We have just updated our amazing Spinnup stars on the Spinnup Presents Playlist for February 2020. We usually breakdown each one of these but, for this month, we thought we would select a handful of the featured 65 tracks and tell you why you should love them as much as we do:
If it is pop excellence you want, it is pop excellence you will get with Deza. The American-born Norwegian-based bop boffin has released several tracks with Spinnup, marking a new creative era with her last release ‘Boy Violet’. Her latest anxiety anthem ‘Does Everybody Hate Me?‘ perfectly summaries the overworking mind, delivered by delicious synths, punchy kicks and vocoder (need I say anymore). To answer the title track question however, the answer is a huge NO (we couldn’t love you more Deza).
Monden not only kindly share their debut with us at Spinnup, but to the whole world (and our bodies were not ready). The Sigrid and Molly Sandén inspired collective deliver a hook that is to DIE for in this electronic tribute to life and its humorous/somewhat disastrous timing of certain situations. Connecting at university, this band has a big future ahead of them and we cannot wait to hear what they’ll create in the next year. They have certainly already proved themselves to be ones to watch for 2020…
If we had to sum up Harina in a lyric, I think we’d go with the prophet Ariana Grande in her seminal hymn ‘ Monopoly’ when she says “if they try come stopping me, I show them my discography”. Harina’s currency is hits and we aren’t lying when we tell you, she iss loaded. Popping onto Spinnup’s radar last Christmas with the track ironically called ‘Last Christmas‘, there is no signs of slowing down for this pop vixen and honestly, we love to see it. If this track wasn’t enough, she literally just released another smash titles ‘Insecurities‘ which we have instantly favourited (obvs).
KOOLKID is the name, magic is the game (or so it seems). The talented artist and songwriter featured on our homepage with his Spinnup solo debut ‘2 SOON‘ which turned heads in the Universal Music building. Un-ironically named KOOLKID (as he happens to be incredibly cool and nice), ‘Feelings‘ has only further solidified our love for the Scot-Spinnup-Star. We would also be remiss to not congratulate him for his incredible cut on the new BTS album ‘Inner Child’ which has been described as “a sweeping, soaring track full of celestial metaphors…” by Billboard and has claimed the #1 spot on the Hanteo Chart in Korea for three days straight. It’s what he deserves…
It’s hard not to be teleported to a better place when listening to FLOATING PRISM. The Bonobo/Four Tet-esque track ‘Blue Forest‘ is a downtempo electronic heaven which features on the immense EP ‘Mirage‘. An expert in all things ambient (and generally, good), this music is as versatile as the shape of water, providing both clean edges, spacious surrounds, and warmth with every track. We cannot wait to hear what else Floating Prism will produce from his Freak Musik studio in Stuttgart.
It’s easy to listen to Tom Mouse Smith and think you are listening to a soul as old as time. In reality, he has only just finished his GCSEs and was the youngest performer ever to play at the prestigious Liverpool Sound City! The baby-faced colossal talent released his newest EP ‘Could I Live with Being Fake’, displaying a raw and acoustic sound which showcases his powerful and poignant vocals. As if us being blown away by him isn’t enough, he has already bagged himself some impressive support from the likes of Tom Robinson, Sam Fender, James Bay and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Writing older than his tender years, the future is promising for this rising star!
Jazz? French? We get it, you’re cooler than us. This eclectic collective effortlessly blend classical strings with soulful Jazz infusions to create a sound that can only be described as fresh. Based in France, the experimental musicians are constantly playing live around their home town to huge (and notably well-deserved) applause. Lucky for the internet though, you can check them out here. We are soo happy to have their debut EP with us and after one listen of their ‘musique’, we know you’ll be happy to.
The French did not come to play this month! Somehow managing to capture both a nostalgic yet timeless essence with their second single, ‘Blast‘ is an absolute treat to the senses. Rippling guitars and melancholic almost Tame Impala-esque vocals meet with breezy effect in this track which, we can picture as the soundtrack to any car ride. The psychedelic inspired band pride themselves on their live shows of which, if this track is any indication to their performances, promise to be otherworldly. Vive la Space Dukes and Vive la France!
But don’t just take our word for it, head over to our Spinnup Presents playlist now to check out these and the rest of the exceptionally talented bunch who made the list this month. We are always watching your releases but, if you want to get heard, make sure to send your Spinnup links to firstname.lastname@example.org for Playlist Consideration.
See you next month!