Category Archives: Synth

CRYSTAL CASTLES – PLAGUE (Electronica – Canada)

Two years after their hugely successful sophomore album, gloomy electronica duo Crystal Castles (namely Alice Glass and Ethan Kath) return with “Plague”, the first single off their new full-length. Take a listen below and download it for free on Crystal Castles’ SoundCloud!

Crystal Castles - Plague     

Somehow reminiscent of the band’s most famous single to date “Courtship Dating”, the haunting new track may be some kind of indication of their new sonic orientation, slightly darker and moodier. Crystal Castles’ new album, which has no title nor official release date yet, is rumored for a September release.

Find Crystal Castles on Facebook or check out their official site. Buy their music on Crystal Castles

KASKET CLUB – DEBUT EP (Chillwave – Norway)

Formed in June 2012 (only a couple of months ago really), Kasket Club is the musical pairing of Thomas Vesseltun and Tobias Gautier Telgien, two friends who share a common passion for synthey melodies and chilled-out beats. The Norwegian duo released their first track “White Nights” via SoundCloud on June 25th, quickly followed by two more tunes, and now they are ready to share their five-track debut EP.

Kasket Club - Moody Melody     
Kasket Club - Sophia     

Featuring acoustic instruments and smooth synths delicately wrapped in electronic beats, this EP provides just over 17 minutes of pure chillwave delight.

For more info and music, find Kasket Club on Facebook or check out their SoundCloud. Buy their debut on BandCamp or Kasket Club

JJ – HIGH SUMMER (DreamPop/Balearic – Sweden)

For the past three years, Swedish duo jj (Elin Kastlander and Joakim Beno) have been releasing mixtapes and EPs showcasing their quirky blend of dream pop with hints of hip hop and R&B. Their latest offering is the High Summer EP, released through Gothenburg-based label Sincerely Yours (founded by The Tough Alliance).

jj - High Summer     

The five-track release is a nice piece of delicate pop that invites you to enjoy the gentle sounds of summer. It is both carefree without carelessness, and unassuming without being lazy. The High Summer EP is currently available for free download from Sincerely Yours’ website so snag it while you can!

If you feel like exploring jj’s world, check out their blog. Buy the music on

SAINT LOU LOU – MAYBE YOU (ElectroPop – Australia)

Saint Lou Lou are twin sisters Elektra and Miranda, born in Sweden, yet raised in Australia. They are releasing their debut single on August 27th via Kitsuné! “Maybe You” is a chill, dreamwave track that floats along. Bouncing between the long cold winters of Stockholm, and the happy-go-lucky beaches of Sydney, it’s no wonder there’s a striking contrast with their sound.

The package contains four brilliant remixes by Good Night Keaton (of Miami Horror fame), Canada’s own CFCF and Parisians Oxford & Le Crayon and Pyramid.

Find out more about Saint Lou Lou on their official site or Facebook. Buy the music on

ELIZABETH ROSE – READY (ElectroPop – Australia)

Elizabeth Rose

Hailing from Sydney, 21-year-old electropop producer Elizabeth Rose is fast becoming one of 2012’s most talked-about new artists downunder. Having already released a number of self-produced demos and remixes (Jinja Safari, Flight Facilities), Elizabeth recently unveiled her first official single “Ready”, available worldwide via cutting-edge Aussie label Inertia Access.

Layering dreamy beats, shadowy samples and lofty melodies, the young artist hits just the right spot with this new track. And if the original isn’t enough, the Remix EP features four remixes by Whyte Fang, Polographia, Gold Fields and Nina Las Vegas.

Elizabeth Rose is currently putting the finishing touches on her debut EP (due for release later this year) and she will be touring around Australia with up-and-coming Sydney trio RÜFÜS in August. To celebrate, check out their remix of “Stars Ago”.

Elizabeth Rose - Stars Ago (RUFUS Remix)     

For more info, head over to Elizabeth Rose’s Facebook or SoundCloud. Buy her new single + remixes on