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White Night Release Slick Hazy Indie Track “Golden Heart”

When you have your roots in two of the coolest cities on the planet, namely Berlin and San Francisco, it follows that something musically interesting is on the cards, just by virtue of having soaked up a certain creative vibe which hangs in the air of such cities. Golden Heart is a wonderful mix of slick 80’s pop and a modern hazy indie sound which seems to channel those past musical glories.

It is built on a wave of beautiful understatement and elegant strings, funky beats and gorgeously ethereal vocals which seem often to be happy just to punctuate the music rather than dominate it. If music ever summed up the places it inhabits then White Night are the perfect example, the classical grandeur of the old world meeting the exploratory nature of the new, the tight, electro-pop of the German musical story meeting the looser spirit of the American west coast. But this isn’t music which in anyway sounds retro because of its influences, if anything it is more forward thinking than any of its contemporaries and that is the perfect evolution for pop music.

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Plastic: Another Monster Hit From The English Duo Black Fun Surgery

If you want to get the feel of what good music sounds like, then Black Fun Surgery’s latest hit- Plastic is the music to listen to. What can I say? This track is simply off the hook. For music lovers who love a combination of hard rock and electronica, you wouldn’t go wrong to listen to this fine tune that is currently rocking the airwaves. Yes, there are good music but “Plastic” by Black Fun Surgery beats them all.

Although this amazing electro Goth duo have stayed away from the music scene for quite some years now. They make a resounding comeback with this tune that promises to give music lovers that tingling feeling they wouldn’t want to recover from.

If you think the lyrics to this incredible song was lit, wait till you listen to the crazy beat that accompanies this fine music. You will simply be left breathless by the magical production that went into this track. Yes, the group black fun surgery is an indie group looking for the breakthrough to the big stages, but with this monster hit- Plastic, they have simply made a statement that they are ready for the top.

While their single Spectralia has success in 2016, Plastic promises to surpass their previous milestone. And with many radio stations currently airing this scintillating track, it wouldn’t be long before Plastic start topping popular charts. If you love energy in a music, then this is the one for you. The energy in this music is on a whole new level.

According to the duo, Plastic is a song inspired by a fake world where they feel the desire to celebrate their uniqueness through music. The lyrics of this hit track is a testament to the message they want to send out there. While Electro Goth is a very popular genre in Germany, Black Fun Surgery have owned this genre and taking things up a notch with their latest track “Plastic.” Are you having a bad day and looking for a track to burst the adrenaline in you? Instead of sliding in some boring old track, why not revel in the euphoria of Plastic? Without mincing words, Plastic is the ultimate mood changer. Slide in this tune and thank me later.

Like I said earlier, this music is currently enjoying massive airplay. This explains why it has earned its place as number 7 on the ReverbNation UK’s electronica chart.

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Tyc’s Track ‘Now Or Later’ Has Something For Everyone

While it’s nice to get lost in an emotion or to experiment with an unfamiliar aesthetic, musicians know better than anyone that sometimes you need to be taken on more of a journey. TyC is an artist who can bring you from Point A to wherever you need, even a few places you may not know you need. Now Or Later is a song that starts with acknowledgments of longing. There’s no speed to it, no dance, no energetic expression, just a cool and calm explanation of sympathy. We’ve all needed a song like this before. TyC has other plans for us though.

When the chorus hits, the mood changes in a way that isn’t easily defined. Between the unpredictable beat, the almost tropical upbeat instrumentation and the soulful delivery of the vocals, Now Or Later passes the listener through a mixed crowd of different feelings. By the time you make it out to breathe in the next verse, the song is a completely different setting and the feeling is beyond oversimplified themes. At this point, it’s not about where we’re going or even where we are. This is a song that takes you for a ride and that’s more than enough reason to pump the volume and enjoy yourself. Featuring Sonny Step, this track has something for everyone.

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PREMIERE: Sammy’s Cult Nights Release A Brand New Single “Tear Me Down”,

Sammy’s Cult Nights just released a brand new single titled “Tear Me Down”, taken from the project’s recent release, “Haunted House Party”.

This single will most certainly take you by surprise with its haunting atmosphere, deep textures and lush melodies – The genre is hard to classify. Is it indie-pop? electro-rock? Industrial? New Wave? Perhaps a little bit of all of the above, or maybe none of them at all, but it doesn’t really matter – the sound is what’s worth focusing on. On “Tear Me Down’, Sammy’s Cult Nights managed to create a truly huge sound based on remarkably simple elements. The drums are present, yet very essential, while the synth sweeps have a nice retro vibe. The guitar lines bring presence to the mix, waving in and out of the picture with a ghostly feel. The vocals are tastefully produced and arranged, with lots of reverb and pleasant saturation. You’ll certainly enjoy getting lost in this surprising track.

I love the fact that this single is particularly ambitious, yet it remains quite down to earth. In spite of the higher stakes in this production, Sammy’s Cult Nights remained refreshingly direct and intuitive in his songwriting approach.

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Molto Fresco’s soulful dance jazz-pop ‘A Fresh Delight (You Bring Me)’

Although an album called Ain’t That A Beach Party Vol. 2 is going to put all sorts of preconceptions in the mind of the potential listener, even before the first notes have been released into the summer air, A Fresh Delight, which can be found in this compilation, manages to rise way beyond any notions of throw away seasonal hits. Instead it revels in a sort of elegant jazz delivery put to a joyous house beat but even rises beyond that with a smoky and languid vocal sitting contrastingly over the vibrant beat below.

It means that there is something for everyone here depending on how you approach the song. Those looking for a party will find a groovesome track with a great vocal, perfect as part of the soundtrack to your summer fun but approach from a different angle and you will find a fantastically soulful jazz-pop vocal being driven towards more commercial waters one beat at a time.

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TYC release dope new Single – All 2 Myself

It’s all about paying your dues and TyC has certainly done that. After establishing his name as part of the band Carousel he has spent the last few years honing his production skills and song writing craft by shadowing and working with a wide and diverse network of artists and labels. The time now felt right to put his own release out and ahead of the forthcoming ep, the track All 2 Myself acts as a musical teaser and calling card for what is to follow.

And it is an intriguing mix. The ghosts of eighties electro explorers loom large over the song for sure but the more immediate vibe is a slick and sunshine fuelled west coast dance vibe. Add to that big production values, innate pop infectiousness and a polished modernity to his approach and you have a song that not only knows where it comes from but also sure as hell knows where it is going.

It is a busy sound with rock guitars and pulsing bass lines blending effortlessly with the more usual dance-floor elements but through clever production and a careful approach to space, nothing is lost and even the subtlest of sounds has its moment in the spotlight. Now that’s value for money.

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Words: Dave Franklin

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A&R Factory Present: Jamie Light

Emerging UK singer Jamie Light is proud to unveil debut single “Lies”, released independently via his own label, Ninth Park Records . The self-penned and produced track immediately stands out with its catchy hook and Jamie’s soulful vocals laid over glitchy electro beats—stemming from the singer’s love of electro music and the R&B/soul he has been influenced by since his early years.

“I always wanted to mix glitch elements with R&B to give my music a unique vibe and the result was ‘Lies’, which I wrote about a previous situation”, Jamie says of the track. “The song is about confronting the demise of a turbulent relationship and moving on when you can no longer gain anything from being in it.”

“Lies” is available to stream now and is the first single to be taken from Jamie Light’s forthcoming debut EP, RITUALS, scheduled for release in June. Keep up to date with all future releases and news by following Jamie and Ninth Park online:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamielightt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jamielightt/

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/jamielightt

Website: http://ninthparkrecords.co.uk/

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A&R Factory Present: Alba

Alba presents her latest release titled “Life of a Bird” a song that is all about moody melodies and emotional vocals that combines the track into an epic piece of “Nordic Noir” vibed indie pop.

Anni Sinilahti, who goes by the artist name ALBA, is a singer-songwriter and producer from Finland. Her artist name was inspired by a meeting with an old man whilst travelling through Morocco, who told her that the name would bring her fortune in life. After leaving Finland at the age of 16 to busk in the streets of London, ALBA returned to her home country to work on her solo releases and write for other artists.

To date, her cover of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love me like you do’ has gained over 300,000 plays on Soundcloud and her latest collaboration ‘One and Wild’ with DJ and producer Tarmo has been played more than half a million times onSpotify. Her musical influences vary from indie names such as Fever Ray and the Knife to pop artists including Britney Spears and Tove Lo.

In 2016 ALBA met producer Aleksi Kiiskinen aka MAULWURF and they wrote and produced her upcoming single in one sitting. One could say that it was music at first sight. This debut single, ‘Life of a Bird’ is due to be released in February 2017

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A&R Factory Present: The Sunset Kids

The Sunset Kids are a unique Canadian Electro Folk/Dream pop music duo created in early 2013 by Josh Palmer (Guitar, Synths, Vocals) and Ally-V (Synths, Vocals). . Beyond providing energetic performances throughout the country, they share their enthusiasm and passion for music and film. Nominated for best Independent Music Video at the 2016 HMMA’s ( Hollywood Music in Media Awards). Their merits as artists also extend internationally, all their main official videos have been produced in California in collaboration with videographers and other crew members from the TV series Breaking Bad.

Ally V , grew in post Soviet /post Berlin wall Siberia, with no money and political unrest for years. She later immigrated to Saskatchewan Canada and her cinematic eye and musical ears were inspired by her journey to Canada. Her other worldly experiences bring a uniqueness to the Sunset Kids music and videos that’s all their own. The Kids make exciting Electro Folk music and also Cinematic music videos  and short films. For their live show they combine this cinematic eye for a multimedia experience with video projection.

The Sunset Kids have become well known for implementing visual art during their performances.  This comes in the form of original videos that capture the attention of their audience by mimicking the essence and mood of their music. To date, The Sunset Kids have played nearly 100 shows, including local, national, and international venues. The Sunset kids are heavily influenced by the New-Wave and Synthesized Sounds of the 80’s and folk pop of today. Their music represents a blend of many genres, from folk to synth electronic and indie.

Other than the most recent Music Video Nomination, one of their exciting milestone was the release of their first EP Seventh Sky on March 23, 2014 in front of a Los Angeles audience at the famous and Historic, House of Blues HOB on Sunset BLVD. Thanks to the overwhelming crowd response.  In fact one of the last performances their before the legendary club closed down.

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A&R Factory Present: Dear Jane

With druggy atmospherics and plenty of low end, Temporary Bed is quintessential lo-fi R&Bass – what happens when an icy, heartbroken femme fatale decides to record a song in her bedroom. Vibes.

Off the self-titled debut Dear Jane, Temporary Bed like the newly released 6 track EP is a moody escape from reality with a destructive female we all know just a little too well. Production by Nico Cary, Rafael Casal & Dahlak Brathwaite.

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