New Music Highlights – 02nd of June 2017: Noga Erez, Trentemøller, Christian Löffler


Dear friends,

Noga Erez’s powerful and promising debut may be called ‘Off The Radar’. But the promising artist is causing lots of blips throughout the Electro-Indie Pop scene.

For a second time around Trentemøller teams up with jennylee bringing us an Indie/Electronic shifter with ‘Hands Down’.

We are also going to take things of the beaten track here and highlight a perfect example of cross genre collaboration. Between Post Hardcore band Blackout Problems and Electronic producer Christian Löffler on his track ‘Haul’.

Need more suggestions? Happy to oblige! See more interesting releases highlighted below.

Your finetuners

Noga Erez
Off The Radar (City Slang)

Ladies and gentleman, meet renegade experimentalist Noga Erez, a Pop artist in the purest sense. Born and living just outside Tel Aviv, Erez’s freewheeling songs are energised by the politics that surround her directly and indirectly by the whole world, but are also anchored in a desire to make as many people as possible feel. This is politically charged pop exploded out onto a universal stage. Inspired by strong artistic figures such as Björk and MIA, as well as everyone from Frank Ocean to Radiohead to Kendrick Lamar to FKA Twigs, Erez is the definitive sound of the world we live in today. For Erez, music is at its best when it allows for both presence and absence. ‘I have this idea of giving people moments of thought and inspiration, and at the same time giving moments of escapism and fun.’ That is, after all, what all Pop music should do, and what Noga Erez is here to fearlessly master!

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Naboo (Majestic Casual Records)
Electronic / Pop

Majestic Causal Records’ Moglii releases his first album, including all the great singles that appeared over the past months + 3 complete new tracks!


Monkey Bars SINGLE (feat. Claire Ridgely) (Majestic Casual Records)
Electronic / Pop

Very successful Canadian artist Robotaki releases a new single via Majestic Casual Records after reaching billions of listeners on Spotify with former tracks!

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JC Laurent
Protocol Zero EP (Hidden Recordings)

A Hidden Recordings mainstay, JC Laurent’s once again combines his admiration and respect for Detroit’s gritty past with a modern touch that makes his Techno / House sound all his own!

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Point G
The Point G Experience (Point G)
Deep House

The Point G Experience is a masterclass from one of France’s greatest house music artists, Point G, aka DJ Gregory (Darsa). Released on 22 May, this album is released both as a full DJ mix and an unmixed collection, and contains his much sought after vinyl-only EPs alongside new material!


Phil Weeks
It’s The Inside That Counts SINGLE (Eats Everything Reebeef) (Robsoul)

Huge classical House rework by UK producer Eats Everything of the classic Phil Weeks ‘It’s The Inside That Counts’!


Hands Down (feat. jennylee) SINGLE (In My Room)

The new single sees Trentemøller team up with jennylee of Warpaint – the LA based Indie Rock outfit!

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Intergalactic Lovers
Between The Lines SINGLE (Grand Hotel Van Cleef)
Alternative / Pop / Rock

Belgian Indie Rockers Intergalactic Lovers that sound is compared with bands like Feist, PJ Harvey und Yeah Yeah Yeahs release a new single via recommended German label Grand Hotel Van Cleef!


Vita Bergen
Retriever (Glitterhouse Records)
Alternative / Indie Pop / Power Pop

Since the debut album ‘Disconnection’ was released in 2015, and with the P3 Guld award nomination for Best Pop, international record contract the band has managed to play over 100 shows and sold-out tours. Now Vita Bergen will release their second album ‘Retriever’!

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Blackout Problems & Christian Löffler
Haul SINGLE (Ki Records)

Coop between Christian Löffler and the German Post Hardcore Band Blackout Problems who did one song together which was intentionally a remix for Christian’s Song ‘Haul’. Blackout Problems are regulary playing this song in their live-shows and many people were asking for it in a recorded version!


Emil Amos
Filmmusik (Pelagic Records)

Emil Amos is not only the drummer of Om, Grails, Liliacs & Champagne, and singer and guitarist of Holy Sons, but a true multi- instrumentalist. ‘Filmmusik’ is the first album he has ever issued under his own name. After a career that’s stretched over 50 records over the last 20 years on many esteemed underground labels (Drag City, Thrill Jockey, Temporary Residence, Southern, Robotic Empire, Neurot), Amos brings together all of his signature sonic styles under one record’s concept!


Ukulele Dub Society
Uke Pot, Vol. 1 (phazz-a-delic)
World / Jazz / Electronic

After the successful debut album ‘Ukulism’ and the edgy cover versions Ukulele Dub Society now release a full length cover-version-album as a kind of a band compilation!


The Tidal Sleep
Be Water (This Charming Man Records)
Grunge / Hardcore / Punk

The new album from Germanys top of the foodchain-modern Hardcore outfit. ‘Be Water’ seems to be a bit more experimental than the last pieces of work the guys did, but definetely catches the ‘The Tidal Sleep vibe’ and shoves it to a whole new level!

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Reflections Of A Floating World (Stickman Records)
Progressive Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Rock

It’s time to get euphoric. With Elder’s fourth album (and second for Stickman Records), an epic piece of Rock music will be released unto the world. Six monumental songs, huge in sound, each of them their own cosmic expedition. Guest musicians Michael Samos and Mike Risberg have added additional guitars, pedal steel and keyboards to the trio, making Elder’s sound more voluminous than ever, and the influences found here range from 70s Prog dinosaurs such as Yes, King Crimson or Pink Floyd to their kindred spirits Motorpsycho or 35007!

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Impassable Fears (Svart Records)
Doom Metal / Experimental Rock

Drone/Doom supergroup feat. members of Torture, Sunn0 and Mayhem. After their debut on Southern Lord in 2007, this is the trio’s second album with 6 tracks!

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Funker Vogt
Code of Conduct (RepoRecords)
Goth / Industrial / Synthpop

Four years after the release of their last album ‘Companion in Crime’, Funker Vogt are finally back. Along with their new singer, Chris L.(Agonoize / The Sexorcist), they present the new single ‘Der letzte Tanz’ followed by a new album called ‘Code of Conduct’. The band around Gerrit Thomas and Rene Dornbusch proves again that they still belong to the top of the EBM- and industrial-scene. Funker Vogt present themselves more complex and more vital than ever. Funker Vogt issues the command to dance!

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