Oakland California’s Gasmilk has released his second single off of his highly anticipated debut album. “2 of Us” is a synth-heavy, beat-driven pop tune with Gasmilk’s lilting voice careening through the electropop landscapes he has self-produced.

This track is the kind of song you want to blast with the top down while driving towards the sunset, making eyes at that special someone. Reminiscent of electropop songs by Penguin Prison and Miami Horror (and definitely dripping with their swagger), I can’t wait to hear the rest of his first venture into the solo song-writing world. 

Like what you hear? Check out his first single SLOW

Dubstep/EDM artist Eluusif is independently releasing his newest masterpiece, ALIENS DO IT BETTER. An out of this world dance party, the EP features tongue-in-cheek song titles inspired by sampling choices used within the songs, as well as a complex and highly danceable palette of sound.

Reigning from London, Eluusif is releasing this EP on April 8th, 2014, and currently streaming it on soundcloud. It will be available for purchase on bandcamp

Similar to Krewella and Nicky Romero, Eluusif is already generating an internet following, and why shouldn’t he be with songs that are not only meant to be blasted while dancing all night but also have a casual and elegant level of humor that caters to the millennial dub-stepping generation.

Los Angeles based band Direct Divide is on the verge of releasing their debut album, BRIDGES on April Fool’s Day (April 1st for those who are unclear) and the album is anything but foolish. Their music is orchestral and cinematic, using electric violin and classically inspired piano as well as being conceptually alternative and seamlessly fusing an early 2000’s era rock sound with the future of the alternative rock generation.

With a sound along the lines of Muse, A Perfect Circle, and Florence and the Machine, Direct Divide is independently bringing you their music, so support them and pre-order the album here. Did I mention that they use an electric violin? They’re definitely taking some cool points home for that.

In light of their release date, the only fools are those not taking them up on their first, and definitely not last, release.

HIGH HØØPS  has remixed BRIDGES by the cutest New Zealand siblings yet to cross over to our side of the pond, Broods. This remix’s release is in conjunction with the video for this single, which can be viewed below.

Plug in your headphones and trance out during your next subway commute - this remix is a sure fire crowd pleaser.

Drunksouls, a fusion of reggae and pop-rock, have released a new single called “Chaos” to celebrate their new album JUST BEFORE CHAOS, a compilation of what they have deemed to be their best work. In the same vein as a greatest hits album, this band from Marseille, France, is using this to garner a more prominent North American fan base and conquer the world… or at the very least gain the notoriety and international love to have someone else organize their official greatest hits album. After listening to their music, it wouldn’t be unwarranted.

With a style similar to that of Damian Marley meets The Red Hot Chili Peppers, they also have gained a new following because of their music video for their song “Human Race.” Featured below and boasting over 2 million views, the video showcases people performing elaborate stunts and extreme sports including base jumping and tight rope walking to the soundtrack of a horn-heavy and eloquent song about finding your place within the human race. A version of  ”Human Race" has also recently been produced by Dom Morley (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Keane etc) as a radio edit version.

Check out more from Drunksouls & keep your eyes peeled for upcoming releases and potentially a North American tour!

Sia, muse of David Guetta and the Aussie associated with hits made famous by Flo Rida, Christina Aguilera, Jessie J, and Zero 7 (to name just a few… this amazing artist has actually collaborated with and written for just about everyone) has released her newest single entitled CHANDELIER.

It’s a rough and edgy power-pop explosion with deep beats and Sia’s voice sailing in a glamorous and dangerous way, just like the party girl she’s singing about.

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Gemini Wired has debuted the music video for her single “What Now,” directed by Seng 2KX. Not only is it a soulful, Aaliyah-esque anthem, but an anthem with a strong message: to inspire people to be better, treat each other better, and not allow intolerance and bullying to control your happiness.

Behind the message is a talented young artist, hailing from Boston, expecting her debut solo EP this year. Influenced by The Black Eyed Peas, MIA and Rihanna, she has a smooth and soulful voice with an Aaliyah (RIP) style.

Stream the single “What Now” below or on soundcloud .

Gasmilk has graced us with the first single from his upcoming EP, slated for release later this year. The single, Slow, is a foot-tapping, head-bobbing, dance-floor-ready track that reels you in hook line & sinker from the very beginning. With the dance party edge of Crystal Castles and the smooth vocals of St. Lucia, Gasmilk has debuted a raucous and daring first plunge into the world of electropop. Not to mention, if you like his facebook page you can get a free download of this very track!

Originally from Oakland, California, Gasmilk is the brainchild of producer/engineer Brian Lee White, with the intention of getting his own style and musical ambition into the mainstream. Keep your attention piqued for future releases from this artist, I think we’ll be hearing a lot more of him soon.

Ready for the race? Amatus is picking up speed in the front line with her debut EP BROKEN COMPASS. It’s a mix of well used tribal beats, lilting and melancholy vocals with an insurmountable strength that lingers on the ear and keeps us at her heels.

From the South Side of Chicago originally, Amatus now resides in Brooklyn, and garnered a significant amount of her early musical experience sitting in on sessions with Erykah Badu, The Roots, and Common. Leading up to her devout venture into music, she was turned on to writing by bassist MeShell Ndegeocello when she lent Amatus her first Triton Keyboard.

Amatus is not only a talented songwriter, but a multi-faceted artist with her fingers busy with her boutique clothing line (345prospect) which was picked up by Barneys Co-op for two seasons, as well as currently scoring a documentary for Al-Jazeera America (Daisy and Max) and recently provided sound design and scoring for SUNSET BABY, a play produced at Labyrinth Theatre Company, affiliated with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

BROKEN COMPASS is available for purchase on iTunes .

Latimer House is a heavily new-wave and Brit-pop influenced band that resides in Prague by way of Toronto, London, Baku and Virginia. Their sound combines the previous musical styles as well as influences from the musicians cultural backgrounds, 1960’s and 1970’s pop. Predominantly, they have a Talking Heads-esque sound due to lead singer Joe Cook’s spoken-word lyrical style, with an upbeat, guitar driven quality reminiscent of bands such as The Strokes and Blur.

Their track Shake! off their album ALL THE RAGE (February 10, 2014) holds true to their spoken-word attribute while nicely ornamenting with acoustic guitar. The above song, This Is Pop, stays true to their style while adding a slightly more 1960’s groove.

Latimer House’s album ALL THE RAGE dropped officially February 10, and can be streamed on bandcamp .

Broods has officially debuted their video for their song Never Gonna Change off their first self-titled album, directed by Isabel Loudin.

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Inspired by an astronaut floating peacefully through space, Kbit's debut album under this name is a cinematic, rich, symphonic and chill album, all fitting in with the spaced-out, adventurous yet solitary theme. Previously having DJed House music under the name Andreadis, Kbit produced…

Habits, the premiere single of Tove Lo ‘s new album TRUTH SERUM (due March 3), is as candid as Lily Allen with a Lykke Li style and the polish of Katy Perry. She’s been working with the likes of Lucas Nord, singing on his track Run On Love from ISLANDS. She’s got a fantastic first album, the whole thing is a roller coaster ride of electro-pop magic.

Freddie Mercury performing Under Pressure in 1986. Must watch.

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