Watch Blue Hawaii’s latest music video response to phone obsession, ‘Do You Need Me’

Today Montreal-based electronic duo Blue Hawaii (Raphaelle ‘Ra’ Standell and Alexander ‘Agor’ Kerby) share the Kevan Funk directed video for ‘Do You Need Me‘.

“This video depicts the slow, almost meditative aspect of using one’s phone. The dichotomy of staying connected while alone is experience shared by a very diverse group of people regardless of age, race and even income. This video is shot so delicately; the often juxtaposed vignettes speak for themselves and are oddly soothing. Kevan really nailed this one!” says the duo.

Watch the immersive video for ‘Do You Need Me’ by Blue Hawaii below –

‘Do You Need Me‘ is from Tenderness (their first new album in 4 years) which was released in October of last year. Tenderness is a concept album which brings forth the challenges of handling relationships online. Maintaining closeness over distance and a need for more tenderness between each other – both in real and virtual life – are important themes in the album’s progression.

The band will also embark on a string of UK / EU dates, see below:

Aug 04, 2018 – London, UK – Visions Festival
Aug 05, 2018 – Paris, FR – Macki Off
Aug 06, 2018 – Primošten, HR – Super Uho Festival
Aug 09, 2018 – Warsaw, PL – Plac Zabaw
Aug 10, 2018 – Castelbuono, IT – Ypsigrock Festival
Aug 11, 2018 – Ghent, BE – Different Class
Aug 17, 2018 – Rock Creek, BC – Ponderosa Festival


Dervisis shares self-titled “EP”

Initially releasing music under the moniker of Kid Flicks from 2010-2017, Dervisis has now traded this in for his given name, seizing each moment and demanding the future. During his time as Kid Flicks, Dervisis performed at festivals such as Glimps (2015) in Belgium alongside Bill Ryder-Jones and Hiele, Fengaros (2017) in Cyprus alongside Fantastic Negrito, Bombino and Xylouris White, Eurosonic (2017) in the Netherlands alongside Dua Lipa and Alma.

Born in Athens, Greece, Nikolaos Dervisis grew up on punk influences, playing his first gig at an anti-war anarchist festival before diving into the experimental musical realm. After performing together with a few bands in his early years, Dervisis soon realized where his true calling was. After receiving a BA in Graphic Design, he then started to experiment between his hometown of Athens and whilst staying in London, by building up an archive of unheard material, and soon after, earned himself a Master of Music degree at Goldsmith, University of London. Influenced by a multitude of different genres and emotions from the electronic throbs of Burial to the soulful stirs of Stevie Wonder, from the stylings of Turkish percussionist Okay Temiz, right down to the experimental quirks of Sun City Girls.

Dervisis’ debut EP is something of a future-classic; lush, atmospheric textures roll in-and-out throughout the entire three-track offering like a colour-drenched, dream-induced oil painting.

Speaking of “EP”, Dervisis explains: “Both tracks derive from a larger batch of music I’ve been working on for past 10 months, between my London flat, where I stayed until November 2017 and in my friend’s flat in Athens. Because my main instrument is the laptop, I love not actually having a studio and being sort of a music nomad. I love including the influence of any place’s energy while experiencing it. And by “any place” I don’t mean a different continent, could be a nice cafe or a friend’s kitchen.”

EP Tracklist:
1. Missing
2. Voice Call
3. Sync

Cimo Frankel shares latest track “Where Do You Hide Your Love”

Armin van Buuren collaborator and producer Cimo Fränkel shares latest single ‘Where Do You Hide Your Love’.

Cimo Fränkel is famed for co-writing the multi-Platinum track ‘Sex’, performed by Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam which has almost 450 million Spotify plays to date, going gold in the USA, double platinum in the UK, quadruple platinum in the Netherlands, and gathering 7 more platinum awards in other countries.

Fränkel’s latest single offering “Where Do You Hide Your Love” is an immersive yet confrontational transmission; a neon-lit nostalgia-induced danceable, covered in Cimo’s famously velvetine vocal presence and energetic instrumentals. “Where Do You Hide Your Love” could probably be best described as “the lost Michael Jackson song that no-one ever found” – only to be heard now, in all it’s glory, and in full-swing!

Listen below