Artist: Alela Diane
Release: About Farewell
Label: Believe Recordings / Rusted Blue Records
Genre: Pop – Folk
Alela Diane returns with the first single to be taken off her third album, ‘About Farewell‘. ‘About Farewell’ is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2011 album ‘Alela Diane & Wild Divine’, and acts as an eloquent goodbye to lovers from years past, coupled with poignant walks down memory lane. To call the writing experience cathartic would be an understatement, for lyrically it deals directly with her recent divorce, while exploring her entire last decade of relationships with tremendous honesty and nuanced insight.
Release: Góða Tungl
Label: One Little Indian Records
Genre: Dance – Electro
Icelandic wunderkind Samaris deliver their hauntingly brilliant debut single with choice remixes from Sei A and Stubborn Heart. Samaris is of the most hyped bands out of Iceland. One Little Indian signed the trio to join Icelanders Bjork & Asgeir. Their self-titled album follows. Combining electronics (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson), clarinet (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir) and Jófríður Ákadóttir’s voice, Samaris mix glacial electronica and bold beats with lyrics culled from 19th-century Icelandic poems.
Artist: Various Artists
Release: Drum & Bass Summer Slammers 2013
Label: Viper Recordings
Genre: Dance – Breakbeat / Drum & Bass
Viper Recordings fourth annual Summer Slammers series returns, bringing the biggest names in Bass music together with over 30 of the hottest tracks from around the globe. Features over 10 new unreleased exclusive Viper tracks, this year’s album is jam-packed with top artists such as: Matrix & Futurebound, Brookes Brothes, Afrojack, TC, ShockOne, Smooth, Seven Lions, Xilent, Danny Byrd, Camo & Krooked, DC Breaks, Koven, Fred V & Grafix, Pegboard Nerds, SKisM, Hadouken and many more!
Artist: Sailor & I
Release: Tough Love
Label: Black Butter Records
Sailor & I is a metaphor for two conflicting wills inside a person. It is part of most peoples’ everyday lives. Alexander Sjodin makes music of a similar persuasion – curiously compulsive and at the same time beautiful and strangely brutal. The producer, instrumentalist and singer from Stockholm has created a glacial track about adult relationships that recalls both Rhye and Fleet Foxes with its delicate string-led production, soaring vocal harmonies & its bright, frank imagery.