Lisa Alma

“Man” MP3 Stream

Jan 23, 2015

Lisa Alma’s new single “Man” is a shivery piece of electro R&B. Put it on late at night when you’re feeling amorous—this is a baby-making tune. Chances are we’ll be hearing more where that came from. Her debut full-length Sweater will see the light of day on April 21 via Dumont Dumont.

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Tove Styrke

“Ego” MP3 Stream

Jan 23, 2015

Tove Styrke’s debut album Kiddo (name inspired by Kill Bill, naturally) is out this spring. Ahead of that, listen to the Swedish singer’s aggressive new single “Ego.” It’s full of percussion, swagger, and a large helping of joie de vivre. Listen below. 

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Body Language

“Really Love” MP3 Stream

Jan 23, 2015

“Really Love,” the new single from Body Language’s forthcoming 7’’, sees the band introducing hip-hop and dubstep into their squiggly electro pop sound. It’s a vibrant, near-explosive combination. Take a listen below. “Really Love” b/w “Reset” 7”  is due out Feb 17 on B3SCI Records.

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Marie Denise

Premiere: Marie Denise (Tronheim Calling Edition)

Jan 23, 2015

Next week, we head to Norway for Trondheim Calling. To continue our Norwegian music scene education, singer/songwriter Marie Denise made us a mix that she calls Some Norwegian Love For The Norwegian Cold.

“Norway might be a small country with not so many people, but my oh my, aren't we blessed with a strong music scene,” says Denise. “To honor all the talent among us I decided to make a mixtape with some of my Norwegian favorites and friends whom inspire me and motivate me during the cold winter months. This playlist is like a bag full of candy. Bon appetit!”

Catch up on the rest of our Trondeheim Calling mixtape series, featuring entries from DRÖMTexumLudvig MoonAnana,Carnival KidsThe Fjords, and Angelica’s Elegy. For those of you joining us in Norway, start planning your personal your festival schedule here

Marie Denise Mixtape (Trondheim Calling Edition) by Under_Radar_Mag on Mixcloud

Tracklist:

1. Broen: Iris

2. Rytmeklubben: Seen

3. Bendik: Her

4. Emilie Nicolas: Melancholia

5. WeAreCastor: Blue Moon

6. Østfrost: When They Leave

7. Farao: Skin

8. Lumikide: Breaking You Down

9. Highasakite: Iran

10. ANE: 8 men ​​

11. Panda Panda: What Are You Waiting For

12. Ingrid: Marianna

13. Snøskred: We Are

14. Røyksopp & Robyn: Monument

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Sea Change

“Squares” MP3 Stream

Jan 21, 2015

Sea Change’s (Ellen W Sundes) new single “Squares” only furthers the Norwegian artists’ status as a go-to girl for dark electro pop. A study in contrasts, “Squares” pairs delicate synths with earth shattering drum machine beats. It’s haunting, and worth a second listen. You can do just that below. Her debut album Breakage is due out Feb 23.

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DRÖM

Premiere: DRÖM Mixtape (Trondheim Calling Edition)

Jan 21, 2015

Fancy a way to help make the workday go a bit faster? (Or at least sound a bit better?) In a Nordic state of mind? (Who isn’t?) Here’s the newest in our Trondheim Calling mixtape series. This time we’re hearing from Trondheim-based quartet, DRÖM.

“We put together a playlist of thirteen songs from some of our favorite Scandinavian bands,” says the band of their mix. “We're influenced by a lot of jazz, alternative pop and electronic music, and the artists who make it to this playlist does a big impact on us: the way we compose music, our lyrics (which all are in Norwegian, sorry international listeners, hope you'll like them anyway), and how we choose to play our instruments and treat our electronic sounds.

Catch up on the rest of our Trondeheim Calling mixtape series, featuring entries from TexumLudvig MoonAnana,Carnival KidsThe Fjords, and Angelica’s Elegy. For those of you joining us in Norway, start planning your personal your festival schedule here

DRÖM Mixtape (Trondheim Calling Edition) by Under_Radar_Mag on Mixcloud

Tracklist:

1. Broen: Iris

2. The National Bank: A Recorder in Red Plastic

3. Jaga Jazzist: All I Know is Tonight

4. Thomas Dybdahl: This Year

5. Susanne Sundfør: Diamonds

6. Röyksopp: Eple

7. Nils Petter Molvaer: Mercury Heart

8. Bugge Wesseltoft: Singing

9. Highasakite: Indian Summer

10. Your Headlights Are On: Drink Gone Dead (Wank-song)

11. Hanne Hukkelberg: Salt of the Earth

12. In The Country: Afraid

13. Moddi: Sola

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Anana

“Witch” MP3

Jan 20, 2015

Last week, we posted a Trondheim Calling mixtape from Anana. Her mix, featuring a blend of upcoming Norwegian artists, also included an unreleased song of her own. Just in case you missed it, here’s “Witch” as a stand-along track. It’s a melodic electro pop offering, the light dusting of synths only serving to highlight her fairytale soprano. Listen and download below.  

(www.facebook.com/ananamusic)

The Dumplings

“Betonowy Las” Video

Jan 20, 2015

Polish electro pop duo The Dumplings live life in slow lane in their new video for No Bad Days cut, “Betonowy Las.” There’s some running, jumping, dancing, and swaying—mainly because all those things look really cool when filmed in slow motion. A Starbucks cup is also treated badly. (Our apologies to the green mermaid.) Check out the stylishly shot cut below.

 

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