Northern Nightmares Vol​.​1v

Up North Records presents “Northern nightmares Vol.1”, the 6th Cassette release focusing on the dark electronic side of dance music. 11 international artists contribute their talent to provide one solid release for the new Melbourne Label. Tapes will be out after covid-19 so enjoy the digital version. Enjoy!

Digital Album

Posted on July 28th, 2020 under Releases,

Plastic Estate - This Place

This is the first physical release by the duo composed by Nicholas James and Stanley Fouracres after a few digital singles in 2019 when they also opened for The Murder Capital at Sŵn Festival and played alongside M!R!M, Josiah Konder and The Love Coffin.

On the two songs that compose the single, Plastic Estate clearly draw influence from the best UK new wave and pop artists such as Dave Gahan, Paddy McAloon, Roddy Frame and yet there is a sophisticated casualness and an innate freshness in their songwriting that makes them not sounding dated at all.

Amazing composition skills for such a young band and a perfect balance between electronic dance elements and acoustic instruments allow them to pay homage to the above-mentioned masters and to be a perfectly contemporary group at once. Although it’s possible to pick out some darker lyrics, the overall feel is up-beat and breezy. It’s a contrast that runs through a lot of their music – like a dichotomy between dark, melancholia and happier, brighter feelings.

Whether it’s a happy pop synth riff mixed with sombre lyrics or vice versa, the young Welsh duo is delivering the best 80′s-inspired modern pop craft.

7″ / Digital Album

Posted on July 27th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Wladyslaw Trejo - Es una bestia

Here’s the second album from Wladyslaw Trejo. Synthpunk expressionism from Spain.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on July 26th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Intersection III

TONN Recordings Special Anniversary Edition featuring MADMOIZEL, Crystalline Stricture, Prinzessin, This Is the Bridge, Monsieur Crane and Iv/An.

Digital Album

Posted on July 25th, 2020 under Releases,

Captain Mustache - How Come U Know

Captain Mustache is a French music producer and DJ from Paris. He’s been working on his project for many years to propose an army of beats. As a true electronic music lover, he worked with some electro idols (Adamski, Chicks on Speed, The Advent, Paris The Black Fu, Play Paul…) to bring an extra vocal dimension to his music.

Inspired by 80′s pioneers, Detroit techno and electroclash freaks, we can define his sound as romantic & burlesque electro.

Be sure, Mustache is the future.

12″ EP / Digital Album

Posted on July 24th, 2020 under Releases, ,