Artist: The 2 Bears
Release: The Night is Young
Label: Southern Fried Records
Two years ago The 2 Bears dropped a debut album that re-invigorated a genre & gathered music fans in the open embrace of house music. They return with second installment The Night Is Young, the eagerly awaited follow up released on Southern Fried. Where debut smash Be Strong was rooted in London, The Night Is Young takes on a more global vision. Featuring the singles Angel (Touch Me), Money Man, Not This Time & Get Out.
Artist: Emperor Yes
Release: An Island Called Earth
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop
‘An Island Called Earth’ was recorded at Ash Gardner’s House of Strange Studios in London under the watchful eye of producer Jeremy Warmsley from Summer Camp, and mixed at Tim Wheelers studio in NYC by Claudius Mittendorfer – the very-same studio that Wu-Tangs 36 Chambers was recorded in!
The release has received great reviews already:
“sounds like a dream where the Unicorns and Yoshimi-era Flaming Lips collaborate with Summer Camp” – Pitchfork “a beast of a song, all gargantuan synth riffs and apocalypse-sized drums” – The Guardian
Release: Atom Bombs
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Dance – Beats & Breaks / Electronica
“If Aluna George had abandoned synth-pop hope for jazz-tinged left-field waters, Anushka might well have been the result. sugary-sweet. bold, big and clever” – Q Magazine
“Their songs bubble over with something extra at every turn” – AOTW, The Arts Desk
Brighton-based duo Anushka consist of Max Wheeler on the production and Victoria Port delivering sweet soulful vocals to the mix, culminating in a classic British concoction of jazz-inflected heady dance floor thrills. While Victoria’s melodies bring the sweetness, the tracks have the low-end weight to please DJ mavens like Karizma and Brackles on Rinse and Moxie and Annie Mac on Radio 1. Describing their sound as “vocal bass music from the future”, Anushka’s sound is firmly pushing boundaries of dance music, without forgetting past influences, as DJ MAG aptly put it; “playfully subverting the pop formula with modern electronic sensibilities Anushka remain both accessible and interesting.”
‘Atom Bombs’ is a key track from their album ‘Broken Circuit’, an explosive amalgamation of styles with seamlessly delivered soulful vocals ‘like Jill Scott or Erykah Badu going techno, with distant echoes of dubstep.’ (The Guardian).
The duo have taken Europe by storm this summer, performing at festivals all over the continent including Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival in Sète, France and Soundwave Festival in Croatia. Showcasing a number of incredibly soulful electronic tracks from their debut album “Broken Circuit” including their singles “Mansions” and “Never Can Decide”, Victoria Port’s sweet vocals alongside Max Wheeler’s expertly playful blending of jazz inflected beats all has the recipe for a great live show.
Label: Circus company
Genre: Dance – House – Vocal
A unique project gathering nineteen tracks from eighteen prolific producers including Claude VonStroke, Brodinski, Cassius and Art Department centred around one inimitable singer; JAW. ‘Midtown’ is the ambitious sound of an artist reflecting on his vision of the world, through collaborations with friends from every corner of the planet.
You may know JAW by name, but most will know him by voice. As the frontman of French house wildcards dOP and their indiepop sideproject, Les Fils du Calvaire,