First Listen: Erik Hassle ‘Talk About It’

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I’ve made no secret of how much I admire Erik Hassle. Despite a less than successful launch in the UK a few years back, he’s still going strong. This is a new track from his upcoming second album.


First Listen: Shy Girls ‘Second Heartbeat’

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One of the best tracks I’ve heard all week, Shy Girls continue to deliver with their cutting edge downtempo electro-soul sound.

First Listen: Say Lou Lou ‘Better in the Dark’

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The ladies release their first single for Columbia Records on December 16th.

First Listen: Gavin James ‘For You’

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Right then, I hope your week hasn’t been as intense as mine has. I needed this track from Gavin James to hit my inbox because it’s just what I need to listen to on a Thursday evening.

First Listen: Moko ‘Honey Cocaine’


Electrosoul ‘It Girl’ of the moment Moko releases a new gutsy track that’s one of the best bits of music I’ve heard all week. Nice.

First Listen: Phoenix Martins ‘Sideways’


Going from strength to strength, this is the new cut from Phoenix Martins. It’s cool and airy and epic all in equal measures.

First Listen: Mutya Keisha Siobhan ‘No Regrets’ (Live)

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A new original from MKS, performed live. These girls really are drip feeding us the best tracks!

First Listen: Salaam Remi ‘One In The Chamber’ (feat. Akon)

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I can’t stop listening to this. Salaam Remi is pretty much hip hop royalty, and more importantly for me personally, behind some of Amy Winehouse’s strongest work.

First Listen: Laura White ‘Come On Josephine’

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Laura White’s going from one pop strength to another. This is as fresh as you can get. Her debut EP ‘What My Mother Taught Me’ is out on 10th November 2013.

First Listen: MØ ‘Never Wanna Know’


This track from is very Lykke Li, but that’s not a bad thing in the slightest. So cute and sad.

First Listen: Beat The Heart ‘It Never Ends EP’

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Take a peek at the new EP from Swedish rockers Beat The Heart.

First Listen: Joel Compass ‘Run’

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I’ve blogged about this guy so much, it’s silly. But he’s so good. This is the new single from Joel Compass.