cciittyy, “need you tonight”

cciittyy, “need you tonight”

Monthly Hits has just released the incredible “Need You Tonight” from CCIITTYY and it’s an essential listen if you like emotive electronic sounds. The duo has moved from strength to strength since they first emerged as an act, and the summer saw them release the stunning “Still On My Mind.”

Combining soul-searching vocals with slightly retro synth patterns and brooding beats, CCIITTYY have really honed their pop hybrid signature. As we edge towards 2019, we can expect further musical goodness from this pair throughout the incoming twelve months.

For now, check this out.

oij, “seconds away from love”

oij, “seconds away from love”

The seriously talented OIJ is taking centre stage with another new single release. He has had great successes with his Wabi Sabi EP and “Back To The Start” featuring GIA KOKA, and now brings us “Seconds Away From Love.”

It takes a fresh direction to some of his previous tracks, and is given a deep, cinematic energy that seems to claw its way through the speakers. Expansive melodies and steadily progressing electronic washes mean that “Seconds Away From Love” has a meaningful and somewhat haunting quality.

Take a listen to it here.

zendr & james chatburn, “simply no better”

zendr & james chatburn, “simply no better”

Shining brightly over on Absent Mind this week is the new single from ZENDR and singer/songwriter James Chatburn. It is the second time ZENDR has released on the newly established label, and we love this latest offering.

Once again ZENDR brings out soulful, jazz-inspired notes into this production, whilst Chatburn does a glorious job of allowing his tones to fill the space in between brass-led riffs and smooth electronic transitions.

Be sure to check out this collaboration right away for a dreamy end to the week.

maybon, “better with you”

maybon, “better with you”

Just released on Sony Music Norway is “Better With You,” the latest slice of electronic goodness from Maybon. With a whole host of wonderful sounds under his belt, the producer is back for more with this track that features Temmpo.

It is somewhat darker than some of his previous works and will pull you in under its enticing spell. Riddled with slow-transitioning synths and powerful vocals from Temmpo, this is well worth a listen. Maybon says: “‘Better With You’ is about how you feel better when you’re with that one special person. We all have someone who can lift us when we’re having a bad day – and the song is about that feeling.” 

You can stream it here.

palastic, “goldmine”

palastic, “goldmine”

Giving us some much-needed summery sounds this week is PALASTIC, a production duo based out of Vienna. They are growing a solid fan base thanks to their richly musical tunes, and they have piano, drumming and guitar skills between them. This week’s track is “Goldmine,” and we’re hitting repeat on it.

Warm electronic notes support its pop-tinged vocals beautifully, and crisp notes of percussion in all the right places add some bite to proceedings. The pair says: “We love this track! Written in the first sunny days of spring surrounded by good vibes, the mood easily translated into this upbeat, contagious song that we are very excited to release!”

Hear it below.