Linkoban - Super Into On It

Linkoban is a new full-of-swag rap talent from Copenhagen. She first came out earlier this year with a big splash hit called “Like This” which led her to several live shows in clubs and European music festivals including the prestigious Roskilde Festival in Denmark earlier this summer. With her raw energy and crazy stage presence, she gets the crowd going into total ecstasy; we can see why the buzz is high around her at the moment. She’s recently put out an epic 5-track EP titled Super Into On It via Superbillion Records and you can check out the Lucy Love-directed video for the lead track below.

You should also check out her previous video, “Like This,” also directed by Lucy Love.

This review was written by collaborator Natasha Garcia, a photographer from New York currently based in Stockholm and also a friend of Hot Shit. You can catch her reviews here every Thursday.

Ruby Fröst - Water to Ice

Ruby Fröst (née Jane de Jong) is an electro singer-songwriter from New Zealand. Fröst has always written stories and poetry and always felt the need to express herself lyrically as well as musically. She programs her own beats and takes in influences from Björk and Kate Bush. The blogsphere has been buzzing a lot about her lately due to her super catchy single “Water To Ice,” taken from her debut album Volition which has recently dropped via Universal Music. The video just came out a few days ago, and it was directed by our favourite director from down under Special Problems. Check it out below!

This review was written by collaborator Natasha Garcia, a photographer from New York currently based in Stockholm and also a friend of Hot Shit. You can catch her reviews here every Thursday.

Steed Lord - Hear Me Now

Steed Lord are a synth-pop trio from Iceland that is currently based in Los Angeles. Creativity just seems to pour out of these three, who have been into making music, films, photography, fashion design, styling and pretty much any other kind of visual art from an early age. They’ve been around since 2006 and already have 3 full-lengths under their belt, with a 4th one on the way titled The Prophecy, to be released via their own imprint New Crack City Records later this Fall. It will feature their latest single “Hear Me Now” and you should watch the video, directed by Einar Egilsson, below.

This review was written by collaborator Natasha Garcia, a photographer from New York currently based in Stockholm and also a friend of Hot Shit. You can catch her reviews here every Thursday.

How To Dress Well - Suicide Dream 2 (Holy Other’s Effervescent Mix)

Manchester producer Holy Other, who released his debut EP With U via Tri Angle Records earlier this year, has given an reimagining of How to Dress Well's orchestral version of “Suicide Dream 2,” turning it into a magnificently addictive track and bringing it back to life with superb vocals accompanied by a haunting but also dreamy feel to it. Check out the (unofficial?) video for the track below.

This review was written by collaborator Natasha Garcia, a photographer from New York currently based in Stockholm and also a friend of Hot Shit. You can catch her reviews here every Thursday.

Marina Gasolina - Freak Le Boom Boom (CSS remix)

Marina Gasolina is a Brazilian electro gem originally from Curitiba, although now based in London. Most of you may recognize her as the former frontwoman of baile funk band Bonde Do Rolê but she’s since left the band to focus on her solo career. Since then, she’s spent time in London working with bands such as Metronomy, The Go! Team, Crookers, as well as collaborating with Berlin-based Electronicat on material for her self-titled debut album which is currently being mixed. She has given us a sneak-peak of her new sound posting a video for the song “Freak Le Boom Boom,” remixed by fellow Brazilians CSS on her Facebook page. Check it out below!

This review was written by collaborator Natasha Garcia, a photographer from New York currently based in Stockholm and also a friend of Hot Shit. You can catch her reviews here every Thursday.

Reptile Youth - Black Swan Born White (remixes)

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We’ve featured the awesome Danish duo that is Reptile Youth on the site many times, including a couple of posts about their most recent single “Black Swan Born White” and its remixed versions. They’ve since made videos for two of the more-than-amazing-can’t-stop-listening-it’s-seven-shades-of-awesome remixes by S.C.U.M. and Keep Shelly In Athens (on top of the video for the orignal version) and we couldn’t help but post both of them here for your viewing (and listening) pleasures.

This review was written by collaborator Natasha Garcia, a photographer from New York currently based in Stockholm and also a friend of Hot Shit. You can catch her reviews here every Thursday.

Chvrches - Lies

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Churches are an electro pop trio from Glasgow consisting of Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry. They’re like a superband as they all came from other well known Scottish bands such as Aereogramme (Cook), The Twilight Sad (Mayberry) and Blue Sky Archives (Doherty) and though many people in the media are calling this a side project, they have affirmed the public that it is not and that they plan on making it big under the name Churches. And you know what? With their dance hooks, magnetic synths and soaring female vocals, we have no doubt they will. Their first single “Lies” is one of the best tunes we’ve heard all year. Coming at full speed, check it out below and make your ears happy.

This review was written by collaborator Natasha Garcia, a photographer from New York currently based in Stockholm and also a friend of Hot Shit. You can catch her reviews here every Thursday.

Starred - Call from Paris

Starred is a duo that is comprised of Liza Thorn and Matthew Koshak, originally from Los Angeles but now based in Brooklyn. Not a whole lot of info is there on these two apart from the fact Liza used to be in band called Curls (with Christopher Owens, former frontman of Girls) and in another one called Bridez a few years back. She eventually crossed paths with producer/engineer Koshak and started working on a record with him with one goal in mind: to make a big splash as Starred. With their melodic, hypnotizing and powerful tunes, we think a storm is about unleash when the band’s 6-song 12” EP Prison to Prison drops via Pendu Sound this Fall. The band has two videos out so far—both directed by Grant Singer—if you want get a taste of what’s go come. Check ‘em out below.

This review was written by collaborator Natasha Garcia, a photographer from New York currently based in Stockholm and also a friend of Hot Shit. You can catch her reviews here every Thursday.

Miriam Bryant - Finders Keepers

"Finders keepers" is the debut single from up-and-coming English-born/Swedish-raised pop artist Miriam Bryant who was just recently picked up by EMI Music. It was written with the help of her childhood friend Victor Rådström, and the 21-year-old’s bold vocals draw the too-easy-to-make comparison to fellow vocalist Adele for the lazy critic (guilty!). The track is currently taking over all of the radio stations across Sweden, but can she conquer the world? What do you think? Watch the Gregory Solenstrom-directed video below.

This review was written by collaborator Natasha Garcia, a photographer from New York currently based in Stockholm and also a friend of Hot Shit. You can catch her reviews here every Thursday.

Zebra and Snake - Empty Love Song

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Zebra and Snake are a findietronic duo from Helsinki (see what we did there?) composed of best friends Matti Ahopelto & Tapio Viitasaari. Following the success of their debut EP Sweetest Treasure, they’ve now released their debut album titled Healing Music, out via 100% Records, and it is more or less full of pulsating melodies, invigorating synths and strong anthemic vocals that will make you fall madly in love with them. They’ve just released a stunning video for their first single titled “Empty Love Song.” It was directed by Joona Mantere and you can watch it below (or grab it for free via Soundcloud here.

Bonus: watch the video for “Money in Heaven,” the first single of the album, directed by Lilah Vandenburgh.

This review was written by collaborator Natasha Garcia, a photographer from New York currently based in Stockholm and also a friend of Hot Shit. You can catch her reviews here every Thursday.