ICARUS – OCTOBER (House/Electronica – UK)

Icarus

Hot on the heels of their recent remixes for Bat For Lashes and SG Lewis, British act Icarus have released a brand new track ‘October’, which represents the latest development from the Bristol-based production duo. Inspired by the sprawling nocturnal vibe of their recent sets at Fabric, ‘October’ takes a different approach from the brothers’ recent tracks – ‘Home’ (featuring Aurora), ‘Don’t Cry Wolf’ and ‘Ride This Train’ – by stripping their soundscape back to a deep house essence which ebbs and flows with creative dynamic peaks.

Icarus have already received press support from DJ, Mixmag and Bristol Live and other influential artists have also recognised their talent, with Kölsch, Lane 8 and Dave Dresden all providing remixes of Icarus’s original tracks. Their festival dates throughout the summer include Boardmasters, Glass Butter Beach, V and Bestival.

Find out more on their Facebook or go to SoundCloud for more tunes. Buy the music on

SLOWES – SWEET (Alt/Pop – Denmark)

Slowes
With their subtle mix of alternative psychedelic lo-fi and dreamy chillwave, Danish duo Slowes create evocative pop soundscapes with an electronic twist. Jack Kilburn (vocals) and Anders Hamann (drums) formed Slowes in 2015, under the name More, and have since released two singles: “I Need You” and “Sweet”.

With a string of live performances scheduled over the summer, as well as a couple more singles expected before the end of the year, the boys are keeping busy ahead of the release of their highly anticipated debut EP in early 2017.

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МОНАТИК – ЗВУЧИТ (Alt/Pop – Ukraine)

MONATIK

Ukrainian pop sensation MONATIK took the charts by storm in 2014 with his debut full length Саундтрек сегодняшнего дня and he is back with a brand new 16-track album titled Звучит. The young singer/songwriter’s sophomore effort includes 2015 single “Сейчас”, as well as “Тише” featuring local pop star Anna Sedokova.

Acclaimed by critics and bloggers in Ukraine and Russia, MONATIK’s new album is on track to become one of this year’s most successful releases with the two most recents singles “Выходной” and “Кружит” already clocking up over 3 million YouTube views.


Follow Monatik on Facebook or check out his official site. You can buy the music on

DISCLOSURE FT. LORDE – MAGNETS (Electro – UK)

Disclosure

British duo Disclosure enjoyed worldwide success with their chart-topping debut album Settle back in 2013. Slightly less successful, the band’s follow up full length Caracal was released in late 2015 and featured guests such as The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Miguel or Kwabs.

Third single “Magnets”, featuring vocals by New Zealand singer Lorde, garnered very positive reviews from critics and became Disclosure’s most successful hit in Australia and New Zealand

For more info and music check out Disclosure’s official site or Facebook. Buy the single on

HIGHSAKITE – CAMP ECHO (Alt/Pop – Norway)

Highasakite (photo by Tonje Thilesen)

Norwegian alternative pop outfit Highasakite recently released their highly anticipated new full length Camp Echo via Propeller Recordings. The album is influenced by the realities and horrors of war. In fact, the album’s title is even taken from the name of a detention camp at the infamous Guantanamo Bay facility.


Camp Echo is a mix of rare musical landscapes, a place of long dark shadows, sudden flashes of glittering light, brooding silences and unexpected explosions of fierce percussion.

Vocalist Ingrid Håvik has said that Camp Echo isn’t about pushing anyone toward a political philosophy but more about how war has been central in her mindset for a number of years. “There are not many love songs on the album,” Håvik said in a statement. “Because I haven’t been in that state of mind for a long time.

You can find more info and music on the band’s official site or Facebook. Buy the new album on