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Ben Alexander x Ida Stein – Motions: Glacially Entrancing Future Pop

For his latest release, Norway-residing artist and producer Ben Alexander collaborated with the enigmatically unique artist and vocalist Ida Stein to create a chilling feat of future pop.

With effect-laden vocals that will feel familiar to any fans of Mindinabox and breakdowns that resonate with your senses on a practically primal level, becoming immersed in the bass-swathed mix is non-optional. Despite the chill of their geography lowering the temperature in Motions, there’s an inexplicable, soulfully infused sense of warmth to the release that resonates through Alexander’s African percussion style.

You can check out the official music video to Motions via YouTube, or you can add the mesmerising mix to your playlists by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Ben Alexander – Sons: Entrancingly Melodic Electronic Gospel Pop

If there’s any Electronica artist we’re happy to see a new release from, it’s Bergen, Norway-based artist and producer Ben Alexander.

There was definitely no forgetting them after hearing their single Seek which was full of soulfully stylistic ambient euphoria. With their most recent release Sons, the tones may slightly be harsher, colder, and it may be fleetingly comparable to the likes of Covenant, the Editors and John Grant, yet, Ben Alexander has allowed the soundscape to retain the same magnetic mesmerism.

Their electronically-crafted single is an entrancingly adrenalizing infusion of Pop, downtempo Hip Hop, and Gospel, and it’s safe to say, you’ve never immersed yourselves in a soundscape quite like Sons before.

You can check out Sons which was released on May 29th along with Ben Alexander’s earlier releases via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast