One of my top picks to watch in 2018 is Bearcubs. Already with two stunning EPs under his belt, the London-based producer and songwriter has a debut album and tour due to launch in March. With tons of collabs and remixes with top artists, he’s already become a staple in the London scene, but I’m tipping him for even bigger things. His sound will draw comparisons to a slightly hyperactive James Blake or Maribou State.
Smooth funk from NZ’s HIGH HØØPS. Infectiously cool.
Seramic makes larger than life music with notes of funk and soul. His track “Same Mistakes” is a lesson in fusing old school soul elements alongside electronic funk.
LA-based duo Electric Guest recently dropped a new album, Plural, that showcases their special brand of electro-pop. Big fan of the groovy vibe on “Oh Devil”.
Sydney based artist Wishes has just blown me away with this supremely catchy track. Underpinned by some solid production and addictive melodies, the song just refuses to leave my head. New Aussie on the block indeed.
I like to think that this video is the dystopian version of the ‘living’ images of Harry Potter. This phenomenally trippy music video from French/Venezuelan artist, La Chica (for another amazing video check out her visual for “Oasis”), is made up of old school magazine images that have been given a new life by director Ma-Ké.
Anna Meredith is a London-based composer that creates music ranging from maximalist contemporary pieces to pleasantly quantit electro-pop folk music like with “Dowager”. In a lot of ways, the song reminds me of my longtime pop/folk favorites Tunng. The music video is wonderfully crafted by Director and Animator Ewan Jones Morris.