Quantic – You Used To Love Me feat. Denitia

“You Used To Love Me” featuring Denitia is the latest single taken from ‘Atlantic Oscillations’, the highly anticipated album from world-renowned British producer Will “Quantic” Holland. New York-based singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Denitia provides lyrics and vocals, interlacing a mystical bittersweet tale of lost love with Quantic’s quintessential electronic sound.

The instrumentation in “You Used To Love Me ft. Denitia” allows the emotional honesty of the lyrics to stand out, as Denitia uses the imagery of nature to explore the moment a couple realise their relationship is over.

The single release also features “You Used To Love Me ft. Denitia (Alfa Mist Remix)” which sees the gifted London-based pianist and composer rework the track with the addition of melancholic brass and keys, giving the original track a contemporary jazz twist. With this backdrop and the echo of Denitia’s voice, a sinister glaze washes over the track, highlighting the darkness and despair that comes with realising you have come to the end.

Released May 7, 2019

boerd – It Fades Away

After delivering his breakout mini-LP ‘Static’ through Anjunadeep in April of last year, Swedish producer Bård Ericson (aka boerd) returns with ’It Fades Away’, lifted from his next EP, ‘Misplaced I’.

A regular member of the Royal Swedish Opera, Swedish Radio Symphony, and Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ericson has also proven himself as an accomplished bass player for numerous ensembles around the world. Touring Tokyo, Stockholm, and New York, the producer performed in the Philip Glass opera ‘Satyagraha’ earlier this year (including four sold out shows in Brooklyn’s illustrious Harvey Theatre), he also recently contributed as a member of Andrea Bocelli’s orchestra throughout his Scandinavian tour. This deep immersion in the classical world of opera and orchestra is masterfully exhibited in boerd’s otherworldly sound.

With influences that range from Bibio, Burial and Aphex Twin, his latest single ‘It Fades Away’ looks to expand on the experimental path he forged with ‘Static’. Blending short and sparse electronics over an atmospheric and haunting backdrop, boerd’s sound feels assured, distinct and aesthetically refreshed for 2019.

Speaking about his return, the producer added, “I wrote this song at a time when I was pretty confused about some personal stuff, and the music seems to reflect that. I feel pretty confused all the time to be honest; I think most people do.”

“‘It Fades Away’ features my own vocals, some guitars, and an acoustic piano processed beyond recognition for the introduction. I also recorded a bunch of unusual foley sounds that I resampled and used as percussion.”

boerd released his new single ‘It Fades Away’ on the 14th May via Anjunadeep. His forthcoming four-track EP ‘Misplaced I’ is arriving on the 31st May. EP Pre-order: https://Anjunadeep.lnk.to/BMPpr

HÆLOS – Any Random Kindness LP

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Today London-based electronic quartet HÆLOS release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Any Random Kindness via Infectious, which includes previously released tracks: “tender and atmospheric” (The Line of Best Fit) ‘Another Universe’, “piece of pop euphoria” (Clash) ‘End of the World Party’,“anxious and melancholic” (Stereogum) ‘Boy / Girl’, ‘Kyoto’, and ‘Buried in The Sand’. The follow up to 2016’s trip hop-influenced Full Circle, Any Random Kindness examines the search for connection in an increasingly fractured world.

BUY/STREAM ‘ANY RANDOM KINDNESS’ HERE

Throughout Any Random Kindness, HÆLOS reflect upon the current state of the modern world, combining organic instrumentation with modular electronica to reflect the colliding nature of technology and humanity, looming climate change, and corrupt politics. “We pushed each other to a far more vulnerable and exposed place on this record,” says Benardout. “By making space for individual voices we were able to explore an intimacy and closeness that we hadn’t found before.”  The album was produced by Dom Goldsmith and recorded in a variety of locations—from Benardout’s basement and Delaney’s house to a studio in the English countryside, miles away from their city digs.

Any Random Kindness is an astoundingly textured record and a huge leap forward for HÆLOS’ band members Lotti Benardout, Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith and Daniel Vildósola. The shivering, gorgeous atmospheres conjured on the album are more warm-blooded and varied than ever, the result of a new approach to live instrumentation the band took in-studio. Even though the latter part of creating the record was especially intense, a newly developed HÆLOS emerged, one with optimistic perceptions of each other and a fresh, dance-floor oriented sound.

Ahead of their sold-out headline show at EarTH in Hackney, HÆLOS have also announced a 13 date UK & European tour in October, following performances at Rough Trade East, The Great Escape and Field Day festivals. Tickets are available to buy at http://haelos.com/.

Jam And Spoon – Stella (Kölsch Remix)

Following on from the heavyweight collaboration with Sasha for ‘The Lights’, Kölsch returns to his IPSO imprint for a remarkable remix of the trance classic ‘Stella’ by Jam & Spoon.

Adding his own signature progressive tones, whilst keeping the original synths and vocals, Kölsch’s remix rounds off with a pulsing acid line.

Kölsch remix of ‘Stella’ is out now on all platforms.

Sven Weisemann – Garden Of Fantasy

5 years after his first RSD release on the label, Berlin´s Sven Weisemann is back on FAUXPAS MUSIK. Garden Of Fantasy is a re-release from the fantastic Essays 7inch Label, run by Styrax. this EP comes as 180 gram Vinyl only Release and truly takes you on a journey somewhere far away from this world. the design comes from talented French Designer Freak Fabric.

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First official release of the great Berlin-based Party series Warning. Get it here.

Robot Koch – Sphere Outtakes EP

Acclaimed electronic music producer Robot Koch releases his new EP “Sphere Outtakes” – the follow-up to “Sphere” out 10/5 last year – via his own label Trees and Cyborgs on April 26. Designed as the soundtrack to an audio visual live show and conceived in collaboration with the artist Mickael Le Goff, the project is a musical exploration of space and will be exhibited in planetariums and full dome venues across Europe and North America starting at MUTEK San Francisco on May 2nd.

“I wanted to do something entirely new and different, move out of my comfort zone. I‘ve been playing in clubs for more than ten years and the idea of doing something in a planetarium has been in my head for a while. I just loved the idea of it being totally immersive; it lies somewhere between a 3D movie and a concert,” Koch explains.

With “Sphere Outtakes”, Koch delves into dark pockets that separate stars, sounds, and ultimately feelings: “The space around things, the nothingness of space, fascinates me and I seek that space in my work too, the right amount of reverb around a sound, making it small and intimate or epic and far away is something I play with a lot.” he adds.

Building sound from a neoclassical sphere, he rapidly switches to more immediate and experimental outbursts, threading the line between drony, twisted and skeletal German minimal to spectral, transcendental techno. It’s a visual and sonic bath inspired by sci-fi, Robert being a massive fan of Blade Runner and Alien and intrigued by space and the possibility of a life above the stars. Tracks such as Another World and Data Religion showcase dark pulsations and clanks that channel a post-human dystopia. BBC’s Bobby Friction described it perfectly; “it sounds like artificial intelligence discovering religion.”

Video: In Mirrors – Human

Canadian band In Mirrors share new single and video “Human” on Italians Do It Better. The song was produced by label head Johnny Jewel and features their hypnotic brand of minimal wave, krautrock, and post punk. The video was filmed and directed by Johnny Jewel in Los Angeles.

In Mirrors is the sound of reflection. A collage of cinematic synthscapes, ambient noise experimentations, catchy melodies. The slow-burning grooves represent the essence of what we wear on the outside and what’s etched deep inside – pure and tainted, sacred and profane, light and dark. Dissonant but sincere vocals and glistening guitars combined with electronic palettes help us experience the true, visceral gravity of our moments.

From Vancouver, B.C., In Mirrors (comprised of Jesse Taylor, japanese Takashi Inoue and Bill Batt) will hit the road to open the nights for label mates Chromatics & Desire.

Video: Worakls – Nikki

Worakls has launched the intriguing official video for ‘Nikki’, the second single from his acclaimed debut album Orchestra.

Taken from the 2017 short film ‘Nikki Marianne’ by Guillaume Caramelle, for which Worakls composed the soundtrack, the video tells the tale of a modern romance and the multitude of conflicting emotions that comes with it. Set at a high school party, protagonist Peter watches on with confusion and horror as crush Nikki is seduced by an older man.

The second single released from the ten-track LP, ‘Nikki’ weaves together electronic and orchestral elements to create a powerful cinematic composition that increasingly ups the tension. With all the music featured on the album composed to be specifically played with an orchestra, the record was released in conjunction with a tour of the most prestigious venues in Europe, where Worakls performed alongside a 20-piece orchestra. He kicked off the ten-date sold out tour in Paris on 15th February, before rounding things off in France and Belgium on 25th and 26th April respectively.

Julian Wassermann – Guard x Vitamin

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Julian Wassermann, Munich’s master of deep and melodic techno, reveals a new double A-side single on May 17.

The lead track ‘Guard’ features vocals from the critically acclaimed Australian singer songwriter Yates. The tantalisingly slow-building track includes Wassermann’s signature swirling synths and darkly layered, syncopated rhythms. The song is set to introduce Wassermann to a new legion of fans.

‘Guard’ sees Wassermann move into new territory to his previous productions. “When I recorded the first parts and initial chords, I knew this had the potential to turn into something very special.” he says “It felt like I had to work on a different beat structure to what I typically do in my other productions. I ended up sending my first idea to Yates, and he was quick to respond with his first vocal recordings. His idea really captured the mood of my instrumental and gave it a whole new meaning”

On the flip side, ‘Vitamin’ continues the dark theme and stuttering beats, with a more bass-led melody made for those lighter moments on the dancefloor.

Wasserman adds: “‘Vitamin’ is is the clubbier of the two tracks. I wanted to keep it the arrangement very simple, and I think it’s a great addition to the dark themes of ‘Guard’”

Julian Wassermann has become renowned for his showstopping DJ sets and epic productions. Over the last year, he’s been a recurring feature on the bill at clubs and festivals across Germany, as well as the rest of Europe and the UK. His previous releases have seen support from BBC Radio 1 as well as Solomun, Laurent Garnier and Pete Tong amongst others.

After releasing on celebrated labels including Stil vor Talent, Senso Sounds and Einmusika, ‘Guard x Vitamin’ is the follow up to last year’s single ‘Painfully’, and sees the artist release his third track via a major label. There are more releases planned with Warner Music Germany throughout 2019.

With further club and festival appearances planned well into the summer, it’s shaping up to be a monster year for Julian Wassermann.

Out on May 17 via Warner Music.