Month: February 2020

Top Picks: February 2020

Every month our featured Top Picks present new tracks, upcoming shows and everything else you need to know from five of our favourite live electronica acts. Our team of passionate music lovers at Yutaru are constantly looking for the best musical talent from across the world, showcasing a wide array of high-calibre artists in this …

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Bearcubs and narou present serene new single ‘Overthinking’

‘Overthinking’, the latest offering from London-based singer-producer Bearcubs (real name Jack Ritchie) and fellow creative narou, is a sleek exploration of intimacy set over a spacious and soothing instrumental. A tranquil, mildly trap influenced, percussive blend of snares and 808’s, interspersed with the soft murmur of steel drums, lay the perfect foundation for Ritchie’s enigmatic …

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Top 5 Influences: Juno Mamba

‘Space as inspiration. Considerations and exploration. Foundations and obliteration; it’s all relative. Life, death, decay and beauty; it’s all consciousness’. This is the foundation of Juno Mamba, the project of Melbourne producer Vinci Andanar. Relatively new to the scene, Vinci is gearing up for the release of his debut EP ‘Light Echoes’, dropping in March …

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One to Watch: Carlota

Good things undoubtedly come in threes, and with a hat-trick of songs hanging like virtual badges of honour on Spotify (and one other release soon to make the move from Bandcamp to the streaming platform), Carlota Marques and her electronic co-dependents are most definitely a good thing.   Born on the Balearic Island of Ibiza, music …

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Ry X and Ólafur Arnalds cultivate a tide of emotion in their collaborative track ‘Oceans’

Icelandic producer and composer Ólafur Arnalds has collaborated with LA-based vocalist Ry X to produce ‘Oceans’, an articulated track filled with nuanced emotion that collides in sonic waves. The creative kinship is clear from the fluid nature of the track, a crafted composition of lo-fi beats and subtle synths shimmering underneath the glassy surface of …

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UNDERHER digs into melancholic roots with a new string of singles

Embodying a unique blend of melancholia and sensuality, UNDERHER’s latest releases include ‘Stranded’, ‘Melancholia’ and ‘Unbreakable’. The brainchild of Canada-based Khaled Bess, UNDERHER kickstarted his solo journey in May 2019. ‘Stranded’ features a pulsating mix of clicks and stomps accompanied by a minimalistic chord progression. This build-up of tension is slowly, eventually resolved by HRRSN’s …

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AyOwA provide your winter soundtrack with ‘First Frost’

Danish duo AyOwA produce tauntingly beautiful electronica pop like no one else on the scene. ‘First Frost’, their latest track, is the first released in English, and tells the tale of “a couple who have experienced their whole life, and towards the end set out in the first winter frost to disappear together”. AyOwA’s all-or-nothing …

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In Conversation: Sunda Arc

Springing from Nick and Jordan Smart’s (Mammal Hands) desire to experiment with sound design and blur the line between the worlds of acoustic and electronic music, Sunda Arc’s sound is probing, compelling and full of vivacity. Set to be released on February 7th, their LP, Tides, successfully bridges a gap between two seemingly antithetical ideas, …

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Yppah enchants with new dreamy single ‘Autumn Phase’

Atmospheric and enchanting, Yppah’s new single, ‘Autumn Phase’, pairs layers of delicate acoustic guitar and synth pads with Ali Coyle’s emotive vocals over a full dreamy five minutes. Real name Joe Corrales Jr, Yppah is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who fuses ethereal electronic influences with dreamy, psychedelic pop and classic rock. Interestingly, Yppah, pronounced ‘yippah’, …

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