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London based artist Lucy Mason had a great run last year with the release of her hit single “Hunger” that was followed up by her critically acclaimed debut EP and praise from the likes of The Independent, The Metro, Wonderland, The 405 and The Line Of Best Fit.

She just signed to Anti-Fragile and she has alot on the horizon for 2018, starting with the release of her new track “Save Your Breath” which you can listen to exclusively right here on Discobelle. The track itself is a beautiful and haunting dream pop gem.

She’s performing in Berlin on March 12th.

Building on the success of his last album, Kai Straw is back with his new LP, Gun. After being recapped in Spotify’s Best Fresh Finds and receiving support from the likes of Demi Lovato and K.Flay, Straw looks ready to take on the world, approaching this LP without any fear or hesitation. The 10-track Gun EP is a full body of work that will surprise, delight, and at times, confuse you. Art can be interpreted in many ways and it is without doubt that this man is looking to test and further the boundaries of indie pop music.

I wanted to make something that embodies aspiration; the ambition, the vulnerability, the arrogance, the isolation, the hope – the want for a partner that sees the road you see.  Ambition can be such a desperate thing; I see a gun in my mind when I think of the word. I wanted to make an album about that. The rattling in your soul when you’re grinding toward what you want from life.  Something that felt like – flicking the cylinder into place, pulling back the hammer and saying, “give me all you got.

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Culpriit, made up of Colin Dieden and Rob Ellmore, are a duo formed after being paired in the studio to write for a separate project. Their debut single “Driveway” recently surpassed 3 million streams but they aren’t stopping there. Out now via CONGO/Spinnin Records as their debut release of 2018, “Closer Still” is an addictive, radio-ready hit set to catapult this duo into stardom.

Brisbane musician Akurei made some serious waves with his breakthrough track, “Hinterland.” The consistent mesh of lucious R&B melodies driven by downtempo electronic beats and subtle vocal chops is addictive. His latest track “Photophobia” follows this same ethereal formula and gives off a hauntingly chill vibe.

Brand new imprint Happy Camper Records (founded by Britta Arnold, unders and Noraj Cue) drops new single “Time To Waste” (pre-order here) courtesy of Bar25 legend, KaterBlau resident and Berlin mainstay Jake The Rapper. The American-born singer/dj/producer has been in Germany long enough now to understand the art of making an “Ohrwurm” (=earworm) – “Time To Waste” is one of those tunes that keeps resonating inside your head long after you’ve heard it. With its thumping beat, catchy vocals and roaring synthline, it’s bound to set any dancefloor ablaze.

Although many believe “Time To Waste” is a love song, Jake actually wrote it for his friends:

“I was at Kater one morning, getting tired of the cyclicality of raving, thinking I really ought to go home and kiss my wife, take care of my kids, get some sleep, get my life together and get some music done. Some friends wanted me to stay and keep dancing. I was like: ‘If I had any time to waste, I’d waste it with you. But I don’t so… Bye!'”

As is the custom in the Happy Camper family, a string of befriended producers have provided their own interpretations to the original track.

The stunning remix from acclaimed French outfit dOP that we here at Discobelle can exclusively premiere settles for no less than a mesmerizing synth combined with acid bleeps and an absolutely relentless and stomping bassline.