ALPINES – ZERO

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Alpines just launch this new video for their single “Zero” its a very trippy video and very good track. Zero’ showcases the duo’s ability to craft crisp pop tracks, with vocalist Catherine Pockson adding further emotional character to textured production provided by Bob Matthews. Make sure you keep an eye out for B-sides ‘Chasing’ which features floating melodies drifting in and around the lush pads, and ‘Feel The Same’ which showcases Pockson’s charismatic tone echoing the likes of Sinead O’Connor.

Blonde – Higher Ground feat. Charli Taft (Syv Remix)

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Fresh from debuting the bouncy ‘Holding Back’ recently, drawing comparisons with Bondax and Disclosure in the process, SYV have now unveiled a crisp production of Blonde’s latest ‘Higher Ground’ featuring Charli Taft. Whilst such comparisons might be jumping the gun for most fledgling artists, they certainly have that magic touch and with the duo boasting a combined age of 39 (Currently 19 and 20!) it seems they’ve got plenty of time left to hone their craft and more than enough talent.

Zone 17 – Jon Convex – Snake

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Following on from releases by the likes of Djedjotronic and Maelstrom, Zone Records already interstellar 2014 goes into overdrive with the signing of former Instra:mental producer Jon Convex.

Now recording as Jon Convex, Kirkham has fully embraced the world of Techno and Electro but again on his own terms, taking the genres’ skeletal framework and injecting all his years of influences from The Alan Parsons Project and Autechre to the film scores of Vangelis and John Carpenter that Kirkham immersed himself in as a child growing up in his mothers video rental store.

Having played on numerous occasions at the Social Paris Club for Zone, it seemed fitting that Jon Convex would end up producing for the label and his debut EP, 2 tracks of forward thinking dark and sinuous Techno and body jacking electro are the perfect fit.

LEXER – RUSTY HEART

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Paving the way for the new era of DJs, Lexer’s ascension to deep house superstar has been rapid since turning his hand to production in 2012, with the likes of Bakermat, Oliver Schories, Klangkarussel, Alle Farben and Tom Novy all supporting the German’s signature sound. Joining the dots between Europe’s hottest cities, the promising trailblazer can reminisce back on a packed touring schedule with performances from Amsterdam to Zurich, Berlin to Paris – not to mention plenty of festivals appearances in between.

Now with his impending release on Kittball, Lexer delivers yet another reason for industry leaders to take heed of his talents. Melodic breakdowns and a pensive hook are the reasoning behind the title of ‘Thoughtful’, a track that emits sunshine and solstice with every lasting note. The rumbling kick drums of ‘Rusty Heart’ make for a heavier number, whilst playful bass stabs, charming melodies and glorious strings make for a testament to Lexer’s rocketing talents as a producer.