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Made In Heights – Pop It In 2

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Male-female artist duo Made in Heights, who recently hit B3SCI pages for their sultry superbly animated track “Slow Burn”, continue to excel at making catchy atmospheric electro-pop on their gorgeous flippant-vocaled synth-stylized new track “Pop It In 2”; which creatively combines the duo’s artistic penchant for mixing stellar vocals (both members sing) and a big-beat enhanced pop sound. Fresh fun-loving dance-based pop track “Pop It In 2” is off the recently released Made In Heights’ full-length album Without My Enemy What Would I Do. Reviewed by Erin Shay

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05-28-15

M.I.L.K. – If We Want To

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Danish band M.I.L.K. make their online debut with the dreamy and soulful “If We Want To”. Built on warm, spiraling, summer synth pads, and a breezy horn-hook, “If We Want To” marks a strong debut from this Copenhagen-based collective.

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05-27-15

Gelka – Million Nights (Synkro Remix)

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Synkro is the UK electronic producer who we featured back in April for his darkly dramatic Lyves collaboration “Body Close”. On his newest release “Million Nights” (which is a remix of the Phoenix Pearl-vocaled track from Hungarian electronic duo Gelka), Synkro fashions a brilliant down-tempo weave of hazy tranced-out male vocals, delicate trap-based beats and a memorizing deep-bass under-layer atmospheric vibe that stays true to his soulful, delicately emotive production style and signature subtle instrumental verve. Synkro’s new beautiful remix of “Million Nights” is available now on Gelka’s “Million Nights” EP which features remixes of the same track from the perspective of other artists. Check it out. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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05-27-15

Drake – On a Wave (Feat. Tinashe)

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The genre of “Drake leak” is at a volume peak right now as the ramp up to Aubrey’s Views From the 6 LP is in full motion. The Tinashe-assisted “On a Wave” follows Beyonce-collab “Can I” in a simiarly styled latter-days “40” minimalist feel. A simple melange of piano and a four bar synth figure carry much of the track’s instrumental weight while D & T rhyme poetic on the subject “my schedule is busy”. “On a Wave” is great and probably our favorite of the post-Nothing Was the Same Drake tracks. If you’re not into Drake, we can’t be friends.

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05-27-15

Keyes – Veins

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Warwickshire 18-year old and recent Hand in Hive-signee Keyes releases an expertly constructed and standout debut in the form of the perfect pop of “Veins”.

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05-27-15

Tinashe – 2 On (MORRT Remix)

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Zone out to the brightly simmering trance-y style of UK producer Morrt, also known as Josh Mortimer, on his cheery video-game accented remix of Tinashe’s too-hot-to-trot track “2-on”. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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05-27-15

Emmi – My Kinda Swag

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Born in Devon UK but raised in Australia, Emmi, already a known commodity within the industry after working on the writing of tracks for Little Nikki and Leona Lewis makes her online debut with first original track “My Kinda Swag”. Operating in channel firmly anchored to 90’s R&B (think Aaliyah and Mary J. Blige), Emmi ably adds a modern and personal spin on that sound with the fresh “My Kinda Swag”.

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05-27-15

Kartell – Attracted

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Tours-born Paris-based house producer Kartell is best known for his stylish nu-disco/R&B production accents, steadfast efforts to revitalize the French Touch electronica scene and for his 2014 smash hit remix of Karma Kid’s exceptional track “Like I’m on Fire”. To our delight Kartell just released the second single off his upcoming “Tender Games” EP a supremely sultry and melodic, beat-expansive deep house original entitled “Attracted” which is out via Kartell’s own Roche Musique on June 1st. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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05-27-15

Man of Moon – The Road

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Scottish band Man of Moon will release “The Road” through UK label Melodic Records on July 17. “The Road” as a track is simply excellent where percussive but economical muted guitars create the ballast for a controlled chaos of riffing and hypnotic groove in constant motion. Well done.

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05-27-15

Frances – Grow

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UK songwriter newcomer Frances will release her debut EP through Communion Music in July. The vocally stunning, outstandingly honest and emotive “Grow” is the EP’s debut track and we love it. Stream “Grow” below and look for a lot more from Frances very very soon.

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05-26-15

I’lls – Let Me Have Just One

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I’lls (pronounced like isles) are a three piece from Melbourne AU which includes KLO’s Simon Lam. “Let Me Have Just One” is the first single from the Australian band’s “Can I Go With You To Go Back To My Country” EP and neatly blends the last 20 years or so of underground UK bass music with far-off synth textures and cooly distant but still very melodic vocals. We like it.

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05-26-15

Savannah Outen – Boys

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Sample the pinpoint perfect pop of “Boys” (the track was written by Eman and Jon Redwine, the team behind Tinashe’s “2 On”) by pop newcomer Savannah. A star already on Youtube (Savannah has over 600k subscribers on the site), “Boys” is Ms. Outen’s first wide release of original material.

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05-26-15