May 22nd
4:29 AM

Violet Skies: “Power” & “Dragons”

Hailing from a small village near South Wales, singer/songwriter Violet Skies has just released “Power” feat. Ben Freeze, and the two are a powerful combination indeed.  This Kanye West re-work is incredibly captivating and showcases Violet’s control over her dreamy and smooth vocals, as well as a compelling backing choir only enhanced by Ben Freeze's production and mixing. Like us, if you find yourself wanting more from Violet Skies, she has a debut EP entitled Dragons, available on the 22nd of June. Until this date, you can listen to her truly stunning title track below as well. Or if you are in London June 9th, you can catch her alluring live show based upon the five senses (click here for tickets). — Athylia Paremski

May 6th
5:49 PM

Fyfe: “For You”

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London singer/songwriter Paul Dixon, also known as Fyfe, and his crooning smooth vocals are sure to captivate you from the get-go in this new single, “For You.” His distinctive stylistic sounds alongside ornate jazzy-electronic beats, melodic piano, and soulful saxophone, generate an incredibly moving and expressive composition that ended far too soon. If you like this, check out his other lovely tunes here— Athylia Paremski

May 1st
3:38 PM

Mixtape: April 2014

photo taken by Sandra Croft

Although we only gave you ten posts last month, we wouldn’t want to leave you without our selection of remarkable songs which dropped in April 2014. Download the April mixtape below, or stream it via the Soundcloud set. Tracklist and Soundcloud set after the jump. — Johan Baeten

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April 28th
7:45 PM

Bedroom: “We All Need Something”

imageNoah Kittinger alias Bedroom probably has been our dearest protégé since the first days of AS, as Noah even helped us with starting up this blog back in 2012. Of course, he’s better known as the one who’s brought us tons of great music since that year, like his debut LP, which we had on heavy rotation back in the summer of 2012. Now we’re stoked about the release of his upcoming sophomore album, which is titled Grow and is out on May 20th via Furious Hooves.

On “We All Need Something”, Bedroom’s sound seems to have distinguished a lot: the way the acoustic guitars open up and continue in the song is more well-balanced and sounds brighter. It also sounds like Noah took a lot more time finishing and precizing his songs. The hazy electric guitars kind of reminisce us of a typical summery feeling, as well as the synthesizers and Jade Lawhon’s backing vocals, which all lift up a brilliant feel. Stream the first cut taken from Grow below, or watch the accompanying video for the song over here. Tracklist below. — Johan Baeten

1. Being Hunted
2. Grow
3. Nothing Lasts
4. Move Forward
5. We All Need Something (feat. Jade Lahwon)
6. Hurry, Get up
7. Drift Away (feat. Jade Lawhon)
8. Hide
9. End.  

April 27th
9:54 PM

Stumbleine Feat. Violet Skies: “We’re Shadows”

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Featuring soulful vocals floating over a driving electronic force accompanied by shoegaze guitar, Stumbleine and Violet Skies' "We’re Shadows" is one of our favorites off of their new collaborative full-length. Just released on Monotreme Records, Dissolver is a beautiful mix of the UK producer Stumbleine and his beats/instrumentation coupled with Welsh singer Violet Skies’ R&B vocals and pop sound. The result is a dreamy combination of artistry and gorgeous melodies that fits almost any mood. — Athylia Paremski

April 23rd
9:53 PM

Kloke: “Deep City”

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Just two days ago, recent Red Bull Music Academy graduate Kloke from Melbourne put out his debut EP “Sea Levels” on the quite young Brooklyn-based label Styles Upon Styles

Its opening track "Deep City" is a lucious, multi-layered take on the British side of deep house. Featuring crackling vinyl samples, flanged melodies and atmo pads en masse, the six-minute track is an aquatic voyage into the deep sea. 

If you want more Kloke sounds, you can listen to the entire EP over here and order a vinyl pressing of it on the SUS website. — Lukas Hermann

April 18th
9:03 PM

White Reaper: “Half Bad”

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Louisville based White Reaper have dropped the first single from their debut EP and it’s one of the most fun sounding tracks I’ve heard all year.

"Half Bad" is a completely fuzzed out jam with energetic performances all around. There’s urgency and even some ferocity but most importantly this sounds like a band really loving what they’re doing. There’s so much character on display here that it becomes infectious. Honestly, the keyboard lead on this track alone is enough reason to love it.

White Reaper’s self titled EP drops June 24th on Polyvinyl Records. Preorder it right here. — Rafael G.

April 17th
2:12 AM

Lockah: “Cleft n Twain”

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Aberdeen’s Tom Banks, who creates music under the name Lockah, released his debut LP Yahoo Or The Highway on Monday. We’ve actually just found out about his existence and are pretty stoked about one particular track on the album titled “Cleft n Twain”. The song is built around some main samples, which echo throughout the entire three minutes without ever getting too repetitive. Lockah’s sharp percussion and warm synthesizers make the song one coherent whole. Stream the track below and don’t forget to take a listen to the rest of the full-length. Yahoo Or The Highway is out now on Donky Pitch. — Johan Baeten