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Listen, playlists, 2015-04-06

The European Selection

This week we thought of presenting a blend of cultures in our WNM playlist. Each of our featured artists are from a different European country offering a taste of what influence our cultures can have on music. So sit back, press play and enjoy the ride.

 

Cheers, LA

Audio Dope - Cream

I had the opportunity of meeting Audio Dope and his passion for music was the first thing that truly caught my attention. This Swiss artist from Basel is making a real presence in Switzerland's music scene. Let 'Cream' be the intro to your Monday.

Jamie xx - Loud Places (ft Romy)

This beautiful piece from Jamie xx alongside Romy, also known as members of The xx, absolutely kill this track. They were definitely the right choice representing the UK this week. The song speaks for itself.

First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining

The Swedish folk-duo made up of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg have a beautiful sound that has caught not only Sweden's but international attention. Their song 'My Silver Lining' is a magical piece to let your mind wander a bit. So let it. That's what Mondays are for right?

Lescop - La Forêt

I'll be honest, I've played this song a number of times in the past month and I am still not tired of it (I can almost sing, albeit dreadfully, all the lyrics). Lescop is a French artist from Châteauroux and it was only appropriate for him to represent France in this weeks playlist.

The Van Jets - Two Tides of Ice

Belgium's The Van Jets just recently released the incredibly fun video of 'Two Tides of Ice' from their new debut album 'Welcome to Strange Paradise' which will be released on the 17th of April. Some members of the WNM team got to see them last week and the feedback on their performance was only positive.

October Dance - Tina Weymouth

It might not be October but this art pop band from Denmark just makes you want to move. So let them. Their sound is great and works as an ode to that outlandish period in time: the 80's. Relish in times past but definitely not forgotten by the music industry.

El Guincho - Bombay

…and to reach your peak of dance (if that's how you roll of course), we have El Guincho from Spain. I absolutely adore this piece. Both their sound and their slightly psychedelic video can only serve to make you smile. Even on a Monday. Just saying.