Lenno, the 17-year old out of Finland, is en fuego. Everything he touches turns to gold. I prefer his stuff to his age counterpart Madeon, although they’re a bit different – Lenno’s touch is more disco and less electro/house.
Download: St. Lucia – We Got It Wrong (Lenno Remix)
His remixes probably have a combined 1000 plays on my iTunes – he’s that consistent and that good. His selection is also impeccable and has led to my discovery of lots of new bands and artists.
The Wombats – 1996 (Lenno Remix)
St. Lucia, on the other hand, are an up-and-coming band out of New York and should be on everybody’s radars by Summer. Their stuff is fresh, and what really separates them from the pack are the stunning vocals of the lead singer (whose name escapes me right now).
St. Lucia – All Eyes on You
Taken from their bio:
St. Lucia is what happens when the long and bleak winters of New York recede and summer emerges; giving birth to memories of childhood holidays, faded photos of exotic places and the dream of recapturing this. Inspired by his homeland of South Africa, his journey through the UK and relocation to Brooklyn, St Lucia could reference the sonics of Temper Trap, or the infectiousness of Empire of the Sun, but ultimately it is a wall of atmospherics crafted with an inordinate amount of time-consuming precision.
St. Lucia – Closer To You