After 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.
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.