New Zealand producer and songwriter BAYNK has released a brand new collaborative single with UK artist and vocalist Sinéad Harnett. The track is titled ‘Settle’ and is available everywhere now via AllPoints.
‘Settle’ finds BAYNK showcasing his signature pop sensibilities alongside textured electronic elements and tight arrangement, revealing some of his best work to date. Previously collaborating with artists such as Disclosure,Rudimental, and Ryan Hemsworth, Sinéad Harnett adds a stunningly raw vocal with sweeping melodies giving the track a sensuous, poignant edge.
Of the single, BAYNK details, “Meeting Sinead for the first time was like seeing a friend I hadn’t seen in 10 years. Catching up about what we’d missed over the years led to settle being written. I didn’t want to overshadow the touching vocal with intense production so I left it minimal and let the words dictate the music. Can’t wait for you all to hear it, Sinead’s voice is incredible.”
Harnett adds, “The first day I met Baynk was the day we wrote settle. As soon as I walked into the room I felt like he was family. I always enjoy those writing sessions the most because you feel comfortable enough to open up. The story behind the song was based on the in between before you’re with someone and after you’ve started seeing each other. That dreaded unknown and the confession that you do want it to move forward. BAYNK’s clean heart translates in his music and I’m so excited for us to do more together!”
The new single is a precursor to an upcoming EP from the NZ producer and a follow-up to a previous double A-side release ‘Be In Love’ / ‘Years,’ which dropped earlier this year. His first release since fall 2017’s debut ‘Someone’s’ EP, the double A-side was released alongside an incredible video for ‘Be In Love,’ which was co-directed by Spencer Graves whose credits include work with Kendrick Lamar and Lauv.
The Playbook is proud to announce the remix for DIICE’s ‘Chemical’. Ifan Dafydd has re-imagined the work in his own unique styling and made it feel like a completely new song, without losing Chemical’s distinctive vibe, which earned plaudits from some of the industry’s most prestigious publications and received plays on BBCRadio 1 by Huw Stephens.
Ifan Dafydd has previously crafted supremely intricate and perfectly formed songs, including ‘Llonydd’ and ‘Celwydd’, meaning we’re no strangers to hearing him work with Alys Williams’ beautiful voice. Ifan first burst onto the radar with ‘No Good’ featuring an Amy Winehouse sample, followed a year later by his first official release ‘Treehouse’ which has subsequently been sampled on SZA’s ‘Sobriety’. This will be his first official remix in over a year. It is without doubt that Ifan’s quirky and unique style is what has earned him the industry respect he enjoys, and he has done exactly what you’d expect with ‘Chemical’ and more. The pitched down vocal is set to one of Ifan’s distinctive grooves and builds up to a mind blowing state of vocal manipulation towards the end. His first official rework in over a year will not disappoint.
For the first time since it’s release in 2012, Shlohmo’s seminal ‘Vacation’ is seeing a smokey blue vinyl repress via Friends of Friends. To celebrate, Shlohmo releases “Wen 222”, a beautifully haunting single taking inspiration from one of the most coveted tunes in his catalog.
Pietro Iannuzzi returns with a focused new single showcasing his unique brand of beautifully haunting electronic thumpers. Fans of his stellar 2017 album ‘Where The World Ends’ (named Mixmag’s Top 50 Albums of The Year and heralded single “Cascades” take note, this is the first taste from his forthcoming ‘Phase Transition’ EP out in October.
Global superstar Martin Solveig has released the Kölsch remix of his summer hit ‘My Love’, with Martin’s original surpassing 14 million global streams so far.
Providing his own vocals on the track, the original of ‘My Love’ provided the soundtrack to Martin’s summer season, with the French DJ making various appearances at the likes of Pacha Ibiza’s ‘Tuesdays on Mars’, as well as Creamfields, SW4, and Tomorrowland – where Martin hosted his very own ‘My House’ stage, joined by Michael Calfan, The Magician, and Jax Jones.
Remixing Martin Solveig’s ‘My Love’ was the ideal opportunity for Kölsch to pay a tribute to the Roulé label. Roulé was the home label of Thomas Bangalter, back in the late 90’s and it was dedicated to a new genre of highly-energetic-rough-electronic disco. Kölsch’s remix definitely has a very modern disco feel, and his bouncy bassline is pure bliss. No doubt it will take you back to the golden French touch era. On top of everything he added wondrous strings and ended his remix with aerial, poetic and soothing rhodes.
With the likes of Dillon Francis and Weiss recently remixing Martin Solveig’s ‘My Love’, the slick Kölsch interpretation is set to drop on Friday 5th October.
PARRA FOR CUVA is the alias for young German musician Nicolas Demuth; a wildly talented and widely respected platinum selling artist from Cologne, who has today announced his third full length album ‘Paspatou’; due for release on 22nd November. It follows previous albums ‘Majouré’ (2015), ‘Darwîś’ (2016) and the EP ‘Mood In C’ (2017).
Alongside today’s announcement, he has also shared the LP’s dreamy, melancholic title track, which premiered via Magnetic Magazine. The song ventures into a more pop leaning territory than Demuth’s earlier releases, but it’s his artistry and individuality that continues to set him apart in an oversaturated electronic music scene. His slow, structured and melody-laden electronica connects the listener’s heart and soul with their body and brain to create an all-incompassing musical soundscape.
With his new and wonderfully sonorous third album, Parra For Cuva celebrates the paradox between the boundlessness of creativity and the cohesion of rhythms and beats. There are features from Berlin-based Neo Soul singer May, who is known for her collaborations with LA beatmaker Robot Koch, as well as a track with experimental/ambient musician and sound designer Manu. The title of the record is a nod to the adventurous butler of Jule Verne’s “Around The World In 80 Days”.
Stay tuned for more news to follow. The album ‘Paspatou‘ will be released on 22nd November and is available for pre-order here.