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ANORAAK – FIGURE (DreamPop – France)

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Back after a long break, Parisian dreampop wunderkind Anoraak (aka Frédéric Rivière) has just released the brand new Figure EP on his own imprint Endless Summer Music. The opening track, “We Lost”, is a collaboration with long-time friend Slow Shiver, a new project from Italian-born LA-based Valente Bertelli. It’s a nostalgic ballad which offers the perfect balance between Anoraak’s lush synth arpeggios and Slow Shiver’s delicate vocals over a steady beat.

The EP also includes the dreamy, synth-driven “Odds Are Good”, which was featured last year on the compilation Eskimo Recordings Presents: The Orange Collection. This finely crafted tune mixes moody bass lines with 80s-tinged synths and evocative vocals to create a perfect example of sophisticated and contemplative synth pop.

More info and music on Anoraak’s Facebook and SoundCloud. You can now buy the Figure EP on

AGAR AGAR – PRETTIEST VIRGIN (Disco/Pop – France)

Agar Agar
“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.

Find Agar Agar on Facebook. Buy on Bandcamp or

THE PIROUETTES – JE NOUS VOIS (SynthPop – France)

The Pirouettes (Photo by Aaricia Varanda)

Vickie Chérie and Leo Bear Creek met in high school, fell in love and formed synthpop duo The Pirouettes. Deliciously retro and seductive, their songs revolve around two voices entwining and merging to tell simple stories with a natural and irresistible pop virtuosity.

Their latest EP features stunning new track “Je Nous Vois” and B-side “Soleil Rare”, both displaying a clear taste for neat electronic productions mixing innocence and maturity. Swirling synths and sharp 80s beats are more than ever synonym with ultra-contemporary music (reminiscent of fellow Frenchies Jupiter and Anoraak).

Download new track “Soleil Rare” for free on the band’s official site. Check out their Facebook and buy on

ESMO – FADE AWAY (ChillTrap – France)

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French singer songwriter ESMO has emerged with her classy and decidedly modern debut single “Fade Away”. This new song is a fluid chill trap tune with hints of R&B. Soft synths and undulating beats set the mood while the young starlet’s smoky vocals oscillate between sultry grittiness and bold sexiness.

There is a real sing-along potential in the track’s super catchy chorus and the whole track is a lusciously produced affair that will have you begging for more. Check it out on SoundCloud and be prepared to get hooked and play this on repeat!

Find out more on ESMO’s Facebook or SoundCloud.

MØME – ALOHA EP (Chillwave – France)

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Born on the French Riviera but now 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 year. After releasing two highly praised EPs and sharing stage with artists such as Chet Faker and Flume, Møme is now unveiling new single “Aloha” via DDM Recordings. Clocking in at 3min38, this sun-kissed new tune is a subtle mix of shimmering synths, slow motion beats and sensual vocals by Australian singer Merryn Jeann .

Released 18 September, “Aloha” is the title track to Møme’s third extended play, which has earned him glowing reviews and over half a million plays on SoundCloud. The EP includes a handful of heavily layered, brightly shining electronic pieces that display Souillart’s production talent and beat making artistry in equal measure.

As a bonus, check out Møme’s take on Tora‘s single “Eat The Sun”!

Tora - Eat The Sun (Møme Remix)     

For more info, go to Møme’s official Facebook and listen to more music on his SoundCloud. Buy the Aloha EP now on