Ukrainian singer/songwriter Ivan Dorn (Иван Дорн) released his debut album Co’N’Dorn back in 2012, spawning no less than 8 singles. Two of the most successful tracks were hit single “Стыцамен” and the off-beat “Бигуди”, co-written with Aleksey Kolioglu and nominated for “Song of the Year” at the 2013 Muz-TV Awards.
Иван Дорн - Бигуди
Dorn’s sophomore album Randorn hit the shelves in 2014, further consolidating his position as one of Ukraine’s most promising young artists. In recent years he has released a string of singles and viral videos that have racked up over 12 million views on YouTube.
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“Prettiest Virgin” is the first single from electro pop outfit Agar Agar. Recently signed to Cracki Records, the Paris-based duo consisting of singer Clara Cappagli and producer Armand Bultheel is putting the finishing touches to their debut EP, scheduled for September 2016.
“Prettiest Virgin” is a spellbinding 6-minute late night disco pop jam, laced with layers of icy synths and sleek minimal beats. Singer Clara lights up the dancefloor with her smooth and sultry vocals that tell the same old bittersweet story of unrequited love at the disco.
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Three years ago, Brooklyn disco duo Holy Ghost! released their sophomore album Dynamics and they are finally back with a new EP, Crime Cutz, to be released on April 29 via DFA. You have to give it to Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel for bringing back the unadulterated beats of the 80s with ambition and undeniable mastery.
The title track to the upcoming EP, which was premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show, is a seven-minute super funky jam featuring retro synths and incredibly fresh hooks. It gradually builds up to an electrifying crescendo before winding down to a blissful close. A real pop tour de force!
The band is currently touring Australia and will be back in NYC for a live performance at MoMA’s Armory Party in March. More info on their website or Facebook. Buy the music on
Elusive London producer/songwriter/artist Schulkid released debut single “Slow Dancing” digitally via Stop Being Cute on June 19th. This track takes a deep electro beat and couples it alongside diverse melodies and tribal attitude, appealing to a broad base of listeners despite never compromising on style.
Teaming up with Belgium-based singer Valair for the second time, SchulKid takes far-flung and diverse influences and distills them into a single sound unlike anything else. This uniqueness is emphasised by the fact that Schulkid remains a ‘nameless’ artist, refusing to show his face and instead using sketches on Instagram as guides to him and his art: “I have no desire to be recognized at face value, I just want people to recognize my sound in the future.”
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Parisian DJ/producer Zimmer is gearing up for the release of his brand new EP next week (July 10) via Roche Musique. The four-track EP, titled Coming of Age, will include smooth and summer-ready single “Escape”, featuring gorgeous vocals from Norwegian singer Emilie Adams and bouncing tropical beats.
Zimmer just dropped new single “Heartbreak Reputation” a couple of days ago. He describes the track as something “deeper than my usual sound, with lots of space. It’s definitely more nostalgic, but it eventually becomes a bit more euphoric later on. I love that « it’s going to be alright after all » feeling”. Couldn’t agree more!
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