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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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‘Points Beyond’ sees Cubicolor return luminescent

Cubicolor’s latest single ‘Points Beyond’ is five minutes and twenty seven seconds of pure electronica bliss. Experimental and innovative, the Netherlands trio seem back and better than ever. After scrapping their initial submission for a second album last year, the release of Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night in February 2020 seems to hold an …

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Belau are a slice of sunshine in the cold outside with ‘Essence’

Nestled amidst a sea of green in the heart of Barcelona, Belau’s live performance of ‘Essence’ couldn’t be more suited. Lush scenes meet lush beats as the Budapest-based duo team up with Böbe Szécsi and Benjamin Kiss to create a rendition of their latest single that arguably rivals the official release. The backdrop of the …

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Sfven turns up the heat on explosive new single, ‘like i love u’

Written and produced in his bedroom, Sfven’s latest release, ‘like i love u’ sees the phenomenal artist cement his already growing reputation as one of the most exciting electro pop acts of today. Beginning with a taunting stripped back vocal, the song crescendos into an explosive chorus, echoed in the music video as the artist …

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Active Child creates ethereal soundscape on new EP, ‘Set Me Free / All Eyes On You / Cruel World’

Multifaceted Active Child’s latest release is nothing short of majestic. Two years on from his last release, the ‘Set Me Free / All Eyes on You / Cruel World’ EP marks a glorious return – a trio of songs all beautifully crafted to create one of the most soothing releases of the year. ‘Set Me …

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