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We’re excited to present this fascinating bass-infused mix by Lean Low of Bad Taste Records. The talented producer and labelhead has been making us dance for a while now, and we’re excited to finally grab an exclusive from the brilliant artist.

Check out mix below!

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(Photo credit to Erez Avissar) 

Today is a Monday, and while normally that would make us pretty sad, we’re actually really excited because we’re premiering the newest track by D-DOTs called “Gyal is Dead.” The track is perfect for this Monday (and really any other day because it’s just straight up insanity), and with early support from Diplo, Baauer, and Anna Lunoe, this is not one to miss. The video itself was directed by D-DOTs and is a marvel of its own.

Listen to the track below and watch the video above!

Today we’re excited to present to our readers the newest track by Barnaby Carter called “Your Greatest Gift.” The experimental piece explores ethereal style and showcases the brilliance of Carter’s musical approach. His latest single adds to the list of already stunningly released tracks, and the album is quickly becoming one of the most interesting releases of the year.

Listen to the track below, and pre-order the album here.

If anyone wants to discuss the state of pop music in NY in the present day, it’s basically becoming a given that Effie Liu’s name will come up in the process. The pint-sized, pink-haired singer has been destined for pop stardom, and her EP, Magenta Agenda, was the perfect summertime pop EP to get us through the sweltering heat. We recently sat down with her to learn more about her process and why she’s such an inspiration!

Congratulations on your latest release! For people who haven’t heard the release yet, what can they expect?

The Magenta Agenda EP is a collection of reggae-inspired pop jams that I’ve been working on for the past year. It’s a project that highlights my personal experiences with overcoming hardship, plus one love song for the sweet-tooths out there.

You started out in the fashion business and then moved into a musically artistic avenue. What would you say drew you to fashion and music? Do you find similarities between the two?

I was always interested in both mediums growing up. For me, they’re innately tied together as ways I can express myself. Musical styles don’t end with their sound – get you a (wo)man that can do both!

You’ve played some incredible shows out in NYC. What have been some of your favorite shows so far? Do you have any pre-show rituals, do you feel nervous, and what are the greatest rewards in performing and meeting fans?

My favorite show that I’ve played in the city was for Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. It’s an organization designed to empower women and girls through music education. It was an honor to be able to play for a group like that, as I know how much I would have benefitted from seeing role models like myself in music when I was a kid.

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You’ve been in the music world for a while now. What would you say have been the biggest lessons you’ve learned so far?

The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to trust yourself and those closest to you. When it comes to your own music, no one can help you articulate your vision better than you can. If you believe in what you’re doing, you know best. Feedback is important, but always take it with a grain of salt.

What can we expect from you in the rest of 2016?!

Look out for my live shows, popping up from now til forever. Plus I’ve got some videos on deck. And maybe even some cute new merch!

Thanks Effie! More information about the artist can be found here.

Thursday night is quickly approaching us, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be trying to put together a strong playlist to get the party started. I’d like to put forth the newest by Black Saint, called “Could You Love Me” for your music consideration.

Black Saint are an UK-based group that have been getting the attention of big league DJs like Toddla T recently, and this new track shows exactly why they’ve been getting serious credit lately. The original version has amassed over 1.2 million plays, and this one will undoubtably be played just as many times.

Check out the track below.

As we head into the second half of the weekend, I become pretty obsessively into music as a distraction until the weekend. Luckily enough, I get a lot of great submissions at Discobelle, including this amazing track by Cameron Murdoch called “Revival.” The stunning song features house-influenced rhythm over well thought out lyrics, and the result is magic.

According to the artist himself- “This is my favorite record from ILM2 because it serves a reminder that I’m alive, I am not alone, and I have everything that I truly need. I hope that anyone listening to this record can reflect, with joy, on what makes them complete.”

Pre-order I Love Me Too via Amazon. Listen to the track below.

It’s Friday, which means I’m basically brain dead already and drudging through my reports to hurry up and start my weekend. Luckily we at Discobelle have gotten some great music in our inbox this week, including this stunning mix we’re premiering from Mutemath called “Changes”.

The boys behind Mutemath are getting ready to release Changes the album, a re-imagining of their previous release “Vitals”. The forthcoming LP features reworks by Mutemath’s own members, as well as remixes from a collection of well-respected producers including yacht. club, Kasbo & more.

Listen to the mix above!

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I’ve been a big fan of Rain Dog‘s work for a while now (actually the entire Project:Mooncircle team is just stellar all around), but this upcoming album might be some of his best work thus far. The dreamy synth sequences and manipulated vocals craft an out-of-this-world song. “Lloyd has my Keyboard” builds during it’s four minute projection, and the resulting piece is one for the books. Rain Dog has always brought excitement within the experimental music community, but this one is really special.

Pre-order the entire project here via his homepage.