Russian singer/songwriter Elena Temnikova (Елена Темникова) shared her third released in less than two years a couple of months ago on April 27th. Despite its title, TEMNIKOVA III – Не Модные, this is actually her first full-length album, and just like her two previous EPs it is self-produced and self-released. Although “Не Модные” literally translates as “not fashionable”, the title track combines very forward-looking arrangements inspired by deep house, R&B-infused beats and catchy pop vocals.
Temnikova came to prominence as one of the three members of Russian pop outfit Serebro, which represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. After placing third in the contest, the band rapidly became one of the most successful artists in Russia. At the height of her fame with Serebro, Elena Temnikova decided to leave the outfit and start her solo career, releasing a few singles which set the tone for her new sound. Her EPs TEMNIKOVA I and TEMNIKOVA II, released in 2016 and 2017, included songs ranging from vigorous dance numbers, to soulful ballads, introspective deep house and urban R&B.
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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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Ukrainian singer songwriter Макс Барских (also written as Max Barskyh) recently shared his new single “Сделай Громче”.
Макс Барских - Сделай Громче
Max Barskih made his debut when he was only 18 years old, performing on the Ukrainian talent show “Fabrika Zirok 2” (Star Factory 2). He released his debut album in 2009 and in 2010 he was nominated the best performer on the Ukrainian version of MTV Europe Music Awards. Since then he has released three more albums and gained immense popularity in Ukraine, Russia and the CIS nations.
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UK-based duo Just Kiddin have been away from the spotlight for a while now but they are finally back with brand new single, “More to Life”, out now via The Magician owned label Potion Records.
This house-fuelled sun-drenched new tune encapsulates everything that’s great about summer hits: a solid dance beat, synths that make you want to jump around, sweet melodies and positive vocals! Stream it below and feel free to tap your feet and sing along…
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Australian band Safia has been active since 2012, releasing a string of singles as well as remixes for other artists. Band members Ben Woolner, Michael Bell and Harry Sayers met at Radford College in Canberra and cite James Blake, Chet Faker, Purity Ring and Disclosure as their main influences.
“Together, Locked Safely” is taken off Safia’s album Internal, out now on Virgin EMI Records. The album was self-produced and mixed by Eric J Dubowsky and debuted at number 2 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart.
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