In The Spotlight

Whale City – “There She Goes”

Consisting of Andy, Michael and Juri, this Munich-based German indie-pop trio formed in 2018. They forged an energetic pop sound which blends analog and futuristic instrumentation. Their debut single “Echo Of Joy” was released last year and hit the German Dance chart in the Stereoact remix, while their second single “Daylight” reached over 100,000 views on YouTube in two months.

Their third single release from their upcoming debut album, slated for a release in the Fall, is a scintillating and infectious pop/rock track, wrapped in shimmering 80s vibes. With perky drums, sizzling synths and a neon-soaked saxophone solo, this highly danceable jam celebrates the pastel colored tunes of the glorious 80s with Andy’s charismatic vocals completing this retro gem.

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Music History

Jaki Graham – “Set Me Free”

From her album “Breaking Away” (1986):

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New Music

Steffen Morrison – “Positivity”

With classic smooth vibes and bracing horns, this is the new single by Dutch soul brother Steffen Morrison:

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Diplomats Of Solid Sound – “Fool”

Formed over 18 years ago in Iowa City, this five-piece funk and soul band is a skilled recording and songwriting powerhouse. Since debuting with their single “Bullfrog Boogaloo” in 2001, they have released three albums as an instrumental outfit and in 2006 added vocalist trio The Diplomettes. They’ve had their music featured in a slew of TV shows, as well as earning 22 million streams on Spotify.

With the The Diplomettes sounding like a legendary 60s female soul group, their latest single is dipped in classic Motown tones. Its retro beat, groovy guitars and vintage brass conjure up an image of sitting around a portable record player in your childhood room, spinning 45s. Taken from their upcoming album “A Higher Place”, due to drop on June 21, this is a sumptuous source of sanguine soul.

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Music History

Alexander O’Neal – “In The Middle”

From his album “Love Makes No Sense” (1993):

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New Music

Black Honey – “I Don’t Ever Wanna Love”

With a dark, cinematic 60s sound, this is the new single by British quartet Black Honey:

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