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Door #21: Alex Fisher (soon to be Tiny Dolphin) – Trying Your Luck (Strokes Cover)

What do you get when you mix The Strokes with Ukulele? Usually some easy-peasy-washed-out-feel-ok-but-not-particularly-great-when-listening-version. Since it’s always tricky to try out these things – not saying you shouldn’t though – without losing the passion and grip of an original indie-rock anthem, I was quite skeptical and curious to hear this one. Alex says: Hadn’t heard my favorite strokes song covered on the…

Door #20: Reece’ntly Added – “Driving Home For Christmas…”

Reecen’tly added is quite an understatement. This playlist could easily be named “101 In Hit-Writing”, “Breaking BIG-TIME Soon” or “Still Somewhat Under The Radar”. Beyond working an incredibly talented and kind human being I love the fact that Reece can appreciate and find music in all those varied places – appreciating good songwriting when he hears it and is always hungry for…

Door #17: C.O.W. 牛 – #niuworldorder

I’ve written about these guys before and I most certainly will continue to do so in the future. After very successful media-coverage on the likes of COMPLEX, Arte TRACKS and Bandcamp Daily (much love) and the signing to the very successful and renown Munich label Compost Records, this German-Chinese producer-collective still remains a somewhat hidden gem. The playlist these gifted individuals created…

Door #12 – narou’s 1, 2 many favorites

You’ve been reading and hearing a bunch about this guy lately, and rightfully so. narou is our latest signing and we not only appreciate his songwriting, producing and singing skills, but also his fantastic taste in music. Here he put together some of his all-time favorites as well as the current that we love. Give it a spin – you won’t be…

Door #2: narou – Prophecy (feat. Hannah Jenkins)

“Vienna-born, Berlin-based producer and artist narou uses his electro-soul palette and R&B sensibility, combined with the soothing, soulful vocals of New York-born vocalist Hannah Jenkins, for his latest cut “Prophecy” as he continues to work on his upcoming EP. Jenkins takes control of the track before narou finishes strongly with vocals of his own, creating sumptuous harmonies that take the song up…

C.O.W. 牛 – Niu (feat. Miku Hatsune)

Any beat-lover who hasn’t heard about this unique producer combo gets an easy start into their work with this banger. It’s all the producers hailing from China and Germany delivered so far without a single moment of redundancy. The known atmospheric, heavy chords and bass match a beautiful melody, lifting your spirit – making you cease all the memories summer has left.…