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Spacette captures Los Angeles in new single "City Of Gold"

Spacette sincerely captures the spirit of Los Angeles via a single that is just as breezy-glitzy as the city: “City Of Gold” is a slow sonic ride laced with zipping electric guitar licks, a smog-thick bassline, and Bowie-esque vocals as cool as you desire them. There is a simplicity to “City Of Gold” that is endearing: the song is medicinal even because the track’s pace remains steady and groovy enough to keep one swaying past ill thoughts, soothing the mind with its subtle harmonies and synth underpinnings. Spacette’s new single comes as the quartet announces a self-titled debut EP set for release December 11th. Spacette is taking it all in and inviting others to do the same; stream “City Of Gold” for a familiar Los Angeles feeling enjoyed anew. - René Cobar 

   

Sun Kin debuts refreshing house single "Blue Light (Keeps Me Up at Night)"

Los Angeles-based artist Sun Kin keeps his brand of house music refreshingly alternative: with his new single “Blue Light (Keeps Me Up at Night)” featuring syrupy electric guitar leads, Caribbean rhythms, and a sugary pop aesthetic, he is very much in vogue. In the breaks in rhythm, Sun Kin uses his sharp vocals to keep the dreamy, watery texture of the music going, rippling as the beat returns. “Blue Light (Keeps Me Up at Night)” is the lead single from Sun Kin’s upcoming record After the House, out on February 12th. For the type of house music that chills the mind while firing up the body’s movement, stream “Blue Light (Keeps Me Up at Night)” below. - René Cobar

   

Sara Noelle debuts serene cover of "Emerald River Dance"

L.A’s Sara Noelle offers us her atmospheric take on Judee Sill’s “Emerald River Dance” and does the popularly covered song justice. The track is a weaving of swelling tones and nature-oriented rhythms that create a serene soundscape that is soothing for troubled minds. Noelle’s vocals have an elegance to them and emotional precision that wholly create a version of the song that belongs to her. With piano-key trickles and pulsing synths, the cover has a heartbeat of its own, and it is worth listening to; stream Sara Noelle’s cover of “Emerald River Dance” below for an ambiance to enjoy. - René Cobar

   

Ananya explores found emotions in new single "Everybody’s Lost"

Pop-star Ananya keeps her music cool, relatable, and smooth enough for plenty of easy listens: in her new single “Everybody’s Lost,” the singer-songwriter deploys a heartbeat kick drum, a rippling synth atmosphere, and her soft vocals to soothe and deliver a tune to kick back to. Ananya, originally from Mumbai and now bouncing from Los Angeles to London, is connecting continents with pop music that is universally elegant and themes of love and freedom that are easy to identify with. Stream “Everybody’s Lost” below to find a song you can treasure, a mood you can recognize. - René Cobar 

   

Jutty Taylor finds a refuge in routine with new single "Saint James"

It is not difficult to feel lost in times of uncertainty, maybe even feel forgotten, but there is a refuge in routine, and in music, so says Jutty Taylor in his new single “Saint James.” The new breezy single is driven by a bouncy bassline and a snappy drum pattern that gives pace to Taylor’s waxed-shinny falsettos. In the hooks, the atmosphere swells, and as an upbeat mood takes over, there is hope that all who wander are not lost. “Saint James” is the second single from Taylor’s debut album Little Seizures, set for release November 13th. For a moment, Jutty Taylor allows things to move along with no resistance and makes life a bit more simple; stream “Saint James” below, all will be well. - René Cobar, photo by Jessa Hills