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Writer: Lauren

Swedish duo DECCO’s “Shooting Stars” featuring Mapei was a welcome debut that climbed its way up Spotify’s viral charts, captivating listeners and building anticipation for the next single. “Sun Comes Up” is their follow up that features another rising vocalist – 21-year-old Leo Stannard. DECCO’s skillful blend of both singer-songwriter and dance sensibilities flourishes under Leo’s infectious melodies and hooks.

Swedish production duo NOTD has had a quick rise with official remixes of Ed Sheeran and Phoebe Ryan. Their latest release is a spin on Jordanian born singer King Deco’s single “Read My Lips” that pushes the track into late night territory.

Teflon Sega draws from his admiration of Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu to craft a Japanese meets sci-fi influenced single “Press Play and Escape”. The song is an extension of a love of animation and digital beats, an ode to lost love that comes draped in fluorescent tones and a futuristic sheen.

Jazz Morley draws inspiration from her seaside home of Bournemouth for a light and uplifting track “Safe Place”. The song catalogues her journey of moving past the stress from city life, evident in the soaring climax and distinct harmonies, leading to the raw honesty in her therapeutic voice that croons, “let me be your safe place”.

Indie pop newcomer Ella Rae shares her impressive debut “Someone Else”. The New York via London singer’s lyrics are reflective of her experiences and writing sessions around the world and lyrically, Ella isn’t afraid to reveal the most intimate parts of her experiences. Plucky guitar and clear, honest vocals make for a powerful concoction.

Expletives aside, NYC electronic dance duo Sofi Tukker’s “Fuck They” is an undeniably catchy and defiant track about letting go of anything and everything that may be holding you back. Co-written with Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, “Fuck They” is the pair’s confident declaration against the haters. Sofi Tukker is on tour with ODESZA this fall and comes to the Staples Center in LA on October 20th.

From Los Angeles comes queer pop duo TWINKIDS who announces their debut EP “Boys Love”, out in August from Om Records. This week Matt and Gene share the first single “Overdressed”, about the pendulum feeling at the beginning of a relationship. The track alternates between big four-on-the-floor choruses and really quite, vocal led moments.

New Jersey enigma Blood Cultures continues to impress listeners with a new release “Detroit”. The reverb laden song pairs cosmic synths with a hypnotic beat for an intoxicating summer hit. “Detroit” comes from Blood Cultures’ debut album “Happy Birthday” out July 21st.