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SuperSymmetric Release Mesmerising Synthpop Track “Dawn”

SuperSymmetric is a project with a very signature dark synthpop sound that is inimitable and unique. This sound is literally nothing like you’ve ever heard before and apart from being very artistically well crafted it is also polished to perfection. Their most recent track “Dawn” is in fact taken from the EP with the same title and is part of something bigger and greater that allows this authentic style to be communicated even further.

“Dawn” starts off with pulsating and swelling synth sounds together with a steady beat that set up the rich intricately textured backdrop in preparation for what’s to come next. A few seconds later, the sonorities get even richer with smooth vocal melodies in combination with some interesting harmonic changes. Later on in the song there is also a brief break followed by even more changes in texture and developmental content. Overall there is something quite dark about the sound of this song but that added element of mystery adds a lot of depth to its character and makes it even more intriguing. The way all the synth sounds, digital elements and vocal lines come together creates something truly unique and one of a kind. Definitely worth checking it out!

-Sarah Marie Bugeja

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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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Alain Bonus – Hit My Phone: Good Vibes Only.

Alain Bonus is a Trap, Melodic Hip Hop mastermind currently residing in Newport Beach, California, US. This ground breaking underground artist definitely won’t be a fixture in LA’s underground rhythm & blues scene. He gets to boast undeniable charisma along with his enviable skills as a singer, song writer and record producer.

All of his deft talents combined produced one hell of a hit with Hit My Phone. It’s packed with the traditional keyboard analogue synth effects that make this Trap track come to life amidst the sonorous guitar strumming. The inspirational new artist infuses his music with upbeat messages to inspire the next generation of Trap lovers. It’s a far cry from all of the bitter contempt that’s normally flowing around the Trap scene. Instead of falling into the slightly cheesy end of the genre, he uses his charisma to dominate the tracks with admirable lyrical ability.

Bonus released his new track Hit My Phone was released earlier Nov’ 17 and it’s no wonder that it’s going down as an international storm.

Check out Alain’s new track Hit My Phone on the Soundcloud link below!

https://soundcloud.com/alainbonus/hit-my-phone-prod-ab

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Accidental Allies Create The Perfect Union With Adorable Fever


What you really think Accidental Allies are all about depends upon which thread you pick at first. Start one end and they are a synth-pop act doing a spot of avant gardening, start somewhere else and they are an acoustic act building electronic platforms underneath deft, classical guitar lines. Others might think of them more as a dance band heading off into more progressive territory, or a soul band having embraced a futuristic vision of what the genre might become.

The reality is that they are all of those things or none of them, they might be a wide-ranging eclectic mix or a very singular roadmap towards their own musical destination. Not that it really matters, it is only when you try to write things down, to turn music into words that you come up against the limitations of language. Until they invent the right words to properly describe what is going on here you will just have to access their world via your ears and imagination. It is a world of interesting musical choices, mercurial stylistic blends, genre hopping and genre splicing, why would you try to capture that in word form?

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The Disappointment Choir Give Us All “A Quid’s Worth Of Free Advice”

The Disappointment Choir is a duo with some very original and intriguing ideas, mixing pop with indie and a hint of an 80s feel, making their music very difficult to categorise or label, which is exactly what makes their sound so authentic and distinguishable from the rest. They have something new to offer and they can definitely think outside the box. With their combination of synth and electric piano sounds with guitar and a steady groove, The Disappointment Choir explore and deliver a sound which is not only unique but which also effectively portrays their synergy as a duo with one artistic vision.

Taking the spotlight above the electronic pop texture are some strikingly singable melodies which all lead to the catchiest of choruses, clearly delivering the meaning behind the song title, “ A Quid’s Worth Of Free Advise.” This song is in fact taken from their second self-produced album “Vows” which has just been released and is showing everyone that Katy and Rob are on to something and working hard to lead music into a new and fresh direction which not only features a blend of past and present sounds but also some well crafted lyrics blended in with an authentically unique pop sound.

-Sarah Marie Bugeja

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Mind Cinema release stellar music video for ‘Sleep Clinic’

Mind Cinema is a rather unique musical project that combines the appeal of pop with the edge of rock music and the modern aesthetics of electronica. The project’s recent single, Sleep Clinic, starts with a mellow, intimate mood. The beautiful piano chords and sparse female vocals are a recipe for success, with a moody and somewhat dramatic feel.

The song later open up with some hypnotic beats and beautiful synth swells that feel like waves crashing on an empty beach on a hot summer day. They are slow, deep and heavy, yet there is a lot of movement.

It’s definitely worth mentioning the stellar music video to this song: the highly cinematic images really match the song’s unique sound and the visual storytelling keeps the viewer glued to the screen in a very special way.

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MARK’s ‘Lost Perspective’ explores five unique love stories expressed in five different ways.

There is nothing that screams summer like a good hook and a crisp beat. On “Glassheart”, MARK set out to showcase his vocal skills and his great approach to songwriting, with a song that feels catchy and creative. The tune has strong ties with modern EDM, with awesome side-chained synth bursts, deep beats, and punchy melodies.

I particularly love the edgy pitch-shifting effects, adding something unique to the textures of this driven track.
The lyrics to the song are romantic and introspective, yet MARK is able to truly bring some energy to the table. This is one of the tracks that begs to be listened to at loud volumes.

His vocal skills are truly spot on, not only because of his ability to reach a broad dynamic range with his lead vocals but also because of how he can complement his main vocal hooks with some truly great harmonies with an open feel.

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A&R Factory Present: Jay Pray

Today Connecticut’s Jay Pray reveals the gripping, moody, lovelorn official video for fan favorite I’d Go Anywhere (Do Anything), which premiered with Northern Transmissions. The Wild Honey Pie also debuted the full album stream earlier this week, offering fans an early glimpse into Jay Pray’s repertoire.  

Justin Romanos learned how to make music growing up in rural Connecticut, both by playing and by recording in his own makeshift home studio. During college at Drexel University’s Music Industry Program, he found a home with like­minded peers, and gained the nickname, “J Pré.” He honed his craft by continuously writing, and spent much of his time in the close ­knit Philadelphia basement community, where he fronted the indie rock band SHMNS. After graduating college in 2014, he moved back to Woodbury, CT to regroup, refocus, and reinvent himself as a musician. He spent the last two years writing and recording songs for this album as well as many, many others that may never see the light of day.
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A&R Factory Present: Joy Downer

Joy Downer is the new project from Joy Bishop and Jeff Downer, a married duo out of  Los Angeles, CA. Inspired by duality; themes of light and dark, man and woman, mind and matter collide to set the backdrop of the sound.

Their danceable debut single, “Caught In Your Spell,” is a jangle pop love song  that opens with a shimmery, dreamwave synth and is anchored by buoyant drums and groovy rhythms. All the while Bishop’s saccharine voice sings a story of obsessive intentions ending with triumphant blasts of trumpet.  

“Have you ever met someone that made you dance the fine line of being a stalker and letting that person know you’re interested?,” says Bishop about ‘Caught In Your Spell.’

The song is off their debut EP, Radio Dreamer, which was recorded and produced by Rob Kolar (of He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister and KOLARS) at his home studio in Echo Park.

Website – http://joydowner.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/joydownermusic/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/joyydowner

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/joydowner

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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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