Saturday, December 15, 2018

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 20 Best EPs of 2018

20 "Metropolis" - Kornél Kovács
LABEL: Unknown to the Unknown
LOCATION: Sweden
KEY TRACK: "Panda"



19 "Burn" - Little Boots
LABEL: On Repeat Records
LOCATION: UK
KEY TRACK: "Eros" [feat. Planningtorock]



18 "We Share Our Blood" - Ouri
LABEL: Ghostly International
LOCATION: Canada
KEY TRACK: "Escape"



17 "Don't Know How to Love" - Gus Gus
LABEL: Oroom
LOCATION: Iceland
KEY TRACK: "Don't Know How to Love" [feat. John Grant]



16 "Petit garçon" - Miel De Montagne
LABEL: Pain Surprises & Délicieuse Records
LOCATION: France
KEY TRACK: "Pourquoi pas"



15 "Lover Chanting" - Little Dragon
LABEL: Ninja Tune
LOCATION: Sweden
KEY TRACK: "In My House"



14 "The Boche" - Ellen Milgrau
LABEL: self-released
LOCATION: Brazil
KEY TRACK: "Pussybilidades"



13 "Ambivert Tools, Vol. 4" - Lone
LABEL: R&S Records
LOCATION: UK
KEY TRACK: "Oedo 808"


12 "III" - Yumi Zouma
LABEL: Cascine
LOCATION: New Zealand
KEY TRACK: "Crush (It's Late, Just Stay)"



11 "Je pense à toi" - Lewis OfMan
LABEL: self-released
LOCATION: France
KEY TRACK: "Yes"



10 "Singles" - Barrie
LABEL: Winspear
LOCATION: US
KEY TRACK: "Canyons"


9 "Stone Woman" - Charlotte Day Wilson
LABEL: self-released
LOCATION: Canada
KEY TRACK: "Nothing New"



8 "The Rite of May" - Oklou
LABEL: NUXXE
LOCATION: France
KEY TRACK: "They Can't Hear Me"



7 "Conexão" - Amber Mark
LABEL: PMR/Virgin EMI
LOCATION:
KEY TRACK: "Love Is Stronger Than Pride"



6 "Send Me Your Daughter" - Galleriet
LABEL: self-released
LOCATION: Sweden
KEY TRACK: "Signorelli"



5 "Facepaint" - Buzzy Lee
LABEL: Future Classic
LOCATION: US
KEY TRACK: "Coolhand"



4 "Fire" - Bella Boo
LABEL: Studio Barnhus
LOCATION: Sweden
KEY TRACK: "Keep Me Warm"


3 "Fille de ta région (Vol. 2)" - Corine
LABEL: Kwaidan
LOCATION: France
KEY TRACK: "Épopée Solaire" [feat. Juliette Armanet]



2 "Once" - Peggy Gou
LABEL: Ninja Tune
LOCATION: South Korea
KEY TRACK: "It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)"



1 "Channel Tres" - Channel Tres
LABEL: GODMODE
LOCATION: US
KEY TRACK: "Controller"





Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 10 Hottest Newcomers of 2018

Many of the emerging artists I have selected exactly this time last year for a list celebrating Top 10 Hottest Newcomers of 2017 continued to inspire and impress us throughout 2018. Miink, Ellen Milgrau, Sink Ya Teeth, Nathy Peluso or Kwaye all remained creatively prolific throughout this year. It is always exhilarating to discover up-and-coming artists at the very beginning of their artistic journeys. Here's my selection of the most promising new artists of 2018, the first of my year-end rankings I am delighted to share with you until the end of December.

10 MIEL DE MONTAGNE
Photo by Gabriel Maydieu 

FROM: France
LABEL: Pain Surprises & Délicieuse Records
KEY TRACK: "Pourquoi pas"
FACEBOOK
SOUNDCLOUD



9 LYZZA
Photo by Nikola Lamburov

FROM: Brazil
LABEL: self-released
KEY TRACK: "Girls R Us"
FACEBOOK
SOUNDCLOUD


8 MILD MINDS
Photo by Andrew Noel, Tegan Butler and Julian Burak

FROM: Australia
LABEL: Foreign Family Collective
KEY TRACK: "Swim"
FACEBOOK
SOUNDCLOUD


7 PONGO


FROM: Angola
LABEL: Jardin Rouge
KEY TRACK: "Kuzola (Meu Amor Me Deixou)"
FACEBOOK
SOUNDCLOUD


6 LYNDA DAWN
Photo by Hannah Faith

FROM: UK
LABEL: Brownswood
KEY TRACK: "Move"
FACEBOOK
SOUNDCLOUD


5 BARRIE
Photo by Joanna Sullivan

FROM: US
LABEL: Winspear
KEY TRACK: "Canyons"
FACEBOOK


4 BELLA BOO


FROM: Sweden
LABEL: Studio Barnhus
KEY TRACK: "Keep Me Warm"
TWITTER
SOUNDCLOUD


3 BUZZY LEE


FROM: US
LABEL: Future Classic
KEY TRACK: "Better (Demo)"
FACEBOOK
SOUNDCLOUD


2 OTHA


FROM: Norway
LABEL: self-released
KEY TRACK: "One of the Girls"
FACEBOOK
SOUNDCLOUD


1 CHANNEL TRES


FROM: US
LABEL: GODMODE
KEY TRACK: "Controller"
FACEBOOK
SOUNDCLOUD



Thursday, December 6, 2018

Crème de la Shrem: TOP 25 BEST OF NOVEMBER 2018


Exclusive artwork: Les Cullinan Designs

25 (N) "v4" - BEA1991 (self-released)



24 (N) "Loving None" - Sykur (Alda)



23 (RE) "One More" - Yaeji (self-released)



22 (N) "Yes" - Lewis OfMan (self-released)



21 (N) "La Ecstase" - Marie Davidson & Lamusa II (Ninja Tune)



20 (N) "Act Natural" - Saine (Delusions Of Grandeur)



19 (24) "Slide" - Escort (self-released)



18 (N) "Nuits Sans Sommeil" - Cléa Vincent (Midnight Special Records)



17 (N) "I'm On Top" - Otha (self-released)



16 (N) "Paténipat" - Charlotte Adigéry (DEEWEE/PIAS)


15 (RE) "Petrol Blue" - Sink Ya Teeth (Hey Buffalo Records)



14 (N) "Another Lover" - VanJess (self-released)



13 (N) "Caution" - Mariah Carey (Epic Records)



12 (7) "World's Crazy" - Róisín Murphy (The Vinyl Factory)



11 (N) "Arc-en-ciel" - Polo & Pan (Hamburger Records/Ekler'O'Shock)



10 (1) "Écoute chérie" - Vendredi sur Mer (Profil de Face)



9 (N) "Bad Boy" - Hypnotic Lovers feat. Josh Caffe (Black Riot)



8 (N) "René, Maurice et tous les autres" - Corine (Kwaidan)



7 (N) "Move" - Lynda Dawn (Brownswood Recordings)



6 (N) "DI MI NOMBRE" - ROSALÍA (Sony Music)



5 (N) "Remember My Name" - Girls of the Internet (Drab Queen)



4 (N) "XASHI/ХАЩІ" - Onuka (Vidlik)



3 (N) "Between The Lines" - Robyn (Konichiwa Records)



2 (N) "Beulah Loves Dancing" - Planningtorock (DFA)



1 (2) "The Rumble" - Róisín Murphy (The Vinyl Factory)