New Music Highlights – 25th of August 2017: Ólafur Arnalds, Noah Slee, Shir Khan Presents Black Jukebox 19


Dear friends,

It’s an exciting new music Friday for finetunes this week.

It’s the ten year anniversary for Olafur Arnold’s first ever released album Eulogy For Evolution which has received re-master treatment from label fellow Nils Frahm and remix work from the man himself.  Written in the early years of his music career with some of the oldest songs dating back to when he was 17, it is a remarkable album which helped to shape the modern neoclassical genre.

We have mentioned him many times over the last few months and with good reason. New Zealand’s Noah Slee finally drops his album Otherland. Noah states “What we were writing was a mixtape so it gave us no boundaries”, no boundries is exactly what you get; electronic, soul and R&B fusion that has underlying layers of quality pop. Featured names on this offering include Simon Mavin and Paul Bender from Haitus Kaiyote, seminal future-soul artist Georgia Anne Mudrow, Shiloh Dynasty, Auckland-based MC Melodownz and Brisbane multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rake.

Shir Khans Black Juke Box series is the gift that keeps on giving. If you are in the mood for some fine disco excellence check out the latest edition which features James Jackson & Siege, Tiptoes and illyus & Barrientos.

Just keep on scrolling to see some more great releases!

Your finetuners

Ólafur Arnalds
Eulogy for Evolution 2017 (Erased Tapes)
Alternative / Ambient

Get ready for the 2017 Remastered Anniversary Edition of Ólafur Arnalds Masterpiece!


Noah Slee
Otherland (Majestic Casual Records)
R&B / Pop / Electronic

The voice of Noah Slee drifts from totemic soul to the unfolding limits of pop, slung mist-like between eruptions of digital rhythm. It’s a voice that slips between three continents, that can knot into pure percussion and uncoil into a thread of falsetto in the space of a verse! Noah Slee puts it best: “It’s a truthful representation of where I’m at”


Go There (Majestic Casual Records)
Electronic / Pop
New heat by NOVAA & LO on Majestic Casual!

Various Artists 
Shir Khan Presents Black Jukebox 19 (Exploited)
Deep House / Disco House / Electronic

More disco house gold: Shir Khan presents 4 new fine cuts on Black Jukebox 19 featuring James Jackson & Siege, Tiptoes and illyus & Barrientos. Already getting support from Bicep & Eats Everything. !


We Invented Paris
Catastrophe (Spectacular Spectacular)
Alternative / Indie Pop
We Invented Paris are back with another longplayer!

Erin K
No Control (T 3 records)
Indie Pop / Pop / Singer / Songwriter
No Control is the next single and honestly, it is probably one of her best songs to date. It is truly a wonderful and unique track which sums her up to a tee. Everything from her isolated vocals at the beginning of the song to the insanely catchy outro at the end is flawless.

Glückstiraden (Tapete Records)
Zimt sind Janina (Keyboard, Gitarre, Gesang), Isabella (Bass, Gesang) und Ralf (Drums). 2015 in Augsburg gegründet, erschien 2016 ihre erste 7“-Single bei Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten. Ihr minimalistischer, fast ohne Gitarren auskommender Sound schlägt den Bogen vom frühen 80er UK-Post-Punk à la Young Marble Giants oder Marine Girls über NZ-Pop wie The Clean zum guten NDW-Underground. Hier und da gibt es sogar Krautrock-Reminiszenzen. Klingt gut? Ist es auch. Sogar sehr gut! Auch wenn Zimt fest in den DIY-Subkulturen der 1980er verwurzelt sind, gelingt ihnen etwas ganz Eigenes und Neues. Im Frühling 2017 schlossen sich Zimt im artikel 1 tonstudio/Hamburg mit einem Haufen Vintage-Keyboards ein und nahmen mit Zwanie Jonson ihr Debütalbum „Glückstiraden“ auf.

Grauer Beton (Soulforce)
Hip Hop
Neue Single von Trettmann und direkter Vorbote vom im Oktober erscheinenden Debut Album “DYI”!