DJUSTIN unveil new track ‘New Preset’

Just two weeks after the release of THE LEGENDS’ “Nightshift” album, Sweden’s Johan Angergård returns alongside longtime American confidant, Rose Suau, to release DJUSTIN’s debut album, “VOYAGERS” on May 5. Since launching their critically praised EP “TRYST” in May 2016, the duo has been, somewhat telepathically, finishing each other’s musical sentences on their respective sides of the Atlantic.

“VOYAGERS” is a glittering, sensual exploration into an unchartered and fully-electrified universe. It is a tale of “Future Love”, where a newly-conscious, idealized romanticism is propelled by contagious dance beats, synth-driven melodies, and sweetly seductive vocals. The soundscape is sophisticated and visionary, yet the stories are intimate and relatable. “VOYAGERS” is a journey through a spectrum of emotional highs and lows: from the apex of adult infatuation and desire, to the darkest abyss of disconnection and existentialism. Every detail from beat, hook, and lyrical lexicon is unveiled deftly. Clearly, Rose and Johan wouldn’t surrender anything less.

DJUSTIN’s existence seemed to crystallize due to the forces of quantum entanglement, a pull of energies which was always inevitable. At many points in their personal lives, Johan and Rose had walked separate but parallel paths. The Swedish-American pair were both born as middle children in the same year, exactly 13 days and an ocean apart. Both spent their musical formative years finding footing in remarkably different settings; Johan grew up in pastoral Ǻhus, Sweden, while Rose grew up in suburbs outside the birthplace of techno, Detroit, Michigan.

Connecting through a shared admiration of each other’s early bands in the late 1990’s (Johan in Club 8, Rose in Shoestrings), the two bonded via handwritten letters, discussing everything from musical aspirations to relationships. This established a friendship that would ebb and flow, though now virtually, over nearly two decades. In Fall 2015, Johan was intent on finding a lyricist who could not only sing but also fully understood his very specific musical aesthetic. Rose came to mind quickly. “We had never met before we started making music together so I didn’t know what to expect. But as soon as we started writing together, magical things happened,” Johan says.

Shortly after Rose had agreed to come on board as co-writer for the project, the two arranged a long overdue meet-up in Stockholm. It felt like old souls reuniting and stars aligning. The timing was right, the chemistry was right, and so DJUSTIN materialized from the ether.

Rose reflects, “Unlike previous projects I’ve done, writing for DJUSTIN has been a wholly intuitive process for me. I feel that every song Johan sends me to write for carries an intent and energy of its very own, and my task is to translate that energy into a narrative everyone can connect with. I see our finished songs as sacred space between us. No matter the distance, we give pieces of ourselves, and the songs manifest themselves into something only the two of us can create together as DJUSTIN. It is deeply intense and life-affirming.”

Global Byte – Monkey Chop

The Italian producer and dj Global Byte is back on Speed Of Life, presenting his latest work “Monkey Chop”.

It is a fantastic remake of an old classic, in Nu Disco style, which leaves intact the original funky flavor, and will get you dancing with its positive vibes.

The single comes in two versions, including a Club and a Radio Mix, and will be out on the digital stores on 4th April 2017. Don’t miss it!

DJUSTIN share video for ‘Dancing’ (electronic/pop/synth)

Just two weeks after the release of THE LEGENDS’ “Nightshift” album, Sweden’s Johan Angergård returns alongside longtime American confidant, Rose Suau, to release DJUSTIN’s debut album, “VOYAGERS” on May 5. Since launching their critically praised EP “TRYST” in May 2016, the duo has been, somewhat telepathically, finishing each other’s musical sentences on their respective sides of the Atlantic.

“VOYAGERS” is a glittering, sensual exploration into an unchartered and fully-electrified universe. It is a tale of “Future Love”, where a newly-conscious, idealized romanticism is propelled by contagious dance beats, synth-driven melodies, and sweetly seductive vocals. The soundscape is sophisticated and visionary, yet the stories are intimate and relatable. “VOYAGERS” is a journey through a spectrum of emotional highs and lows: from the apex of adult infatuation and desire, to the darkest abyss of disconnection and existentialism. Every detail from beat, hook, and lyrical lexicon is unveiled deftly. Clearly, Rose and Johan wouldn’t surrender anything less.

DJUSTIN’s existence seemed to crystallize due to the forces of quantum entanglement, a pull of energies which was always inevitable. At many points in their personal lives, Johan and Rose had walked separate but parallel paths. The Swedish-American pair were both born as middle children in the same year, exactly 13 days and an ocean apart. Both spent their musical formative years finding footing in remarkably different settings; Johan grew up in pastoral Ǻhus, Sweden, while Rose grew up in suburbs outside the birthplace of techno, Detroit, Michigan.

Connecting through a shared admiration of each other’s early bands in the late 1990’s (Johan in Club 8, Rose in Shoestrings), the two bonded via handwritten letters, discussing everything from musical aspirations to relationships. This established a friendship that would ebb and flow, though now virtually, over nearly two decades. In Fall 2015, Johan was intent on finding a lyricist who could not only sing but also fully understood his very specific musical aesthetic. Rose came to mind quickly. “We had never met before we started making music together so I didn’t know what to expect. But as soon as we started writing together, magical things happened,” Johan says.

Shortly after Rose had agreed to come on board as co-writer for the project, the two arranged a long overdue meet-up in Stockholm. It felt like old souls reuniting and stars aligning. The timing was right, the chemistry was right, and so DJUSTIN materialized from the ether.

Rose reflects, “Unlike previous projects I’ve done, writing for DJUSTIN has been a wholly intuitive process for me. I feel that every song Johan sends me to write for carries an intent and energy of its very own, and my task is to translate that energy into a narrative everyone can connect with. I see our finished songs as sacred space between us. No matter the distance, we give pieces of ourselves, and the songs manifest themselves into something only the two of us can create together as DJUSTIN. It is deeply intense and life-affirming.”

Swedish-American soulmates DJUSTIN announce new album ‘Voyager’s

Just two weeks after the release of THE LEGENDS’ “Nightshift” album, Sweden’s Johan Angergård returns alongside longtime American confidant, Rose Suau, to release DJUSTIN’s debut album, “VOYAGERS” on May 5. Since launching their critically praised EP “TRYST” in May 2016, the duo has been, somewhat telepathically, finishing each other’s musical sentences on their respective sides of the Atlantic.

“VOYAGERS” is a glittering, sensual exploration into an unchartered and fully-electrified universe. It is a tale of “Future Love”, where a newly-conscious, idealized romanticism is propelled by contagious dance beats, synth-driven melodies, and sweetly seductive vocals. The soundscape is sophisticated and visionary, yet the stories are intimate and relatable. “VOYAGERS” is a journey through a spectrum of emotional highs and lows: from the apex of adult infatuation and desire, to the darkest abyss of disconnection and existentialism. Every detail from beat, hook, and lyrical lexicon is unveiled deftly. Clearly, Rose and Johan wouldn’t surrender anything less.

DJUSTIN’s existence seemed to crystallize due to the forces of quantum entanglement, a pull of energies which was always inevitable. At many points in their personal lives, Johan and Rose had walked separate but parallel paths. The Swedish-American pair were both born as middle children in the same year, exactly 13 days and an ocean apart. Both spent their musical formative years finding footing in remarkably different settings; Johan grew up in pastoral Ǻhus, Sweden, while Rose grew up in suburbs outside the birthplace of techno, Detroit, Michigan.

Connecting through a shared admiration of each other’s early bands in the late 1990’s (Johan in Club 8, Rose in Shoestrings), the two bonded via handwritten letters, discussing everything from musical aspirations to relationships. This established a friendship that would ebb and flow, though now virtually, over nearly two decades. In Fall 2015, Johan was intent on finding a lyricist who could not only sing but also fully understood his very specific musical aesthetic. Rose came to mind quickly. “We had never met before we started making music together so I didn’t know what to expect. But as soon as we started writing together, magical things happened,” Johan says.

Shortly after Rose had agreed to come on board as co-writer for the project, the two arranged a long overdue meet-up in Stockholm. It felt like old souls reuniting and stars aligning. The timing was right, the chemistry was right, and so DJUSTIN materialized from the ether.

Rose reflects, “Unlike previous projects I’ve done, writing for DJUSTIN has been a wholly intuitive process for me. I feel that every song Johan sends me to write for carries an intent and energy of its very own, and my task is to translate that energy into a narrative everyone can connect with. I see our finished songs as sacred space between us. No matter the distance, we give pieces of ourselves, and the songs manifest themselves into something only the two of us can create together as DJUSTIN. It is deeply intense and life-affirming.”

The Legends announce debut album ‘Nightshift’ via Labrador Records

“I’ve never cared much about what people are gonna think of my music. If I did I’d be the biggest artist on the planet” proclaim The Legends, who announce the new LP Nightshift coming 4/21 on Swedish-pop imprint Labrador Records and share new single “Cash”.

Nightshift is an album brimful of lazy space-funk, electro-noir, and feral pop frenzy from the hyper-confident musical alter-ego of Stockholm-based Labrador Records label-head Johan Angergård (Djustin, Club 8, Acid House Kings).

“With people like Trump, Putin, and Jinping ruling and ruining the world I need this creative outlet more than ever,” explains Angergård (a pretty mild-mannered guy IRL) of his return as The Legends. “I don’t know if it’s a happy album… it’s more of an ‘eat-your-SSRIs-and-try-to-enjoy-yourself-FFS!’ kind of record.”

Fully embracing the theme, the album kickstarts with ”Cash” a vocoder-dripped, cocksure single that swaggers in and proclaims: “I’m the kind of guy that everybody wants to be / They’re throwing all their cash on me.”

Like past The Legends’ albums – 2009’s noise-pop debut LP Over And Over and 2015’s fragile and romantic It’s Love ft. “Keep Him”, Nightshift represents a change in direction.
The album sees Angergård taking full ownership of his solo project, bringing The Legends on to his own Labrador Records (home to The Radio Dept., Pallers, Club 8, Acid House Kings + more). “I’m more self-confident today and figured I might as well go all DIY again. As much as I love other people, there’s just no opinion I value higher than my own right now.”

“Cash” follows a steady burn of single releases throughout 2016 including two new self-released tracks “Cocaine” ft. Maria Usbeck and “Summer In The City (Living Is For Somebody Else)”, and the Chainsmokers cover “Roses”. The new tracks appear on the forthcoming Nightshift.

On this third LP the artist embraces his inner tech geek with a heavy dose of vocoders and analogue synthesizers. The new 16-track collection was inspired by the funkiest electronic music he could find: “I love Futurism. I love the dynamism of modern technology. I love the endless possibilities… ‘Nightshift’ might be a night album, but it’s lit up by neon.”

Ruth Koleva shares new track ‘Basil’ + London 100 Club show

Bulgarian singer songwriter Ruth Koleva returns with new single ‘Basil’. It’s another head-nodding groove that quickly gets in your head and won’t let go. Produced by compatriot Gueorgui Linev of LA’s band Kan Wakan, and written with Beats 1 Radio composer Jonah Christian and rising star Rachel Row, this brooding love song explores the idea of opposites attracting. “We grow when we exchange energy,” she says. “And that’s why this song is called ‘Basil’. It’s a meeting place where many worlds collide.”

The track features another impressive group of musicians at the vanguard of contemporary soul/RnB including keys maestro Ron Avant (Anderson Paak) drummer Gene Coye (Flying Lotus) and bassist Cooper Appelt. Koleva’s second album Confidence. Truth will be released in Spring 2017.

BIOGRAPHY
Think music and Bulgaria is probably not the first place that springs to mind. But it’s definitely got soul and Ruth Koleva is leading the pack. Born into the hardship of post-Communist Eastern Europe, she quickly developed into a rounded artist. There were multiple excursions into local scenes, a stint at the Hollywood Pop Academy… Then came her debut album. RUTH scooped the top prize at the BG Radio Awards in 2014. Hit-making producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga) called it “amazing”.

Koleva has since become a national treasure. She’s shared the stage with legends including jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin, wooed kindred spirits like N’Dambi and performed a sold-out concert at Bulgaria Hall with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. The power of her music is subtle yet absorbing, rewarding those who spend time with it. On Confidence. Truth expect an even more affecting set of songs with a contemporary twist, produced by Crooked Waters’ Kan Wakan and bolstered by tight band of musicians (including Alicia Keys’ musical director Brandon Coleman).

Ruth Koleva unveils video new single ‘Tokyo’ + London 100 Club show

Bulgarian singer songwriter Ruth Koleva returns with new single ‘Tokyo’. It’s another head-nodding groove that quickly gets in your head and won’t let go. Produced by compatriot Gueorgui Linev of LA’s band Kan Wakan, and written with Beats 1 Radio composer Jonah Christian and rising star Rachel Row, this brooding love song explores the idea of opposites attracting. “We grow when we exchange energy,” she says. “And that’s why this song is called ‘Tokyo’. It’s a meeting place where many worlds collide.”

The track features another impressive group of musicians at the vanguard of contemporary soul/RnB including keys maestro Ron Avant (Anderson Paak) drummer Gene Coye (Flying Lotus) and bassist Cooper Appelt. Koleva’s second album Confidence. Truth will be released in Spring 2017.

BIOGRAPHY
Think music and Bulgaria is probably not the first place that springs to mind. But it’s definitely got soul and Ruth Koleva is leading the pack. Born into the hardship of post-Communist Eastern Europe, she quickly developed into a rounded artist. There were multiple excursions into local scenes, a stint at the Hollywood Pop Academy… Then came her debut album. RUTH scooped the top prize at the BG Radio Awards in 2014. Hit-making producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga) called it “amazing”.

Koleva has since become a national treasure. She’s shared the stage with legends including jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin, wooed kindred spirits like N’Dambi and performed a sold-out concert at Bulgaria Hall with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. The power of her music is subtle yet absorbing, rewarding those who spend time with it. On Confidence. Truth expect an even more affecting set of songs with a contemporary twist, produced by Crooked Waters’ Kan Wakan and bolstered by tight band of musicians (including Alicia Keys’ musical director Brandon Coleman).

Ruth Koleva announces new single ‘Tokyo’ + London 100 Club show

Bulgarian singer songwriter Ruth Koleva returns with new single ‘Tokyo’. It’s another head-nodding groove that quickly gets in your head and won’t let go. Produced by compatriot Gueorgui Linev of LA’s band Kan Wakan, and written with Beats 1 Radio composer Jonah Christian and rising star Rachel Row, this brooding love song explores the idea of opposites attracting. “We grow when we exchange energy,” she says. “And that’s why this song is called ‘Tokyo’. It’s a meeting place where many worlds collide.”

The track features another impressive group of musicians at the vanguard of contemporary soul/RnB including keys maestro Ron Avant (Anderson Paak) drummer Gene Coye (Flying Lotus) and bassist Cooper Appelt. Koleva’s second album Confidence. Truth will be released in Spring 2017.

BIOGRAPHY
Think music and Bulgaria is probably not the first place that springs to mind. But it’s definitely got soul and Ruth Koleva is leading the pack. Born into the hardship of post-Communist Eastern Europe, she quickly developed into a rounded artist. There were multiple excursions into local scenes, a stint at the Hollywood Pop Academy… Then came her debut album. RUTH scooped the top prize at the BG Radio Awards in 2014. Hit-making producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga) called it “amazing”.

Koleva has since become a national treasure. She’s shared the stage with legends including jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin, wooed kindred spirits like N’Dambi and performed a sold-out concert at Bulgaria Hall with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. The power of her music is subtle yet absorbing, rewarding those who spend time with it. On Confidence. Truth expect an even more affecting set of songs with a contemporary twist, produced by Crooked Waters’ Kan Wakan and bolstered by tight band of musicians (including Alicia Keys’ musical director Brandon Coleman).

Djustin and Club 8 – three new Swedish electro/house tracks for our favorite DJs!

Vic Mensa & Skrillex release “No Chill” video and explore Tokyo subculture

Vic Mensa, Skrillex and Jahlil Beats’ powerhouse collab ‘No Chill’ is out today with a new video from Grammy-nominated director Colin Tilley (Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper). The video showcases Tokyo’s vibrant underground brimming with creativity, art, style and self expression. ‘No Chill’ scores Skrillex and Vic’s journey into this culture centered around the city’s iconic locations including Rockaholic Music Bar, 354 Club, Shibuya Street, Robot Restaurant, Alcatraz E.R., Blendy Park at Ajinomoto Stadium, Okachimachi, Shinano-cho Tunnel, Trump Room, Izumi Garden and more. Watch the video and buy ‘No Chil’ now.