• Posted by: Mike P on May 5, 2010

    I am really happy to announce to arrival of 3 new artists to Planet Mu. Firstly: ORIOL .

    Of Spanish and Trinidadian heritage, The Barcelona born (but Cambridge based) Oriol expanded his horizons and learnt his craft at London's broken beat related CDR (also home of Floating Points). With lush synths and a truly fresh sound evoking the summertime grooves of 80s boogie, 70s soul and mid 80s electro with a patina of nostalgia over the whole shebang. Look out for the single "Coconut Coast" (with remixes from Shortstuff, Falty DL and Jake Slazenger!) and his album "Night And Day", shortly.

    Secondly SOLAR BEARS

    Hailing from Dublin and Wicklow, Solar Bears formed in early 2009. Named after a Russian science fiction film by Andrei Tarkovsky, the band consists of John Kowalski and Rian Trench who met at sound engineering college. Sharing a love of world cinema, their music combines a number of different influences ranging from electronica to film composers like Ennio Morricone and George Delerue. Their sound is a mix of programming, acoustic instruments, synths and vintage tape machines. The freeform approach of their writing and recording lends itself to varying tones and colours. Tracks often have differing sound sources from each other creating a unique musical experience. Seeing themselves as part of the "Chillwave" or "Glo-fi" scenes, their amazing album "She was Coloured In" is released in September. Their debut E.P "Inner Sunshine" precedes it in August, also featuring remixes from Lone and Letherette.

    Lastly by no means least


    DJ Nate, born Nathan Clark, grew up in the westside of Chicago, he is an icon in the juke world for his Footwurk Traks, made for the Footwurking battles.... These traks have their roots in chicago house tracks, such as the 'dance mania' label and these youngers have taken the traks hardcore for the Footwurk kids using samples from pop and hip hop, warping them in fruityloops etc: the juke house sound has evolved into something new. This is unique, new and jarring music, giving me similar feelings to when i first heard hardcore & jungle. Nate releases his single "Hatas Our Motivation" and album "Da Trak Genious" in August and September respectively.

    Keep an eye on the discography as we will be shortly updating the release information for the rest of the year.

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