Premiere: Equal Echo – Black And Blue

Equal Echo is an interesting new project helmed by London DJ/producer Hector Plimmer and singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Alexa Harley.

After two years of hard work and collaboration, the duo are about to release their debut Dynamite EP, a four-track affair which dabbles in downtempo, pop, jazz and soul.

We’re pleased to world premiere “Black and Blue” from the EP that’s out on May 24, where Harley’s voice soars over a musical bed of deep keys and smooth beats.

Says Alexa Harley of the song, “‘Black and Blue’ was written out of necessity – it expresses the emotions one goes through when experiencing a deep regret, but also addresses a universal human need of wanting to be loved and accepted for who we are.”

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Premiere: Brynjolfur – Error Man

Brynjolfur

Copenhagen-based dance floor demon Brynjolfur has been involved in the Scandinavian electronic music scene since the ’90s. During his tenure behind the decks and mixing board he’s cultivated a sound that embraces house, techno, disco and beyond.

With a discography that includes releasing tracks on top labels like Eskimo Recordings and Natura Sonoris, Brynjolfur returns to hafendisko for his fifth release titled the Error Man EP.

We’re thrilled to world premiere the pulsating ’80s-inspired title track from Brynjolfur’s excellent three-tracker out May 17. It’s dark, sleazy and sounds just the way we like it.

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hfndisk55 Brynjolfur

Premiere: Arctween – Along The Way

Arctween

In an age of oversharing, Porto, Portugal-based deep house/Afrobeat producer Arctween is taking a different approach to his career. Instead of spending hours waxing poetic on social media, he’s focusing himself on crafting music that moves the artistic needle.

We’re pleased to world premiere “Along The Way” from his upcoming double A-sided debut out April 26 on Forbidden Cuts.

His groovy vocal-driven jam packs a winning combination of funky-ass drums, bumpin’ bass and clever samples. Sounds like a summer house anthem in the making if you ask us.

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Video Premiere: Toby Marks & Andrew Heath – For Stone (West), Pt. 1

Toby Marks & Andrew Heath - For Stone (West), Pt. 1

Electronic music legends Toby Marks (a.k.a. Banco de Gaia) and Andrew Heath embarked on a musical pilgrimage across England and Wales in 2018. During their trek they made field recordings. Later on, they integrated those founds sounds into meditative ambient tracks featuring piano, guitars and electronics.

The byproduct of their experimentation is Motion, a transformative collaborative full-length album that stands as a wondrous sonic document of their journey.

Today we’re thrilled to world premiere the music video for the album’s lead track, “For Stone (West), Pt. 1,” which was directed by Marks. The track was inspired by a trip to Wales, where the pair journeyed to The Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth and then plunged deep into Llechhwedd Slate Caverns.

Marks says of the video, “A key element of the track was the sound of the mine lift at an old slate mine in North Wales. The opening shot is the approach to the lift entrance then the rest is the descending track into the mine. The original footage was provided by the mine plus some other footage sourced by us.”

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