Song of the Day: Gidon Schocken – Sunn (feat. Afik Doari)

Born in the USA now residing in Tel Aviv, electronic artist GIDON SCHOCKEN has shared his track ‘Sunn’, featuring Afik Doari alongside its idiosyncratic music video.

The single has already racked up over 50,000 streams and he has received support from the likes of Music News, Essentially Pop and Neu Futur. Citing influences from acts such as Massive Attack, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, DJ Shadow, Lorn, and Throwing Snow, Schocken’s sound is reminiscent of the trip-hop beats of Portishead while Doari’s vocals verge on a parallel to the smokey breathings of Lana Del Ray.

Speaking of the track Schocken explains: ‘For me ‘Sunn’ is about getting stuck in behavioural loops – sometimes we don’t realize at first that we’re going through one of these, but eventually we can learn to detect them, move through and release ourselves from them. The song features lyrics and vocals by Afik Doari, I’ve always been a fan of her unique accent, vocal colour and style, she really brought the track together.

The video, directed by Stephan Stelman, centres around a girl sitting at a dining table with her parents. She loses herself for a few moments and is soon stuck in an ever-changing loop. Throughout this, she’s seen going into her own little world, where she begins to learn, discover and try to free herself.’

Check out the video for Gidon’s ‘Sunn’ below:

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New Track: Miss You (Under Shimokita Sky) – Garden City Movement

Tel-Aviv based trio GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT release their new single ‘Miss You (Under Shimokita Sky)’ – a dreamy electronic number released via Late Night Stories.

Mixing an eclectic blend of sounds and styles, ‘Miss You (Under Shimokita Sky)’ is a masterful indie dance anthem. Utilising a combination of dream-like vocals and languid electronic beats, the trio’s masterful production and lyricism touches on the significance of passing time, relationships and loneliness in the modern world.

GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT (Johnny Sharoni, Roy Avital and Yoav Saar) broke through at the end of 2013 with the launch of their debut single ‘Move On’. After the successful release of multiple EPs and stand-alone tracks, the band’s popularity skyrocketed, recording live sessions for Boiler Room, Majestic Casual and FACT, as well as opening sets for Bonobo, Caribou and alt-J.

This year now sees the artistic collective embark on their first tour of Japan and Tawain – exploring the cultures and climates that inspired the track’s release…have a listen below:

Song of the Day: Hold – Omer Matz

Layered with soft electronic tones and alternative rock, inspired by cinematic and classical sounds OMER MATZ‘s debut single ‘Hold’ has scooped today’s hotspot.

The newcomer from Tel Aviv had led a nomadic lifestyle which heavily Influenced his musical direction and creativity. After studying music in London and Israel, Matz set up a business for hobbyists to play in bands, guided by musicians, in which he sold three years later, and took a job at an international start-up. It was here he discovered a strong passion for innovation and entrepreneurship and decided to venture down the music route once more.

Now kitted out with state-of-the-art home equipment and the burning desire to invite music back into his life, OMER MATZ is currently working on his EP which he describes as ‘an interesting blend of intimacy vs.grandiose.’

It’s a great way to start your weekend on a smooth note; listen to ‘Hold’.

New Music Video: Dreamin’ – ADI (ft. KDC)

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After a two-year break, which she describes as “a necessary form of artistic hibernation”, Tel Aviv singer/ producer ADI (Adi Ulmansky) returns with a music video to her new single Dreamin’ . The latest banger is the lead single from her forthcoming EP, also entitled Dreamin‘, out next Friday, which also features self penned and produced single Pink Pillz.

Featuring US rapper KDC, Dreamin’  was produced by Eric Dingus (whose work features on Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late). This is the first project that ADI has enlisted external producers whilst still co-producing the entire EP – a mix of R&B, hip-hop with futuristic beats.

Back in 2013, ADI turned heads with her debut mixtape, Shit Just Got Real and follow-up EP  Hurricane Girl a few months later. Jay Z’s Life and Times mag called her “matchless”, Vice claimed that they’re “obsessed with ADI“, while The Guardian noted that she took “her love of Radiohead and transformed it into clattering, MIA-esque pop”.