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Playlist: Tube & Berger

Tube & Berger by Claudio Oliverio

Tube & Berger by Claudio Oliverio

German duo, Tube & Berger (aka Arndt Roerig and Marko Vidovic) have been producing music for a while now, but it’s only recently that they’ve really sparked our interest. Working hard on evolving their sound from pure club grooves to a more ‘live’ focused indietronica styling, they have quite literally blown us away with their new track, ‘We Are All Stars’.

To help you get used to the transition, the guys have put together a playlist. It fuses indie/electronica/dance into one delicious pot.

GusGus – Crossfade (Maceo Plex Remix)
This has been a huge​ track​ in our DJ sets for over 2 years now​, we ​wish we had made it​!​

Moderat – Running
Big respect to our fellow Germans​, Moderat are ​the best live electronic band​​ in the world right now​.​

Royksopp – What Else Is There? – Trentemoller Remix
Mid Noughties Electro House classic. Sounding just as epically dark and dangerous today​. ​

Mylo – Destroy Rock n Roll
A track to dance and laugh to at the same time​. ​

RÜFÜS ​-​ Innerbloom
Kings of the Electronica new breed smashing it with a chilled masterpiece​.​

Foals – Late Night – Solomun Remix
​Foals are an amazing Indie Rock band​ and with​ Solomon on the ​re​mix​, ​it was always going to be good​…and it is​!​

The Chemical Brothers – Do it Again
Probably our favourite ever band. ​We ​could have chosen loads of their tracks​. ​

SOHN – Conrad
Downtempo brilliance. Spiritual and soulful​.​

The XX – Crystalised
The perfect mix of chiming guitars, indie vocals and electronic beats sensibilities​.​

Justice VS Simian – We Are Your Friends
Not sure any rock band has made a better rabble rousing festival anthem in recent times​.​

Live Dates

Fri 03 Mar – Zero Gravity, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fri 07 Apr – Hehku, Tampere, Finland
Sat 22 Jul – Open Beatz Festival, Herzogenaurach, Germany​

Expect Tube & Berger’s album to drop shortly, via Embassy One. If you can’t wait, take a listen to ‘We Are All Stars’ below.

Sounds like: Justice, Bakermat, RÜFÜS

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Playlist: Gryffin

Gryffin

Gryffin

Los Angeles-based producer/multi instrumentalist, Gryffin, has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years.

We thought it was about time he put together a playlist for you lot.

Snakehips & MØ – Don’t Leave (Gryffin Remix)
I really love MØ’s raw emotion, and I wanted to be able to amplify in my own way with this remix but with a little bit of a twist from my normal style.

Louis The Child – Love Is Alive (feat. Elohim)
The Louis the Child guys have been on fire recently. “Love Is Alive” has their signature sound but in a indier direction.

RUFUS DU SOL – Innerbloom (What So Not Remix)
This remix is always awesome to play out in my DJ sets.

Illenium – Fractures (feat. Nevve)
Illenium is a great friend of mine and his new track “Fractures” shows exactly why he is one of the best future bass producers out there.

The xx – On Hold
The xx have been a favorite band of mine for a while. Really love this track off their new album.

Twenty One Pilots – Heavydirtysoul
TOP have the perfect blend of rock, electronic, and pop elements in their music. “Heavydirtysoul” is one of my favorite’s from their latest album.

Whethan – Savage feat. Flux Pavilion & MAX
Whethan is one of the most talented young producers out there and I was really excited when he released “Savage.”

San Holo – Light
“Light” is an unlikely crossover track but its been really cool to see it catch onto the commercial crowd.

Gryffin – Whole Heart (Young Bombs Remix)
Young Bombs absolutely crushed this remix of “Whole Heart.” Their Snapchat is hilarious too.

Mura Masa & A$AP Rocky – Love$ick
Mura Masa is hands-down one of the best producers out their. His collaboration with A$AP Rocky is the perfect blend of urban and dance.

Sounds like: Thomas Jack, Goldroom, Bipolar Sunshine

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Playlist: Glassio

Glassio

Glassio

Meet Glassio, the alt-pop project of Sam Rad and Charlie P.

Glassio have put together a playlist for us about the influences behind their recent atmospheric cover of Iggy & The Stooges‘ ‘Search & Destroy’.

You can listen to/find out more below.

“These are 11 songs that played a role in influencing our production of “Search & Destroy,” and that we still often reference when working on new music.

Individually, there might not be much in common with the cover, but there are elements from each that either exist in the cover or that we had on our mind when working on the track.

Most notably is the idm-electro inspired cover of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out,” by German producer Schneider TM –originally performed by The Smiths. That served as a specific influence by taking something from one genre and fitting it into another.

I (Sam) have also been listening to a lot of UK garage and 2-step lately. Sticky is one of my favorite producers in that area, and the song we’ve included on here, “War Rhythm” played a big part in influencing a portion of the beat in the cover.

Lately, we’ve both been digging deep into old Philly soul, MFSB, and then lots of 90s and early 2000s R&B. That’s been having a major comeback lately, and you can hear it all over the Chance album. The voices on “Same Drugs” are particularly uplifting, and we wanted our voices in the gospel section of our cover to resemble the same mood.

“Heartbeats” by Joakim and “Transformer Man” by Neil Young are both basically singer-songwriter songs performed through vocoders, and that idea was really attractive to us, so we added that very faintly in the vocals on the first verse.

Our cover ends with a Beach Boys-inspired ending, emanating the trapped feeling that the vocals at the end of “’Til I Die” give off.

The playlist also starts off with a song by a former classmate of ours at Clive Davis. We never spoke in person, but his album is pretty fantastic, and definitely removes you from your current headspace with lots of controlled and orchestrated noise-rock. We wanted the ending of our song to have that same feeling.”

Sounds like: Aquilo, Foals, Jagwar Ma, Rüfüs

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Closely – Years

Closely

Closely

Toronto-based band, Closely, return with the spine-tingling track, ‘Years’.

‘Years’ is incredibly emotionally-charged – it has been written by lead singer, Joel, about the untimely loss of his father to pancreatic cancer – and goes out to everyone who is also suffering a loss of someone close to them.

Sounds like: Foals, Honne, RÜFÜS, Miike Snow, Boxed In

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Colouring – Symmetry

Colouring by Grace O'Neill

Colouring by Grace O’Neill

Colouring continue to produce outstanding and recognisable music.

Revealing the second side of the Colouring coin, the band share ‘Symmetry’, a more downplayed track compared to the very danceable, ‘About You‘.

Sounds like: Ten Fe, Bruce Springsteen, Honne, The Japanese House, RÜFÜS

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Abroad – Time

Abroad

Abroad

Expansive guitar sounds from Abroad, an Australian-born duo comprised of Will Cruger and Jack Dawson.

As their name suggests, the duo are currently based living away from home, in London, and their first EP, written and produced in the UK, documents this time away from the accustomed warm beaches of Australia.

Abroad have been releasing one track on the first day of each month until the end of 2016 to document their travels, each written with a heavy sense of reminiscence.

You can listen to ‘Time’ below.

We are looking forward to December’s edition.

Sounds like: Foals, RÜFÜS, Goldroom, Cut Copy, Holy Ghost!

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Sun City – Wake Up

Sun City

Sun City

Smiley electronic duo, Sun City, share the ever so sunny track, ‘Wake Up.

For those of us stuck in the winter months, ‘Wake Up’ will do exactly what it says on the tin; “lifting you right back up to where you belong.” For those entering their summer months, well, keep on dancing!

Head to their SoundCloud page for a free download.

Sounds like: RÜFÜS, Holy Ghost!, Fenech Soler, Cut Copy, Foals

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Midnight Mystery Club – Calling Me

Midnight Mystery Club

Midnight Mystery Club

Indietronica is an addictive genre. Other styles rarely get close to the type of highs that indietronica induces.

One band pushing forward such musical euphoria to the masses is Midnight Mystery Club (aka David Paul Newell).

Offering us light hearted synths, with addictive riffs and beaming melodies, it’s no wonder that Midnight Mystery Club has drawn comparisons to greats, such as Empire of The Sun and Peter Gabriel.

Sounds like: RÜFÜS, Fenech-Soler, Empire Of The Sun, Gypsy & The Cat, M83, Peter Gabriel

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Goldroom – Lying To You

Goldroom

Goldroom

Goldroom is always at the forefront of Californian indietronica, effortlessly and always combing upbeat disco beats with graceful vocals (whether his own, or others).

So imagine our excitement when he announced the new video for ‘Lying To You’, directed by Tim Nackashi (OK Go, TV On The Radio).

Set on a boat, off the coast of Catalina Island, regular sailor, Goldroom makes us feel right at home in his “vintage thriller with a twist”.

‘Lying To You’ has been taken from Goldroom’s ‘West of The West’ album, out on 23 September via Downtown Records.

Sounds like: Holy Ghost!, Flight Facilities, Autograf, Cut Copy

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Colouring – About You

Colouring by Grace O'Neill

Colouring by Grace O’Neill

Continuing the trend of harmonising danceable indietronica with smooth and soulful pop, is London band, Colouring.

‘About You’ does just this, and more. Falsetto harmonies gentle tease over an downplayed house beat and minimalistic bass.

Honne and RÜFÜS, possibly time to move over?

Sounds like: Honne, RÜFÜS

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