Based in Leipzig, Germany, Daniel Goldstein is Lane 8, a DJ / producer / songwriter whose cross-genre approach redefines the boundaries of house music. His singles have repeatedly topped the Hype Machine charts and his remixes for Eric Prydz, Above & Beyond and most recently Odesza have shown a knack for appealing to both mainstream and indie crowds, as well as his deep house base.
What sets Lane 8 apart from the crowded dance music scene is his ability to craft music that succeeds both in the club and on the iPod – a skill that has landed him widespread support from the likes of The Magician, Annie Mac and Pete Tong, who named him a “Future Star”.
Lane 8’s debut artist album, Rise, was released last July via Anjunadeep, one of the hottest electronic labels in the world, with Goldstein himself jokingly describing it as “dreamy back-rub house.”
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British-born Berlin-based artist George FitzGerald has already made a name for himself as a star DJ and sought-after producer and he is finally sharing his long delayed debut album Fading Love. Lead single “Full Circle” is a sophisticated and moody downtempo electronica jam (not unlike Kruder & Dorfmeister or Caribou) featuring crooning vocals from Boxed In’s frontman Oli Bayston.
FitzGerald witnessed the birth of the dubstep scene during the mid-2000s in London, but he didn’t begin sharing music of his own until he moved to Berlin in 2010. By 2013, he had released a string of intimate, melancholic club tracks, perfectly blending dubstep and UK garage and slowly evolving towards a more minimalistic techno/house sound. With the release of his debut full-length, FitzGerald uncovers lush house landscapes and addictive grooves coupled with an utterly modern touch and pop sensibility.
More on George FitzGerald via his official Facebook or SoundCloud. The new album is available now on
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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French dance-pop purveyors Yelle have recently returned with their long awaited new single and album, Complètement Fou, released worlwide last month.
Fronted by sparky chanteuse Yelle, nee Julie Budet, with GrandMarnier (Jean-Francois Perrier) on production duties, Yelle first arrived amid a flurry of 80’s inspired pop and brightly colored electro. Complètement Fou retains pretty much everything fans have come to love in their two previous albums and with the added touch of LA-based producer Dr. Luke (Katy Perry, Pink) and his team.
To get the party started here is an entrancing remix of “Complètement Fou” courtesy of former Yelle collaborator TEPR, who brings a slightly darker tone to the track. Enjoy!
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After the success of his debut single “Freedom”, which premiered on Annie Mac’s Free Music Monday, G R A D E S is now sharing “Owe It To Yourself”, a brand new bouncy house track perfect for those long sultry summer nights. Playfully swinging between the past and the present, G R A D E S has crafted another calling card for his talents with an upbeat house track that is artfully built around enchanting vocals.
The South London DJ, producer and songwriter has built a solid reputation with a handful of tight bootlegs (his spin on Brandy’s R&B classic “I Wanna Be Down” got 200,000 plays in just 3 days) and well-received remixes for the likes of The Magician and Hot Natured. G R A D E S is hot-on-the-heels of producers like Bondax and Kaytranada, bringing forward a washed-out house music sound that has received accolades from Annie Mac, Pete Tong, etc.
“Owe It To Yourself” is taken from his debut EP which will be released on August 4th. You can already pre-order the limited edition white label 12″ from the Stereo Boutique. For more info and updates check out the official Facebook.