Born on the French Riviera but based in Paris, Møme (aka Jérémy Souillart) is a young composer and producer whose blend of soulful electronica has been gaining considerable traction over the past two years. After releasing a handful of EPs and sharing stage with artists such as Chet Faker and Flume, Møme is now unveiling his long-awaited debut album, Panorama.
Released 25 November, Panorama features heavily layered, brightly shining electronic pieces that display Møme’s production skills and beat making artistry. The album was for the most part written and recorded while the young musician was touring Australia, a venture that brought him into contact with other producers and singers such as Merryn Jeann, Midnight To Monaco, Dylan Wright and more.
For more info, go to Møme’s official Facebook and listen to more music on his SoundCloud. Buy the album EP now on
SØNDER is the brainchild of UK-based South African producer Ashton Fox, who has been making music for a while now under various monikers. Obsessed with music from an early age, he grew up playing the violin, piano and guitar – performing in various orchestras and bands until he discovered the endless possibilities of electronic music.
Since 2014 Fox has been releasing club bangers as SØNDER with the aim of making electronic music that can accompany walks and long journeys but that can also find its way onto a dimly lit dancefloor. With plenty more music on the way and a live show currently in the works, SØNDER’s journey has only just begun.
Find out more on SØNDER’s Facebook and SoundCloud.
Created in 2013, Moscow-based band Mana Island is an ever-evolving project combining the talents of Alexey Doronin (vocals), Nikita Stashevskiy (guitars), Dmitry Lukyanenko (bass, keys), Maxim Bazilevich (guitars, keys) and Ivan Amelchenko (drums, percussion). Seeking inspiration in completely different music styles, the Russian outfit is best known known for sleek, bouncy, upbeat tunes and sun-kissed vocals. Their latest single “DOTS” is a sensual electronic soul song, made with an eye on the current trends in pop music from The Weeknd and Active Child to Robyn and Sohn.
Mana Island’s 2015 debut album Levin and several singles (including “Bae”, a collaboration with Daniil Brod from Pompeya) have made the name of Mana Island recognizable to a wide indie music audience in their native Russia and it won’t be long before their following crosses the border to expand to the rest of the world.
Find out more on Mana Island’s SoundCloud and Facebook. Download their music on
Groves are a band based in South London but originally formed in Manchester at the start of 2015. After an early flurry, the band spent a year playing live without even thinking about recording and this period saw them throw a string of warehouse parties, aptly titled ‘Late Night Grooves’ that they hosted in a local railway arch. Their perfect balance of subtle and well rendered live instrumentation and more visceral and nocturnal electronic elements became pivotal to their sound.
Newly signed to PIAS, Groves have just shared “Do You Feel”, a captivating new tune, mixing crisp live percussion and shimmering, richly textured electronics. Frontman Nick Hayes says of the track: “We use a lot of analogue gear. We like working with tape delays and real reverbs. Without wanting to sound horribly clichéd, they just provide warmth and make things more approachable… It’s really important to us that the songs feel human”
Groves are soon to announce a string of UK live dates to support the release. More info on Facebook or SoundCloud. Buy on
Singer, songwriter and producer Hayden James returns with a new infectious jam, “Just A Lover”, out via Future Classic. The track premiered last month on Stereogum and quickly made the rounds in the blogosphere and beyond, charting on Hype Machine and turning heads with its intricate percussion and catchy vocals.
A remix package for “Just A Lover” has also been revealed featuring remixes from Pomo, Karma Kid and Frits Wentlink.
After completing a run of Australian and Asia shows, James is set to embark on a mammoth 19-date US tour kicking off in October. For more info, check out his official site or Facebook. Buy on