Yuksek & JD Samson – ‘Don’t Even Try’

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Yuksek and JD Samson have joined forces for a formidable floor-filling new single ‘Don’t Even Try'; one of the best dance tracks you’re likely to hear this summer.

Shifting through a flurry lively drum rhythms and an undeniably danceable groove; ‘Don’t Even Try’ makes for an incredible, irresistible and glorious disco house cut with empowering vocals. It is a funky edged fusion that brings the party, stomping its way onto the dance floor. High on energy, highly infectious and danceable; this is almost five minutes of deliciously vibrant, disco-edged house groover with a deep irresistible groove and big bangin’ beats. If there is any justice at all, ‘Don’t Even Try’ will be lighting up a dance floor near you soon.

You can listen to ‘Don’t Even Try’ below.

Tomás Novoa – ‘Al Bosque’

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Noted for his penchant for heavy basslines, organic rhythms and emotive soundscapes, Chilean born, Berlin-based producer Tomás Novoa returns with another sublime single of his signature style.

New track, ‘Al Bosque’ is a revelation – plain and simple. Opening along a steady beat and gleaming synth, it reveals itself to be a magnificent shape-shifting beast, fluctuating between vaguely ambient, twinkling elegance and a highly danceable disposition. Taking in a series of tempo shifts, this suitably blissed-out spin through popping corn beats and ravey tones is as refreshing as cool glass of ice-water on a scorching summer’s day and as relaxing as soothing sounds of ocean waves lapping at your feet. Another sublime single Novoa, and one that offers even more reward and insight into the skills at his disposal.

Listen to ‘Al Bosque’ below now:

Introducing: Likvid

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Likvid is Slovakian born, London-based musician and producer Allan Vilhan, who’s music is a blend of ambient and beat-driven tunes, with subtly and a deft touch, it is a wonderful hinterland somewhere between trip-hop, d’n’b and electronica; where both industrial and ethereal moments can coexist and thrive.

Themes are loaded with spirituality, illuminated by deep and dark lyrics, and primed to thrust you on a ethereal voyage of tranquil discovery. Recent single, ‘Unreal Lies’ is probably his most outstanding work to date. Working in collaboration with Swedish singer and musician Marta Karis, it is a subtle blend of heavenly atmospherics and sensual sounds, complimented perfectly by Karis’ bewitching vocals, which adds a veil of the mysteriousness to this reposing sojourn to a world of alluring escapism. While retaining the ambient atmospherics, ‘Can You Hear Me?’ has more of a subterranean vibe albeit interspersed with splashes of light. It is much more beat driven, propelled by heavier hitting beats, it is cloaked with a ghostly aura, due in no small part to the haunting vocals of Krisztian Karpati. These are hopefully just two of many delights to come from a potentially very fruitful merging of the industrial and ethereal.

Listen to ‘Unreal Lies’ & ‘Can You Hear Me?’ below – two quality introductions to Likvid.

https://soundcloud.com/likvid_project/can-you-hear-me

Kinjac – ‘Tired of You’ (Feat. Kathryn O’Shea)

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Kinjac is a Los Angeles-based project revolving around musician and producer Michael O’Shea, who crafts mysterious and shadowy electro-indie built on dark, moody rhythms and ambient grooves.

Self-described his sound as “Southern Gothic Electronic”, his latest release, ‘Tired of You’ sees him recruit the vocal talents of his sister Kathryn O’Shea- a folk artist/singer-songwriter in her own right. Together the pair weave an overlapping sequenced blend of alluring, sleek sounds, funky beats and grooves a la Hot Chip. Michael’s vocals tumble over stuttering drums and ostentatious yet casual bass, before melting into the background Kathryn’s swirling high pitched vocals. ‘Tired of You’ bobs along with a buoyant wee bounce and an infectiousness that not only demands you pay attention, but compels you submit to its will to move and groove. Vibrant, groovy and pretty damn funky – enough said!

Tune into ‘Tire of You’ below now & if you like the sound of that, there is loads more where that came from over here.

Yip Yops – ‘Head Home’

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YIP YOPS are a US electro-pop foursome who ride a tide of high energy, colourful sounds and a retro wave that harks back to the leftfield sounds if the ’80s.

In 2017 the YY’s announced themselves with the release of their debut EP, Eyes, and recent single ‘Head Home’ reaffirms their aforementioned attributes with some style. It is a deliciously dance inducing and pulsing blend of genres as they let the synths run wild and with abandon on this colourful, bouncy, indie-electro-pop bundle of unrelenting energy. ‘Head Home’ an infectious, neon-bright tune bursting with vitality, a flair for the dramatic. A grandstanding introduction to YIP YOPS – no question.

You can listen to ‘Head Home’ below – you’ll be all the better for it and that’s a guarantee!