Roundup, April #4
The scent of summer is in the air, from sweaty acid house to disco laced synthpop. We roundup our favourite new releases of the week. Listen below.
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Aluna ft. Jayda G – Mine O’ Mine
Aluna Francis joins forces with Jayda G for her third and strongest single of the year, an acid house rager that begins our ascent into the summertime. Wistful and alluring, Mine O’ Mine throws a Korg riff under humid, lush beats and touches of acid tech synths, the result of a near perfect creative pairing.
LSDXOXO – DRaiN
For his latest single, LSDXOXO looks to new stylistic influences. With a pop-punk / emo rock melody, DRaIN launches into propulsive jungle, full of breaks and peaks and embellished with acoustic guitar plucks. The looped refrain uses monotony to its thematic advantage, and the only downside about this new direction for the producer is how short lived it is at just under 3 minutes.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Crosswalk
The latest from Orlando Higginbottom, AKA Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, is a synth heavy indietronica ballad soaked in melancholy and teenage heartbreak. Mid-fi drum fills and keys lend a retro tinge to the verses, while a buzzing synthline defines the pensive chorus with a deft sense of nostalgia
WhoMadeWho, Rampa – UUUU
WhoMadeWho link up with Rampa once again to deliver a stunning melodic tech single. Full of emotive sentiment, UUUU is built around a steady four-on-the-floor kick, with a looped arpeggio and endless layers of buzzing pads and gorgeous ambient drones. Haunting, transportive, and immersive, UUUU is the sort of euphoric slow-burner that’s made for sunset at the festival.
Madeon – Love You Back
French producer Madeon makes a comeback with his bid for summer anthem, Love You Back. Against a disco kick and drum fills, Madeon bends his complextro synths to fit effervescent, bubbly synthpop to euphoric and sun soaked results. With touches of funk and surf rock guitar accents, Love You Back is a perfect piece of summertime romance pop that’s sure to melt radio waves in the coming months.