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.
The Road Chief
Under his alias, The Road Chief, Mark McGuire creates casual pop jams that fall outside of his solo work for Dead Oceans. The tracks are a contemporary patchwork of 80s soul and smooth jazz, filtered through the lens of late summer in Southern California.
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.