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Dokkodo Sounds transports you to the heights of ‘Mt. Kita’ with latest EP

A selection of four equally beautiful, ethereal soundscapes, Dokkodo Sounds’ ‘Mt. Kita’ EP is a wave of calm. Named for the second tallest mountain in Japan, the ambient lo-fi beats feel completely cleansing. “My love of Japan obviously comes through, with the titles and sampling of Asian instruments,” says the electronic producer, “However, I also …

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DOV and Vaughan reflect on modern dating in ‘Reciprocate’

From the opening notes of DOV and Vaughan’s collaboration on ‘Reciprocate’, you can practically feel a drunken haze and flashing neon club lights engulfing you. A seductive slice of modern day R&B, the bassline may be gentle and unassuming under Vaughan’s sultry falsetto, yet is enough to set you on edge. Completely hypnotic.  Emotionally unavailable …

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TSHA unleashes explosive remix of Juno Mamba’s ‘Blossom’

With single artwork depicting a raging fire, there is perhaps no surprise that the TSHA remix of Juno Mamba’s ‘Blossom’ is nothing short of explosive. Rife with jolting, staccato beats, TSHA’s touch is palpable. Deeply intricate and compelling, the shimmering influence of Four Tet on her style is resoundingly clear.  Although the remix seems almost …

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith delivers a wave of serenity with ‘The Steady Heart’

LA-based Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s latest EP, ‘The Steady Heart’, is pulsing with a magnetic, swirling current. An assault on the senses in the most liberating way, it welcomes twenty minutes of inspired contemplation. A soaring teaser to the composer’s upcoming May album, The Mosaic of Transformation, Smith promises to scale to new heights of clarity …

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PREMIERE: Ben Beaux lifts you to ‘Heaven’ on new single

Ben Beaux’s latest release ‘Heaven’ is just that. Angelic and transcendent, the London-based producer has created something that is undilutedly gorgeous. A self-confessed lover of “genre-trashing electronic tracks”, Beaux seamlessly moulds an array of influences into one heartfelt track.  Opening with a wave of tranquillity, ‘Heaven’ effortlessly rises until you are completely drenched in a …

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Feel the warmth with Laurence Guy’s ‘The Sun is Warm and Directly Above You’

‘The Sun is Warm and Directly Above You’ claims Laurence Guy on his latest EP, yet it seems that his swirling, almost lo-fi tracks are the real source of warmth. Sure, the relentless storms we seem to be facing might be forcing you to cocoon yourself under layers of blankets, but Guy’s EP will inspire …

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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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Juno Mamba releases liberating new single ‘Blossom’

‘Blossom’ is a fitting name for Melbourne producer Juno Mamba’s latest release. Delving into the unknown, this new single undoubtedly sees him blossoming into his finest form. Preparing to release his debut EP ‘Light Echoes’ over the coming months, ‘Blossom’ offers a delicious taste of what’s to come, one that undoubtedly leaves you with an …

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Polynation discover dizzying new heights on ‘Animus’

An interesting highlight from the album Igneous, Polynation soar to new heights on ‘Animus’ – a taunting experiment in dark electronica. With an ominous driving beat swelling throughout, the tension rises beyond belief on ‘Animus’, a leap into the unknown for the Amsterdam producer duo.  Foregoing any lyrics, Polynation emphasise the power of their music …

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