Your new favorite artists might be in here. Under The Current brings you releases from artists that you need to know, but probably don’t know yet.
This week we have an eclectic mix of talented artists. From electro-pop to acid house to melodic bass, to a remix you really didn’t see coming, whatever your mood is, we have some fresh music for you.
Check out our favorite new releases below, and stream our entire Freshly Picked Beats playlist, featuring these tracks and more.
Kennedi – better
Based in LA via small-town Minnesota, Kennedi melds autotune drenched vocals with pop and hip-hop tendencies but delivers the poetic and personal lyrics of a singer-songwriter. Her newest release “better” is an infectious track that precedes her upcoming tour supporting massive breakout artist Bea Miller.
SONDR – So Blue
This is the remix that I never knew I needed, but can’t live without now that it exists. It turns one of my favorite songs to play drunk at house parties into a dark house banger that I will still probably play while drunk at a house party.
For anyone who grew up in the 90s, Blue Da Ba Dee probably brings back some great memories. It was one of our first introductions to dance music! 20 years on we thought it would be a fun challenge to re-work the song with a modern twist so we reached out to Gabry Ponte from Eiffel 65. We knew from the start we wanted to re-write a version that borrowed just the hook. . . We are honoured that Eiffel 65 allowed us to release our version and hope that existing fans will enjoy the nostalgia while new fans will discover one of the most infectious melodies of all time!” – SONDR
Diana Gordon – Becoming
Visionary artist Diana Gordon is a singer, songwriter, and producer from New York City. She uses her powerful vocals, innovative sound, and creative songwriting to craft music that is both emotionally striking and gleefully fun and addicting. Her newest track “Becoming” is a life-affirming track that celebrates becoming the person she has always wanted to be; working hard, in control of her life and bringing her family with her.
George Kwali – Feel The Heat
Even if you haven’t heard Brighton-based George Kwali’s name, you’ve probably heard his music. He’s teamed up with fellow Brightonian Kideko for two huge releases that have seen support worlwide, including from tastemakers like Pete Tong and Annie Mac. His newest track “Feel The Heat” is an absolute club filler, marking the end of festival season and the beginning of the club days of winter.
Roman Candles – Down For Marshall
Birmingham producer Roman Candles is at the forefront of a new wave of breakthrough female artists, with her newest release landing on Freakin’ 909’s official ADE compilation. The impeccable production delivers the perfect blend of acid house and funk, with an old school, Chicago house style vocal from the ‘Father of House’ himself, Marshall Jefferson.
“I was listening to a lot of old-school Chicago House & Acid and wanted to produce a track with that feel but with modern production techniques. I wanted to pay homage to the origins of House music and with Marshall being one of the fathers of the genre, I was drawn to his vocals straight away”. – Roman Candles
Popeska – Got It All
After a three year hiatus, Popeska has returned with a fresh new sound that follows his years of personal growth away from the scene. “Got it All” is the second release from his upcoming album RAMBLINGS, a collection of his passion projects, sonic experimentations, and heartfelt music he produced privately since his 2016 EP Spirit Animals.
Charlie Crown – Loud & Wild (ft Kinck)
Miami-based producer Charlie Crown is back with a new moniker after making a name for himself as Flapo, intent with building a larger following with an improved sound. “Loud & Wild” is a future bass anthem featuring the vocals of Danish-Senegalese singer Kinck.
MitiS – Shattered EP
After collaborating with his good friend Seven Lions on the massive melodic house track “Break the Silence” Feat. RBBTS, MitiS is back with his first solo release on Ophelia Records.
“This EP I felt a lot of growth as a producer. I stepped out of what I’m used to and really dug into the songwriting side of things – not just production. The songs, especially “Shattered,” mean a lot to me. “RUNN” really portrayed the message of the instrumental I had sent over to her. I’ve been playing it out for a few months around the world and every time it’s gotten such an emotional reaction, which is exactly what I was looking for” – MitiS
Daktyl – Chaos Control & Ku Ring Gai
Following a creative retreat to Patagonia to focus on developing his craft, Daktyl has returned with a pair of incredibly complex and eclectic singles that signify both his artistic growth and evolution. “Chaos Control” and “Ku Ring Gai” mark Daktyl’s indie artist debut, harnessing full creative control of his music and featuring the vocals of Lily Kershaw in the former and Daktyl’s own vocals in the latter.
These are just a few of the songs in the newest update to Freshly Picked Beats. Be sure to check out the Spotify playlist in its entirety below.
Featured Image: Diana Gordon (credit: Kelly Jeffrey)