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ECHOS Announce self-titled EP release


Portland-based electronic duo ECHOS will be releasing their self-titled debut EP, via Seeking Blue Records on the 14th October. ECHOS have worked with the likes of Illenium and Crywolf and garnered previous support from the likes of Mr Suicide Sheep, Indie Shuffle, Nest HQ, The Waxhole, Impose amongst others. Reaching over 20 million views on Youtube is a significant achievement for the young duo but just the beginning of ECHOS exciting future. ECHOS will be playing California's biggest NYE festival, Snowglobe alongside Flume, Odesza, Major Lazer and Rufus Du Sol.


Tal and Lexi met in 2013 whilst both releasing material via (EDM.com, formerly known as Dubstep.net) Within a few days they started making demos together and everything started to fall into place organically. They would have writing sessions through Skype, send demos back and forth through email,  all the beginning stages of Echos' sounds.  Lexi had just turned nineteen at the time and Tal was twenty one when he packed up his car and made the move from Santa Cruz to Portland. They knew that if they wanted to make this project work, they were going to have to work in person as they continued to build and find their sound.  Nearly three and a half years laters they can proudly say they have created the purest and most raw versions of themselves musically.  It took many life changes and experiences in order to articulate these thoughts and feelings into their music in the form of their debut self titled EP.


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Sharing the restless romanticism and emotional depth of Tycho and Florence and the Machine, ECHOS draw on a diverse range of influences including Susie Suh, Robot Koch, Illenium as well as Daughter. ECHOS show exceptional lyrical and melodic mastery led by Lexi’s upfront, stirring and sultry vocals, brimming with intelligence and humanity. Lexi manages to tell a compelling story with such invention, melody and emotion all the while melancholic whilst soaring at the same time. Demanding to be loved and cutting to the core with latest single “Gold”, Lexi sings, “Your eyes say so much to me/ Your eyes say so/ Nobody knows who I am/ I've got intentions of gold/ With my plans”. Complimented perfectly by Tal’s achingly warm and dynamic production, he manages to coalesce compelling chords, ethereal soundscapes and wistful rhythms before building the track into a dramatic drum and epic choral section climax.
ECHOS and their self-titled debut EP IS due for release on the 14th October.

Pre-order ‘ECHOS’ EP


Upcoming shows:
26 October: ARCATA, The Jam
27 October: SANTA CRUZ, The Catalyst
28 October: SAN FRANCISCO, Rickshaw Stop
29 October: RENO, Pignic
12 November: DENVER, CO, Lost Lake
29 November: Las Vegas, NV, Beauty Bar
30 November: ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Sisters
3 December: LOS ANGELES, CA, The Roxy
29-31 December: CALIFORNIA, SnowGlobe Festival, South Lake Tahoe


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Listen to Jay Daniel’s new track “Knowledge Of Selfie”



Jay Daniel unveils “Knowledge Of Selfie” from his upcoming debut album “Broken Knows” via Ninja Tune’s imprint Technicolour out on 25th November.
The 25-year-old Detroit producer has released previous material on Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature and Kyle Hall's Wild Oats, as well as the launch of his own record label Watusi High. Daniel Jay’s debut album comes to join two previous full-length from Levantis and Hieroglyphic released by Ninja Tune’s Technicolour imprint.
Broken Knows feature Daniel’s signature keyboard and live percussion recorded through a multitrack mixer in his mother's basement.

Listen to “Knowledge Of Selfie” below.

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Burgeoning singer Maiah Manser unveils 'Second Skin'


Seattle-based singer Maiah Manser’s new single ‘Second Skin’ arrives on the 21st October via Freakout Records but you can tune in now below. Produced by Frank Ocean’s collaborator, Buddy Ross and mastered by Tom Coyne (Adele, Beyonce, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber) with string arrangements by Phillip Peterson (Cashmere Cat, Florence and The Machine, Santigold).

Reminiscent of artists such as BANKS and Florence & The Machine, Maiah Manser’s brooding noir-pop seduces with its powerful vocals and enveloping production.


The year's most seductive track? Don't bet against it.



Upcoming Dates:
29th September - The Wild Buffalo (Bellingham,WA)
30th September - Mississippi Studios (Portland, OR)

1st October - Neumos (Seattle, WA)

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Honeyblood have shared new track 'Sea Hearts' from forthcoming album

The Scottish grunge-pop duo who have announced the release of their new album 'Babes Never Die’ and UK Tour starting in November now unveil one of the album tracks, ‘Sea Hearts’ which you can stream below.
‘Sea Hearts’ features the duo’s lyrical, 90’s indie-pop signature.
'Babes Never Die' will be released on November 2nd.

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Listen To Alexandra Savior's Slinking New Track 'M.T.M.E.'


Having worked and shared stage with Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner and having one of her tracks, “Risk” featured on True Detective, 21-year-old Oregon’s singer Alexandra Savior continues to build on that and has shared the follow-up to her debut single 'Shades',  ‘M.T.M.E’ (‘Music To My Ears’) which you can stream below.


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Pixelord announce the release of his new LP 'Human.exe'



“Human.exe” is the new LP taken from cyber-futurism experimental electronic artist Alexey Devyanin aka Pixelord slated for release on the 9th September whilst the first single will be dropped on the 5th August via Hyperboloid Records. Pixelord has garnered previous support from the likes of Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, Thump, FACT, Boiler Room, has played at Berghain, Talinn Music Week, Electric Castle alongside The Prodigy, State-X New Forms with James Blake and Dark Star, toured the US and China extensively, remixed everyone from 813, Machinedrum, Eprom, Herobust, Ryan Hemsworth and released music for tastemaker labels such as Error Broadcast, Leisure System, Infinite Machine and Hit & Hope to critical acclaim.


Alexey Devyanin is at the forefront of an ever-evolving Russian scene that many consider one of most exciting musical developments in recent years. Pixelord sits among a current wealth of producers where sound dominates over genre, mashing elements of Futuristic Bass, Footwork, Garage and Grime together into a unique take on bass music. In 2014 Pixelord performed at the first ever Boiler Room in Russia and in 2015 collaborated with Marcos Zotes to make the soundtrack for a video mapping installation in Moscow.


Described by Resident Advisor as chameleonic, due to his diverse range and ability to conjure such unique sounds and characteristics, Moscow’s Pixelord takes things even further with latest LP “Human.exe” delivering soundscapes of a dystopian future echoing otherworldly sounds tailor-made for Chris Cunningham and science fiction cult classic “Blade Runner”. Drawing influence from the likes of Aphex Twin, Mark Pritchard, Clark and LORN, the LP is tough and touching in the same breath using his cyborg ‘Human.exe’ to express his emotions, creating robust rhythms merging elements of bass, IDM and future beats to take you onto a journey through this pixelated and warped sonic dimension.


Alexey explains: “‘Human.exe’ is about a robot who wants to be a human but still he is a program, exe file. The video will be about this particular robot too. My music was always retro futuristic and nostalgic about old computers and systems, this time as well .exe is the reference to my childhood, Idm music, DOS programs and cyber romanticism.”.


“Human.exe” will be out on vinyl and on all digital outlets on the 9th September. Watch this space for imminent updates as Pixelord brings new LP “Human.exe” to light.


Human.exe’s Tracklist:
Gear Soul
Operator
Chrome Tears
Machina
Robo
Telepathic
Metal Mutant
Fix Me
Escape
Exo Club
Axis
Human 10

Listen to Pixelord's recent track 'Ottawa 2016' below.



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Aphex Twin shares two tracks from his new EP ‘CHEETAH’



Aphex Twin will drop a new EP, called Cheetah on July 8 via Warp Records.
Having recently shared the visuals to accompany the EP cut "CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]", BBC Radio 6 host Laurene Laverne has given us another taste of Aphex Twin's new EP premiering "2X202-ST5" on her show.
Beats 1’s Zane Lowe has also premiered a track from the EP, "CHEETAHT7b" which you can listen in the player below.




Tracklisting:
01. "CHEETAHT2 [Ld spectrum]"
02. "CHEETAHT7b"
03. "CHEETA1b ms800"
04. "CHEETA2 ms800"
05. "CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]"
06. "CIRKLON 1"
07. "2X202-ST5"

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EXCLUSIVE: We sat down with French duo HER


We caught up with sensational French band HER made up of Victor and Simon. Packing out shows in London and Paris, they do soul music and mix it with more minimal sounds reminiscent of James Blake, Jamie XX or FKA Twigs.


Hi there, how are you and what are you up to today?
We are just chillin in Nimes, France, waiting to play on saturday at this nice festival called This Is Not A Love Song. Tonight we'll just go there and enjoy the festival. Foals, Battles, Ty Segall and many other bands are playing, it's gonna be great !


To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound?
It's always hard to describe our own music but we could say it's mix of soul for the voices, pop for the structures and electronic/minimalism for the sound.


What are the 5 albums that have influenced you the most?
Shuggie Otis, Inspiration Information
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly
Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
The Child Of Love, The Child Of Love
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Live from KCRW (Push The Sky Away)


Which other artists are you into at the moment and why?
Parcels, Liss, Anderson .Paak, Bibi Bourelly an many other. We are really excited by those bands and we feel we have common influences. We'll be playing with Parcels tomorrow and with Liss this summer, we can't wait to see them live.


Are there any key pieces of equipment that you are using to define your sound?
We love when it's simple and when everything is played live so we would say: 2 Wem amps, a stratocaster, a jazz bass, a airline guitar, a Roland Juno, and a drum !


What would you say some of the challenges artists face today in the music industry?
It has always been the same challenges, you have to stay focus on the music and only the music even if there so many others thing you have to do..


Where do you gather songwriting inspiration?
From experiences, from life, from the thing that really matters. That's why we like to say we are doing soul music, because we need to feel real emotions to be able to embody them in our music.


Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when put music together?
Most of the time we start a song with only the voice and the guitar or the piano. Then we do a lot of arrangements on a laptop, and finally we play the song live with the entire band. Only then when we are all together in a room we can say if the song works or not !


What’s the best gig you have ever done and why?
It's probably a gig at Casa Do Mancha in Brazil, Sao Paolo few years back. We played on the floor on a monday night with 30 people max and it was a really really good moment.


And the worst?
There is no worst gig, even when there is only few people we take pleasure being on stage. We have the chance to do what we really love, and we'll keep doing it as long as we can.


If you weren't a musician what would you be?
An instrument.


Do you have any particular gigs or festivals that you dream about playing?
We would love to play everywhere in many different countries to discover new places and new people.


If you could perform alongside any other band or artist, who would it be?
We could do a super band with Kendrick Lamar, Frank Zappa, Shuggie Otis and Chet Baker, why not ?


Do you have any information regarding upcoming releases, projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
We are playing in New York in June and currently working on Her Tape #2 and a lot of other stuff :)



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