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Amsterdam’s FATED are a powerful force in indie electronic wizardry. A reliatively fresh face emerging from the fertile Manchester circuit, UK prospect Nekore enters with a bang for the latest single from his European peers. Contemporary R&B songmanship meets glitchy future bass production values for ‘Believe It,’ a valiant debut for the collective that breaths the label’s experimental energy from start to finish.

The bass favoring sects of electronic dance music should take note of 4B and his consistent delivery both on original material and remixes. Back to remix the don himself and his more recent softer pop settlement ‘Would You Ever,’ Skrillex and Poo Bear’s crooner gets some serious breaks and dutiful bassline injections along the way. It’s a remix that oozes with that attitude and swagger we have come to expect from 4B over the years.

Stockholm’s Death Team are known for pushing the comfort zones of Swedish pop music. “Weekend” is a fine example, bringing the duo’s punk-esque electropop into focus with an easier riding take on their signature sound. There’s a level of consistency we’ve come to love from Death Team, but the act remains unpredictable and ultimately sacred on the Nordic front right now.

Swedish hitmakers Vargas & Lagola dusted off a brand new solo moniker for 2017, bringing with them an array of polished experimental pop cuts along the way. On remix duties for NONONO, the Swedish duo brings supple reggae vibes, giving an island twist to the infectious original from the dream team behind 2013 hit “Pumpin’ Blood.” Remixes can be a dull old affair, but Vargas & Lagola bring enough color and character to make this an essential extension of the original single.

Between the likes of Astrid S and Julie Bergan, there’s been no shortage of powerful female newcomers to emerge from the North. Una Sand cuts through the competition with sound melancholic pop chops and a fusion of contemporary R&B vibes that make tracks like ‘Wanderlust’ as slick as they come.

Cut from the West Coast crop, DENM dons a significant blend of garage pop for his latest single. ‘Bless Your Heart’ fuses island vibes and polished electronic pop mechanics, cleaning up in his post-Gnash collaboration activity with a standout single.

The next generation of Swedish electornic pop is getting younger and younger. At just 20-years-old, Rhys captured the hearts of many courtesy of Summer offering ‘Last Dance.’ She’s back with a bang this month and another tropical-infused pop cut to warm the body and soul as the Fall kicks in.

Born in the Dominican Republic and more recently cut from the bubbling Los Angeles circuit, Jarina De Marco is more than ready to step up as leading lady. Produced by genre defying duo GTA, who the rising artist donned her vocal chops for on “True Romance,” latest solo moment “STFU” oozes the attitude and eccentric electronic energy we have come to expect from De Marco and newfound label mates Mad Decent. As an outspoken newcomer providing seriously powerful solo material, we can’t help but feel Jarina De Marco is an essential addition to the Mad Decent family.