Aaron Levitt

Anushka – Yes Guess

Anushka exploded onto our radar last week when her track Yes Guess was played on Gilles Peterson’s 6 Music show. Despite Peterson’s claims of a summer anthem in the making, he kept quiet on any extra details so we did some digging.

New Release: Maya Jane Coles DJ-Kicks

This time last year I must admit I wasn’t the biggest fan of House Music, put off by its minimal and repetitive side. Little did I know there is much more to it than that and that a resurgence was well under way, with a bass-heavy and club-friendly variety. Maya Jane Coles is now at the forefront of this resurgence making her a perfect candidate for the latest instalment in the DJ-Kicks compilation series.

New Artist: One Little Plane

One Little Plane combines the singer-songwriting talent of Kathryn Brint with the production of Keiran Hebden (a.k.a Four Tet) to form a quite charming slice of Acoustic-Pop. It’s a far cry from Hebden’s solo material and surprising release for his Text label But if there’s one thing we’ve learnt about Hebden, it’s his eclectic taste

New Artist: Oliver Tank

While he may be making waves in his native Australia, Oliver Tank remains a fairly unknown entity in these parts. Probably the best way to describe his music is using his own words: accessible tracks disguised in a more interesting instrumentation. Accessible because they definitely have some pop sensibilities, but are given a twist by his own electronic production, like other newcomers Polica.

New Artist: Dan Croll

Here’s a nice one to sit back to on a Sunday evening. Dan Croll came to our attention thanks to his activity with one our favourite labels, Communion. Whether he’s signed to them or not is not entirely clear, but he’s appeared at a few of their nights and also features on their recent compilation New Faces, showcasing a host of their own artists and some talented friends.