Melis (formerly one half of IYES) broke out with her stunning solo project. Winning us over release after release, she slowly built up the project. At long last, she released her debut Parallels EP. Packed with simplistic yet beautiful tracks, Melis lets her voice shine brighter than ever. "Parallels" finds Melis sounding stronger than ever. Backed by a simplistic beat, Melis flows through her melodies effortlessly all the way up to the big bang of an ending where it all comes together. Melis has proven her worth as another strong female act in the industry with this project, and we can't wait to see where she goes next. You can stream her debut EP in full here.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Kelsey Bulkin has been rolling out her new solo project this year, and it's been one of our favorites to watch grow with each release. Her latest release "West Coast Drama" is a slow burning track that's infused with 80s synths. Her melodies flow in the most fluid ways that compliment her stunning voice. The video compliment is simplistically done featuring Kelsey backed by two dancers keeping the focus on the music while still taking the track to a new level. Get lost in the drama on this one below.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
LPX - 'SLIDE'
Lizzy Plapinger broke out this year with her new solo project LPX. Instantly winning us over with her new sound, she's manage to really showcase her talents with every new track. "Slide" is just another step forward for Lizzy as she finds the perfect combination between the angsty rock guitars and her perfected pop lyricism. We can't wait for her official debut EP to drop this January. For now, feel the rage on "Slide" below.
SOFI TUKKER - 'ENERGIA'
This year has been massive for Sofi Tukker. Massive might be understatement when you have a song placed in the iPhone X commercial. Regardless, Sofi Tukker continues their reign in the electronic/dance realm with "Energia". Sticking with there signature Portuguese lyrics, this track is a burner as it just picks up more and more steam as it goes. Get energized with this one below.
ADRIAN UNDERHILL - 'WEATHER'
Adrian Underhill is currently rolling out his debut album that's due out in February. This last week he release his latest single "Weather", which is a chill electro-pop tack that'll have you feeling all sorts of things. The lyrics are gloriously sentimental, while the production from Kindness is simplistic yet energizing. Check this one below.
FRED NICOLAS - 'HELP'
Swedish songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Fed Nicolas emerged this month with his debut single "Help". Vocally Fred Nicolas is stunning as he flips between a glorious falsetto and powering vocals. The production is Swedish pop at its finest with its shining synths in the chorus and echoing beats in the verses. Fred will release his debut EP this coming spring. For now, get familiar below.
BÜLOW - 'THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG'
Young rising star Bülow is definitely a name you're going to want know. Her single "This Is Not A Love Song" is effortless with its catchy hooks locked in it's danceable production. It's an instant hit that falls among the likes of Sigrid. Bülow is destine for greatness, and we can't wait to hear what up her sleeve next.
NONONO - 'LOST SONG'
NONONO has been away for quite some time, but 2017 is the year the changed that. Their latest single "Lost Song" is packed with a glooming darkness that wraps itself around the powering production that NONONO is known so well for. The melodies are catchy, especially that irremissibly haunting humming that you won't be able to get out of your head. It's a perfect soundtrack for those gloomy winter days ahead.
BILLIE EILISH - 'BITCH BROKEN HEARTS'
If you don't know the name Billie Eilish yet, you've clearly have been stuck under a rock for the last year. This teenage pop star has made quite the name for herself with her moody pop tracks. All of this landed her on BBC Sound of 2018 long list. On her latest surprise track she released, she teams up with another favorite of our's Emmit Fenn for production. It's moody and dark and everything we've grown to love about Billie Eilish.
MAVI PHOENIX - 'JANET JACKSON'
Rising Austrian hip-hop artist Mavi Phoenix has been a force to reckoned with. She's killed it this year with her debut EP. Last week, she release a deluxe version featuring her latest single "Janet Jackson". The accompany video perfectly embraces the retro aesthetic present in her sound. Mavi is cool and refreshing, which is hard to come across in a saturated indie market. One listen and you wont be able to get enough.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Saro has been rolling out his new EP over the past few months. "Vapor" is the latest taste of this moody masterpiece. Instantly surging into experimental synths, Saro pulls things right back into the pop realm with his Weeknd like melodies. He finds his strength in his vocal abilities while also diving head first into the darkest realms of his synth pop stylings. Saro's forthcoming EP is out Dec 15th, but for now, sip on this one below.
Monday, November 27, 2017
CAPPA has finally returned from her year long hiatus with a blazing new smash "Waste My Time". Having caught our attention with the massive success off of her first two EPs, CAPPA continues her climb to pop stardom with this track. This one picks right up where CAPPA left off with her undeniably catchy melodies embraced by her sultry vocals. The production is pure pop perfection with its blazing beat. There's no denying that this one is a future hit on-the-rise. We're excited for what else CAPPA has in store, but for now, we're just happy she's finally back. Reacquaint yourself with this pop star below.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Ayelle has been a growing force this year. After breaking out on her own debut works last year, she's been landing herself on the tracks of some of our favorite rising producers. On her latest release "Silverplates", she teams up with Crayon on production to deliver an electrifying track that surges with enormous synths waves . Lyrically, Ayelle dives into male privilege and the struggles women go through every day. It's a powerful track that brings feminism to the forefront of your mind. Press play, and get empowered below.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
SHY Martin stepps out from behind the curtain on debut single "Good Together". This Stockholm-based artist doesn't hold back anything on this one making it an instant smash. The melodies are pure gold as they get lifted by SHY Martin's undeniable hooks. You'll find traces of her co-writes in this track yet it sounds like nothing we've heard before. SHY Martin might just be the artist to watch for next year after we've seen the explosive careers that come from songwriters stepping into the spotlight. For now, get familiar with SHY Martin below.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Glassio return on colorful new track "Daydream" featuring NAKAYA. Embracing a glistening disco groove with their production, Glassio creates the perfect combination of pop and R&B with their hooking melodies. When you get to the middle of the track things go from chill to energetic in a massive breakdown. One listen and you'll be on a massive high from this track. Get lost in your dreams on this one below.
SNOW CULTURE emerged earlier this year on a massive debut that played with our darkest desires. After solidifying themselves as one of our new favorite Swedish bands with their second single, "The Box", this duo finally delivered a full EP this last week that's worth paying attention to. With their first two singles fully emerged in a icy production, EP highlight "Paris" brings a bit of a thaw with its bouncy synths that glisten in the clear winter skies. Although the production leads to a happier sound, there remains that sense of darkness that won us over from their first releases. SNOW CULTURE is definitely an act to watch as we go into the next year. Although their sound is familiar, it dives into a ominous realm that you'll never want to escape from.
SNOW CULTURE's debut EP is available to stream here and on 10" frosted vinyl here.
SNOW CULTURE's debut EP is available to stream here and on 10" frosted vinyl here.