Imploded View – ‘Don’t Know What To Call This Feeling’

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Irish producer Imploded View (aka Jerome McCormick) – and mores the pity.

A longtime favourite around these parts, whether bestowing elegantly sculpted downtempo soundscapes or buoyant electro, the Longford-based producer never disappoints. In keeping with tradition Imploded View has come bouncing back into our lives with a lavish slice of the latter in the shape of ‘Don’t Know What To Call This Feeling’. Built around a funky synth and bass, the allure of the groove runs deep to the core as catchy hooks, warm shimmers of synth and cascading frazzled electronics illuminate a path for this funk-filled strut. Amid the bright and bouncy jaunty air, a pang of unease emerges through a wining string line grounds us an the hushed vocals from McCormick which offer introspective exploration marked by a raw and redemptive tone. A marvelous tune, musically and thematically. Welcome back!

Check out ‘Don’t Know What To Call This Feeling’ below and it’s worth mentioning that much of the video was actually shot by McCormick’s six-year-old daughter. Enjoy!


Koresma – ‘New Frontier’ (Remix by Nifty Earth)

Koresma (aka Ryan Lindberg) is an electronic producer based in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina who favours a blend of chilled electro-acoustic music grounded by strong grooves and inspired by the natural world around him.

Over the past 18 months or so, Koresma has treated our ears to a series of hypnotic, chilled and easy on the ear bouts of escapism – and with those qualities, it is as opportune time as any to return with some soothing sounds. Koresma has enlisted the talents of fellow US producer Nifty Earth on remix duties. It is a perfect union; both have a flair for the colorful, the imaginative and chilled-out rhythms and grooves – something born out exquisitely here. Centered around the dual power of the piano melody and mesmerizing beat, we are whisked away to an aura of calm and beauty, as percussive grooves project a hypnotic, trance like state of breezy tones, lush colours and soft, precise beats that weave in and out of lush melodies. This is absolutely stunning, simple as that.

Let the bewitching tranquility of Nifty Earth’s rework of ‘New Frontier’ wash over you below & it is lifted from North Remixes, you can listen to that here.


bad tuner – ‘Fluid Borders’

Born in Yugoslavia, raised in Russia and is now residing in Brooklyn, bad tuner is moniker of musician and producer Jozef Sergei Dimitrov.

Bad tuner’s specialty appears to be woozy dancefloor focused electronica and introduced said penchant with ‘Adelaide’s Voyage’, and he’s returned with a similarly a stunning sonic distillation in the shape of ‘Fluid Borders’. Shuffling along a sweet and seductive groove, it basks in a shimmering, sunkissed haze peppered with warm synths, lush textures and bright chimes riding a woozy wave of soft beats and danceable allure. With a protracted promise of the euphoric, the rhythmic oscillations woo the soul as the deep groove bewitches the listener into a state of blissful stupor. Yet another lavish, woozy wonder from Dimitrov.

Listen to  ‘Fluid Borders’ below, it is lifted from his new record Operational Interference, you can listen to that here.


Many Voices Speak – ‘Want It Kept’

Sweden’s Many Voices Speak – aka Matilda Mård – has a real knack for beautiful slumbering whispers of lush dream pop; something offered in abundance on 2018 debut Tank Town.

The good news is that Mård is back in action with a new single called ‘Want It Kept’, and it is divine. The master of misty-eyed, melancholic and hazy indie, Mård opens with a slowly swirling, shapeless mist that seeps forward engulfing her sad but elegant and beautiful vocals as they hover above slowly waltzing groove and undulating melodic bubble. Delicate, dreamy and truly beautiful, ‘Want It Kept’ will have you transfixed with its beguiling beauty and smouldering emotive draw.

Listen to ‘Want It Kept’ below:


Kelly Lee Owens Announces New Album, Shares ‘Melt!’

Kelly Lee Owens released her superb self-titled debut back in 2017 – a bewitching creations oscillating somewhere between the avant-garde, pop, techno and almost everything in between.

Since then, the London-based Welsh producer has busied herself with remixes for St. Vincent and Björk, released two new tracks in the Adult Swim Singles series and joined forces with Jon Hopkins on ‘Luminous Spaces’ in late 2019.

Now though, she’s announced her second album Inner Song, due in May, and this is heralded by lead single ‘Melt!’. It is urgent and intense while simultaneously graceful and elegant. Samples of ice skating and melting ice are intricately weaved with glistening tones and ethereal vocals as we are propelled along winding grooves and thumping techno beat. ‘Melt!’ is mesmerising and Majestic, and a dancefloor ready banger.

Watch and listen below. Inner Song is out May 5th 2020 via Smalltown Supersound.

Wesley Gonzalez – ‘Change’

UK musician Wesley Gonzalez will release new album Appalling Human later in the year, the follow up to the 2017 debut LP Excellent Musician.

Out on June 12 via Moshi Moshi, it matches confessional lyricism to an increasing electronic music influence, mixed for the dancefloor by James Greenwood (Ghost Culture, Daniel Avery, Kelly Lee Owens). With news of Appalling Human comes the arrival of lead single ‘Change’ – a huge tune in sound and emotion. Underpinned by a bubbling groove, floating synths and bouncing bass rhythm, ‘Change’ will be stuck in head for days on end. Notwithstanding the electronic allure that graces his sound, at his music’s heart there is a depth to the song writing and his honeyed, melancholic vocals convey this message with aplomb.

‘Change’ is below now. Wesley Gonzalez’s Appalling Human album arrives via Moshi Moshi Records on 12 June

Le Couleur – ‘Concorde’

Le Couleur is a Montreal trio made up of Laurence Giroux-Do (vocals), Patrick Gosselin (bass), and Steeven Chouinard (drums) who, together, craft wonderfully woozy, lush and disco-infused pop.   

The Canadian outfit strut their seductive wares with new single ‘Concorde’ – the title-track lifted from their forthcoming album, Concorde on April 17. It is lush and alluring as it slides along a seductive, deep, slo-mo disco groove as basslines bubble and synths shimmer and glisten while the irresistible breathy vocals float above. Peppered with breakouts of funky riffs and glowing synths, ‘Concorde’ is stunning and utterly irresistible. Suffice to say, it’s a catchy, fun, and pure pop, in the best way possible.

Listen to ‘Concorde’ below and keep an eye out for the album of the same name coming in mid April.

LITCHE – ‘But Isn’t Love Important?’

Aussie producer LITCHE (aka Sam Litchfield) has a knack for cultivating dreamlike soundscapes that whisk us off to free-floating, ethereal wonderland in the clouds.

The latest in his line of atmospheric wares is the heavenly ‘But Isn’t Love Important?’It is a lush, dreamlike affair as synths shimmer and electronics twinkle, illuminating the true pulse of the track as steady beats and sustained rhythm protract the promise of euphoric climax, while keeping you captivated through repeated propulsive beats and swirls. LITCHE blends warm sounds with a crisp frosty elegance, creating a hypnotic, comforting sound collage that thrives in the space between subtly euphoric and vaguely ambient.

Listen to ‘But Isn’t Love Important?’ below:

Prisoner of Mars – ‘Cityscapes’

Prisoner of Mars is the brainchild of Phil Galloni & Cameron Ljungkull. The duo, originally from the Midwest, met in Los Angeles and began writing together, bonding over their eclectic music tastes.

The result of this collaborative instrumental/experimental project came to be known as Prisoner of Mars. Borrowing its name from 90s avant-pop group Stereolab, the project takes inspiration from across a broad musical spectrum – from 90s hip hop, to 70s soul, 80s pop, and 90s underground avant pop – with a vision to create a unique soundscape that stands apart from the assembly-line pop production of the 21st century. There vision is most certainly realised on their brand new single, ‘Cityscapes’.

Adding the talent of Alex Kyhn (bass, Macy Gray) and Ian Wurfl (drums/percussion), they eek out a perfect blend of organic and synthetic sounds. ‘Cityscapes’ is a smooth, lavish and carefully weaved blend of mellow hip hop and trip hop grooves – peppered with brass above and a muffled, dreamy bassline running beneath it; this is a breezy, easy on the ears slice of fresh, jazzy hip-hop seduction. A warm aural feast of silky smooth vibes and lush allure – marvellous stuff.

Listen to ‘Cityscapes’ below – it is lifted from their forthcoming EP Dream Cell, out April 7, 2020.

Luiniss – ‘Yellow Bird’

Luiniss is a US-based musician/producer who crafts beautiful compositions to accompany their other loves; massage therapy & yoga. 

Luiniss’ latest release ‘Yellow Bird’, is an elegant, lush and dreamy slice of electronic lullaby. Combining warm synthesizer tones & soft piano melodies, it twinkles as it tips graceful along a subtle undulating melody amid a touching and tender tone. It is a gentle, warm and woozy escape to a place of relaxation and tranquillity. Melting with an understated melody and lush allure, ‘Yellow Bird’ exudes a warm, elegant and beautifully ambient vibe. In short, it is divine.

Listen to ‘Yellow Bird’ below: