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BEST NEW MUSIC: INDIE, ALT POP, CHILL

Oliver Nelson is an artist who is better known for remixing, but now he is testing talent by creating original music. His new song, Ain’t A Thing, is definitely something. The best way we can describe it is modern disco—so we easily hear it play in Studio 54, if its prime was four decades later.
Kav Verhouzer’s Shot My Love Down is deep house music with a hint of soul. We first discovered Kav last summer when the Dutch DJ and producer released Get What You Came For, and this new beat has just the same kind of undeniable feel-good vibrations that would turn even the biggest electronic hater into a lover.
Germany’s PRETTY PINK has been heating things up with her self-described deep woods deep house sound, and we’re totally loving the DJ’s fiery new single, My Kick. The track features THE ELEMENT and it’s a blissful, easy-going yet moody electronic pop track.
As we wait on the March equinox, we're keeping the positive vibes flowing whatever the weather here at We Are: The Guard with the latest dose of Top Chill Songs. Curated by yours truly, may the following tracks from SoKo, R3hab, Tennyson & Mr. Carmack and lots more help you to beat what's left of your February blues.
Emma Jensen has arrived. The Norwegian producer and artist thoughtfully brings an intriguing mix of genres on Closer. If you read the lyrics alone, it sounds like a basic ballad about love lost—that kind of love that you know is wrong, but you so desperately want to hold on to.
We at We Are The Guard love Flume’s 2016 EP, Companion. It is, quite literally, a companion to the solo act’s explosive debut album, Skin. Since then, the electro favorite has played a sold out world tour and worked the festival circuit, leaving devoted followers hypnotized.
Wolffe is your next guilty pleasure. Her latest track, Fuck With Me is basically bubblegum pop turned over to the dark side. Her newest spectacle reinforces her rebel rouser, party girl vibes. You’ll love her music, but you may never admit it.