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Jamie Lidell is an incredible musician, electronic artist, and singer from the UK who currently resides in Nashville, TN. He’s known for layering smooth vocals and sick beats while blurring the lines between genres. His influences are across the board from techno, pop, dubstep, funk, and most importantly, heart-wrenching soul. Earlier this week he gave us a 40-second album teaser vid which was much too short and didn’t tell us all that much. Today, he announced that he’s releasing that new self-titled album on February 18th through Warp Records. With that announcement, Jamie threw us a Clifford-sized bone (the big red dog, people!) by releasing a track called What A Shame. We can chew on this one for a few months or until we beg him for another treat. Press play and embrace the metamorphosis of sound. In the first few seconds, you’ll probably be like, “AHHHHH, my ears!!” and then you’ll be like, “Awwwh yeeeaaah, my ears.”

If you don’t like it,

What a shaaay-aaay-aaaaaame.

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Flume a.k.a Harley Streten is a 20-year-old producer out of Sydney, Australia who just released his first album titled FLUME on Future Classic records (Note: I love Future Classic).The album has 15 hot tracks, with features from Chet Faker, Jezzabell Doran,T-Shirt, Moon Holiday, and George Maple. Flume received a lot of hype after the release of his first single Sleepless and, if you were a fan of that single, this album delivers exactly what you were hoping for; a smooth-as-silk combination of electronic, pop, jazz, soul, chill-wave, hip-hop, and other sounds I don’t even have the words for. Yeah, me without words, I know you’re all shocked. Stand out tracks on the album, as far as I’m concerned, are On Top, Bring You Down, and Holdin On.

Don’t Wait and Scene what Flume will become (See what I did there? Get used to it.), stream the entire album here on WAS and then buy a copy of the album here.

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