Sleazy Beats

Bildschirmfoto 2014-02-24 um 20.31.53After the quick demise of Witch House and Sea-Punk’s losing its popularity, the deliberately trashy, overly emotional and teenage-y face of underground electronic music has surfaced. The new sub-genre combines an attitude of 90’s boy bands and Mariah Carey-y heartbrokenness, inspiration from adolescent love stories, video/computer/console games, basketball courts, imagery of tribal tattoos, roses and modified cars with processed or auto-tuned vocals and hip hop/dance music with strong ambient undertones and sometimes with a Latin American take.

Here is our picks of love-hurt boys and girls:

PALMISTRY – CATCH

Palmistry is a South London-based producer, who has worked with Triad God on his previous and upcoming releases. “Catch” is his first solo release from Mixpak Records.

E+E – FIRE GUTღ

E+E is a producer from Los Angeles releasing independently on Bandcamp.

YUNG SHERMAN – C2SL VOL. 5

Member of Gravity Boys, Yung Sherman hails from Stockholm.

SHLOHMO & JEREMIH – NO MORE

Not obscure at all, but WeDidIt Collective producers Shlohmo and Jeremih quite often answer to our description. “No More” is their freshly released collaboration.

FOREST – CLOSE TO AWAKE

Forest is a mysterious (at least for now) producer. There is not much information available about them apart from their Youtube channel and Tumblr blog.

ECCO2K – MIRAGE (Prod. by ALOEGARTEN)

ECCO2K and Alóegarten are also members of Stockholm based Gravity Boys.

o F F Love – EVERYDAY (PROBABLY LOVED)

Paris/Berlin based, bandana-bedecked o F F Love has a distinct ghostly and melancholic sound.

MERELY – HELIOTROPE (SUN ANGELS REMIX)

Merely from Gothenburg and Sun Angels from London meet on this dance track rework.

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