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Los Angeles-based neo-soul artist Nova Moura draws inspiration from the likes of Frank Ocean and his surreal, dark and dreamlike r&b/neo-soul sound explores themes of vulnerability, isolation and loneliness. His music has already seen praise from outlets such as Noisey and Earmilk.

We here at Discobelle can premiere new single track “Alone Together” which is immediately striking with hypnotizing vocals and should be the soundtrack to your next night at home longing for a loved one.

Oslo based production/dj duo Loveless (Eirik Tillerli and Filip Kollsete) might have only released one official EP but they have already managed to gather both domestic and international attention with frequent rotation on Norwegian national radio, featured on BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s “Record of the Week” along with support from big blogs such as Earmilk, Complex UK, Hypetrak and Selected.

They’re now gearing up for a busy end of the year starting with today’s release of new melancholic, housed up dance pop single “Bad 4 U” which features the vocal offerings of Stockholm based artist Awa (who won the Swedish X-Factor at only 15). She then finished school, released two singles – the latest one called “Obvious” which got attention in the UK. Loveless tells us: “We loved her song ‘Obvious’ and her voice, so we contacted her on a trip to Stockholm. We loved the vibe with her and [songwriter] Leslie Tay, and “Bad 4 U” is a result of that.”

Toronto based Meech is a member of the Discobelle Records family and he just dropped the spectacular “I Want EP” on our friendly neighbors in Demento Mori.

Last week he curated the Weekend Selector mix series for premier blog Earmilk, and they also posted this interview.

Here’s how they describe the mix:

“The weekend opens up with jaunty bongos laid atop a casual deep house groove via Jens Bond only to carry on to a moving soul performance by fellow beatniks Prince Club and a tribute to the recently passed Loleatta Holloway. Stacking lines of cultured percussion the entire mix is polished with a lush coat of foreign drum hits and imported one shots. The tape reaches a high note when Meech cues up the original mix of “I Want”, and rightly so. The track pulls out a clean set of piano keys to satiate a thirst for classic house luxury. Elegance is what this gentlemen stands for and as the minutes continue to run down, Meech serves up more enticing dishes like David Keno’s full course bassline in “Wait for More”, an unforgiving spicey remix by Kenny Dope, and the grubby leftovers of the legendary Green Velvet’s collaboration with Kid Sister. Overall it cuts out to be a filling mixtape, with just the right zest to bring out a craving for conversating and of course the mood to get down and boog.”

Tracklist after the jump.

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