Electronic Dance Music #7: What's new on Soundcloud, Spotify, YouTube, and Co.?

Global sounds from the net: Our greatest discoveries in one Playlist

Every day, Tonspion receives the newest tracks from all over the world on Submithub. Our goal is to feature the very best of electronic dance music in this brand-new series. The spectrum reaches from Downtempo and Cinematic to Deep and Melodic House, Grime, and Techno.

Robot Koch – Liquid (Cinematic / Epic Music, (Neo) Classical, Downtempo / Minimal Electronic)

Robot Koch is an award-winning artist/producer/composer from Berlin, living in Los Angeles. His organic electronic sound has been called "Wonderful and Strange pop music from the future" (by John Peel of the BBC  in 2003).  Koch appeared on the lineups of major festivals like Coachella, Sonar, Mutek and played Boiler Room several times. He has been steadily crafting a remarkably mature and original sound that expertly combines a deep and cinematic atmosphere, emotional reflection and space age beats. His music lends itself to picture and has been used on numerous TV Shows, Feature Films etc. Robot Koch released his solo debut in 2009 on Project Mooncircle, and saw support from the likes of Modeselektor or Flying Lotus. He successfully runs his own label, Trees and Cyborgs, which he founded in 2016. Robot Koch won the German Music Composers Award 2014 in the category “best composer electronic music“. What a soundjourney. Check this guys!

Eli & Fur – High West (Melodic Techno & House)

Making their debut release on Armada Electronic Elements one to remember, Eli & Fur issue a new groove-heavy masterpiece for the whole world to dance to. With well-rounded bass chunks, signature synth stabs and a backdrop of breezy vocals and layered loops, ‘High West’ is where underground meets progressive for bags of dance floor appeal. Cool beats and Ladies only.

Patrick Topping & Kevin Saunderson – Frisk  (Techno)

One of our greatest techno founders, Kevin Saunderson has teamed up with a DJ/Producer Patrick Topping. For Topping, it is an honor to cooperate with the Detroit legend. Saundersons’ 1988 hit single Good Life served as a huge inspiration to the UK artist. While spicing the track up with some 90’s Acid elements, Frisk keeps its dark vision going all the way through like in a strong and breathtaking thriller. A total club banger!

Flamma – Licked Off My Face (Grime)

Flamma (short for ‘Flammable’) is a Fire-Fighter of Turkish Cypriot origin from North London. Ironically, the name ‘Flammable’ was chosen well before becoming a Fire-Fighter. In his late teens, Flamma was stabbed by a gang of youths. Fortunate to survive, Flamma describes the incident on the track ‘Rise’. This experience changed him and his perception of life. Flamma prides himself on flow and having depth to his lyrics. This is achieved through meaningful lyrics with the use of clever word-play and puns. Flamma’s experiences in life have resulted in his performances being more truthful and raw. As he says, he has learnt to become ‘unapologetically me’. Smashing!

lau.ra – Sideways (Original Mix) (Indie Electronic, House (Old school), Deep House)

From forging paths in avant-pop and now turning her hand to wonky dance floor heaters, according to Billboard Dance "this is what the future sounds like." lau.ra is the new project from producer, DJ and vocalist Laura Bettinson. Hailing from the Midlands but residing in London, you may know Bettinson as 1/3rd of Ultraísta with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Now Bettinson turns her attention to her own solo electronic music, dancing deeper into her role as producer and DJ. Laura has previously featured on tracks by Sasha, Justin Martin, Cristoph, Four Tet, Maribou State, Huxley and David Lynch with many more collaborations in the works for 2020. Unique and Über-cool!

Komanda – Modern Life (Disco / Nu-Disco)

"Modern Life" is the second single from Brooklyn-based music group Komanda. Good they’ve bumped into each other as the duo is on a mission to spread joy from their hearts to yours. Hear for yourself. A very funky track!

Landis – My Body (Deep House, CID, Feenixpawl)

Born and raised in Miami, Landis has always been surrounded by the house music scene. At age 24 Landis has worked with some of the industry top artists including Chuckie, Borgeous, TJR, and Henry Fong. His sound combines a mix of electro, groove and old school house elements to create a vibe that gets the crowd moving. With support on multiple tracks from Hardwell, Tiesto, David Guetta, Showtek and more Landis is sure to be an unstoppable force in the coming years. Brilliant!

Kohla – Gorgeous (Electro Pop, Alternative, Trip-Hop)

Since her debut single 'S/he' in November 2018, Kohla has gained critical acclaim. Her recent visual live show featured a full live band and backing dancers and sold out 6 weeks in advance. Taking influence from Moby, Grimes, Kate Bush and FKA Twigs, KOHLA releases her dazzling Trip Hop / Alt. R&B debut extended play 'Flux' today. Nicola Meighan of the BBC Introducing has said about Kohla: "Stunning industrial and Moody Electro-noir." We agree, it’s such a pearl!

BAILE x KAUF – Leave Me (Downtempo / Minimal Electronic)

The Brooklyn based producer Reed Kackley, who works under the moniker BAILE has teamed up with Kauf. Both are showcasing their talent by building a minimal downtempo track that really speaks to your soul. Leave Me is highly emotional with haunting vocals for a slow living room dance, on a cold night in. Quite the gem!

Christian Löffler (feat. Josephine Philip) – The End (Instrumental, (Neo) Classical, Downtempo / Minimal Electronic)

The End is taken from Christian Löffler’s (feat. Josephine Philip), a German DJ, musician and record producers, new album, Lys. The successful artist described his music as "...connected by a gloomy spirit, which is minted by a warm sincerity.” For his new album Lys, he moves his vocals to the front and center to bring out his innermost feelings with actual words rather than only moods. Lys captures something fundamental in nature: light. “I realized that the light is different in the north of Germany, and this became an overall theme for the album. Before I had Mare, and Forest, and now it’s become light,” hence the album’s title, meaning “light” in Danish. We say let the light in!


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