SON LUX – DREAM STATE (Alt/Electronica – US)

LA-based genre-bending artist Son Lux (Ryan Lott) has been churning out unique, wildly creative compositions since the late noughties. Taken off his forthcoming album Brighter Wounds, “Dream State” is a lush production in the vein of some of Lott’s best works.

For your listening pleasure, here is an alternative version, bare and stripped down to the strict essentials.

Check out Son Lux’s SoundCloud for more tunes and head over to his Facebook for info and tour dates. Buy the music on

PANAMA – HOPE FOR SOMETHING (Alt/Indie – Australia)

Panama is the moniker of Sydney-based electronic pop producer Jarrah McCleary. His most recent EP, Hope For Something, is another signature Panama release, with songs like “Hope For Something” and “The Highs” containing huge anthemic choruses and powerfully poetic lyrics that draw from his rich personal experience.

As a singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist, Jarrah McCleary has the rare ability to blend raw emotional songwriting and lush synth-heavy production in his music. It’s a skill that allows him to paint every element in his songs, from the moment he first sits down at the piano to the final touches in the studio.

Panama’s previous EPs and singles (“Jungle”, “Stay Forever”) have amassed millions of streams between Spotify and SoundCloud and received significant airplay on Triple J BBC Radio 1.

More info and music on Panama’s official site or Facebook. Buy on BandCamp or

FREEDOM FRY – PARTY DOWN (Alt/Indie – US)

Los Angeles based French-American duo Freedom Fry are sharing more dancey tunes from their recently released EP, Strange Attraction. This new release veers away from the alt-folk of their previous works to venture into indie-pop, full of glowing synth lines, funky guitars and catchy vocals.

On “Party Down”, the mood is festive and you will have a hard time not tapping your feet (or even singing along). Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll’s perfectly complementary vocal interplay adds to the overall very polished production. This track is definitely a well-crafted pop song that’s hard to get enough of, and luckily there’s more where this came from with Strange Attraction‘s title track.

Find out more on Freedom Fry’s official site or Facebook. Stream their music on SoundCloud and buy it on

CUT COPY – HAIKU FROM ZERO (Alt/Electro – Australia)

Australian synth-pop powerhouse Cut Copy is back with a their fifth studio album, Haiku From Zero. First single “Airborne” was released in July as a teaser for the new record, closely followed by the mesmerising “Standing in the Middle Of The Field” and more danceable “Black Rainbows”, which you can stream below.


Released via Cut Copy’s own imprint Cutters Records (licensed to Astralwerks in the US), Haiku From Zero is the band’s first full-length release since 2013’s Free Your Mind. Less immediately danceable than some of their previous work, this new release still features the kind of 80s-throwback vibes that have come to define Cut Copy, with electronic grooves and psychedelic synths featuring prominently from start to finish.

More info and music on Cut Copy’s official site or Facebook. Buy Haiku from Zero now on

SOLDOUT – FOREVER (Indie/Disco – Belgium)

Belgian indie electronic duo Soldout is back with a refreshingly eclectic new record, Forever, released last March via Flatcat Recordings. Their 5th studio album includes collaborations with artists like Goose, Maya Postepski (Austra), Victor LeMasne (Housse de Racket), it is mixed by Marta Salogni (FKA Twigs, Dave Gahan, MIA, Frank Ocean), and Bart Demey (The Magician, Hercules and Love Affair).


Their music is a collision between the cold and abrupt universe of electro and the softness of pop melodies. With a resolute contemporary vibe, they bring together the sounds of the 80’s and give them a new twist.

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