AUTORHYTHM – ‘Endorphins’

‘Endorphins’ is the aptly titled, and hypnotic debut single from Swedish producer Joakim Forsgren aka AUTORHYTHM. 

The AUTORHYTHM  sound finds a home in a space between Krautrock, Techno, Acid and No Wave that whisks us off to a futuristic world composed of layered improvisations, each in response to the prior layer building grooves and sounds in an all consuming seduction. These aforementioned quality are found in abundance on debut ‘Endorphins’ as it builds and builds with layers of bubbling synth and winding grooves atop of metronomic beatwork. It is a  subtle, nuanced and transfixing, dancefloor minded, kosmische techno sound. Heavy on layers, mood, texture and atmosphere with relentless oscillations, driving techno beat and pulsating synth that captivates and hypnotises in equal measure. Driving, pulsating and relentless – a triumph.

Listen to ‘Endorphins’ below now:

Y.LOH – ‘VVITCH’

Y.LOH is a New York-based and Sonoran Desert-raised DJ and producer with a preference for minimal, downtempo house – and drawing inspiration and identity from natural environments and surroundings, Y.LOH attempts to connect with his homestead, the edgy and beautiful Sonoran Desert.

Y.LOH opened their 2021 account with the hypnotic ‘6 Train’ and is back with other mesmerising track ‘VVITCH’. Lifted from compilation album A Tribe Called Kotori, it slinks seductively along a syrupy groove as synths pulse and burst atop a compelling rhythmic force and slick beatwork. ‘VVITCH’ meanders along with hypnotising effect the groove grows and beats increase the tension, and synths and electronics flare to piercing through the increasingly murky air. Murky as it may be, as is the Y.LOH calling card, ‘VVITCH’ is illuminated by a deft touch for beats, groove and atmosphere.

Listen to ‘VVITCH’ below and you can check out A Tribe Called Kotori here

Amber Jay – ‘The House’

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

Jay introduced this penchant for futuristic synth-fueled alt-pop with a slew of stellar singles which has culminated in debut EP Never Too Far From A Dark Thought, and fronted by single ‘The House’. 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. ‘The House’ is another sliver of otherworldly futuristic alt-pop, grounded in haunting folk and fueled by synth. Jay’s icy vocal drifts above a chilling strum and eerie atmosphere while a slowly marching beat and rippling synth carve a path for us traverse an ever-evolving and cinematic soundscape that leaves an indelible mark on your psyche. Much like its predecessors, ‘The House’ is vibrant and alive, and effortlessly transcending genres.

Listen to ‘The House’ below and the Never Too Far From A Dark Thought EP is here.


Asta Hiroki – ‘Slumber’ feat. Dontmesswithjuan

Brighton-based producer Asta Hiroki deals in beautiful, cinematic and soulful electronica.

Drawing from jazz, electronica, post-Dilla hip hop, lo-fi and glitch music Asta Hiroki resides in a space between downtempo hip hop, chillout and ambient electronica and glitchy beats – and demonstrating this perfectly is new single ‘Slumber’. Aided and abetted by Dontmesswithjuan the aptly titled ‘Slumber’ is an elegant, lush and woozy slice of dreamy electronica. Hushed, syrupy smooth vocals drift above a sea of atmospherics meandering along a seductive slo-mo groove and dusty beats pattering below. ‘Slumber’ is rich, melodic and dripping with soulful vibes – a mellow and super seductive groover.

Listen to ‘Slumber’ below now:

Arminda K – ‘It’s a Good Thing’

Arminda K is an American experimental pop artist currently residing in London, having moved  there from Brooklyn, after growing up in the rural Midwest.

Arminda K’s sound is a beautiful blend of lush electronica, woozy psych, dreamy folk and pop, whisked together with experimentation never ever far away – something manifested perfectly on latest single ‘It’s a Good Thing’. A hypnotic synth-pop delight as cosmic synths and serene vocals gracefully waltz with a dreamlike surrealism, quivering amid the dreamy and spaced-out atmosphere while a soft seductive groove patters below. A tantalizing track; ethereal, cosmic and hypnotic in equal measure.

Listen to ‘It’s a Good Thing’ below and check out the album, It’s Nearly Night Time, here.

Tertia – ‘Emily’

Tertia is a  London / Dublin based multi-instrumental artist, songwriter and producer with a flair for charming, synth-splashed indie-pop.

A classically trained musician, Tertia simultaneously incorporates this with lush synths, electronics, stylized production and meditative vocals to create an exciting lo-fi / indie-pop brew – exhibited beautifully on new single ‘Emily’. Lifted from Tertia’s recently released debut EP,  Tertia’s Mixtape, ‘Emily’ is a lush, melodic and dreamy escape. Electronics flutter and synths shimmer and fizz while soft beats patter at a pace below as Tertia’s smooth honeyed vocal tones reign supreme, flowing over us with an ease and breeze. ‘Emily’ is serene, addicting and utterly spectacular – a perfect intro to both Tertia and debut EP, Tertia’s Mixtape.

Listen to ‘Emily’ below – and the EP is available here

Fable – ‘Orbiting’

Brighton’s Fable (aka Holly Cosgrove) has a real flair for captivating, cinematic electronica; something that is patently clear from new single ‘Orbiting’.

With a debut album recorded and newly-signed to Naim Records, ‘Orbiting’ should be the first of many offerings from Fable throughout 2021 – and if they are anything like this, we are in for a treat. Hauntingly stark, yet hopeful, ‘Orbiting’ is an expansive yet cosy trip-hop-inspired sound as Fable’s stunning vocals glide across a super smooth, downtempo groove and serene bassline while the atmospheric surrounding smoulder with rich allure and moving emotion.  The deftness of touch here is breathtaking, it remains simultaneously blissfully dreamy and intimate and yet expansive and epic – no mean feat.

‘Orbiting’ is out now and it’s a truly stunning single, and perfect introduction to Fable. Tune in below.


Deyah – ‘Ultimate Dinner Party’

Fresh off the back of winning the Welsh Music Prize 2020 with excellent album Care City, Cardiff MC & producer Deyah, has returned with brand new single ‘Ultimate Dinner Party’.


The new single continues a trend established by the excellent self-produced and self-released Care City; real prowess for honest, personal and introspective tales backed by laid-back vibes and slick beats. A warm but wistful synth purrs amid a hazy nocturnal air, marked by an overwhelmingly laidback, chilled vibe while a slick, snappy and quite skittish beat ping pongs around the woozy atmosphere. As great as this is, everything is secondary to Deyah’s voice. A rich soulful voice delivering an honest, personal and powerful tale with a distinct and precise lyrical flow. Deyah is one of the most exciting and unique artists to cross my path in a while, no word of a lie, ‘Ultimate Dinner Party’ has been on repeat for the past two weeks. Simply superb.

Listen to  ‘Ultimate Dinner Party’ below now and while you’re at it, check out Care City as well.

Amber Jay – ‘Stay The Same’

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

Jay introduced this penchant for futuristic synth-fueled alt-pop with ‘Pencilled Brims’ toward the backend of last year and has kicked off 2021 in similarly sublime fashion with ‘Stay The Same’. Opening patiently, ‘Stay The Same’ slowly introduces itself as Amber’s crisp vocals cruise above a woozy atmosphere and slo-mo groove before a hypnotic pulsing synth and snappy beat up the pace as we traverse an ever-evolving soundscape. It is hypnotic, immersive and futuristic, filled with luscious harmonies, hooks and seductive grooves; ‘Stay The Same’ feels, like its predecessor, vibrant and alive, and effortlessly transcending genres.

Amber Jay’s debut EP Never Too Far From A Dark Thought will be released on March 3, listen to ‘Stay The Same’ below:

Dystopic L. – ‘Caos IV’

Dystopic L., alter ego of Lázaro Pereira, is a Portuguese DJ and producer influenced as much by electronic music as science fiction films and philosophical movements.

The Dystopic L. sound finds a home in a space between techno and minimalism that whisks us off to a futuristic world of darkness, chaos and dissonance. Latest single ‘Caos IV’ is a perfect case in point – a subtle, nuanced and transfixing, dancefloor minded, techno influenced music. Heavy on mood, texture and atmosphere with relentless oscillations, driving techno beat and pulsating synth that captivates and hypnotises in equal measure. Although everything is delivered with a pin point accuracy, it has a grainy and dusty feel, as we are entranced by relentless repetition and groove, leaving us utterly powerless to resist it’s tempting allure. Driving, pulsating and relentless – it is dark and moody but burning with intensity – a triumph.

Listen to ‘Caos IV’ below and if that is to your liking, check out the album ‘Symphony of Dystopia’ here.