Swedish electronica producer August Landelius is back from a three year long hiatus with new single “All You Can Eat” (released by NAIV Recordings) which contains a pulsating bassline, delicate vocals from August himself. His forthcoming debut album is slated for a release later in 2019.
“’All You Can Eat’ is about the specific social group I’m from, let’s say advantaged, western, freshly ‘woke’ young men. I’m a very privileged boy from Sweden and white male Swedes from where I’m from are used to complaining about all kinds of small things. I was extremely grossed out by myself and all my whining about useless problems. Not that I loved myself before, but now I almost felt like I had lost my identity, which is really pathetic. The thing is I couldn’t really help being a bit sad even though I now really, really understood how privileged I was”
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.
“Athena” sees him collaborate with American born but Athens based artist Anduze and the driving rhythm along with the warm and breezy melody of the track matches the stunning and soulful vocals perfectly.
“Athens, Greece has always lured me in with her warmth, charm, and overall ancient beauty. After visiting each year for a decade, I was inspired to write about the city I now live in…Once I’d finished the lyrics, the musical landscape I thought would compliment it best was a vintage and melodic electro vibe. I’ve always loved Satin Jackets’ style and production, so I thought to reach out to Tim, and I feel so fortunate that we could collaborate. The result is just what I’d pictured it to be… Athena.”
NYC based singer and boogie chanteuse Amy Douglas (1/2 of Peach Melba and collaborator on so many amazing tracks) makes her official DFA Records debut with her brand new single “Never Saw It Coming” (co-written and produced by fellow New Yorker Tim Wagner of 33Hz/Dither Down Records fame, with two remixes coming from UK based artist Crooked Man).
Amy’s fantastic and powerful voice is at the absolute centre of the track, adding a sense of drama to a track that can best be described as “steady mechanical funk” that meets a disco house groove. The two remixes on the single from Crooked Man lets the track grow and build slowly with lush arrangements, while his hypnotic sounding dub version plays up the woozy bassline and lets Amy’s vocals echo out into the ether.
Up-and-coming New York soul queen Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez hits back with a beautiful, vocal-driven cut.
RIP Aretha Franklin…
Jermaine Elliot is moving fast a furious with his soulful R&B prowess. ‘100 BAND$’ is a clean and genuine blend of slick beats and Elliot’s refined vocal chops, giving you plenty of inscentive to go and check out his full Send For Me album.