Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii: “Agor Edits Mixtape” MP3 Stream

Dec 17, 2014

Montreal duo Blue Hawaii are capping off 2014 with a mixtape featuring an unreleased track called “All Of My Heart” as well as several edits of older tracks. It’s almost enough to cheer us up after hearing that Raphaelle Standell will be taking 2015 to focus on her other project, Braids. But hey, at least Alex “Agor” Cowan will be keeping the name alive with “DJ Blue Hawaii” sets. So be sure to look forward to those at SXSW this year.

 

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Oxford Drama

“Limbo” MP3 Stream

Dec 17, 2014

Oxford Drama combines sweet vocals and melancholy electronics to create a (dare we say it) dramatic effect. But the Polish duo is worth much more than a cheesy pun. Check out their haunting debut single "Limbo" below. If you’re digging it, stay tuned—the pair just signed to Brennnessel records.

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Peter Morén

“Hit Where it Hurts (Sportsman Remix)” MP3 Stream

Dec 16, 2014

Peter Morén’s jaunty Broken Swenglish Vol. 2 track “Hit Where it Hurts” has been transformed into a downbeat electro meditation by countrymate Sportsman. It’s a surprisingly fluid, stripped back take that works well with Morén’s mournful vocals. Listen to the revamped version below.

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Phantom

“Shadows (Kitkaliitto Remix)” MP3 Stream

Dec 16, 2014

Last week we posted “Shadows,” a dark and jazzy new track from Finnish duo Phantom. That song has gotten a remix thanks to band member Tommi Koskinen (operating here under the name Kitkaliitto.) His version is dark and moody, more suited to the late night house club than brightly lit pop stage. Listen to the rerub below.

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Johan Agebjörn

Premiere: “Right to Play” Video

Dec 16, 2014

Johan Agebjörn’s new video for Notes cut “Right to Play” features the epic story of a cat, a raccoon, and a spaceship. It’s a playful clip, underscoring the Sally Shapiro collaborator’s new, melodic direction. Watch the action unfold below. Notes is due out Feb 10 on Paper Bag Records. For another taste of the album, revisit single “The Leftovers (featuring Loney Dear)” here.

 

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Shura

“Indecision (JUNGLE Remix)” MP3 Stream

Dec 15, 2014

JUNGLE has remixed Shura’s “Indecision,” bringing a sense of urban sprawl to the electro R&B tune. (As if the track could get even more danceable.) Check out the rerub’s nu-disco grooves below.

 

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Hanne Kolstø

“All is Contagious” MP3 Stream

Dec 15, 2014

“All is Contagious” is the name of the new single from Norway’s Hanne Kolstø. It’s a sweeping piece of dream rock, plucked from her new album Forever Maybe (due out Jan 19 on Jansen Plateproduksjon). If your morning is in need of some (positive) drama, check out the track below.

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Johan Agebjörn

“The Leftovers (ft. Loney Dear)” MP3 Stream

Dec 15, 2014

On Feb 10 Johan Agebjörn (aka Sally Shapiro’s partner in music) will release his new solo album Notes. His new single features guest vocals from Loney Dear’s Emil Svanängen who ups the melancholy factor and helps highlight what we all knew to be true—Agebjörn knows his way around a beautiful synth pop melody. Listen below.  

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