What can’t this guy do? He produces, sings, writes and records everything he does; BOOTS, and his ever growing repertoire of killer tracks. Showing his versatility both as a singer and a producer ‘Ride Ride Ride’ is a spacious ballad with crisp drums, smooth synths and seductive attitude. Whilst ‘Alright’ takes things to another level with its intense, unrelenting soundscape and witty lyrics. ‘Alright’ is his most experimental track to date, BOOTS’ cacophonous flow is broken by a thick jazz intersection that changes the tracks entire persona – he’s pushing his sound. Pick your favourite (if you can) below!

Here at PB we’re constantly looking out for progressive artists who want to push boundaries; those who stick their heads out and try something a little different. Someone who is beginning to fill that criteria is Coleman Hell, a Toronto based singer who shakes things up on ‘Venezuela’. Whilst maintaining a straight pop aesthetic, the track challenges itself with a distinct vocal approach and skittering electronics which merge to create a rather surreal soundscape. This is kind of left.

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Brighton duo IYES first set the blogosphere alight with ‘Til Infinity‘, a slick electro-pop number which sizzled nicely. Today the two get all sexy on us with their airy new single ‘Breathe’. Produced by themselves (with a little help from our boy MNEK), the track plays out as a smooth number with glossy synths and sensuous lyrics. Apparently it’s all about “an image in mind of a naked lady, in a jungle, with a snake wrapped around her” – yeah, cool. That aside – reckon these guys are on to something here, listen up.

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Maryland duo abhi//dijon return with a sweet sounding, lo-fi number called ‘Let You Know’. Following up their former new  single ‘twelve‘, their latest offering is a brooding number filled with snappy electronics and a warm, hazy vocals. You’ll be jamming in no time at all. These guys are fire.

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London producer/vocalist Ben Khan has been blazing the blogosphere with his experimental infusion of R&B and electronica on tracks like ‘Eden‘ and ‘Savage‘ over the past year. Last night, we saw a different side to him; ‘Youth’ showcases a certain vulnerability, the sombre opening gradually intensifies as pounding drums, snazzy synths and Ben’s lush vocals are added into the mix. Get ready for summer guys, this is huge! His 1992 EP drops May 5.

Meet Delooze, and her incredibly stirring brand of future pop. Her latest single ‘Deathstar’, is given a refreshing makeover by this stellar remix which sees her illustrious vocals take flight over the elaborate electronic soundbed penned by Portugal, The Man, who brings it all together quite nicely.

Delooze is also embarking on a UK Tour in support of her forthcoming LP titled Glass Army out April 14th; check out the dates after the jump.

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Take a look at Blood Orange performing ‘You’re Not Good Enough’ at last months Converse Gig at the legendary 100 Club in London. I was fortunate enough to attend the show and as my first experience of watching Dev perform – I was legit blown away. Its refreshing (and increasingly rare) to see such an incredible songwriter/producer command such a performance on stage. Our guy has some serious moves.

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British producer Evian Christ has shared a stream of his latest EP ahead of its March 18 release on Tri-Angle. Featuring four new tracks, Joshua Leary’s mind still seems to be occupying the space it was in during his Yeezus experience. Truth is ‘I’m In It’ is child’s play compared to these grimacing rap beats. Built on industrial 808′s, icy snares and with enough aggro to warrant a few rounds on GTA – our guy is not fucking around.

Head over to his website for a full stream.

Shlohmo & Jeremih are pretty smart dudes; this pairing they’ve devised is going to undoubtedly bring in some serious coin this summer and beyond. Just take a look at the two of them performing their latest joint ‘No More’ at The FADER Fort at SXSW presented by Converse. As one of my favoured electronic producers Shlohmo rarely puts a step wrong, and I have nothing but eternal respect for how Jeremih flipped the switch on his career since that debut single; although that said – his vocals during this performance weren’t the sharpest.

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JUNGLE, the ever mysterious outfit from London have announced the release of their debut, self-titled LP which is out sooner than you think. The 12-track long player will feature previously heard singles ‘The Heat‘, ‘Platoon‘, ‘Lucky I Got What I Want‘, ‘Drops‘ and ‘Busy Earnin‘ alongside fresh, new material. Watch the uber cool album trailer up top and preorder the album here; peep the tracklisting below,  and cop the album come July 14.

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