Just a few weeks after their hazy and cinematic single “Just Like You”, synth disco four-piece Chromatics are sharing a brand new tune taken from their forthcoming album Dear Tommy. The song is called “In Films” and, as always, it is available as a free download from frontman Johnny Jewel’s SoundCloud.
Chromatics - In Films
“In Films” is surprisingly cheery and bright considering the band’s back catalogue of moody slow jams and melancholic disco tunes. On this new track, Ruth Radelet’s vocals show unprecedented confidence laid over bouncy drums and upbeat guitars, not to mention the super catchy chanted hook. There is still no official release date for the new album but we know that it will include 17 tracks, among which are reworked versions of “Cherry” and “Camera”, two songs taken from the 2013 compilation album After Dark 2.
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Born and raised in Stockholm, Oliver Nelson started playing drums when he was eight years old and began producing electronic music at the age of seventeen. Over the next 3 years he worked relentlessly until he finally released his first official remix for Yelle, followed by other productions that quickly boosted his reputation.
Now aged 23, Oliver Nelson has managed to craft his own unique sounding, perfectly blending funk, disco, electro and house and he has produced remixes for A-list artists such as MNDR, Passion Pit, Ariana & The Rose, Urban Cone, Tomas Barfod, Tobtok or Tove Lo.
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Last month saw the release of Sydney-based DJ, singer and producer Elizabeth Rose‘s new single, “Another Earth”, a smooth yet edgy electronic jam that elegantly bridges the gap retro R&B and avant-garde pop. Co-produced by Brooklyn’s Chrome Sparks, it features sparkly synths, rich background textures and an infectious bass line that will make this song bounce around in your head for days.
Having previously worked with Flight Facilities and The Aston Shuffle, Elizabeth Rose released her self-titled debut EP in 2014 and her new single marks yet another exciting chapter in her budding career. Available now via Inertia’s new imprint Midnight Feature, “Another Earth” serves as the first official single off Elizabeth’s forthcoming debut album (due out later this year).
Straight out of Brigthon, indie electro four piece Kanzi released their self-title debut EP last January via Paris-based label Animal Records (also home to Bloum and Backbone). Citing Radiohead as their first influence, the boys create almost meditative landscapes based on spacious synths, tropical electro beats and singer Peter Myson’s falsetto vocals set against a backdrop of drum machines.
Having already shared stage with the likes of Emancipator and Simian Ghost, the band recently announced they would be playing Brighton’s The Great Escape in May. Meanwhile, they are working on a bunch of new tunes, that they say are more mature and finely honed than their first tracks. Look out for new material before long!
Formed in 2010 by Matthieu Hernandez (keys/vocals) and Pierre-Henri Izambert (on guitars, keys and bass), later joined by Denis Degioanni on the drums, Mehari is an indie synth combo based based out of Toulouse in southern France. Influenced by artists such as Moroder, Air, Foals or Chateau Marmont, they deliver aerial synth-laden productions oscillating between baroque, space disco and pop.
Mehari released a new remix EP just last month via independent label Champ’Caine Records. This mini album includes reworks of their 2014 release All This Time from the likes of Made in Taiwan, Ruby Cube, Mirage Club and Employee Of The Year.