Label: One Little Indian Records
Iceland’s biggest music export since Bjork releases stunning second single from breathtaking debut album – translated by John Grant. Asgeir, named one of ten winners of the European Border Breakers Award, releases ‘In The Silence’ next year which promises to be one of 2014’s best debuts. At just 21 years of age the Icelandic singer-songwriter has become a sensation in his domestic music scene – staggeringly, almost 10% of the Icelandic population now own his debut album ‘Dyrd í dauðathogn’, which was released only in his home land and Scandinavia.
Release: Hopes, Dreams & Alienation
Label: Kiez Beats
Genre: Dance – House – French
Manchester based electronic band Futurecop! have decided to take a big challenge on this new album ‘Hopes, Dreams & Alienation’. They remain true to their foundations, which is very 80s influenced, with their uplifting vintage synth power chord melodies and sounds from their childhood memories of retro video games, movies and cartoons. Futurecop! have been pioneers of the 80s revival, even being lauded as the creators of the indie genre dreamwave. They have gained huge support from MTV Iggy, Vevo, Vice, Diplo, Annie Mac and dance megastar Tiesto.
Artist: Six Blade
Release: Forget Who You Knew EP
Label: Viper Recordings
Genre: Dance – Breakbeat / Drum & Bass – Jungle
The exciting new project from D&B duo Six Blade, formerly Mattix & Futile, have returned bigger and badder than ever with the debut EP on Viper. The Brighton-based duo has already made a splash this year with ‘Flash Forward’ on Viper’s ‘Summer Slammers’ compilation, along with a huge remix of Futurebound & InsideInfo’s ‘Mermaids’ on Viper’s landmark 50th release, and a big remix for Major Look’s hit track ‘No Hope City’. Having gained heavy support over the last few years, the duo have launched a brand new alias, signing exclusively with Futurebound’s Viper Recordings.
Artist: Evan Arch
Label: Tip Top Recordings
Genre: Dance – Beats & Breaks / Electronica
Addictive debut single from teenage US producer wunderkind Evan Arch. Just 17 Arch has produced an uplifting synth track that recalls College’s ‘Real Hero’ period. ‘Embers’ is the debut single from Arch under his own name. The track is an optimistic and innocent synth-driven piece of instrumental subtlety that leaves space for the imagination to run wild. Having graduated from Canyon High this year, Arch launches his solo career via Tip Top Recordings (Forest, Blue On Blue, GHXST) whilst producing remixes under both the Evan Arch and Swords 4 Salem monikers.