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London-based starlet Justene is back with a fresh sophomore EP titled 2AM and we are so excited to have the premiere. The talented songstress made her debut to widespread acclaim with her Love Life EP and her follow-up body of work is of the stellar quality that her fans worldwide have come to expect. Four songs, immaculately-written, pushing the boundaries of the R&B genre; 2AM is a true indication of her growth and maturation as an artist. “Chemistry” has to be my personal favorite, with Justene singing her heart out through a base of lyrics that hones in on unexplainable chemistry between two star-crossed lovers. Speaking about the inspiration for the 2AM EP, Justene says, “I knew I only wanted to talk about things I could relate to personally rather than abstract things I have no experience of, as I want my listeners to have a better understanding of who I am. To do so, I had to learn how to be vulnerable, dig a little deeper, and expose myself in my songs. ‘2AM’ is definitely my journal of thoughts and feelings in melody, recording it has proved to be quite cathartic. I absolutely love this EP and I think it reflects me well”.

Synth-pop duo Oliver is back with a new single “Chemicals” taken from their forthcoming debut Full Circle album. You’d be hard-pressed to find a duo that is doing it better than Oliver right now – the music stellar and as such, performances at Coachella to Hard Summer, placements everywhere from Fifa to Broad City, and support from scene staples à la A-Trak and Zedd have followed suit.
“Chemicals” is out now, with Full Circle slated to drop in its entirety on August 25th via Interscope.

It’s a strange and scary time in the U.S. right now. While social unrest and chaos rage on, I’m sure I’m not the only one turning to music for healing and inspiration. It helps that artists like Kai Straw are making music with positivity being the central theme. “Supernova,” is powerful and moving, utilizing some clever songwriting and a plethora of uplifting electronic elements to lay down a subtle message of perseverance. We’re proud to have this premiere and excited to share his thought process as it pertains to his new single, “This is what he had to say about his newest singleThere was a time in my life when I wanted to kill myself; when every breath I took felt unearned.  But now, years later, I feel the opposite.  And I wanted to capture that feeling in a song – to bottle my sunshine for someone else.  Something with sort of – boundless, positive, hopeful energy.”

No surprise to see San Holo blowing up all over the country these days with his unique music and cutting-edge ear for innovative sounds. It’s gotta be hard to improve a song that was borderline perfect but with his remix of “The Future,” Wingtip has at least done it justice. Producers and DJs commonly say they’d like to “take their fans on a musical journey,” but all cheesy sayings aside, this song does exactly that and manages to cover a wide spectrum of human emotions throughout. Save some time at the end of your day today to enjoy this one.

This song is so freakin good. I sat here trying to think about something to write but it’s just such a joy to listen to. Louis Futon isn’t new to the spotlight and neither is Ashe or Armani White. I would have never thought they’d be able to work magic like they did for “Rewind” though. This is on some Black Eyed Peas, Pharrell level of enjoyment. You’ll love it – Stop thinking and press play.


Aug 15 2017

Following the release of his Facsimile EP earlier this year, SAKIMA has dropped his latest single “Ur Bdy”. With a new project on the way, the London-based artist-of-all-trades continues to be a champion for LGBTQ rights and perspective within the arts, refusing to let social standards affect his artistry.

Amazing vibes from Lamalo, an artist I haven’t heard much of until now. Effortless pop music with just the right touch of soul. This is “Come Over,” and the subtle acoustics hit all the right spots.

15-year old rising starlet Billie Eilish is one of the most talked-about artists in the indie pop scene right now and IMO, for good reason. Together, with her 19-year old producer brother Finneas, the siblings combine to make a style of music that is quite unique. “hostage” is the track i’ve chosen to highlight from her new don’t smile at me now EP and it’s hauntingly beautiful. I can’t wait to see her live and lucky for us, she might be coming to you sooner than you realize. More info here and you should definitely peep the whole EP.