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Nej!las’ – Future Resolutions

The best music paints pictures, acts like a virtual and instantaneous set builder for a theatre act or suggests a scene from a film yet to be made. If this is the case then Resolution conjures a playground of dystopian hi-jinks, of night times on the decaying streets, of subversion and protest, of industrial wastelands and underground nightclubs, of shadows and neon, light and shade taken to it’s extremes. It is the collision point of the sound of brutal industrial machinations and transient, clinical digital languages, the distant humming of the modern world and the poetry of decay. It is a distant, disembodied opera, which echoes from our technology reflecting the detachment and unease of the world around us.

It is easy to see where they come from, where some of their references lie, but the ability to shape those influences into new statements about the world they find themselves in and comment on where it may be heading is all you can ask of them.

At eight and a half minutes, Nej!las’ dark and creeping instrumental feels more like a soundtrack than a song, it broods and bruises and feels otherworldly or at least futuristic. Not all music needs to be friendly, resolved or positive and if you like music which puts you on edge, makes you think and takes you to other worlds, then this is as great and terrible as it gets.

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Kuzo – Mirage: Sunset Vibes, A Postcard from LA

Kuzo is possibly the freshest act on the Electro Pop scene today. The LA based duo are currently hitting up the underground with their euphoric minimalist beats & pensive lyrical style. Their latest track Mirage follows a seamless progression that you’d be all too happy to listen to as you drive into the sunset. The vibrant beats have a transcendent quality behind them, with poignant lyrical layers for your mind to unravel as you get lost in the music. It’s the perfect mix of downtempo and trance to create music that will motivate even the most melancholic of people to dance. Fans of LCD Sound System, M83, and London Grammar are highly recommended to check out this track.

It’s almost impossible not to be moved by the duo’s impeccable first class sound infused with their striking sleek and sultry image. Electro fans are insatiable for their sound which they have finetuned since their earlier debut hits. With mirage they’ve undoubtedly made their anthem, it’s ridiculously catchy, and comes with the demand that you don’t just listen to the track once.

Check out Kuzo’s latest hit Mirage via the SoundCloud link below:

https://soundcloud.com/kuzo-music

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Amber Peri Electro-Pop Track “Her”

Amber Peri’s voice may be one of the industry’s best kept secrets. Her voice in all its complexity begins delicate and airy on her single, “HER,” then in fiery red demands your attention while affectionately reminding you, “I’m no her, I’m me tell me who you see.”  She achieves all the ambiance of a grown but sexy anthem of independence in this vocally charged track.  The slow-burning track stares down the notion that love has to be reciprocated, while reminding would be suitors; the past is the past. It’s the perfect mixture of vulnerability with assertiveness.

When Amber’s voice echoes melodic tones throughout the track it’s as if she’s acknowledging love while simultaneously agreeing it’s okay to heal. Her voice is captivating over a perfectly melodic instrumental. The soundtrack coupled with Amber’s beautiful voice creates a masterpiece of sound; it encapsulates a beautiful spectrum of experiences with remarkable concision. A solid track.

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Finnish Artist Aino Elina Releases Video For “Rukous”

Aino Elina’s type of music is exceptionally beautiful and unique to her to start with. Aino delivered nothing short of class in this song. This music genre is like those therapeutic song that’s rooted in the celestial archive of the electro pop sound.

There was total voice control throughout the duration of this song. With an amazing pitch and vocal power, Aino further made it clear that she’s really the star to watch out for in the music industry. I wish I understood the language she sang the song in, but nonetheless I absolutely enjoyed the music from start to its finish.

This song naturally came with that surreal power of its own. When you listen to the instrument and beat of the song at start you would think it’s Garry Jones rendition of Mad World. If you enjoy listening to New age music then this song might just be the next favourite song on your playlist irrespective of the fact that she sang her song not in English language.

Generally, I really would like to see what Aino next song will sound like because I can’t really say if she’s more of a new age or electro pop singer yet.

This is a nice song and y’all I trust you guys will agree with with on this that this song is just perfectly produced.

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Lilian-Debrah.

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Another Strange Electro Score From The Indycas

Mollywhopp is a strange musical beast but then looking at the back catalogue of The Indycas, they are strange musical creators who seem to revel in and excel at making such mercurial music. Sitting somewhere between futuristic film score, ambient electro, otherworldly symphony and the sound of a computer learning to write music when know one is looking, it is indeed a beguiling experience.

There is a pent up energy running through the track, the feeling that any moment now something dramatic will happen to diffuse and resolve the whole thing as it relentlessly weaves strange alien sounds through classical sweeps and brooding cellos through boisterous beats. Non other than Alfred Hitchcock said that the difference between action and suspense is whether the bomb you saw under the table in act one goes off or not. Which one Mollywhoop turns out to be I will leave up to you the listener.

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ETCHES: Strumming Their Way To The Top

The days of storytelling may be a lost art, lyricism, and genuine songwriting may be all but extinct these days; and while we sit and scratch our heads over today’s music we have to ponder of what or who exactly is up next? Enter Etches’ and their single “Human Façade,” a strumatic instrumental with very little instrumentation but a very strong bassline. A pivotal story of sexual exploitation and the effects of being viscerally reactive versus proactive.

It’s a good track, actually it’s a great track with a somewhat skeletal bass that slowly rises to a climatic progression. The lead singer is impassioned and embodies a sound of true artistry; couple that with the musical score they have managed to create – and this may be one of the best culminations of simplistic sounds and musical elements I’ve heard in a long time. Their sound is progressive rock, psychedelic harmonies, and electro/pop bass lines and to be honest they remind me of a modern day, Tears for Fears. Their sound is infectious and can’t wait to hear more of the musical ear-gasm that for now we know as Etches.

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Dance Music For Night Creatures

Before gothic music took a strange turn into the dystopian, cyber-punk sub-genre of metal that it became, it was something very different. As the punk barriers where kicked down, what came charging through was not a horde of year zero guitar slingers but clubland kids in strange make-up, clutching broken keyboards which they rewired to their creative will. And so in the bright dawn of the post-punk era this strange new breed made strange new music built of keys and drum machines and driven by dance beats rather than big guitars.

In many ways Broken X’s Never Abiding feels like one possible pathway from that scene which was never fully explored. That generic gene splicing of dark thoughts and vibrant beats, futuristic visions and primal urges, the myriad possibilities of a gleaming future mixed with the creeping doom of the past that juxtaposition of technology and drive and its dark musical underbelly. Broken X capture all this elegantly and on the strength of this mercurial and exploratory track, checking out their latest ep, Zombies of The Night is, as they say, a no brainer.

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Dawn: Music From Berlin That The World Can Fall In Love With

Earlier this year Dawn (Dawn Music from Berlin) hit us with a 7 minute track that will make you revaluate every electronica track you’ve ever listened to. His ground-breaking track ‘Abyss’ reaches into your subconscious without your permission, and takes you on a transgressive road of empyreal chaos with its complex experimental and analogue sound.
The German’s certainly do have the rest of the world beat when it comes to any form of electronic music, Dawn from Berlin is no exception. He’s been creating, producing & remixing music since 2000 and has become a household name in Germany for his progressive style, dabbling with techno, electro & experimental. He’s also known for his mixing talent and has in the past worked with; Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, New Order, Mutemath and many others.

Abyss is futuristic yet reminiscent of the traditional electro style. There’s almost a ‘War of The Worlds’ sound lingering throughout the progression of the track. It’s upbeat sounds are teased with trepidation in the perpetual drone that’s present throughout the track, as it ebbs and flows with flawless breakdowns to leave you at the edge of your seat. As you’d expect with a longer track, it hits you like a tonne of bricks, the music is orchestrated with so much vivacity that it’s impossible not to become immersed.

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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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