Clash Magazine premieres the return of Kasket Club and Soul Gem

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” It’s a slinky yacht-pop jammer, one that finds Kasket Club colluding with Soul Gem for something retro but neatly future-facing. “ – Clash Magazine

Kasket Club and Soul Gem started working together when they both studied in New York four years ago. Using whatever equipment available in their dorm, their efforts resulted in a few releases with Pasha, Soul Gem and Kasket Club.

This summer the guys finally decided to team up officially on a new series of releases, combining their different vocals and production styles in an innovative combination of vintage disco, indie pop and french house. Heavily layered sampling techniques, a powerful presence of organic sounds and dreamy vocals gives a sound reminiscent of french electro pioneers such as Daft Punk, M83 and Madeon, and modern disco and funk bands such as Jungle, Toro y Moi, Tame Impala, Parcels, Poolside and Panama.

Kasket Club released their debut single “Moody Melody” in 2012. With instant support from tastemakers such Majestic Casual and French Symphony, the band quickly reached the top of Hype Machine and became among the bands to spearhead the chilwave genre together with bands such as Neon Indian, Washed Out and Brother Tiger. Three EP’s later, the band teamed up with Tony Hawk and Nyjah Huston’s charity “Let It Flow” to donate all proceeds from “Straight West” to the cause of building wells in Africa. Continuing to top the Hype Machine charts the band gained millions of streams, airplay around the globe and played shows all across Northern Europe.

Soul Gem began sharing his music in the soundcloud-sphere, getting support from channels such as Ebro on Beats 1, Riptide Mag, Eargasmic and Funky Panda. Teaming up with the retro flavoured rapper Pasha on funky hip hop tracks, the artists received solid airplay and millions of streams. Compared to hip hop legend Pharrell Williams, Soul Gem has been part of Pasha’s live show, touring the globe.

Kicking off their new collab series, “Miles Away” has a distinct vintage vibe, heavily infused by sample esthetics, flanger-y and phased guitars and drums. With an upbeat, modern take on indie disco, the guys show case a powerful, yet laidback sound serving as the prototype of the prospective releases.

Together with the title track, the band decided to add on the B-side “Self Control” to balance out the energy of the release. With an organic production the guys combined soulful piano chords with laidback guitar riffs and lofi vocals to create a soundscape packed with nostalgia and melancholy.

Stream now: idol.lnk.to/Miles_Away

RebMoe teams up with TIESTO

RebMoe is the artist persona of Norwegian vocalist Rebecca Moe. Starting out as a joke, RebMoe jumped on her boyfriend Coucheron’s debut EP with her distinct vocal style. After continuing to stumble upon opportunities most “just-starting-out-musicians” could only just dream about, RebMoe has already reached millions of streams as well as praise across the blogosphere.

After her collaboration with the Grammy nominated artist Coucheron on the quirky track “Honky Donk”, RebMoe returned with another solid collaboration. Featuring the rapper Pasha, “I Don’t Speak French” charted on Norwegian radio and started spreading quickly in the blogosphere and highlighted amongst the likes of Nothing But Hope And Passion, Trap Party and Hilly Dilly.

Gearing up to new solo releases, RebMoe teamed up with future house up and comer Jonas Aden to rework “I Don’t Speak French” and “Library Thugs”.

Today RebMoe’s most recent collaboration hit all platforms; Tiesto x 7Skies – “My Frequency” feat. RebMoe. Continuing to deliver intense, unique vocals, RebMoe continues to her way to conquer the world of EDM!

Listen now: https://tiesto.lnk.to/myfrequency

ILYAA kick starts 2020 with new banger

DJ & Music Producer Ilja Eriksson was born in Perm, Russia and raise din Sandviken, Sweden before locating to Oslo, Norway where he currently lives. Inspired by artists such as Tiesto, Madeon and Porter Robinson, his style has evolved into a great mix of electronic, prog-house and pop. Back in 2017, ILYAA released his first single “Singularity”, which was co-written by Madden and 6AM, charted on Norway’s largest EDM radiostation, NRKmp3 as well as being added to both New Music Friday Norway and New Music Friday Iceland on Spotify. ILYAA quickly harvested support from huge names such as Hardwell and Don Diablo which quickly made him a name tolook for in the EDM scene. ILYAA’ also released official remixes for Seeb, Tobtok, Oliver Nelson & Liw Dawson showing the world he is here to stay. In the last years, ILYAA has been resident DJ at the biggest clubs in Oslo and working on perfecting the sound for his up coming releases including “Battery”, which released in November to great support from Spotify and the YouTube-tastemaker Arctic Empire. Now ILYAA is ready with his new release “AllWeGotNow”. Combining a catchy electronic pop vibe, guitars, synths and percussion with beautiful catchy vocals, the single is a solid pop-track that can be compared to the works of EDM-kings like Gryffin and Illenium.

Stream: https://orcd.co/ilyaaallwegotnow

Fresh singing Jonathan Floyd return with “I Morgen Er Det Glemt”

18 year old Jonathan Floyd is turning heads when he releases his second single on Toothfairy. With a strong resemblance to the likes of The Weeknd and fellow Norwegian Unge Ferrari, Jonathan has already impressed the nation with his smooth vocals and catchy hooks.

730.no praise the kid, calling him Norway’s next big R&B artist: https://730.no/jonathan-floyd-ftw/

The release of “I Morgen Er Det Glemt” also marks his second single to be added to rotation on NRK P3.

Listen now: https://orcd.co/imorgenerdetglemt

SOFIA returns to NRK P3’s playlist with new single

With over half a million streams on her first singles, SOFIA already created a huge buzz around her solo-project. Through her collaboration with Coucheron, big names such as the YouTube giant CloudKid, Nothing But Hope and Passion and 730.no got their eyes on the Norwegian talent.

SOFIA, first seen as the featured artist, singer and songwriter on Grammy-nominated Coucheron’s single “Loud”, has despite her young age already seen radio play in Norway, USA and Germany and topped the “Most Popular” list on Hype Machine. In addition she gained international attention through Clash Magazine and was highlighted as one of the live-highlights in the norwegian industry festival “Vill Vill Vest”.

Now she’s ready with her new single “I Don’t Want To Lose A Friend”. Produced by Sebastian “Coucheron” Teigen, the new single delivers a floating vibe carried by beautiful piano, electronic elements and exciting percussion. Combined with SOFIA’s breathtaking vocals “I Don’t Want To Lose A Friend” becomes a grand pop tune.

Stream: https://orcd.co/idontwanttoloseafriend