Named in homage to Saint-Exupéry and the airmail, Courrier Sud is a one-way ticket to the stars. With his feet in Paris and his heart in Casablanca, his hometown, Rayane's music is also rich in his double culture; a pop with electronic sounds, a sunny and soaring rhythm, a candid and melancholic tone. Claiming influences from Tellier, Air and Gainsbourg, he is also inspired by oriental nights and by his passion for astrology.
In 2020, Courrier Sud participated in the compilation of the Parisian label Kitsuné with his first track in French Sur Ma Bossa . He appears the same year on the compilation of Bon Entendeur with the sunny You Be The Sun . Courrier Sud takes off this year by signing his first EP on Délicieuse Records . The tracks were produced at Motorbass , the mythical studio of Philippe Zdar, whose work has always influenced Rayane.
Last November young Australian producer Frazier Blue got us dreaming with ‘Baby Blue’ , and with his latest release ‘Cryboy’ he further emphasizes this point with a vibrant and addictive collection of sounds and sweet jams that simply cannot be ignored.
The 21-year-old artist from Sydney produces, records and mixes his songs in his own bedroom, but it’s so well done you would think this came straight out of a recording studio. ‘Cryboy’ combines smooth lyrics with almost fuzzy sounding vocals that tie his music into what a dream would sound like, keeping us warm with his bittersweet melodies. With this being just his second single, Frazier Blue has definitely left a mark with this song, and we’re only more excited to see what he has up his sleeve. Great news, he’s currently working on his debut EP we’ll be releasing on Nice Guys Records. Keep an ear out for him but for now, escape into the world of ‘Cryboy’.
Singer and multi-instrumentalist, Sinqa was born and lives in Paris. He writes, records, and produces all his music himself. The young producer already has the groove and the feeling of an old hand and delivers infectious music with concise guitar licks, bursts of synths and mellow vocals conjuring a hypnotic and mellow feel.
'Listen Up' , his new single extract from his upcoming EP 'Venom' , will take only a few bars before you’re swept away by a fierce groove. A dreamy and emotional ballad yet incredibly groovy, the perfect partner in crime for warmer seasons incoming.
We’re super thrilled to release his upcoming EP ‘Venom’ on Nice Guys Records, a rich production, alternating between devastating beat, almost dark, and dreamy sounds. We could stop there but how not to mention this unique voice grain which also oscillates between round and warm bass and graceful flights.
Kirk Francis comprises Jack O’Hea and Josh Best-Shaw. Having first met at Falmouth University in 2017, the pair struck up an instant rapport that would result in many a late-night session, often involving green tea and delay pedals.
The pair combine elements from their individual musical backgrounds of dream-pop, psychedelic pop and shoegaze, whilst drawing on influences such as MGMT, Tame Impala, Tears for Fears and My Bloody Valentine. Their lyrical content peruses themes of self-reflection, nostalgia and stoicism in a changing world, whilst the pairing of airy guitar melodies with warm 80s synth lines is fundamental to the sound of Kirk Francis.
'Ophelia' is a melancholic and intimate song, full of delicious details and harmonies, that is both delicate and seductive. Please press play.
Michael Lituchy and Korean American artist Daniel Belgrad of Vern Matz wrote 'Funny Water' , a track driven by different layers of acoustic guitars, gently fuzzed-out, and driving drums that provide fresh energy to the whole.
The track is the second single after 'Fish Tank' , leading up to the full-length release 'Another Land' set for a release in April through Nice Guys Records .
Odd tasting water and jangly acoustic guitars set the stage for 'Funny Water ', a song that moves in slow motion but rushes by. As if looking back on life through a kaleidoscope, Vern's world is slanted and enchanted: a modern love note to 90s slacker jams and lost loves.