Arrivals: Júníus Meyvant – Color Decay


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Iceland has always been generous in producing beautiful, mesmerising music. Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson aka Júníus Meyvant’s debut single, Color Decay, is yet another Icelandic gem. This lush, anthemic folk song combines the best of the symphonic breadth of Nick Drake, the playfulness of Badly Drawn Boy and the pastoral feel of James Vincent McMorrow. Take your compasses out. There’s a new star rising in the north.

January 7, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Arrivals. Leave a comment.

Arrivals: Y.O.U – Heavy Crown/Volvic & DyE Remix


 

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As sweet, colourful and hip as his press release photo, Elliott Williams’ aka Y.O.U’s music is a playful mix of indie and electronic pop. Manchester born Williams claims his music has been inspired by the city of Paris, but I hear a lot of new indie America (i.e. Passion Pit) in this songs. The first single adds an element of J-Pop to the whole mosaic. Heavy Crown  is backed by equally great remixes from Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan and Parisian producer and Y.O.U’s labelmate, DyE. 

Oh, and Y.O.U stands for Your Own Universe. And the label is Tigersushi

April 17, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Arrivals. 1 comment.

Arrivals: Ben Khan – Youth (Nu Urban, Future Soul)


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London’s Ben Khan, one of the most interesting emerging talent the moment, is as enigmatic and economic with his output as another Internet superhero, Jai Paul. The four tracks posted on his soundcloud page are insanely well constructed, self-contained sonic micro universes. By serving a patchwork of bassy beats, synth stabs, samples, 80’s r’n’b references and his own surly delivery, Khan introduces a minimalistic, half withdrawn, yet ear pleasing, urban music of the future. And he’s newest tune and the first official release is all that. This is the sound of 2014.

1992 EP containing all four cuts is due May 5th. Youth is available on Itunes.

March 21, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Arrivals. 2 comments.

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