[Audio] IYES’ ‘Toys’



Late last week Brighton based ElectroPop duo IYES unveiled yet another new tune. Following hot on the heels of March’s Breathe come this new track. Still in it’s demo form Toys sees the dark R&B sound infused with a brushing of plucked guitar to further fill out their intoxicating musical swirl.

Toys, musically, borrows heavily from Dub, with echoing purcussion and a heavy heavy bassline, and brings those elements to a nice post-Chillwave setting. This is modern Pop music it it’s most intelligent. The vocal hooks in this track are pure Pop gold, but set to a heady concoction of intricately constructed musical elements that range from to Deep House to ChipTune and polished with an otherworldly vibe that let you just sink into it.

♫ IYES – Toys (Demo.)

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[Audio] King Deco’s ‘Ocean’



Out soon is the début EP, Tigris, from new New York based artist King Deco. A nexus for Future R&B, Chillwave and avant guarde ElectroPop, King Deco is about to release an ambitious record, but one she seems to nail quite comfortably. The highlight of the Brooklyn based Jordanian’s EP is the electronic Pop dream that is Ocean. Wade in.

It’s hard to pinpoint what our favourite element of King Deco’s Ocean is. It’s a toss up between King Deco’s effortlessly beautiful voice or the ghostly electronic beats. Fittingly for a track called Ocean, the synths seem to swim around the track. There’s a very fluid feels to the swirls of rich pads and hazy melodies. A slight Industrial purcussion set injects the track with an icy edge that is tempered only by Kind Deco’s mesmerising vocals. An impressive start.

♫ King Deco – Ocean (Prod. Ryland Blackinton And One Love)

King Deco’s Tigris EP is out this week.

Check out more from King Deco on SoundCloud.

[Download] BeatLoaf’s ‘Saint’



Fancy seven minutes of intricate and ecclectic Dance music? Well look no further, here’s a new one from Detroit producer BeatLoaf. We last saw BeatLoaf reMixing our very own beaumont’s Vampire, and he;s keeping up the good work with this genre spanning electronic epic.

Saint eases you in gently with warm tones and gradually evolving melodies. When the track kicks-in you’re treated to a symphony of meticulously crated rhythms, an appealing House bassline and undulating R&B vocals that work together to deliver an involving synthetic dream. Half dark and moody, half playful and carnival-like, Saint is both an interesting listening experience and a shuffling dancefloor mover. Good stuff.

BeatLoaf – Saint

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[Mixtape] Alison Valentine’s ‘Valentine’s Day Mix’


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Alison Valentine – Valentine’s Day Mix = So, Ally V threw a party on Valentine’s Day, and here’s that party’s mixtape. V-Day might be gone now, but this selection of classic love cuts’ll get you back in the mood.

Alison Valentine – Valentine’s Day Mix

The tracklist:
01. Mickey Mouse Holiday Special, Valentine’s Day 1989
02. Sleepy Brown (Feat. Outkast) – I Can’t Wait
03. Mariah Carey – Fantasy (reMix)
04. Big Punisher – Still Not A Player
05. Lil’ Kim – Crush On You
06. Ariana Grande – Baby I
07. Jeremih – 733 Love (Cashmere Cat Edit)
08. Ciara – Body Party (Summer Occasion reMix)
09. Wale (Feat. Miguel) – Lotus Flower Bomb
10. Kendrick Lamar (Feat. Drake) – Poetic Justice
11. Breakbot (Feat. Irfane)  – Make You Mine
12. Alison Valentine – Curious (Chrome Sparks Disco reMix)

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[Audio] Starsmith’s ‘Be Me Love’



Fresh from producing the new single by Py, one of Britain’s finest ElectroPop masterminds Starsmith today premières his brand new solo single. It’s been a while since Starsmith’s last single, Clockwork and this new one; Be My Love, due out next month, has the vibe of a man who’s been holed up producing perfect Pop.

Featuring the voice of South London soul singer Tawiah, Be My Love combines growling, moody synths with a passionate vocal performance into one swirling whole. Whilst the whole affair is a mature, complex Pop song, there still a hint of the hands-in-the-air dance tracks Starsmith’s solo career has brought forth so far in the luscious chorus riff. An rich and decadent tune that demands repeated listening.

♫ Starsmith (Feat. Tawiah) – Be My Love

Starsmith’s Be Me Love is released 10th March.

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[Video] Cashmere Cat’s ‘Wedding Bells’


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This is the new video from Norwegian electronic producer Cashmere Cat. The track is Wedding Bells, an impressive and enchanting tune that visits House, R&B, Chillwave and Trap on it’s beautiful journey.

Directed by Peter Marsden, the clip is a perfect recreation of every indie-flick trailer you’ve ever seen.

Cashmere Cat’s Wedding Bells is out this week.

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[Video] Years & Years’ ‘Real’


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Here’s the video for London ElectroPoppers Years & YearsReal. Out later this month on Kitsuné Music and full of smooth, emotional, electronic vibes.

Robert Francis Müller directs the clip, which stars British actor Ben Whishaw and some disorienting dancing.

Years & Years’ Real is released 17th February.

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[Audio] Years & Years’ ‘Real’



The latest release from Kitsuné Music’s low key future-stars Years & Years is out next month. The follow up to their Traps single of late last summer, Real is set to be another critically acclaimed release from this London based three (cut down from five) piece. With a little studio magic from much hyped upcoming producer Lxury, these guys have crafted quite a unique, soulful, House/ElectroPop sound for themselves.

Distinctly British, and utterly compelling, Real is one of those track you just have to listen to a few times. Sitting in that particularly London place where UK House, Garage and R&B meet ElectroPop, Years & Years serve up a platter of warm, bassy synths and shuffling rhythms that coalesce into a backing for frontman Olly Alexander’s heartfelt and distant vocal. Try not clapping along, we dare you.

♫ Years & Years – Real

Years & Years’ Real is released 17th February.

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[Audio] Falcone’s ‘Are You That Somebody?’



Who’s Falcone then; I hear you ask? Well boys and girls, it’s the new alter-ego of our good friend Aaron Alexis who, for reasons that are either obvious to your or aren’t, has decided to claim himself a shiny new name and kick on with the majestic ElectroPop offerings. And it is quite a shiny new name too, one that matches the big dramatic sounds the man makes. The first of those theatrical Pop tunes id a cover of Aaliyah’s Are You That Somebody?

We’d suggest you sit yourself somewhere comfortable and grab your headphones for this one. Aaron whips up a pulsating, enigmatic tune loaded with cinematic piano a relentless march of snares. Co-produced with She’s The Queen’s Drew, this is one of those tracks to give you goosebumps as Aaron’s powerful coon cuts through the mix, finding it’s place amongst piercing arpeggios and ominous synths. It;s got a nice funk to it too.

♫ Falcone – Are You That Somebody? (Aaliyah Cover)

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[Video] Avan Lava’s ‘So F*kt Up’


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Brooklyn resident, Keljet collaborator and one half of Ayer, Avan Lava’s new single, So F*kt Up, is released next month. A noisy, bass heavy, synth twisting, future R&B crooner.

Here’s the official video, directed Cody Critcheloe, a delirious party chronicle.

Avan Lava’s So F*kt Up is released 3rd December.

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