The last year of the decade has gone so fast! 2019 is filled with amazing songs and it was dedicated to the development of artists that we support very often. Some of them became real artists, some stepped out of the shadow and others showed consistency. In this blog you find our superstars of the past year, let’s go! Click on the artworks for their Spotify!
First of all, Retrovision. He became a returning name at Musical Freedom and Hexagon. His attractive Future House evolved into a more accessible sound in the past year. This resulted in a collab with Jonas Blue (FRAMED with 88%) and remixes for Galantis and R3hab. A typical case of consistency, we’re a big fan of his sound!
This man introduced me to a lot more piece of fruit besides pears and apples. With his philisophy, Steve Void showed that Strange Fruits thinks that music counts, not the number of followers you got on Instagram. Out of his personal list of releases, we pick only cheerful sounds. Lovely! We hope he continues this way of producing in 2020. Even though, in our opinion, he may also create a big club banger!
For us, these guys are our favorites. They keep surprising us with music on every tempo, on every level of intensity and they keep pushing musicality from their hearts. ‘Scars’ kept in our head for the whole year, which came out in February. Mainly, we are very curious about what Sick Individuals bring us with their new record label: New Made Recordings. We think they’re about to roll out fresh ideas and a new mindset in music. When they’re ready, we are as well!
This singer, songwriter and producer from Norway is on his way to conquer the world with his electronic pop! Bodin deserves a spot in our list, because of all of his mid-tempo pearls of 2019. After a big record called ‘One In A Million’, he signed 4 (!) tracks on Strange Fruits Records. You might’ve heard one of them in Frame or Lame lately, ’237’ was FRAMED with 79%! Way to go Bodin!
Don Diablo’s Hexagon is way ahead of anybody. Nobody doubts about the strength of the Hexagonians. Hexagon’s futuristic identity turned into a cuddly image. They succeed every time to release something special and keep marching on the musical powerhouses of the scene. In fact, Hexagon deserves a mark as a major label for sure!
This beach-minded record label is one of the most steady labels out there. Their community keeps growing and they have a lot of credibility. Every song fits the concept and it’s impossible to quit listening to them. It’s so satisfying! Keep going Chill Your Mind!
Like we said before, Strange Fruits is going strong at the moment. It seems like it’s a matter of time before the label hits its first big radio hit. With Steve Void in the driver’s seat, Strange Fruits keep winning our hearts with varying releases and they’re not done yet. Love their music!
Sublabel of Revealed Recordings Gemstone is getting its own face by the time. We really love the funky songs and the mid-tempo releases, but we place question marks alongside some of Future House/EDM songs. Anyway, 2019 was only the beginning of something we’ll remember!
This banger has to be mentioned! Piece of Your Heart fits in every set and playlist, no matter if you play in the club or just want to relax. The impact was huge of this debut single of Meduza. We think this might be a record to remember for years, great one!
A special one for us: 20 and Lost. Osrin showed his magnificent producer skills this year and he is where he develops them the best: at STMPD. Besides the fact that he released 2 solo tracks this year, he did a great job on all remixes on So Far Away, Used To Love, X’s and Been There Done That. Our feeling says that we haven’t seen the best from Osrin, thrilled to hear more from him!
Our Tim. His collab with Imagine Dragons got everything: raw edges, acoustic masterpieces and a mysterious vibe. Avicii gave us so much and we’re so grateful his album is released. We think we don’t speak only for ourselves when we say that we’re going to show these pieces of art to our children in the future.
We’ve been listening to this track so many times. From start to finish we believe we’re watching the introduction of a movie at the same time. This is how a producer becomes different in comparison with others. Tim van Werd did a great job on ‘Oblivion’ and we hope that he will continue creating this kind of tracks.