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Nine “fresh n’ Green”, ultra tasty tunes to feed your music appetite. We are pretty confident, you don’t wanna miss those ones right?

Model Man – ‘Granular’

About Model Man

Model Man is the sound of two worlds coming together, as they take the Chicago house influences of their youth and shine them through a new prism by using real pianos and drums. Earlier this year they released their debut EP, ‘City Songs, pt. 1’ to wide critical acclaim. For the EP the brothers visited five different cities around the world – meeting people, studying the culture and making field recordings – with a view to creating a concept EP of house-inflected tracks that captured something true and candid about each place.

Model Man are proving themselves to be skilled multi-instrumentalists who know how to construct beautiful, arresting music with enough layers of complexity to hold interest for multiple listens. Model Man’s sound has blossomed into something utterly exceptional and all their own pace.

Debut live show at London’s Studio 9294 on 5 Feb 2020 [tickets]

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Hi Ena – ‘Ocea’

About Hi Ena

Hi Ena is a Danish organic electronic project exploring the borderlands between classic and modern genres. They write and re-compose with sounds and recordings otherwise incoherent, and wishes through this dogma, to play with the inevitable order in chaos, and to tickle our understanding of beauty.

The project, in short, is inspired by the way the band Talk Talk did their album “Spirit of Eden” and the way the band invited a whole bunch of musicians in for seemingly random recordings, and then later sat down and “re-composed” all the raw material into a record.

Hi Ena have done kind of the same thing, just not having the funds for established musicians, they have had all kinds of people in, 45 different to be exact, at varying ages and level of skill, some even kids of only 8 years of age. And they ended up with more than 30 hours of raw material, that had absolutely no coherency what so ever, timing, key etc. People just came into a darkened studio and played what ever came to them for between 20 and 60 minutes, and then left, to let the composers do with the recordings as they pleased.

After 10 months of playing a mind bugling audio puzzle, 9 tracks emerged out of the chaos, and settled to become the album SPEECH. All tracks are accompanied by animated lyric videos, and brings the listener into huge high definition universes emptied for people, and together all tell a story about climate, love, childhood memories and futuristic forthcomings.

Debut album is due for release on the 7th of February 2020.

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Nima – ‘What Is Left of Me’

About Nima

Nima takes your hand and follows you to 00:00 where everything seems blurred as reality and delusions meet and depart simultaneously.

In the streets of Copenhagen Nima digs into lyrics and songs where the organic meets the electronic. The project combines a rock set-up with wind instruments and produced beats and draws inspiration from both the charisma of the pop music, the pluralities of indie-rock as well as the urban souls intense fragility.

The themes are inspired by stories from a chaotic childhood and how to grow into control of one’s own life. Throughout the past years Nima has also worked with the acclaimed producers Kristoffer Alm (Brian Eno, Artifact Collective, Morild) & Mads Mølgaard (Brian Eno, Mew, Tim Christensen) who wanted to work with Nima’s intimate stories.

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Steve Garvin – ‘Your Touch’

About Steve Garvin

Born in Winfield, Illinois, 1990, and currently resides in Brooklyn. Growing up he would borrow from his older brother’s music collection, discovering bands such as The Beach Boys, Kraftwerk, and the American Analog Set. Picked up guitar at age 19 and started to learn surf rock classics and songs by Real Estate, Girls, and Surfer Blood. Shortly thereafter, he set out to learn the craft of songwriting, and soon became a disciple of John Lennon.

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STAL – ‘Hilldale’

About STAL

STAL translates to steel in more than a few languages. Maulini has always shown an exceptional proclivity for music. This love and talent would first manifest itself in the form of A Red Season Shade, the post-rock outfit he formed with his older brother and a few close friends. The band had an opportunity that would lead to Maulini connecting with local shoegaze legend, Anthony Gonzalez. The two grew close and Gonzalez would eventually invite Maulini to be a touring member of his band, M83 . The next two years for Maulini would be spent touring the world, opening for acts like Kings of Leon and Midnight Juggernauts or headlining their own international tours. It was here, on the road with M83, that Maulini was first exposed to the world of synths, keyboards and other electronic elements that would soon be so prevalent in the music he would create. Upon his return home, Maulini wanted to delve deeper into this new world of musical possibilities he had discovered. STAL has released an EP and debut LP, Young Hearts . The band has toured with acts like Nothing But Thieves and Matt and Kim . In early 2017, he moved to Los Angeles. Soon after the move, his music would catch the attention of producer Eric Palmquist ( Bad Suns , Mutemath , Night Riots ). This collab gave birth to their new EP called Fresh Blood, set to be released early 2018. The five tracks on Fresh Blood converge with a message that life can be really tough, but in the darkness there’s always a light that guides you.

His upcoming EP will be released February 2020 and will be called “Shades of Truth”.

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Cate Hamilton – ‘Exist’

About Cate Hamilton

Cate Hamilton is a 20 year old American singer/songwriter based in NYC. she released her first EP “Angel Baby” at 18 years old which she wrote and produced. Angel Baby was recorded in her hometown, St. Louis, at Suburban Studios. Recently after, she moved to NYC to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Her most recent release is “Five Shots in the Chamber.” A five song EP written by her and produced by Chris Young. Her next venture is singing at Yasgur Road Reunion for Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary with Billboard charting #45 artist Eva Bublick and previous member of the Greg Allman Band, Scott Sharrard.

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Idle Youth – ‘Blue Bloods’

About Idle Youth

Idle Youth are from Camden Town in Central London. The band’s 6th single, ‘Blue Bloods’ released 25th October, is a driving synth guitar song taking inspiration from Chicago house, post punk, dream pop and shoegaze.

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59 Perlen – ‘Sirocco’

About 59 Perlen

It startet all with the C64. In the late 80s, the Commodore 64 got a mass phenomenon, his SID Chip with unbelievable 3 voices and 64KB of memory was a state of the art music production system and 59 Perlen made his first attempts to create electronic sounds.

It was sound magician Chris Hülsbeck, an artist who wrote soundtracks for some of the most successful C64 games, who had a huge impact on 59 Perlen’s musical inspiration during the following years. Later, he started using tracker software and producing first little tracks (which are still available on a historical tape). He developed a strong desire to release a record some day which constantly drove him towards his current work to make electronic music.

But only now, after nearly 20 years, he startet to get more serious ambitions and releasing music to the public.

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Mint Julep – ‘Blinded’

About Mint Julep

The central territory of Stray Fantasies exudes the latent dancefloor sensibilities of Keith Kenniff as a producer exemplified in the club-ready synth-leads of “Just for Today” and the low end kick drum patterns of “Escape” and “Vakaras” both of which strike with harder physicality than anything the duo has done to date (due in part to the engineering of The Shins’ Yuuki Matthews).

Issuing an explanation that closes the gap between the pair’s collaborative bombast, and the relative pastorality of their individual efforts, Keith explains “Hollie grew up listening to a lot of industrial music and we both listened to a lot of punk but also growing up a lot in the late ’70s and ‘80s we both have a lot of pop music from the time in our blood. We both listen to a lot of IDM and electronic music as well so I feel like our music is a marriage of those different things, song elements from pop influences mixed with production from the more instrumental and experimental side of things.”

As such, Mint Julep encapsulates a feeling often misattributed to youthfulness, a kind of dark and sensual liberation that most people regardless of age partake in after hours when the sun is down, the mood is thick, and the “adulting” is over for the day. But as the night fades and the sun reapproaches, the mood gets woozy, and the scene is set aglow in the four A.M. half-light embodied by the shoegaze strumming of “Translations”. The haze intensifies on “Still Waters” a song whose opening bass throbs tease malevolence before giving way to the shadowy sweetness of a buzzed late-night drive with a new love. Album closer “Iteration”– with its gleaming guitars, smiling melodies, and dewey fields of synthesizer– emerges like a sunrise, unwelcome only in the sense that you’d hoped the night wouldn’t end, still you are thankful for a conclusive moment of reflection.

Christos Doukakis