Here you find the latest news from the music world, whether from the West Coast, AOR or Soul.

Super db celebrate the Californian sound of the 80s on their new album “Ecoute Ca”

Super db from London don’t do things by halves: With their new album “Ecoute Ca”, the band celebrates the West Coast sound of the early 80s with such accuracy and joy of playing that the record would also have cut a fine figure in 1982. Sadly, the album’s joie de vivre is overshadowed by the untimely death of keyboardist and singer Matt Dibble last May. So “Ecoute Ca” is also a legacy of the 26-year-old founding member.

“Ripe” – Brainstory’s new EP is out now

From sweet soul-slowies to psyche-rock tinged bangers to ballads with a touch of jazzy 70s R&B, Brainstory’s music is a sublime blend of Californian music history. “Ripe” is the name of the trio’s new EP, released today on Big Crown Records. Even though the new songs were written and recorded during the lockdown, the guys have kept their joy of playing and good humour. It’s worth a listen!

California Vintage Vibes from the East Coast – Flamingosis releases new album “Daymaker”

With his new album “Daymaker”, the American electronic producer Flamingosis once again takes us into a vintage sound world of easy-going smooth beats and sun-drenched West Coast vibes that are hard to resist. For the first time, the artist, whose real name is Aaron Velasquez, invited musicians into the studio to expand his sound. The result is a subtle mix of electronic beats, samples and real instruments and one of the most beautiful and mature albums by the artist from New Jersey.

Kraak & Smaak herald the summer with their new single “All I Need (feat. iogi)”

Kraak & Smaak are finally back! With their new single “All I Need”, the Dutch trio skilfully mixes a refreshing sound cocktail of soulful Rhodes grooves, a touch of sun-drenched Americana and a pinch of sultry Italian-French 70s flair, that will accompany us through the warm summer days. The song is featuring vocals by Tel Aviv-born and -based artist and producer iogi. “All I Need” is released today on the trio’s own label Boogie Angst.

Mndsgn releases his new album “Rare Pleasure”

On his new album “Rare Pleasure”, released today via Stones Throw Records, American artist and producer Mndsgn aka Ringgo Ancheta brings together the music that has inspired him over the years – R&B, soundtrack music, psychedelia and jazz. The result is a dreamy, introverted album that oscillates between jazz-funk references and slow hip-hop beats, conveying Mndsgn’s message: Cherish the moment and enjoy life.