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Okay Kaya is the project of Norwegian-born but now New York-based Kaya Wilkins, the synth-driven track “Asexual Wellbeing” is her latest single and is taken off her upcoming album “Watch This Liquid Pour Itself” which is set for release via Jagjaguwar on January 24th 2020.

“island mud house
horses and stringy apple tree
blood of beet meals
baby in a moth suit clipping the
clothing-rack soon dry
look out for a field
be fire and dv’s and shitty driving good music
imitate algae in the coolest jacket to exist
loving your loved ones like it’s never going to end don’t let the hand deject you
except the shadow it gives
paint face true Scandinavian inappropriate
hang out by historical landmarks and feeling

Dutch dj/producer/graphic designer Coloray (perhaps best known for his work as a member of Tunnelvisions) is on the verge of releasing his new single track “Real Life Cinema” (due tomorrow November 27th via Dutch label Atomnation but you can hear the premiere right here on Discobelle).

The track itself is a superbly efficient 80’s influenced dance floor stormer with raw and hypnotizing layers of vocally propelled new wave, post-punk and synth-pop sounds.

Synth laced dance-pop masterpiece from Australian artist Saint Barae, “Power+Control” is filled to the brink with shimmering synth work and a pulsating bassline.

“I made this song at a crossroads in my life where I had to choose between continuing to hide my sexuality from my family or take control of my own choices and choose what was best for my personal happiness. As someone from a very conservative and religious background, ‘Power’ uses a lot of religious symbolism as metaphors for the experience of being a young queer person struggling with their faith. The lyrics explore how important intimacy is to all of us, whether that be a spiritual kind or a physical experience with another person. I think that the message of the song overall is that faith and sexuality don’t have to be mutually exclusive things. It’s about saying, “fuck it” to the ultimatum and carving out your own path as you see fit.”

Italian-born but now London-based producer/musician/songwriter Soul Island released his first album single “Ocean” on October 5th, the single track is taken from his upcoming debut LP “Shards” (due to be released on December 7th via Loyal To Your Dreams).

“Ocean” is a shimmering synth pop track that handles intricate melodies, a vast atmosphere of ambient sounds and lush vocals. We’re glad to premiere the David Chambriard directed video for the single.

“It’s a track about true and false hope, spiritual and together very concrete. It’s a call to caring about the earth. I now realize I programmed the synth ARP as water movement with filter sweeps mimicking the tide, or that’s how I like to see it.”

Prolific Sydney producer turned Angeleno Felix Bloxsom, better known as Plastic Plates, returns today with new single “Leave A Light On” (released via the Sweat It Out label), the track is a blissful nu disco/dance pop affair that features the vocal offerings of Martina Sorbera from Toronto outfit Dragonette and the track serves as a perfect companion for the upcoming warmer days of spring.

On April 14th legendary Swiss electronic duo In Flagranti present their pre-internet-record-buying-phoneline-concept-album-come-mixtape “Sprezzatura” which will be released via Codek Records.

“Back in the early 80s when I lived in Switzerland, I use to travel to Italy a lot for clubs and record shopping. In Rimini there was a great store called Disco Piu. They had this service where if you were out of town or from another country, you could sign-up and get a cassette of all the new releases in the post every week. Each new track was recorded for about a minute and there was a voice counting – so you could write down the tracks you liked – then phone or fax the track numbers and the date of the cassette, they’d send you the records and you’d pay on delivery, which was amazing”, says In Flagranti’s Sasa Crnobrnja on ‘Sprezzatura’s inspiration, concept and format. He further explains, “So this album will be available as a mix on cassette with each track playing for a minute or two. You’re basically listening to it like a mixtape and in the same manner as the tapes from Disco Piu. You’ll be able to choose your favourite tracks from ‘Sprezzatura’ and buy the full versions as downloads.”

We here at Discobelle can premiere the superb and hypnotic disco stomper “My Sordid Little Affair”.