Tycho (real name Scott Hansen and also known as ISO50 for his photographic and design work) is an American musician, composer, songwriter and producer based in San Francisco. His new album ‘Simulcast’ is out now on Ninja Tune.
Melanie Velarde is a Berlin-based artist field recordings, objects, voices and instruments. This track comes form Melanie’s ‘Bez’ album, released on RVNG Intl. Before released, ‘Bez’ was originally broadcast as a continuous mix of all new and original Music from Velarde during RVNG’s Rinse FM takeover in 2018. The ‘Bez’ project was part of Commend NYC’s ‘Commend See’ series, and launched the Commend There sub-label. Commend NYC is the Lower East Side record shop run by RVNG’s Matt Werth, established in 2016.
Carol Rich (born Anne-Lyse Caille) is a Swiss singer, best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1984, Rich made her first appearance in the Swiss Eurovision Song Contest selection, where her song ‘Tokyo Boy’ ranked seventh place. When later released as a single, the b-side to ‘Tokyo Boy’ was this track ‘Computered Love’. The song is now being re-released as part of an all new compilation by Décalé. and Bongo Joe Records, which places the spotlight on the Swiss experimental and electronic scene of the ‘80s and the early ‘90s.
sir Was is Swedish. I know nothing more. His new ‘Letter EP’ serves as a post-script to his recent second album ‘Holding On To a Dream’. The new ‘Letter EP’ comes out on British indie-label Memphis Industries on 28 February.
Accra-based vocalist Ghanaian vocalist Bryte collaborates again with Mina and Tarquin for ‘Ice Cream’, lead track from the 4-song EP ‘R&S presents: More Time Records Vol. 1’. A fun mix of Ghanaian-beats with UK grime. Out now on R & S Records.
‘Ema by the Sea’ is Joseph Carvell’s debut album under his Pink Shabab moniker. Joseph is a bass player and singer/songwriter from London, and bassist of indie pop quartet Batsch. The new album is available now on the Berlin-based Karaoke Kalk label.
Debut single of The Newcomer on Astro Nautico, from the forthcoming ‘Inner Being’ (due Summer 2019). The Newcomer is Jonathan Pritchard (former alias Young Montana?). The Newcomer moniker surfaced incognito in early 2017 and I cannot find any more details. Available from Bandcamp.