Monolink Unveils New Single from Upcoming LP: “The Prey”

Monolink Unveils New Single from Upcoming LP: “The Prey”

Riding a remarkable wave of success off the back of his two huge singles from 2020 (‘Sinner’ and ‘Otherside’) Monolink now looks to emulate this endeavor into 2021, with the release of his next mesmerizing offering, ‘The Prey’. Out today on Embassy One, Ultra Records and Sweat It Out, ‘The Prey’ is the third stunning single to be taken from the celebrated German producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist upcoming sophomore studio album, and one which sees him explore an increasingly despondent and melancholic timbre to its two predecessors.

With a forced hiatus in international touring casting a shadow over the majority of 2020, Monolink has been channelling his boundless creativity by dedicating an unprecedented amount of time into doing what he enjoys most – writing music. Transporting listeners into his own reflective dimension of sonic exploration, Monolink’s beautiful harmonies are tempered by chugging down-tempo beats and warped analog synthesizers, with his unmistakable top-line and trademark lyrics of human iniquity forming the backbone of the narrative.

The Prey is a story of seduction, of using each other. It’s a story of projection, of only seeing yourself in the other. It’s a story of realization, of waking up from a dream.”


Released in 2018, Monolink’s debut album, Amniotic, has collected over 100 million combined streams to date. The project was largely supported through remixes from the titans of the modern house and techno scenes such as Patrice Bäumel, Tale Of Us, Rodriguez Jr, Ben Bohmer, Artbat, Adam Beyer and Nicole Moudaber. These remixes all went on to achieve Beatport Top 10 placings, with Artbat’s remix of ‘Return to Oz’ reaching a staggering 43 million combined streams. 

Monolink has brought his captivating live performance to notable venues and festivals around the world, including Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, III Points, Tomorrowland, Osheaga, Melt, Montreux Jazz, and is confirmed to perform at Coachella 2021. His first headlining tour across Germany and Switzerland in 2018 was so popular that four additional dates were added to accommodate demand, as he went on to sell out three shows in Berlin’s Säälchen venue, selling over 6000 tickets in just eight weeks. 

Rooted in a guitar-focused musical background, Monolink – AKA Steffen Linck, has managed to remain one of the most dynamic melodic techno selectors on the scene, tastefully straddling the fence of electronic producer and live singer-songwriter and incorporating the beat and groove of electronic music into his compositions, creating the ultimate examples of melodic dance music. 

‘The Prey’ is available to stream now on Embassy One Records

LOVER’s Eagle To The Prey is the soulful downtempo I need

LOVER’s Eagle To The Prey is the soulful downtempo I need

LOVER’s new bop “Eagle To The Prey” is one of the newest singles to grace my inbox this week, and its a sweet and silky exit to the summer as we ease into the cooler months. One of Sydney, Australia’s brightest shining stars, LOVER is also one of the newest signees to Mammal Sounds Records.

Personally known as Oliver Kirby, he recently moved into a house with a few of his talented artist friends whom he’s been collaborating with. He actually came together with two of his roommates, Tanssi & Oh Boy, to polish this new gem.

To hear him say it:

“I’d been working with my housemates Oh Boy & Tanssi, trying to find a production lane that was unique to me, and suited my song-writing style. This track in particular was a beat created from a guitar sample that Tanssi chopped up in Ableton, which we then looped and added a hip-hop drum overlay. I felt this was a new perspective to the types of beat I had previously written with, and it opened the door for me to write songs in a different way. We also spent a lot of time on different vocal takes and styles – trying to find the balance between an RnB vocal and a pop vocal approach. Once we were happy with the vocal takes, the mixing process started and from there mastering, all of it being done in the same room it was recorded and written in.”

Stream “Eagle To The Prey” below and keep an eye out for more content from LOVER and Mammal Sounds Records.

Crooked Colours’ new single “I’ll Be There” is a real beaut, and they’re touring it

Crooked Colours’ new single “I’ll Be There” is a real beaut, and they’re touring it

Three-piece Aussie outfit Crooked Colours have been on a roll lately. Earlier this month, the band released their newest single “I’ll Be There” by way of a premiere on FLAUNT Magazine. The single is a melodic masterpiece featuring the sultry vocals of lead singer Philip Slabber and backed up by instrumentalism by Leon De Baughn and Liam Merret-Park. Along with the single release, the band also announced a brand new headlining tour across the US. The tour stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, New York, Chicago, and more.

2017 saw the band release their debut full-length LP Vera which received acclaim from Rolling Stone AUS, Triple J, Radio 1, Majestic Casual. The record propelled the trio to an even higher echelon, hitting #1 on iTunes Electronic and receiving over 30 million streams collectively across the internet. Now, “I’ll Be There” stands as the first offering from Crooked Colours’ sophomore LP due some time in early 2019.

There’s no telling when the album will arrive but it’s safe to say that Crooked Colours have a lot more amazing music on the way.

Catch Crooked Colours on tour and listen to “I’ll Be There” below.

Crooked Colours Tour Dates

Oct 24 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON

Oct 25 – Belmont – Montreal, QBC

Oct 26 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

Oct 27 – Suwannee Hulaween – Live Oak, FL

Nov 01 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

Nov 02 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

Nov 03 – Gamh – San Francisco, CA

Nov 08 – Holocene – Portland, OR

Nov 09 – Fortune – Vancouver, BC

Nov 10 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

Nov 13 – 7th Street – Minneapolis, MN

Nov 14 – High Noon – Madison, WI

Nov 15 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

NoMBe vs Sonny Alven – “California Girls” (Remix)

NoMBe vs Sonny Alven – “California Girls” (Remix)


LA-based artist NoMBe is back and after his track guest starred in HBO Ballers’ latest sex scene, he’s here to introduce us to his latest endeavor: NoMBe Vs. Sonny Alven. The hazy sun-soaked track here to keep summer going as long as possible, at least as far as your playlists are concerned. The accompanying kaleidoscopic video is completely entrancing, leaving the viewer unable to look away, and very much ready to vibe out. NoMBe’s original track “California Girls” amassed over 20 million streams worldwide, whereas Alven, a viral artist in his own right, has garnered over 40 million streams. The original quickly rose to the #1 spot on Spotify’s viral charts and we expect the same from this instantly addicting remix. Stay tuned to NoMBe’s socials- you’ll want to stay ahead of the curve on this artist… Trust.

Keep up with NoMBe on Facebook.

Chet Faker x WKND – Lover

Chet Faker x WKND – Lover

Im surprised this hasn’t been used in a car commercial yet. I guess it just came out a few days ago so I guess I’ll give ford a couple weeks to figure it out. Chet’s voice sure is dreamy isn’t it? You gotta catch him live if you get the chance.


It has been such a great summer. Keep those good memories and good vibes in your heart.

It would be so awesome if you’d give that song a heart on hypem <3

I’ve been working on new sounds, and I am really stoked to share some deep clubby tunes with you in the near future! Awesome collabos are on the way, so keep an eye on my facebook:

Photo made by Lucas Passmore: