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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We focus on London today and fortunately it’s not for general election reasons.  We have two soulful electronic slices from the capital which certainly get our vote. Check them out! Hugh – “Go” While Hugh is a four-piece, it’s the duel vocalists Joshua Idehen and Izzy Brooks who get the attention in the video for new single, “Go”.  Flitting between […]

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Our twofers are coming around quickly.  Today’s pairing differ both in terms of genre and geography but are united in their necessity to be embraced by your ears. Embrace them why don’t you? White Room – “Take me away” Brighton five-piece, White Room have just released a double A-side single in advance of the summer […]

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This might be the only review that talks about discovering an album called Neverland without using the title of a 2004 Johnny Depp film in its headline.  We could also have mentioned it with a knowing wink if we were to take literally the journey Sportsman (real name Per Magnusson) took in revisiting his past to produce an […]

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It can be disappointing when your choice in the ‘best album’ of any artist is the obvious one.  We often like to justify to others why an album with flaws is better than one that is too perfect.  In the case of Exodus however, it is hard to begrudge its status as best Bob Marley […]

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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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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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LA garage/punk trio TEST have dropped their deubt LP  BRAIN IN / BRAIN OUT – a collection of gritty, hard-hitting tracks that seem to explode out of your headphones while you’re listening. They’ve been described as a combination of brit rock & 70s punk – somewhat reminiscent of The Hives or The Clash – or […]

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It’s well and truly summer and as the next few weeks stretch out before us like the expansive green field of our youth it’s time for another show and a brand new guest mix. This month The Jupiter Room is made-up to welcome Thomas Nod aka Node into the fold and he has put together an extraordinary […]

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How was July for you? Thirty one days gone in a flash…  In seconds actually.  Just over 5 million of them.  But it’s the same every July of course.  The beginning of the end of the year…  In music writing terms it’s the beginning of preparation for the end of year polls, the ‘Album of […]

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There’s been such a lack of innovation in guitar music recently that the chances of anything really making you sit up and take notice get increasingly rarer.  This debut song from The Breaks does have echoes of several influences but they are all combined to create something that is refreshingly instant, vital and memorable. “Honey” is […]

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Can ‘future soul’ still be a genre if it has been around for a while?  While you ponder that question we bring you two new songs which take elements of the genre but both sound completely different from each other. Iris Lune – Sewing Skylines to Shores With a song title that Kate Bush wishes she […]

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So I’ve been let loose on another Two for Thursday and rather than looking forwards I’m looking back (a bit). However these are two songs you’re going to want to chase up because they are perfect for mid-to-late summer; both being sweet cuts of psychedelic pop they compliment those somnolent, humid and hazy evenings of August. […]

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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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