Kelp – ‘Polygon’

Kelp is a Belfast-based purveyor of loungey cosmic electronica fronted by an inch high, ethereal deep sea diver with a preoccupation for vocoders and additive synthesis.

The surrealist project was introduced around this time last year through debut single ‘Spleen’; an ethereal, slumbering and woozy slice of escapism. Kelp is back with a new single ‘Polygon’. A two-and-a-half minute sojourn to a spellbinding interstellar loungey paradise. It slinks coolly on by, leaving us in a dream-like state, with an alluring blend of slinky, synth-pop with psych brush strokes and woozy synth lines bewitching us entirely. Instantly lovable, ‘Polygon’ breezes gracefully with a seductive soulful underbelly and charm to woo you, so powerful is this that it will have you headed straight for repeated listens.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say we are witnessing Ireland’s, indeed the world’s, greatest musical miniature deep-sea diver fishbowl figurine. All joking aside, this is a marvelous single from a wonderful talent.

Listen to ‘Polygon’ below now – it is yet another absolute joy.

Louiza – ‘Kind Coincidence’

West Coast multi-instrumentalist Rebecca Mimiaga, aka Louiza, has impressed with a slew of super releases over recent years – Trick (2017) & Swim at Night (2019) & On, Off (2021) – and Louiza is back with a stunning new single ‘Kind Coincidence’.

‘Kind Coincidence’ sees Louiza embrace the synth/electro-pop side of her sound over the crunchy guitars and power pop riffs that marked some of her earlier work but while sweeter, it remains recognizably Louiza’s sound. It is a catchy, groovy and fizzy slice of synth-sprinkled indie-pop; sweet honeyed vocals cruise coolly above an insistent bass/drum locked in groove as guitars shimmer and twinkle amid the lush and hazy cosmic atmospherics. It is super catchy, fresh and rather hypnotic – another absolute gem from Louiza.

Listen to ‘Kind Coincidence’ below and the White Light EP (limited edition cassette) is out on October 29, 2021.

Amber Jay – ‘Equal’

Amber Jay is a Liverpool-based artist and musician with a real flair for captivating, synth-splashed, electronic alt-pop – and a flair matched by an enviable embrace for experimentation and pushing the boundaries.

Jay introduced this penchant for futuristic synth-fueled alt-pop with debut EP Never Too Far From A Dark Thought earlier this year, and has followed that up with new single ‘Equal’.

Deep basslines whisk us into a trance as suave blissful vocals deliver precision tones sending an eerie shiver down the spine while synths burn and shimmer, as Jay’s message of equality is cast in an ever-evolving and cinematic soundscapes. Rarely does an artist bring so many alternating facets of sound to bear, while crafting a sound so cohesive, captivating and transfixing – but in the case of Amber Jay, that’s the raison d’etre.

Listen to ‘Equal’ below – yet another piece of brilliance.


Noah – ‘Rosa Alba’

Hokkaido-born Noah is an artist and musician who’s sound constantly evolves, while underpinned by an unmistakable ear for rhythm, she continues to seek out new and interesting shifting series of settings, with beguiling results.

In keeping with this, new EP Étoile out October 27th via FLAU, Noah continues takes things into denser territory, rich with atmosphere and a healthy dose of the mysterious.

The latest single lifted from the EP is opener ‘Rosa Alba’; a delicious blend of golden-age Ninja Tune, sliced up piano and eerie mysterious air. Soft, dusty beats patter below the dusky atmosphere flecked flourishes of lavish strings, while Noah’s hushed vocals glide along calmly while cast to the backdrop of shapeshifting sounds, creating something hypnotic, transfixing and mysterious. A stunning, otherworldly and beautiful blend of trip hop meets latenight downtempo electronica.

Listen to ‘Rosa Alba’ below and the EP Étoile is out now.

Gushh – ‘Tired, All The Time’

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Gushh – solo project of Bristol-based artist Richard Stockley – throughout 2021 as we have drip fed a series of epic and beautiful cuts that will make the bones of a forthcoming EP.

Stockley looks after everything involved – composing, recording, mixing, mastering and artwork – as Gushh revolves around the concept of looping elements and building tracks whilst telling a narrative through old-timey samples from forgotten pieces of media.


‘Tired, All The Time’ is the latest lifted from a forthcoming EP, and is yet another marvelous example of the wonderful wizardry weaved by Gushh. Guitars twinkle and shimmer, bright riffs twinkle atop multi-textured fluttering layers of cosmic brilliance while we are wooed into a woozy stupor by a hypnotic groove and spellbinding charm. Sweeping by with an air of cinematic grandeur, it builds and builds with an undercurrent of euphoria toward a triumphant climax of epic proportions. Yet another mesmerising track from Gushh.

Listen to the epic brilliance of ‘Tired, All The Time’ below.

Ed Han – ‘The Aftermath’

Ed Han is a musician and producer hailing from Los Angeles with a preference for atmospheric, downtempo excursions.

Han introduced us to his ethereal wares with exquisite singles ‘Moonlit Beach’ and ‘Blissful Tranquility’ and is back with the equally serene ‘The Aftermath’. It is a warm, cinematic, and heavenly sounding track that sweeps by with rich grandiose strings shimmering amid rich textures and atmospheric haze leaving us transfixed by its sheer beauty and swells of emotion and blissful joy.

An ethereal, ambient and uplifting single, let ‘The Aftermath’ into your life and you’ll be all the better for it. Utterly stunning!

Listen to ‘The Aftermath’ below:


The Metallic Cranes – ‘Animated Landscape with Cranes’

The Metallic Cranes is an Irish producer with a vivid imagination and penchant for slow-tempo house with a retro-futuristic slant.

‘Animated Landscape with Cranes’ is the producer’s debut single, and it is a doozy. Written based on an imaginary music video, where a boy is sitting in the back of a car on a long drive across an ocean causeway with cranes flying overhead, and watching the car drive by. Using the sound of cranes, wind, and granular synthesis to create the world the song lives in, they have created something memorable.

‘Animated Landscape with Cranes’ is a fascinatingly imaginative and richly developed electronic excursion; a hypnotic, slick and cinematic vision of downtempo house. It is propelled forward on a wave of soft beats, kicks, twinkly neon-synths and seductive grooves as it meanders along, all in its own time, while a robotic voice whispers in the wind and nocturnal air. A magnificent track masterfully pieced together from start to finish, colourfully creating an incredible sense of wonderment and bringing you under its hypnotic spell from the off.

Listen to ‘Animated Landscape with Cranes’ below now – it is simply magnificent!


Jimmy Q – ‘Wavey’

Jimmy Q is a Brooklyn-based producer delivering sumptuous slices of sunny, feelgood and grooving house / electronica.

Latest single ‘Wavey’ is all that and more as it blends the exquisite elegance of electronica with dancefloor focus and seductive grooves of house music. It is a warm and sunny melodic groover fueled by a flurry of soft plush beats and sunny tones, as melodic ripples of keys and shimmering synth mingle amid the hazy atmosphere. It is an irresistible jam with a deep seductive groove that propels us along through a warm and alluring soundscape, bringing to mind hazy summer evenings. A beautiful, uplifting and dancey track bound by a smiley feelgood vibe, seductive groove and compulsion to get moving. 

Listen to ‘Wavey’ below – a lavish gem that will keep you coming back for more.


Giga Beat – ‘Roof View (House Mix)’

Giga Beat aka Edilberto De Jesus Rodriguez is a music producer from the Dominican Republic who cut his teeth making beats for a music group called F.O.M.O. but has been going it alone now for the best part of a decade now.

The latest single from Giga Beat is ‘Roof View (House Mix)’ and it is a 9 minute dance floor destroying phenomenon. Opening with a bright, upbeat and funky disco house groove as synths pulse and wind with a relentless energy while frazzled electronics fizzle and explode with colour, and rain on the dance floor below. While a feelgood party vibe is maintained throughout, this carefree aura is punctuated by increasingly frantic crisp and crunchy beats, which increases the tension, energy and harder edge. ‘Roof View (House Mix)’ is a gift that keeps on giving, revealing itself ever more addictive and alluring with each and every listen.

Listen to ‘Roof View (House Mix)’ in all its glory below:


Blimp – ‘Always In My Mind’

Blimp is a Dublin-based producer with a penchant for lush, warm and woozy slices of seductive house/electronica – attributes demonstrated in abundance by the beautiful, feelgood and sunny electronica escapism of new single ‘Always In My Mind’.

‘Always In My Mind’ follows debut single ‘Back To Me’ (feat. Kareem Ali) earlier this year, and delivers something deliciously seductive; marrying the exquisite elegance of electronica, dancefloor focus and seductive grooves of house music – and in doing so, crafting something we’d expect from far more seasoned hands. It is a lush, lavish and sunkissed affair as warm synths fizz with life and effervescence, gushing over soft beats, deep seductive grooves and sparkling spurts of electronics, amid an abundance of uplifting and sunny vibes. ‘Always In My Mind’ is a beautifully, uplifting and lush jam, bound together by a feelgood vibe, seductive groove, and peppered by bouts of mild euphoria and compulsion to dance.

One to get lost in as it forms a real sense of familiarity, oozing nostalgic feelings for hazy summer days and nights – and something that will keep you coming back for more.

Listen to ‘Always In My Mind’ below now: