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This has got to be one of the most underrated albums I’ve heard all year. Autumn in June might not be a household name yet but his music is truly original and packed with all the feels that leave me thinking this kid might be something special. The 12-track body of work features a dynamic range of styles that I didn’t expect. He had this to say in regards to the album: “MAGENTA is an album about the feeling of being numb in life and how that takes you on a journey searching for oneself in drugs, love, heartbreak, pain, music and anything that can make you feel alive.”

Looks like Dooqu‘s production skills are coming in full circle (see what I did there?). This time he’s joined forces with Ian Gott for “Circles,” a whimsical tune with endearing lyrics. Best part is you can grab it for free here. Blending soft and metallic sounds to great effect, “Circles,” is a must listen to kick off another work week.

Breathtaking new single from Stalgia is getting my week started on the right foot. “Spirit Animal” is smooth and sweet – a song inspired by a lullaby sung to Lauren of Stalgia as a child. Self-described as the perfect marriage of R&B emotion meets hypnosis and I cannot agree more.

This new one from SWEDUM couldn’t be titled more appropriately. “Summer State of Mind” is the debut single from TENACITY, a brand new label from TEN Music Group home to dynamic talents like Zara Larsson, Icona Pop, Erik Hassle, Elliphant, etc. The new alias of Mack, a creative force behind the Zara Larsson project, serves as yet another outlet for the accomplished songwriter to flex his talents. As cliché as this may sound.. this is truly the perfect summer tune.

Loving this new one from Jerry Folk as he infuses some funky, sexy vibes into “Stuck With This Obsession.” Is there anyone out there that’s doing it as well as he is now? Eclectic vibes, pristine production – he’s got it all and I’m digging it!

Another day, another dynamic talent from AUS is making wave. Melbourne producer/artist Elkkle drops a fresh track called ‘Diderot’, and the mysteriously-named single is of refreshingly quality and color. Here’s what he had to say re: the single: “The Diderot Effect observes the tendency for people to buy things that compliment their identity, and when they buy things that demonstrate a shift in their identity, a spiral of consumption can follow as they seek to abandon anything that no longer aligns with that identity.” Check it out:

 

Los Angeles artist Gaby Hernandez just released her third album “Spirit Reflection” via Mr Bongo and it’s latin, tropicalia, folk, electronica and jazz seamlessly blended together on a warm, dreamlike and sparkling album.

“Spirit Reflection” features a stellar line-up of LA talent; jazz star Kamasi Washington, Stuart Howard (AKA Lapalux), Kelis and Gaslamp killer collaborator Dexter Story, plus Ninja Tune, Plug Research and Soul Jazz artist Carlos Niño, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker.

This is the premiere of the visuals for the track “Super Nova Lovers”.