Based in Leipzig, Germany, Daniel Goldstein is Lane 8, a DJ / producer / songwriter whose cross-genre approach redefines the boundaries of house music. His singles have repeatedly topped the Hype Machine charts and his remixes for Eric Prydz, Above & Beyond and most recently Odesza have shown a knack for appealing to both mainstream and indie crowds, as well as his deep house base.
What sets Lane 8 apart from the crowded dance music scene is his ability to craft music that succeeds both in the club and on the iPod – a skill that has landed him an unusually wide range of DJ support. When you consider that everyone from The Magician to ODESZA, from Annie Mac to Pete Tong, who named him a “Future Star”.
Lane 8’s debut artist album, Rise, was released last July via Anjunadeep, one of the hottest electronic labels in the world. Goldstein half-jokingly described it as “dreamy back-rub house.” But, as Acid Stag notes, “The album ranges from more underground tunes to poppier, vocal-driven house anthems, yet they’re all tied together by a cohesive, signature sound.”
Время и Стекло (Vremya i Steklo or Time and Glass in English) is a Ukrainian duo created in 2010 by Aleksey Zavgorodniy (aka Pozitiv) and Nadya Dorofeeva, and produced by Aleksey Potapenko. Their blend of modern dance pop was well received by critics in their native Ukraine and the duo released their debut album in late 2014. Their new single “Имя 505” surfaced in the first half of 2015 and quickly gained traction online.
Время и Стекло - Имя 505
To promote the new song, Vremya i Steklo shot a surreal music video that instantly went viral and got them a lot of media attention. It has been watched over 36 million times on YouTube to date.
Gabriel Ríos was born in Puerto Rico but relocated to Belgium at a young age to make music and study painting. After fifteen years and three albums he decided to move to New York in 2011 for what would become a 3-year songwriting adventure in the city. For one year between October 2013-2014, he decided to share one new song a month with his fans via his website and the first song “Gold” was an instant hit, which gave the project a good start in Europe.
A dance remix version of the same song, made independently by Australian producer Thomas Jack, went viral, opening new doors and unexpectedly introducing Gabriel Ríos to a new audience that might not have discovered his music otherwise.
Ríos’s fourth studio album, This Marauder’s Midnight, was released in late 2014 in Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg and May 2015 in the rest of the world. It is available in physical stores and online.
Brisbane producer Charles Murdoch recently released new single “Frogs”, a masterful recording which features the collaborative efforts of Ta-ku (his first ever feature vocal), Australian songstress Wafia and NYC-based MC Hak. The single is the second sample from Charles’ eagerly awaited debut LP to be released on December 11.
“Frogs” is a mesmerising listen from start to finish with swelling synth textures and smooth vocals, both sublimely accompanied by atmospheric melodies and sophisticated beats.
Charles Murdoch first caught the attention of the blogosphere as part of Brisbane-based indie dance 4-piece Mitzi, and in 2013 his rework of “Sleepless” by Flume took things to a whole new level. His debut solo track “No Lungs” pricked up industry ears, and so did his Weathered Straight EP and subsequent remixes for the likes of Bodhi, Jagwar Ma and Elizabeth Rose. If his new tracks are anything to go by, it’s safe to say the LP should be a monumental and beautifully crafted collection of cerebral electro nuggets with a soulful twist.
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UK synth pop diva Little Boots has just shared the video for ‘Get Things Done’, the latest single taken off her new album Working Girl. The video was directed by designer and artist Nova Dando, who was the stylist for La Roux, Klaxons and The Gossip and has also directed videos for The New Sins or Bloc Party. and the whole team involved. Check it out below and shake off the post-weekend dullness.
Little Boots also announced new live dates in Mexico, Barcelona and Paris for the rest of the Working Girl tour. Get your tickets on the official site or Facebook. Download the album on