BLOUM – FAITH EP (Electro/Psychedelic/Funk – France)

Bloum

Paris-based combo Bloum was born in 2013 and teamed with fellow Parisian 5-piece Backbone to set up their own label Animal Records a year later. After an unpretentious yet quite impressive introductory EP released in May 2014, Bloum unleashed the highly addictive “Faith” just in time for summer.

Self-released via Animal Records and self-produced, the Faith EP includes the title track, a subtle mix of finely-tuned electro, solid hip hop beats and strong vocals, as well as a collection of four glorious remixes by Worakls, Vendredi, Nhar and Eggo. Check out a couple of them just below!

Check out the band’s official site or Facebook for more info. Buy the EP on Bandcamp or

CHVRCHES – THE BONES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE (SynthPop/Electro – UK)

CHVRCHES

Chvrches are a Scottish synth pop band, formed in 2011. Featuring Lauren Mayberry on lead vocals and samplers, Iain Cook on synths, guitar, bass and vocals, and Martin Doherty on synths, samplers and vocals, Chvrches released their first single “Lies” in 2012 and a year later they managed to come fifth on the BBC’s Sound of 2013 list of the most promising new music talent.

The band released their debut studio album The Bones of What You Believe in September 2013 via Virgin Records to overwhelmingly positive reviews. At the moment Mayberry, Cook and Doherty are busy recording new tunes for their sophomore album out of their basement studio in Glasgow.

Visit Chvrches’ official site or Facebook for more info and buy all their music on

DREWXHILL – YOU WON’T LEAVE MY HEAD (Ambient/House – UK)

Drew Hill

UK-based DREWXHILL, formerly known as Drew Hill, is a producer-vocalist duo that blend RnB with ambient sounds. Following the success of their Solitude EP, released last year via Born Electric, they are kicking off the new year with highly addictive new tune “You Won’t Leave My Head”.

The track perfectly resonates with the duo’s RnB-inspired blend of punchy house and sophisticated vocals – a combination that sets the pair aside with a unique song writing dynamic. With a new EP to be announced soon, Drew Hill are ready to make their mark as one the year’s biggest breakthrough artists.

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SAILORS – MOVE YOUR BODY (Electro/Pop – Mexico)

Sailors

Sailors are Alan and Diego, two brothers hailing from Monterrey, who decided after years of making music, it was time to make a name for themselves. After producing for 7 consecutive years as simply a hobby, the duo dropped their studies and decided to pursue their passion. In just a few months, the free tracks and remixes their released via their SoundCloud gained over 2 million plays, further proving their talent. With new single “Move Your Body” scheduled for release on January 14 via Ensis Records, 2015 is shaping up to be a turning point in their short yet intense career!

There is an effortless grooviness to the songs the pair produce and their dreamy vocals and warm beats make for a string of instant classics. In the cold of winter, Sailors deliver a much-welcome feast of sun-kissed synths and catchy melodies that blend house music with a unique tropical style different from what is currently out there.

 

 

For more info find Sailors on Facebook and listen (and download) some of their tunes on SoundCloud.

RÖYKSOPP – THE INEVITABLE END (Electro/IDM – Norway)

Röyksopp

Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, aka Norway’s biggest electronic duo Röyksopp, released their fifth and final album The Inevitable End last month (November 10th), their second record in the space of six months, following collaborative mini album Do It Again released with fellow Scandinavian legend Robyn. The album features guest vocals from Jamie McDermott of the Irrepressibles, Ryan James (Man Without Country), Norwegian singer songwriter Susanne Sundfor and the aforementioned Robyn. The album features guest vocals from Jamie McDermott of the Irrepressibles, Ryan James (Man Without Country), Norwegian singer songwriter Susanne Sundfor and the aforementioned Robyn.

As a bonus, here is Maceo Plex’s amazing remix of “Sordid Affair” featuring Ryan James. It takes the best parts of the original and combines them in this infectious piece of synth-laden deep house. Enjoy!

The Inevitable End is possibly Röyksopp’s most personal album to date and their first full-length since 2010′s Senior. It will also be their final album, as the pair have announced they want to “say goodbye to the traditional album format” and release music in other formats.

More info and music on Röyksopp’s official site or Facebook. Buy the new album on