EMILIE NICOLAS – EASY (Pop/Electro – Norway)

In the past few months, Oslo-based singer songwriter Emilie Nicolas has released a string of singles starting with “Easy” last October, “Limits” in November and “Everyday” last month. With pulsating beats and dark tones, “Easy” switches effortlessly between the organic and the digital, between soft and hard, nice and ugly.

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VALLIS ALPS – SET IT OFF, SET IT RIGHT (Pop/Electronica – Australia)

Blending down-tempo, piano-driven melodies with 80’s pop synths and hip-hop influences, Sydney-based independent electronic act Vallis Alps is the brainchild of vocalist Parissa Tosif and producer David Ansari. Originally from Seattle (Ansari) and Canberra (Tosil), the pair’s tunes have clocked over 2 million SoundCloud plays and the single “Young” became a hit, ultimately placing at number 27 on that year’s Triple J Hottest 100.

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