After the success of singles “October” and “They Are Not Like You”, Bristol-based duo Icarus present their first new track of 2017: “King Kong”. Brothers Ian and Tom Griffiths have delivered a beast of a track, recalling the exuberant energy of Basement Jaxx or Groove Armada. “King Kong” exudes potent dynamism from every element of the production, from the booming bass to the urgent percussion.
“Last year we put out a lot of atmospheric stuff, but with ‘King Kong’ we’ve switched our style again,” explains Tom. “It’s something more experimental and more light-hearted. We don’t want to overthink it too much, and we don’t want to stick to one particular lane because we like writing all sorts of tracks.”
There’s much more to come from the ICARUS camp and their Fly Boy label in the near future. Already confirmed are two huge festivals: Annie Mac’s Lost & Found Festival in Malta this April, and then Croatia’s infamous Hideout Festival in June.
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Disco music legend Giorgio Moroder hadn’t new material in over 30 years, but he is back with a new single featuring Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue – “Right Here, Right Now”, a shimmery disco pop number with a pulsating beat and seductive vocals.
The song was produced by Moroder and Patrick Jordan-Patrikios and it is taken from Moroder’s highly anticipated upcoming album, Déjà Vu, due out soon. This new solo effort will also include collaborations with Sia, Charli XCX, Britney Spears, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, Matthew Koma and more. Check out “Right Here, Right Now” below!
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Born and raised in Stockholm, Oliver Nelson started playing drums when he was eight years old and began producing electronic music at the age of seventeen. Over the next 3 years he worked relentlessly until he finally released his first official remix for Yelle, followed by other productions that quickly boosted his reputation.
Now aged 23, Oliver Nelson has managed to craft his own unique sounding, perfectly blending funk, disco, electro and house and he has produced remixes for A-list artists such as MNDR, Passion Pit, Ariana & The Rose, Urban Cone, Tomas Barfod, Tobtok or Tove Lo.
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Based in Copenhagen, Tomas Barfod released his debut solo album Salton Sea back in 2012, after about ten years of musical experience as part of WhoMadeWho and four albums as Filur, an electro duo he started with his old friend Kasper Bjørke . His solo success paved the way for his sophomore album, Love Me, which features a string and brass section and musicians like Here We Go Magic’s Luke Temple and long-term collaborator Nina K on vocal duties.
While still keeping his debut’s intimate delicacy and beautiful sense of fragility, this follow-up is also more audacious. From the start Barfod was acutely aware that in order for these songs to come to life they needed to have vocals, even if piecing it all together was like finishing a puzzle. Love Me is many-textured, endlessly rewarding, an organic-sounding electronic album utilising real heart and soul.
Here is a gorgeous remix of single “Busy Baby” by Oliver Nelson.
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Haerts is a five member indie pop group based in Brooklyn. Founding members Nini Fabi and Ben Gebert grew up in Germany, meeting as teenagers when they were on a swim team together. They moved to the US to study and ended up settling down in New York to make music, like many other young musicians who seek out Brooklyn as the backdrop to their musical dreams.
Ever since they wrote their first song, the band’s creative core have been moved by the same passion and unwavering desire to find their own sound. “Benny is still the guy that’s the foundation in the songwriting, he’s on that composition element and I’m still the one more interested in melody and words,” Fabi says. Gebert agrees. “I would literally never write lyrics. It wouldn’t occur to me.”
Haerts released their first EP, Hemiplegia, in October 2013 and has toured with bands such as Shout Out Louds, Washed Out and Atlas Genius. You can get tour dates and more on their official website or Facebook.