Gorgeous new track and video from Yumi Zouma that perfectly encapsulates that whistful feeling of hopelessness when your mood is entirely dependent on someone else's actions. Love this.
Catastrophe is taken from the group's EP II, released through Cascine on March 10. You can pre-order it here.
Futureboogie are kicking off 2015 with I Like Disco, a new release from Lonely Boy, real name Joshua Heath.
The title track is an funky electro cut full of elastic bass and clean lines that feels modern whilst drawing on plenty of memories from the past. There are hints of mid-noughties tech-house, the Get Physical label and early Crosstown Rebels... It's slick and catchy without spilling its guts. Emperor Machine provides a remix that toughs up the original, pulling back on the whirling synth melodies and beefing out the sharp basslines and chunky drums - it is distinctly Emperor Machine in other words.
B-side The Subtle Frenzy is a slow building track, percussive elements echo and bounce like ping pong balls whilst a progressive groove is gradually layered on thicker and thicker to create something clearly created for peaking dancefloors.
The release closes with digital exclusive Take Your Time. It is a more measured, slower building track with a melody that loops whilst a set of loose percussion shuffles on. It is a more ominous and less certain conclusion for the release, but just as good as everything else here.
I Like Disco is out now through Futuireboogie.
Eternity is the new shoe-gazey ambient pop release from 20-year-old Brisbane solo artist Yóste. The artist, real name Kurt Sines, cites influences including Bon Iver and Active Child, and you can hear those come through in the dreamy reverb-heavy melodies on Eternity.
Jack Garratt continues to deliver on the hype - recent track The Love You're Given (below) hit number one on Hype Machine, and it is a delicious and incredible piece of distortion laden soul. Here it gets a lovely re-rub by Glasgow three-piece Prides, who add a bit of dramatic R&B sheen reminiscent of the slick synthetic stabs of Junior Boys. Love love love.