May and Robot Koch – Gold EP

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This new release with Berlin based singer May is the latest addition in the collaboration series on Robot Koch`s Label Trees and Cyborgs.

May met Producer Robot Koch already in 2012 in Berlin. They co-wrote a few songs together and then kept in touch after Koch relocated to LA in 2013. It wasn`t until 2017 that they got back together in the studio and recorded new material. Gold is the first song they wrote in 4 years.

Recorded at the Red Bull Studio in Berlin, the music for Gold was composed by Robot Koch and his frequent collaborator Julien Marchal. May`s fragile and yet present voice adds her own unique magic to the song.

Another Highlight of the EP is the stripped down cover version of the Moderat Song „Bad Kingdom“. Koch knows the Moderat guys since the early 2000`s now, has released on their Monkeytown Label and supported them live in the US. It was with their blessing that he and May made this heartfelt version of their biggest song as part of this EP.

Berlin based artist Parra for Cuva`s Remix for Gold could easily go between tracks by Bonobo or Kiasmos in a DJ Set, while Natureboy Flako shows that his influences go as wide as Vangelis and Dilla on his cinematic flip of the original.

Released January 18, 2018.

Video: JB Dunckel – Transhumanity

Pollux Rose – Daisy LP

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“Daisy” is the first full length album from “Pollux Rose”. Greek talented musician ‘Nikolaos Mouchalempis’ attempts a melodic journey through astral automations. Polyrhythmic electronic pads meet stackable drum programming on a highly dance-like background. Basslines show off the analog character of the album which intersects with abstract techno and early 90’s synth elements. The main feature is the piano harmonies that unite all the above features and, at the same time, gives a more emotional IDM aura.

About Pollux Rose:

Nikolaos Mouchalempis, an artist with a multi-faceted approach on music, is the guy behind Nicola Regulus & Pollux Rose. At 18 years of age Nikolaos’ music was discovered by GummiHz and was released by his label, Claap Records as Nicola Regulus. His dj sets include mixing a wide spectrum of music genres depending on the circumstances ranging from jazz, disco, funk to house, breaks, electronica, IDM and techno.

Nikos is currently living in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece, where he is also studying at university for a degree in Pharmacy! He is also a highly trained
pianist which he incorporates in his live performances, more recently with his “Pollux Rose” alias. This project includes a more ambient and experimental character combined with various electronic styles. Pollux Rose’s debut album “Daisy” is out now via Numb Capsule (February 2018).

Ηe has started to get a steady flow of dj and live performances as Nicola Regulus and Pollux Rose, while he had performed a dj set and a live set at Thessaloniki’s infamous Reworks festival 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Releases February 7, 2018 via Numb Capsule.

A Bar Called Shipwreck (Zaq Remixes)

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This is the second release from Athens Isigude Records and features 2 fresh, respectful mixes of the track ‘Bar Reckless’. The lyrics recall a dialogue between her and a monk whom she met at the bar and asked “What are you doing here old man This is no place for a saint to be”. On remixing duties we have rising Greek producer Zaq who takes the Greek folk epirotic rhythm deep into a truly Aegean balearic beat on the A-side while on the flip side he brings some dubby acidic beats.

Tendts – You Are Me

Greek electronica duo (two brothers makin’ music that you can dance to, or not) Tendts are ‘zooo’ happy to let us know they have a new EP coming out on February via Logarithm entitled ‘You Are Me’. Above is the title track!

Sasha – Singularity (inc BAILE Remix)

Sasha starts 2018 with a bang, releasing the long-awaited ‘Singularity’ on Last Night On Earth. The release, including a remix from rising star BAILE marks the producer’s return to his own imprint for the first time in over a year.

This is the start of an exciting year ahead, where Sasha continues to surpass expectations in both the electronic and live music realms. His ‘REFRACTED:LIVE’ show returns in February, with three sell-out shows at the Roundhouse and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, along with continuing his fruitful partnership with John Digweed, with shows already announced and selling out, such as their long-awaited return to Glasgow in March.

Last year’s achievements included the pivotal debut of his REFRACTED:LIVE sell-out shows at the Barbican, a worldwide RESISTANCE residency with John Digweed, and debuts on prestigious labels Kompakt and Watergate, before rounding off the year with an acclaimed joint release with Alan Fitzpatrick.

BAILE delivers the remix. A striking fresh talent, Sasha came across the Brooklyn-born producer’s texturally rich soundscapes online and knew he was worthy of attention. With previous support from Pete Tong and a cult favourite on Hypemachine, BAILE turns his attention to ‘Singularity’, delivering a soulful eclectic rework.

‘Singularity’ drops on Friday 26th January on Last Night On Earth.

Emerson Leif x Golden Vessel – Hesitate

Brisbane artist Emerson Leif has enlisted the creative mind of good friend Golden Vessel for his debut single ‘Hesitate’, which poses some of life’s most important questions.

Golden Vessel and Emerson Leifhave been friends for years, and Leif has also worked on a few of Golden Vessel’s tracks in the past (‘Control’ & ‘Tell The-Girl’), so it just felt right for the two to connect and work Leif’s debut release.

‘Hesitate’ will be available everywhere now including Spotify & Apple Music, and Australian fans can catch Golden Vessel in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney in February as he takes his recent ‘Right/Side EP’ on the road.

Bonnie & Klein – Ithaca LP

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Music For Dreams has recently released the debut album by Bonnie & Klein, entitled ‘Ithaca’ on Friday 8th December 2017.

The Copenhagen-based Music For Dreams label continues to be at the vanguard of the ambient revival as well as being at the forefront of the Balearic, chill, and space disco movement. MFD has generated an excellent string of releases in 2017 from some of the most eclectic and inspired artists. Artists making waves for the label include Jan Schulte, Ruf Dug, Be Svendsen, Copenema, Nordsø and Theill Apiento, Jose Manuel, The Swan & The Lake, Ambala, Oscar Bandersen, DJ Pippi, Leo Mas, Visti & Meyland, Mackrory & Collier, and label boss Kenneth Bager.

Greek producers Bonnie & Klein established themselves in 2015 with tracks such as ‘Beautiful City’ and ‘Total Blue’ on Music For Dreams, both well on the way to becoming new Balearic classics. Embracing and flaunting Mediterranean influences, the duo have created their own distinctive sound – soft electronic rhythms blend with horizontal textures to create a fragile balance of space for the listener’s mind while delivering beats for the beaches.

Tracks like ‘Ithaca’ and ‘Magnolia’ and others reveal a 90s influence of Cafe Del Mar, featuring slow percussion with cinematic strings on a relaxed beat receiving maximum support from the likes of Leo Mas, Moonboots, Jon Sa Trinxa, Kenneth Bager, and of course Balearic originator Jose Padilla. Percussively lilting ‘Coral’ and tango-inspired, xylophone & flute embellished ‘Aguavivas’ fully explore the Balearic beach and poolside soundtrack.

Born and raised in Greece, Bonnie & Klein are the aliases of George Fountzoulas and Thanasis Skouzis, two Balearica devotees who stick their musically beloved heads together to create soul moving music. They have also enjoyed releases on Seamless, Timewarp, Uber and Leng labels.

In the time-honoured tradition of Balearic producers, Bonnie & Klein confirm their authentic sound has been ‘inspired by the sea, forest, sunset, joy and pleasure’.

Tracklist:
1. Bonnie & Klein – Ithaca
2. Bonnie & Klein – Coral
3. Bonnie & Klein – Aguavivas
4. Bonnie & Klein – Vrohero Oneiro (Feat. Marie Makropoulou)
5. Bonnie & Klein – Beautiful City
6. Bonnie & Klein – Oneiric
7. Bonnie & Klein – Total Blue
8. Bonnie & Klein – Demode
9. Bonnie & Klein – Magnolia
10. Bonnie & Klein – Someone Who Loves You

Video: ZULU – Hidden People

ZULU is young dream pop band from Germany who creates a mixture of indie melancholy, soothing vocals, spherical guitars and meticulous electronics, which seems to evoke thoughts about the year 20XX. The lead single „Hidden People“ of ZULU’s debut album „analogue heart // digital brain“ (release date: 23/03/18) is out now.

Mikah – Loneliness (Just Her Remix)

This is a hungry time, a time for sweat and teeth, and a loud light in every corner. There is a winter forest inside you, a breath held waiting for the fall of a leaf. Snow crush like a whisper. Though the sun warms your skin, the winter waits inside, a silent hum, dormant until the snow falls again.