LA-based Overjoy have been bubbling away for a while now and with the Same EP, their first release on One / Half Records, the trio pushes dance music’s potential into new territories. They blend dreamy cinematic vocals, crisp organic beats and lush synths to create deeply emotive electro-infused pop.
“Same” comes with a really nice B-side, “Women”, and the EP is out now on One / Half Records, an imprint based in Los Angeles and run by Kauf & Joseph August.
Bonus tracks: “Another” and “Breakfast”
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French electro-disco producer Vitalic teams up with Spanish alternative artist La Bien Querida for this rework of “El Viaje”, the opening track from his 2017 album Voyager.
Using vintage synths and intricate beats Vitalic creates a cosmic disco sound, perfectly combined with La Bien Querida’s yearning vocals.
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Australian duo Flight Facilities’ first original song, “Crave You” featuring Giselle Rosselli, took the world by storm a few years back, and now, after numerous hit singles, a top-selling debut album and a few awards gathered along the way, they are going back to what it’s all really about: the songs.
So far this year, the Sydney duo have already released two breakaway singles, “Need You” (28 February) and “All Your Love” (30 May), and racked millions of streams on YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify. Fans can expect more tunes in the coming months as founders Jimmy Lyell and Hugo Gruzman keep pushing at the edges of the band’s sound to write a new chapter in Flight Facilities’ story.
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23-year-old singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin, born and bred in Montreal, spent her childhood learning piano and taking singing lessons. Her parents introduced Charlotte and her older sister to rock ‘n’ roll on car rides and around the house. Charlotte was inspired by everyone from Radiohead to Etta James to Celine Dion, and as a teenager she started writing her own songs for fun.
Her latest effort is Main Girl, an EP featuring three songs from last year’s Canadian release Big Boy, as well as a handful of new tunes. Simple and sparse, Charlotte’s songs focus on her unique voice, and the purposely minimal production showcases her ability to craft emotionally wrought tunes that linger in the listener’s head.
“Human beings, in general, inspire me,” she says. “I find them quite intriguing. If I meet someone new and they make me feel a certain way I’m going to write about it and it’s going to transform into a story that may have not necessarily happened.”
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Los Angeles based band Loud Forest is fronted by married couple Bernard and Rachel Chadwick. Equally matched as singers and performers, they craft an eclectic mix of songs that can both swirl and drive, minimal rock drums and melodic singing is supported by electric guitars and textures that create a sonic landscape while infusing classic folk and gospel elements.
Bernard and Rachel have very different styles of songwriting, Rachel is abstract and experimental while Bernard is more direct. It is in the studio collaborating with other talented musicians, Alex Strahle, Carlen Walth and Steve Wilmot, that the pieces come together.
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