Norwegian Producer Coucheron releases new single Fresh from collabs with Lemaitre + Kehlani + Dua Lipa (20 Million + Streams)

After breaking through in the latter half of 2015 with his debut EP ‘Playground’ and being picked as a “Spotlight Artist” for Spotify, Coucheron has been keeping himself very busy. Having already produced tracks and featured on collaborations with Mayer Hawthorne, Charlie Puth and Nick Jonas, he also recently added his own remix for one of this year’s biggest hits, ‘Last Dance’ by Dua Lipa.

Perhaps even more impressively, the Norwegian featured and produced Kehlani’s ‘Alive’ as part of her 2015 Grammy nominated album ‘You Should Be Here’.

But now the 22-year-old is back working on his own material as he delivers his brilliant new double A-side single ‘Loud’/’Puzzled’. Much like his back catalogue so far, Coucheron isn’t one to be pigeonholed and both of these singles are just as eclectic as his other work to date.

The first ‘Loud’ shows his more contemporary side. With an infectious and well-layered rhythm, the track can be seen as a kin to the forward-thinking electronic music currently being produced by other artists such as Mura Masa and Flume.

While its sister single ‘Puzzled’ is a far more upbeat affair. With dancefloor-inspired direction, this high-energy track is more of a PC Music-meets-Garage tip with its nods to the 2-step culture and glossy pop eccentricities.

‘Loud’/’Puzzled’ will be available from the 18th November via Toothfairy, and is currently being previewed while the producer continues to play alongside Lemâitre on his extensive US tour as a special guest.

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Hasta debuts EP ‘Botanique’ via Kitsuné

Hasta is the production alias of young 18 year old Norwegian producer Thomas Wesenlund Wahl – quickly having gained attention for his high-speed production and ruthless approach to releases. In the start of 2015 he picked up a lot of praise for his remixes of Mura Masa and Preston Harris, before premiering his original “Tropical Nintendo” through FACT.

Described as someone to “look out for” by the influential blog, the young producer kept up the underground sound – being added as a co-producer on GoldLink’s “Dance on me” which was released in June 2015. He followed UP the GoldLink track with the release of his GLACCI collaboration “Pastel”, being picked up by THUMP, saying that the track was something that sounded like “Hudson Mohawke and SOPHIE highfiving”.

He spent the summer playing smaller underground venues, with highlights that included the german Splash! Festival. The Botanique EP represents a fresh start for the producer, combining all his tastes to c reate his own signature sound. Varying from glittering chimes, to heavy sinister and jazzy drops Hasta has created an EP for a finer palette. Six tracks created as a whole, with features from up-and-coming artists Oslo-based OMVR , London-based Daniel Spencer and Los Angeles-based VOX, layers the Hasta universe.

That universe being a dark, bass-heavy landscape, taking the listener far below the surface of his tracks. The producer is un-biased, and chooses not to define himself in just one genre, ending up with heavily using elements from both jazz, r’n’b and atmospheric 808.

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The Avener – ‘Fade Out Lines’

Newest signing to Island Records, French DJ and producer The Avener has released ‘Fade Out Lines’, his internationally acclaimed rework of Phoebe Kildeer and The Short Straws 2013 track ‘The Fade Out Lines’. Coming through Island, the track has been released alongside a stellar remix package including reworks from Cubicolor, Klaves, Mura Masa, Whilk & Misky and Endor.

‘Fade Out Lines’ perfectly reflects The Avener’s passion for taking old tracks and re-working them with a modern twist. Determined to achieve a perfect balance between acoustic and electronic whilst at the same time combining songwriting science with the intuition of a dance-floor specialist, he has produced a track worthy of it’s global critical acclaim. Difficult to pigeonhole to one specific genre, The Avener himself describes it best – “It’s blues with jazz, folk and funk influences, and electronic instruments. It has feelings, emotion and nostalgia, but a lot of energy too.”

Having already been number one in 9 countries to date, garnering over 6.6 million Youtube views for the official video, as well as receiving over 780,000 plays on Soundcloud, it’s safe to say with ‘Fade Out Lines’, The Avener has one of the biggest dance records brewing outside of the UK at the moment on his hands. Alongside an eagerly anticipated debut album entitled ‘ The Wanderings Of The Avener’, set to drop early next year, 2015 is looking promising indeed for the Frenchman.