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 monthly guide.

il:lo

il:lo is the collaborative effort of French producers Dejan Dejado and Andreas Schütz, who met in 2010 and decided to join forces musically two years later. A blend of synthetic and acoustic melodies, their music depicts a downtempo, unwinding journey through the duo’s travels, with many of their tracks named after towns they have visited. The release of their first full-length record, Sloh, shapes an exciting future for the pair, who will perform a slew of shows in Greece next month. Here’s to hoping they’ll bring their live performance closer to Leeds in the near future!


Bella Boo

Hailing from Stockholm, Bella Boo is the stage name of DJ and producer Gabriella Borbély. Once Upon A Passion, her debut album, arrived in late 2019 after a promising start to her career in 2015. Since falling hopelessly in love with the club scene, Borbély began DJing and then producing music of her own, which she uploaded to SoundCloud. Once Upon A Passion feels like a culmination of an epoch of artistic exhilaration, a true testament to Bella Boo’s craft.


glue70

glue70 is a fine example of true Northern artistry, born out of Manchester with a huge cult following and a menagerie of tracks to get lost in. The face of glue70 is a man named Conor, who is the co-founder of Flow Theory, an art collective and record label inspired by the “mental state of flow, honest expressions worldwide”. glue70’s latest release is a collaborative track with Luv Zap, which intertwines downtempo rhythms with melancholic vocals.


WhoMadeWho

Experimental dance trio WhoMadeWho first made waves in the scene during the mid-2000s, a time of musical upheaval where club music became multi-disciplinary, spanning genres and demanding ingenuity from the artists who were part of it. WhoMadeWho took this challenge and ran with it, becoming leaders of an international movement which amalgamated indie, techno and pop music. With six albums under their belt, at this point the trio are unstoppable, and are back in 2020 with an exciting EP titled ‘Obstacle’ which stays true to their core of creating restless and energetic dance music. 


53 Thieves

With just five tracks released so far, this collective of “two singers and two producers” experiments with subtle hip-hop beats, dreamy vocals and smooth electronic production. 53 Thieves is quite an elusive act – their social media gives little away in regards to who or what defines the group. Instead, they let their music do it for them. Their latest EP ‘after hours’ is an alluring miscellany of chilled-out, lo-fi electronica.


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