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Black Gold Buffalo originally formed in East London back in 2014. A line-up change, a move to the South East Coast in the UK and with lots of time spent writing under their belts, the four-piece are now ready to release their self titled debut album in Spring 2018. The album tackles obstacles young people face growing up in the city, the highs and lows of inner city living, escapism, frustration etc.

Hannah Holland who plays bass in the band is also an iconic DJ, producer and label boss that most of you have probably heard of. Her distinct sound incorporates elements of house, techno and bass. Her releases can be found on iconic labels such as Classic Music Company, Crosstown Rebels, Nervous Records and of course on her own labels Batty Bass and Native City.

This exclusive Discobelle premiere of the Hannah Holland remix of single track “Pearls Deep” is a steadfast piece of darkish indie dance with an infectious bassline, a housed up beat and vocals that linger in the background.

Dutch-based electronic soul advocate Meeka Kates made a welcome return to Boogie Angst this month. Accompanied by the incredible vocal assets of New York native Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez, “No” captures the edge and atmosphere that we’ve come to expect from Kate’s gentle crooning and warm production prowess. He doesn’t release everyday, but when he does it remains a sweet sounding affair.

Medasin is getting really fucking good at flipping tracks, both obscure and popular, into his own docile musical remit. Fans of his off-the-wall “Wild Thoughts” remix are to find a similar flare in recent take on Joji’s “Will He,” adding some air and ambiance whilst utilizing those vocal chops like it’s nobody’s business.

Stockholm based producer Mountain Bird creates a wonderful world of indie-electronica with an 80’s inspired analogue synth sound. His remix for fellow Stockholm artist Amanda Mair and her recently released single “Rush/Wednesday” is the first recorded collaboration between the two and the remix itself is 3 minutes of fantastic and dramatic sounding dance pop.

”I heard the magical vocal track and the feeling hit me. Produced a remix of Rush. Had some coffee. Cried a bit. Laughed. And then I sent the bounce to you.”

– “This is what Mountain Bird answered when I asked him about the remix. And my first reaction of the remix was, ‘wow first time I see myself as Beyoncé in a music video dancing in a sweaty desert.’ And I couldn’t resist myself for loving that thought (and the remix of course).” – Amanda Mair

Amanda Mair will release a new EP entitled “To The Moon” in November and stay tuned for more.

Forgive me for being biased but nobody can tell me that their city is greater than mine. I have a level of respect and admiration for NYC and the people who dwell within; their hustle is stronger, their desire is greater, and for those who make it on these concrete streets, the reward is infinitely greater. When it comes to being a producer or a recording artist, it seems like everyone has this notion that they’ll figure it out if they move to LA. Well newsflash, NYC just does it better. Case in point, Nick AM, a local producer that I have the distinct privilege of calling a friend. I’ve monitored his rise to the present, marveled at his “Love Lockdown” rework and seen firsthand how passionate he is about his work. His “Love Gang” remix dropped last week and recently breached the coveted #1 spot on the Hypem charts, solidifying his status as a DIY artist to watch. Remixing anything by Whethan and Charli XCX can be a bit of a challenge for most producers but Nick has a penchant for putting his own spin on tracks while not overshadowing the glowing appeal behind the original production. Keep an eye out for this guy. You don’t want to be the person claiming you knew all about him when he inevitably starts headlining festivals near you.

Stockholm’s Death Team are known for pushing the comfort zones of Swedish pop music. “Weekend” is a fine example, bringing the duo’s punk-esque electropop into focus with an easier riding take on their signature sound. There’s a level of consistency we’ve come to love from Death Team, but the act remains unpredictable and ultimately sacred on the Nordic front right now.

Italo disco still has a place on dancefloors – just as Dutch duo Kraver. The act has had a long and sparing run of high quality releases keeping the genre ticking, but finally break their silence this motnh with ‘Moorea.’ The track sits somewhere between a retro video game soundtrack and a melodically charged ode to the genre, marking a surprise return from Kraver and a sound that refuses to admit defeat.

Melbourne artist elkkle returns from supporting Golden Vessel on tour with a new single titled “Frails” and we’re excited to have the premiere. The aforementioned release is the latest unveiling from the artist’s forthcoming debut EP. There’s an abundance of vocal and tonal complexity throughout the new single, with elkkle stating that “Frails’ is about the relationship between mental and physical health. Sometimes when one begins to slip, it’s very easy to let it drag the other one down. It describes feelings of fragility, hopelessness, and isolation. It’s all very grim, but I guess the last line is kind of poking fun at how temporary those feelings can be, despite how serious they seem at the time.” ‘Frails’ is available everywhere now via Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, as well as making an appearance on Kitsuné’s latest ‘Hot Stream’ collection.

Buy/Stream: https://hotstream.lnk.to/playlist