A journey through Utopia FM...

Berlin-via-London electronic artist Bearcubs has been through some changes.

Swapping his home city for the German capital, he's learned about his own capabilities, pushing his art forwards in the process.

New album 'Early Hours' is out now, a selection of gorgeous electronic pieces, fusing digital production with R&B melodies.

An exploration of mood and texture, the record invites an open conversation with the listener, something exemplified in his ongoing podcast series, also called Early Hours.

Bearcubs comments: "Since moving away from England I've been thinking a lot about communication and connection, especially with my friends spread out in different places across the world, as the only way to contact them was through messages or video calls. It's basically me looking at all this technology we have now and asking whether it can ever really fill the void when someone's not there with you in person."

Crafting an exclusive mix for Clash, Bearcubs has dialled up a journey through an evocative realm, one that acts as a cross-section of his interests and a statement in its own right.

He comments: "I imagine my ideal soundtrack to a post Corona world through 'Utopia FM'. A future radio station that connects music from all around the world spanning different cultures and genres with interlude fragments of pirate radio, conspiracy theory and religious radio stations."

"I've tried to switch up the mix format and make it seem as if you are listening in on a live broadcast, because I think we are all needing this kind of connection to the real world at the moment."

Tune in now.

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Leon Vynhall - Ice Cream (Chapter VIII)
Dexter - Up! Kaytranada - Scared to Death
Jessy Lanza - Lick In Heaven
Gal Costa - Pontos De Luz
Bob James - Angela
Asnakech Worku - Sak Bleh Askegn
Jai Paul - Do You Love Her Now
Susso - Ansumana
Mndsgn - Yahlubba(nnu)
Earl Sweatshirt - Tisk Tisk / Cookies
Knucks - Home
Charles Wilp - Exotic Dance (Haruomi Hosono Remix)
S. Janaki - Enthan Kannil
Floating Points - Requiem for CS70 and Strings
HNNY - Hej
Clair du Lune - Isao Tomita

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