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Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, producer Young Franco dropped some absolute fire. This latest release “About this Thing” features vocals from Scrufizzer. The track is as bouncy as anything I have ever heard. The lyricism from Scrufizzer is super unique and gives the song a real feel good vibe.

Swedish producer Name the Pet released her new album “Än” last week, the album consists of ten soulful, electronic pop songs intertwining Name the Pets smooth vocals with playful productions inspired by British dance music from the 00’s as well as the early works of Sade.

“You know when a car passes in London and you hear some really nice beat playing from the open car window, that’s the vibe I was going for with “Radion lovar regn”, says Name the Pet referring to the first song on the album.”

As a songwriter, producer and boss of her own label, Name the Pet is a part of an emerging scene of female producers in Stockholm.

Skullkid has found a way to match clear Kaytranada-esque influences with a subtle, perhaps accidental nod to the two-step swagger of UK garage. ‘Even a demon cries’ ebbs and flows seamlessly with outright charisma and class, taking steps back into deeper melodic side lanes before bursting back into his well-oiled beat work.

Bristol duo Paragon (Tom Wheeler & Sam Shotaka) have with only four releases made their mark on the airways and in the clubs, gaining support from Spotify (Fresh Finds, New Music Friday UK), BBC Radio 1 (Toddla T), 1Xtra, Triple J (Hitlist), Kiss, Capital and many more. The duo incorporates elements of UK garage, house, drum and bass, dubstep and grime in their sound.

Now they team up with vocalist David Boomah (who is perhaps best known for his work with UK drum and bass artists such as Shy FX and Rene LaVice) for new single “Get Involved” (drops tomorrow February 15th via Paragon Sound/[PIAS]) which is a massive soul-infused bassed up house tune that has all the makings of being a serious party destroyer.

“David’s vocals just cut through anything as heavy and dark as you can make. Perfect for the style, he gets the message through and lifts it higher on each verse and chorus. Musically its about tension, release, and anticipation. You know what’s coming, enjoy the journey and then when it hits it gives you that rush and keeps you hooked for the next drop”

There are few finer UK bass contenders than that of Champion. What’s more, the London native has finally made with the “Snapshot” LP, a 12-track instalment of epic two-step and UK bass fundamentals. With the likes of Flava D, Jammz, Four Tet and Dream MC onboard, the LP gives one of the most comprehensive insights into bubbling UK talent and where the stalwart UK producer is making impressive power moves through connecting like minded firestarters.

Oslo duo Loveless drops another bomb of a track, “Straight 2 The Club” combines their ear for Scandinavian pop sensibilities with smooth r’n’b and soulful vocals.

“We and our UK friends, J. Warner and Taet, wrote ‘Straight 2 The Club’ on a winter’s night in our studio in Oslo, Norway. We were actually on our way to the club when inspiration struck and we simply had to record it. It’s a classical love duet with a 2018 kind of vibe, a modern day Alicia Keys and Usher if you like.”