New in Synthpop R&B Club Dance Soul Chill Beats

An Indie30 curated new music playlist on Spotify containing 30 brand new independently released regularly updated tracks in synthpop, R&B, “indie” dance, soul, chill downtempo, electro, funk, lounge, rap, jazz etc). 2021 companion here.

Tracks of 2020 Series: Electronic – Pop R&B Soul Dance Downtempo Chill

Home to the more sensitive, softer and more accessible side of groove laced electronic music, this Tracks of 2020 Series playlist using the Spotify streaming platform covers every independently released track featured in the 30 track New Electronic Pop R&B Soul Dance Downtempo and Chill Playlist during 2020. A total of 870 A Grade tracks […]

New Electronic: Pop R&B Soul Dance Downtempo Chill

The last Electronic: Pop R&B Soul Dance Downtempo Chill New Music Playlist for 2020 features new singles from Paris sextet L’Imperatrice, Cologne’s  Moglii & Sydney’s Panama, Norway’s Remington Super 60, Nashville’s Haiva Ru, Dallas solo artist Caroline Baker aka JMES, Toronto duo Isla Den and collabs between Seoul’s Park Hye Jin & Los Angeles based […]

Ayelle Releases ‘Overtime’ Ahead of NOMAD Mixtape

Photo: Polly Hanrahan Prolific New York City based Swedish-Iranian artist Ayelle has released her captivating new single ‘Overtime’, the fourth of 2020 ahead of the release of her debut mixtape NOMAD in May. Combining elements of R&B and urban pop, the single’s beautifully understated synths and a dutifully measured pace provide the perfect backdrop for […]

Update: New Electronic Pop – An Independent Music Playlist on Spotify

Our Electronic Pop Playlist on Spotify, representing the more immediate, accessible and sensitive sides of independent electronic music gets its first update of 2020. It currently begins with two great new tunes from Canadian artists Allie X and Jessy Lanza, with the former being joined by Mitski. The collaboration from UK pair Matt Warwick and James Greenwood […]

UPDATE: New Electronic Pop – An Independent Music Playlist by Indie30 on Spotify

UPDATE: Just added the subtle and instructive ‘Right Track / Wrong Man’ by Christchurch pop quartet Yumi Zouma. The new single was released last week to coincide with the announcement that they have signed with US label Polyvinyl so expect new material next year Having dropped our final Pop/Rock and Folk/Country/Singer-Songwriter playlists on Spotify for […]

The Galleria (Morgan Geist & Jessy Lanza) Return With ‘Stop & Go’

The Galleria, the project that self-admittedly “ripples with the indigenous music of long-dead, suburban New Jersey shopping malls” belongs to American artist and producer Morgan Geist (Storm Queen, Metro Area) and the irrepressible Canadian vocalist, composer and producer Jessy Lanza. Dormant since its memorable “Calling Card/Mezzanine” double A side single in 2015, now they’ve hooked […]


Despite the protestations of those, usually on the Right, who never got the memo some forty years ago, or simply don’t understand what either concept means, being an independent artist is in itself a political act. And whether expressed in abstract ways or directly, the powerful role that independent music and other forms of art […]