Free Anckaert’s playlist #12: TR/ST, Kedr Livanskiy, mgz and more!

Look who is back! Our brand new playlist curator Free Anckaert – note to native English speakers: yes that’s his real name, it’s not a nickname – is back with a selection of his favorite tracks.

Every week, Free scours through hundreds of SoundCloud tracks to find the best new gems by artists that are flying under the radar.

Each week our Brussels-based fellow overwhelms you with a variety of songs that make your head go nuts. This week, he offers us a playlist with a summer vibe! Here are a few of his favorites:

TR/ST – Bicep:

As sure you can be the best pop comes from Sweden, that how it’s a certainty the best weird electropop find its origin in Canada. TR/ST is one of my all time favorites and with “Bicep”, he’s going more coldwave than ever. The fast rhythmic baseline, ominous dark synths draped with the shrill-ish voice of Robert Alfons bring enough new and classic TR/ST elements to call it one of his best songs ever.

Kedr Livanskiy – Ariadna / Love & Cigarettes:

Since her marvellous debut EP “January Sun”, Yana Kedrani aka Kedr Livanskiy is one of my new favourite ambient though melodic electronic singers/producers. Not as catchy and straightforward as Kelly Lee Owens but compensating with lots of weirdness and dusty noises – recalling the early Grimes – she sounds very ‘now’, as even the dreampop shoegaze influences are there. “Ariadna” is the melancholic though euphoric sad song of the two, “Love & Cigarettes” the opening song at a dark hipster club.


mgz – Iphone True Love:

My discovery of this week: YOUNG VIBEZ. A Spanish collective/label mixing latin American uplifting vibes with the new hipster-gabber trend. Not a lot is known about the collective, but I wanna dance on their VIBEZZZZ.

Another week of fresh tracks by breaking artists around the world — brought to you by FREE. Check the full playlist below!

Check on Free‘s playlist every Thursday on HighClouds and follow our curator on Soundcloud.

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