KARIN PARK – APOCALYPSE POP (Electro/SynthPop – SWEDEN/Norway)

Karin Park

Born in Djura (population 400) in the dark woods of Sweden, Park was first a pop star in Norway with her 2004 debut Superworldunknown, before she started collaborating with Datarock’s Fredrik Saroea on her following album Ashes To Gold, and with UK-based Barry Barnett on 2013’s Highwire Poetry.

Her new album, Apocalypse Pop, was released on 2nd March 2015 and definitely marks another chapter in her career of sonic experimentalism, taking things into an even darker soundscape.

Often compared to The Knife or Robyn, Park is an artist and singer famed for her riveting live sets which always leave dance floors across the globe yearning for more. Effortlessly combining electronica, industrial, dubstep and synth pop with her unmistakeable, truly unique voice, Karin Park has been getting some well-deserved attention in recent months and shouldn’t remain Scandinavian electropop’s best kept secret much longer.

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THE MAGICIAN – TOGETHER (Electro/House – Belgium)

The Magician

Having departed from disco duo Aeroplane in 2012, Belgian producer The Magician, aka Stephan Fasano, has released scores of high-profile remixes (BeniYuksekLykke Li), as well as a handful of critically acclaimed originals, including last year’s global hit “Sunlight” (featuring charismatic Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander). “Together” is his first piece of new music in months and it’s a banger!

This is only the third release on The Magician’s embryonic label POTION but it has already been supported by the likes of and it takes The Magician sound in to ‘Future House’ territory with all the uplifting qualities you come to expect from the Belgian producer.

Bonus track: Check out “Sunlight” remixed by Sweden’s own Tobtok.

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CHET FAKER – BEND (Electronica – Australia)

Chet Faker

An artist of considerable range, Melbourne-raised Brooklyn-based artist Chet Faker released his chart-topping critically acclaimed debut album Built On Glass last year on Future Classic / Downtown. After announcing a string of concerts (most of them already sold out), he has decided to extend his East Coast Aussie tour to include an additional show at the Sydney Opera House in November. These shows, dubbed the Built On Live tour, will see Faker perform rarely heard live songs, with an expanded band and special guests.

In other news, Chet Faker also shared previously unreleased track “Bend”, which was recorded during the Built on Glass writing period. He is now working on new material holed up in a studio in Brooklyn and aiming for a more “heavily performance-based” sound for his second studio album.

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BEARCUBS – PAPER WALLS (Electronica – UK)

Bearcubs

23-year-old producer Jack Ritchie, better known as Bearcubs, resurfaced last April with the amazingly hypnotic “Wall Papers”, following up on the success of his highly addictive single “Touch”, released in late 2014. This new slice of finely-tuned downtempo electronica is bound to seal his reputation as a producer to be reckoned with.

Bearcubs’ journey from studio to Glastonbury stage is a story of perseverance as much as it is one of inspiration. First featured on BBC Introducing in 2013, his remixes (Gavin James, Just Kiddin) and originals began to appear on Annie Mac and Huw Stephen’s shows on Radio 1 shortly afterwards. The rest is history…

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KAZY LAMBIST – ON YOU (Electro – France)

Kazy Lambist

Originally from Montpellier, France, Kazy Lambist is a 22-year-old beat maker and producer whose recently-released extended play, Doing Yoga, sits somewhere between the elegant pop of Metronomy and the chill wave of Rush Midnight. The young artist’s new single “On You” is an infectious slice of laid back electro with polished beats and smooth sexy synths. Put on your sunglasses and enjoy!

The title track, which garnered good reviews upon release last March, is just as addictive and intoxicating. Word on the street is Kazy Lambist is currently putting the finishing touches to his 8-track debut album, expected later this year. Soon but not soon enough.

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