Samio Rox – Better Day EP

As we leave those bitter Winter mornings behind us, Russian Samio Rox delivers a delectable variety of elegant house in his first EP on Colorize.

Kicking off with the atmospheric & grooving ‘Better Day’, Samio Rox introduces himself to Colorize with impressively lush FX, resonate pads and deft tribal elements which effortlessly leads into the bouncing groove of ‘I Watch You’.

Rounding off his debut release on Colorize, Samio Rox closes with the haunting ‘Miracle’ to finish a mature and wholly satisfying EP which marks Samio as a producer to watch.

Dimension – Furia

Digital Society welcomes the increasingly in-demand Spaniard, Dimension to the label.

Adding another aspect to his already impressive production catalogue, Dimension’s latest track ‘Furia’ sees the highly praised producer supply an overall more sinister track. Lending itself to a harder trance sound, ‘Furia’ couples delving bass with Dimension’s uncanny ability for a catchy melody.

Heading straight into top DJs set for its unashamed driving darkness, ‘Furia’ proves why Dimension is a producer tipped for big movements in the trance scene this year.

DULCE PÁJARA DE JUVENTUD share video for new single ‘Manantial’

Dulce Pájara de Juventud turn up the decibel levels with their new album ‘Triumph’ through BCore on 16th March 2015.
Wielding an array of superlatives following the release of their self titled debut album in 2013, Dulce Pájara de Juventud or Sweet Highs of Youth for the non Castelleno inclined, derived their name from the 1962 Paul Newman cult classic, ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’.

The quartet hailing from the industrial area of Barcelona (Baix Llobregat), weave an emotive path with ‘Triumph’ – nine tracks of dark, noisy, melodic pop that refuses to be categorised.

‘Triumph’ has more than just the songs, its full of mood swings and melodies that stretch out infinitely and fearlessly. It is a demanding album, growing and changing with each listen. An evocative, powerful collection that takes you right to the edge and dares you to peek over.

Lead single ‘Manatial’, is an aural wall of droning guitars and relentless drums giving way to the plaintive murmurings of singer/bassist Sarai Garrido. ‘Triumph’ has a richness in depth that surpasses its predecessor, the delightful gothic leanings of ‘Saying All Goodbyes on Fire’, the indie pop proclamations of ‘Lapidation’ through to the almost ballad like ‘Freakin’ Tales’, all topped with the immediate introduction of title track, ‘Triumph’.

Having shared the stage with fellow luminaries like Vivian Girls, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Pony Bravo, Dulce Pájara de Juventud return to Primavera Sound this year for another assault on the senses.

‘Triumph’ is a soundtrack with no taboos, demanding and calculated, making you wonder about the limits between beauty, darkness, love and hate.

[PIAS NITES] presents Other Lives, BC Camplight and Bernard + Edith @ Oslo London 23 April

Following the recent success of the inaugural [PIAS] Nites in the UK, [PIAS] the record company and promoters Rockfeedback are pleased to announce news of the second [PIAS] Nites at Oslo in London on 23rd April 2015.

Already a mainstay in mainland Europe, the event is set to mark its place on the UK’s live itinerary and once more, celebrates the diversity of [PIAS] and it’s extended artist and label family with representation from Bella Union and Play It Again Sam promising a night of musical highs.

Other Lives
Portland based Other Lives return to London on the eve of their much-anticipated third album ‘Rituals’. Of the new album, Jessie Tabbish says “we’re still trying to retain the past of our musical palate whilst really trying to stretch ourselves into a new type of music” – it not only marks a new chapter but encapsulates their relentless drive for precision. Exquisite musical soundscapes evoke a magical and mood-laden charm that glide seamlessly into an expansive, seductive, sometimes haunting, wide screen orchestration that entice Tabbish’s vocals to the fore – creating a truly wonderful collection of songs
‘Rituals’ – 04.05.2015 through Play It Again Sam

BC Camplight
Having made Manchester his adopted home Bella Union’s BC Camplight – the alter ego of American songwriter Brian Christinzio – revels in a fantastically rich, stylistically and diverse musical backdrop. From Sixties sunshine pop, blue-eyed soul to speedy surf-pop or psychedelic showstoppers that takes in part Nilsson, part Broadway spectacular this sublime talent arrives on the back of his recently released and intriguingly titled ‘How To Die In The North’ album.

‘How to Die In The North’ – out now through Bella Union

www.bccamplightmusic.com

Bernard + Edith
All set to release their debut album ‘Jem’ in May, Bella Union label-mates and fellow Manchester dwellers Bernard + Edith bring their multi faceted electronic pop to the evening. Taking their name from their combined middle names and firmly established in the city’s underground music scene, the duo draw on various influences, the resultant works evoke an aura of intimacy and sensuality with something more mysterious and spectral.

‘Jem’ – 11.05.2015 through Bella Union

www.bernardedith.com

Tickets go on sale at 09.00 on Tuesday 3rd March, priced at £15.00 (stbf) and available from

tickets.songkick.com/events/23083848

Stream Redlight x Tinashe – ‘Pretend’

Following the release of latest single ‘Gold Teeth’ and his inaugural BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, Redlight has raised the curtain on new track ‘Pretend’ – featuring vocals from US R&B starlet Tinashe. Initially devised as a remix concept, the track packed more than enough heat to warrant a recording as original material in it’s own right and serves as great insight into what the music world can expect from Redlight in 2015.

Set against an intricately worked percussive backdrop, ‘Pretend’ is all sultry, low-slung rhythm and darker-edged bass licks – a nod to the diverse musicality of Redlight’s continuously evolving outlook. Punctuated by Tinashe’s hazy vocal interjects, ‘Pretend’ thus listens like an exploration of new sounds and ideas – a sharp mix of underground UK club and contemporary R&B sensibility – that showcases a more measured, conscientious side to Redlight’s production remit.

With an artist album on the horizon – combined with the success of ‘Gold Teeth’ and the aforementioned Essential Mix news – ‘Pretend’ will certainly feed into the hype already surrounding Redlight this year.

ESKA shares ‘This Is How A Garden Grows’

ESKA is the most talked about, revered singer you’ve probably never heard of. Prepare to be let in on one of music’s best kept secrets in 2015 when ESKA finally releases her self-titled debut album.

Possessing one of the best and most memorable voices in the UK right now, ESKA weaves together diverse musical elements – hints of folk, soul, psychedelia and electronica and pairs them with stirring lyrics, born from burning passion. ESKA has created something pure and timeless which echoes past traditions while at the same time managing to surprise with its stunning originality.

In the UK, ESKA’s music has already created a buzz; receiving strong radio support from tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson, Lauren Laverne and John Kennedy. Her debut self-released EP, was heralded by global independent community Bandcamp in their ‘Best Releases of 2013’.

Having built an inimitable reputation as a writer and performer through collaborations with such legends of the game as Grace Jones, Cinematic Orchestra, Zero 7 and Bobby McFerrin together with performances in some of the world’s most famous venues and festivals, it’s time to discover ESKA’s own unique sound in full force. The self-titled debut album ESKA hosts production credits from cult British electronic artist Matthew Herbert (known for remixing Björk, R.E.M. and Yoko Ono), Louis ‘slipperz’ Hackett and Dave Okumu of The Invisible (previous winners of iTunes ‘Album of the Year’ in the UK.)

‘The backbone of the British music scene has stepped out from the shadows to take centre stage’ i-D Magazine

‘In my opinion she is the finest female vocalist in the UK…’ Laura Mvula

‘ESKA’ will be released on April 27th 2015 on Naim Edge Records

I.Y.F.F.E – You Tell (Believe It)

I.Y.F.F.E has an absolutely explosive complextro trap track that’s ready to rock you to the very core of existence. Are you ready for the IYFFE experience? We sure are and we know you are too!

The Glitch Mob – Beauty of the Unhidden Heart (Bassnectar Remix)

Roman Austin – Busy Love

Tomsize & Simeon – Slender (Debroka Remix)