Newly-formed producer collective Clientèle out of Helsinki has just released their first song off whatever there is to come – sure thing is: I can’t wait to hear it. With heavy beats, raw hip hop vocals and sleek synths, Clientèle‘s debut Genny evolves around a vibe that’s reminiscent of that overly epic Jim-E Stack Bootleg of A$AP Rocky‘s Purple Swag. And I can’t find a single bad thing about that. Scandinavia, you’re the best thing that ever happened to us. E-VER.
Having delivered the vocals to Disclosure’s epic (and my favourite to date) banger Latch, Sam Smith scored a hit in our inbox again last night with this acoustic version of Latch. All stripped-down, backed by piano and cello, it’s a dish of drama for your Dienstag.
Hitting off with a sophisticated simplicity and drama that bears similarity to big names like Jamie XX, Cloud Boat‘s latest gem Youthern is a lush killer and their strongest one so far. Full of intense vocals, sweetly synced electronics and deep bass tones, the duo’s debut album Book of Hours can be expected to sit right on that juicy junction of cry-me-a-river guitar music and dreamy electronica. While the LP released on Apollo Records, isn’t due out till May 27th, the simple-stunning black and white video to Youthern landed in our inbox today, urging us to look forward to more of that bespoken simplicity.
One who already made it on this year’s best of-lists is SOHN – producing out of Vienna/London and newly signed to 4AD, he just released his first official video ever. Directed and filmed by Italian video-artist Christian Pitschl, the video to Bloodflows creates a stunning imagery around an undeniably on-the-spot piece of music. Just like the song, the visuals might at first be a little slow running and hard to take for the internet-babes among us – but once you can hold still and watch, it’s soothing and captivating and completely worth the effort.
Ok, every single person who lives in Berlin and loves our best club Berghain as much as I do, remembers that deep house tune of 2010 – Purple Drank by Axel Boman, released on DJ Kozes genius label Pampa. But the Swedish producers Axel Boman and Petter Nordkvist developed it all a bit further. They went onto DFA under the moniker Man Tear, borrowed Mr. Johan Jonason (Bomans cousin & award winning film maker) and now enlighten us with some spacious disco pop. And let me tell you it all sounds like a holiday in Italy. So here comes your summer anthem because: “I feel okay – outside amore.”