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Lucian – Forever (Feat. Remmi)

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Lucian has been wowing fans with remixes for a long time, and almost a year after a previous Remmi collaboration, the New York based producer has again linked up with Remmi for another dream team performance in “Forever”, the first single off of the upcoming EP.

From the first second of “Forever”, Remmi (who you’ve heard here before) gives Lucian’s instrumental an ideal vocal companion to rock with, and by the time you’ve even processed the catchiness of Remmi’s vocals, Lucian’s wave of synth-heavy showmanship grabs your attention with just as many marks in authority as those chilled vocals receive in mesmerization. I never knew I could like such brisk changes in feel as much as I did in this track, but the way Remmi lulls the listener to sleep before Lucian hits them over the head with a barrage of sound works just that well.

Check out “Forever” here!

-Kyle Copier

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Best New Songs of April 2016

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Life can change in a blink of an eye. It’s astounding, really. One day you’re living a certain way, and then your life took a complete 180 degree turn, hopefully for the better. People will come. People will go. Shit happens, but we evolve. We adapt to what’s thrown our way. The one constant we have is music. Check out Best of April below. Go out and try something new in May, and see you back in a month. Thanks for reading!

Download Best New Songs of April 2016

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Roosevelt – Colours

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We aren’t constantly hearing about big music names from Germany, so it’s crucial that German artists really bring it when they’re getting their name out to the world. Germany has some gems and Roosevelt is on his way to making that clear. Roosevelt is the moniker of Cologne, Germany-based producer Marius Lauber, who’s prepping to release his debut album in August. “Colours” is a total dance track with some slight 80s vibes and comparable to the sounds of another funky band, Friendly Fires. So basically, if you’re craving indie-rock sprinkled with electronic, this will be your next obsession. Check out “Colours” below and keep an eye out for the self-titled debut from Roosevelt, out at the end of the summer.


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Youngr – Out Of My System

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For those of you graduating soon, sizing up finding a job and the like, and looking to have a good time before you have to learn about the real world, Youngr’s new track “Out Of My System” is the perfect backing song for your “trip with friends to some other country” montage video. Or anything else, really.

Glowing synths open up an electro pop beat bursting with whirring sounds and deep bass where Youngr finds himself reflecting on the time he has to live the fun parts of life before he has to “go buy a shirt and tie”. Mellow vocals support the tone of the record which at times comes across as a conversation in Youngr’s own head and becomes a wise bit of advice to those in his similar situation. Where “Out Of My System” really works is in the way the vocals stay within the confines of the beat. There are no forced “big” vocal moments on the track, only methodical sound choices that fit perfectly together with the overall record. In the end, all that remains are spot on vocals, an attention grabbing beat, and a push of the replay button.

Listen to “Out Of My System” here:

 

-Kyle Copier

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Bo Rocha – Hold My Gaze

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Bo Rocha had heads turning last year with her slick track “Tangerine Flake” and now she’s returned with another smooth tune. “Hold My Gaze” is more of a slow jam, but it definitely doesn’t lack any of the edginess that we saw with “Tangerine Flake”. Although her debut track definitely had hints of Lana Del Rey influence, she makes it clear that she is capable of much more than that particular sound. “Hold My Gaze” is another dimension of what Bo Rocha can do. There’s a fusion of power and tenderness within the track which makes it especially gorgeous. Bo Rocha doesn’t just make pop, she makes pop with feeling and rawness.

Check out Bo Rocha’s latest piece of art, “Hold My Gaze”, below and keep an eye out for more from this London-based gem.


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Tokyo Police Club – Please Don’t Let Me Down

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For many indie-rock fans, Tokyo Police Club is a household name. They’ve been making albums for what seems like forever now (aka 10+ years), but they seem to only be beginning. It’s been two years since their electric album Forcefield and it’s time for a taste of something new. Luckily Tokyo Police Club has been brewing up new music and it’s officially out to the world. Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness: Part One is their new EP, released last week, and it’s got quite the spark. One of the standout tracks is “Please Don’t Let Me Down”, with its rock energy and signature TPC quirkiness. There are no crazy bells and whistles, just a pure indie-rock jam that’ll get people dancing around to its catchiness. Check out that tune below and get a taste of the rest of the EP at Tokyo Police Club’s soundcloud page (which you can find by clicking the track below!)


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Nic Hanson – Rain

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I came across this feel-good track the other day by Nic Hanson called “Rain.” It’s got elements of Mayer Hawthorne, Robin Thicke, and Raphael Saadiq with a pop-infused soul vibe.

When I asked Nic Hanson what he had to say about the track, he touched on the track’s inspiration and the benefits of being a creative, independent artist:

“Rain” is like the stuff that plays in my head all the time. I love that vibe and grooviness that came with 90′s R&B but I like the heaviness of today’s music. I like to leave a raw sound – a kind of imperfection – on my songs. I feel that people like me have a tendency to wait too long, THINKING about the right time to do something, wanting everything to line up perfectly. I’m tired of waiting and thinking about creating my art. I just want to create more. I just wanna DO it. That to me is one of the beauties of being an independent artist, having the ability to move at any pace you want.

There’s a huge amount of demand for this type of drive and vibe today, so Nic Hanson may have a bright future ahead of him. He’s worth putting on your radar.

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Daniel Peterson – The Velvet Rope

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Love can be frustrating sometimes. There’s no way around it.  That’s the picture Daniel Peterson is trying to paint with “The Velvet Rope.” A stylish-warm blooded pop tune showcasing the hardships of a relationship. This is the first preview to his debut album, Welcome To My House, Bumblebee.

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Freaks In Love – When We Get High

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This is great. A group that is husband and wife. I love it. Liberty Valentine and Random Stoddard are the members of the ironically titled group, Freaks In Love. “When We Get High” serves as the first single off of a 4 track EP, Yee Yaa. Combining 80′s styn pop, and “relaxed” folk, Freaks In Love create a ballad of sorts with all kinds of twists and turns. This is epic.

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PUSHER ft. Mothica – Clear

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Here’s the first single from PUSHER’s forthcoming EP. PUSHER describes his style as “neon” as he recruits Brooklyn singer Mothica for this bouncy pop tune that will be sure get you moving. Be on the lookout for more from him as we get closer to summer. In the meanwhile, throw “Clear” on repeat.

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The Knocks ft. Walk The Moon – Best For Last (PINEO & LOEB Remix)

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PINEO & LOEB are absolutely on point with this fuego remix to The Knocks & Walk The Moon collab, “Best For Last”. Don’t you just love when artists go and create something great, and then someone else takes that greatness, and makes it magical? I do. You should too.

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Opia – Falling (Wheathin Redo)

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Weathin takes a jab at Opia’s “Falling” to give it his own little touch. This young talent has been making waves on the internet, as well as, heading to Coachella with Louis The Child. “Falling” was already dope, and this redo holds its own. Keep in mind, this guy is only 16. Let that sink in. Crazy talent for that age.

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