First Listen: “Barbaric” by Petite Meller

The Parisian born starlet, whose extraordinary videos have also shown her to be one of the most thought provoking and visually striking artists, has written the treatment, once again, for Barbaric and will shoot in Miami at the ned of this month. Prepare to be dazzled.

Petite will also play her biggest London show to date at Heaven on October 15. The Heaven show follows Petite’s recent show stopping performance at Latitude Festival – described by The Times as ‘pure joy’ – and equally bewitching appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Truly she is like no other.

Petite Meller’s music explodes with an uninhibited, joyful exuberance; infectious pop songs in which dizzy drum beats collide with the sounds of early Paul Simon, seventies disco and jazz. Meller grew up between Paris and Tel Aviv, but for the past year has called London home, while working on the songs that make up her debut album. A hugely visual artist, she adores French new wave cinema and Italian directors Antonioni, Pasolini and Fellini.


Video Premiere: “Ride” by Lowell featuring Icona Pop

Available now, ‘Ride’ is an emphatic feminist pop anthem about rebellion and empowerment, whilst remaining youthful and carefree. The Guardian described the track as “a punchy, infectious sound-of-the-summer contender”. Of ‘Ride’, Lowell said: 

“Ride” is for everyone out there who has been called “abrasive” for being bold, a “rebel” for rioting, a “shit-disturber” for disrupting the status quo, and, most of all, for all the bad-asses who get called “bitchy” for being BOSS.”


Introducing… Villette


tte is the solo project of Siné Buyuka, an Abkhazian dance music DJ and producer from Istanbul. Currently residing in London, she has been performing since 2010 and warmed up for the likes of The XX, Metronomy,Jan Blomqvist, Digitalism and John Talabot in her hometown. She produced remixes for Hauschka, Ambassadeurs and Booka Shade. She launched her electronic music label Injazero Records in 2014. She works as a freelance music journalist and runs the music blog Indie UK.

Before the release of her debut EP ‘Crossed Wires’ on November 20 on her label, Villette offers this mellow dance tune as a free download. While feeling the presence of fall, she is reminiscing about the summer and the sunshine with this melancholic house track. Sampling and pitching down Jasmine Thompson’s vocals from her Imagine Dragons cover, she turns the original to a perfect warm up tune ready for the dance floor. Adding groove and energy, she keeps things dark but hopeful.

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