Alec Baker is the moniker for Sweden based guitarist and producer Viktor Jansåker. Having spent the main part of the last two years traveling between Sweden, London, and New York, including spending countless late-night sessions in studios and bedrooms has resulted in numerous songs, unexpected collaborations and newfound friendships.
On his magnificent debut single, “Sunslide”, he goes down a path to make sure we get a soulful, warm weather-ready pop jam with help from Summer Heart (also a producer on the track) and London rapper Tony Jian. The track is the first of many that will present Alec Baker to a wider audience and is released today via our friends over at Swedish label Something Beautiful.
“To me, the song gives a dreamlike impression, similar to the feeling big cities sometimes give you. People from all over the world are drawn to those places, to live within that energy. We wrote the song after I spent a lot of time in London and New York. I experienced some fantastic things, but also got an insight into the downsides. The song is a result of both.”
There are not many artists that come across my radar that I truly get excited for new releases. Anuka has been one of my favorites ever since I first discovered her. She has to be one of the most talented and well-rounded singer, song-writers.
Her latest single ‘The Change’ is just one piece of an absolutely amazing album she released today, “Rebound”. The single is an empowering piece featuring two of her good friends AMAYA and Emelie, that is full of emotion and depth. Each artist provides a call and response to one another celebrating friendship, love and the evolution that comes with these big themes of life. Check out the visual compliment the three created.
One of my favorite artists for some time is producer and co-founder of Hebinomichi, Ahh Ooh. He has constantly pushed the envelope of sound and ever striving to make a mark on the industry. His latest release “I Love Myself” is a pop electronica smash filled with crispy synths and motivational lyrics.
Acclaimed artist Nadia Ali might be more known for her clubbier dance pop sound. After years of intensely touring packed venues and festivals, she took a step back, retreating into a home in the Southern California mountains to explore new tempos and sounds thus starting new project HYLLS. The project began as an exchange of ideas between Ali and her collaborators a Grammy-nominated team of musicians (whose identities remain anonymous). HYLLS marks a transition into a subdued sound of organic instruments and cinematic textures. The new HYLLS album “Once” was just released last Thursday and can be streamed below.