TESHA – Dreams
Brooklyn-based TESHA shares her mesmerising new single, ‘Dreams’.
TESHA effortlessly displays breathless vocal whispers with imaginary Japanese strings and a steady electronic backbeat.
Sounds like: Björk, FKA Twigs, Lykke Li, Joanna Newsom
LUMINAR – Stand Down
Dutch production duo LUMINAR shares ‘Stand Down’,
A slow starter, but bare with it, as ‘Stand Down’ does build and burn into a stream of dream pop with spacious synths and drums.
Sounds like: VÉRITÉ, Sigur Rós, London Grammar
Nina June – Out to Sea
Finding artistic inspiration during a 700 mile solitary walk through France and Spain, while listening to the film music of Thomas Newman (American Beauty) and Michael Nyman (The Piano), as well as the ethereal pop of Rhye and Zero 7, Nina June has created the cinematic pop song, ‘Out To Sea’.
Nina June’s album BON VOYAGE is out today.
Sounds like: Rhye, Seinabo Sey
Superheart – After Midnight
Superheart‘s new single ‘After Midnight’ has a serious sense of nostalgia to it, despite us not hearing it before today.
It reminds us a little of the music from The Beach soundtrack thanks to its warming vocals and subtly powerful tropical licks.
Sounds like: Brian Eno, Sugar Ray
Joshua Worden – Tennessee
Adorned in flowers and a “no sweat” approach in his press shot, Joshua Worden oozes an effortlessly cool approach to his music.
Joshua’s new single release ‘Tennessee’ is both raw and organic, yet electronic and processed, and we’re not the slightest bit confused…in fact we can’t get enough of his nonchalant vibe.
Sounds like: The Strokes, James Blake, Toro y Moi, Jamie Woon, Sufjan Stevens, Tame Impala
Retro Kid – Retro Kid (RK Version)
So it turns out you can make music from literally anywhere, including a studio with equipment sitting on ironing boards!
Usually one for more indietronica stuff, the bedroom producer Retro Kid has pulled this one out the bag for his DJ set, which is to be aired on BBC Introducing’s Big Bangers weekend on 29 March.
The track takes influence from the many late nights in Copenhagen and was largely produced with a headache the day after.
Sounds like: Röyksopp, Jungle, Hot Chip, Little Dragon
JINKA – Countdown Forever
Berlin-based artist JINKA shares the experimental and rather sporadic ‘Countdown Forever’, full of plonky synth sounds.
Speaking about the track, JINKA states,
“Countdown Forever is about an illusional state of infinite hedonistic experience. The title is paradoxical. But just because something is paradoxical it doesn’t mean you can’t explore the idea of it. I think, what I generally do when I’m writing is that I try to take a different perspective on the mundane, dip crude reality into some sort of surreal glossing, romanticize it without smoothening the contours.”
Sounds like: Kate Boy, I BREAK HORSES