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Toronto-based producer Robotaki makes his Foreign Family Collective debut with brand new single “All I Can Do” and also announces his forthcoming EP “Anachronism”.

Robotaki is the moniker of 27 year old Preston Chin. Originally, he started out with singles and remixes for artists like Phoenix, The M Machine, Daft Punk, and Empire Of The Sun, and he started to collect notoriety in the both the contemporary and avantgarde electronic music scenes. With each release stronger than the last, Robotaki started gaining the attention of some of the biggest artists in the electronic community.

Now, globally known electronic act ODESZA welcome the rising talent to their imprint Foreign Family Collective. In his new single, Robotaki shows fans the most evolved version of himself, one that has taken years to curate and refine; one that sees him trade featured vocalists for his own vocal performances. “All I Can Do” is a slow rolling gem boasting emotive sensitivity and a haunting message.

“”All I Can Do” is a song I wrote about finally coming to terms with the end of a relationship and saying goodbye to a part of myself that kept on holding on to the past. Sometimes you get so attached to the way you were with someone that when it’s suddenly over, you start asking questions that ultimately don’t have answers, or at least the ones that you’re looking for. Sometimes all you can do is move on.”

2019 will see Robotaki hit the road together with Big Wild and Mild Minds as he brings his singular live performance to New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Washington DC, Portland and more.

Diplo unleashes booming new single “Boom Bye Bye” that features French rapper Niska. The track is the first taste from Diplos forthcoming EP, “Europa” which slated for release later this year via Mad Decent/Because Music. “Europa” will feature collaborations with artists from across the European continent.

“Niska came over late one night in Paris and we played this idea down on a piano loop that I made.. I had only been familiar with him because he had every song on the french charts that moment. I was really excited that he came thru and made this crazy idea with me..one year later we finished it”

UK producer/dj Jamie Paton is one half of Cage & Aviary but also makes music under his own name, he’s often referred to in the same circles as Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J. Fairplay and his version of electronic dance music is described as “leftfield techno” or “slowmotion house” and is filled with a suggestive, repetetive sound.

“Disk Memories” is released tomorrow January 25th and it’s his second release on Höga Nord Rekords, the EP is described as follows:

“”Disk Memories” is barren electronic music for the Brexit generation. Paton has established a dystopic electronic sound that aims straight at your frontal lobe, burns in your bones, and projects a lost Europe’s anxiety on the grey London skies. The music breathes of the cold 1980’s, a time of crisis in England’s history and a vibe to be recognize in today’s society: right-wing winds once again blows hard over the British Isles and Jamie Paton’s music catches the insecurity the wind carries with it.”

Aussie rapper Vic August is on fire lately, just last week he released new single “Wire Tap”, now we get a surprise drop in the form of playlist entitled “February 15” which includes 5 tracks of different moods and reflections to give you a sneak peak into Vic’s world ahead of his forthcoming sophomore EP “TRUTHS” that drops on (yep, you guessed it) February 15th.