We're all riding on those very ends of 2015, which has been a year packed with new discoveries that have sky rocketed to the top. As we say good bye to this wonderful year, we say hello to a new act that's already surpassed many acts that haven't even come forward for 2016. Seramic dives us deep into the calm waves with "People Say" that's absolutely been sent from the gods. The driven Jack Garratt-gospel vibes trickle down your spine as you float through the still water in the darkest of nights. There's a feeling that gets the hairs on your arms tingling in all the right ways as this one keeps surpassing levels as you dip your toes deeper into the water. Before you realize it you're submerged deep in this slow-motion state of living as the world turns slowly around you and reality takes itself to the backseat. There's definitely something major bubbling on the horizon for Seramic that's screaming this next year is going to dominated by this act. As we wait for more, press play and escape reality as you drift into 2016.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Jonny Stemp. Hailing from the UK, Jonny has been slowly drawing the attention of listeners with a few covers, but what made us see all the potential is the release of his "We'll Find Out". Unlike many artists of today who's tracks focus heavily on electronic production, Jonny's style builds upon a piano driven accompaniment that meant for the heavens as his vocals glisten through the clouds of the end of a storm. This one is the light at the end of the tunnel ready to send the emotions speeding fast to your head. Get familiar with Jonny Stemp below because 2016 is looking bright for him!
Friday, December 11, 2015
It's been a hell of a year filled with rising-female stars coming together to drive their power and energy into one massive force to be reckoned with. It's been wonderful to watch the women in music go far and beyond to prove that they are unstoppable in every single way. Joining this wolfpack today is New York's Olivia Noelle with our exclusive premiere of her stellar debut "Faking It". Delivering a total bad ass vibe from the moment her vocals kick in, Olivia wraps you around her finger as she taunts you with all of her super-star energy. With the heavy yet glistening R&B/pop production by Lauv, Olivia finds herself dancing with the comparison of a new age JoJo aligned with the edginess of Charli XCX's female-power. Olivia may find herself in the early state of her career, but it's clear in the way she carries herself that screams she's ready to launch herself among the likes of T-Swift, Marina, and Katy. Keep your eyes on Olivia Noelle for 2016 because there's no denying the star-power coming from this act.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
It's been a well over a year since we last heard from Paperwhite after they caught our attention with all their starting magic. This brother-sister duo is finally back and ready to take their project to a whole new level with their video for "Get Away". This track builds itself around Ben's futuristic tribal drums and production as Katie's vocals take you far into a dream land. The video builds upon this newer sound Paperwhite is crafting with Katie and Ben wandering blindfolded around ocean-side cliffs. It's not until the very end where Katie takes off her blindfold and things break free ascending your dreams to a brighter state of euphoria. Those in the NYC area can catch Paperwhite playing The Knitting Factory on January 10th with tickets here. Get ready to take off with Paperwhite on their knew journey that's out of this world!
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"We had an amazing time making "You" with Katelyn. We had a blast in the studio and it really translated to the overall feel of the song, which is all about feeling good - nothing else" - Lost Kings
"You" really captures this overall feeling of having a good time, and takes you to a new high with every listen. It's a rue testament showing how far Lost Kings have come, and how much more they will bring to the table. Lost Kings' debut EP drops this Friday, October 23rd on Spinnin Records. Until then, dance to all the good times on this one below!
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Golden Coast has been our dose of Cali-sunlight for quite some time now, and we just seem to never be able to get enough. The guys are ready to take us away to their tropical paradise once again with their latest release "High Noon Getaway". It's that cruising beat that has us driving into the sunset as the blazing synths shimmer on the waves crashing on the sandy shores. Get ready to ride shotgun as Golden Coast takes you to that secret place below!
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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Continuing to work his way int our hearts is London's Lex Low, who has been winning us over with tastes of his forthcoming EP. Today, he gives us another dose with the title-track "Mystery", which is one that'll send your heart cruising down a darkened highway ready to set your heartbeat to an ominous tone. Lex Low brings things in subtly with his R&B melodies that ornament themselves with those classic pop hooks building upon one another to create the perfect jam for those late night drives. The track pulls in the chorus with hints of 70s disco fusing with large amounts of soul, pop-laced electronics, and those silky smooth vocals sliding through the night .
"When I was writing this EP, about 3/4 months ago, I'd been listening to a lot of Jack Garratt, Lapsley, and Mirrorwriting-era Jamie Woon . I wanted to get a bit deeper into the complexities of a relationship like those guys, amongst others, manage to do so well. 'Mystery' is about being perpetually surprised by your lover as you get to know more about them; how you never know what's round the corner. The production picks up on some of those themes - sparse in the first verse, then those big reverby toms come in and it drops into a strange alt R&B funk chorus. My girlfriend actually said it sounds like two different songs stuck together - she didn't like it that much. But I kind of like that, you don't expect the chorus or the strings in the bridge. You want a big bassy synth but it never turns up. It draws on that unexpectedness you experience in a relationship." - Lex Low
"Mystery" is a track that's going to find it's neon colors intertwined inside your mind. Just one listen and you'll be hooked on this one as it pulls you deeper into the depths of your brain. Take a listen to the premiere below, and prepare to be lost in this new love affair.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
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Lex Low has been giving us some solid grooves for quite some time, and he's back with yet another one that's going to find it's way pulsing into your blood stream. "Addicted Lover" comes smooth as black coffee touching your lips and giving you that caffeine high you're body desires. It's that excellent R&B vibes mixing with that 80s pop synths that'll have you grooving and wide awake all night long. Find that high you'll never get rid of with this one below!
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Ofelia K ever since she made our hearts melt with debut "White T-Shirt". Today, she continues to make us cry our hearts out with yet another heart-crushing single "Gone". From the start you can feel all the pain that Ofelia delivers in her gentle vocals as they flutter above the piano accompaniment. When that chorus kicks in your caught twirling around the simplistic organ that fades back and forth from oblivion as Ofelia's lyrics just read as a letter crying out to a lost lover. Ofelia K definitely knows how to make us cry, but in in all of the best ways possible. Grab some tissues and prepare to feel all the feels on this one below.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
TEIP with a debut offering worth paying attention to. "Friendzone" finds itself playing with the sultry affects of Rationale-like vocals as they vamp it up with a classic Scanidnavian pop production lighting up the night sky in the colors of the aurora borealis. TEIP truly have introduced themselves in the perfect way with this debut that's bound to be a spark ready to light up your night. We can expect more music from TEIP soon with an EP planned for release early next year. For now, let TEIP work their way out of the friendzone and into becoming one of your favorites!
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Chris Loco, who found his start with working with Emeli Sande, who was undiscovered at that time. Today, Chris Loco continues his reign of taste-making collaborations with another burner, "Ego", featuring the powerhouse vocals of rising star Raye. Rising from the ashes, Chris Loco brings this track in with flaming synths ready to haunt your soul. When the mood is set, Raye comes in ready to melt your heart with her vocals powering through anything in her path. It all comes together to bring one massive collaborations that's going to set Chris Loco and Raye set as ones-to-watch. Until we get more from both sides of this collaboration, find yourself engulfed in the fierce fire below.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The world first got wind of Kyla La Grange when a Kygo remix went viral and had all eyes on her. After stepping away for a hot minute, Kyla is ready to load us with all the sugar on her latest, "So Sweet". Pumping out a massive feel-good hit, Kyla gives us these borderline Ellie Goulding vocals over a driving tuba-like synth that's ready to vamp your energy up a couple notches. Along with this new one, Kyla announced her biggest show to date at Oval Space in London on November 19th. Kyla La Grange surely will have you on one massive sugar high with this one!
Friday, September 4, 2015
KOPPS for years now and we always just can't seem to get enough. Ready to soundtrack your next night out, KOPPS bring you "My Gold". It's an explosively smooth track that pulls on all of the pop elements we need to get our nights started with the production of none other than Daniel Armbruster from Joywave. If you can't get enough of KOPPS after tasting this track then don't worry. Their upcoming EP drops September 25th so be ready to get your body moving. For now, let KOPPS take you captive below!
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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WHITE has been drawing attention their way ever since they dropped their debut a few months back. Today, this Glasgow 5-piece is back and bringing the major throwback sound ready to drop you back in the disco-era. Their vintage sound come cruising down the highway at an accelerating speed pulling on so many nostalgic sounds you'll be feeling like you're no longer in the 2000s. There's a sultry sax and then those vocals that bring all the edge, all coming together to transport you back in time. Take a flash back to the past on this one above.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
How did Violet Days form?
"It started with me having a handful of original songs that I believed in and wanted to create something of. I met my band back in 2011 after moving to Stockholm and I asked them if they wanted to play with me and they said YES! and there we go."
Where do you find you draw your inspirations from when writing your songs?
"I find inspiration in a lot of different things, but I often find myself digging into movie soundtracks and soundscapes, I like vibey instrumentals that trigger something in me. Also I mostly write my songs autobiographical, so I guess my own memories and life in general is a natural source to inspiration."
Should we expect more music soon from you or even an EP?
"We are definitely working on the next release and have a bunch of songs that we can't wait to share with everyone. Hopefully in the fall."
What are the top 3 songs you can't stop listening to right now?
"Right now I would say:
- Sufjan Stevens - "Should've Known Better"
-The Neighbourhood - "Afraid"
-Cold War Kids - "First"
Tell us how you came about writing "So Dope" and what inspired the video for it.
"I wrote the song with 2 other guys last summer on a really hot day. We just played the piano and vibed in front of a microphone and the song kind of just happened. Everything just fell into place and I guess I needed to tell the story. The video is quite simple and we wanted it to portray that hazy lo-fi vibe that's in the song and mix that with some clips to give you a hint of the story."
Finally, what is one goal you want to achieve for Violet Days within the next year?
"One goal is definitely to get more music out there and build a presence for Violet Days portrayed both musically and visually, and hopefully a lot of gigs too!"
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IYES keep up their delivery of new tunes this week with a true jam ready to rock your body all the way down to your bones. "No Wonder" comes at you in preparation for the release of their debut single and this one is a party jam worth blasting all throughout the night. There's the acidic synths that fuse with the hard beat ready to soundtrack your neon getaway. Get ready to zoom fast on this one!
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"On The Ground" is available on iTunes and Spotify.
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Oslo Parks are back with their latest track "Slipping Away" where they take us back in time to Cali circa the 1970s. This one brings a hot steamy disco vibe where you'll find your body twisting with the pulsing beat. It's got those old school vibes that have you breathing in that refreshing ocean air as the waves come crashing on the shore driving Oslo Parks undeniably brilliant sound straight into your heart. Expect some more news on releases from these guys later this year, but for now jump into that rush below!
Monday, July 13, 2015
Blasting onto Oblivious Pop is LA indie pop artist Layne. Her latest single Somebody is pristinely produced, adorned with spacious synths and percussion. Layne’s voice complements the production, bringing this song over the top. This single is the first release after her 6 song EP titled “Warrior.” Press play an cruise down the fast lane below!
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We all know Drake is one of Canada’s most prized artists, but Shay Lia is definitely in the running. This Montreal based vocalist recently released this track and we’ve been hooked ever since. It’s introductory samples are unique and blissful, charting a path for Lia’s jazzy, dream-like voice, which reminds us of the one and only Erykah Badu. Make sure to check out the track below, along with Lia’s interactive video for her song “3 months”, performed with established producer, Kaytranada. You'll be feeling the chill for days on end.
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Tove Styrke stole our hearts over a year ago as she began her massive path from being a household name in her native Sweden to becoming a rising star in the U.S. After winning us over with her EP this past fall, Tove captured all out love with her latest album Kiddo, which is already on our list of favorites for 2015. She packed this one with hit after hit, and today, she delivers an exuberant video for her latest single "Number One". Tove straps on her kicks and hits the stage in this one, ready to tear it up with her dance moves as the rain comes pouring down. Tove delivers that quirkiness that makes her unique while giving some total edge making her one of the coolest kids around. Dance your worries away in the rain with Tove Styrke above!
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
London native, Azekel's (pronounced ay-ze-ke-el) "Mad About A Boy" is a soulful blend of cascading synths and smooth vocals. Reminiscent of artists like Raleigh Ritchie and Miguel, Azekel does an excellent job creating one hell of a harmonic atmosphere. This track is a sneak peak of the artist’s forthcoming EP, Raw Vol. 1, which will be released on July 12th. Check this one below!//Post by // Michael Nitting //