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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Half-Austrian/half-Russian Valerio Dittrich aka MOTSA returns with the spellbinding “Falling”, featuring the guest vocals of Leiik’s Amy Spencer. This is the first taste of his forthcoming debut album and sets a remarkable standard for the music to follow. With his signature glistening soundscapes and soulful choruses ever present, the track stands as one of his best to date.
“Falling” follows the success of the Petricolour EP released on MOTSA’s imprint of the same name in November 2016. As a treat, here is the song “Petrichor” featuring Sophie Lindinger.
Amassing over 5 million streams on Spotify, MOTSA is a testament to creating a successful DIY label that has caught the attention of not only press and tastemakers, but peers who have requested his stunning remix work such as Submotion Orchestra, SG Lewis, Flamingods, Denai Moore, The 2 Bears, to name a few.
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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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Originally from Byron Bay, but now based based in Berlin, Parcels are five passionate musicians whose interests cover innumerable genres ranging from folk pop to disco-funk and psych rock. Released last January, their highly anticipated debut EP, Hideout, showcased their unique brand of indie pop, featuring laid-back grooves, infectious choruses and psychedelic synths. Now Parcels are offering the perfect end-of-summer soundtrack by giving the EP a full makeover with completely reworked versions of their originals.
They invited the finest selection of producers to remix five of their tracks and, boy, are we in for a treat! From the psychedelic electro of Inagwa, a side project of Aussie band Tora, the mesmerizing rhythms of French producers L’Impératrice, the versatile electro of German duet Mouse on Mars, misty vibes brought by Helsinki-based Disco Despair, and an electronic ballad courtesy of Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak, the Hideout Remixed EP is an incredibly diverse collection, demonstrating the eclectic aesthetic of Parcels’ universe.
As their latest offering is being acclaimed as “rapturous retro-pop” (The Guardian), the young musicians best deliver their unbridled energy on stage. Following a European Tour supporting Two Door Cinema Club, Parcels embarked on a summer festival tour with shows at Le Printemps de Bourges, Great Escape, Dot to Dot Festival, We Love Green, and more.
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Young beat maker and producer Kazy Lambist has been wowing audiences in his native France since 2015, dropping consistently brilliant remixes (Moi Je, Sarah Blasko) and dancefloor friendly originals and garnering critical acclaim from the likes of indie trendsetters Les Inrocks for his breezy blend of synth pop and house.
Kazy Lambist recently shared infectious new single “Be Yourself”, a refreshing slice of laid back house with dance-inducing grooves, snappy beats and smooth synths. Both “Be Yourself” and its glorious predecessor “Shutdown” will be featured on Kazy Lambist’s forthcoming debut LP, which is scheduled for release later this year.
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