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OTT warning: Whitesnake-style '80s hair metal balladry contained within.

Last year, Twin Shadow gave us a new track in the form of ‘Old Love/New Love‘ which was one of the best things George Lewis JR has done in a while (that second album isn’t great is it?) Well, on ‘To The Top’, he goes deep into Whitesnake-style ’80s hair metal balladry. It’s teetering so… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2014

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Roisin Murphy By Ami Barwell

The first track from her cover of Italian pop hits.

Róisín Murphy will release the Mi Senti EP on May 28th, a six-track collection of Italian pop songs, including five covers of classic pop hits from Italian singers and songwriters, and one original. ‘Ancora Tu’ is from that EP and is a cover of the Lucio Battisti original and finds Murphy is smooth dance diva… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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mnek

It's pronounced “Em-in-ee-kay” , emkay?

19 year-old 6ft 4″ Uzoechi Osisioma Emenik, MNEK, has been prolific of late as a co-songwriter and singer on tracks from some of the dance acts making a dent on the UK charts – from Rudimental to Little Mix to Gorgon City to Duke Dumont and A*M*E. Well here’s the kid’s chance to shine on… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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indiana

A near-future synth/electro pop hit.

Nottingham soul/pop singer Indiana is back with a new single on April 20th, her first single signing with Sony. A stream of it came out a couple of months ago and the track is being touted as a soon-to-be chart hit (thanks Shazam). Lots of support from BBC Radio One, Rinse FM on Youtube and… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2014

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little-dragon1

Zane Lowe premiered another brilliant track from Nabuma Rubberband.

Since seeing Little Dragon at Body & Soul just under two years ago, it was clear that the Swedish band had exceeded the parameters and musicianship of their recorded material. It’s something that’s been increasingly evident through the band’s showing of versatility: working with Big Boi, their new single ‘Klapp Klapp’ and now ‘Paris’, the… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2014

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devolutions

Your whistle song for the coming summer?

A sweet whistle-hook bright indie jam from the Boston band The Derevolutions. The band are Brett Boucher + Ana Karina and they appear to like making catchy happy music as you can hear in further evidence with the track ‘Automate Your Soul’ which sounds like The Go! Team doing something a bit more lo-fi. ‘Now… Read more »

Posted on April 8th, 2014

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erik tinashe

A Swedish/American brooding electro-pop collab.

Two upcoming artists, Swedish pop male Erik Hassle (who has written for Shakira) and American R&B singer Tinashe team up for a perfect synergy of both worlds with some horn-featuring hip-hop production and lyrics about a woman who is like alcohol. Totally worth the hassle.

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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Bright and poppy new track from Krell's forthcoming “What Is This Heart?” album.

Where his recent utterly-brilliant track ‘Words I Don’t Remember’ went for atmospheric R&B, Tom Krell’s new one ‘Repeat Pleasure’ has a more upbeat pop feel to it. It’s the second song from his “What Is This Heart?” album, announced today for release on June 20th by Weird World. The album was inspired by Prince, Lou… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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mapei

Watch the video for the R&B vocoder pop track from this Swedish/American singer.

‘Don’t Wait’, the debut single from American/Swedish singer Mapei which came out last year was supported by remixes featuring Chance The Rapper, Giraffage and Kingdom. The lady also appeared on Flying Lotus’ recent Ideas + Drafts + Loops mixtape. The video for the R&B vocoder pop track just dropped. Peek above.

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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