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Sub Caesar drop fierce soundtrack to light up your speakers with a futuristic winner called ‘Do You Like Our Owl?’

With possibly the most rampaging and mysterious single around as we speak, Sub Caesar certainly shakes off any unhelpful crumbs of self-doubt away for good on ‘Do You Like Our Owl?

Sub Caesar is a Dutch indie electronic music producer who makes those deliciously processed gems that are always giving your body that groove to survive this odd world.

The title refers to a scene from the classic sci-fi cult movie ‘Blade Runner’, when Deckard (Harrison Ford) first meets Rachel at Tyrell Corporation HQ. An artificial owl is featured in the lobby. “Do you like our owl?,” Rachel asks. The mini dialogue that follows is also featured on the Blade Runner score by Vangelis, that I must have played a million times.” ~ Sub Caesar

Opening up the volt with a truly throat convulsing metamorphosis that shall take your breath away into a chamber of mystique on this Sub Caesar classic bone-rattling experience, this is a turn on and repeat moment to treasure.

But my true love at that time was with bands like Pink Floyd, Genesis and Electric Light Orchestra. Space opera’s, symphonic and progressive rock. My father was a professional player in a symphony orchestra. So I also heard a lot of classical music when I was young. Even now I can not resist adding strings to a track. I love how they glue everything together, and how you can create so many atmospheres and emotions with them.” ~ Sub Caesar

Do You Like Our Owl?‘ from the mightily skilled Dutch electronic music producer Sub Caesar shows us the artificial world and then takes it all away from us in a split second. With expert sniper proficient production precision, this shall open up your eyes and gradually take you to a tornado-like dance floor that is filled with whoever you want inside.

If you need to wake up to what is actually going on. This is the soundtrack to glide cautiously inside.

Turn this up loud on Spotify and check out more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Felix Kay moves on forever from the distant connection with powerful EDM release, ‘Surrender’

Using his financial skills to the max in every facet comprehendible, Felix Kay has dropped a surefire banger that shall slap the sense right back into your face again on ‘Surrender‘.

Felix Kay is a Vancouver, Canada-based indie electronic artist, film producer and writer who just seems to improve after each track.

As a ghostwriter, Felix has helped edit, update and contribute to many manuscripts, teleplays, and screenplays. He has also helped with other early stages of movie and television development.” ~ as per the article on airplaydirect.com

Slicing the tires without even trying that hard, Felix Kay is in heavy form with a thunderbolt of electricity that might shock your senses awake.

Surrender‘ from Vancouver, Canada-based indie electronic artist, film producer Felix Kay, is a booming experience for anyone who needs a fresh start. After certainly feeling the harrowing climates lately that have burnt a massive gap between two former close companions, this is a striking song for us all.

Packed with a seriously stomping beat, this is a track made with monumental proportions that make force you to rethink everything. Life is all about being happy about the humans you connect with.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more vibes on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Highly acclaimed UK filmmaker/musician Brother Mercury swims deeply inside his dreams with ‘Human Submarine’

Taken off his recent 7-track album ‘Barmecide Reality‘, Brother Mercury knows no one is perfect in this wild world that can snap your smile off like a twig on an innocent tree with ‘Human Submarine‘.

Brother Mercury aka Roozbeh Tavakoli is a London, UK-based alternative musician/music producer and award-winning filmmaker behind the well-received title from 2020, Lost and Spaced.

He reflects the distortions of reality and turns them into sonic, spellbinding waves that penetrate the mind. The music fuses Rock and Electronic genres in a dramatic and experimental style with large soundscapes and haunting melodies.” ~ Brother Mercury

Slicing through the bones of humanity with expert butcher-like skill and precision, Brother Mercury hits our emotions for six with a smashing song that has been made with the utmost care and conciseness that warrants this to be one of the more fascinating entries ever.

Human Submarine‘ from the UK alternative musician/music producer and award-winning filmmaker Brother Mercury is a terrifying track for those who are afraid of what is next. With a dystopian aura that might shake your whole body from its core, this is a song made for here and now.

With a myriad of issues that are currently burning the world, this is a quite sensational single made from an authentic genius who has perfectly illustrated current times.

Go underground on Spotify and see more vibes illuminate on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hyson Bluff fights his way through the gusting weather that turns into a dangerous ‘Typhoon’ (Gale Force Version)

Showing us that traumatic moment when you think that going under is the only option available amongst the rapid dangers, Hyson Bluff emerges alive but has those scars that will never be forgotten with ‘Typhoon(Gale Force Version).

Hyson Bluff is a London, UK-based indie electronic artist who was formally behind the Hong Kong-based sound art project, Yum Cheok.

Presented in increasing levels of severity: tropical depression < monsoon < gale force.” ~ Hyson Bluff

With a scintillating edge of excellence that shows us all the expertise of an enlightened figure who has bravely developed his sound, Hyson Bluff is on top form with a glorious showing that will surely cause a reflective state of mind to emerge from the waters of doom.

The first single Typhoon comes in three versions of increasing intensity, in line with the language of storm classification. The song casts a turbulent relationship as a violent storm, and draws on a real life experience of being washed up along with this partner in a storm swell during a particularly rocky time.” ~ Hyson Bluff

Typhoon(Gale Force Version) from London, UK-based indie electronic artist Hyson Bluff, takes our whole soul into a world where finding that safe space is the only mission. With a skilled production that reminds you of those timeless songs that are played for generations, this is a cinematic experience to get lost in if you don’t have your compass on hand for guidance.

Calming those seas with your fighting spirit is the only thing you can control when the wicked winds show their ugly side.

Hear this fine single on SoundCloud and see more on the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

UK producer, Audio Jacked has revealed another soulful floor-filler with Not Me That’s Broken, featuring Jessie Wagner

You only need to look at the title of Not Me That’s Broken to know Audio Jacked isn’t your average electronica grifter. By building his big room house track around emboldening substance and soul; he allowed emotion to drive the momentum just as much as the monolithic basslines and powerful breaks that rhythmically knock you off-kilter before the hooks pick you back up again.

Jessie Wagner had her work cut out for her keeping the progressive pace; between her vocal dynamism and the clear connection to the lyricism, she was arrestingly triumphant.

This may only be Daniel Puddick’s third release as Audio Jacked but the experienced UK musician and songwriter has been enriching the EDM scene since the 90s, and his finger is just as firmly on the big melody pulse as it ever was.

Not Me That’s Broken is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Prepare to be torn from passive slumber with Cielo Pordomingo’s orchestral alt-electro feat of world music, Wake Up

Here to tear us from our jaded slumber with her spiritual synthetics is the alt-electro trailblazer, Cielo Pordomingo, with her latest single, Wake Up.

‘Enlivening’ scarcely cuts into the alchemy that the composer, singer, and producer used to reflect her soul in the orchestrally heightened single. It’s Europop meets Depeche Mode via Bond soundtrack with a classical chamber outro; need we say anymore? If we want to do Cielo Pordomingo justice as a lyricist, definitely.

Wake Up is far more than your average cry to people letting their lives pass them by. Pordomingo practically takes you by the hand to guide you through your awakening while addressing the problem of our tendency to waste existence by branding it as just another day. At this point, if she started a cult, I’d jump right into it.

Wake Up is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Yarsha exposes the hypocrisy of reality in his harsh electro-pop earworm, Run Coward

The Zurich-based Italian alt-electro originator, Yarsha, has followed his seductively eccentric debut single, Do you wanna dance, with the even more gloriously existentialist alt-electro pop single, Run Coward.

Under anyone else’s orchestration, Run Coward would be a cold and harsh track. Yet, with the inclusion of his personably playful vocals on the Powerman 5000-Esque analog synths, Run Coward doesn’t just hit the rhythmic spot. It tempts some serotonin to spit across the synapses too.

While the haunted synths and nasty electro-industrial discord set the caustic tone to reflect the insidiousness of the rife injustice on our planet that is more akin to the Christian depiction of hell, the cuttingly contemporary lyrics extend the gift of resonant antagonism. We all need more affirmations that the world is messed up beyond rhyme or reason. Especially when they are as infectiously upbeat as Run Coward, and the rest of the world is at work gaslighting us into believing that our fatalism isn’t a sign of sanity.

Here is what Yarsha candidly had to say about his latest release:

“This world is f…ed up. It’s full of hypocrisy on every level. I wrote this song in 2015, mentioning the war in Ukraine when almost nobody knew it was happening. Nobody knows that the Dalai Lama’s son was kidnapped by the Chinese government. Still, it was in many newspapers and tv shows. Assange exposed just the reality and cruelty of facts, and the US is treating him exactly like Putin treats his enemies.

I’m not finger-pointing them; I’m finger-pointing me. I’m the coward. When I see and know all this, what do I do? Nothing. I’m watching Netflix, playing music, and having fun. It’s a struggle to live in such a world: can we do anything to stop this? Or is it better to just run from it and enjoy the good time that pure luck gave us?”

Run Coward was officially released on July 8th. Hear it on SoundCloud.

Follow Yarsha on Facebook and Instagram, or check him out on his official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Montana electro soul act Desperate Electric turns the past issues into positive vibrations with ‘Stay’

Knowing that despite the intermittent problems that occur in relationships, there is always that communication that leads to those good times again, Desperate Electric has dropped the disco gem to get involved with called ‘Stay‘.

Desperate Electric is a Montana, USA based indie alternative electro soul duo who makes music that is so catchy, it will be stuck in your head all day.

”’Stay’ is about not hiding behind your problems; staying, facing the music, and dancing through it. Breaking generational habits, while forging a creative career path, is quite the undertaking, but struggles are easier if we work through them together, and can move forward being the best version of ourselves for the people around us. It’s not about constantly beating yourself up for the mistakes of your past, it’s about growth, and leaving to love yourself and see your self worth even when you’ve made mistakes. Take your pain, learn, and then throw a dance party.” ~ Desperate Electric

Memorable bands have the extra edge that defines a generation. Desperate Electric is that band who has this rare quality in much abundance and shows their electrifying aura to maximum effect with a masterclass performance.

Stay‘ from Montana, USA based indie alternative electro soul duo Desperate Electric is a fine track made with a real energy that lets you know that life is best if you deal with any problems without fuss. Performed with a groovy technique that shall get your fingers clicking and your head nodding, this is a song that might get you into the mood to get dancing.

Laced with that sensational vitality that all excellent songs possess, this is a speaker sizzler you can’t surely forget easily.

Hear this wonderful new track on Spotify and see more news on the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Timothy and the Apocalypse drops one of 2022’s best electronic anthems with ‘On the Run’

After previously shocking us awake with the trippy single ‘Adventures of a Nymphoid Barbarian – 9 Theory Remix‘, Timothy and the Apocalypse melts our emotions down to dust with the sensational track to gaze into the sky with while you are ‘On the Run‘.

Signed to Mass Experience Records, Timothy and the Apocalypse is a Sydney, Australia-based indie electronic artist and music producer.

The world, according to Timothy, is a whirling dervish of multihued sonic landscapes differing in textural terrain with psychedelic light and shadow consistently at play.” ~ Timothy and the Apocalypse

Showing us what classy music sounds like in this rather challenging world, Timothy and the Apocalypse displays such majestic greatness and further cements the notion that sunny Australia has the best sounding music on planet earth right now.

The producer from Sydney has been steadily building a catalog of music that quietly rises above the fray. So much so that he’s garnered the attention of and signed with Universal.” ~ Timothy and the Apocalypse

On the Run‘ from Sydney, Australia-based indie electronic artist and music producer Timothy and the Apocalypse is an absolute gem from all angles and sizzles the speakers until they glow rather radiantly. With a pulsating beat, sensual vocals and an overall vibe that will get that dance floor buzzing with excitement, there is something rather special on offer here.

Music heals all wounds – if you turn up the volume – and close your eyes, letting it lather all over your whole body.

Simmer inside this timeless single on Spotify and follow the dream on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Kasey Butler – Love Like That: No Indie Alt-Pop Artist Has Worn Scorn Better

Kasey Butler

“You’re the darkest daydream in my mind” is one hell of an opening lyric; the poetry doesn’t falter from there on out in Kasey Butler’s latest progressive indie hit, Love Like That.

From a folky, vocally flooring intro into a fiery scorned proclamation of contempt for the people that send our orbits off-kilter to the tune of massive EDM pop beats, Love Like That is a summer stormer that just keeps on raging.

Ingraining even more gravitas, there is also a touch of theatrical piano-pop sewn into the hit around the arrestive orchestral swells. In every conceivable way, Kasey Butler constructed the perfect pop hit. It keeps you guessing; the monolithic shifts in tone and momentum happen as easily as breathing and that voice… That mindfully poised voice wrapping around the earworm choral lyric, “I know you don’t have dimension, broken heart was your intention, forgive me I was naive”. It is safe to say we are hooked.

Love Like That will officially release on June 30th. Get it in your ears via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast