Category Archives: Electronica

SOHN – SIGNAL (Alt/Electronica – 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 single “Signal”, released in September on legendary independent label 4AD, is an understated mellow number, with mesmerising vocals and swells of perfectly sampled synths. The keyboards remain firmly in the background, while the drum machine beat gives the pace as the song builds up to a awesome finish.

The song comes with a video directed by and starring Milla Jovovich. For more info, go to Sohn’s website or Facebook. Buy on

ICARUS – THEY ARE NOT LIKE YOU (Electro/IDM – UK)

Icarus

After a busy summer performing at key festivals such as Bestival, Parklife and Lovebox, Bristol-based production duo Icarus return with new track “They Are Not Like You”. This emotionally charged cut sees the brothers further refining their skills, building on the sound they developed on recent tracks “October” and “Home”.

“They Are Not Like You” kicks off with a simple looped refrain and this hypnotic voiced slowly gives way to the main vocals. The lush production features a burbling distorted bassline and Icarus’s trademark syncopated live percussion. The result is one of their finest moments to date, further cementing their sound.

Icarus will be announcing a new autumn tour very soon. Follow them on Facebook for more info and check out their music on SoundCloud. Buy the new single on

OSCAR & THE WOLF – THE GAME (Alt/Indie – Belgium)

Oscar & The Wolf

After completing a sold tour in their home country of Belgium and filling up Antwerp’s Sportpaleis Arena with 20,000 fans, Oscar & The Wolf returns with new single “The Game”, out now on Play It Again Sam. The song was co-produced by Noah Breakfast (Tunji Ige, Christine And The Queens) and it features the kind of looped synths and dramatic beat drops frontman Max Colombie explored in the band’s debut album Entity, only a shade darker this time around.

Speaking about “The Game”, Colombie explained: “The track does build on the spherical electro sound of Entity. However I feel like it’s evolved to a late night remix of that sound. It’s grittier, darker and sexier but still about relationships and doubt. Ultimately I’d describe it as tears on the dance floor in the dirty twerk remix.”

Find more info and music on Oscar and The Wolf’s official site or Facebook. Buy the music on

SEEKAE – TURBINE BLUE (Electronica – Australia)

Seekae
Australian electronic trio Seekae have shared new single “Turbine Blue”, the first original music from the group in over two years. The track is out now on Future Classic and can be streamed below.

In a striking step beyond last album The Worry, the band explores new sonic territory to create their most confident, honest and direct work to date. The song was composed and recorded in Berlin and features 80’s and 90’s Korg synthesisers that provide a mid-tempo, drone-like progression, like a siren’s song, just as blissful and as it is agonising. Full of hope but laced with melancholia, “Turbine Blue” is a song written as a confession about the cyclical nature of love, departing and arriving, hurting and pleasing all in one act.

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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