Airbird & Napolian
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 undeniably talented. Look out for his sophomore album this October.
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 best described by NPR as “...pitchshifted cosmic soul built on euphoric triggers and tugged emotions, meticulously blurring samples and featherweight beats.” 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 their own. Following an outstanding EP and a string of celebrated remixes, Jensen Sportag's debut album was an exploration in sensuality and shifting shapes.
On the heels of a highly-acclaimed debut LP that summoned genres from 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.
Minneapolis-bred, LA-based producer and vocalist, Katy Morley, writes stirring downtempo tracks that explore the transient space between joy and melancholy. Her strange and beautiful world is informed by her choral background, a penchant for minimalism and a love of dance.
Mt. Si is a collaborative project among three friends in LA – Sarah Chernoff, Jesse Kivel and Michael David. The group began casually working together during recording sessions for Classixx's debut, Hanging Gardens, in 2012 and has been slowly creating refined pop jams since.
The Road Chief
Tempelhof x Gigi Masin
Italian producers Tempelhof and composer & director, Gigi Masin, began collaborating in 2012, sharing sketches to create piano-based soundscapes that are both classically informed and contemporary. The second full-length product of their celebrated partnership is on track for Spring.
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.