‘Summer Fling‘ is the superb first offering from Poland-based electronic musician Kohi. A glorious wave of lush synth sounds flow from the outset before being met by some hazy, lo-fi sounding percussion. The accompanying video is a perfect visual of what the song is all about: summer nostalgia. Grab both of Kohi‘s tracks for free here.
Small Topography is a solo project that has recently come to my attention. Information surrounding the project is pretty light. After releasing a few remixes back in the summer, today saw the release of the project’s first single from what I can gather. ‘Estates‘ is a soothing blend of experimental pop and lush electronic music. Head to bandcamp for a free download.
From what I can gather, Y U M Λ has only recently cropped up on the soundcloud producer scene. With two tracks uploaded to date, there’s enough there to see some real potential. ‘Palm Trees‘ is nicely crafted with particular focus on its homespun textures and pitch-shifted vocal samples. ‘For YEVRS‘ is a blissful affair with its airy, fluttering synths and rhythmic percussive kicks. Both tracks are free to download via soundcloud. Y U M Λ is one to watch for sure.
‘Annie’s Song‘ is the latest offering from the ever impressive sixteen year-old musician Hasta (Thomas Wesenlund). The Norway-based artist has developed a penchant for crafting high-calibre, emotive electronic tracks. His most recent rings true to this; a gorgeous chilled-out atmosphere floats along through the track’s soothing guitar sounds, dreamy synth work, and lush vocals. ‘Annie’s Song‘ is free to download here.
Eon, the debut EP from CRISTALLIN, is a welcome reminder that music is indeed beautiful. The Switzerland-based producer’s four-track EP serves as a glorious collection of euphoric electronic treats. CRISTALLIN has always had this great ability to create a sense of nostalgia in his work, both musically and visually, and his debut EP seamlessly follows suit. The EP-closer, ‘Forever‘, displays an eclectic range of sounds: soothing vocals drifting over airy chimes, swirling synth sounds and fluid drum patterns. The Eon EP is out now via the excellent The Brio Life. This is the seventh time (yeah, I counted) CRISTALLIN has featured on BIS, it’s safe to say I’m a fan.
Je’ Couleur is a music project from Mexico that has just come to my attention. I’m not entirely certain of the project’s make-up but that’s besides the point. The takeaway here is that Je’ Couleur delivers beautiful, ethereal lo-fi music akin to that of Blue Hawaii. Je’ Couleur‘s latest offering, ‘Cycles‘, is a lush aural paradise centred on its underlying rhythms and tender vocals. ‘Cycles‘ is free to download via bandcamp.
Tahana is the solo work of Tom Marland, who is also a member of Sydney-based electronic trio The Nights. His most recent offering under the Tahana moniker, ‘Peculiar‘, is an alluring piece of downtempo electronica. His use of a chopped-up Marvin Gaye acapella and lush synth sounds make for an all too appealing, vibe-laden experience. Grab ‘Peculiar‘ for free here.
The Sydney-based duo formerly known as Albatross returned last month with a new name and a new release. Under the new name Alba, the talented duo released ‘Knokke / Law‘ through brand new record label Plastic World. ‘Knokke‘ is a slick, vibe-laden house track with its smooth bass sounds, crisp percussive kicks, and haunting vocal coos. ‘Knokke / Law‘ is out now via Plastic World. The video for ‘Knokke‘ just premiered over on XLR8R, where you can also grab a free copy of the track.
‘Pull It Closer‘ is the stunning result of the collaborative efforts of Sydney’s Moon Holiday and Reykjavík based trio Samaris. The collaboration was recorded in Reykjavík last year while Moon Holiday was performing at the Icelandic Airwaves Festival. ‘Pull It Closer‘ is a captivating piece of smooth electronica with its emotive vocal work and lush, atmospheric electronics. The track is featured on FBi Radio’s The Northern Lights EP II. Immerse yourself in the staggering beauty below.
From the wistfully nostalgic sounds of Memory Cassette to the uplifting vibe-laden work of Memory Tapes to the ethereal dreamy sounds of Memoryhouse, it’s safe to say there are plenty of artists with “Memory” in their title. Enter Memory Cards, a producer based in Los Angeles. Today saw the release of Memory Cards‘ debut EP, a six-track release titled Chain of Memories. This highly impressive debut exudes a sense of melancholy that really draws the listener in. The standout track, ‘Thoughts Collapsing‘, creates a dream-like, hazy atmosphere with its blending of soothing guitar effects, vocal samples, and sharp percussion. Chain of Memories EP is available on bandcamp.