Cella: Prologue

Zurich-based DJ/producer Cella (aka Lukas Schnider) is just 19 years old, but has already crafted an excellent EP in Prologue. The six-track record is layered, textured and blends countless genres—from trap to jazz. Signed to Quartz Records at the end of 2016, Cella’s knack for using organic sounds with distorted, digital ones creates rich tunes that build effortlessly. Listen to the entire EP on Soundcloud.

The-Dream: Love You to Death

With an ode to Rihanna and just a few other tracks, The-Dream’s EP Love You to Death was just released and, despite the singer/songwriter’s ability to perfect the pop song for others (never forget he wrote “Umbrella” and “Single Ladies”), it’s all The-Dream here—sultry, a little dark and with plenty of impeccable falsetto. The-Dream (aka Terius Nash) has had a busy year, lending his talents …

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Songs to make up to from Ta-ku, plus new music from Yo La Tengo, Dream Koala and more in this week's musical round-up

Shura: White Light With much-adored heartache confessionals like “Indecision,” “Touch” and “2Shy” under her belt, UK-based singer-songwriter Shura switches things up a bit with her latest. “White Light” is a seven-minute jam that boosts the ’80s dance beats and post-rock licks, without losing any of the delicate emotion in her voice. Ta-ku: Long Time No See Perth-based producer Ta-ku (aka Regan Matthews) has a penchant …