[Electronic] Kllo – Virtue

Kllo
Virtue

On the heels of a lengthy world tour, Australian electronic pop duo Kllo have returned to share new music with us. Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam have a catchy sound characterized by Kaul’s ethereal vocals overlaid on intricate electronic production. They’ve found much success with previous EPs Cusp and Well-Worn, which is why we’re delighted by their announcement for debut LP Backwater, due out later this year on Ghostly.

In anticipation of their album, Kllo have released lead single “Virtue” today. Kaul’s distinctive singing style rings true throughout the song, while the duo’s electronic production talents shine. The cousins claim to draw inspiration from the xx, which is made clear by their conjunction of moody pop vocals and UK garage/techno style beats. If you’re a fan of this tune,  preorder Backwater here or catch them on tour in Europe/Australia at the end of this year.

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[Electronic] Drake – Passionfruit (A&G Remix) [Andrew Tejada Cover]

Drake
Passionfruit (A&G Remix) [Andrew Tejada Cover]

With the recent Spotify boom and the decline of Soundcloud, the cover/remix package is becoming quite the go-to. One artist who has recently hopped on that with some success is A&G, who remixed Drake’s “Passionfruit” with the help of vocalist Andrew Tejada.

The tropically driven remix by A&G has a throwback sound to when the sub-genre was first circulating. It makes for a nice nostalgic Summer song. It’s got a chill vibe to it, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t make for a good record to get a party going. Dance-able and vivid, this new “Passionfruit” will be eaten up by party goers all season long. A&G released this one as a free download, so there’s no real reason to sleep on it.

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[Electronic] Taska Black – Where We Go

Taska Black
Where We Go

“Where We Go” by Taska Black is one of Bitbird‘s most moving releases. That is saying a lot given the label’s highly creative output. The imprint has someone extremely talented on their hands and we don’t see them letting go anytime soon.

Taska Black only has a handful of tracks on his Soundcloud, including a remix for San Holo that Bitbird also put out. Taska Black’s sound isn’t something that can exactly be pinned down and described using genre termonology, which gives it a fresh edge that most producers don’t have. “Where We Go” shows masterful skill when it comes to melody. It’s catchy, but not in the overly refined pop sense. Rather, it’s just an awesome song. Get your copy of it today.

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[Electronic] NoMBe – Young Hearts (Flapo Remix)

NoMBe
Young Hearts (Flapo Remix)

Get ready to groove with Flapo‘s flip of “Young Hearts” by NoMBe. The remix comes to the internet as a free download and once you listen to this remix, you’ll be all over it.

Flapo had the fortunate opportunity to take a stab at “Young Hearts” and pulled through with an amazing turn around. This slow jam gem is going to be a go-to track in our Summer playlist, but it’s likely not going to be only found in ours. Although the Summer is taken over by high energy festival records, tracks like Flapo’s slide through and take our breathe away. Check it out today and make sure to grab the free download before you head out.

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[Electronic] Cashmere Cat – 9 (After Coachella) ft. MØ & SOPHIE (KRANE Remix)

Cashmere Cat
9 (After Coachella) ft. MØ & SOPHIE [KRANE Remix]

“With this one I sat down, didn’t overthink it and just had fun…” -KRANE via Pop Crush

Fun is the first word that comes to mind when listening to this record. Krane has taken the unique production of Cashmere Cat, the vocals of MO and style of SOPHIE and turned “9 (After Coachella)” into something completely original. This rising producer does a fantastic job of incorporating his own sounds of synths and hints of trap, separate of Cashmere’s funky plucks that permeate the original version. The flip creates an excitement and energy that is surely going to be found throughout the rest of the festival season. To top it all off this remix is available for FREE download here.

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[Electronic] L D R U – Me (feat. BOI)

Sydney songster L D R U just announced his upcoming EP, Sizzlar. Instead of simply telling the world via social media or doing some cheesy stunt to get people hyped up, he dropped a heater called “Me” with BOI. Get strapped in, this is a wild one.

“Me” is fresh as can be. There are a ton of stand out artists from Australia, but L D R U is looking to reign supreme with tracks like this one. It doesn’t necessarily fall into one distinct genres, which is one of the things that makes it so remarkable. If the rest of the EP is like this, then L D R U is going to make a splash akin to an atomic bomb going off in the middle of the ocean. Suffice to say, we’re pumped for Sizzlar.

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[R&B/Soul] Moon Boots – Keep the Faith (Feat. Nic Hanson)

Things are heating up this summer for rising DJ and producer Moon Boots aka Peter Dougherty. August 4th he’ll be releasing his debut album First Landing on London based label, Anjunadeep, a hotbed for dutifully picked music gold. Recently released is one of 10 tracks on the upcoming LP, and if the remaining nine are anything like this one we’re in for quite a treat come August.

Moon Boots keeps things laid back and groovy with vocals by Nic Hanson while jazzy guitar and a soulful melody binds this track into the ultimate Summer release leaving us anticipating the remaining album. We’re thinking this track best pairs with a coastal highway, top down convertible, and your best road trip crew. Make sure to stream and download “Keep the Faith” here.

Pre-order the album and view tour dates here.

‘First Landing’ Track list:
1. Fortune Teller feat. King Kona
2. Keep The Faith feat. Nic Hanson
3. First Landing
4. Never Get To You feat. Antony & Cleopatra
5. Power feat. Black Gatsby
6. I Want Your Attention feat. Fiora
7. Utopia feat. Janelle Kroll
8. Tear My Heart feat. Lulu James
9. The Life Aquatic
10. Red Sky

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