Daniel Brandt – ‘Sailboats III’

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London and Berlin based producer Daniel Brandt has shared new single ‘Sailboats III’, ahead of his album Channels, released on October 12th.

Brandt is a producer with preference for ambient electronic soundscapes with a techno-core, often down-tempo, moody and deeply atmospheric – they are in no way listless – these are late night / early morning jams with an emphasis on mood, groove and rhythm. Capturing this essence perfectly is Brandt’s new single ‘Sailboats III’. An immersive jaunt through a world of minimal ambient electronics with clean, crisp beats and rich textures which create dark atmospheres, emotion and a feeling of venturing into the unknown. Propelled on a pulsating bass line it is a vivid, vital and versatile; it is suited to late night club or home environs. A deeply enthralling and transfixing experience, ‘Sailboats III’ is a mesmerizing introduction to his forthcoming album Channels.

Listen to ‘Sailboats III’ below.

Catching Flies – ‘New Gods ft. Jay Prince and Oscar Jerome’

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London producer Catching Flies is busy prepping the release of a new album and the first fruits of that labour come in the shape of new single, ‘New Gods’.

Joining forces with rapper Jay Prince and multi-instrumentalist Oscar Jerome, together the trio create ‘New Gods'; a warm aural feast of jazzy, soulful and slow-slung, hip-hop grooves. Sweeping electronic textures coalesce with soft drum rhythms, twinkling keys, flourishes of strings and bright flecks of guitar and are smoothly intertwined around the natural spoken rhythms of Jay Prince’s eloquent and thought provoking ponderings. An elegant, beautiful and dreamy blend of perfectly balance sounds, textures and pallets – ‘New Gods’ is a jazz-fueled hip hop lullaby.

That so far unnamed album is expected in late 2018 or early 2019 – for now feast your ears on the wonderful ‘New Gods’.

Kan Wakan – ‘Unlucky’

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After a quite a wait, Bulgarian born Los Angeles-based artist Gueorgui Linev, aka Kan Wakan, has delivered Phantasmagoria, Vol. 1 to the world, the first part of his album trilogy.

Recorded with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, the calming and enveloping record features some of the sublime singles that held our attention until its release; namely ‘Molasses’ & ‘I Would’ among others. To mark the album’s release, Wakan has shared the opening track ‘Unlucky’ as his latest single. It encapsulates the record perfectly, using a gorgeous blend of organic and electronic layers to create a dark sultry pop sound with a breathy enticing vocal. The tension, the progression and perfect arrangement as it swells beyond any early indication – Wakan’s music just requires your time and patience. Sublime!

Listen to the ‘Unlucky’ below and you can check the album out over here.

Koresma – ‘Canyon Walls’

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Koresma (aka Ryan Lindberg) is an electronic producer based in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.

Koresma creates a blend of chilled electro-acoustic music grounded by strong grooves and inspired by the natural world around him, and latest single ‘Canyon Walls’ is testament to this. Centered around a strong slinky drum groove, precise, crunchy beats maneuver us through sea of tranquil vibes as flourishes of elegant strings and acoustic strums coalesce with a light rain of electronic crackles for a chilled, pleasant and easy on the ear escape. An utterly beautiful composition.

Koresma is currently working on a four part album based on the theme of a compass. The first EP of four, East, is out now and available here, with West is on the way.

Check out ‘Canyon Walls’ below now.

Klangplanet – ‘Eternity’

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German producer KLANGPLANET – aka Frieder Mollat – is probably the most frequently featured artist on the blog over the past 12 – 18 months – and why not?

To date, Mollat has been a reliable source of nocturnal, brooding house-inspired wizardry, while more recent single ‘Stars’ offered a slightly different flavour of bubbling positivity set to a glistening backdrop. ‘Eternity’ represents a crossover point, a melding of the two if you will; taking his preference for late-night electronic ambiance and treating it with layers of playful shimmering synths and bouncy beats with some elegant, crystalline vocals adding some more nocturnal chill.

You can check out KLANGPLANET’s latest below & the debut album is available here.

Jude Woodhead – ‘For The Birds’

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Jude Woodhead is a 20-year-old classically trained producer and DJ hailing from South London.

Woodhead’s latest release, double single ‘For The Birds / Beautiful Rain’, finds a producer at the peak of his powers with a sound that defies easy categorisation.

‘For The Birds’ is a great song, something you’ll agree with, once you press play and become entranced by the melodic sensibilities and slick electronic production. Enveloped around a tender Arabic vocal line, ‘For The Birds’ builds subtly with a transfixing and hypnotizing progression taking hold as a four-on-the-floor beat and beautiful synth hooks float out to create a sonic state of mild euphoria.

While ‘For The Birds’ draws inspiration from Arabic culture, ‘Beautiful Rain’, equally as hypnotizing and based on an afrobeat-infused vocal sample, directly nods toward his dad’s music collection loaded with Congolese and South African records as well as classic songwriters. Woodhead is evidently a skilled producer with a love of what he’s doing, his is the sound of embracing a world of music that knows no boundaries.

‘For The Birds / Beautiful Rain’ is out now via Just Off Pop. Tune in below.

Qwasi – ‘Peaks’

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Qwasi is an electronic project from Dublin-based music producer and performer Eric Fitzgerald (also of Dublin band Wichita).

For his opening introduction, Qwasi has shared debut single ‘Peaks’, and in all fairness, it is a profoundly wonderful and imaginative first move. A majestic track, Peaks’ moves with a liquid like fluidity, elegantly through a blissful, heavenly world of glistening production, tranquil tones and precise hip-hop indebted beats. Lush, glistening and altogether elegant, it is a futuristic and vividly imaginative sound. The warm glowing allure of ‘Peaks’ is irresistible and with it, we have an intriguing and dynamic proposition on our hands in the form of Qwasi. So, all you need to do now is just sit back, relax and hit the play button.

Tune in and zone out with the blissful tones of ‘Peaks’.