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Chad Valley is Hugo Manuel from Oxford, UK, one of the label's earliest and longest-standing artists. His music is big in sound and rich in construct. With one of the strongest voices in modern music, Chad Valley is an undeniable pop talent.
Cuushe stays in constant motion. Raised in culturally rich Kyoto, she spent the years following childhood in neighboring Osaka before moving to Tokyo. Later, she would make London and then Berlin her home. Cuushe's material reflects her widespread travels, fusing her eastern roots and western reference points.
Apart from her work with Au Revoir Simone, solo material by Brooklyn's Erika Spring explores the subjects of femininity, strength and conflict. Her material for Cascine sets her signature sense of finesse against a backdrop of sturdier production and tougher beats.
Holly Waxwing's agile production style is described by NPR as “...pitchshifted cosmic soul built on euphoric triggers and tugged emotions, meticulously blurring samples and featherweight beats.” We couldn't have said it better. Holly lives in Alabama where he co-runs the label, Noumenal Loom.
Jensen Sportag is Austin Wilkinson and Elvis Craig from Nashville. Their music straddles time periods, taking the best of each era and making it uniquely their own. Following an outstanding EP and a string of celebrated remixes, Jensen Sportag's debut album was released in November.
On the heels of a highly-acclaimed debut LP that pulled from references as wide as dancehall and minimal techno to commercial pop and modern composition, Stockholm's Korallreven join Cascine. Their latest album is set against a hyperpop landscape, gathering washes of melodic arpeggios and Far East influences.
The Legends from Stockholm is the solo project of Johan Angergård, Labrador label boss and founding member of Club 8 and Acid House Kings. As The Legends, Johan's career spans 13 year and four albums. His new record is on track for June.
S94 is among a new crop of artists redefining the sound of Gothenburg from the inside out. Pulling from classic punk and modern pop references, their music is stripped down, honest and expertly played. Blue guitar notes mix with high basslines and pulsing percussion to create a platform for Alice Botéus’ unbreakable voice.
Based in Brooklyn, but with a sound influenced by European acts of the late-eighties and nineties, Selebrities is a band close to our hearts. Maria Usbeck owns vocal duties, Jer Robert Paulin plays guitar, his brother Josh handles bass, and Max Peterson oversees production.
The sound of Shine 2009 formed the very foundation of Cascine. Sami Suova and Mikko Pykari also operate as leftfield electronic act, Cup, and share a member with Finnish band, Regina. Shine 2009 is from Helsinki, now living in Berlin.
Wildarms paints from a palette of breakbeats, nature samples and major key chord progressions. His material is woven with a sense of optimism, drawing references to both downtown lounge parties and commercial hip-hop. Wildarms is Duncan Cooper, who also serves as deputy editor at The FADER.
Yumi Zouma began as a project in 2013 between three friends from Christchurch, New Zealand. The songs were never intended to leave the equipment they were composed on, but following some dialogue with the label, it was clear that the music was too good to be confined to hard drives.