Norwegian indie electro band Lemaitre have been hard at work on their long awaited, debut studio album and are kind enough to let us premiere one of the biggest tracks from the release. "Closer" is a summer vibe filled, indie electro hit that will have you moving in all the right ways. The horns, strong piano lines, and arrangements of electro bass provide a perfect foundation for Swedish singer Jennie Abrahamson to add some smooth vocals that help complete the track. This has us anxiously awaiting the rest of the album that is set to release this year. Listen below to the premiere and look out to purchase this song very soon. Enjoy!
Lemaitre – Closer | iTunes
One of Norway's newest exports, Jerry Folk manages to impress us once again with his latest remix. Today he follows up his huge internet remixes of ZZ Ward's "365 Days" and Baby Bash's "Suga Suga", this time taking on fellow newcomer, London indie duo Oh Wonder. Folk has gone ahead and flipped their song "Lose It" into a funky nu-disco / deep house dance hit incorporating a funk-centric bassline and upbeat guitar chords. "Lose It" is out today via Next Wave Records, listen to the premiere below and take advantage of an exclusive free download. Enjoy!
Oh Wonder – Lost It (Jerry Folk Remix) | Free Download
If you aren’t familiar with FKJ, aka French Kiwi Juice, this is the perfect opportunity to familiarize yourself. His live sets incorporate some of the coolest instrumental looping as he expertly switches between keys, guitar, and bass in a funky, tropical style that’s incredibly unique and refreshing and is a must-see if you have the opportunity to check out one of his sets.
This new remix takes on Lianne La Havas’ infectious “Unstoppable” and is one of his freshest releases to date following up his recent remix of ZHU’s “Paradise Awaits,” which we premiered. This irresistible remix brings FKJ’s signature keyboard and guitar riffs alongside a funky bassline to recreate Lianne’s popular tune into a brilliantly smooth summertime jam that will instantly put a smile on your face and bring you to your happy place. Keep an eye on this talent as everything he touches seems to turn to gold.
Lianne La Havas – Unstoppable (FKJ Remix) | Stream Only
Say hello again to rising Aussie act Kilter who is making some serious waves and building buzz far outside his stomping grounds. We first featured Kilter with the remix of his song "Coward" from fellow Aussie newcomer Naderi which is still seeing rotation on our playlists.
Today he has teamed up with Sydney duo Porsches on a new single titled "Want 2." We get a house tune with some indie and future bass influence packing some strong guitar strumming, thumping bass lines, and colorful synth stabs all to make the perfect foundation for Porsches vocals to lay nicely. Stream the full song below and grab your copy May 22nd apart of the Vivid Music compilation. Enjoy!
Kilter – Want 2 (Feat. Porsches)
New York based producer, singer and songwriter Jon Bellion follows up his debut album The Definition and new singles "All Time Low" & "Woodstock" with yet another new song. "Woke The F*ck Up" is an upbeat acoustic fueled single with Jon laying down some signature unbelievably smooth choruses and verses. He manages to work in just the right electronic edge from the punchy drums to the bassline breakdown to the vocal chopping. It's another quality Jon Bellion tune you will find yourself replaying endlessly. Listen below and we will keep you posted on a free download or official release. Enjoy!
US fans, Jon is jumping back on the road for part 2 of The Definition Tour. See all the dates below and pick up tickets before they sell out!
Jon Bellion – Woke The F*ck Up
Norway's latest export to be making a global name for himself is without a doubt the impressive artist Bearson, and today we have his first true original. "Imposter" has the young producer teaming up with the very exciting Mark Johns who seems to be pairing with just about everyone hot recently coming off her Kanye West "All Day" cover alongside Sweater Beats.
Well the perfect pairing of the two rising internet stars comes together perfectly. Bearson provides a downtempo tropical house meets chill trap styled production with Mark Johns laying down her signature smooth yet raspy vocals tying it all together. This is the first song released on Bearson's new Next Wave Records label. Listen below and pick up your copy via iTunes. Enjoy!
Bearson – Imposter (Ft. Mark Johns) | iTunes
We’re a few weeks out from the June 1 release of Jaime XX’s debut solo album, In Colour, and one of the most anticipated tracks off the album has surfaced online.
This new track “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” features none other than rising Atlanta hip hop star Young Thug and was originally supposed to also feature Popcaan, but he doesn’t appear on this leaked version. Jaime XX strays away from the sound he’s become known for with The XX and delivers a unique summertime hit that surely evokes good vibes and will have you repeatedly clicking replay. The soft production on this track uses a warm, soulful sample that unexpectedly works well alongside Young Thug’s screeching signature vocals over the melodic beat with thumping bass. Keep an eye out for this album
Jamie XX Ft. Young Thug – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)
Michigan based vocalist Quinn has been making a name for himself like never before over the past few months teasing his Change Of Scenery EP and has just released the full project for free download on his Soundcloud. He has no problem blending hip-hop, indie, tropical beats and a splash of R&B to combine them for a fun mixture that sounds very unique. Two of our favorites from the EP are "FFYL" and "Never Done This" which both bring out the perfect summer vibes. The rest of the EP is pretty solid as well, so listen below in full and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Quinn – Change Of Scenery EP | Free Download
Canadian artist Vanic continues his exciting streak of succesful releases following up "Borderline," "Make Me Fade" and "Hypnotic" with yet another hit. He has teamed up with talented vocalist K. Flay once again on the new track "Cops" and we haven't been able to stop listening to it. You hear Vanic's signature melodies and unique percussion combine perfectly to make way for K.Flay's verses to shine bright. Vanic is giving this out as a free download so grab below and enjoy.
Vanic X K.Flay – Cops | Free Download
While we patiently await for Chance The Rapper’s upcoming projects to release, we can hold ourselves over with his recent collaborative works including “Heaven Only Knows,” “Cold Stares,” “Baby Blue,” “Sunday Candy” and more. Now we have the pleasure of hearing yet another stellar Chance verse via a new collaboration with NYC based R&B vocalist Jordan Bratton. We get a summer-ready, feel good track with “Prisoner” in which Bratton offers his crooning to set up a Chance verse that works perfectly with the beat to allow his singing / rapping style to shine. Enjoy!
Jordan Bratton - Prisoner ft. Chance The Rapper | Stream Only
The unique talents of Jon Bellion seem to keep expanding with his sound incorporating elements of R&B, Hip-Hop, and Indie Rock to create his own fun and catchy vibe. This time Jon takes a fresh new approach on his latest single "All Time Low," which follows up his great recent release "Woodstock." Written and produced by Jon, this new track has catchy glitched, pitched down vocals and happy shrieks making for a fun and catchy foundation to lay his vocals on top of. Jon continues to grow his psychedelic sound as he blends his influences creating his own sound that is fun and unique, and has been on repeat for us. Be sure to catch Jon Bellion in your city on The Definition Tour with all dates below the player. Enjoy
Jon Bellion – All Time Low
JON BELLION THE DEFINITION TOUR DATES 2015
Vancouver based producer Vanic has been turning out consistently amazing songs over the past year including his remixes of "Circles" by Machineheart and K Flay's "Make Me Fade," and now he is back with one of his best yet. He takes on indie act Tove Styrke's song "Borderline" and delivers an assortment of his trap-styled drums and signature colorful melodies while highlighting the smooth vocals all leading to future bass drops that will make you hit replay endlessly. Stream the full song below and we will keep you posted on an official release. Enjoy
Vanic X Tove Styrke – Borderline | Stream Only
The multi talented TSIS supported artist Jon Bellion has continued to carve his own path blending R&B, Indie, and Hip-Hop for a unique combination. His most recent album The Definition is still seeing regular rotation over here, and was amazing seeing it performed live on the complimenting tour last fall.
Well today we have the first new song from Jon in 2015, "Woodstock," a powerful one-off single. The song has Jon continuing to expand on his unique style blending various genres for something that is fun and catchy while written and produced by Jon himself. The production on this one brings a far out, spacey, classic rock inspired twist to the sound we've grown to know from Jon.
He has also just announced his newest national run of shows, The Definition Tour. See all the dates below!
Jon Bellion – Woodstock
London based artist Tourist has garnared attention for various reasons over the past couple of years, but he just may have released his biggest tune to date. "Holding On" is a forward thinking future bass meets house dance record with a splash of indie influence that just works so perfect. Featuring some guest vocals from Josef Salvatt & Niia providing a duet of sorts interchanging as the beat progresses through various stages throughout. You will have to get used to replaying the stream below as the song won't officially be released until May 24th via Polydor Records. Enjoy!
TOURIST will be playing some limited festival plays this year, including Coachella, so make sure you don't miss out.
Tourist – Holding On (Feat. Josef Salvat & Niia) iTunes
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