Skylar Spence, once known as Saint Pepsi, is knocking irresistible jams out one after another to lead up to his highly anticipated album Prom King, out September 18th via Carpark. On new reveal I Can’t Be Your Superman, he seems to refute his own song title with a super human delivery of sublimely grooving electro disco funk goodness. I hope you’ve been practicing your disco dance moves, because come September 18th, it’s going to be one epic dance party. Pre-order Skylar Spence’s album, here.
Aiden Grimshaw recently returned to the music scene with his track “Virtually Married” and now the British singer-songwriter has just dropped a second track “Giving It Up” which is another experimental piece with an incredible production, I love the bouncy synth sounds merged with the mesmerising vocal from Aiden, the track is all together very reminiscent of indie artists such as Metronomy. The track was also co-written by Dan Dare, Violet Skies and MEMEB - who also produced Virtually Married. If you like what you hear then watch out for Aiden’s EP later this year. - Ali
Yume is thelatest collection of dreamy, ambient music from Helios, the long-running moniker of prolific composer Keith Kenniff (who also records solo piano under the name Goldmund [Ryuichi Sakamoto is a fan] and electro-tinged indie tunes with his wife Hollie under the name Mint Julep).
Los Angeles’ RKCB ignite my heart and soul yet again with their new song Daydreaming, a flushed ballad brimming with the band’s signature smooth and velvety electro R&B. It’s a seamlessly delivered gem that ripples and oscillates lavishly and unpredictably like on some of Ben Khan’s music, but RKCB encases that inebriating texture with a saccharine tenderness. Ultimately, Daydreaming is a gorgeous song, boasting flawless falsettos and the ability to entrap and never let go.
Phantoms weaves a dark tapestry of crystalline pop, scintillating melody, and thumping beats on new single All In, featuring Little Know. Its Kate Boy meets Maya Jane Coles combination of house and electronic pop draws me in like quicksand. All In will be on the Los Angeles electronic duo’s new five track EP, Broken Halo, out September 25th via Casablanca / Republic.
Jaymes Young and Phoebe Ryan are two of the biggest and best up and coming names in the wide world of music. Lucky for us, they combined forces, and it is nothing short of amazing. Here is the duet’s We Won’t.
I’ve been under Sevdaliza’s bewitching spell ever since I first encountered her dark and haunting music earlier this summer. The Iranian born, Netherlands raised artist is spectacularly unique and talented, delivering an irresistible style of mystical experimental pop and R&B. Today, she released a riveting music video for her twitchy, murky, and woozy single That Other Girl. They scanned Sevdaliza’s face and body and used revolutionary 3D technology to create the video. Its groundbreaking qualities match the avant-garde innovation of Sevdaliza’s gripping music.
Fleurie’s new song Still Your Girl begins with the hushed, bewitching melancholy of Imogen Heap’s music, a sure fire way to reel me in instantaneously. Then the Nashville based singer songwriter’s heavenly voice sinks in delicately, and then the song’s soft strings and its peaceful serenity combust and explode into colorful vibrancy and digital, slicing synth splendor. It’s an eye widening, ear perking experience of magnificence, especially the first time around. Sophisticated and bold but still elegantly majestic, Still Your Girl confidently showcases Fleurie’s unique and impressive style. It’s some of the most beautiful, cinematic pop music to emerge of late. Fleurie’s Arros EP will be out September 4th. Pre-order on iTunes.