Posts Tagged ‘future pop’

May 2, 2018

Sweater Beats and Icona Pop together is a dream come true, particularly since it’s been so long since we heard from the Swedish electropop duo, plus we haven’t had a new tune from the Los Angeles electronic producer for awhile, either. Faded Away is a punchy biting, chipper romping track bursting with bubbly energy, with sheared synths and brittle, peppery beats. The youthful frolicking jam blends radiant elements and shadowy tones, and it comes with a fabulous music video whose retro animation is a wonderful throwback to classic video games. Faded Away is our new dance obsession. Get it, here.

April 30, 2018
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Let’s continue our Monday afternoon dalliance with fine cover gems by taking a youthful frolic with this modern take on Pussycat Dolls 2000′s hit classic Stickwitu. LA based producer Jynjo, who’s already graced IHM with his music a number of times this past year, gives Stickwitu a contemporary future beats twist by injecting it with effervescent electronic beats and crystalline vocals turned in by fellow Los Angeles artist Aubrey Wood. The doe-eyed future pop crush song captures all the butterflies and heart flutters that we associate with young love. Rising producer Jynjo is currently taking a break from live performances and concentrating on creating unique music for his fans. Some exciting collaborations are lined up, too. For now, you can stream/download Stickwitu, here.

April 30, 2018
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It’s been years since Adrian Lux dropped his hit single Teenage Crime. A bevy of fine remixes cropped up in its wake, too. Swedish multi-instrumentalist and producer STRØM brings back our love for the song with a superb cover that injects the song with a fresh sense of sultry dark intrigue. The sooty splendor of this murky, dusky Teenage Crime is rather deliciously Zhu-like, with some of the curling funk guitars of Ben Khan. STRØM’s electrifying cover seems to befit a mysterious tryst, or a secret rendezvous of some sort. You can also stream the track via Spotify, here. Re-visit some of the artist’s prior originals on Soundcloud, here, including previously featured releases Shay-Ling and Mesmerize.

April 26, 2018
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Exhibitionist is a true exhibit of hypnotic electronica and futuristic pop. The Sydney based solo project created by multi-instrumentalist Kirsty Tickle, also known for her role in Party Dozen, has shared a third ravishing single named Sway, entrancing us with her silky synths, mesmeric trip hop beats, and acrobatic vocals on the song, out now on Future Classic. Sway was co-written with prolific producer LUCIANBLOMKAMP, and produced by long term collaborator Jonathan Boulet. The dark entangling track explores the tension between wanting to be vulnerable with someone while also guarding yourself against heartbreak. Stream/download, here.

April 26, 2018
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NYC alt electro purveyors 8 Graves has been dazzling us with their creative forte and scintillating, genre-defying music for a couple of years now, but they’ve certainly taken their sound to a whole new level of anthemic sweeping grandeur on new single SOS. 8 Graves fittingly tags the track “future grunge”, having fused stratospheric future bass with gritty pop and explosive rock on the high vaulting epic. SOS arrives on the heels of their last single, Hang, which took off with over a million streams on Spotify and placement on some of their biggest curated playlists. SOS can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

April 20, 2018
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I would say Louis The Child is on a roll these days with their new collaborations, but seriously, when is the Chicago production duo never on a roll? The Windy City electronic stars slayed last month with their hip hop leaning track, Shake Something, with Joey Purp. And now, they’ve united with Australian based Syrian-Iraqi songbird WAFIA on Better Not to give us a heartwarming future pop frolic that leaves our hearts feeling all warm and fuzzy. Dewy eyed, misty twinkling Better Not is the perfect spring time crush song, a sanguine stirring, beats skipping, smile-inducing sonnet to illuminate those lovestruck evenings. Stream Better Not on Spotify, here.

April 20, 2018
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Life can’t get any better for an Elohim fan like me these days. I just caught her on tour at Slim’s in San Francisco the other weekend. She released Panic Attacks, a new song with Yoshi Flower, last month. And her effervescent voice graced The Glitch Mob’s life affirming I Could Be Anything earlier this month, too. And now, the Los Angeles based production, songwriting, and instrumental sensation (so sensational!) has appeared on a new single from Ekali and Medasin, too! They make the perfect trifecta on the gorgeous future pop and future trap aria. Its sparkling soundscape and Elohim’s enthralling voice give Forever a delicate vulnerability, a beautiful antithesis to Forever’s expansive, cosmic scope. We feel naked and comforted, defenseless and consoled, all at once, thanks to the nimble embrace of this gorgeous song. You can listen to Forever forever with us, support the single and stream/download, here.

April 19, 2018
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Even though winter seems like forever ago, I still recall January 5th like it was but last night, because that’s when I witnessed the magnificence of Los Angeles based singer songwriter Saro live at Popscene. And now, he’s contributed his remarkable voice to a new song from Slaters, the mysterious Brooklyn duo who held us spellbound earlier this year on debut single Danger, featuring TOULOUSE. One is Slaters’ second official single, a satiny sensuous future bass and misty nostalgic R&B pop tessellation. The single is available now via Terrible Records, here.

April 19, 2018
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It’s happened. We’re finally getting more More Giraffes, after the Southern California duo enraptured us with their debut single Basement earlier this year. We’ve wanted more More Giraffes since, and now our prayers to the music gods have been duly answered. Like Basement, new song Dinosaur is a sprightly skipping, synth flickering, and phosphorescent sparkling future pop song. Basement racked up two million plus online streams since its debut last month, and it was listed on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist as well as Apple’s Best of the Week list. It would be no huge surprise if Dinosaur did the same, in fact we expect it to happen. The LA duo knock our socks off with their whimsical and vivacious sophomore single, an electronic fantasy land for our ears. What’s not to love? Dinosaurs are awesome, so are giraffes, and this song is just a joyous and festive gem. More Giraffes says of the single: “Dinosaur is an anthem for everyone that knows they’re fly AF.  It’s about having the confidence to be yourself and stomp out the haters like a T-Rex.” Excuse me as I go pretend I’m a T-Rex and stomp around the room. You can also stream fly AF Dinosaurs on Spotify, here.

April 13, 2018
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It’s a California affair as Los Angeles production prodigy Andrew Luce teams up with Oakland’s own Alexander Lewis on their new single, TAKE ME. NYC’s Jojee adds some East Coast flair to the pneumatic track too. Her lofty vocals are ever so captivating, interwoven into the fine threads of this melodic plinking, sleek simmering, and melodic winding tune. TAKE ME was meant to mimic the feeling when you slowly start to disconnect yourself from another person and can feel their weight being lifted off your shoulders. It’s out on Fool’s Gold now, and you can stream/download, here.