Tag Archives: synth

MEHARI – LONG WAY HOME (Alt/Indie – France)

Mehari

Formed in 2010 by Matthieu Hernandez (keys/vocals) and Pierre-Henri Izambert (on guitars, keys and bass), later joined by Denis Degioanni on drums, Mehari is an indie synth combo based out of Toulouse in Southern France.

Released by Champcaine Records, “Long Way Home” is a slow-moving, atmospheric piece featuring cosmic synths, funky guitars and evocative lyrics. Clocking in at 5 minutes 25 seconds this track is like a glimpse of summer in the dark winter days.

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DISCLOSURE FT. LORDE – MAGNETS (Electro – UK)

Disclosure

British duo Disclosure enjoyed worldwide success with their chart-topping debut album Settle back in 2013. Slightly less successful, the band’s follow up full length Caracal was released in late 2015 and featured guests such as The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Miguel or Kwabs.

Third single “Magnets”, featuring vocals by New Zealand singer Lorde, garnered very positive reviews from critics and became Disclosure’s most successful hit in Australia and New Zealand

For more info and music check out Disclosure’s official site or Facebook. Buy the single on

FLUME – SAY IT (Electro – Australia)

Flume

Hot on the heels of previous hit singles “Smoke and Retribution” and “Never Be like You”, Aussie beatmaker Flume has released the new official single from his forthcoming album Skin. “Say It” features Swedish songstress Tove Lo, best known for dark pop, yet highly addictive, track “Habbits (Stay High)”.

Flume’s album Skin will be out May 27 via Future Classic and will include collaborations with Kučka, Little Dragon, AlunaGeorge and MNDR amongst others. You can pre-order it now via iTunes and get four tracks as instant downloads!

For more info, go to Flume’s Facebook or sample more tunes on SoundCloud. Order his new album Skin on

LEO ISLO – HIGHER LIVING (House/Synth – US)

Leo Islo

Portland-based producer, singer, songwriter Leo Islo has shared the uptempo yet soulful “Higher Living”, released via The Los Angeles Music Project (LAMP) in the US and Opening Light (Kazy Lambist, Royaume) in France.

The track opens with floating synths, pitch bending chords and echoing piano stabs, before being cut by a deep, gritty bassline. House-infused beats enhance the songs main groove, layering elements into a hazy cloud before heading back into dance territory. Islo’s signatures airy smooth vocals carefully guide you through each chorus and generating a hypnotic harmony with the core melody.

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POMPEYA – REAL (Alternative/Indie – Russia)

Pompeya

Following the success of their 2014 EP Night, Russian indie outfit Pompeya embarked on an extensive US tour, which included a stellar show at SXSW, and then headed straight back into the studio to record new material. After months of isolation and hard work, they are now presenting their third full-length album Real, out worldwide on May 5th.

Featuring their trademark blend of 70s disco, 80s New Wave and 90s indie rock, the band’s much-anticipated new record was recorded in Philadelphia, New York City, Savannah and Orlando — all places Pompeya had never been before. They enlisted producer Brian Mctear (of Local Natives and War on Drugs fame) to give their new songs a fresh sound and the result is effortless and “real”.

“For the new album, we wanted to create music with a larger message,” the band explained in a recent press release. “We were forced out of our comfort zones, forced to experiment more and discuss serious topics like growing up, loss, fatherhood and staying true to yourself without going crazy. These are the real stories of our lives, and the real sound we want to present.”

For more info, check out Pompeya’s official site or Facebook. You can buy their new album now on