Toronto-based ambient electronica artist Steve Nicosia has released his latest cinematically transcendent single, Cotton Candy Sky, which immortalises the sunset that inspired the tranquil melodies.
The accordant guitars cutting around the melodic chiptune beats ensures that Cotton Candy Sky possesses enough momentum to pull you through the progressions and keep you engaged with the rhythmic ambling of the instrumentals. It is a rarity that we can call instrumental electronica soundscapes soulful, but in Cotton Candy Sky, the energy and emotion of awe at natural beauty truly resonate. Nicosia weaves soft, colourful hues throughout the delicately tropic single; to resounding effect.
With plenty more releases planned, Nicosia, who made his debut with the release of his EP, Retrospective, in October 2020, is undoubtedly one to watch.
After starting to make music for the first time just at this horrid pandemic started its endless web of destruction in March 2020, Formless worked on many tracks but ‘Brainwaves‘ felt different and he just knew that this was the one.
Formless is a sixteen years-young indie pop/dance singer-songwriter and music producer. He makes that real atmospheric experience which has you looking above to the sun-lit sky, to search for those ideas you have kept hidden in your imagination for too long.
This is a bass-packed journey which has so much likable bounce and intrigue, which shows us his immense potential. With a vivid imagination – you feel the electric energy floating into your mind – to make you wonder where your special spark is hiding, in this rather strange planet.
‘Brainwaves‘ from the youthfully talented indie pop/dance artist and music producer Formless, is a story all about not getting that reply when you need it most. You feel like the world has gone mad and you are looking for that natural boost to get your mind working perfectly again, as you wonder where it will come from. You sent a close one a letter to help but as you wait, you wonder if you will ever be the same again.
Stream this fine new single on Soundcloud and see more on IG.
Manchester-based alt-indie electropop artist and producer Rorys Aspect has released his arresting EP, Lifesaver, featuring the standout synth-pop track, Social Anxiety, which comes with spacey 80s vibes and the most candid lyricism you will hear this year.
With shoegazey guitars and just as much reverb on the vocals, the raw nature of the lyricism loses some of its sting in the choral trippy tones that are prolific in tracks from Manchester’s greats such as the Stone Roses, the Chameleons and the Charlatans.
The self-produced track is unequivocal proof that Manchester has another revolutionary in its midst. As a fellow Mancunian, it is all too refreshing to hear an indie artist not falling into the process of assimilation.
You can check out Rorys Aspect’s latest EP by heading over to Spotify.
The highly accoladed artist and electronic composer Nathan Maurice has started his new project under the moniker Lorenz System. His latest release is the 4-track EP Sonne, which delivers deconstructed downtempo EDM beats with ambient lo-fi hip hop kicks.
The perfect introduction to his ambiently absorbing electronica style is the lead track, Yobuko which starts by spilling choral guitar tones before the beat kicks in and carries you through the cathartically sun-kissed instrumental soundscape. The soul that emanates from the release is practically unparalleled in the realms of ambient electronica; vocals are surplus to requirement with the evocative pull of the melodies.
Lorenz System’s debut EP is now available to stream via Spotify.
With her seductive style and snipingly clever lyricism, up and coming artist, songwriter and producer Yona Marie has exactly what it takes to become the Peaches of RnB. Her interstellar hit, Take Me to the Moon, dropped on June 21st; it is the perfect introduction to her devious yet undeniably soulful class and style.
Any fans of 90s and 00s RnB will feel right at home in the empowering energetic single that follows a female protagonist trying to bank on her social capital while contending with lavish hunger. In essence, it’s a soulful affirmation that if you can get it, you’re worth it.
You can check out the sensual sassy grooves in Take Me to the Moon for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.
With a kind tone which certainly feels like she knows that something needs to end but doesn’t want it to, Zasxee shows us her incredible DIY talents on the latest single release that will put you into a thoughtful trance called ‘Hemingway‘.
Zasxee is a striking indie alt-rock multi-talented singer-songwriter, music producer, cat lover, bassist, and music engineer. She makes a blend of hypnotic music mixture of treats that has you moving into a new world – as you feel her dynamic skill-set right next to you- that has your curious ears feeling warm and healed from the blustery coldness outside your creaking door.
Her lyrics are smartly written and has you quickly wrapped into a rather strange mood, as you turn up the volume so you can fully immerse yourself into her mindset. This is a wondrous effort that has you so reflective – her vocals leads you away from the darkness and instead seated by the window – so that you may get that fresh air needed for your brain to function properly again.
‘Hemingway‘ from the youthfully promising Zasxee and her cute kitty cat Piper, is a lovely song that is packed full of intrigue. Her vocals are hard to hear at first as she mysteriously locks you into her stunning spellbinding spell of wonder. This is a track to play when you feel a a bit down after a break-up and need some further inspiration to brush off the pain – so you may confidently move forward with your life. To quickly find a new path that was meant for you and not one that was slippery like before, is the only way to avoid those temptation-filled pitfalls of doom.
Hear this lovely new single on Spotify and see more on her IG channel.
With plenty of popular releases already under his belt since making his debut in 2018, there was a fair amount of expectation on Joize’s latest single, Choices, it’s safe to say that he has raised the bar once more with his reggae vibes and vibrant danceable beats.
A single can rarely speak to your rhythmic pulses as much as it speaks to your soul, but this sweetly seductive release resonates mind, body and soul. Through his RnB Reggae vocals and the glitchy bass-dubbed trip-hop beats, Joize created the ultimate summer RnB playlist staple.
As he atmospherically advances our mindset with a smoothly cut freestyle-type of track to transform our constantly changing moods into the much-awaited holiday season, Marsalis imagines the party-filled summer with his beautiful crush on the road trip to ‘Mexico‘.
Marsalis is an emerging Atlanta, Georgia-based music producer, Georgia State University student, audio engineer, hip-hop artist, and brand owner. He is a skilled performer who shows us his experienced production techniques that were born from his hard work and self-belief, in his ever-increasing abilities.
”Marsalis is focused on creating new waves of music that are just as enjoyable as artistic. From creating dark moody vibes to creating summer soundtracks, he is an experienced producer who is a part of the new wave of artists that create soundscapes, as well as perform on them.” ~ Marsalis
‘Mexico‘ from the burgeoning Atlanta, Georgia-based music producer and hip-hop artist Marsalis, is a testament to the positive outlook that has him thinking of better days away in an exotic country, to get away from it all for a while. He displays impressive ability behind the mic with a gritty and eloquently smooth delivery, that is fused with such a memorable voice that you can’t easily forget. This feels like the start of something special for the GA native who seems to have all the right tools in the box, to create something great.
Hear this new single on Spotify and follow the journey on IG.
With his much-anticipated new album ‘Mirror For A Miracle‘ on the way soon and after moving into the solo universe lately, Evida returns with his latest hit single that eloquently sums up the current climate in his troubled homeland of South Africa called ‘Demons‘ (feat. Luna Florentino).
Evida is a highly skilled Johannesburg-based Afro-pop/Euro-dance solo project from the multi-talented and award-winning music producer, singer-songwriter, and much-respected South African artist Liam Jones.
”Originally a group project, Liam is now striking out on his own as his brother and partner, chose to focus on their personal lives.” ~ Evida
With a sensationally striking beat that brightly lights up your sluggish mood like a match on petrol, you feel the rare quality swirling into your curious mind as you take a step back to immerse yourself in such a high class single. The vocals are crisp and pure, with supremely articulate lyrics that are so honest – and let you into the mindset of self-aware souls – who know where they are headed in this strange rat race.
‘Demons‘ (feat. Luna Florentino) from the excellent Johannesburg, South Africa-based music producer/singer-songwriter and two-time SAMA (South African Music Awards) nominated artist Evida, is a treasure chest of truth that opens up with an unlatching of lyrical and beat-making skills, that captures your imagination so vividly. These are two quality artists who know that the demons are hunting them, but choose to rise up consummately above it all, to find their true path instead of finding the easy way out like so many weakly do.
This is one of those true summer classics that needs much more love as we all fight through the darkness inside our easy to-grow selfish souls – to find that self-enlightening light within – to be better in all aspects of our life.
Stream this world class new single on Spotify and see more of his gold-finding adventures via IG.
After the fine neo-classic indie-pop release ‘Cinderella’s Fancy Eyes‘ from May 2020, Fade returns with the car-sliding adventure-filled new single that will have you in a curious spin named ‘City Rides‘.
Fade is a Cuneo, Italy-based multi-skilled classical and electric guitarist, pianist, and music producer. He seems to transmit such a creative air of breathless energy into his music, using his incredible skills to constantly be evolving all the time.
After starting his artistic journey when he was just six years old, he has fused into an expressive artist who’s experience in jazz and love for electronic, has made him such a wondrously unique musician.
”The young Italian musician has a large-coverage-distance music culture, from the greatest artist of the past to the most pop and electronic ones of our days. With his music, he’d like to represent the common point between 2000s popular music and 60’/70/80’s lyricism.” ~ Fade
With a dance-filled vibe that has you thinking about your past late-night missions to places you never thought you would go – as you groove with the party-inspired tune – and are dazzled with the effortless tone, that just feels so captivating on your intrigued senses.
‘City Rides‘ from the creative Cuneo, Italy-based Fade, is such a vivid story about the traps of the night that can really bleed you dry. The control can go and things can get wild – as you wonder where the road shall lead you – if you let things loose and forget to regain your mind from the easy-to-catch temptations.
Stream this fresh vibe on Spotify and see his IG music page for more visuals.