SON LUX – ALTERNATE WORLD (Alt/Electronica – US)

Son Lux

Bones is the fourth studio album released by American musician Son Lux (a.k.a. Ryan Lott), who first came to public knowledge in 2008 with his breathtaking debut, At War With Walls and Mazes, followed by We Are Rising in 2011. Released in October 2013 via Joyful Noise Recordings, Lott’s third album Lanterns has spawned a handful of very successful singles, including “Alternate World” (stream below).

The song features guest vocals from Ieva Berberian, Cameron Schenk, Aaron Strumpel and Shara Worden, which provide a counterpoint to Lott’s raspy vocals. Other guests include Chris Thile on the mandolin and Christopher Wray on pedal stell and bass.

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

NOVO AMOR – ANCHOR (Indie/Folk – UK)

Novo Amor

Ali John Meredith-Lacey, better known under the moniker Novo Amor, is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer. Lacey released early work in 2012, but rose to prominence after the release of his debut EP Woodgate, NY in March 2014. He has since released multiple singles as Novo Amor, as well as collaborative work with Ed Tullett.

“Anchor” comes with a gorgeous video directed by Josh Bennett.

For more info, tour dates and music, check out Novo Amor’s official site or Facebook. Buy “Anchor” on

SOHN – CONRAD (Alternative – UK)

SOHN

London-born and Vienna-based SOHN has been making big strides in recent years. 2014 saw the release of his debut album, Tremors, a subtle mix of soulful vocals and chopped up electronic beats, which earned him rave reviews across the board.

His new single “Conrad”, released in November on legendary independent label 4AD, is taken off his forthcoming album Rennen, which will be released on 13th January 2017.

Sohn has also announced new tour dates in Europe and North America for 2017.For more info, go to his website or Facebook. Buy the music on

LEO ISLO – GOLDEN GRAVE EP (SynthPop – US)

Leo Islo

Leo Islo is the moniker of Portland-based producer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Matt Pahler. Born in Chile and raised in the small mountain city of Flagstaff, AZ, he began touring as a drummer playing at venues across Arizona at the early age of 17 and it wasn’t long before his passion for music led him to songwriting. Artists like Neon Indian, Toro Y Moi, Caribou and Washed Out became early influences in his production style, a well-balanced mix of retro synths, ethereal vocals, warm guitars and analog beats.

2015 was a breakout year for Leo Islo and saw his transition house-driven beats through a series of single releases that garnered accolades from influential bloggers and won him a devoted fanbase. “Oh Dystopia” charted on the Spotify Viral Charts while “Higher Living” went on to place well on the Hype Machine Charts, peaking at #10.

In 2016, Leo Islo continues to build on his previous achievements with the Golden Grave EP. The release shifts seamlessly between lo-fi, house and indie pop, incorporating aspects of each of these styles to build the foundations of Pahler’s unique sound.

Find Leo Islo on SoundCloud or Facebook. Buy on

SØNDER – CASTLES (DeepHouse – UK)

SØNDER

SØNDER is the brainchild of UK-based South African producer Ashton Fox, who has been making music for a while now under various monikers. Obsessed with music from an early age, he grew up playing the violin, piano and guitar – performing in various orchestras and bands until he discovered the endless possibilities of electronic music.

Since 2014 Fox has been releasing club bangers as SØNDER with the aim of making electronic music that can accompany walks and long journeys but that can also find its way onto a dimly lit dancefloor. With plenty more music on the way and a live show currently in the works, SØNDER’s journey has only just begun.

Find out more on SØNDER’s Facebook and SoundCloud.