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Reece Lemonius – Comfortable EP

Happy Release-Day Reece Lemonius! We’re so happy to release this four track strong EP and share some next level of great songwriting that shows you just how much Reece is bound to climb the ladder one step at a time.

Although playing around with unexpected movements and drops a lot, the lead-track still is made for you to “get comfortable”, sit back relax – but certainly your hips want more. I can easily see this being played in a club as well as the hotel-lobby. Sure gonna listen to this now, enjoying my Sunday morning coffee with the right twist!

PS: Shoutout to @Spotify, @SpotifyDE and Switzerland for adding comfortable to your #NMF playlists!

Reece on Spotify ::: Instagram ::: Soundcloud ::: Twitter

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Temple Haze x narou – Please Believe Me

After Temple Haze & narou’s great debut on CHROME last year, the two strike back early 2019 with their ultra chill and harmony driven single “Please Believe Me”. Can’t imagine a more comforting track to start into the new year – I know it’s already end of January, but as we all know, January doesn’t count anyway.

When it comes to beautiful and eclectic music, it seems you can’t go wrong with this duo. Having been featured on Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds’ before and the EP just being a stone’s throw away it’s time to jump on this train, since it surely won’t get any slower soon. PRE SAVE LINK on Spotify.

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Temple Haze ::: Facebook ::: Spotify
narou ::: Facebook ::: Spotify ::: Soundcloud

Door #23:F O U R a m – t h e M i x t a p e – by Temple Haze

Door #23 holds a special little surprise : An exclusive mixtape by Temple Haze, that is a selection and ride through his musical mind, displaying a lot of his soulful sketches, drafts and ideas. Temple did us a real favour and put together a Mixtape of his beautiful craft! In the days playlists, i am truly happy to have more raw mixtapes up on the site. Enjyo his one, i am just having it up on my speakers. Ps follow the man on Instagram & Spotify and check out his beautiful video of If i could be yours“.

This is what Temple had to say about his Mixtape of drafts and musical sketches:

Welcome to F O U R a m…

A compilation of demos, works in progress, drafts, old cell phone recordings, and throw-away-tracks that have been resurrected form long lost hard drives, dusted off, and given a fresh spin. This little journey is compiled of ideas from the past 5 years, from my very first productions and rehearsal room recordings (Life-Lines, WaitingForMyMan) to brand new compositions (Longing, F O U R a m).

Putting out this mixtape is quite a vulnerable feeling, as these songs are much more so drafts than finished products, but that is actually what is so great about it. The rawness, the diversity, just allowing them to be as they are and releasing them. Enjoy this ride through my musical brain!

Door #21: Alex Fisher (soon to be Tiny Dolphin) – Trying Your Luck (Strokes Cover)

What do you get when you mix The Strokes with Ukulele? Usually some easy-peasy-washed-out-feel-ok-but-not-particularly-great-when-listening-version. Since it’s always tricky to try out these things – not saying you shouldn’t though – without losing the passion and grip of an original indie-rock anthem, I was quite skeptical and curious to hear this one.

Alex says:

Hadn’t heard my favorite strokes song covered on the ukulele before so I gave it a go…and then added some stuff

Well – not only did he “add some stuff”, he blew me out the water with this beautiful interpretation that does the original more than justice. I even think it brings out sides of the track that were previously hidden and I wasn’t aware of.

Could and have listened to this many many times now. I hope you will, too!

PS: Alex is going to release fresh music start of next year under his new project name Tiny Dolphin

Door #19: The Best Song this Winter PERIOD. “Dirty Habit” by Reece Lemonius & Lui Peng

This is the follow-up to Reece Lemonius first Song ‘Love Me’ that went viral on some bad hombres YouTube channel and garnered 20 Mio Plays in 10 weeks! NOW that’s true virality but ultimately that copyright trespassing channel got deleted and the plays along with it. Nonetheless, the track is performing spectacular for a no name’s first offering. And this is a team-up with fellow London native Lui Peng, who did quite a lot of solid releases so far, and has just returned from a successful Asia tour. These two made the sexiest love tune of the season.

Dirty Habit is Pure Gold

And finally about “Dirty Habit”. This track is the chillest, smoothest, sexiest track out there. It plays on all clichés, caters only to the mood and feel it captures the listener in, and ultimately it ends like a sweet dream, leaving you to crave more of that honey. It has the aesthetics of a european chill tune, but also the lyrical rhythmicalities of a US R&B/Trap Rap tune, w/o ever turning into a cliché, but still unique and fresh on its own. It definitely fits in each an every playlist from chill to pop, urban, r&b and almost everything else. Dirty Habit can stand next to any big name (tried and tested) and still come out on top, feel and mood wise. This is how comfortable i want to get on a chill night with my girl, and this is how my happy place sounds at any time. Definitely the strongest track right now.

DIRTY HABIT is BIG. Let’s see how long it takes until the world finds out about it!

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Door #11: Playlist December by Dunjah Sabreen

Introducing Dunjah & her new monthly playlist

As our Advent Calendar keeps marching on to victory, that’s door #11 for you: Here is a young lady, dear to our heart and a truly good friend of Cocos and mine who has always created exquisite playlists, from old oriental sounds to the chillest ambient tunes, or like in this case, a soul/rap layered selection of solid tunes that you might have missed, and not your ordinary urban foo soundalike clones. You’ll probably know some of the artists but, as in my case, that’s the tunes that faded you for some reason. Dunjah is here to shed some light on those special tracks that are, for one reason or the other, somehow being swept under the rug. And from here till infinty – as a monthly offering to the gods of music.

Dunjah has always had super solid playlists for the audiophiles amongst us, and had at least one us saying “you should sample that”. True fact, as tarded as that might sound, and it’s always fun to hang out with her, play some video games (hence her playlist cover) while absorbing the homegrown stash. Also her cooking is on point and her warmhearted kindness made her a friend of ours and the entire clique in no time at all!

Starting this month Dunjah, as part of the clique will provide the world with a monthly playlist of her selection and we are happy to have her on board. This is the point where the Chrome label and our blog heritage intertwine.