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Robotaki – Together We’re Screwed Feat. Nevve

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Rising producer Robotaki (aka Preston Chin) returns with a ‘Together We’re Screwed’ after taking a number of months out to record new material in the studio.

The song features the light-hearted vocals by Nevve who is quickly establishing herself as the go to singer on EDM productions, as well as easy synths and a brewing bassline.

Robotaki says,

“This song started as a remix but I loved the instrumental so much I wanted to keep it. We tried singer after singer but nothing clicked. One day Nevve sent over some ideas, and with her voice, it instantly clicked. To me, the dynamic across the lows and highs in this track reflect the complexities of love, the tribulations of lust, and everything that falls in between. The turn of the new year has me feeling good, and like now is the right time to put this out in to the world.”

It’s out now on Majestic Casual Recordings.

Sounds like: Gryffin, Hotel Garuda, Louis the Child

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Pleasure Craft – Take Your Time

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A New Year and some fresh new sounds for 2018.

Meet Pleasure Craft, the alt-pop project of former pilot trainee turned singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Sam Lewis.

Sam likes to tinker with retro satisfaction and build layers upon layers of the stuff, as can be heard in ‘Take Your Time’. Listen below.

Sounds like: Talking Heads, David Byrne

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Est-Her – Last Minute Wedding

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Dear Lorde. Please meet your male match. Toronto-based Est-Her.

Est-Her left his career as a professional ballet dancer to pursue music. His sophomore release ‘Last Minute Wedding’ was produced with French producer Porter Elvinger and arrives with a highly intense short film self-directed alongside Ram Accoumeh.

Speaking about his writing process, Est-Her explains,

“When I’m writing, I always have some film playing in the background. When I finish each track, I splice together these supercuts from either scenes of films that I love, or random clips I think best suits the song. For ‘Last Minute Wedding,’ I started compiling a ton of home movies of weddings taped on VHS, and sped them up to look like a flip book.”

Watch below.

Sounds like: Lorde, Talos, The 1975, GEMS, Deptford Goth, Dan Flynn

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Wolf Saga – Crutches

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We don’t know very much about Wolf Saga, bar the fact his new song ‘Crutches’ is about growing out of giving into peer pressure.

We really enjoy the upbeat melody found throughout the track, which works well with the positive harmonies and catchy synths.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Future Islands, VHS Collection

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Betty Moon – Life Is But A Dream

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Betty Moon may have already released eight albums, but the Toronto-born and Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter shows no signs of slowing down.

Her latest single, ‘Life Is But A Dream’ is a dreamy capture of her new life in the city of angels, having relocated from Toronto.

It’s out now via Evolver Music Inc.

Sounds like: Icona Pop, Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, Goldroom, Le Youth

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Hidden Valley – Let Go

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Hidden Valley is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto.

It was a passion for technology that led Hidden Valley to synth production.

The result is ‘Let Go’, a debut of smooth vocals combined with minimal production to create a highly atmospheric song.

It’s out now on Physical Presents.

Sounds like: Glassio, Mark Diamond, ECHOES

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Betty Moon – Sound

Betty Moon

Betty Moon is an artist, originally from Toronto, but now residing in Los Angeles.

Her latest release, ‘Sound’ is disco pop with lightly tinged electronic dance and pulsating synths.

It is taken from her eighth album, ‘Chrome’.

Sounds like: Icona Pop, Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, Goldroom

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Closely – Years

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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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RALPH – Something More

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RALPH

80’s music lover, RALPH, is questioning whether there is ‘Something More’ in her new track, asking whether the grass is always greener?

“‘Something More’ was inspired by Aziz Ansari’s Netflix show ‘Master of None’,” explains RALPH, continuing “The show honestly narrates the existential issues faced by young adults now. Consumed with social media and dating apps, we’re obsessed with the idea of something more or someone better, often leading us to sabotage the good things we have.”

Sounds like: Sizzy Rocket, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Susanne Sundfør, Lykke Li, Blondie, July Child, Scavenger Hunt

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PUSHER – Tell You (Feat. Hunnah)

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PUSHER (aka Marty Bernie) is a musician/producer/DJ based in Toronto, who produces ‘Neon’ style music with influences of trap, pop, 90’s R&B, hip-hop, and jazz to create shiny, colourful, bass-driven music.

His new track ‘Tell You’ features the radiant pop vocals of fellow Canadian, Hunnuh, who was handpicked by PUSHER.

You can pre-order the ‘Laces’ EP here, out on 26th August via Black Butter Records.

Sounds like: Honne, Anne-Marie, Rudimental

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