Sal Dulu – ‘Tyko’


Heralded by the impressive introduction of two stellar singles ‘Duluoz Dream’ & ‘Antasma’, Sal Dulu’s fleeting steps in the world have been nothing short of outstanding – and the Dublin-based producer’s latest ‘Tyko’ is nothing short of breathtaking.

Sal Dulu has a flair for fantastic hip-hop inspired electronic productions and mastery is front and centre with ‘Tyko’. A stunning and well weaved work of delicate balearic percussion, evocative field recordings and found sounds, warm synths and vocals by Xao; ‘Tyko’ has a transportative quality. One so powerful, given half a chance, it will have your mind away in the outer reaches of’the upside down’ other-worldliness to glistening, heavenly blissfulness and back again. Through a seductive blend of calming vocals, electronic flavours, Japanese samples and brass, its warm glowing allure is irresistible. As good as Sal Dulu’s earlier releases are, ‘Tyko’ is another level altogether – this is one of 2018’s finest tracks so far.

Waste no more time, listen to ‘Tyko’ below now. The Dublin producer’s other work is available here too, and well worth a moment of your time.

YellowStraps – ‘Nights Up’


YellowStraps are the Belgian trio comprised of Yvan Murenzi, Alban Murenzi, and Raphael Starkier – together this holy trinity whisk together soul tinged alt-R&B with downtempo electro sensibilities.

For their newest release, single ‘Nights Up’, the trio have roped in the delectable vocal talents of Australian singer St. South – with beguiling results. Sculpted around dizzying synths, a click-clack rhythm, elegant and mildly euphoric piano and slowly shuffling bass, with a click-clack rhythm, ‘Nights Up’ trickles fluidly forward, paving the way for a sensual duet to unfold, amid the seductive groove and ethereal soundscape.

A powerful, captivating cut of electronic-infused soul music, moving at a slinky slo-mo pace, unhurriedly bringing a hazy vibe of nocturnal euphoria.

mikwerdna – ‘Citalopram’


‘Citalopram’ is the lead single lifted from LA-based producer mikwerdna‘s new album, Mortar and Pastel.

‘Citalopram’ exhibits mikwerdna’s penchant for a peculiar but fruitful approach to making music. It is a silky smooth production, combing jazzy tones with spacey, out-there moments amid a fusion of drone, downtempo and dubstep influenced sounds within the confines of an unconventional, off-kilter construct; creating a unique and surreal atmosphere. mikwerdna manages to marry a crisp elegance with an unfettered playfulness that knows no bounds – the result being an alluring, imaginative and a colourful confection of electronic sounds.

You can listen to ‘Citalopram’ below & it is but one of many treats that await you on Mortar and Pastel, which you can listen to here.

Tomás Novoa – ‘Al Bosque’


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:

Klangplanet – ‘Starlight’


For a while now, German producer KLANGPLANET – aka Frieder Mollat – has been a steady source of nocturnal, brooding house-inspired wizardry. Not one to break with tradition, Mollat has floated back onto our horizon with selenological new single, ‘Starlight’.

Lifted from his new EP Electronic Universe, an EP to commemorate his solo adventures, ‘Starlight’ a mellow, late-night, atmospheric jam. It certainly feeds into his pre-established predilection for minimal vibes, meticulously merged with field-recordings from different surroundings he aims to create a musical journey and alluring sound mélange. Stylistically speaking, it is his deft touch working in tandem with a preference for organic field recording that marks his chilled, downtempo works out from the crowd. Adding piano and guitar’s to the entrancing spectacle leaves us with a beautiful melodic downtempo effect with a deep house flavour. This is vivid, cinematic and immersive – music to get lost in if you will, and escapism at its very finest. Enjoy the trip.

Listen to ‘Starlight’ below, and if that is to your liking, there’s plenty more where that came from here.