brandon Flowers, Future Islands, The Bravery

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Satellite Mode – Family

Satellite Mode

Satellite Mode

Satellite Mode is NYC duo, Jess Carvo and Alex Marko.

Following an unfortunate, sudden tragedy in Jess’s family, the duo were forced to really dig deep into their emotional selves and decide whether they wanted to continue creating music. Luckily for us, they did and the result is beautifully haunting vocals with electronic textures and pop inspired melodies

Sounds like: Nina Yasmineh, Monogem, Evvy, REMMI, Stonefox

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Playlist: Dominique

Dominique

Dominique

NYC-based songstress and producer, Dominique is back on our radar with a new track called ‘Good Girl’.

Proving just this, Dominique has put together a playlist for Indietronica. Watch out, this one is exploding with synths!

Treez Lowkey x Take a Daytrip – “Listen”

I love this new one from two of my favorite producers, and Treez’s hook in the chorus is infectious.

Terror Jr – “Trippin”

I really look up to Felix Snow’s production and I think his signature sound is going to majorly influence the music world. He is the master of creating hooks out of chopped up vocals and placing them in this addicting, ambient atmosphere.

Abra – “Crybaby”

I saw Abra when she opened up for Empress Of in NYC last year. This new one from her reminds me a bit of Jesse Lanza. I love her voice and could watch her videos for days.

Mat Zo – “Sinful (feat. I See MONSTAS)”

Mat Zo is another producer I really look up to. I find his technical genius really inspiring. This is one of my favorite songs off his new album.

Wolkoff – “The Rules You Know”

I’m such a fan of Wolkoff’s style, lyrics, and hooks. It’s paired perfectly with productions from Icarus Moth. This is such a feel-good song to me.

Miike Snow – “My Trigger”

I have to give a shout out to my all-time favorites. I think the new direction they took with their recent LP is fantastic, and this song is one of my favorites from them.

Sofi De La Torre – “Sit Down”

I seriously love everything this girl puts out. It really is–as she puts it–pop done right. I wish more people knew about her.

Ofelia K – “Cinco”

I freaked out when I first heard this song. It’s so inventive and catchy, and the engineering is really good too. It’s crystal clear and the string instruments sound incredible.

Allie X – “Too Much To Dream”

Allie X is seriously such a genius when it comes to lyrical/topical content in her music. Not to mention her incomparable songwriting, vocal, and performance abilities. She’s the total package.

Kiiara – “Tennessee”

This is a throwback, but this is hands down my favorite track from Kiiara. I can’t wait to hear new music and see how far she goes this year.

Sounds like: Fyfe, Goldroom, Monogem, VÉRITÉ, Broods, Mr Little Jeans, Kate Boy, Lorde, Lykke Li

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Sam Setton – Berlin

Sam Setton

Sam Setton

New York City native Sam Setton is a singer/songwriter who has been creating raw and honest music since his early teens.

Don’t be deceived, though. Sam has taken a while crafting his sound of electronically driven pop and R&B – possibly due to his high flying job as a financial consultant – but he has still managed to find time in the evenings to escape and experiment with his music.

His new track Berlin explores this struggle;

“Berlin is a song I wrote about the constant struggle of being in a toxic relationship. On the surface there’s honesty; feelings of regret, love and hate. But at the core, there is a hope that with patience, things will work out.”

Sounds like: Sam Sure, Honne, Canvas, Boxed In, Autograf, Denny White, LIVI

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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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