Much-loved Southern Cali duo Best Coast are back with the title track from their forthcoming sophomore record, ‘The Only Place’, and it’s very much a triumph. Bethany Consentino and Bobb Bruno show off their ability to create a catchy yet mature sound on ‘The Only Place’, which shows Consentino grappling with responsibility and insecurity. Perhaps the most anticipated comeback of the year, Best Coast’s return does not disappoint and will draw in even more fans. Don’t miss their album release on May 14, or you can pre-order here.
London dubstep producer Coki has been building up a name with his collaborations and remixes, and this reworking of retro singer Minnie Riperton’s ‘Loving You’ is a sure-fire hit. Taking Riperton’s clear and sweet vocals and adding a chill beat, Coki has updated this classic track perfectly. Look out for this reworking everywhere this summer.
Modular Records put up this version of Architecture In Helsinki’s hit ‘Desert Island’, which is a remix by Haima. A gorgeously blissful reworking, this track is described as “wrap-up” of their ‘Moments Bend’ album, and the anthemic synths and vocals make it a suitably epic send-off. ‘Desert Island’ demands repeated listens, and will be an unstoppable earworm for anyone who hears it.
Everyone’s favourite electro girl Ladyhawke is back with a cracking new single in the shape of ‘Black White & Blue’. The New Zealander’s latest. Track seems to be heading in a slightly darker direction whilst maintaining the punchy disco vibe we know and love her for. Guaranteed to get your feet tapping within seconds, check out ‘Black White & Blue’ below.
M83 has recently announced that they will release a new EP, titled Reunion, on May 8th via Mute. The EP will revolve around ideas established in “Reunion”- the second single from their sixth studio release titled Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. Rumored to be around seven tracks long, the EP will provide a new perspective on the track from artists like: The Naked, Famous, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Sei A, Polly Scattergood, White Sea, and Mylo – featured below.
One of Portland, Oregon’s brightest new hopes is duo Shadows On Stars, who have just dropped their self-titled debut. It’s a breath of fresh air, injecting the current scene with a dose of jangly guitar-fuelled rock. The LP is packed with infectious soon-to-be-hit singles, including ‘Punk Kids’ and ‘Now You’re Mine’, which show off Shadows On Stars’ kickass attitude. One for the summer roadtrip playlist, stream and download the album below.
Sharam has always had a great talent for finding amazing vocalists to feature on his tracks. On his latest single “Our Love” he does it yet again with the help of a brand new vocalist named Anousheh. Through utilizing middle eastern melodic elements and a driving, electroclash style bass, Sharam bring us into his unique vision. Rounding out the release is a kick ass, chopped up complextro remix from Spanish producer Heren and a disturbingly dark version from Brazilian bass music duo Dirtyloud. You can pick up the release in full quality via Beatport here.
Our Love (Sharam Leftfield Mix)
Our Love (Heren Remix)
Our Love (Dirty Loud Remix)