october 2018: emergency tiara, mobile generation
Continuing a year of poptastic new singles, Emergency Tiara, the pop princess of NYC has released her new song ‘Mobile Generation’
In true Emergency Tiara style, lead singer Juri expertly deploys her signature vintage-inspired sound to tackle the subject of a generation glued to their devices.
Emergency Tiara says: “Many of us spend so much time on our phones/tablets with our faces glued to screens, all falling culprit to this generational obsession. We receive a big percentage of information and news through these devices and we don’t realise all of the so many beautiful aspects of life that are passing by, right in front of us.”
october 2018: j elle, take me away (kida kudz remix)
Acclaimed Nigerian born rapper Kida Kudz reveals an official Afro-Beat remix of rising R&B star J Elle’s recent single ‘Take Me Away’.
The smooth and tropical-tinged ode to escapism was the first track to be revealed from the London based artist’s upcoming EP.
october 2018: drifta, let’s talk
Having spent the summer recording and writing for various artists, Kent based producer Drifta reveals a brand new single of his own called ‘Let’s Talk’.
Swirling with catchy melodies, the vocal feature perfectly blends with the raw garage beats.
september 2018: caan, high tides
UK songwriter and producer Caan (full name Caan Capan) releases his brand new single ‘High Tides’ via Cats and Cream. The track will be accompanied by a stunning video, produced by Caan himself and directed by Chas Apetti.
‘High Tides’ celebrates the natural flow, euphoria and comfort of getting high. It’s a slow-burning electronic-soul jam that is as straight-up as it is submerged in narcotised introspection. However, it mines a deeper message that transcends pure hedonism.
september 2018: the tribe of good, turning it up for the sunshine
London-based music collective The Tribe Of Good announce their brand new single, the disco/funk infused and sun-drenched jam ‘Turning It Up For The Sunshine’. The track, released via Ultra Records, is taken from their forthcoming debut album.
Filled with driving rhythms and grooving bass lines, ‘Turning It Up For The Sunshine’ showcases a modern track with a retro heart. Musically inspired by the sonics, emotions and the energy from those great early days of disco, the track seamlessly blends soul and funk with contemporary dance and pop production.
SEPTEMBER 2018: cara hammond, try to love you
British independent artist Cara Hammond releases her brand new song, ‘Try To Love You’. The track is the second in a series of four to be released prior to the launch of her new EP, ‘Nice Girl’ - which will be released independently early 2019.
A classic indie-pop groove flourished with retro vibes, ‘Try To Love You’ proves that Cara’s signature angelic and raw tones can suit a wide range of styles from acoustic to upbeat tracks.
september 2018: kaien cruz, dangerous
South African singer-songwriter Kaien Cruz will releases her brand new single, the alluring ‘Dangerous’, via Platoon.
Seamlessly fusing pop and nu-soul elements with an infectious electronic beat, ‘Dangerous’ radiates flickers of summer melodies, lyrically echoing the sentiment of ‘Maneater’ (both Hall & Oates, and Nelly Furtado versions).
Kaien said: “I wrote ‘Dangerous’ during a very frustrating time in my life. I’d just realised that a lot of people in this industry that I thought had my back, actually didn’t. So this song is about those people and and other things in my life that I thought were good for me, but were only holding me back.”
september 2018: j elle, take me away
Closing out the summer in style, fast-rising UK R&B artist J Elle makes her return with the smooth and tropical-tinged ode to escapism ‘Take Me Away’.
J Elle said: “‘Take Me Away’ is about finding the right person, becoming infatuated by them, and just wanting to get away with them. No distractions, just the two of you. Being on a beach is where I'm happiest, and that’s the image I had in mind when writing the song. It’s inspired by my own relationship.”
september 2018: northkid, give me a call
Norwegian five piece boyband NorthKid make their return to music with the romantic and joyful pop anthem ‘Give Me A Call’, released via Sailor Music.
Flirting with pop, rock and synths ‘Give Me A Call’ explores the feelings of impatience and frustration whilst staying awake waiting to hear from that certain someone.
SEPTEMBER 2018: KIVAH, ALL YOU SEXY LADIES (MOTI REMIX)
Chart topping Dutch superstar MOTi delivers French-electro remix of Kivah’s ‘All You Sexy Ladies’.
The anthemic track turns the slow-burning original into a sound full of epic chords and big hits, making it perfect for the dance-floor.
september 2018: emergency tiara, here i come
NYC’s pop princess Emergency Tiara announces the release of her new single ‘Here I Come’.
Capturing classic and familiar with something unique and fresh, ‘Here I Come’ is the perfect blend of authentic and modern pop. Filled with electro-swing vibes and purifying vocals the track resonates in Emergency Tiara’s signature vintage-inspired sound.
september 2018: sipho the gift, hold up
Sipho the Gift makes his return to music in full force with the majestic new track ‘Hold Up’, released via Pontoon.
‘Hold Up’ is the first new music to come from the South African rapper and MC in 2018, following the release of 2017’s acclaimed sophomore collection ‘Kintsugi’, and sets the tone for his upcoming third project ‘INDIGO’ - with more tracks and videos to follow.
august 2018: tash sultana, flow state album
Global sensation and multi-instrumentalist, Tash Sultana, has released the highly anticipated debut album ‘FLOW STATE’.
All of the songs on FLOW STATE are produced, written, performed and arranged by Tash, who plays every one of the 15 instruments and sounds that feature throughout, including saxophone, pan flute, grand piano and guitar to name a few.
Tash hits the UK as part of a mammoth world tour in September, playing 3 sold out shows at the O2 Brixton Academy. Tash is the first artist ever to achieve this without having released a debut album. The live story continues to develop as Tash has announced a huge headline date at London’s Alexandra Palace on June 28, 2019.
august 2018: kelli-leigh, can't dance - music video
Kelli-Leigh reveals a beautifully filmed contemporary dance video shot in Cape Town for her latest single ‘Can’t Dance’ featuring UK Producer, Art Bastian.
‘Can’t Dance’ is an emotionally charged pop dance future-classic, co-produced by Kelli-Leigh herself. It is the second solo track to be released by Kelli-Leigh, who is no stranger to the charts having provided vocals for the massive global smash hits ‘I Got U’ by Duke Dumont & Jax Jones and ‘I Wanna Feel’ by Second City.
august 2018: jim, lonely
Norwegian pop sensation JIM reveals his new single ‘Lonely’, released via Sailor Music today. ‘Lonely’ is a return to the spotlight for the singer songwriter, who has spent the last 18 months writing and recording for other artists, including Hanne Mjøen who also co-wrote this song, along with Benjamin Giørtz from Kid Astray.
‘Lonely’ is an anthemic tribute to loneliness, which JIM sums up as “a sad scene in a romantic comedy.” It’s a slight change in direction for his solo artist project, but remains true to his core values of uncompromising and bombastic modern pop.
august 2018: indiana, not girlfriend material album
Indiana, the British singer, songwriter and social media provocateur, has released her grandiose new album ‘Not Girlfriend Material’. The record is the follow up to her acclaimed debut ‘No Romeo’, which was released in 2015.
Speaking about the album, Indiana says “It’s the record I always wanted to make - it represents me, not everybody else’s me.” The album is the result of some significant changes in Indiana’s life. It’s a compelling album of light and shade; it’s sultry, it’s heartfelt and at times it’s fantastically dirty, plus with tracks covering subjects ranging from sexual libertarianism to being a functioning alcoholic, it’s certainly not what might be considered ‘safe’. From the gritty backstreet basslines of first single ‘Paper Cut’ (to be accompanied by a dark and foreboding video, coming soon), to the uplifting booze fuelled anthem ‘I Like Drinking’, it’s recognisable as Indiana and yet, like her, feels completely brand new.
august 2018: chaney, #SAVESWINDON EP
Hero of Swindon, the artist and producer CHANEY, has released his debut EP the 4-track #SAVESWINDON via Skint.
Talking about the EP, Chaney says: “My #SaveSwindon EP doesn't necessarily sum up "life in Swindon", but more growing up and "life in a small town" - which for me (and half the nation) is pretty boring, but also pretty fucking special. There is a life (for many) outside of the bigger cities, the penthouse apartments overlooking the thames, expensive independent coffee shops, major record labels, millionaire drug-dealers - and I sometimes think these lives are over-shadowed or pushed aside."
august 2018: color the night, eyes off you
On a mission to bring back the funk, Austrian disco-pop band, Color The Night, have released their debut single 'Eyes Off You'.
It is a perfect introduction to the band. The 80’s retro-synths might already have the listener shaking a leg but once the horns and furious funk-riffs kick in, held together with a plethora of electronic sounds, it’s impossible not to dance. Filled with riding disco-beats, driving guitars and funky riffs, Color The Night have found perfect symbiosis between dance and jazz.
august 2018: kelli-leigh, can't dance ft. art bastian
Kelli-Leigh reveals her brand new solo single ‘Can’t Dance’ featuring UK producer Art Bastian, released via her own independent label Music Core.
‘Can’t Dance’ is the second solo track to be released by Kelli-Leigh, who is no stranger to the charts having provided vocals for the massive global smash hits ‘I Got U’ by Duke Dumont & Jax Jones and ‘I Wanna Feel’ by Second City. She has also co-written hits such as Low Steppa’s ‘Running’ and Duke Dumont’s ‘Be Here’. In 2017, Kelli-Leigh featured on ‘More Than Friends’ with James Hype, which became her first credited UK Top 10 hit - which still features heavily on daily radio rotation.
august 2018: cara hammond, how i feel acoustic
British 21 year old independent artist Cara Hammond has revealed an acoustic version of her most recent song, ‘How I Feel’. The track is accompanied by a stunning live performance video. ‘How I Feel’ was the first of 4 new songs to be released prior to the launch of her new EP ‘Nice Girl’, in Autumn. The acoustic version strips the song back to its rawest form, showcasing the songwriting and Cara’s incredible vocal performance.
The original version of ‘How I Feel’ picked up support from no less than 11 New Music Friday playlists on Spotify around the world - an incredible achievement a for brand new, independent British artist.
august 2018: elley duhé, dragon mentality ep
Risng US star Elley Duhé has revealed her debut EP 'Dragon Mentality'.The EP comes after the release of singles 'Way Down Low', 'Lost My Mind' and Elley's recent feature on Zedd's latest hit 'Happy Now'.
'DragonMentality' showcases Elley's incredibly unique songwriting skills.
august 2018: mancub, sex you up
Growing up in West London, ManCub started producing music at his local studio, moving on to work at Metropolis Studios where he would work with Mark Ronson, DJ Fresh and many other leading artists. His first single ‘Sex You Up’ features vocals from legendary R&B singer, producer and entrepreneur Ray J, and is an instant summer sensation.
'Sex You Up' is an ingenious mash up of nostalgic smash hits ‘I Wanna Sex You Up’, ‘Don’t Wanna Be A Player’, and ‘Let Me Love You” by Color Me Badd, Joe, and Mario respectively. ManCub’s debut single also features hip-hop star Rich The Kid.
august 2018: riley pearce, eastbound ep
Australian singer songwriter, Riley Pearce, has released his brand new EP ‘Eastbound’ today. The release comes in the midst of a series of European tour dates.
The five track EP features Riley’s most recent release ‘If I Knew’, the WA Folk Song of the Year 2017 ‘Misplaced’, and ‘Elephants’, which has achieved 230,000 streams to date.
july 2018: elley duhé, way down low
Rising singer songwriter Elley Duhé shares her brand new track ‘Way Down Low’, taken from her forthcoming debut EP ‘DRAGON MENTALITY’ set for release August 10 via A Creative Music Group/RCA Records.
Elley says: “I simply wrote ‘WAY DOWN LOW’ for us. All of us. Together. Never give up on yourself or on the good people in this world or the future. I don’t know much, but I do know better days are ahead for us all.”
july 2018: riley pearce, if i knew
Australian singer songwriter, Riley Pearce, releases new single ‘If I Knew’. It will be followed by his new EP ‘Eastbound’ on August 3, in the midst of a series of European tour dates.
Riley Said: “I wrote this song about my relationship with time but written as if time were a person. I know i'm still young but as I go through life and things start changing around me it becomes evident that some things happen for the last time and you don't event realise until it's over."
july 2018: arle & l'tric, feel it
Fast rising producer ARLE has teamed up with fellow Melbourne producer L'Tric for a stunning partnership with new track ‘Feel It’.
ARLE’s contribution is hefty with him contributing to the production as well as delivering the track’s stirring vocals. ‘Feel It’ builds anticipation, based around that intense feeling of connection you create with a partner on the dance floor.
july 2018: ZOSIA, fading in
ZOSIA's new track ‘Fading In’ which will feature on Get Physical’s ‘Words Don’t Come Easy Pt. 6’ compilation album, following on August 3.
‘Fading In’ is a deep and dubby lullaby, which is perfect for the seemingly endless building heat of the summer!
july 2018: tiggi hawke, remedy
Following on from her recent smash hit ‘Dangerous Behaviour’ with Dutch DJ powerhouse Mike Mago, electro pop darling Tiggi Hawke is back with her brand new track ‘Remedy’. Teaming up with Belgian DJ’s and Producers Cowens Brothers to deliver the sound of Summer 2018.
‘Remedy’ is packed with infectious beats and strong hooks whilst being seamlessly underpinned by Tiggi’s flawless vocals. It is a summer anthem guaranteed to be dominating airwaves, dance floors and streaming services over the coming months.
july 2018: FUTURECLUB, Next Dollar
London based producer FUTURECLUB reveals his debut single ‘Next Dollar’. The single showcases FUTURECLUB’s trademark sound. FUTURECLUB co-wrote the song with artist Pepper Rose, who also provides the vocals.
FUTURECLUB is the alias of Noel Wayne. Originally from Leeds, he is an artist and producer who has worked behind the scenes on artists including The Vamps, Matoma and recently Alex Ross. ‘Next Dollar’ marks the beginning of his new solo project, with more new music planned to be released over the summer.
july 2018: watergate 24 ep
Today sees the release of the Watergate 24 EP, a collection of Jimi Jules collaborations, remixes and edits! Starting off with a collaboration with Jules and Jesaya +4 BPM edit of heavyweights Âme -119 BPM followed up by Jimi Jules and Domenico Feraari's ‘Parkuhr’.
Changing gears, Jules takes a dive into the past on his remix of Ego Pusher's ‘Flake’. For the final cut of the EP, Jimi takes us back to a place we seem to know him best on his remix of Ed Ed and Petja Virikko's ‘Sundroina feat Jinadu’.
JULY 2018: THE PHAT LADY SINGS, HEY BOY
Songwriting collective The Phat Lady Sings have revealed their brand new track, the sun-drenched summer jam ‘Hey Boy’.
‘Hey Boy’ is the ultimate statement of what TPLS stand for. The song sees them move away from their house roots and into more laid-back territory. The afro-beats, crafted by producer Nutty P, forming the perfect tropical base for a sweet and soulful vocal, delivered by Bobbie Gordon.
july 2018: emergency tiara, oh mama dear
Off the back of her show-stopping performance at New York’s ‘Pride Fest’ last weekend, Emergency Tiara announces the release of her brand new single ‘Oh Mama Dear’ on July 6.
Showcasing her signature, vintage-inspired sound, the single is an instant feel-good classic. With the addition of darkened lyrics containing topics of family and hurt it makes for a perfect contrast to it’s poppy musicality as it sits alongside a black and white video of her live performance.
june 2018: bruno martini, the cure ep
Brazilian electronic artist Bruno Martini releases his debut EP ‘The Cure’. The EP features five brand new tracks, including the lead single ‘The Cure’ - a collaboration between Bruno and fellow artists Olly Hence and Paul Aiden.
Bruno Martini has very quickly moved up the ranks in global electronic music, having achieved over half a billion Spotify streams, at the age of just 25. The producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ made a mark with his first worldwide hit ‘Hear Me Now’, which broke all the records for a Brazilian production
june 2018: art bastian, animal remixes
Art Bastian reveals a combination of remixes for his debut single 'Animal' from Parx 1, Jay Robinson, Rare Candy Sebastian Pérez and BK298.
Art Bastian is a new artist project centred around the vision of an already established songwriter and producer to champion up and coming artists. Having worked behind the scenes for some of the biggest names in music already, the mysterious artist is stepping only slightly out of the shadows, to release a slew of tracks under his new adopted moniker. The name represents how the new project will bring together up and coming artists and musicians, Art Bastian being the creative and curative force behind each single.
june 2018: jimi jules, midnight juggernaut ep
Jimi Jules delivers an exclusive EP via Berlin's Watergate Recordings, the first of two is ‘Midnight Juggernaut’ where Jules’ studio prowess is on full display with three stellar originals including a remix from the mighty Recondite.
Jimi’s ‘Abandoned Soul’ original starts the EP and is equal parts moody as it is groovy as classic 303 acid fuses with Jules’ post modern drum programming resulting in a smooth, yet energetic ride into the shimmering corners of dance floor euphoria. Recondite steps up and delivers a beautiful rework of ‘Abandoned Soul’ in true Recondite fashion keeping all the original parts in tact while incorporating the lush melodic progressions he is so well known for.
june 2018: tash sultana, salvation
Multi-instrumentalist and global wunderkind, Tash Sultana, releases the first new music for 2018 with ‘Salvation’. This will be followed by the highly anticipated album ‘Flow State’ released August 31.
Tash - “I wrote Salvation when I realised I could be better than the things that I'd done in my past that I regret. That I am the creator of my own narrative and can always continue to grow and move forward into being a better person and can always make better decisions, that it's okay to accept you've fucked up from time to time.”
june 2018: cara hammond, how i feel
British 21 year old artist Cara Hammond has released her brand new song, ‘How I Feel’. The track is the first in a tetralogy to be released prior to the launch of her new EP ‘Nice Girl’, in Autumn.
“How I Feel is a very relatable song about love, loss and nostalgia,” explains Cara “I think the track picks up on those little details and memories which are present in all types of relationships, making it a very powerful song.”
june 2018: elley duhé, lost my mind
Rising US singer and songwriter Elley Duhé releases t he first single, ‘LOST MY MIND’ from her forthcoming debut EP.
Elley says: “‘Lost My Mind’ is about human connection. In the song, I’m pleading to the outside world and people in my life to not abandon me or think less of me because I may be going through a dark period. The point I’m trying to get across in the song is that something as simple as having compassion for someone is important even if you don’t understand what they’re going through.”
june 2018: kato, motions
Following the massive success of his collaboration with Sigala ‘Show You Love’, platinum selling Danish producer KATO reveals his brand new single, the summer-ready anthem ‘Motions’.
KATO said: "The break from releasing songs since 'Show You Love' has been a bit too long, but instead of just sending out whatever new song I come up with each month, I wanted to wait until I had something special; As soon as I cracked the theme for this single, I knew it was the one."
JUNE 2018: CAITLIN MACNAMARA, NEVER RAINS
London based singer Caitlin McNamara reveals her hot new track, the future-garage tune ‘Never Rains’.
‘Never Rains’ showcases Cailtin’s soulful vocals alongside production from Operator S - the track
combines old-school garage sounds with a future-facing vibe.
june 2018: chaney, Dixons (chaney refix and dave angel remix)
UK producer and hero of Swindon, CHANEY drops two remixes of his latest single ‘Dixons’. Along with his own acid-flecked refix, UK Techno legend Dave Angel delivers a chunky house version primed for the dance floor.
On the surface, the song might be an ode to one of Britain’s forgotten High Street icons; but under the dancefloor-friendly facade, it’s a lament to the perils of small-town suburban claustrophobia.
JUNE 2018: BAKERMAT, DO YOUR THING
After the release of his first track 'Lion' last week, Dutch DJ and producer Bakermat reveals his second single 'Do Your Thing' June 8th.
Stepping out of the spotlight, Bakermat locked himself away with a collection of his most inspiring and diverse influential records to date and completely reinvented the Bakermat sound. The resulting new music is the funkiest he has produced to date, with an eclectic array of audible cue points. Essentially, at the heart of both of these tracks, is a sense of pure fun.
June 2018: UTC ft. ANGIE, BLAME IT ON MY BODY
Universe and The Citizen (UTC) reveals his debut single ‘Blame it On My Body’ featuring Angie. The song blends 80s inspired synths with Angie’s smooth and soulful vocal, showcasing the pure class of UTC’s electronic production.
Angie said: "'Blame It On My Body is a song about female empowerment and embracing the modern day woman, her attitudes towards sex and switching the roles.”
june 2018: bakermat, lion
Bakermat's first new track 'Lion' has been released via Be Yourself/Sony Music on the 1st of June.
"Lion is a product of experimentation, time and unfiltered fun. I wanted to go back to the roots, and take my time to produce music that's fresh, isn't out there yet and diverse. The track isn't particularly mainstream, but also not underground. It's for people that want to hear something new and interesting, but still want to have a feel good vibe to it."
JUNE 2018: emergency tiara, a good day
Emergency Tiara kicks off the summer season with her brand new song ‘It’s a Good Day’. Showcasing her signature, vintage-inspired sound, the single is an instant feel-good classic.
Fresh off the back of a series of UK tour dates, Emergency Tiara is the New York based artist you need to get to know. Fronted by Juri, the lead singer, queen, curator and ringleader extraordinaire to the Emergency Tiara kingdom. In Juri’s kingdom, everyone can feel like royalty in an instant - through her unique and intriguing pop sounds, ranging from sultry soul to rampaging swing anthems - taking in everything from French noir to J-Pop in between.
June 2018: royale avenue, the rhythm is you
Parisian electronic three piece ROYALE AVENUE release their debut single ‘The Rhythm Is You’ via Danish label Disco:Wax.
ROYALE AVENUE said “For our debut release, we just made the music we love, combining elements that don't necessarily go together. Twisted, classic-sounding soulful vocals and vintage sounds merged with an electro french-touch infused beat; old elements infused with modern production. We always try to mix different worlds together. Ultimately it all comes down to the song for us - and we hope it’s something people will connect with”