Music duo Elephants Everywhere are on a mission. That is to make dance-coma inducing bangers that are so hypnotic that it’s hard not to hit the replay button. The duo is based in the always excitingly chaotic city of Los Angeles, which is the perfect place for musicians and acts to be picked up and noticed. Consisting of members John Shekerjian & Sean Bartoshuk, the duo have been signed to the reputable record label and Youtube channel Unique Vibes.
Releasing the single ‘Give Me Love’ recently, the track was written during the lockdown period. Listening to the single we received a small audible beam of joy which is always welcome, more now than ever. The duo’s latest single ‘Numb’ via Unique Vibes focuses more on adrenaline with sporadic basslines that make the heartstrings jump around. Listening to this track one is guaranteed to feel instantly pumped up and ready to seize the day. Be on the lookout for what’s to come from this duo, as they have got big guns Unique Vibes behind their name with over 4 million subscribers on their Youtube channel alone.
Breaking new ground from the mainstream qualities of her flirty pop princess appeal, singer Hanne Mjøen starts off on a different foot with latest single ‘Hell With You’ via Physical Presents. The singer spent the last few months evaluating her sound and has gravitated towards ground-breaking musical influences like Robyn, Flume and Lorde.
The songstress recently shared her feelings about releasing this track, and how her sound has changed in the last few months on socials recently: “Hi friends I wrote Hell With You in March 2019 with one of my favorite co-writers Karl Zine – and it’s been in the back of my mind ever since then. This song is very special to me, cause at the time I wrote it I had lost the drive to do my own artist project, and it inspired me to focus on writing songs for me again. Produced by the best Sondre Mjåland”
Still maintaining the electro pop quirks of her former self, ‘Hell With You’s production style takes a more jagged approach and we are not complaining one bit. The single breaks from the naive pop sweetheart complex of Hanne’s previous hits, and instead brings forward a lady that is fully aware of the weight of her decisions that she makes. Not a cautious or lighthearted track, this track focuses on the societal pressure and somewhat unwritten standards of being a female even in a more diverse and politically correct society.
Image Credits: Kiiara by Dennis Leupold; Felix Cartal by Trevor Brady
Spotify’s New Music Friday has always been one of our favourite places to discover the hottest and newest releases. Felix Cartal and Kiiara’s ‘Happy Hour’ is an unstoppable mix of happy vibes and enticing basslines that lead us down a road of mischievous drinking, a little partying and a whole lot of fun.
A self-described “loser-anthem” (in Felix Cartal’s own words), the single will leave all who hear it longing for a beach, a half-price cocktail and the simplicity of a summer break. The single is the first original piece of work that the two have released together however, the pair have been in contact for years – since Felix Cartal remixed Kiiara’s ‘Feels’ (which was also remixed by Jai Wolf and AWAY).
Kiiara has established a firm social media presence, with just under 4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, nearly a million followers on Facebook and over 350k followers on Instagram. She’s collected over 2 billion streams across platforms, with features hit singles from DavidGuetta, LinkinPark, and CheatCodes to boost that number. However, her own work is quickly allowing her to take over the airwave. Check out the single with the dynamic duo below.
“I stay up like we used to watching old videos of every night that meant somethingbefore all the clubs were closed” – Søren Holm, Liss
4-piece Danish band Liss are back with a propelling and visceral anthem for all the empty clubs around the world. Between the pulsating beat, heavy bass, enveloping synths, and the familiarity of Søren Holms vocals, ‘Leave Me On The Floor’ is a new turn for the band, while still encompassing all the qualities we love about Liss.
“I miss dancing with people, the contact and communication that arises, the constant back and forth. And I was thinking about how you can have your first meeting on a dancefloor but also your last goodbye. That’s the kind of dialogue we’re trying to put into our songs.” – Søren Holm, lead singer, Liss