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Jonah Yano x strawberry!
Jonah Yano releases "strawberry!"  Roaming through the vast, snowy streets of Toronto, Jonah lyrically explores the connection he still has to his Japanese heritage singing "strawberry is the cloth that i am cut from...who’d have thunk i’d leave out with the lump sum." Co-produced with Monsune and the first song he recorded for his upcoming LP, Jonah says he was inspired by “kraut rock” which is defined by the era’s long droning heavy guitar riffs and static chord progressions. He also says it's the loudest song he's ever made. Recording the album between Tokyo's Red Bull studios, a log cabin in Nagato, Toronto's Studio 69, and his own home, 'souvenir' (out Father's Day, June 21st, via Innovative Leisure) features collaborations with his father Tatsuya Muraoka, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Jacques Greene. Read more about Jonah's collaborations, his identity beyond art, and embracing personal subjects via Cool Hunting.
Lionel Boy x Summer Fun

Last week, Lionel Boy shared “Lost,” a song which The FADER described as “a detuned slacker-pop song that builds to a satisfyingly down-tempo guitar hook”. Today he is following up with the breezy and buoyant “Summer Fun”. Both songs are from the upcoming Who Is Dovey? EP, out June 26th. Lionel Boy also shared the socially distanced live performance video of “Summer Fun”.  “Summer Fun” is an ode to his days at summer camp in Oahu:

"I don’t know what you guys got going on in the mainland, but back on Oahu during the summer time we got all these elementary kids in this program called Summer Fun. It’d at the school you just spent all year at, but with kids from all over, and you just played all day. Anyway, after watching that show on Hulu, Pen15, I thought it’d be funny to sing about some childhood memories. My first girlfriend was during Summer Fun. Talk about holdin hands and passin notes and all that haha. But once it was done, all these kids would split up and head back to their school districts. So I never really saw her after that. There was a lot of New Edition inspiration throughout this one. “Cool it Now” to be specific."

Jimmy Edgar x Hudson Mohawke

Originally reported by Hypebeast, Jimmy Edgar and Hudson Mohawke have teamed up on the new "woofer rattler" BENT.  As the article goes on to explain: "the newly-released track originally started off as a loop from HudMo, later reworked by Edgar into a pithy Detroit-meets-London sonic exploration."  Expect more from Edgar later this year.

Lionel Boy x Lost
iL is pleased to announce it's most recent signing, Lionel Boy, with the video/single "Lost" from the forthcoming EP titled Who Is Dovey?  In the online premiere, Fader calls the recording "a detuned slacker-pop song that builds to a satisfyingly down-tempo guitar hook."  More to come from Lionel Boy in the months ahead.
One More Song x Lazywax
"One More Song" by Classixx (feat. Roosevelt) gets the flip here by Australia's Lazywax duo. Classixx explains "This remix came together because Marius (Roosevelt) was a fan of the Lazywax guys and turned us on to them. We thought their production sensibilities would be great for a remix and they did great work. Really clean and polished sounds with a propulsive rhythm section. Looking forward to spinning this one when we get to party next." The remix is available on all DSP's.