The charismatic sound of Love Asylum reaches poetically provocative new heights, as the long-time duo introduce their first single of 2024.
The concept is both simple and complex, not unchartered territory in song or reality anymore, but this realism and fear ties in with freshly posed questions like ‘What does it mean to be free in a world controlled by algorithms?’
DFG June brings blissfully soulful RnB vocals and fast-flowing lyrical reflections to immersive sound-design and a bass-led groove, for the intoxicating new single Sexual Privilege.
Releasing in collaboration with Fly National and Popmfs label, Up Dare brings retro synths, keys and colour to the current scene, along with a gritty yet addictively rhythmic vocal flow that naturally gifts things an earworm aspect.
Scott Kirby has always impressed, always been worthy of a pause – stand back and enjoy the music in every case. With So Many Ways, it appears that those qualities, and all we’ve come to love about the authenticity and heart of his music, reaches intense new heights.
Hypnotic production and distant vocals instantly present an enchanting, retro realm of sound, as Joanna Adamiak crafts her latest synth-pop exploration Let Go.
Pairing electric guitar and programmed drums with reverb-soaked vocals and poetic images of a ‘wild village, unruly town’, New York Sound is subtle, even minimalist, yet still creates an immersive vastness in its melodic and rhythmic embrace.
Building up from colourful beginnings through soul-pop and electro verses to the ultimate looping of that central phrase, Nice Things gathers momentum like a classic summer anthem, blurring the lines between electro-pop and EDM with grace and intention.
The instantly catchy All I Want brings through a multi-layered array of retro synths and keys, alongside an admittedly Taylor Swift-like vocal tone, and is quick to assert itself with a uniquely meandering melody.
Fragments of voice and melody light up the outer edges of this relentless and euphoric rhythm, distortion playing its part for that wholly enveloping power of sound, and structure too weighing in for a crucial dynamic; which helps shine light on the unique nuances of Robot Sunrise all the more so.
The piece does in fact brilliantly underline the implications of its title, taking the listener along on this whisper in the wind – to feel both the unrelenting speed and stillness of nature all at once.
There’s almost a touch of irony in the nostalgic presentation of this otherwise contemporary exploration of concept. The very thought of the GOAT is undoubtedly a modern day reference, but the yesteryear production and confident melodic stylings of this release draw focus to anything but the current sound of the scene.