The essentials, the classics, the unforgettable: our 2018 Year In Review begins with a selection of 10 outstanding albums, from Neon Niteclub’s funky basslines to LukHash’s unavoidable chiptune!
Simply an amazing album, able to seduce starting the first notes, that will stay in the memories for long. With Strong, Jekk proves that they're able to reach the top, by delivering a magic & mesmerizing #pop!
- #disco #funk
On 'Blue Electric Eyes', Neon NiteClub orchestrates a fruitful encounter between a #nostalgic #80s #disco feeling and some heavy #funk basslines created to set fire to the dancefloor!
Filled with dreamy sounds that feel like summer and inspired by 90's lofi hip-hop beats, 'Sun-drenched Vol. 1 (Her Summer Mixtape)' is a true #dreampop gem from The Ambient Light that you won't get bored too soon!
An incredible #folk effort called 'Tall Pines & Tangled Vines' in which Canadian folk duo The Rabbits evocate their gentle, fun and soothing folk music universe that they have been working on since their debut EP 'Avocado Ginger Tree'!
With 'Fragments: Disclosure', So Far As I Know deliver a majestic #postrock monument, where atmospheric guitar riffs merge with musical influences from all around the world, taking you on a timeless journey!
- #chiptune #electropop
If it's no news that LukHash is an absolute master of the #chiptune genre, his album 'Ghosts' proves that he's still got a lot of creativity to express! From his electronic mechanics, he twists his #chiptune melodies with #dubstep or #drumandbass influences, all for our ultimate pleasure!
- #world #reggae
Quentin Hannappe shares on his eponymous album a socially-aware & pacifist #reggae, filled with good vibes and #world #roots influences he brought from Caribbean and Africa!
Saint Anyway's album 'Two' gathers all the very best from traditional country #folk music: high-energized #banjo riffs, #happy vocals singing thoughtful songs and cheerful #strings or #harmonicas melodies crafted to brighten up your day!
Touching subjects like love, cats and sci-fi, 'Excuses for the Common Man' was never meant to be a traditional #indierock album. It's a well-crafted balance between vintage sounds from the mid-60s & contemporary #indie, with a single watchword: originality!
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- #pop #alternativerock
Bursting with a passionate and energetic #alternativerock sound on 'Fire, Fire' or 'Dance Till I'm Younger', or with a soft and appeasing #pop melodies on 'Chances', The Devil Music Co. highly deserve to grab a spotlight as one of the most talented newcomers of the year!
- #dreampop #shoegaze
Coming straight from Southern California, Pure Mids' unique #shoegaze & #dreampop mix is a subtle blend of #psychedelic #rock guitar riffs and soothing vocal harmonies, resulting in an unforgettable sound!
- #poprock #alternativerock
The Big Infinite uses its heady #alternativerock & #poprock sound to give a hand to those who struggle and to deliver a message of hope, love & compassion: in the end, isn't why music is here for?
Before anything, Fleurie's music is an incredible #atmospheric soundscape where she finds a balance between contemporary #folk & electronic #pop, enhanced with her breathtaking voice.
An highly-concentrated mix of British #indie & US #rock influences, skillfully proportioned with textured vocals & an infectious #indierock sound. The recipe's name? Always The Alibi!
- #dreampop #indierock
While self-describing his music as intriguing and down to earth, Cartel Vail manages to stand out with his unique & creative productions, on which he cleverly ads his heady chorus!
A splash of #indiepop sweetness, enhanced by futuristic #electro sounds: Ping Pong Club is a band of musical explorers, ready to take you on a journey through their unique universe!
- #electropop #rnb
Strong #electropop beats that have nothing to be ashamed of when compared to well-known artists. A perfectly mastered & addictive #rnb flow. Seriously, how could we imagine a top of 2018's best newcomers without XNOVA?
For MoKa, the love of music knows no boundaries. While Kahuser drops a raw & impressive #hiphop flow, Mark soothes their music with his heady voice, both creating an international blend of afro-latino harmonies!