Scarlet Pleasure – Deja-vu

A confident comeback from my favourite Danish pop kids. On a first listen it’s quite a minimal track, but play this a couple more times and it’ll be the best pop you’ll have heard all day.

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Scarlet Pleasure – Heat (Fabian Mazur Remix)

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Midweek disco from Scarlet Pleasure and Fabian Mazur.

Watch: Scarlet Pleasure ‘Heat’

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Danish pop time now! Channeling some big ass 90’s vibes this is the new release from Scarlet Pleasure.

Remember the Bomfunk MCs?

Scarlet Pleasure - The Strip (Bomfunk MCs Remix)

Bomfunk MCs are behind one of the most defining 90’s dance tracks – ‘Freestyler’.

Anyway, they’ve come up with a remix to Scarlet Pleasure’s ‘The Strip’ and it’s pretty fun. The band, by the way, are one of my favourite Danish acts at the moment. The original is here.

2014’s Random List

Another year of music comes to an end, and with it comes the annual Random List. I’ve listened to the good, the bad, and everything in between. As usual, Alfitude bucks the trend with blog ‘best of’ posts to come up with a random list of highlights from the past twelve months. For previous years, check this out.

Biggest Trend Of The Year

This was the year that the male duo made a comeback like no other, with acts like HONNE, CHPLN and Whilk & Misky all making considerable impact.

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Best Use Of Drugs In Lyrics

The bulk of Tove Lo’s album involves songs about love, misunderstanding or heartbreak. All three of which are better understood via narcotics and general misdemeanours through her lyrics. In all fairness though, it’s done so well that it all seems to make sense in the end.

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Best Song That Should Have Done Better

Becky Hill didn’t take off as well as I had hoped this year. This song, penned by Alfitude favourite MNEK, really should have been heard by more people. It’s a sexy piece of pop.

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Best Use of Primary-School Instruments

This track from Made In Heights was perfectly ‘on-trend’ this year while still managing to sound super cute through using a bunch of sounds you probably haven’t heard since you were at school.

Made In Heights

Most Epic Gig Of The Year

This was a tough one, but in retrospect, it has to be seeing Rag’N’Bone Man in London back in July. Big man, big voice, and an immense sound. I really hope 2015 is his year. Speaking of gigs, follow the Alfitude Instagram for pictures, if you like.

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Funkiest Scandi Act Of The Year

Danish Scarlet Pleasure have long been a favourite of mine, and 2014 saw the release of an EP which I’ve listened to far more than I’d like to admit.

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Happiest Yet Moodiest Song Of The Year

This song from T.O.L.D is one of my favourites this year. Only because it’s such a headf**k to listen to. It’s sad and dreary, but it’s happy and uplifting at the same time. It’s confusing and beautiful. Kinda like life. Deep…

TOLD SINGER

Most Exciting Major Debut

Seinabo Sey. I can’t fault anything this new soul powerhouse is doing right now.

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Best Song To Make Babies To

Huntar managed to come up with the sexiest song of the year (in my reckoning, anyway).

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Hottest Scandi Act

Swede Snoh Aalegra made a big impact both across Eurpoean and American blogs this year with her unique mix of RnB and soul.

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One To Watch

I’m 99% certain that Years & Years will be 2015’s biggest newbie. It’s as good as British pop gets right now.

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Watch: Scarlet Pleasure ‘The Strip’

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One of my favourite exports from Denmark – Scarlet Pleasure’s new single is doing the rounds nicely on Danish radio. It’s a perfect slice of synth pop.

Listen: Scarlet Pleasure ‘Under The Palm Trees’

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I can’t resist Scarlet Pleasure’s funk pop. It’s just fun.

New Music: Scarlet Pleasure

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Track of the week. I’ve known about these guys for a while. Now signed to one of my favourite labels, Copenhagen Records, they’ve come up with a slick piece of funk pop that’s impossible not to love. Check out here.