Leo Islo – Golden Grave

Initially reminding me of ‘Walking with Elephants’ before launching into a Jamie xx inspired chill-house record, ‘Golden Grave’ pushes buttons. Leo Islo is Portland-based producer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Matt Pahler, born in Chile before moving to the USA. As influences go, the list hits a certain spot, including Jai Paul, Toro Y Moi, Caribou and … Continue reading

MASHUP MONDAYS: ZAYN vs. Lana Del Rey – Money Power Pillowtalk (Carlos Serrano Mix)

It’s been ages since we posted a mashup but as soon as we heard Carlos Serrano was back at it again there was little holding us back! This time, Serrano mixes the vocals from Zayn Malik’s ‘Pillowtalk’ (a personal guilty pleasure) with ‘Money Power Glory’, a 2014 release from Lana Del Rey. In his own … Continue reading

Skogsrå – Out Of Time

If summery indie dance is your thing, ‘Out Of Time’ should be right down your street. With something of an Ok Go vibe, Skogsra brings indie disco to the forefront in this fun pop release. Listen below.  

argonaut&wasp – Always

Though ‘Always’ is very much it’s own tune, you can hear the influences loud and clear. At first Pet Shop Boys springs to mind before the chorus kicks in and  argonaut&wasp change tack. The band, hailing from Brooklyn, call it dance pop, with their other output screaming of Chromeo, Simian and other similar sounds. Definitely … Continue reading

Kevin Garrett – Where Are Ü Now

Something a little different with this stripped back, darkened soul cover of Beiber’s ‘Where Are Ü Now’. If you’re looking for mellow pop, you’ve hit the right spot. Garrett, from Brooklyn, is signed to RocNation and has been performing for a number of years. His first single, ‘Coloring’, was released just under a year ago, … Continue reading

Tom Misch and Jordan Rakei – Valley

After the magical Beat Tape 2 last year and string of follow up streams on soundcloud, every release from Tom Misch is a joy to behold with effortlessly cool production, infectious hip-hop lounge vibes and fantastic composition. You wouldn’t believe it, but ‘Valley’ was written, performed, recorded and mixed in just one day, part of … Continue reading