Ten Fé – ‘No Night Lasts Forever’

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Ten Fé have been teasing the follow-up to 2017 debut album Hit The Light with singles ‘Not Tonight’ and ‘Won’t Happen’ but they have finally announced some concrete details.

The London-based outfit will release their forthcoming new record Future Perfect, Present Tense on March 8, with a world tour to follow. With a release date now firmly established, Ten Fé have shared another taster in the form of ‘No Night Lasts Forever’. Now a fully-fledged five-piece with Rob Shipley (bass); Johnny Drain (Keys) and Alex Hammond (drums) coming on-board full-time last year, the chemistry between songwriters Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan – evident throughout their debut – continues to shine bright in this latest offering. Lush, expansive and cinematic, it carries with it a longing and optimism in equal measure on a wave of lush synths, shimmering guitar and bubbling bassline. Finding a sweet spot somewhere between the woozy optimism and taut melodrama – ‘No Night Lasts Forever’ is a fine addition to the Ten Fé collection and it certainly bodes well for next year’s new record.

Listen to ‘No Night Lasts Forever’ below.

Whettman Chelmets – ‘Alas…’

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Whettman Chelmets is a Missouri-based producer with a preference for pensive, ambient and deeply atmospheric compositions.

Whettman Chelmets’ new single ‘Alas…’ – the latest lifted from the recently released EP Alas… The Sun is Shining, and You Are Still Alive – is an immersive, atmospheric and elegant and all-consuming track. A steady 4/4 beat pushes through a slowly building, all enveloping meditative vibe as the melodic interplay between the twinkling guitar chimes and glistening synth comes to the fore amid heavenly chanting and ebb and the flow of sound and emotion to create a mildly euphoric and uplifting swell. A blissful, enthralling and beautiful track.

Listen to ‘Alas…’ below & if you like that, you can fine the entire EP here.

Little People – ‘Tonight’

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London producer Little People‘s – aka Laurent Clerc – creates a colourful sound collage that is part beats, bleeps and samples that stems from a love of hip hop, it effortlessly combines warm synths, intricate melodies and string arrangements.

Little People has a new album Landloper coming on January 11 2019 via Future Archive Recordings, a first release since 2015, ahead of which we’ve been treated to lead single ‘Tonight’. A slick, smooth and effortlessly cool track as scattered beats dance with clean, crisp bass lines that run underneath a pitched vocal sample amid cascading flourishes of glitchy sounds and colourful, frazzled synth and electronics. A plush, captivating and seductive tune, ‘Tonight’ combines silky production skills with infectious hip-hop inspired beats for a fresh, imaginative and thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Tune into ‘Tonight’ below:

Pines – ‘Speak’

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Aussie duo Pines – aka Adam Dormand and James Kenneally – hone an elegant fusion of blissful relaxation and lush electronic sounds.

The Adelaide pair’s latest single ‘Speak’ follows ‘Glisten’ and ‘I’ve Been Waiting’ to complete a trilogy of singles calling time on their business for 2018 – and how! ‘Speak’ shimmers majestically as it tips along a lockstep rhythm in a swirling vortex of hypnotic sounds while the breathy vocals not only complement this perfectly but add another layer of frosty, almost glacial elegance. Precise, pristine and hypnotic – the pair once again eke out a space where colour and warmth can coexist with a glacial but imperious ambience.

Pines are planning to release their debut full length some time next year – so keep an eye out for that too.

Jouska – ‘Glitter Chaser’

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Jouska is the Oslo-based musical duo consisting of Marit Othilie Thorvik and Hans Olav Settem.

To date the pair have impressed with an intriguing and inventive array of singles and debut EP Frog Fiction, as they explore some of the more leftfield, out-there reaches of electronica. Brand new single ‘Glitter Chaser’ takes on a similarly stellar expedition to the realms of their imagination. Tempered by an airy/spacey atmosphere ‘Glitter Chaser’ sets forth in a sea of kaleidoscopic colour, brimming with divine harmonies and packed with crunchy beats and groovy synths which coalesce to create a super smooth, playful yet dreamy piece of cosmic electronica. Amid the alluring dreamy soundscape a final touch of bewitching beauty is provided by the heavenly vocals.

Jouska’s music is refreshingly inventive and exploratory, qualities marked out by both this and their aforementioned previous EP.

Listen to ‘Glitter Chaser’ below now – and you can tune into their debut EP Frog Fiction right here.

KLANGPLANET – ‘Midnight’

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Munich-based producer Frieder Mollat aka KLANGPLANET has been a regular feature around here, accustomed as he is to providing us with refreshing sounds from nocturnal, brooding house-inspired wizardry to funk and disco adventures.

The German multi-instrumentalist has returned with a sweet blend of jazz laced melodic house in the shape of ‘Midnight’. Constructed around a sparse funky guitar riff, throbbing bass-line and drum break, we are ensconced in a soothing world of transfixing late night vibes, deep house sounds and ambient wonderment. It is an entrancing spectacle, leaving us refreshed as the beautiful melodic downtempo and deep house flavours drift over us with ease. This is vivid, cinematic and immersive – music to get lost in if you will, and escapism at its very finest. Enjoy the trip.

‘Midnight’ is the latest in a long line of top quality releases over the past 12 to 18 months; you can check them out here.

Wovoka Gentle – ‘Peculiar Form Of Sleep’

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Wovoka Gentle are Imogen Mason, Ellie Mason and William J. Stokes, a trio from London, they craft a colourful confection of neon bright sounds as they hop between genres and styles drawn from a melting pot of influences into a striking blend of understated indie, with an electro groove at its heart.

The trio’s latest single ‘Peculiar Form Of Sleep’ captures this aesthetic perfectly. Effortlessly catchy, upbeat and bursting with vitality, wonderful vocal harmonies float above a relentless, surging synth pulse and dance beat. as it saunters it’s way along a slinky electronic groove. Anchored by alluring sunny harmonies and infectious, off-kilter melodies, not only is it a real groover but this is electrifying, neon bright indie music to dance to – and pure magic!

Their latest single is a real doozy and should feature on their debut album which is penned release via Nude Records in early 2019. Listen to ‘Peculiar Form Of Sleep’ below now: