Archive | September, 2020

Rogue VHS – Unique By Design

30 Sep

One of our favourite synthfam up and comers is Rogue VHS. He has a fistful of killer singles under his belt already. Latest release ‘Unique By Design’ blends the most chilled synthwave sounds with something a little City Pop-esque. Beautifully done.

Jonsi & Robyn – Salt Licorice

30 Sep

Jonsi sure knows how to pick vocal collaborators – from Elizabeth Fraser on his previous single we jump to queen Robyn. ‘Salt Licorice’ is a delightful racket – like a PC Music take on The Knife. Jonsi’s album ‘Shiver’ arrives later this week.

Talk Like Tigers – Annabel’s Calling

30 Sep

Twin sister pop! We love it!!! Newcastle’s Talk Like Tigers have an 80s-tastic new indie dance pop bop. ‘Annabel’s Calling’ has some lovely production touches and an almost Eurovision feel to it at times despite the indie vibes.

Hylander featuring Biond – Buttercup

30 Sep

Biond topped T&D’s tracks of the year list in 2019 with ‘Like He Never’. She’s back on a slice of chilled electronica with Hylander. ‘Buttercup’ is very cute and let’s hope this is the beginning of a run of new Biond music – we’re looking forward to more bops.

Romy – Lifetime

29 Sep

The XX’s Romy strikes out on her own with the incredibly danceable ‘Lifetime’. Vocally she recalls Tracey Thorn at times and the track has a ravey and uplifting synth sound we couldn’t have predicted. Properly euphoric.

NINA – Runaway (featuring LAU)

28 Sep

So this weekend we started the long list for our album of the year post. It’s no secret that NINA’s ‘Synthian’ is right up there for us and if we can squeeze one more single from this project it has to be ‘Runaway’. One of the purest pop melodies of 2020. Ricky Wilde and NINA made some magic together on this one.

Jimmy Smash – Under

28 Sep

We’ve been thumping out heavyweight bangers so felt we needed to chill a little. Norway’s Jimmy Smash have just the track. ‘Under’ is warm electronica with Toro Y Moi and James Blake touches but with a pop/soul sensibility too.

For Life – Till It Falls

28 Sep

More banging Aussie electronic music for you this Monday evening. For Life serves up sci-fi techno with super snappy production on ‘Till It Falls’ from his ‘Together’ EP.

dj clea – Gothic Girl

28 Sep

Whether it’s with his own music, his remix work or the releases coming via his Church label, Seb Wildblood is absolutely on a roll. Swedish producer dj clea has released, via Church, one of our favourite house EPs of the year with her recent ‘Historia’ collection. From it, ‘Gothic Girl’ serves some very icy house but with a sudden midway raveathon elevating the track further.

Örnsberg – I Love You

28 Sep

Overlooked this track from earlier in the summer. Örnsberg offers up some candy-Scandi poolside disco with this sumptuous track – the production is so lush.