Launchpad: Lissa Lo

Miami native Lissa Lo is a musical polymath. The self-taught producer now resides in New York where she is making a name for herself as a talented writer and performer. With influences that range from Lorde and Marian Hill through to the Weeknd, Lissa is beginning to showcase a sound that is all her own….

Launchpad: Harlequiin

Debut track ‘Melt In Olive’ introduces Rory Simmon’s new electronic music project Harlequiin to the world.

Launchpad: Drinker

This is a mature debut from a pair who know what they want to sound like and are executing it with confidence and charisma. Keep your eye on the pair throughout this year; there are more releases scheduled over the next few months.

Launchpad: Yakul

Yakul is the freshest outfit to come out of Brighton’s ever-creative climate. While we might not know much about this newly formed four-piece, what we do know is that their debut ‘Giveaway’ is a sure-fire winner for listeners with a soft spot for modern jazz and future soul. You could align Yakul quite nicely alongside…

Launchpad: Melis

Some of you may recognise Melis Soyaslanová as one-half of electronic pop duo IYES, but over the past five years, this Berlin-via-Brighton artist has been carefully amassing a set of production skills. The end result is ‘Love Song Idea’, a sweet and solemn sketch that was written, recorded and produced by Melis, and so gives us…

Launchpad: Satori Blue

“Give a little empathy / show a little love, a little heart for me” sings Sarah, one half of Seattle upstart Satori Blue. The duo is completed by Chancellor, the beat-smith behind the buttons. According to the indie pair, we can expect to hear some of Chancellor’s own vocals on subsequent Satori releases. There’s a…

Launchpad: AMERY

AMERY’s debut single ‘So Good’ is a swirling vortex of pumping bass, effervescent organ, and crisp guitars. With sounds that draw from soul, funk and jazz AMERY employs a contemporary ear for both arrangement and melody writing. The hook is catchy enough to have you humming all day but understated enough that you’ll want to…

Launchpad: Charles

Red. Green. Gold. – Never have three colours sounded quite so tasty. London-based crooner Charles imbues every note with an emotional charge that pulls you in and keeps you rolling with the flow of his new single. It’s probably the strongest debut single I’ve heard this year, with sizzling analogue instrumentation and brazen electronic samples…

Launchpad: Lia Lia

Lia Lia is an emerging alt-pop songwriter based out of Berlin. Her debut single ‘OLYMP’ is gaining traction amongst the blog community and showcases Lia Lia’s clear talent. A brash electronic beat sits underneath rhythmic, arpeggiated synths. It’s equal parts nostalgia and fresh, fluid songwriting. Lazy melodies glide atop the track, punctuating the record with…