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Deep Dark Blue – Been Here Once Before

Deep Dark Blue by Bryce Alber

Deep Dark Blue by Bryce Alber

Don’t be fooled into thinking Deep Dark Blue come from anywhere other than Los Angeles.

This Californian duo create hypnotic electronica, and although their new track ‘Been Here Once Before’ is not a trigger-happy, dance floor filler, it has a familiarity that will appease both those who enjoy a chilled Sunday afternoon in the park, as well as the nighttime clubbers amongst us.

Building around a percussive (and slightly tropical) backbeat and methodically adding lush sonic textures, ‘Been Here Once Before’ gently unfolds into a euphoric track with soothing bass lines and heavenly guitar interludes, making us question whether we really have been here once before.

Sounds like: Hot Chip, Goldroom, The 2 Bears, Caribou, Holy Ghost!, Tame Impala, Miike Snow, Simian Mobile Disco, M83

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T.O.L.D – Return Forever

T.O.L.D by Hassan Rahim

T.O.L.D by Hassan Rahim

T.O.L.D stands for ‘The Order of Life and Death’ and is the project of the British-born, Dan Smith.

His new track ‘Return Forever’ is gospel synth pop. From timid beginnings, the track has a surprisingly uplifting chorus, reminiscent of his last hit ‘Lucifer’s Eyes’.

Written with Jas from Simian Mobile Disco, T.O.L.D say “we spend a day in his studio in London fucking around with synths & drum machines, three years later this song emerged from a studio in Echo Park. A kind of Nietzchean dance song.”

‘Return Forever’ is released on IAMSOUND Records.

Sounds like: Hurts

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