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Dave Al – Have Ya Seen Her

The sound of the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, is the sound of the melody of two separate worlds. It is the place where you can hear the sound of the gangsters battle through the streets for territory; and where the young urban professional crowd meet at swanky restaurant for a mimosa on a […]

Stwo – Aura

STWO (pronounced “Stew”) is a 21-year-old producer from Paris, France. He first wowed us five months ago with his original track, “You”, then followed it up with a three track debut EP, “Moans” that has garnered hundred’s of thousands of plays, and attention from taste making blogs across the internet. With only five months of […]

Bilal – Sirens II

Bilal is back with a new song and it is oh so soulful. Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad provide the track for “Sirens II,” an update on Younge’s original “Sirens.” Heads will recognize the music as the anchor for the sample Jay Z used on “Picasso Baby.” Younge and Muhammad […]

Ryan Lane – Hey Girl

New York-bred singer/songwriter Ryan Lane had early dreams of becoming an entertainer. Inspired by the likes of Brandy, Joe and Usher, Ryan Lane hoped that one day he would be able to inspire others just as the same as his musical influences inspired him. Ryan lane began his professional music career as a member of […]

Formation - All The Rest Is Noise

Formation – All The Rest Is Noise

Here comes the sun! Hotly tipped south London duo Formation announce their arrival with a lilting summer jam that’s as refreshing as a can of Fanta limon on a hot afternoon. “All The Rest Is Noise” shimmers with the kaleidoscopic swirl of ESG, Liquid Liquid, LCD Soundsystem and the Rapture, bowling out the speakers with […]

Fabiana Palladino – For You

Newcomer Fabiana Palladino’s debut single on Double Denim isn’t immediately accessible. It’s opening few bars are, in fact, quite disconcerting. Short strings and a seemingly dissonant melody seem almost fractured. ​However, when the gloriously warm bass kicks in the track harmoniously comes together. Light sprinklings of percussion build towards an understated chorus as Fabiana laments, […]

Wardell - Dancing on the Freeway

Wardell – Dancing on the Freeway

Sasha and Theo are brother and sister. While they draw from a wide range of influences, their music is best informed by the history of two people who grew up sharing a wall: summery Los Angeles weather, the simultaneous comfort and rivalry of family, and just the right hint of nostalgia. The first song the […]

Al Chauncy - Faithful Man

Al Chauncy – Faithful Man

Growing up in a small 3 bedroom house in Raleigh, North Carolina; Al Chauncy experienced what it was like to live in a lower income neighborhood called Apollo Heights. With three brothers in one room and one boxed floor television in the living room, he had to become more creative. Being the Son of a […]

Tiaan – Clean

Australian Born, L.A.-based singer Tiaan and her sound can only be described as sexy. Blame her intimate, intense and hypnotic music or perhaps it’s the slow, sparse R&B beats, the deep, deep bass or the subject matter of some of her songs: passion-fueled affairs and the all-encompassing emotions they evoke. Mostly though, the steamy atmosphere […]

Spec Ops: The Line Trainer

Spec Ops: The Line is a 2012 third-person shooter video game developed by Yager Development and published by 2K Games. It was released on 26 June 2012 in North America and 29 June 2012 internationally for Microsoft Windows, and the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. It was ported to OS X, which was released […]

Say Lou Lou and Lindstrøm – Games For Girls

Say Lou Lou (born June 7, 1991) are a twin sister musical duo hailing from both Australia and Sweden. Their father Steve Kilbey is Australian and their mother Karin Jansson (an ex-girlfriend and recording partner of Kilbey) is Swedish. They grew up in both Australia and Sweden. Considered Dream pop or Dream Wave, they released […]

Deers – Trippy Gum

From our very first introduction to the spunky Spanish duo Deers, it was apparent these girls from Madrid had a fun-loving spirit about them. To start, their music is—by choice—very unpolished, a rough and spontaneous sound full of playful choruses and messy overlapping vocals that somehow works perfectly for the two of them. The duo […]