New Music: Chrome Daphne

If you’re a fan of acts like HONNE and Whilk & Misky then get ready for a new favourite. Chrome Daphne are a Toronto-based duo comprised of producer & multi-instrumentalists Chris da Silva and Jay Cherr.

This is a finessed sound that seamlessly blends mellow disco tones with elements of moody R&B and sultry, soulful pop.

‘There’ was inspired by a short-lived romance that left Cherr wanting more in terms of intimacy, and when that relationship ended, it led him to a state of mindfulness.

“Out of all the things in the world, all the things we can experience and feel as humans – why do we feel this need to rush? What is there to rush, honestly? Aren’t we just “there” to feel as close and as amazing as we can? Let’s just put aside all of these worries and insecurities for these few moments that we’re in bed together. If it feels this good, let’s make it last for as long as we can.” – Jay Cherr, Chrome Daphne

Chrome Daphne

Watch: Whilk & Misky – Rain Dance

Whilk and Misky

9th Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Resort, Uncasville, Conneticut
11th Bonnaroo Festival, TN
12th Surf Lodge, Monatuk, NY
14th Baby’s All Right, New York
15th U Street Music Hall, Washington
16th Firefly Festival, Dover
18th Valley Bar, Phoenix , AZ
19th Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
20th Bardot, CA
22nd Larimer Lounge, Denver, Colorado
24th 7th Street Entry, Miinneapolis , Minnesota
25th Lincoln Hall, Chicago
26th Electric Forest, Michigan

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.



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.

tove lo


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.

becky hill


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.

rag n bone man london


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.

scarlet pleasure


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…



Most Exciting Major Debut

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

seinabo sey


Best Song To Make Babies To

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



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.

Snoh Aalegra


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.

years and years

Watch: Whilk & Misky ‘Darklands’

Whilk & Misky

One of my favourite things right now, Whilk & Misky show off some visuals for ‘Darklands’. ‘First Sip’ EP is coming soon on the band’s own imprint Dirty Charm Records… Can’t wait.

New Music: Whilk & Misky

Whilk and Misky

This is one of those sounds that’s really hard to describe, but is so good it just has to be listened to. Sexy voice and a sultry, dark beat. Check out here.