LA’s Former Faces has been slowly bubbling for months now…releasing dreamy, ambient sounds since late last year and capturing the hearts and ears of many. Their debut EP Swimming in Circles, released last Friday, June 2, is quite the musical spectacle. It weaves in and out of echoey soundscapes, teetering on the line of dreams […]

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This month The Jupiter Room welcomes Stephen James Buckley aka Polypores into the mix and he has served up an amazing mix of drone, ambience, hauntology and noise. However, this is no ordinary mix, it’s a journey, an experience like following one continual track that winds and wends its way into the dark forest of […]

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A couple of absolute belters for you today. Both great tunes, both from albums due for release and both created by two of the most exciting electronic producers plying their trade in the North West of England. Afternaut – “Glass” (from the album Balance out June 9th) Balance by Afternaut Afternaut is Adam Rowley a […]

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Berlin duo Toktok just released a new electro-techno track featuring Soffy O, plus two clubbier remixes by Housemeister, on their eponym label. Toktok have been part of the Berlin scene for quite a while. They had their Tresor debut in 1995 alongside Juan Atkins… Tresor, the other famous Berlin club besides Berghain, is still going and […]

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NYC has always been a hotbed of soul, and Miranda Glory – Tommy Boy Entertainment’s newest budding talent – is no exception. Her new single “Blue Eyes (feat. Matty Owens)” was just released, and it’s nothing short of a baby-making banger. Drawing influences from legends such as Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye, Miranda Glory is […]

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Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss have teamed up to create a record of pure Berlin-school bliss which pays homage to the past while remaining fresh and relevant. Crisp, interlocking patterns are modulated and mutated with mathematical precision into eight pieces of pristine, post-kosmische sounds to float away to. Recorded over two intense weeks in Berlin, Quaeschning and Schnauss – […]

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Picture Steve Gullick Alison Moyet has a new album out and it is a beautifully paced and realised symphony of melancholia and optimism. Other demonstrates Moyet’s ability to continually reinvent herself. She has harnessed the contemporary while bringing elements of trip-hop and the symphonic electronics of the late nineties/early 2000’s into her ninth studio album. It is […]

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Are we halfway through summer yet?  Nobody seems to know these days but this new song from Swimming Tapes is a welcome slice of summery indie as we found ourselves in mid-festival season. Jangly guitars and Californinan sun-kissed harmonies are at the heart of “Queen’s Parade”, the first single from the London five piece’s forthcoming […]

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LA’s Ships Have Sailed have a knack for creating uplifting music, and their latest effort “Up” is no exception. Today, we have the pleasure of premiering the band’s ‘Lo-Mix’ – a mellow & exposed version of the original track that really brings forth the power of the song’s lyrics. Vocalist Will Carpenter utters, “Stand up…stand […]

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How about some pounding European electro-pop with a funky twist for the weekend? REFS has got you covered with their latest track “Spotlight”. Duo Zachary Lipkins and vocalist Richard Saunders have finally followed up last single “Forever” (featured on HBO’s Girls) with a song filled with punchy, top notch production and soaring soulful vocals.  It’s a […]

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LA-based vocalist & producer Chaisley Lussier has dropped a stunner in the form of “Fast Love” – a sensual, 80s throwback-ish jam that touches on the heartache that comes along with unrequited love. The young talent has been through the ringer in the music industry, and has taken things into her own hands by independently […]

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UK singer-songwriter Annabel Allum has just released her second EP titled All That For What.  Note that the title has no question mark. [Not a note to myself]. She is not asking for your opinion but rather already knows the answer. These songs are passionate, vibrant, self-assured and defiant. If you want a little controlled, […]

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Parade Of Lights, the Los Angeles-based powerhouse electronic band, has a new single out, “Touch.” Known for combining heady synth-pop and epic stadium rock into a hook-filled alt-electro hybrid sound, the group first burst onto the scene with the release of their debut album, Feeling Electric, in 2015. “Touch” is the first new track from Parade […]

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NYC alt-R&B artist Kenneth Whalum has released his new album Broken Land, and it is truly a work of art. The accomplished musician is refining his craft after years of performing as a saxophone sideman for legendary artists like Jay-Z, Maxwell, Frank Ocean, D’Angelo, and others. He is also fresh off the recording of Jay-Z’s 4:44 […]

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We had guitars on Tuesday, now for a pairing of essential electronic pop from Australian producer, MUTO and Danish duo, AyOwA Enjoy!   MUTO ft Deutsch Duke – “Wildfire” 23 year old artist MUTO is gaining some heat and you can see why with his irresistible new single “Wildfire”.  Beginning with muffled electronic drums it goes […]

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LA continues to be a hotbed of tasty R&B music, and Vector Xing is no exception. The enigmatic solo artist just released his second single of the summer, entitled “Funeral.” The track was written as an homage to black lives lost during police-related shootings, and couldn’t have come at a more pertinent time within our […]

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There is always an element of fate and coincidence in the formation of any band or music project.  In the North West UK specifically, we’ve recently seen films Nowhere Boy and England is Mine depict the circumstances around key meetings in musical history and allow us to reflect happily on the existence of songs like […]

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Two more top-picks for you this week and they are nicely contrasting while still occupying the same rarefied space of electronics and atmosphere. Apollo is Joel Jasper, a Vancouver-based multi-instrumentalist and producer who is no newcomer to the music scene – his love of all things musical beginning when he first picked up a guitar at the […]

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Darkwave fans rejoice!  New music from Typeface has finally arrived. Recognized for their polished, anthemic sound with soaring choruses, Typeface doesn’t disappoint with their latest single “Someone Else”. Otto Piirilä (vocals), Ossi Oikari (guitars, backing vocals), Aku Oikari (drums), and Niilo Oikari (keyboards, bass) have once again joined forces with producer/musician Jaani Peuhu of Iconcrash to create this […]

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Here is a little story of how art and music meet science with Berlin-based duo Kovács/O’Doherty . After reading an open call from the LACMA, they submitted their idea of using audio from an abandoned, resurrected satellite that had been in orbit around the earth for the last half a century. Signal Tide would become a […]

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Tomorrow morning, Seattle psych/garage rock band Low Hums will release their new album Night Magic Wine on Union Zero. Today, we’ve been privileged with a sneak peek of the album, which can be streamed below. The 10-song effort was produced by the legendary Jack Endino, who was most notably behind the boards for Nirvana’s Bleach […]

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We’ve all had a celebrity crush. Or better yet, we’ve all crushed on someone like they were a celebrity. Thanks to Bryce Vine, that feeling has come to life in his new single “Drew Barrymore.” The track gives us the best parts of indie, R&B, and hip-hop – shifting back and forth between the three […]

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We are particularly excited to welcome Neil Grant aka Lo Five into the fold this month and he has constructed an achingly beautiful mix for us that plays with ambience, hauntology and delicate electronics. Neil’s instinct for melody is now well-known on the scene and here he constructs an hour-long mix that is as bright and […]

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September’s show sees not one but two guest mix contributors for your Autumnal delectation and the two mixes are nicely contrasting and wholly complimentary. Both DJ nonDom and J Mansfield  have demonstrated their unerring knack of creating mood and space throughout their respective mixes and have provided something new and fresh for this month’s show. Both […]

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I am just back from what is now my eleventh annual sojourn to the UK’s End of the Road festival, re-energised for music all over again. I love festivals. It is important to find the right one for you of course. They can be intimidating places depending on size, content and weather conditions, but there […]

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From the mind of DJ/producer Blue Stahli comes the 80s shout-out-loud experience we’ve all been needing in our lives. Enter his new moniker/project Sunset Neon, who released its new single “Tonight” today. The song is an in-your-face infectious VHS adventure that makes you want to hop in the car with David Hasseloff and relive Knight […]

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Seattle psych-pop outfit Spirit Award have dropped their fantastic, artistic new album Neverending via the folks at Union Zero – an emerging independent label force in the Pacific Northwest. The album is an indie kid’s dream come true – with eerie synth lines and fuzzy bass and haunting vocals soaring throughout. Fans of Wolf Parade, […]

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If you’re looking for something a little darker, something with spikier textures and flickering spectral pulses then this month’s guest mix contributor Andrew Bates is your man. Calling on all his experience of experimenting with electronics he has constructed a mix of such industrial magnitude that it is a propulsive ride through the badlands of heavy electronics, […]

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