Andrea Loftus

‘Suddenly’ Caribou is back, and we’re far from disappointed

Dan Snaith’s renowned projects under the name Caribou are renowned. Resurfacing from the DJ depths, Caribou produces a wonderfully winding series of tracks that slot together in new album, Suddenly.  After five years away following the release of Our Love, Caribou’s teased return was greeted with warmth and wariness as dedicated fans wondered whether he …

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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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Demuja motivates the masses with ‘Power to the People’

‘Power to the People’ is the first track released from Atlantic Avenue, the much anticipated LP from Austrian-based DJ and producer, Demuja. Demuja exceeds the boundaries of contemporary house, bending the production to situate his music alongside his other passion of dance. ‘Power to the People’ is no different, hailing from influences of house, deep …

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Icarus tease the tone of their upcoming album with ‘Meet Me There’

Preceding the release of their upcoming album UNFOLD, Bristol two-piece Icarus have returned with another exultant track ‘Meet Me There’, a multifaceted composition indulged with the mellifluous vocals of London singer-songwriter Nathan Ball. Brothers Ian and Tom Griffiths have steamrolled through the dance charts with their jubilant beats and crafted compositions. The success of their …

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen compel and conflate in ‘The Undivided Five’

The Undivided Five is the latest album from A Winged Victory for the Sullen, the alias for musical duo Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran. The composers hailing from Berlin exceed the boundaries of ambient electronica and their legacy of grand, entrancing compositions has carried through into their latest release. Inspired by the abstract paintings of …

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Essential Listening: Odesza

American electronic music duo ODESZA is the sonic lovechild of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, two former students who met at Western Washington University. Following the incredible reception of their debut release Summer’s Gone by the underground electronica community, their careers escalated at an unprecedented tempo and their third studio album A Moment Apart topped …

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Tourist takes us on an expansive journey in his latest album ‘Wild’

Coming as an unexpected but wilfully welcomed second release this year following Everyday back in February, Tourist has crafted a cohesively compact yet wistfully curious blend of tracks in his newest album Wild. Tourist has found the musical recipe that works for him, the ten-track ingredient list as a fool proof floating framework on which …

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M83 produce an echo chamber for the 80’s in their new album ‘DSVII’

Some albums get a follow on, but not many warrant a sequel. However, French electronic music band M83 evidently decided their atmospheric 2007 release Digital Shades Vol. 1 needed a follow up, and so we have their eighth studio album, DSVII. The album cover exhibits all we come to know of the tracks. A matured …

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Lyves challenges emotional capacities of music in her latest track ‘100’

Lyves, the musical alias for Francesca Bergami, credits her cinematic soundscape to influences of “Hip-hop, soul and ambient electronic music. That’s always been the thread for me”. Each genre is visible in her latest release ‘100’. The emotive progression paved by minimalist production creates a potent and compelling musical foreground for the impassioned lyrics. Following …

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