Sometimes we just love those cozy days listening to emotive music, dwelling in memories or daydreams. Sophie Blair’s new single ‘Close Quarters’ accompanies our daydreams today. It’s a rich, emotional song, infused with viola and Sophie’s incredible voice.
Without a doubt we can say that music has been our lifesaver during those times and as spring is arriving all over the place we can feel the awakening rhythm of nature catch on with us. Talking about rhythm: We surely can’t sit still when listening to Swedish dance-pop producer Discrete latest single “Drown in Me.”
At the intersection of anxiety and harmony comes Tom Odell’s forthcoming LP Monsters. The celebrated indie crooner levitated to fame at the ripe of 20 years old with his award winning EP Songs From Another Love followed by his debut album Long Way Down. The two projects came equipped with award-winning accolades, sync deals, and the widely-accepted notion that he was an alternative mainstay. But status and stardom are not all that they seem.
On “Yours” feat. Arctic Lake, ZHU’s pensive keyboards shift to a simmering rhythm as he trades vocals with the amazing talent Arctic Lake, evoking the uneasy tension between love in the moment and the aching for love everlasting. The official video, directed by Yan Bokhanovich and produced by Daniel Shapovalov, takes inspiration from the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Rear Window and further explores the voyeurism of ZHU’s “ONLY” video.
“I was diagnosed multiple sclerosis at the end of my stay in Paris. The “illness of a thousand faces” made me think a lot about the different states of sanity I’ve experienced throughout my years on this planet and I’ve put these emotions into my Bouncy Castle. ” tells the young and talented Swiss & Angolian artist Dino about this brilliant track, that capture us right away.
Australian songwriter and producer Maxwell Byrne, aka Golden Vessel returns with a mesmerizing 10-minute song called ‘getforward’ which he co-wrote with a few of his good friends (The Nicholas, Emerson Leif & Japanese Wallpaper), and also comes with a short-film which was shot recently in the empty streets of Lymington (UK) by video director Harry Deadman.
The Panama-born, Texas-based “Disco Maniac” is back with a viber of a new single in “Shaggy Dynamite”. It’s everything you’d expect from the psych-popster; smooth, fresh, and in the pocket. Thematically it’s about convincing yourself when you’re over someone. In his own words, “Faking it ’til you make it.” Furthermore it’s the second in a slew of singles he’ll be releasing of a brand new EP that he’ll be unveiling later this year.
Vienna based artist Leeloo just dropped her second single “3 Worte” (3 Words) and it will catch your attention immediately, as the soothingly sweet voice of Leeloo perfectly melts with smooth melodic synths.
In 2009 the South African-born, Swiss-based Queen of Deep House released her debut production and since then has become a highly successful and indispensable part of the scene. We had a chat with the talented producer and DJ about her new two-track ‘Oblivion / Thermal’ EP out on Enormous Tunes, how the lockdown influenced her sound and finding joy in the moment.
Los Angeles based hip-hop group Minus Gravity consists of Mic Apollo, Sir Blaze, and Rob Will. Together they bring a breath of fresh air into the music landscape with a wide range of sensual beats and danceable rhythms.
Danny Scott Lane´s new track surprises with calm sounds that meander like waves, only to withdraw again. Accompanied by an incredibly beautiful video directed and edited by Bren Cukier, with dancer Juliet Doherty who lets herself fall into dance, nature and the devotion to feeling.
“When I sing about ‘liquid borderlines to help us drown’ I thought about how what we were going through was washing away façades we’d built up, how we had to face our true selves and feelings.” In the music of West London based artist Khazali you can feel an incredible deepness. Lots of personal feelings, thoughts and human questions transformed into sounds that get under your skin.
Dutch DJ and producer Fedde Le Grand has been on our favorite-dj-list for over a decade and so we are really excited that we had a chat with the talented artist about his new fan music video for “In Love With You”, strange times and what makes him happy besides music.
We are hooked on Charlie Sahm AKA Player Dave‘s latest music video release for his hypnotic track Dumb. “After going through a huge transformation in my life, I found it almost impossible to express these experiences into a 4 minute song, so I decided to make 11.” the San Diego-based producer at onces introduces his debut studio album Where The Wind Blew Me.
‘Rosas’ was a pretty experimental recording for me since I was incorporating some of my deepest recent influences such as trip hop, house and Mexican boleros with some jungle music as well,” explains Mariana de Miguel aka Girl Ultra. “It ended up becoming a very raw and eclectic track that matches the lyrics. I really wanted to translate this rawness and vulnerability to film.”