Bearson – ‘It’s Not This (feat. Lemaitre and Josh Pan)’

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With latest single ‘It’s Not This’ 24-year-old Norway native Bearson (Jakob Bjørn Hansen) is bringing all the deliciously catchy, colourful and chilled pop vibes.

Teaming up with Lemaitre and Josh Pan, Bearson’s latest is a gentle and dreamy piece of pristine pop. Playful piano chords and synth melodies dance over a bouncy hip-hop indebted beat as ‘It’s Not This’ slithers along a smooth slinking groove as Josh Pan muses in a relaxed contemplative daydream manner with crisp, soulful vocals. Fusing bright pop hooks with an irresistible groove and hip hop beats, Bearson and company serve up an unbelievably catchy three minutes of electronic pop heaven.

Tune into ‘It’s Not This (feat. Lemaitre and Josh Pan)’ below and judge for yourself:

Retro Kid – ‘Neon Colours’

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Copenhagen-based outfit Retro Kid introduced themselves to us last summer with a series of irresistible electronic productions in the shape of their self-titled EP.

Retro Kid have kick off the new year with the great news that they intend to release their debut album Nordic Noir in 2018. And to get us in the mood, they have kindly afforded us a sneak-peak of what we can expect with lead single, ‘Neon Colours’. It is a really colourful track – neon bright in fact – imbued with a chipper disposition, bouncy vibe and peppered with blasts of brass. This colourful confection of synth splashed electro-pop is treated to one last – but certainly not least – coat of gloss by Christiane Kjærgaard’s gorgeous honeyed vocals. The icing on the cake really, Kjærgaard’s vocals bring it all home in exquisite fashion.

A sublime piece of infectious electro-pop that should have you, like me, salivating at the prospect of their debut album.

Give ‘Neon Colours a listen below – you won’t regret it.

Aggressive Swans – ‘About You’

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Aggresive Swans are Munich-based electro-pop duo of Janko Raseta (guitar, production) and Chris Chlupacek (vocals, bass, flute).

Together, the pairing are already proving to be a particularly potent partners in the ’80s tinged dance tunes, that brings the feelgood, party vibe’ stakes – something their new single ‘About You’ proves pretty resolutely. It is bright, upbeat and fun with phased synth and dancey beats aided and abetted by alluring vocals, forming a seductive sound of modern pop and electronica, infused with the spirit of the ’80s, and an overwhelming sense of wild abandon. The groove, the beats and the melody – just fabulous!

Hopefully we’re going to be hearing more from Munich’s Aggressive Swans throughout 2018 and beyond – for now, ‘About You’ is plenty to be getting on with.

NASAYA – ‘Milk (ft. Myra)’

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Born and raised in Reunion Island – next to Madagascar – French musician and producer, NASAYA (aka Theo Hoarau) makes electronic music bursting with ideas, invention and vitality.

that blends influences from a broad range of influences from Jamie xx, Tame Impala, Flume and Michael Jackson to Jimi Hendrix, Supertramp and Chick Corea. These influences evidently run wild on NASAYA’s genre-hopping, musical splicing-and-dicing latest single ‘Milk (ft. Myra)’. It is a colourful, imaginative tune that shuffles over some slick beats with a slinky, super-cool bounce before a blend of glitchy 8/16bit era computer game sounds reveal themselves, adding another dimension to this warped, yet beautiful sound collage. The final touch of class for ‘Milk’? Well, that is an honour reserved for guest vocalist Myra’s irresistible and mellifluous cooing. A sublime, super-colourful introduction to an artist that we hopefully hear plenty more from in the future.

Do your ears a solid and listen to ‘Milk (ft. Myra)’ below.

David Harks – ‘Avalon’

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David Harks is a name that should be familiar to regular patrons of the site.

The British-born, Berlin-based artist and singer has been the recipient of much deserved lavish praise for his work with Safetalk, varying collaborative projects and of course, his solo work.

It is the latter that concerns us on this occasion, more specifically Harks’ new solo single ‘Avalon’ – recorded with Pete Cattermoul from Teleman, it is a soft, psychedelic indie/synthpop song. It shifts along a steady beat, punctuated by a grooving bass and an enchanting combination of airy synths, piano loops and flourishes of electronics creating a chilled, atmospheric soul soothing sound. At points both melancholic and hopeful, Harks’ his transcendent voice conveys a strength in fragility and the pièce de résistance of this magnificent, incredibly chill indie-electro delight. You’ll be all the better for letting this wee gem into you life, guaranteed!

Be good to yourself, and check out ‘Avalon’ below:

Warning Light – ‘Little Hearts, Big (Interludes)’

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With a decade’s worth of work already to his name, Warning Light is to release new album At The End Of The Road on October 27, the culmination of three years graft.

Said to herald a sprawling return to his ambient roots, a deep synthesizer trip to the end of all charted spaces; the first single from the forthcoming record, ‘Little Hearts, Big (Interludes)’, certainly backs up that assertion. An exhilarating six-plus-minutes, it is spearheaded by minimalist analogue drones interlaced with pulsing techno rhythms, accented by spacey dub and motorik psychedelia, before eventually becoming consumed by waves of glistening chimes. An all consuming, immersive and hypnotic blurring of electronic genres. Without doubt, one of the most enticing, intriguing and dynamic songs you are likely to hear and needless to say, Warning Light is a producer at the peak of his powers.

New album At The End Of The Road is out on October 27, for now, enjoy the quite frankly stunning ‘Little Hearts, Big (Interludes)’ below.

Nocturnal Tapes – ‘Wake Up’

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Aussie electro-indie duo Nocturnal Tapes are prepping the release of their maiden EP ‘Visions IV’ (due August 25), ahead of which, are offering up a taste of the forthcoming record with dancefloor-ready new single ‘Wake Up’.

It’s a hypnotic and danceable track awash with swelling sonic synths, lush textures, throbbing bass, pulsing electro beats and enchanting vocals. ‘Wake Up’ is an irresistible, intricately woven slice of house-infused electronica, falling somewhere between LCD Soundsystem, Talking Heads and more recent Tame Impala output. Good company to be named alongside no doubt, but it’s not without merit. ‘Wake Up’ is stunning introduction to Nocturnal Tapes (and their forthcoming EP too). Pulsing big beats, swelling synth and colourful sounds, what more can you ask for?

Listen to the colourful, neon-lit electro that is ‘Wake Up’ below: