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2017 has been a bad year, but one bright spot is Sofi Tukker, whose single “Best Friend” has made its way into Pop Radio. The duo shares the official remix package for the track, including a party starter mix by “Best Friend” featured artist NERVO as well as a remix inspired by the Brazilian festival Carnaval.

British duo Shy Luv recently released their latest EP “Lungs” and shared the music video for the title track. Directed by HUMANS and produced by CANADA, the video brings to life the arresting single by illustrating the song’s overriding theme of wanting to retract an open offer of love to your object of desire whose feelings aren’t openly reciprocated. In the video, the girl in question can be seen callously shooting arrows through and stomping on the beating heart of the infatuated boy.

Los Angeles singer BAUM continues her confessional style music streak with “Effortless”. The track finds inspiration in the romantic pitfalls of a close friend of the singer-songwriter. Play this one for your friends going through a bad breakup, letting them know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

Sacre – Stereo

Nov 30 2017

Parisian duo Sacre announces their debut EP and shares a new single “Stereo” that harkens back to the early days of nu-disco and garners comparisons with disco savants like Todd Terje and Lindstrom. The song features French rapper and fellow newcomer Dopize who adds hip hop flair on the third verse.

Based on a shared friendship from childhood, Oliver Hazard is a folk-pop three-piece from Waterville, Ohio. An unlikely place for any kind of good music to be made, but good is exactly what their debut single “Caesar Knows” is. The song rests on a silky, robust harmony, whiskey-soaked honesty, and timeless lyricism.

Folk rockers Mt. Joy have debuted their new song “Silver Lining,” an attempt by guitarist/vocalist Matt Quinn to find some solace after tragedy — in this case, the friends in his community lost too young to drugs, and the devastation they left behind. It’s a compellingly open-hearted piece of songwriting that exemplifies why Mt. Joy have found such a passionate following in little more than a year as a band.

See Mt. Joy live in LA on December 8th at the Lodge Room.

Lauded British producer Maths Time Joy has teamed up with Egyptian/Irish singer Nefera on a cool soul meets RnB single “I Dare You”. It’s a sultry whisper that lingers in the air, as Nefera’s luxurious, too-cool alto coos about pushing through the barrier between herself and a new paramour.

Venice Beach indie pop singer Evalyn recently released her debut EP “Sandcastle”. On the new single “Ride Or Die”, Evalyn proves she’s your girl for all seasons, through thick and thin.

Evalyn’s performing live at School Night on November 27th at Bardot with Jesse Jo Stark and Knox White. RSVP here.