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Calica – Bitch

Jan 30 2019

Miami native CALICA serves us a light-hearted track drowning in its own pop glory. This anthem goes out to all the ladies out there (or dudes) who have been betrayed by someone. The amount of cuteness in this video is next level with multiple cameos from what I imagine to be female dogs.

 

After 4 years and 1,5 million+ streams, childhood friends Mons and Amadeus in Swedish electronic pop duo Anwai are finally ready to unleash their debut EP “Dreams”. The duo has received praise from media outlets across the globe, their songs have been featured on multiple radio stations in Europe in addition to being featured on TV shows in North America. Their debut EP gives us four tracks of sublime pop music interspersed with electronica and r’n’b elements and soft vocals.

The two EP tracks “Dreams” and “Changing” will also be released as beautiful acoustic versions in March recorded in Riksmixningsverket Studio (a studio that was created by world famous producer Benny Andersson from ABBA).

“Our debut EP “DREAMS” has been quite a long time coming. It is quite hard putting down something that you’ve been working on for a long time and calling it done. I would call it a mixture of both old Anwai but also something new. I feel we’ve taken the sound to a much higher level than before. Both production-wise and just judging upon the writing and arrangement. But I guess that comes with time. We’ve had almost five years now to grow together musically.” – Anwai?

SHY Martin, one of Sweden’s most sought-after songwriters, is capping her first year of solo activity with her debut EP, OVERTHINKING. Afront the package of back-to-back pop jams sits ‘Just a Little Longer,’ the latest heartfelt and infectious pop cut to emerge from the BLNK Music collective and an artist as comfortable at center-stage as she is behind the scenes on your favorite hits.

Don’t let the weird name fool you, Spazz Cardigan is a future pop contender to pay close attention to. ‘DOIDOIT’ tugs the heartstrings and builds seamlessly, setting the tone for the year ahead from the promising newcomer.

Canadian newcomer TALI provides a sultry, jazz-inspired swing on the modern pop sound with ‘Comfortable In Another Bed.’ Between the beats and melodic flow, TALI’s voice sits center-stage, driving hallmarks resonate of Billie Holiday for a killer first from the rising star.

The thing you love about Norwegian artist/crooner Unge Ferrari might just be the thing you hate about him, he’s unpredictable and something of a chameleon. With his debut album “Midt imellom magisk og manisk” (roughly translates to “Inbetween Magical and Manical”) that dropped today via Nora Collective, his lyrics and the theme of his tracks have never before hit this close to home.

It might not be unique or groundbreaking that an artist writes about their own life, the fact that you might have heard these stories before doesn’t take anything away from Unge Ferraris accomplishments with his album, he shows that it’s alright to sing about things that are difficult and at the same time he packages the tracks in productions that encourages you to have a good time.

“I’ve never worked on a more painful project than this, at times I pulled my hair and felt like crying because it felt like I wasn’t getting anything from the process. This album has made me feel prouder than anything else in my life”

With nominations for the Norwegian Grammys, platinum selling records, sold out tours, shows at the largest music festivals in Norway and beyond, praise both nationally and internationally it’s easy to forget that there’s two sides to every story. The last year has been both magical and manical for Unge Ferrari and the work with album has proven to be a therapeutic process where the result is an invitation to his feelings and to the hardships that he’s been through. A trip to the absolute bottom was needed for him to realize that he needed to make some serious changes in his life in order to make it out.

Luckily for us, both his spiritual journey and his physical journey from Miami to Haugesund in Norway culminates in his new album. He shows us that you never really know where he is at musically which the two album singles “Ung & Dum” and “Balkong” shows. The fact that he’s in constant movement but also puts his unique spin on everything he touches is what makes his unpredictability so welcoming. In collaboration with amazing producers such as internationally renowned producer Lido, Coucheron, Filip Kollsete, Vinter and Axxe his sound is defined and his constant search for progress makes the album “Midt imellom magisk og manisk” showcases a new side of Unge Ferrari but with a well-known foundation.

tuomi – Girl

Nov 20 2018

A wonderful piece of subtle electronica influenced r’n’b from Brighton producer tuomi, “Girl” has already seen support from among others BBC Radio 1 Xtra.