And yet again an hour of toptunes and happy melodies. Thanks to all the artists for making this possible!
- 01. Monster Youth - Long Way To Go [Monster Youth]
- 02. Navelin - Daydream [Navelin distributed by Spinnup]
- 03. Promise and the Monster - Time of the Season [Bella Union]
- 04. New Pharaohs - Nothing Without You [New Pharaohs]
- 05. CRISTALLIN - Panta Rei [Cristallin]
- 06. Jona Sul - Full Fat [Southern Fried Records]
- 07. Prince Innocence - Manic [Strange Paradise Artist Mgmt]
- 08. Babyfather - Meditation [Hyperdub]
- 09. Esther Joy Lane - Quest For Her Master [Esther Joy Lane]
- 10. Liphemra - Did U Cry [Future Gods]
- 11. Louise Roam - Raptus [Sylvia Borel]
- 12. Hazy Mountains - Small Hours [Hazy Mountains]
- 13. Yndi Halda - Golden Threads from the Sun [Big Scary Monsters]
Monster Youth plays a mix of psychedelic and explosive garage rock. Within the noise they manage to preserve open spaces. Most important of all: frontman Zarkan Mehillab (aka Pauwel De Meyer) knows how to write a song.
After 25 Belgian shows in their first year they're now trying to invade the Netherlands, among other European countries. Their 1st LP "Lost Dream, Cool Fire" was released in october 2015 on Fons Records.
Lost Dream, Cool Fire (iTunes)
In the fall of 2012, Navelin started to come together as a band. With songwriting influences from indie-rock and the alternative-pop scene, they began developing their soundscapes.
Using a delicate atmospheric approach to guitars, alongside the cold harshness of vintage electronics, they set a backdrop against which they build a dark and intimate vision.
Formed and based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Navelin are Elin Johansson [vocals], Fredd Jakobsen [drums], Andy Colbert [guitars], Martin Lajsic [guitars] and Rasmus Lindblom [bass].
The interaction between these five unique voices, creates a beautiful mix of darkness and vulnerability, a solid and threatening foundation laid beneath Elin's fragile and naked vocals.
Side One - EP (iTunes)
Promise And The Monster
Promise and the Monster is the moniker of Billie Lindahl, a singer-songwriter from Uppsala/Stockholm, Sweden who has made her rounds in twee pop (Carmine St.) and post-rock (Shore for Shelters).
Feed the Fire (iTunes)
“Swirling melancholia that channels Stevie Nicks, cockney soul warbling which recalls Jack Peñate, and slow funk influenced by the Beatles, Bowie and Dylan” - The Guardian
“New Pharaohs have crafted a sound that’s completely immersive” - The Line Of Best Fit
Nothing Without You (iTunes)
Cristallin likes to explore the world and tries to explain it in his own music which you can describe as much as of Mount Kimbie, Jamie XX or other wavey artists and musicians like the big man Tycho. If you know some Up – and Downbeat stuff from that guy Tycho you will absolutely love Cristallin for the rest of your entire life. Life is exactly what Cristallin is about.
Panta Rei (iTunes)
Toronto's Prince Innocence—Josh McIntyre and Talvi Faustmann—might be best known for making sleek, minimalist synth-pop, but their music tastes are second to none, as evidenced by their DJ sets around the city and McIntyre's radio show on TRP.
Ahead of their upcoming self-released EP Easy Life out next month, they've shared an exclusive mix with us, featuring tracks by Barcelona-based producer Zora Jones, Dean Blunt's Babyfather project, Italian ambient pioneer Gigi Masin, Oneohtrix Point Never, and more.
"As sleek and sterile as an underground mall, this mix is for the heartbroken and empty, for that moment at the shitty condo after-party when you look around and everyone's skin looks green," says the duo. "It contains experimental, ambient and sad club music from around the world." - http://thump.vice.com
I Don't Care Manic (iTunes)
Esther Joy Lane
Newcomer Liv Marsico grew up playing drums at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and has sat in with a host of the city's most influential acts including Cold War Kids, Blonde Redhead and DIIV. But the desire to do more than keep time inspired her to embark on her experimental project, Liphemra, and compose and sing on the darkly charged track, "Did U Cry". "We scouted local competitive jump-rope teams and cast the girls from a one called The Foothill Force," says filmmaker Liza Mandelup of her second time collaborating with the musician. "If anything is worth documenting it's something that won't last forever, and I've always felt that way about adolescence – it's just a moment."
Did U Cry (iTunes)
Sur le vieux piano qui décore le salon Aurélie Mestres fait entendre ses premières notes de musique, elle a 5 ans.
Vingt ans plus tard, elle crée Louise Roam, le personnage de son projet solo.
Elle y donne à entendre une savante synthèse de sa vie déjà bien remplie. Deux décénies d'étude de violon, de guitare, de trombone et puis Steve Reich et Arnold Schönberg et enfin la rencontre de l'électro et des voyages.
De ses voyages, Aurélie puise l'inspiration et nous les raconte au moyen de sa musique.
Elle amorce le travail de ce premier EP, Raptus, au travers de paysages sonores (ses soundscapes comme elle aime à les nommer) et des rencontres qu'elle y fait.
Elle raporte récemment de Suède 4 titres: Raptus, Oppning, Solsken et The Walk.
Avec une grande honnêteté, elle livre ici un travail complet puisqu'elle a voulu en être: "l'auteure, la compositrice, l'interprète et la productrice".
Aujourd'hui Aurélie joue au coté de Saycet, sur scène elle en défend le troisième album ,et compose pour l'image et le théâtre.
Raptus EP (iTunes)
Yndi Halda (pronounced YIN-dee hal-DAR and stylised "yndi halda" in lower case) is a post-rock band from Canterbury, England. 'Yndi Halda' is Old Norse for "Enjoy Eternal Bliss", also the name of their self-titled debut. The band's music is characterized by expansive, cinematic pieces that have seen them compared to post rock and modern classical genres.
Under Summer (iTunes)