Nascent German artist NOVAA has been busy recently, releasing three singles in a matter of months. The third single, “Sex,” is clearly designed to get your attention and will be featured on her upcoming EP, Stolen Peaches. And with early comparisons to Tei Shi, Bjork, and Grimes, it’s no wonder we’re digging the singer’s otherworldly vocals and supernatural synths.
Originally the EP, due out in October was meant to be called Peaches, but the story goes that while NOVAA was working on the record, her car was broken into and her laptop full of material for the album was stolen. Despite the setback, NOVAA decided to reconstruct the remnants of these ideas — begetting the new title Stolen Peaches and her own her genre she’s designated ‘Organic Electronic.’ See for yourself below.
WEIRDO made their enigmatic debut on the internet a couple months ago with the delightfully weird track, “BUTTER.” The mysterious man behind the project is a British songwriter/producer based in Germany, who’s been involved in various other projects and as a result is choosing to remain below the fold for now. On the name choice, WEIRDO says, “I’ve always been weird, I’ve always been told I’m a strange one, and I think within my coming of age I’ve learnt to embrace it and project it with my art.” We’re for one glad he’s found an avenue for his singularity, as “BUTTER” is an ultra fresh sounding pop number — glowing with ’80s synths, playful vocals and even a xylophone solo.
Get down with this groove below and look out for a future WEIRDO EP.
Just in time for your weekend, WKND has dropped a new house remix of Australian artist Chet Faker‘s cover of Sonia Dada’s “Lover (You Don’t Treat Me No Good).” The cover was a song that Chet originally performed for Triple J’s popular “Like A Version” segment this past July, which you can watch here. Recasting the bluesy cover into a bumpin’ house number, the German producer turns up the heat with a sped-up tempo, banging basslines and unexpected tropical influences.
Get this beat in your headphones today, as WKND is giving it out for FREE on his SoundCloud page.
On another note, Chet has been blowing up this year since the inception of his 2014 debut LP, Built on Glass via Future Classic. Last year the soulful musician also teamed up with Flume on the dope track “Drop the Game,” available for streaming below. You can catch Chet stateside this fall at NYC’s Webster Hall October 16.
Berlin producer Robot Koch has announced the release of upcoming album, Mirror, scheduled to drop April 25. Collaborating with Danish singer Sebastian Lind and producer John LaMonica, “Trouble (Robots Don’t Sleep)” is the name of the first single. From the song’s rousing percussion to the rumbling vocals, this one is undoubtedly, a heartbreaker.
German musician and composer Nils Frahm has successfully mixed classical piano style with analog synthesizers. Having trained under the pianist Nahum Brodski — a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowski — his skilled composition and exquisite melodies reveal a modern-day mastery of the craft.
Listen and let the sound flow thru to your soul on the stunning single, “Says,” released off his 2013 LP Spaces. To witness the genius in person, check out one of his concerts listed below — including a stop at DC’s Strathmore in March!
Upcoming Tour Dates:
1/20/2014 : Pfleghofsaal Tübingen – Tübingen (D)
1/30/2014 : Atelier Babylon – Bratislava (SK)
1/31/14 : Festival Spectaculare – Prague (CZ)
2/22/14 : Societaetstheater – Dresden (D)
3/7/14 : Mutek – Barcelona(ESP)
3/8/14 : 5 Days Off – Amsterdam (NL)
3/9/14 : Schauspiel – Leipzig (D)
3/10/14 : Berliner Philharmonie (Kammermusiksaal) – Berlin (D)
3/15/14 : Bootleg – Los Angeles (US)
3/16/14 : The Independent – San Fransisco (US)
3/18/14 : Triple Door – Seattle (US)
3/19/14 : Mississippi Studios – Portland (US)
3/20/14 : Electric Owl – Vancouver (CAN)
3/21/14 : Constellation – Chicago (US)
3/23/14 : L`Astral – Montreal (CAN)
3/25/14 : Dave Friend Recital Hall – Boston (US)
3/26/14 : Glasslands – Brooklyn/New York (US)
3/27/14 : First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia (US)
3/28/14 : Strathmore – Washington (US)
3/29/14 : Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN (USA)
7/20/14 : Latitude Festival – Southwold (UK)
7/25/14 : Jardins Efemeros – Viseu (PT)
8/15-17/14 : Dockville Festival – Hamburg (D)
10/29/14 : Barbican – London (UK)
German DJ/producer Tensnake recently revealed the first single off his debut album, Glow, slated for a March 10 release. Download the deep house track, “No Relief,” featuring Tasmanian vocalist Fiora for free below.
German house producer Zwette has reworked a track by Tom Odell, the sensitive singer-songwriter and pianist from the UK who won Critics Choice at the Brit Awards earlier this year.
While the original, “Another Love,” can be found on Odell’s debut studio album Long Way Down, take a listen to this emotive edit that serves as the perfect blend between electronica and wistful piano-driven pop.
It may be Sunday, but there’s no reason to feel down when you have Bostro Pesopeo’s upbeat nu-disco track to lift you up. The German producer — known as Florian Peter in real life — just released his second EP “Cheer Up” via Permanent Vacation.
While I won’t try to dissect the lyrics on this one, let’s just enjoy the rad remix that is German producer Christian Strobe’s take on “Thirteen Thirtyfive.” You can catch the original on the Brazilian-born, but Berlin-based singer Dillon‘s debut album, This Silence Kills.
File this under ‘nu disco trap,’ according to Strobe’s Soundcloud page. And grab the free download for your weekend playlist by liking him on facebook.