Chet Faker is one of the many talented artists coming out of Australia. Winner of 5 awards at Aria awards 2014 including best male artist, Best Independent Album and the likes, Chet writes, produces and records his own music. A talent worth note. His music features on Future Classic and they been sharing around some recent work and collabs.
Marcus Marr has come out of studio hybernation reversed, when it starts getting cold out, with the help of Chet Faker. The two artists are working on a collaborative project Work, releasing Trouble With Us and Birthday Card as a little taste. The EP is set to be released on December 4th. Since Marr’s last project Brown Sauce released over a year ago he has been touring, doing gigs here and there like episodes at the Boiler Room. Has not lost touch as you can hear with these two tracks, deep house and techno done right.
The mysterious yet eloquent masqueraded figure known as Claptone releases his LP full of funky techno and deep house tracks recently and does it proper. There is always a very smooth balance between old school house music and contemporary. But when he drops those basslines its over. You will not stop wigglin.
Each song gets progressively better as it goes back and forth between highs and lows. As you get a feel of the album, your soul starts to feel it by the time Heartbeat kicks in with the smooth vocals of Nathan Nicholson. Building energy with Peter, Björn and John on vocals in Puppet Theatre into the groovy Leave Your Light with Young Galaxy. Claptone has picked some unique talent for this album, they work perfectly and there is a bunch more down the tracklist. Jaw, Jay Jay Johnson, Jimi Tenor, Bavanandan to name a few. Yea by the 13th track you will have fallen in love with this, Charmer LP.
Big things in line for Caleb Cornett‘s music career. Also known as Amtrac, the artist has a lot planned for himself and his fans! He just embarked on his first Headlining tour with Hotel Garuda. You know what that means, as a headline Amtrac can produce live to his fullest potential knowing people come specifically for him and his talents. Lucky us as well, Chicago has a tour date for February 18th at theMid. You can check out his facebook for tour dates near you!
Coming as a double whammy announcement, along with his first headlining tour Amtrac releases Darkest Sound. A deep bassline and harmonious synths leading to vocals to start off the first track of Amtrac’s up and coming EP for 2016, Lost In Motion. Hearing this track I can only imagine what unreleased goodies he will be playing on tour that he has not already played during tours with Gorgon City. Amongst the many tracks he has on his playlist already. Have you seen his soundcloud lately?
Caleb has been puttin in some real work in the studio. From remixes to collabs to originals, he has been creating some addicting hip shakin tunes. Lover, released just over two weeks ago, is already at 88k views. Elev8, a collab with notable house artist Alex Metrix, released on OWSLA/Big Beat Records will have you lost in a trance. Finally a remix of Get Your Love by Leo Kalyan will sober you up with deep lyrics and hypnotic bassline that keeps your hips swingin. These are only a few of the tracks Amtrac has released within the last month and a half, give or take. There is 3 singles on Toolroom Records and a piano remix of Kaskade’s Disarm You ft. Ilsey that you are waitin for your listen on soundcloud. Do not snooze on Amtracs sound!
Since the Siren EPand discovering over his Aural Psynapse remix of Deadmau5, Jeff Hartford has shown his versatility as an artist. Better known as ATTLAS, the artist has made a series of originals, remixes and collaborations with some big names like Aphex Twin. Recently he took it upon himself to give Gallant’s Weight In Gold with a beautiful transformation into ATTLAS techno house music.
With Scene EP we learn of his cinematic spell and his ability to carry emotions through sound! Now we got a trilogy goin with ATTLAS’s 3rd EP ‘Sin’. Continuing with his epic sound Jeff is filling up his portfolio with more vibrant and even heavier tunes this time around. Starting with one of his earlier tracks Parallel Lines is a vocal transformation of Taylor from his Siren EP and continues to Burned and darky gritty techno track. This dark pattern of deep basslines and harmonious synths continues to form a magnificent techno EP. Check out the Soundcloud preview of listen to it in full on Spotify.
Looking for something new and edgy to listen too? 18 year old Tkay Maidza is an female emcee born in Zimbabwe, Africa. At the age of 5 her family moved to her current hometown Adelaide, Australia. This little lady is pint sized, bursting full speed into the scene in 2013 with her hit Brontosaurus feat. Badcop.
She enjoys daring lap dances during her radio show interviews and please do not compare her to Azaelia Banks or her fellow home mate Iggy Azalea. She’s in her own lane. Tkay spits her flow over any genre from Electronic, Pop, Alternative and she does it very well.
Tkay starts off singing her chorus lyrics over this electronic pop beat song “MOB” Money over B%$#!es. Wait until the base drops, she then starts to rap. If it’s too fast to comprehend, look up the lyrics. The meaning behind this song is an ethos “hard work over stupid shit.
What’s up Next for Tkay Maidza
Tkay is currently on a national tour with recording artist Rita Ora as well as performing in Festivals such as Beyond the Valley, THIS THAT, SPLENDOUR and more. She is collaborating with other music artist like Charli XCX, Mark Ronson as well as A$AP Ferg. Keep up with Tkay, follow her on all her social media pages, in which you can find on her Website link below.
Let’s see, this beauty Kelela Mizanekristos is a singer based in Los Angeles; Her heritage is Ethiopian, and as a teenager she was voted Most Likely to Be a Pop Star, Alternative R&B vocalist and songwriter. Kelela was born in Washington D.C., grew up in suburban Maryland and didn’t have aspirations as a singer until she started studying jazz. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and Kelela’s mixtape CUT 4 ME was released on October 1st, 2013. Her sound consist of R&B, Electronic, Experimental, and Trip-hop! In April, Paper Mag listed Kelela as one of the Most Beautiful people Class of 2015,
This music video “A Message” will be intriguing for all Anime lovers at the end. Kelela’s video is totally mesmerizing. It focuses hard on Kelela’s face, as she cuts off her waist-length dreads and turns into an anime hallucination.“A Message” speaks to the misery that Kelela was experiencing at the time. The song represents the “rejection and amputation” period of a relationship, in which the entire EP represents the turbulent lifespan of a relationship.
What’s Next for Kelela
Kelela is an artist who explores different elements of genres and Loves hard. Her upcoming EP should be different from her mixtape which definitely revealed post-heartache and post-breakup songs, songs that were surrounding a relationship, and then a few songs that point to the actual cusp of change. To fall in and out of Love and start all over again.
Kelela is currently touring and performing at festivals overseas in Europe and in France. She is still working on her first EP debut, which was supposed to drop early May but it was delayed until further notice. She only wants to release the best and really felt bad about the delay of it to her fans that she apologized via twitter. Kelela has a gang of other songs she has recorded, especially this one with recording artist TinkKelela x Tink “Want it” .
For more information on Kelela and to keep track of what’s going on with her Follow her Below on all her social media pages ✌😜
A powerful voice that gives chills, expressive songs and a fashion beauty. Jessie Ware always appears on stage in a chic wardrobe ready to sing her heart out. Ware’s music videos are full of nature, people and visual images that usually illustrate the ballad that is being performed. This unique musician is from London, England. She debuted her album Devotion in 2012 and her latest album Tough Love in 2014.
“Say you Love” me was written by Ware and co-written with Ed Sheeran. This love song depicts that saying these four words mean more than just a hug, and time. Love is an highly dynamic word. When someone is in love, thinking about the other person and wanting to be with them all the time can be tough, because without them life would feel incomplete. Ware sings, ‘Cause I don’t wanna fall in love, If you don’t wanna try, and It sucks when a person falls in love with someone, and the other person is unsure about their feelings towards the whole relationship.
Jessie’s genres are Electronic, R&B and Tropical. Even though she is a fresh face to the music scene, she has caught the eye of many other artist, such as rap/hip-hop artist J. Cole who jumped on this track “Kind of…sometimes…maybe” with a remix. At the beginning it gets freaky 😝 with Cole’s lyrics then incorporates Jessie’s sensual soft voice for an even more seductive tone.
What’s Next for Jessie Ware
Jessie Ware is currently on tour in the United Kingdom for the remainder of the 2015 spring and summertime. Don’t feel down though, she does come to the U.S. very often to tour, perform on daytime television shows and collaborate with other famous artist like Miguel, Nicki Minaj and more. Discover new info about Jessie Ware, also keep up with her moves. Follow her below on all her social media websites! ✌
PHANTOGRAM is the electronic psych pop duo from upstate New York, comprised of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel. Their music is a blend of head-knocking, unique street beat sounds with psychedelic melodies. Sarah sings lead vocals, plays the keyboard, and co-writes all of the songs with Josh, who also does vocals, creates beats and plays the guitar. The band has released three studio albums Eyelid Movies in 2009, Nightlife in 2011 and Voicesin 2014.
When I’m small opens up with a hip-hop beat then adds guitar with a pop rhythm that latches on next by the second verse. The bass line establishes the vibe of a deep tempo leaving the rest of the track to cause a reaction. Whether a person only likes only a certain genre, many different genres are fused together in this song producing one sound. It also tells the story of an abused woman and her inner conflict concerning her abusive partner.
The real meaning of Phantogram is an optical illusion; but in this case the video is also a non-concrete image, merged with music, art and fashion. This is just another way of the duo introducing themselves to the world. Fall in Love explains how a woman can also be the heart breaker. A man can fall in love with a woman on the flip side the woman may not feel the same way ‘Cause you were falling…..I’m sorry baby 🙁
What’s next for Phantogram
Phantogram is currently making appearances on night time television shows with popular well-known artist such as Big Boi from OutKast, performing at shows across America like the Hangout Festival, Lollapalooza, Coachella and they will be appearing at Electric Forest this year in June. Follow Phantogram below and keep up with their latest music activity!
FKA Twigs released her music video that she directed, Glass and Patron a week ago and it is already causing a stir. It is also featured for the YouTube Music Awards, in-which the concept aroused her fans and viewers up under the comments section. With secret mentions in the lyrics, it has been leaked that FKA will release her 3rd debut album EP3 soon. When will she release it? This is To be announced soon. UPDATE: Also it is April Fools but according to some sources FKA Twigs and her Beau Twilight Saga star Robert Pattison maybe engaged?? Stay tuned for an future update and check out her new video below.
Read our latest Feature on FKA Twigsposted in this previous month of March
Indie popsinger/songwriter from Sweden, Lykke Li (pronounced lick-e-lee) is a phenomenal artist that blends elements of indie pop, alternative, and electronic. Her debut album, Youth Novels, was released in 2008, her second album, Wounded Rhymes, was released in 2011, and her most recent album, I Never Learn, was released in 2014. She has collaborated with many underground artist and also popular artist such as U2.
Little Bit is from her 2008 album Youth Novels. It is about being in a “friends with benefits” relationship. As it says in this lyric “And for you I keep my legs apart, and forget about my tainted heart” She doesn’t want to be the first to admit that she is falling in love with that person. Lykke acknowledges in this song that she is just having sex with this person while trying to have no feelings involved. Being interested in someone but afraid to say it first for the fear of rejection is relatable to many people.
This video Gunshot is a song about dealing with an addiction to the point where it kills you, an addiction from love. This breakup ballad finds an anguished Lykke Li longing to get her lover back. This is also a moment in a relationship where you’ve fucked up knowing that some things you can never take back and it’s just gone forever.
Drift off to totally intangible places with violins, upbeat tempos, relationship anecdotes from Lykke Li. Her heavenly lyrics and soothing vocals can awaken relatable memories. Even though she is fairly new to the industry she is about to make her rise with Music, Art, and Fashion. She is also a collaborating designer for a collection with H&M and also apart of the Gucci Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Follow Her below on all her social media pages to see what’s next!