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.
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.
Electronic music legends Toby Marks (a.k.a. Banco de Gaia) and Andrew Heathembarked 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.”
Seven releases into their career, Chat Noir approach their third effort for London-based RareNoise Records with their trademark sense of musical curiosity.
In keeping with their boundless artistic ethos — a captivating melange of melodic electronica, downtempo, jazz and ambient soundscapes — their latest release, Hyperuranion, finds them elevating their sound to an even headier plateau. It should be noted that for this long-player they are joined on four songs by famed Norwegian jazz trumpeter/composer/producer Nils Petter Molvaer.
Today we’re pleased to world premiere the artful, visually stunning music video for Hyperuranion‘s opening track, “Blisters,” which was directed by the incredibly talented Lorenzo Musiu.
Here’s what the group had to say about the video:
“The design, shooting and editing of Chat Noir’s video ‘Blisters’ was inspired and influenced by a number of notions, chief among which the importance and centrality of women in our present reality, the ever growing interconnected nature of life and perception in the digital age and humanity’s aspiration towards a more holistic communion. All actresses in the video are connected to each other with wires — they commune, as if in prayer, to a God that may be seen as the feminine sum-total of their being there. The representation itself is in the form of a portrait, somewhere between Caravaggio and La Chapelle.”