Posts tagged "Electropop"

Roundup: The Playground’s Favourite Albums of 2022

I’d like to begin this year with an introduction.  Hi, my name is Tazmé Pillay. Editor of The Playground. If you’ve read most of the reviews and think pieces that we do here, chances are you’ve read most of my work. Coming into the end of last year, I knew

This week, we go from buzzy New Wave synthpop to firey gqom-dancehall hybrids as we roundup our favourite new releases. Listen below.  Follow our Roundup Selections playlist on Spotify to stay updated on what we have on repeat.   Ladytron – City Of Angels  British Electropop outfit Ladytron are making

In July, Christine and the Queens announced that he was changing his moniker to Redcar. While details were mostly vague at the time, it was implied that this change would come off the back of a new album. Now, a few months down the line, said album Redcar les adorables

In the lead up to the release of Profound Mysteries III, the culmination of what has been their biggest music led project to date, Röyksopp have shared a visual for the new song Me&Youphoria. Fans of the duo will be excited by this one; a wistful mid-tempo synth ballad that

The curse of the sophomore slump is often one of the biggest hurdles to navigate for new artists, particularly after a strong first showing. For London singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama, the hurdle is exceptional. Her 2019 debut SAWAYAMA is near pop perfection, introducing the world to Rina Sawayama by taking bold

This week, we have sizzling house tracks and fierce hip-hop electronica to keep the party started even as the summer sun slips away. Listen to our selections below.  Follow our Roundup Selections playlist on Spotify to stay updated on what we have on repeat.   Bononbo – ATK  Somewhere on

This year at Dekmantel, at exactly 20:00 on Sunday in the carved out tin tunnel of the Boiler Room stage, Polish DJ, producer, and singer-songwriter VTSS took us to a Central European rave in the middle of Amsterdamse Bos. Her set, sticky with eurodance, acerbic rave, and hooky pop samples.

This Pride Month, we’re feeling especially proud. That’s why we’re speaking with rising LGBTQIA+ artists all month about their music, influences, and what ‘pride’ means to them. Today, it’s emerging pop talent Shobsy.  A singer/songwriter from Dublin, Shobsy’s music combines anthemic stadium pop nostalgia with contemporary soundscapes. From the moment

Canadian ‘futurepop’ outfit Purity Ring arrived at a sort of turning point for electropop. It was 2010, eurodance had infected mainstream pop and the EDM boom was reaching its peak. Moreso, the rise of the internet as a space for sharing and discovering music had generated a storm of microgenres,

Belgian-Caribbean musician Charlotte Adigéry has often been referred to as the future of dance music. This isn’t an unfounded observation; there’s certainly no one quite like her active in the sphere of electronic and left-field pop right now. Central to Adigéry’s artistry, and part of her progressive allure, is her

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