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:

The Deer Tracks – ‘Gossip’

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Revolving around the two main protagonists of David Lehnberg & Elin Lindfors, The Deer Tracks have been brewing up their self described ‘Northern Light Electronica’ since 2008.

With a number of records already under their belt, in recent weeks, the Swedish pair returned with a new album Undersvik. ‘Gossip’ is the latest single to be lifted from the new record and exemplifies The Deer Tracks’ flair for dark, edgy electronica. With ‘Gossip’ they eek out a perfect balance between the dark, almost gothic, droney techno edge and Lindfors’ ethereal vocal. In doing so, it steadily evolves with the aid of a dynamic arsenal of stuttering beats, beautiful strings, soaring synths and mild underbelly of euphoria which blossoms sensationally at the end. A thrilling, irresistible and entrancing four minutes plus, that quickly locks you under its spell.

Undersvik has already been released digitally with a vinyl version scheduled for March of this year – stream it here. Listen to ‘Gossip’ below: